Feb 032017
 
Key West Art & Historical Society Hosts Weekly Drawing Sessions at Fort East Martello Museum

Select your medium of choice and join Annamarie Giordano in Life Drawing sessions at Fort East Martello on Tuesdays and Fridays through March 31 from 11am-2pm. Her three-hour workshops, featuring nude models in short and long poses, are open to all levels of artists. “Life Drawing is the art of drawing the human figure and bringing it to life,” says Giordano. “Every pose is a new challenge and adventure in learning perspective, angle, and light. Regular practice sharpens your drawing skills of observation and your [continue reading…]

 February 3, 2017  Posted by at 12:14 am Art, Issue #204, What To Do No Responses »
Jan 272017
 
Save The Date: SALT Gallery to Exhibit Lincoln Perry’s New Work: Special Preview Party on February 4

SALT Gallery welcomes the public to a special preview of new works by acclaimed artist Lincoln Perry from 6pm-8pm on Saturday, February 4 at their 830 Fleming Street location. Celebrated for his murals and edgy narrative figure paintings with saturated palettes and multifaceted architectural compositions, Perry’s SALT Gallery exhibit will feature more than a dozen oil pastels on paper that highlight his interest in abstraction that maintains a figurative element. The intertwining figures he offers both “manage or fail to connect,” he says, suggesting “murky [continue reading…]

 January 27, 2017  Posted by at 12:10 am Art, Issue #203, What To Do No Responses »
Jan 202017
 
Friends of KW Library Jan. 23 Curt Richter

Famed photographer Curt Richter to speak at lecture series On Monday, Jan. 23, the Key West Friends of the Library welcome Curt Richter as speaker at their lecture series. The talks take place at the Key West Theater, 512 Eaton St. Admission is free. The presentation is at 6:00 p.m., but seating begins at 5:30 on a first come first served basis. Richter has spent many years visiting Key West getting to know its people and its arts community. He has captured the city’s uniqueness [continue reading…]

 January 20, 2017  Posted by at 12:37 am Art, Issue #202, What To Do No Responses »
Jan 202017
 
Thomas Mann Workshop: Registration Now Open

Register Now for workshop held on February 8 & 9, 2017, 9:30-4:00 each day Registration is open for the Thomas Mann Found Object Sandwich Workshop hosted by the Key West Art Center. This renowned jewelry artist will teach a two-day course on Personal Pin Making – The Photo Assemblage Brooch. Students are encouraged to bring photographs (old or new) and found objects such as buttons, heirloom jewelry or materials they find on the streets or in nature, and industrial materials (chain, electronic parts, etc.). These [continue reading…]

 January 20, 2017  Posted by at 12:20 am Art, Issue #202, What To Do No Responses »
Jan 062017
 
William Welch Painting Demonstration at the Key West Art Center

Friday January 13, 2017 4:00 – 5: 00pm Internationally known Key West artist, William Welch, returns to the Key West Art Center on Friday, January 13th for a painting demonstration at 4:00 pm. He will demonstrate the dot/dash brushwork of the impressionists, painting a floral arrangement in acrylics. William has spent the last decade following a nineteenth century painter’s path throughout Europe, concentrating in Normandy, northern Italy, Provence and Portugal. Welch’s recent show at the Galerie Blanche in Giverny was a successful display of his [continue reading…]

 January 6, 2017  Posted by at 12:36 am Art, Issue #200, What To Do No Responses »
Dec 302016
 
Carol Munder’s Photogravures Featured at SALT Gallery: Exhibit Preview on January 7th

In our speedy, digital world, Carol Munder is a photographer of a rare kind. Her photogravure images are based on a 200-year-old method of image-making, a sophisticated photomechanical processes she has been investigating since 2003. Her newest photogravures will be revealed in an exhibit throughout January with a special preview on Saturday, January 7th from 6pm-8pm at SALT Gallery on 830 Fleming Street. Unlike a photograph, where the image is typically made directly on photo paper in the darkroom, the photogravure image is made when [continue reading…]

 December 30, 2016  Posted by at 12:28 am Art, Issue #199, What To Do No Responses »
Dec 232016
 
LAST CALL-- Photographer Jeffrey Cardenas at SALT Gallery

THROUGH THE LENS OF A MASTER: Pilchards in the Mud Keys is among the images exhibited at SALT Gallery on 830 Fleming Street in Naturalezas Gemelas: Twins of Nature or featured in a limited edition book by the same name by award-winning photographer Jeffrey Cardenas. The exhibition, which runs throughout the month of December, features photographs of the “sister sanctuaries” of Cuba’s Parque Nacional Guanahacabibes and the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary and celebrates a conservation accord signed by the United States and Cuba late [continue reading…]

 December 23, 2016  Posted by at 12:30 am Art, Issue #198, What To Do No Responses »
Dec 162016
 
Stock Island Woodworkers/Artists Carve Their Way into the Pages of a Hemingway Novel

Island art collectors take note: on December 15th and 16th from 5pm-8pm and Sunday the 18th from 10am-5pm, a pop-up gallery with a speakeasy feel will open its doors for an exhibit featuring “Old Key West” artists, ranging from the acclaimed late folk artist Mario Sanchez to the wood artist Karen Wray. In addition to Sanchez are Makiki and Jay Gogin, present-day furniture builders Jimmy Wray and Kris Roehrig, painters Molly Goodwin, Martha Cook and Tobias MacGregor, and metal artist/jeweler Pamela McLeod. Adding to the [continue reading…]

 December 16, 2016  Posted by at 12:26 am Art, Issue #197, What To Do No Responses »
Dec 162016
 
This Week in the Arts Dec. 15-21

Florida Keys Council of the Arts Cultural Calendar Thursday, December 15 – Wednesday, December 21 Visit keysarts.com, Cultural Calendar for more listings and events throughout the Keys. KEY WEST ARTIST EXHIBITS/RECEPTIONS Thursday, 6 PM Walk on White, Exhibitions & receptions at galleries & shops along White St, including Artists @ the Armory, Harrison Gallery, Stone Soup Gallery. Stock Island Woodworkers/Artists Thursday, Friday & Sunday Safe Harbour Marina down the dock from the Hogfish 305-923-4778, collectionskeywest.com THEATER Thursday – Sunday Nutcracker Key West Tennessee Williams Theater, [continue reading…]

 December 16, 2016  Posted by at 12:22 am Art, Issue #197, Literature, Music, Special Events, Theater, What To Do No Responses »
Dec 092016
 
Call to Artists for the 2017 Annual Anne McKee Fine Art Auction!

Don’t Miss the opportunity to participate in the annual Anne McKee Artists Fund Auction set for Friday February 10, 2017, at Studios of Key West, with returning auctioneer Tom Luna. This is the only auction where 50% of the funds raised from your artwork is given back to you and the other half is donated the fund. The Anne McKee Artists fund then provides grants to visual, performing and literary artists for a grant based project of up to $2000. The Anne McKee Artists Fund [continue reading…]

 December 9, 2016  Posted by at 12:53 am Art, Issue #196, What To Do No Responses »
Dec 092016
 
This Week in the Arts - Dec. 8-14

Florida Keys Council of the Arts Cultural Calendar Thursday, December 8 – Wednesday, December 14 Visit keysarts.com, Cultural Calendar for more listings and events throughout the Keys. KEY WEST ARTIST EXHIBITS/RECEPTIONS Friday, 6 PM Eric Anfinson Calendar Release Party Salt, 830 Fleming St., Key West 305-896-2980 Friday, 8 PM SLIDESHOW The Studios of Key West, 533 Eaton St. tskw.org Saturday, 9 AM Holiday Artisan Fair The Studios of Key West, 533 Eaton St. tskw.org THEATER Saturday & Sunday Dec. 10-11 & 14-18 Nutcracker Key West [continue reading…]

 December 9, 2016  Posted by at 12:52 am Art, Issue #196, Literature, Music, Special Events, Theater, What To Do No Responses »
Dec 092016
 
Painter Eric Anfinson’s 2017 Calendar Release Celebrated at Salt Island Provisions

With only a few weeks left of 2016, it’s time to consider how you’ll document and organize your upcoming year. On Friday, December 9th, SALT Gallery invites the public to join them in celebrating artist Eric Anfinson and the release of his 7th annual calendar of paintings from 6pm – 8 pm at their location on 830 Fleming Street. A curated selection of the artist’s work from the year prior allow collectors and fans and a chance to live with one of his paintings every [continue reading…]

 December 9, 2016  Posted by at 12:40 am Art, Issue #196, What To Do No Responses »
Dec 022016
 
Cuban and Florida Marine Sanctuary Essences Captured in SALT Gallery Exhibit by Photographer Jeffrey Cardenas: Special Preview Party on December 3

If you’ve ever wanted to catch a glimpse of Cuba’s western coastline and its surroundings, now’s your chance to see its unspoiled beauty via the lens of a master. SALT Gallery welcomes the public to a special preview of “Naturalezas Gemelas/Twins of Nature”— the “sister sanctuaries” of Cuba’s Parque Nacional Guanahacabibes and the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary— with a series of images presented by award-winning photographer Jeffrey Cardenas from 6pm-8pm on Saturday, December 3 at 830 Fleming Street. The SALT Gallery exhibition celebrates a [continue reading…]

 December 2, 2016  Posted by at 12:34 am Art, Issue #195, What To Do No Responses »
Dec 022016
 
This Week in the Arts Dec. 1-7

Florida Keys Council of the Arts Cultural Calendar Thursday, December 1 – Wednesday, December 7 Visit keysarts.com, Cultural Calendar for more listings and events throughout the Keys. KEY WEST ARTIST EXHIBITS/RECEPTIONS Thursday, 5 p.m. Works by Lucy Paige -Opening Reception Debra Butler Design Studio, 612 Fleming St., Key West Thursday, 6 p.m. First Thursdays Art Walk From Studios of Key West at Eaton and Simonton to Guild Hall Gallery on Duval and galleries and boutiques in the 500 Block of Fleming , including Members Exhibition [continue reading…]

 December 2, 2016  Posted by at 12:30 am Art, Issue #195, Literature, Music, Special Events, Theater, What To Do No Responses »
Dec 022016
 
Last Call: Go "Back In Time" with Key West Art & Historical Society

Melody G Moore and Bob Bowersox channel historic elegance in preparation for “Back In Time” – Key West Art & Historical Society’s formal fundraiser with a history twist- set for Wednesday, November 30 from 5pm – 10pm. Break out your timely fashions and celebrate the 125th Anniversary of the Custom House with an evening of revelry and cocktails on the veranda of the island’s architectural crown jewel located on 281 Front Street followed by dinner, music, and dancing at the Westin Resort. Party proceeds will [continue reading…]

 December 2, 2016  Posted by at 12:28 am Art, Issue #195, What To Do No Responses »
Nov 252016
 
Last Chance to See Rebecca Bennet's Work at Salt Gallery

“Blue Shutter,” oil on oil paper, 7.5” x 11”, is among 20 realist abstractionist oil on paper paintings by artist Rebecca Bennet currently showing at SALT Gallery on 830 Fleming Street. Bennett’s exhibit —proving popular among collectors and newcomers alike—features more than 20 small realist abstractionist works of oils on paper framed in shadow boxes, highlighting her deft plein-air ability to merge light, space, memory, and observation via the geometric forms of Key West’s cottages and homes. Gallery owner Jeffrey Cardenas features a new artist [continue reading…]

 November 25, 2016  Posted by at 12:34 am Art, Issue #194, What To Do No Responses »
Nov 252016
 
Blackburn to Show Photographic Works

Local photographer Larry Blackburn will show his photographic works on Friday, December 2nd as part of the First Friday Upper Duval Art Stroll. The exhibit, entitled “Absence and Presence of Color” will feature new photographs of familiar sights around Key West as well as images captured in the South American country of Ecuador. The photographs are printed on different media types including canvas, metal, metallic paper and acrylic and they make wonderful gifts. The exhibit will take place inside of Duval Square at 1075 Duval [continue reading…]

 November 25, 2016  Posted by at 12:30 am Art, Issue #194, What To Do No Responses »
Nov 252016
 
This Week in the Arts Nov. 24-30

Florida Keys Council of the Arts Cultural Calendar Thursday, November 24 – Wednesday, November30 Visit keysarts.com, Cultural Calendar for more listings and events throughout the Keys. KEY WEST ARTIST EXHIBITS Wednesday Nov. 23- Sunday Nov. 27 International Sand Art Competition, Friday 2 PM: Treasure Dig Casa Marina, 1500 Reynolds St., Key West www.sandartkeywest.com Friday 1 PM Sip & Shop with ZEN by Karen Moore Jewelry Uva Wine Bar, 519 Fleming St., Key West zenbykarenmoore.com and Saturday 1 PM at Green Pineapple, 1130 Duval St. Key [continue reading…]

 November 25, 2016  Posted by at 12:24 am Art, Issue #194, Literature, Music, Special Events, Theater, What To Do No Responses »
Nov 182016
 
2017 McKee Fund Events

The Board of Directors of the Anne McKee Artists Fund, Inc. announces the date of Friday, February 10, 2017 for their annual fine art auction. This year, the auction will take place at The Studios of Key West. Doors will open at 7:00 p.m. and the auction, led by Tom Luna, will begin at 8:00 p.m. Champagne and desserts will be included in the $25 ticket price and there will also be a cash bar. The auction preview will be from January 30th until February [continue reading…]

 November 18, 2016  Posted by at 12:28 am Art, Issue #193, What To Do No Responses »
Nov 112016
 
Deb Kik Painting Demonstration at Key West Art Center, Friday 11-11-2016

Deb Kik oil painting demonstration at Key West Art Center Friday, November 11, 2016 4:00 pm, following Art Center Member Meeting at 3:30 pm Key West Art Center, 301 Front St., Key West Local artist Deb Kik will demonstrate her oil painting technique to the membership of the Key West Art Center after their monthly meeting on Friday, November 11th. Kik, who exhibits at Sodu Gallery on Duval St., enjoys experimenting with various mediums and artistic styles. Kik especially enjoys portraiture. After finding that almost [continue reading…]

 November 11, 2016  Posted by at 12:18 am Art, Issue #192, What To Do No Responses »
Nov 042016
 
Salvador Dali Exhibition Coming to Key West!

SALVADOR DALI: THE ARGILLET COLLECTION Key West’s Venerable Key West Gallery Presents the Art Event of the Season. Collection on Exhibition & Available for Acquisition November 7th, 2016 through November 12th, 2016 Special Appearances by Madame Christine Argillet Madame Christine Argillet to accompany rare and extraordinary collection of Salvador Dali’s and Pierre Argillet’s collaborative works of original etchings, Aubusson Tapestries & original watercolors. Key West Gallery, Key West’s most prestigious fine art gallery, is proud to announce its presentation of Salvador Dali: The Argillet Collection. [continue reading…]

 November 4, 2016  Posted by at 12:42 am Art, Issue #191, What To Do No Responses »