Award-winning kinetic sculpture float creator Frank Conlan, shown here enjoying the view from “Fiah Twuck,” a Baltimore Kinetic Sculpture Race creation, will appear at the Custom House Museum Friday, May 5 at 6PM for a special Key West Art & Historical Society Distinguished Speaker Series presentation, followed by a short champagne reception on the porch. The self-taught artist and Baltimore Kinetic Sculpture Race veteran will discuss the history of the Baltimore race, its association with the American Visionary Art Museum and some of the in’s and out’s of creating kinetic sculptures.
The Distinguished Speaker Series project is sponsored in part by the Helmerich Trust and 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 Marriott Key West Beachside Resort. Admission is free. Advance registration is required as seating is limited: kwahs.org/education/distinguished_speaker_series; For more information contact Adele Williams, Director of Education, at 305-295-6616, x115. Your Museums. Your Community. It takes an Island.