May 122017

Key West Art & Historical Society’s Second Annual Papio Kinetic Sculpture & Art Bike Parade rolled through downtown Key West on Saturday, featuring some two dozen Kinetic Sculpture Floats and Art Bike entries crafted by people of all ages. Co-produced by Wonderdog Studios, the annual rolling cavalcade is held in honor of the late Key Largo folk artist Stanley Papio, a rebellious welder-turned-artist who explored recycled materials long before it was hip to be rusty. An exhibit of more than 100 of Papio’s sculptural objects and three-dimensional constructions are now housed in a permanent KWAHS exhibit at Fort East Martello Museum in Key West.

Papio celebration events began on Friday evening with a porch party at the Custom House Museum and continued into Sunday with Kinetic Kids Day at Fort East Martello Museum. Presented by Key West Art & Historical Society and May Sands Montessori, the afternoon of activities included games, slingshot rockets, hula hoops, crafts, face painting, a waterslide, bake sale, hotdog and lemonade stands and live music. Photos by Carol Tedesco.

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 May 12, 2017  Posted by at 12:25 am Issue #218, News, Special Event  Add comments

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