The Keys Blast from Ed Krane & Friends May 14, 2018
"Happy Photos"

"Just Plain Interesting Photos"

Pt 5 of our THREE Simultaneous On-Line Photographic Exhibitions Each Week: "Just Plain Interesting Photos", "Happy Photos" & "Rare Older Photos". 
2018 Key West Paddle Board Championship
Samantha Usina leads David Hutchinson, pedaling his "Queen of Dragons" creation past the Custom House Museum on Saturday during the Papio Kinetic Sculpture and Art Bike Parade. Hutchinson took the "Green Machine" award and trophy for his work, which he made completely from recycled materials including bubble wrap, blue tarps, water bottles and previous sculptures.
Carol Tedesco's Photo Feature from the 2018 Papio Kinetic Sculpture & Art Bike Parade
Pam Folsom at GingerBread Square Gallery

Fran Decker has All of Her Artists with New Spring Exhibitions

William Welch

Paul Carmichael

Some of the Artists in this Issue

Tree Planting ; More Below in the Weekly City of Key West & MCSO Sections
Above "Diving Board#1" by Ciara Rafferty Oil on Perspex 36"X48" (R) "Miami Ready" by Lizzie Gill Mixed Media Oil on Canvas 46"X60"

Our Weekly "Hamptons Arts & Culture Section" : This Week Roman Fine Art in East Hampton New Exhibition / Reception May 26th. "Pastime / Time Passed"
Executive Contributing Editor Peter Arnow's "Photos of the Week"  FKCC 57th Commencement Ceremony (More Below)
WOMANKIND Celebrates National Women's Health Week with May 17th Event (More Below)

Pt. 3 of 3 Hazel Griffiths : Artist, Fashion & Jewelry Designer, Creative Director for Photo 
Shoots, & Art Columnist

Skipper Kripitz May Schedule inc. Headlining at 5/22 with CRZB's  at Virgilios .  With Raven Cooper at Blue Heaven 5/19.

Photo : Carol Tedesco
ART CAMP by KWAHS (More Below). 

Next KWAHS "Distinguished Speakers" May 17th. with Laura Albritton & Jerry Wilkinson : Talking and Giving a Slide Presentation from their book "Key West's Duval Street" : Fascinating Stuff ; get your tickets early for this one (More Below). 
REEF RELIEF "Coral Camp 2018" (More Below)

Rock Solomon Headlines at First Flight Out (Formerly Kelly's) May 14 for the Monday Murder Mystery Dinner
Karen Beauprie

Susann D'Antonio

Sharon Wells

Sandy Sun

Fla. Keys Council of the Arts Exhibition "Colors of Spring"
"Lil Conch House" by Elizabeth Millett

The Artists of Guild Hall
Antonio Rodriquz

Helen Harrison

The Artists of the Key West Art Center
Jane Washburn

Just A few more of the Many Artists in this Issue

Coffee Mill Dance Studio "DanceWorks 16" May 18 & 19 at the Tennessee Williams Theater Featuring "Young Dance Collective" MUST ATTEND (More Below)

KWAHS Heritage Awareness Diving Seminars in June (More below in their Weekly Section)
Hummingbird by Kerry Hoeppner (Wood & Coconut)

At The Reef by Mark Yeoman
 The Florida Keys Council of the Arts" Exhibitions at GATO "Colors of Spring" and "Tamiami Trail : In the Beginning" Hangingn for the Next Few Months  (More Below)

Howard Livingston & the MM24 Band

One of the Artists that always gives time and funds to the OceanFest is Wyland

MOTE's Photo Feature Part 3 : 8th Annual OceanFest 
Photo by Armida Averette

Antonio Rodriquz : He also makes the Lobster Traps Frames

Part 4 of the Artists of Guild Hall Gallery

The Extraordinary Amount of Exhibitions/ Classes & Events at KWAHS. 

TSKW for May's "First Thursday" on May 3 Opened 4 New Exhibitions : Rick Worth, Lucy Paige, Kate Divoll, & "Papaloko" Afro Roots Festival Featuring Haitian Artist Jude Thegenus

WWW.MILEZEROKEYWEST.COM Treats us to a Photo Gallery on The 2018 Papio Kinetic Sculpture & Art Bike Ride. Thanks Johnny & Caroline


The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends ; Going out to over 7865 Each Week.  In This issue (May 14, 2018) Pt. 5 On-Line Photographic Exhibitions "Happy Photos" & "Just Plain Interesting", Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony 5/18 Bayview Park 5:30P, Pam Folsom Exhibition at GingerBread Square Gallery + 50% Off on ALL John Kiraly Serigraphs, Frangipani / Harrison Gallery & Lucky Street Exhibitions, The City of KW Plants Trees, Our Weekly TSKW / KWAHS Sections, May Exhibitions from TSKW Featuring Rick Worth / Lucy Paige /Kate Divoll/ & PapiLoko, KWAHS Main Exhibitions "That's Outrageous" Featuring Captain Outrageous, Our Weekly "Hamptons Arts & Culture" Section Featuring this week Exhibition /Reception from Roman Fine Art 5/26 Featuring "Pastime / Time Passed" with Artists Ciara Rafferty & Lizzie Gill, Mary Lou Hoover Event May 22, "Photos of the Week" from Executive Contributing Editor Peter Arnow, WWW.LUCILLEKHORNAK.COM  , WWW.FLA-KEYS.COM & their May Keys Traveler, WomanKind event 5/17 to celebrate National Women's Health Month, Pt 3 Hazel Griffiths,
Native Plant Sale Sat. 5/19 KW
Tropical Forest & Bot. Gardens,
Photo Feature from MOTE's

  Next MCSO Animal Farm Open 5/13 1-3p, Skipper Kripitz Gigs inc. 5/13 Jazz in the Gardens, KWAHS Art Camp, Reef Relief Coral Camp, TSKW Summer Art School Ages 8-13, Next KWAHS "Distinguished Speaker" 5/17"KW Duval Street" by Laura Albritton & Jerry Wilkinson, Rock Solomon "Monday Murder Mystery Dinner at First Flight (Formerly Kelly's) 5/14, WWW.MYSTERYFESTKEYWEST.COM 6/22-24, Our Good Friend World Renowned Classical Pianist Svetlana Smolina Teaches, Scott Marischen & Friends 5/20 Jazz in the Gardens, Fla. Keys Council of the Arts Exhibitions at GATO "Colors of Spring" & "In the Beginning : Tamiami Trail", Artists of Guild Hall, Artists of The Key West Art Center, Coffee Mill Dance Studio 5/18 & 5/19 at TWT,
KWAHS Heritage Awareness Diving Seminars, WWW.CFFK.ORG Only a Few more Days for Art & Cultural Grants,

Louie Anderson 9/30 at KWT + Other Listings, KW Library Features Author Solange Ritchie "Firestorm", Zazoo Photo & Art Gallery with Guest Appearance Don Oriolo 5/19, AnnaMarie Giordano "Life Drawing Workshops" Tues. at Ft. East Martello, WWW.ABSOLUTELYAMAZINGEBOOKS.COM , Keys Last Stand, WWW.DOITKEYWEST.COM  & their Extensive Calendar of Events, FKSPCA's Aqua Idol Every Tuesday, Photo Feature of the Basilica School 5K Run /Walk, Key West Wildlife Center, Tennessee Williams Museum, Mike Mongo's Book "Astronaut Instruction Manual, Key West Gallery Presents Lisa Wilson and D. Arthur,  WWW.KWLS.ORG , Key West Theater Schedule, KWBG Next Luncheon and Mixer both on June 6 ( with Mixer at Island House; I'm finding out if Women can go that Night), Past Blast Links,

WWW.HOMETOWNKEYWEST.COM , Bingo every Wed. on the USCGC Ingham Museum, & Every Mon. at Green Parrot, Wesley House Gala Hosted by Royal Furniture 6/2, Aids Help CC, Fla. Health Monroe Co., WWW.FKCC.EDU , Truman Little White House, Q-Magazine, Sanc. Friends Foundation of the Florida Keys, 
Waterfront Playhouse "The Legend of Georgia McBride" 5/2-26,  Amy Kirwin Promoted to Artistic Director at The Southampton Art Center + "Light on Shadow" Exhibition 5/26-7/16, City of Key West "Preserve Island Life" has "Green Drinks" 5/16 at La Creperie French Cafe, Tasty Schedule at Isle Cook,  Coast Projects, Please Help KW VFW WWW.VFWPOST3911.ORG .

Thanks to All our Associate Contributing Editors for All the Great Year Round Materials. Thanks to the Readers and your Comments.  Have an Outstanding Week. Ed.  PS: You can take breaks when Reading Simply Close and Open this Issue as many times as you need. 

Editor's Note ; The Combined KWPD and MCSO "Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremonies" will take place a little earlier this year : May 18 at 5:30 PM Bayview Park. I would like to see way more civilians turn out for this event ; WE OWE both agencies our support and even more Respect / Support should be given to the Fallen Officers in Decades Past and Recent.   It usually lasts 30-45 Minutes and very stirring with Chief Lee / Sheriff Ramsay and their Top Ranking Captains and Deputies leading the Ceremonies.  Honor Guard , KWPD Mounted Unit, Gun Salute, Placing of the Reef, & a Few Prayers.
Here is one pic I took from either 2016 or 2017. As usual the Final Issue of the season will have Photos.

We start the May 14th. Issue Off with
Part 5 of our 3 Simultaneous On-Line Photographic Exhibitions. "Happy Photos"


Photo by Rob O'Neill
(L) Unfinished Mannequin #1 & "Untitled on Masonite
(R) I Don't Care I'd Rather Call Mark for Help & Miracleosa

Hog's Breath Bikini Contest
Help I'm Sinking Photo by Rob O'Neill
More from the Main Exhibition at The Custom House "Captain Outrageous "
The 2018 Key West Paddle Boat Championship Up next but first Cricket Desmarais Sent us WomanKind Event material

Womankind celebrates National Women's Health Week with free "Lunch & Learn"- Reserve your spot now. 
Womankind, a Key West medical center that provides high-quality family planning and primary health care to people of all income levels, honors this year's National Women's Health Week with a free "Lunch & Learn" gathering on Thursday, May 17 from 12:00pm - 1:00pm at the center's 1511 Truman Avenue location.  The informal meet-and-greet luncheon encourages the health and well-being of the islands' women by inviting current and potential patients to learn about their programs, ask questions, and meet their team of supportive, nonjudgmental professionals.  

Womankind's Anisleidy Caridad, Jeni Galvez, Dianelis Borges, and Executive Director Cali Roberts will be on hand to welcome current and potential patients at their "Lunch & Learn" gathering on Thursday, May 17 from 12:00pm - 1:00pm at the center's 1511 Truman Avenue location.  The informal meet-and-greet luncheon honors this year's National Women's Health Week and encourages the health and well-being of the islands' women by inviting them to learn about their programs, ask questions, and meet their team of supportive, nonjudgmental professionals. For more information, contact Womankind at 305-294-4004 WWW.WOMANKINDKEYWEST.COM 

The 4 New May Exhibitions from TSKW but first let's go for a Paddle Board Ride with the Annual Key West Paddle Board Championships

More Up Shortly
WWW.TSKW.ORG 533 Eaton St. 305-296-0458

The 4 New Exhibition for May at The Studios of Key West are 
This Months Exhibitions Features Rick Worth , Lucy Paige, Katie Divoll & "Papaloko"

"Sight Unseen" by Rick Worth (Sanger Gallery) Sponsored by Old Town Trolley
"Beach Day" by Lucy Paige (XOJ Gallery) Sponsored by Preferred Properties. Supported by the Anne McKee Artist Fund

"Sitting in the Shade" by Kate Divoll Sponsored by Archeo. Supported by The Anne McKee Artists Fund 

"Papaloko" in the Zabar Lobby Gallery. In Conjunction with the Afro Roots Festival by Haitian Artist Jude Thegenus. ALSO GO TO THEIR WEEKLY SECTION for Info on the Just Announced Summer Camp for 8-13 YO

Here is Rick Worth
Little Palm Island at Night 3'X8'
Private Access 4'X6'
As Above 4'X8'
The Five Musicians 3'X4'
Dinghy Dock 2'X8'

More from Rick Worth in the May 21st. Issue
Gingerbread Square Gallery Presents a Summer Kick Off Exhibition from everyone's Good Friend and favorite Artist Pam Folsom
WWW.GINGERBREADSQUAREGALLERY.COM 1207 Duval St. 305-296-8900 Click GBFB for their FB Page.
Click PAM for her FB Page

We Continue with many Additional Artists from the GingerBread Square Gallery in the Last Two Issues before Summer Hiatus May 21 and May 28 ALSO ALL John Kiraly Serigraphs 50% Summer Sale

Up Shortly Frangipani Gallery Opens a Spring Exhibition Featuring Many of their Artists, Lucy Paige at TSKW, Fla. Keys Council of the Arts Exhibition "Colors of Spring" and "In the Beginning : Tamiami Trail" , "Just Plain Interesting Photos", Basilica School 5K Run, Kate Divoll and "PapaLoko" May Exhibitions at TSKW, Lucky Street...and More

Our Last Two "Old Rare Photos"
Ernest Hemingway Serving in WWI

Mark Twain at Age 15 in 1850

Lucy Paige and A Day at the Beach Up Next But First
 WWW.CFFK.ORG 305-292-1502
We're now accepting applications from nonprofit Arts and Culture organizations for programs impacting residents and visitors in the Keys. This grant opportunity is to help maintain the Florida Keys' strong, healthy and vibrant arts and cultural community. Funding is thanks to generous donations from Field of Interest funds and legacy gifts.
Email or call 305-292-1502 ..Click APPLY HERE
One of the 4 New Exhibitions at TSKW
"Beach Day" by Lucy Paige (XOJ Gallery) Sponsored by Preferred Properties. Supported by the Anne McKee Artist Fund

More from Lucy Paige Up Shortly

We have 2 more Issues for the 2017 / 2018 Season before we go on our Annual Summer Hiatus with 4 to 6 Special Summer Edition Issues. As most of you know the Summer Issues contain little to no event Information. The Issues will Feature Photo Features : On-Line Art and Photographic Exhibitions, Photos of Nature, Performances, and other Photo /Art Based Features.  Below is a Tease of the New Features I'm getting into the last 2 Issues (May 21 and 28). Of course in the next 2 weeks we'll be shooting new events and Inserting Event Information that is sent to me in the next 2 weeks.
Our Tour of Lucky Street Gallery

Donn Colee "The History of Fla 

Broadcasting ; The last KWAHS Distinguished Speaker

KW Tropical Forest & Botanical

Gardens 2018 Art Garden
Sculpture by Will Fernandez

"Seasons of Love" Songs for World Peace & Love at San Carlos Institute

Proceeds go to Samuels House; Produced by The Music Room, Skipper Kripitz & Other really talented locals

Also in the next 2 Issues ; The Latest Exhibitions from the Frangipani Gallery Featuring 
"First Friday" May Opening Exhibitions : Fran Decker, Karen Beauprie, Deborah Moore, Marc Hacker, Helen Rebane, Paul Carmichael, William Welch, Susann D'Antonio, Terri Dallao, Sharon Wells, Sandy Sun, & Others
Fran in front of 1 of her 2 Walls (All Acrylic

Deborah Moore's : Dog Watch"  Acrylic


Part 5 of Our On-Line 3 Simultaneous Photographic Exhibitions : Here is "Just Plain Interesting Photos"


Headlining at the Key West Theater

Iconic comedian Louie Anderson, the three¬-time Emmy Award® winner, is one of the country's most recognized and adored comics; named by Comedy Central as "One of 100 Greatest Stand¬-Up Comedians of All Time." His career has spanned more than 30 years. He is a best-selling author, star of his own standup specials and sitcoms and he continues to tour the country performing to standing-room-only crowds worldwide.

The Key West Theater weekly Feature wih many additional listings is up shortly ; plus go to their website as well

"PapaLoko" One of the 4 May Exhibitions at TSKW is Up after the Florida Keys Council of the Arts
"Zando" Metal Print Artist Frame

Florida Keys Council of the Arts  1100 Simonton St. 305-295-4369 

"Colors of Spring" is an exhibition of original artworks by members and friends of the Florida Keys Council of the Arts. This exhibit, located on the second floor of the Gato Building, is a celebration of the beautiful hues of spring. With vibrant flowers and landscapes, "Colors of Spring" showcases the joy of color, and the hope that accompanies each spring season. These two additional shows are part of the Art Council's "Art in Public Buildings" Program.

The First Two Pieces from Eliot Prescott made from Aircarft Aluminum & Paint "Melody"
"Angel Eyes" 
Dusk by Keith Bland

Love & Light by Janis Jo Stevens

Photography by Bob Slitzan
Tiger Lily by Aldie Laird  Acrylic
Spring at the Hemingway House by Gary Slaon

"Tamiami Trail: In the Beginning"  is an exhibition of original artworks by members of the Miami-based Tropical Botanic Artists collective. The botanical subjects were selected to mark the 100th anniversary in 2015 of the start of work on Tamiami Trail, a roadway begun in 1915 in Miami. Today it stretches across the Everglades from Miami to Naples and northward to Tampa, through areas that were largely wilderness a century ago. The exhibition's 30-plus plant portraits depict species found then and now in multiple vegetation zones along the route. Due to human intervention and changes in water flow, some of the plants illustrated are rare or endangered, and their predominant locations may have shifted, but all persist in South Florida's landscape.
Leo Hendricks

Pauline Goldsmith

For more information call the Florida Keys Council of the Arts at  305-295-4369  or visit

One of the May Exhibitions at TSKW

"Papaloko" in the Zabar Lobby Gallery. In Conjunction with the Afro Roots Festival by Haitian Artist Jude Thegenus.

"Toro"Acrylic on Wood
"Omiwai" Acrylic Resin on Wood

"Gede Zariyan" Acrylic on Wood Artist Frame

"The Goddess of the Ocean" Acrylic & Resin on Wood

Transporter V Acrylic & Resin on Board Artist Frame

Transporter IV Acrylic & Resin on Board Artist Frame

More "Papiloko" Up Shortly

Carol Tedesco sent over these Photos from the 2018 Papio Kinetic Sculpture and Art Bike Parade. Since Carol was also nice enough to take the time to give us Descriptive Verbiage we'll give the complete version; and we'll do it in 3 or 4 Parts in this Issue

The 2018 Papio Kinetic Sculpture and Art Bike Parade, presented by Key West Art & Historical Society and co-produced by Wonderdog Studios, kicked off at 5:00pm on Saturday from the Custom House Museum and wrapped up at the Truman Waterfront Amphitheater with a family-friendly festival and Poi Dog Pondering concert. Teams and individuals of all ages participated in the family-friendly, art-inspired, human-powered, mobile sculpture and art-bike parade (think art with parts that move) created in honor of the late Florida Keys rebel folk artist Stanley Papio. For more information on the annual cavalcade of moving art, visit

Ryan Stachurski, front, Dee Dee Green, second from front, and a team of 9 fellow-peddlers, 3 dogs, and 3 pit crew took the "Golden Papio Award" trophy and a $1000 cash prize for their 46' long "Flagler's Comet," entry in Saturday's Papio Kinetic Sculpture and Art Bike Parade. The team scavenged and built their kinetic conveyance consisting of 14 bicycles, 3 trikes, and 2 tandems all from rescued trash, including junk yard bikes, a bunk bed, wire shelves from an oven, old coolers, a used blender, cassette tapes, tire inner tubes, chicken wire, egg cartons, empty birth control packets, discarded couch cushioning, scrap PVC pipe, Ethernet cables, pipes scavenged from hurricane Irma damage, old bike chains, a satellite dish and more.
Martin Sykut, top, with pilot Brian Solis, bottom, both of Marathon, FL, took the "Out of this Weld" award for "Best overall kinetic sculpture float with the most intricate welding design" at Saturday's Papio Kinetic Sculpture and Art Bike Parade, p resented by Key West Art & Historical Society and co-produced by Wonderdog Studios.
More of Carol Tedesco's On-Line Photo Exhibition from The 2018 Papio Kinetic Sculpture & Art Bike Ride Up Shortly

The Connections Project was Sponsored by Royal Furniture 

Stores All  Over The Keys. In Key West 3326 N. Roosevelt Blvd. 305-295-6400
The Closing Party at Gato ; was a Blast. Probably on hand at least 75 Artists that helped with the 300 Plus Tiles on the Connections Project..  Here is the May 7th Feature of the Closing Party 


Allison Rich,  Sr. Library Assistant,  Monroe County Public Library
700 Fleming Street,  Key West, FL  33040,  305-292-3595

Thriller writer Solange Ritchie will discuss her latest novel, "Firestorm," at 6 p.m., Thursday, May 31, at the Key West Library, 700 Fleming St.  Ritchie grew up in Key West and is a graduate of Mary Immaculate High School. She is also an attorney and published her first novel, "The Burning Man" in 2015.  Books will be available for purchase. For more information, call  305-292-3595 


Part 3 of 3
Artist, Fashion & Jewelry Designer, Creative Director for Photo
Shoots, & Art Columnist

This Original is now in the Krane Collection along with 1 of Hazel Griffith's Scapes


Mary Lou Hoover
Sends Regards and Tells Us :
We are going to have our first event in several months and here are the details!

Tuesday, May 22nd -  Royal Furniture is planning a ROYAL return for the ladies of Girls Night Out with special host, Royal the dog! There will be an open bar, complimentary hors d'oeuvres and a great raffle. Royal will be offering a 10% discount that evening and for the week following the event. All proceeds will go to benefit Take Stock in Children! There will be a $10 admission charge which includes your drinks, food and one ticket for the big raffle! Additional tickets will be 6 for $5!! Please RSVP for this event so that our hosts can prepare this special event for you ladies!  Editor's Note MLH Tells us that Non Members are Certainly Invited and Really Welcomed.

Stores All  Over The Keys. In Key West 3326 N. Roosevelt Blvd. 305-295-6400


We Continue Our Multi Week / Part Feature of the Artists of Guild Hall with Antonio Rodriquez. He also makes the Lobster Trap Frames

More from the Artists of Guild Hall Up Shortly

Rock Solomon at First Flight Every Few weeks; Next is May 14.  Rock is also Headlining at a few more Venues around town ; check his Website and FB Pages.

Rock Solomon Swings at First Flight. Join Key West's retro-crooner Monday, May 14th at a costumed mystery dinner party set in the 1930's. Play your character to help solve the whodunnit, while enjoying a 4 course gourmet dinner & discovering true aviation history at the birthplace of Pan Am. First Flight Restaurant, 301 Whitehead street. Get Tickets & info: 305-570-3000. 
Dial "M" Monday Mystery Dinner. 
Rock Solomon's Retro Dinner Costume Party.  305-570-3000. 
First Flight Restaurant, 301 Whitehead St. KW. 
May 14th, 5:30 doors, 6pm game, 7pm dinner.
Tickets: $95 Online or $115 at Door


Deborah Moore : Yellow House in the Meadows

Adobe on Southard both Acrylic

William Welch from a new Series of Tiny Paintings

Paul Carmichael

Suzann D'Antonio New Series Altered Egos

Pushed Back British Car Feature to May 21

Pushed Back Feature to May 21 Eric Haley

On-Line Art Exhibition

Pushed Back to May 21

The Colors of Fruits & Vegetables. 

WWW.ZAZOOARTGALLERY.COM 622 Duval St. 305-294-8925 
Check out the May 7 and April 30 Issue Links to see many Photos and Art Work from Zazoo ; then go to the Past Blast section and click other Issues. Better Yet ; stop in to say Hi to Jason and James; they will give you a Guided tour of the Walls ; Extremely Fascinating Stuff. One of the Most Interesting Galleries Ever.
Below Just a few of the Hundreds Iconic Photographs and Art Work



PLUS Special Purchase Prices on these Two for Last Minute Mother's Day Gifts; or for any Occasion

"Boopy" Original Mixed Medium on Canvas featuring Betty Boop by King Features approved artist Don Oriolo, whose father, Joe Oriolo 
worked on the animated series. 
Measures approx. 24" x 36" gallery wrapped.
Hand signed by the artist, Don Oriolo.
Gallery Price $2,995.

Marcenivo has gone into the ocean, sailed and arrived on the other side. Now he is anchored and patiently awaiting for the tide to rise 
 and his journey to continue. 
Artist Proof Edition of only 52 prints on canvas. 
Measures approx. 28" x 14" gallery wrapped.  
Hand signed by the artist, Fabio Napoleoni.
Gallery Price $995.
"Patiently Awaiting"

WWW.BASILICASCHOOLKEYWEST.COM 700 Truman Ave. 305-294-1031
The Mary Immaculate Star : Basilica School Mariners 5K Walk Run. Produced by Beth Moyes Theme Runs WWW.THEMERUNS.COM 305-747-8563

One of the 4 May Exhibitions at TSKW

"Sitting in the Shade" by Kate Divoll Sponsored by Archeo. Supported by The Anne McKee Artists Fund 

(L) Kate with TSKW Office Manager Lea Moeller


Last week we did a Feature; Click May 7
ROCKHOUSE 330 Julia Rd. (Corner Whitehead St.) 305-600-7823
Will Fernandez


 5230 College Rd. 305-294-4857

AQUAL IDOL Starts on May 15 in Support of the FKSPCA


The Key West Wildlife Center 1801 White St. 
305-292-1008 (also their Wildlife Rescue #) 

WWW.KEYWESTARTCENTER.COM 301 Front St. 305-294-1241 
Our Final Part of the Artists of The Key West Art Center

Art Center in Pink by Susan O'Neill  Acrylic
Pelican Porch Conch by Abigail White  Acrylic
The Little White House by Fran Decker  Acrylic
Ladies Man by Maggie Rukey  Acrylic

Up Shortly : 5 More Paintings from the Artists of The Key West Art Center; and then we'll visit in October 2018
Part II "Captain Outrageous"
(THIS IS A MUST SEE EXHIBITION : The Colors and Fun are Spectacular + KW History from an Awesome Era)

(L) Mustard on White Bread & Water
(R) And What Did You Have to Open Your Mind For
Clock, "Untitled on Acrylic", Cut Throat Scallwag

Mayoral Poster

At The "Last Straw"


Gallery on Caroline St. Painting by George Lee Crosby (1949-2016). George was Represented by this Gallery as well . Note Captain Courageous Dog "Rommel" is depicted in the Doorway while the Captain is on the Porch

The May 21st. Issue will  have more from "Captain Outrageous"

Part II 2018 Key West Paddle Board Classic

The May 21st. Issue will have many additional Photos

Part 2 Lucy Paige "Beach Day" at TSKW

More from Lucy Paige in the May 21st. Issue

Carol Tedesco's On-Line Photo Exhibition
Cliff Harman navigates his entry, "Broken Bicycle," past the Custom House Museum during Saturday's Papio Kinetic Sculpture and Art Bike Parade, p resented by Key West Art & Historical Society and co-produced by Wonderdog Studios.
Key West artist Suzanne Brown won the "Wonderdog Award" at Saturday's Papio Kinetic Sculpture and Art Bike Parade, for her entry "Shel Silverstein's The Giving Tree."
Cayman Smith Martin and team took the "Renegade Award" for "Flying Pig" at Saturday's Papio Kinetic Sculpture and Art Bike Parade, a celebration of late renegade Keys artist Stanley Papio, presented annually by Key West Art & Historical Society and co-produced by Wonderdog Studios.

 5525 College Rd. 

Animal Farm open Sunday  
Come see the New Butterfly Garden! Donated by the Sam Trophia Butterfly Foundation
Next Open Sunday May 13 1-3pm
The Monroe County Sheriff's Office Animal Farm opened to the public on Sunday 4/22 with The Grand Opening of their New Butterfly Garden made possible by the Sam Trophia Butterfly Foundation. The farm is free of charge; donations are welcome.
Exec. Dir. of the MCSO Animal Farm Jeanne Selander and "Mo" and Deputy Brenda Jones "Channel"

"Photos of the Week" from Executive Contributing Editor Peter Arnow
(Top Left) The Florida Keys Community College held its Spring 2018 57th Commencement Ceremony graduating almost 100 students, eight of whom earned Bachelor's (4 year) degrees.
(Top Right) Cameron J Henry, FKCC Alumnus of the Year, is honored on stage by FKCC President Dr. Jonathon Gueverra at the college's spring 57th Commencement Ceremony.

(Bottom Left) Chrysla Dor, born in Haiti,  addresses  her Class of 2018 at its FKCC commencement as Student Speaker.  Her grandfather, City Commissioner Clayton Lopez, proudly watched from the audience.

(Bottom Right)  
New Key West Homeowners, Dr. Albert and Terri Sterns held a block party in the Key West Meadows neighborhood, to meet their new neighbors.

Custom House Opening of the Exhibition : "That's Outrageous" ; Exhibition wil be Open until June 24.  Our Executive Contributing Editor Carol Tedesco (One of 3 ; Peter Arnow and Giancarlo Espinosa are the other Two) sent us 4 Photos she took..Go to the Weekly KWAHS to see them ; Please. Of course this Vibrant Colored / Historic Fun Memorabilia Exhibition is MUST SEE in Person.  The May 14 & 21 Issue will have a Two Week Photo Feature from the Exhibition that I shot a few days ago...

WWW.TWKW.ORG 513 Truman Ave, 305-842-1666 
Dennis Beaver Curator KWAHS@KWAHS.ORG


Part 5 The Artists of Guild Hall Gallery 
614 Duval St. 305-296-6076
Go to the April 16 Link for Part 1 :
April 23 Part 2 April 30 Part 3 

 4 Photos by Amida Averette

Up Next ArtWork from Sonia Robinson



We Continue with the Florida Keys Council of the Arts Spring Exhibition "Colors of Spring"

Springtime Tweets by Linda Egan
Blueberries by Virgina Reinhardt
Heron in Flight by Kris Tetrick
Lil Conch House by Elizabeth Millett
Frangipani Delight by M. Ann Lynch  WaterColor
The May 21st. Issue will have the Final 10 Works of Art from "Colors of Spring" from the Florida Keys Council of the Arts. The Other Exhibition at Gato : The "Tamiami Trail In the Beginning" and "Colors of Spring" will be Up for a few more months.

WWW.MOTE.ORG  305-745-2729 24244 OverSeas Hwy. Summerland Key
RED LINK1  for 250 Photos from the April 14th. 8th. Annual OceanFest.  Our Magazine has lots of photos in this Issue in 2 Parts and the May 7th. Issue will have many additional photos.

More from Mote Up Shortly
World Renowned Classical Concert Pianist SVETLANA SMOLINA

WWW.PIMF.ORG 856-875-6816
The Philadelphia International Music Festival 
Faculty 2 and 1 week Programs Featuring
PIMP Piano Programs including Senior Division Ages 13-17
College Division Ages 19 +
2 Wk Program 6/16-29 and the PIMP 2018 Piano Program with Svetlana Smolia at Byrn Mawr College 1 wk programs 6/16-6/22 and 6/23-29
Pianist Svetlana Smolina born in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, has performed with  orchestras and in recitals worldwide. Some recent notable solo appearances with orchestras include Mariinsky Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, New York Philharmonic at Avery Fischer, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Orchestra National de France, Odessa and Nizhny NovgorodPhilharmonic, Pittsburgh Symphony, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Toledo Symphony, Florid
a Philharmonic, Shreveport Symphony, New York Chamber and many other ensembles.  Click LINK Svetlana 
 for much more info. on this World Re-Known Classical Concert Pianist. 
This Feature is extremely edited ; so go to their website for details.

A few more Happy Photos

Part 2 "Papaloko" at TSKW

Transporter VII Acrylic& Resin on Board Artist Frame
Oniwa II
Marsai Acrylic & Resin Wood

Time Traveler II Mixed Media Artist Frame

Transporter IV 

Transporter III

Bawon Samdi  Oil on Canvas
Mike Mongo "The Astronaut Instruction Manual"

Mike Mongo Sends Regards and Tells Us :
Make sure your favorite student stays on the ball this summer. Put a book in their hands they'll want to read:  The Astronaut Instruction Manual  for Pre-Teens-in paperback and audiobook.  Remember, tomorrow's jobs are in space!
Mike. $8 on Amazon : Click Blue  AMAZON Link. Photo Spac e X's Kiko Dontchev, Kennedy Space Ctr. Dir. Astronaut Bob Cabana and Mike Mongo

If you are reading the magazine on Sunday May 13; you can Catch Lisa Wilson and D. Arthur in the Gallery; If not you certainly can view their ArtWork Year Round at The Key West Gallery

WWW.KEYWESTGALLERY.COM 305-292-9339 601 Duval St.

An Upcoming Issue will Feature the Latest Exhibition from Adam Scott RoteCurrently Hanging at the Key West Gallery :"GOOD VIBRATIONS" 

(L) LISA WILSON "Ancient Vision" 14 X 10.5
(R)  D. Arthur "Basic Instinct" 12 X 12



Hi folks, here's some  skippomusik gigs thus far in the Merry Month of May:

Sun. 5/13@5:30pm. Small Mystery Band@ Gardens Hotel w/ Phil Sampson, Mark Rose, & Cliff Sawyer. 
Tues. 5/15@9pm. 'Thunderdome of Love' band@ Virgilio's w/ Raven Cooper & Megan Clay. 
Sat. 5/19@6:30pm. Raven & skippo@ Blue Heaven. 
Tues. 5/22@9pm. The CRZBs @Virgilio's w/ Crizz, Rob, & Bubba. 
Sat. 5/26@6:30pm. The CRZBs Trio@ Blue Heaven w/ Crizz & Rob. 
Tues. 5/29@9pm. Raven, Megan & skippo@ Virgilio's. 
Sat. 6/2 @7pm. Scott Marischen Harp Quartet@ Sq. Grouper w/ Debbie Spring, & Rusty Hecht 
6/3 @ 5:30PScott Marischen Harp Quartet @ Gardens Hotel w/ Debbie Spring, & Rusty Hecht    
At Virgilio's, on Tuesday, May 22nd @ 9pm, Skipper's weekly "League of Crafty Musicians" series will present an exciting performance of Key West's premier fusion band, the CRZBs.   Featuring Pat Metheny-inspired, Brazilian-grooved originals, and plenty of Sting, Boz, John Mayer, Marvin Gaye, Herbie, Chick, John Scofield, Hall&Oates, and Steely Dan- type pop & soul favs. Chris Burchard, blazes on guitar, Rob DiStaci plays keyboards and sings every note from the heart, Bubba Lownotes grooves on the  bass, and skippo drives it home, on drums. So, catch a great nite of soulful rock, brazilian, and funk fusion, with the one and only CRZBs, May 22nd, at Key West's infamous Virgilio's, 524 Duval (rear). Call 296-1075 for more info.

On Saturday May 19th, at Blue Heaven, from 6:30 pm, that melodic Force of Nature, Raven Cooper will join skippo for music merriment thru the evening. This will be an exceptional  eve, showcasing Raven's vast Americana & global music influences, within the intimate acoustic guitar & percussion duo format, at the historic Blue Heaven. The place & the music, unlike anything else!  Call 296-8666 for more info.

. Editors Note : Skipper Kripitz Gives so much of his time and talent to so many Organizations ; and it's a real treat to hear him play with so many different configurations. Thanks Ed


Our Final Part of the Tour of the Artists of The Key West Art Center
Thanks for Providing the Keys with Exceptional Entertainment
Glorious by Fran Decker  Acrylic

Drag Queen : Gigi by Deb Kik

2 Scooters by Deb Kik  Oil
Merry Christmas by Susan O'Neill  Acrylic


We Continue with the Artists of the Frangipani Gallery
Sharon Wells

Mark Hacker 

Sandy Sun

Karen Beauprie

Terri Dallao
Helen Rebane


WWW.KWLS.ORG 717 Love Lane 305-293-9291


WWW.THEKEYWESTTHEATER.COM 512 Eaton St. 305-985-0433


(Formerly Called FAVOR)


Here is 1 of 2 Walls for Fran ; This Wall is the New Exhibition "This Once Was Home"

Frangipani Gallery is featuring a series of hurricane inspired paintings by Fran Decker. 1102 Duval as part of the First Friday Art Stroll on Upper Duval. 
Originally inspired by Hurricane Katrina, Fran Decker completed the series "This Once Was Home" just before Hurricane Irma devastated the Florida Keys.  These detailed surrealistic paintings depict broken shells set against stormy backgrounds that were once home to the mollusk that built it.  The intricate insides of the shells are revealed and tinted pink to remind the viewer that a living creature once lived inside and created its shell home. All of them are poignant reminders of what we had and what we lost in the storm.

Our Magazine Will have Multiple Photo Features from Many of the Artists in Frangipani : Deborah Moore, William Welch, Paul Carmichael, Mark Hacker, Sandy Sun, Suzann D'Antonio, Sharon Wells, Helen Rebane, Terri Dallao, Karen Beauprie. Here is a few works from the other Fran Decker Wall

The Mangos

The Rose Tattoo

Old Town Door

Here Most Recent Art is Featured at the Beginning of this Issue and then again in the May 21st. Issue. The May 21st. Issue will contain additional works of Art from ALL the Artists at Frangipani that we Featured this week.



 MOTE's 8th. Annual OceanFest held at the Eco. Discovery Center a few weeks ago

. Thank You MOTE Managers for getting us these photos; which can also be found on one of the MOTE's Facebook Accounts Hit MOTE1
 ; there are 250 Photos on this Facebook URL Page
also click MOTE2 for a MOTE look back at ALL 12 Months of their E-Newsletter  ; Fascinating Stuff.
Carol Tedesco's On-Line Photo Exhibition of the 2018 Papio Kinetic Sculpture & Bike Art Parade
Key West Preschool Co-op won the "Barefoot Stanley Kids Award" at Saturday's Papio Kinetic Sculpture and Art Bike Parade for their entry, "Surrender Your Plastics!"
Cayman Smith Martin and team took the "Renegade Award" for "Flying Pig" at Saturday's Papio Kinetic Sculpture and Art Bike Parade, a celebration of late renegade Keys artist Stanley Papio, presented annually by Key West Art & Historical Society and co-produced by Wonderdog Studios.

Thanks again Carol Tedesco for the awesome year round materials you share with our 7800 Weekly Readers


5210 College Road

The Nursery in the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden will be offering native trees, shrubs and vines for sale Saturday, May 19th, from 9 am to 12 pm.  Choose from over 1,500 plants and 150 species of butterfly and bird attracting plants propagated by volunteers in sizes from one-gallon to 30-gallon pots.  Many of these plants are rare and endangered.   Key West Tropical Forest members receive a 15% discount.  Memberships available on site.  All proceeds directly benefit the Tropical Forest's conservation program. 
At 1:30 pm, Harry Crissy, Community Resource Development agent with the University of Florida/IFAS Extension in Key West FL, will be the featured speaker in the Toppino Nature Chapel Pavillion.  The topic will be Soil Remediation in the Keys.
The Garden is located at 5210 College Road on Stock Island.  For more information call 305-296-1504 WWW.KEYWEST.GARDEN

The May 21st. and 28th. Issues will have a Photo Feature from their 2018 Art Garden

WWW.KWBGONLINE.ORG 808 Duval St. 305-294-4603. 
 Next Mixer is June 6 and is The Key West Pride Kick Off Week at The island House 1129 Fleming St.  ( Editors Note ; I have a Call into Kevin to see if this Mixer is Open to Women ; I do believe the IH Opens Up Twice a Year to Women and I believe this event is one of them).  Next Luncheon also June 6 at Marriott Beachside 38141 N. Roos. Blvd.

Apps Avail. at Office 808 or On-Line WWW.KEYWESTPRIDE.ORG



The April 30 Issue had a large Photo Feature on this Concert ; Hit Issue Link to see it

Important Note : Good Friend Gracy Lozano from Keys Lifestyle Marketing has this awesome Website that gives an Amazing and Extensive Listing of Events in Key West. Click the website below and check it out.

Here are just a few Categories; many way to look Up : Day, Month, Year, Category 305-440-059
We Continue with the Artists of Guild Hall : here is Sonia Robinson

The May 21st. Issue will have additional Art from the Artists of Guild Hall Gallery



Harrison Gallery
WWW.HARRISON-GALLERY.COM 825 White St. 305-294-0609   The Season Finale Exhibition "Springtime in Key West"

Helen Harrison

Helen Harrison

Cathy Rose Mixed Media

"Abreast of the Times" by Helen Harrison

Joanne Klein

Aluminum on Wood

Editor's Note ; Thanks Helen, Ben and Cole for your Friendship and Continued Support.

Our Last 20 Issues ; These Links Below are Created by my Production, Database Management & Delivery System : Constant Contact.  By Clicking any of them; you will Instantly see the Issue ; they don't get stored on your computer; Just put Temporarily in Memory.
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The nonprofit USCGC Ingham Museum at the Truman Annex Waterfront Park will be open for sunset each Wednesday at 5 p.m. with bingo onboard after dark. For information, call 305-292-5072 or email 


WWW.KEYWESTORTHOPEDICS.COM 305-295-9797 3485 N. Roosevelt Blvd. 

Here is the Link for their Donation Page ; DONATE
  The  Best  of Local 2018 Elections!


The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends uses WWW.CONSTANTCONTACT.COM for Production, Database Management, and Delivery. They are GREAT. Their Customer Support and On-Line Q&A are Second to None. 781-482-8911
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WWW.WESLEYHOUSE.ORG 305-809-5000  1304 Truman Ave.
Jeremy Wilkerson Media Relations
Royal Furniture is hosting the 2nd Annual Gala to benefit Wesley House Family Services. We hope you can be a part of it this year. I have attached a flyer for your convenience. Feel free to share it with your friends, families and enemies (we would like them there also).
What: Wesley House Family Services Gala hosted by Royal Furniture
When: June 2, 2018 - 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Where: Royal Furniture - Marathon - 6001 Overseas Highway
How: For tickets call 305-809-5060 or visit the Royal Furniture location in Marathon or Key West or the Wesley House Family Services office in Marathon or Key West
There will be a fabulous Silent Auction, OPEN BAR, Live Entertainment, and amazing food by the Iron Chefs


Up Shortly Updated Schedule of Concerts and Special Events


712 Duval St. 305-440-2179 11A-11P
 "Best Hush Puppies & New England Clam Chowder in the South; & the Angle Hair Pasta with Lump Crab in a Cream Sauce is amazing; plus their Peel N Eat Shrimp are by far always the tastiest The Keys.  


305-296-6196 1434 Kennedy Dr.


 1100 Simonton St.#3


5210 College Road 

Johnny White & Caroline are always so nice in sharing their Photo Galleries with Us.  Hit their Gallery Link to see many Photo Galleries
at the Truman Little White House

We'll have 20 Photos from Johnny White from The 2018 Papio Kinetic Sculpture and Art Bike Parade. 5 Here and then 5 more to follow in this Issue ; and 10 in the May 21st. Issue. 

Thanks Johnny & Caroline for providing our readers with Great Year Round Photo Galleries to Enjoy; as well as Providing ALL of  the Keys with a Great Calendar of Events Everyday. 

More from Johnny White and the 2018 Papio Kinetic Sculpture and Art Bike Ride Parade Up Shortly



WWW.FKCC.EDU 5901 College Rd. 305-296-9081


WWW.LKMC.COM 5900 College Rd. 305-294-5531

Click E-NEWSLETTER for their very informative E-Newsletter

This Months Reef Relief E-Newsletter can be seen with this Link 




Neil Chamberlain and Staff Send Greetings


WWW.SANCTUARYFRIEDNS.ORG  55500 Overseas Hwy. Marathon 305-289-2288


Florida Keys Council of the Arts  1100 Simonton St. 305-295-4369 



WWW.GARDENSHOTEL.COM 526 Angela St. 305-294-2661
Every Sunday Sunday, 5:30- 8, Jazz in the Gardens

Wednesday, May 16, James King, III, 5:30-7pm
Thursday, May 17, Jimmy Olson, 5-7pm
Friday, May 18, Michael Robinson, 5-7pm
Saturday, May 19, Megan Constantine, 5-7pm
Jazz In The Gardens
Sunday, May 20, Scott Marischen & Friends, 5:30-8pm

WWW.CFFK.ORG 305-292-1502
300 Southard St. #201

Go to the beginning of this Issue this Issue for Information on The CFFK Arts and Cultural Grants...


Michael and Heather Barnes at Manga-Manga send regards
900 Southard Street 305-294-2469

Or Sit Outside on their Spacious Patio

WWW.KEYWESTWILDLIFECENTER.ORG 1801 White St. 305-292-1008 

Thanks Tom, Peggy and Staff / Supporters /Board for the Amazing Job you do in Helping our Wild Friends.


WWW.THEKEYWESTTHEATER.COM 512 Eaton St. 305-985-0433
Nov. 15 Thunder from Down Under
Nov 28
Kingston Trio Legacy Tour

June 1 Patty Smyth & Scandal
John Waters December 16

For additional Info on their concerts & events ; Click Link here for their Latest E-Newsletter with Updated Info. Click TWT7

Just a Partial Listing Go on their website for Complete

5/19/18 Carbon Leaf
5/26/18 Howie Mandel (6:30pm & 9:30pm) 
11/15/18 Thunder From Down Under (7pm & 10pm
May 26 Howie Mandel

May 14 Steve Earle & The Dukes with The Mastersons

 Rams Head Promotions presents Styx and Blue Oyster Cult on Thursday, May 17th at the brand new Key West Amphitheater at the Truman Waterfront. 

Since it's completion following Hurricane Irma in late 2017, the Key West Amphitheater has hosted few local and national concerts including a Hurricane Irma Relief Benefit showcasing local artists such as Howard Livingston and Caffeine Carl, a New Year's Eve performance by Eddie Money and a three day Red Dirt and Americana festival, Mile 0 Fest. Next up, Styx and Blue Oyster Cult are excited to make an appearance in the southernmost city to rock the Keys come May 17th. 

May 19th. Carbon Leaf with Katie Rose

May 17 Blue Oyster Cult & Styx at the KW Amphitheater at the Truman Annex
Nov. 16 Livingston Taylor

TICKETS ON SALE and can be purchased at the Key West Theater box office at 512 Eaton St or online at
Key West Theater presents

Rams Head presents :  5.14.18 Steve Earle & The Dukes
  For More Info WWW.THEKEYWESTTHEATER.COM 305-985-0433


Our next session is May 8th at the Fort East Martello. 11am-2pm  $25 for 3 hours. All levels and mediums are welcome. Materials can be purchased in class if needed. Drive past the main entrance and keep right to large grass parking lot. Any ??? 609-884-3474

AnnaMarie Giordano's Life Drawing Workshops at Fort East Martello on Tuesdays 11a-2pm.  No Minimum Amount of Classes Needed.    Feel free to Call AG at 609-884-3474 and or . Model Positions Available.


The 2018 Papio Kinetic Sculpture & Art Bike Parade
One Look

Go to this Link to see All 67 Photos from 

Their Monthly E-Mailer & Feature on their website "Keys Traveler" has a Tremendous Amount of Information.
Here is the May "Keys Traveler" E-Newsletter Link ; Hit
for their May Keys Traveler. 

Arts & Culture


Diving and Fishing


"The Legend of Georgia McBride" 5/2-26


 855-378-6386  (855-3-SUNFUN)
Direct Booking from Sunset Watersports Key West on All Above Plus so Many Additional Packages Hit BOOKING INFO .  

 WWW.TSKW.ORG 533 Eaton St. 305-296-0458 


Click 5/3 LINK for a Recent E-Mail from TSKW giving Detailed Info on The May 3 "First Thursday" Opening Exhibitions / Receptions & Upcoming Special Events :

FIRST THURSDAY 5/3 : This Months Exhibitions Features Rick Worth , Lucy Paige, Katie Divoll & "Papaloko" 6-8pm 

"Sight Unseen" by Rick Worth (Sanger Gallery) Sponsored by Old Town Trolley
"Beach Day" by Lucy Paige (XOJ Gallery) Sponsored by Preferred Properties. Supported by the Anne McKee Artist Fund

"Sitting in the Shade" by Kate Divoll Sponsored by Archeo. Supported by The Anne McKee Artists Fund 

"Papaloko" in the Zabar Lobby Gallery. In Conjunction with the Afro Roots Festival by Haitian Artist Jude Thegenus.


Over the course of 5 one-week sessions, each with a fun and creative theme, students discover and reimagine the world in unique ways. Kids may sign up for one or more weeks, and discounts are offered for siblings and multiple week enrollments. Art School is specially designed to provide plenty of one-on-one attention through small class size and hands-on activities. Enthusiastic teachers guide students through a variety of experiences ranging from learning acting skills and putting on a performance, creating artwork and presenting a group exhibition, experimenting with mixed media, and pirate-themed stage-fighting!  FOR EXTENSIVE DETAILS CLICK LINK BELOW


Click    TSKW12 & TSKW13 Link for their Latest E-Newsletters giving ALL the Updated Schedule of Classes, Events, & Exhibitions PLUS Latest E-Mail Link to ALL their Classes in May and June Click TSKW14

Painting Boot Camp with Rick Worth May & June

Green Parrot  Bingo Every Monday to Help Fund TSKW
  You can join, renew, or give another gift here:


"Hampton's Art & Culture"

"PASTIME /TIME PASSED" Featuring Ciara Rafferty and Lizzie Gill

Above "Diving Board#1" by Ciara Rafferty Oil on Perspex 36"X48" (R) "Miami Ready" by Lizzie Gill Mixed Media Oil on Canvas 46"X60"

Color-splashed retro imagery, glamorized nostalgia and leisure studies of bygone eras comprise Gill and Rafferty's hyper-stylized representations of wholesome values and pleasures of "The Good Old Days". Gone is the time of The Great American Road Trip, with its novelty of futuristic hotels and motels that brought families together with blithe poolside lounging and Atomic Age idols. Gill and Rafferty draw inspiration from the 1950s and 60s, a time that for many Americans represented hope, postwar prosperity and freedom. With imagery of the American dream portrayed throughold fashioned values and Hollywood romance, Gill and Rafferty explore the richly nostalgic context of the people, places and icons of days long passed that now exist in a liminal space. These images of carefree summer fun and untroubled leisure occupy the dreams and desires of our modern sensibilities as the contemporary world flies by in hyper speed.
Iris Ornig on Monday Nights Hosting Jazz at Kitano 8-11pm  66 Park Ave. at 38th. St. NYC.. Thanks Iris for Keeping your Key West and Southampton Fans Up to Date. Check her Facebook Page

GUILD HALL 158 Main St. East Hampton, NY 11937 631-324-0806 WWW.GUILDHALL.ORG
SOUTHAMPTON ARTS CENTER 25 Jobs Ln Southampton, NY, 11968 631-283-0967

 Southampton Arts Center, the multi-disciplinary arts center located at 25 Jobs Lane in the heart of Southampton Village, today announced the promotion of Amy Kirwin to Artistic Director. Ms. Kirwin joined SAC in May 2016 as Director of Programs, driving the overall growth of the institution to over 200 programs annually, in a now year-round operation. Ms. Kirwin will report to Tom Dunn, Southampton Arts Center's new Executive Director.
"We are extremely proud of what SAC has accomplished since opening our doors in 2013 and as we enter this exciting new chapter, SAC is poised for continued growth and impact." said Simone Levinson, Southampton Arts Center Board of Directors co-chair. "Over the past two years, Amy has proven herself to be an innovative and dynamic programmer. We are confident that she is the perfect person to step up into this new role and shape the overall artistic vision of Southampton Arts Center." Due to Space Constraints this Informative E-Mail that was sent over had to be edited; please go to their website for much additional Information on Ms. Kirwin..  Editor's Note ; I so love all the Great Exhibitions you do...
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR  AMY KIRWIN sent us this a few weeks ago :
Exhibit Seeks to Inspire Action and Drive Conservation of Our Oceans and the Vulnerable Marine Life Within It
Blue Sphere Foundation, a not for profit that works to safeguard the planet's oceans and halt the destruction of threatened marine species and habitats announced today, in collaboration with Southampton Arts Center, the unveiling of a new worldwide art exhibit called "Light on Shadow" by photographer and conservationist Shawn Heinrichs. The exhibit will run May 26 through July 16 and is an intimate journey through both the beauty of marine life and the reality that threatens their existence, generating a powerful warning against complacency.  Due to Space Constraints Unable to give much detail on this Exhibition ; please go to their Website for additional Info. 

PARRISH ART MUSEUM 279 Montauk Hwy. Water Mill, NY, 11976
37A Main Street  East Hampton NY 631-329-4516.  

 Photo & Art Galleries from Lucille Khornak


281 Front St. 305-295-6616

Key West Art & Historical Society celebrates Captain Outrageous in "That's Outrageous!" Exhibit
The Key West Art & Historical Society celebrates the acclaimed late Key West artist Captain Outrageous in " That's Outrageous!," a retrospective featuring more than 40 works that explores his pop art style across several different mediums.  The exhibit opened  April 13, with a special reception held from 6:00pm-8:30pm in the Bryan Gallery at the Custom House Museum, 281 Front Street.  
Spanning nearly four decades in Key West, Captain Outrageous imprinted his indelible mark on the island with both his colorful artwork and personality.  He made the world his canvas and painted thousands of items - bicycles, scooters, furniture, clothing, mannequins, cars, camper vans, sinks, musical instruments, telephones, and even toilet seats - with a pop art design style à la Roy Lichtenstein, but with a flair and humor decidedly his own.  A true Key West character, he embodied the spirit of the island, and his creations are celebrated and collected by many. 
" That's Outrageous!" runs through Sunday, June 24 and is sponsored in part by the Captain Outrageous Foundation. For more information, call Curator Cori Convertito, Ph.D., at 305.295.6616 x 112 or visit   Your Museums.  Your Community.  It Takes an Island.

 Photo by Rob O'Neal


The heritage of our underwater world:Key West Art & Historical Society offers Heritage Awareness Diving Seminar 
Key West Art & Historical Society has partnered with the Florida Bureau of Archaeological Research to offer a Heritage Awareness Diving Seminar opportunity in Key West, Thursday, June 14 - Saturday, June 16, which will include both classroom and open water diving components. 
HADS was launched about a decade ago to address a lack of cultural resources information in most SCUBA training courses. The three-day course will explain the advantages of conserving historic shipwrecks and other submerged cultural resources as they preserve information about our collective past as well as the vibrant ecosystems that grow around them. While targeted to diving leadership such as agency course directors, dive instructors, and heritage professionals, the program welcomes and has proven useful for professional and recreational divers, all of whom will gain a greater knowledge of how to proactively protect shipwrecks, artificial reefs, and other underwater cultural sites as part of the marine environment. 

 Key West Art & Historical Society ArtCamp! at Fort East Martello offers weekly camp sessions for children and special Program Aide Training for Teens

(L) Registration is open for this summer's ArtCamp! at Fort East Martello, a summer program that celebrates Key West's rich artistic history and natural landscape over a series of nine weeks beginning June 4 and running through August 3.  In addition to camps held for children aged 5-14, this year's program includes a week of special Program Aide Training for Teens aged 12-16 held June 11-June 15, which will certify participants in assisting with the children's summer program though  leadership, creativity, and team-building development, and of course lots of fun!  

ArtCamp! runs from 9:00AM to 4:00PM, Monday - Friday and is $200 per session for Society members, $225 for nonmembers. Included are all supplies, light snacks and weekly Friday pizza parties. Free lunch generously provided by Star of the Sea Foundation is also available. Detailed descriptions of the Teen Program Aide Training and all ArtCamp! sessions along with registration information can be found at, click 'tickets,' or call Adele Williams at 305-295-6616, extension 115. Registration fills quickly.  Sign up now to secure your child's spot! Your museums.  Your community.  It takes an island. 

(R) On Thursday, May 17, Key West Art & Historical Society's Distinguished Speaker Series welcomes historians Laura Albritton and Jerry Wilkinson to Old City Hall, 510 Greene Street, where they will offer archival photographs and their accompanying stories of one of the most legendary avenues in the United States. The 6:00pm presentation of "Key West's Duval Street" traces the development and origins of the iconic thoroughfare.
Distinguished Speaker Series presentation tickets are $5 for KWAHS members, $10 for non-members, and are available at , click 'tickets." Early ticket purchase is recommended.  Sponsored by the Helmerich Trust and the State of Florida Division of Cultural Affairs.   For more information, contact Adele Williams, Director of Education, at 305.295.6616, x115.  Your Museums.  Your Community.  It takes an Island.

 Fort Adventures Program for Toddlers & Parents Continue at Fort East Martello

Key West Art & Historical Society continues its weekly educational playdate program at Fort East Martello every Tuesday and Thursday through May from 10:00am to 12:00pm.  The program celebrates hands-on, inquiry-based learning while inviting children and parents to explore the Fort and its artifacts, dioramas, and immersive exhibits.  MORE INFO. IN THE APRIL 2ND ISSUE AND/OR TO THEIR WEBSITE NOW. Click April 2 Issue


Info. & Photos from Alyson Crean

Fifteen new trees now grace Bayview Park, thanks to the donations by Texas Roadhouse Inc. and the Arbor Day Foundation and to the hard work of the volunteers who turned out today along with community services and master gardeners.  Vice Mayor Clayton Lopez read a proclamation naming May 11 th  as Texas Roadhouse Arbor Day. This is part of Texas Roadhouse's ongoing five-year commitment with the Arbor Day Foundation in helping to restore the tree canopies across America devastated by the hurricanes of 2017. The park now features four new royal poinciana, two mahogany, two strangler fig, two blolly, three tabebuia, and two cassia trees.
In the photo by Alyson Crean: Key West Vice Mayor Clayton Lopez, Tyler Durham of Texas Roadhouse, Inc., Jeff Ashelford of the Arbor Day Foundation, City Commissioner Margaret Romero, and the City's Urban Forester Karen DeMaria sprinkle soil on one of the new royal Poinciana trees in Bayview Park
About the Arbor Day Foundation 
Founded in 1972, the Arbor Day Foundation has grown to become the largest nonprofit membership organization dedicated to planting trees, with more than one million members, supporters, and valued partners. During the last 45 years, more than 300 million Arbor Day Foundation trees have been planted in neighborhoods, communities, cities and forests throughout the world. Our vision is to help others understand and use trees as a solution to many of the global issues we face today, including air quality, water quality, climate change, deforestation, poverty and hunger. 

As one of the world's largest operating conservation foundations, the Arbor Day Foundation, through its members, partners and programs, educates and engages stakeholders and communities across the globe to involve themselves in its mission of planting, nurturing and celebrating trees. More information is available at
About Texas Roadhouse Inc.
Based in Louisville, Kentucky, Texas Roadhouse opened its doors in 1993 and has more than 525 locations in 49 states and seven countries. The family-friendly restaurant is famous for hand-cut steaks, made-from-scratch sides, fresh-baked bread, and a lively atmosphere. Texas Roadhouse was consecutively voted #1 Steak by Nation's Restaurant News Consumer Picks Survey in 2015 and 2016. Restaurant Business named Texas Roadhouse the #1 Full-Service Chain in Sales and Satisfaction in 2016 and most recently, the company was recognized as one of America's Best Large Employers by Forbes. For more information, visit


May 16th (Wed) - Green Drinks Returns!
Mark it in your calendars for every 3 rd Wednesday!
The Julie's brought Green Drinks back and the City is partnering! 
We meet at La Creperie French Café at 300 Petronia Street from 5:30-7:30.  Like Green Drinks on Facebook to find out what the next subject is.


WWW.COASTPROJECTS.COM 6404 Front St. 305-709-4001 & 803  Whitehead St.
Oh, yeah, it's also this time of year again!
So all of you rock 'n' roll parents can kill two birds with one stone and buy yourself and your kiddos an unforgettable experience!. 
This year, we've updated and improved on our already legendary camp programs, so have a look at the
 5210 College Rd. 305-296-1504

Chef Hubbard, and Bill and Eden send regards 
Check out our current full schedule below, or go to our  website to see everything that is coming up! Editors Note; Due to the Constant change of Add Ons and Sold Out Status ; VERY IMPORTANT to go their website to see the update changes and/or Call Bill, Eden, and Chef Hubbard

Wednesday, May 16th  - Chef Martha Hubbard - Chef's Tasting Menu
Tastes of Burma - $85.00 - 5:30pm. Chin Corn Soup - Red Beans, Hominy, and Chili Tomato Sauce,    Ginger Salad - Fried Garlic, Yellow Split Peas, and Sunflower Seeds ,   Chili Lamb with Basil and Coconut Rice,     Semolina Cake with Sesame Sauce
Friday, May 18th  - Chef Martha Hubbard - Chef's Tasting Menu
Spring Lamb Dinner - $90.00 - 5:30pm.    Moroccan Lamb Sausage with Sweet Pea Puree and Turmeric Potatoes.   Lamb Loin and Ratatouille Salad.       Jamaican Jerk Lamb Chops with Spicy Tomato Mint Sauce and Curried Rice. Spiced Cake with passion Fruit Cream
Prepayment is required to reserve lesson space - payments are non-refundable.
Unless otherwise noted, prices do not include tax, gratuity, or beverages.
Menus are subject to change due to the availability of ingredients and/or at the chef's discretion.
Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate dietary restrictions
Monday, May 21st  - Chef Martha Hubbard - Chef's Tasting Menu.
Delicious Vegetarian Dinner - $85.00 - 5:30pm.  Stone Fruit with Olives, Fennel, and Orange Blossom Water.   Avocado Salad with Beet and Cocoa Dressing.      Roasted Cauliflower Curry with Green Apple and Basil Salad. Ice Cream Sandwich - Smoked Vanilla Ice Cream, Peaches, Jalapeno and Bourbon Marshmallow Sauce
Monday May 28 $95.00 - 5:30pm Join Chef David Fuhrman of Great Events Catering for this delicious dinner!.   "Chicken Fried" Red Shrimp, Sweet Potato Pancake, Black Eyed Pea Hummus, Oven Dried Heirloom Tomato and Bacon Salad.    Tuna Crudo, Grapefruit Salad, Horseradish Chimmi, Pork Belly Croutons, and Tempura French Beans.  Balsamic Barbecued Duck Flantas, Charred Poblano, Green Mango Salad, and Goat Cheese Crema. Scallops, Forbidden Black Rice, Pineapple Zucchini Relish, Avocado Corn Mash, and Red Curry Yogurt.   Caramelized Banana, Almond Dacquoise, Coconut Creme, and Drunken Raisins
Saturday, June 2nd - Weekly Wine and Food Tasting - Wine Education Event
$15.00 - 2:00 to 3:30 pm
Join us for our weekly Wine and Food Tasting featuring delicious wines with paired bites by Chef Martha Hubbard! Please Call For Seats.
Friday, June 8th  - Chef Martha Hubbard - Chef's Tasting Menu
Summer Flavors - $80.00 - 5:30pm.     Grouper Crudo - Green Olives, Sundried Chilis, and Walnuts.   Grilled Peach and Cured Ham Salad with Ricotta Fritter. Toasted Chanterelle Gnocchi with Sweet Crab, Corn, and Heirloom Tomatoes.     Fennel Ice Cream with Espresso and Cocoa Nibs Shortbread Cookie


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Dive into Summer Coral Camp!
Coral Camp 2018 Registration is Open! When school lets out, Coral Camp begins. 6-12 year
old youths explore and learn about our surrounding marine environment through exciting
education activities at the Reef Relief Environmental Center in Key West. Each fun-packed day,
campers experience hands-on-learning, interactive games and outdoor activities. Activities
include science and art projects in addition to exciting field trips around Key West. Campers
also experience four days of snorkeling: one day practicing their snorkeling skills at the beach,
one day in the seagrass beds and sponge gardens, and two days snorkeling at the reef.
Weekly sessions begin June 4th  and go through August 10th. Sessions are limited to 25 campers
per session. A limited number of scholarships are available to those who qualify. Coral Camp
runs Monday through Friday from 8:30am- 4:30pm. Camp fees are $225 per child per week or a
discounted rate of $200 per child per week when registering for multiple weeks or siblings. Space is limited! Reserve a slot today!
Sponsors for Coral Camp 2018 include: Fury Water Adventures, Sebago Water Sports, Danger
Charters, Captains Corner Dive Center, Barefoot Billy's, The Key West Aquarium, Firefly, The Community Foundation of the Florida Keys, Disney Conservation Fund, MOTE Marine Laboratory, and the Dogwood Foundation. 

For more information about registration call Reef Relief at 305-294-3100 or email Download registration forms at
Reef Relief is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to improving and protecting our coral reef ecosystem.



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Monroe County Animal Farm in Key West 5501 College Rd. 305-293-7300 . Open the 2nd & 4th Sunday each month (1-3p) , Under the Brilliant Direction of Officer/Farmer Jeanne Selander.  Next May 13



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