Apr 142017
 
Putting a Spin on it: Papio Ambassadors prepare for Papio Kinetic Sculpture Parade

The Papio Kinetic Sculpture Parade was created in honor of the Florida Keys rebel folk artist Stanely Papio and is sponsored in part by the Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council of the Arts and Culture, and the State of Florida. Additional support provided by the Monroe County Tourist Development Council, Historic Tours of America, Margaritaville Key West Resort & Marina and Southernmost Beach Café. Your Museums. Your Community. It takes an Island.

 April 14, 2017  Posted by at 12:30 am Issue #214, News, Special Event No Responses »
Apr 072017
 
Kinetic Tiger and Artist’s Kin to Lead Second Annual Papio Kinetic Sculpture Parade

Kinetic Tiger and Artist’s Kin to Lead Second Annual Papio Kinetic Sculpture Parade—Some Tigers pounce, some (like Tigger) bounce, and one is soon to roll as Grand Marshal of the Key West Art & Historical Society Papio Kinetic Sculpture Parade. Monroe County School District IT Director Joy Nulisch has been selected as a “Papio Ambassador,” a title accompanied by cash support to aid in crafting her concept – a Glynn Archer Tiger look-alike kinetic sculpture float. The soon-to-be kinetic cat, which Nulisch is building along [continue reading…]

 April 7, 2017  Posted by at 12:22 am Art, Issue #213, What To Do No Responses »
Mar 172017
 
Papio's Pals Kick in K’s for Artist and School Efforts in Upcoming Kinetic Extravaganza

Historic Tours of America has wheeled its train into the “Papio’s Pals” station with a $2500 donation to Key West Art & Historical Society. The funds are earmarked to sponsor five artists eager to put their engineering genius to play in the creation of kinetic sculpture floats for the upcoming second annual Papio Kinetic Sculpture Bike Parade, set for May 6. Inspired by and named for the late Keys artist Stanley Papio, a humorous rebel metal-artist who explored the value of recycled materials long before [continue reading…]

 March 17, 2017  Posted by at 12:26 am Art, Issue #210, What To Do No Responses »
Mar 032017
 
Key West Art & Historical Society Offers Stipends for Kinetic Coaches in Schools

The Second Annual Papio Kinetic Sculpture and Art Bike Parade is set for May 5-7, and the Key West Art & Historical Society seeks artists to help students in schools prepare and create dynamic moving artworks using STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) principals. Selected artists will receive a $1200 stipend to conduct a brainstorming session and two three-hour workshops with students at two different schools, presenting information on kinetic art principles and application, and team mobile sculpture idea development and production. “Artists will [continue reading…]

 March 3, 2017  Posted by at 12:22 am Art, Issue #208, What To Do No Responses »
Feb 242017
 
Papio Ambassadors Sought: Artist in School Stipends Offered for the Key West Art & Historical Society’s Papio Kinetic Sculpture Parade

Are you an artist with a knack for engineering and teaching others the nuts and bolts of how things work? Does kinetic and recycled art make your heart spin? The Key West Art & Historical Society, steward to the island’s art and history, is preparing to celebrate its Second Annual Papio Kinetic Sculpture and Art Bike Parade, set for May 5-7, and The Society is looking for artists for its STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) outreach program that focuses on kinetics . “Artists [continue reading…]

 February 24, 2017  Posted by at 12:38 am Art, Issue #207, What To Do No Responses »
May 132016
 
Getting Ready for the Parade: Virginia Wark's Artbike

Virginia Wark glues cd’s to “Whirly-Giggles,” her art-bike entry for this Saturday’s Key West Art & Historical Society Papio Kinetic Sculpture Parade. “It was a last minute inspiration,” said Wark, whose seemingly endless well of inventiveness has enlivened many a Key West happening. “A friend gave me the cd’s and I thought, ‘what have I got and what can I do with it…’ I love that in Key West the kind of thinking that turns trash into art is celebrated and encouraged.” Registration to participate [continue reading…]

 May 13, 2016  Posted by at 12:22 am Art, Issue #166, What To Do No Responses »
Apr 292016
 
The Papio WHAT? 5 Fun Facts About the Stanley Papio Kinetic Sculpture Parade

Key West Art & Historical Society brings the island’s creativity to a new level of celebration with its inaugural Papio Kinetic Sculpture Parade on Saturday, May 14th, with additional festivities on Friday and Sunday as well. Here’s the low-down if you’re just now tuning in: 1. LET’S GET KINETIC! It’s a family-friendly, art-inspired, human-powered, mobile sculpture and art-bike parade! Think art with parts that move. Watch the one-hour cavalcade on May 14th wind down Duval Street, or BE in the parade (register first at papioskineticparade.com) [continue reading…]

 April 29, 2016  Posted by at 12:15 am Art, Issue #164, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Apr 152016
 
A Passion for Papio: Historian Sharon Wells and Her Story of Stanley

Artist and historian Sharon Wells knows a good thing when she sees it. In 1982, the then state historian for the Historic Florida Keys Preservation Board received a phone call from fellow historian Love Dean: Key Largo folk artist Stanley Papio had died and the fate of his work was in question. Wells hopped in her car and drove up to mile marker 101 to document what the rebellious welder-turned-artist had left behind. Wells had heard of Papio and his yard towering with old car [continue reading…]

 April 15, 2016  Posted by at 12:26 am Art, Issue #162, Special Events, What To Do 1 Response »
Mar 252016
 
Free Workshop Offered to Papio Kinetic Sculpture Parade Participants

A free workshop offering technical information on kinetic know-how, kinetic ideas and resources to support float-building will be offered Saturday, April 2, from 10a.m. to 1p.m. at Coast, 6404 Front Street, Stock Island, for individuals and teams planning to peddle or perambulate in the upcoming inaugural Papio Kinetic Sculpture Parade, a three-day celebration of art bikes and human-powered moving sculpture set for May 13-15, 2016. Created and presented by the Key West Art & Historical Society, the parade is inspired by and named for the [continue reading…]

 March 25, 2016  Posted by at 12:08 am Art, Issue #159, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »