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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2015
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Man in Havana
COVER: The Sand Key Lighthouse stands as a solitary sentinel amid the blue-green waves. ROB O’NEAL/Paradise
THIS JUST IN:
50th annual Old Island
Days Art Festival
The annual juried fine art show
is set on lower Whitehead and
Caroline streets in historic Old
Town. The open-air, free-admission highly acclaimed show is
open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily,
features oil paintings, watercolors, sculpture, photography and
other offerings by artists from
around the United States.
week is: The Key West African
Cemetery, Past and Present.
Learn about the history,
archaeology, and commemoration of the African Cemetery at
Higgs Beach presented by Corey
Malcom, archaeologist, and Gene
Tinnie, artist.
Program begins at 6:30 p.m., in
the Museum Lab.
Call 305-294-2633 Ext. 22 for
information.
Sword Swallower Day
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Mel Fisher Maritime
Museum celebration
In celebration of 30 years of
treasure, MFMM presents the
Companion Programs and Free
Lecture Series. The topic this
Sword swallowers will risk their
lives when they “drop swords”
at Ripley’s Believe It or Not!
Odditoriums around the world on
Feb. 28.
Watch as solid steel will go
down the hatch — hopefully
without a scratch — as individuals demonstrate sword swallowing skills at a free performance at
Ripley’s Key West Odditorium 108
Duval Street.
The show will start at 2 p.m.
with an official worldwide “swallow” at 2:28 p.m. to coincide with
the 2/28/15 date. Sword swallowing shows outside the museum
are free.
Regular admission is required
for people wanting to tour the
Odditorium.
Call 305-293-9939 for information.
Annual House and
Garden Tour
The Marathon Garden Club
will host its annual House and
Garden Tour from 10 a.m. to 4
p.m. March 7.
Properties in Duck Key, Key
Colony Beach and Marathon will
be featured.
The Marathon tour is the only
one in the Keys to feature both
homes and gardens.
During the tour, guests will
experience a unique collection
of properties and see distinctive
décor, extensive outdoor living
spaces, lovely gardens and beautiful water views.
Tickets are available at the garden club, 5270 Overseas Highway,
Marathon, Marathon Chamber of
Commerce and Key Bana for $25
dollars each.Call 305-743-4971 or
go to www.marathongardenclub.
org for information.
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‘Next Fall’ now playing at the Waterfront Playhouse
“Next Fall” is electrifying
audiences at the Waterfront
Playhouse. This gripping tale of
family, faith and friendship is
alternately hilarious and heartrending. It’s also enormously
entertaining. Directed by Murphy
Davis, the award-winning play
is brought to stunning life by a
superlative cast.
One of the most celebrated
plays in recent Broadway history,
“Next Fall” won both the Drama
Desk and Outer Critics Circle
Awards for Best Play, and was a
Tony nominee for Best Play.
The producers of the original
Broadway production were Elton
John and his husband, David
Furnish.
“Next Fall” is about Adam
(neurotic and an atheist) and
Luke (a struggling young actor
and a devout Christian) and their
attempt to make their five year
relationship work.
When the unthinkable happens, family and friends descend
upon the couple and longtime
differences collide and emotional
fireworks erupt.
The New York Times called
the play, “A smart, sensitive,
immensely appealing comedy
that touches the heart.”
Adam is played by Adam
McLaughlin, who has appeared
with such well-known theaters as
Manhattan Theater Club, Naked
Angels and the Ensemble Studio
Theatre, as well as the new NBC
series “The Slap.”
Luke is played by Trey Gerrald
who is currently in the hit T.V.
show “Orange Is The New Black,”
as well as several T.V. and web
series and film.
Bob Bowersox (“Twelve Angry
Men,” “August: Osage County”)
plays Luke’s opinionated and
devout father, Butch. Annie
Miners (“The New Century” “God
of Carnage”) plays Luke’s mother,
Arlene, who has a past. Nicole
Nurenberg (“August: Osage
County,” “Home Exchange”)
is the witty best friend, Holly.
Kaleb Smith (“The Last Night At
Ballyhoo”) plays the conflicted
friend, Brandon.
Michael Boyer created the constantly shifting set, as the play
moves from location to location.
David Bird designed the lighting,
and Carmen Rodriguez the costumes and props.
Tickets are $40 and are available at 305-294-5015 or at
WaterfrontPlayhouse.org.
“Next Fall” at Waterfront Playhouse will play through Feb. 28. All performances begin at 8 p.m.
Ever been to the Oscars? Try out the Tropic instead
REVIEWED BY SHIRREL RHOADES
Hey movie buffs, ever been to the
Oscars?
You know, the annual lovefest that
Hollywood throws each year for itself,
handing out little golden statuettes as
prizes for Best Picture, Best Actor, etc.
The Red Carpet interviews, the hautcouture gowns, the arm candy, the whoopla is almost as much fun as listening to the
winners burble acceptance speeches that
sometimes come out “You like me, you
really like me!”
This Sunday the Academy of Motion
Pictures Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) will
bring us the 87th Academy Awards presentations.
But you don’t have to fly to the West
Coast to enjoy the festivities.
Key West’s Tropic Cinema is again bringing the Oscars to you — live!
On Sunday, the Tropic offers two ways
to enjoy the 2015 Oscars:
A limited number of VIP tickets will
admit moviegoers to a 6 p.m. champagne
reception, along with food, and special
seating in the Carper Theater, plus a gift
swag bag.
Just like being in Tinseltown.
And those who want to forego the VIP
experience can join in at 7 p.m., receiving
two drink tickets and hors d’ouevres along
with the show.
Both Tropic members and non-members can plan on joining their friends
watching the Red Carpet interviews, the
Oscar presentations, the speeches by the
winners, while rooting for your favorite
movies of the year to win.
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THE GREENS
There’s nothing green
behind the ears when it
comes to Key West’s newest band, The Greens, with
their fresh sound of Civil
War jazz and authentic
bluegrass.
“We wanted to bring
Thu • Feb 19 • 9pm
Fri • Feb 20 • 5:30 & 10pm
Stokeswood
“Electro-Acoustic”
Sat • Feb 21 • 5:30pm
Happy Dog
“Funk/Rock/Jam”
Sat • Feb 21 • 10pm
AJ Ghents
“Sacred Steel Southern Soul”
a new thing to Key West,
where jazz and old-time
roots music would meet,”
said stand-up bass player,
Steve LaPierre, co-founder
of the The Love Lane Gang,
who recently joined forces
with beloved Key West
banjo player Jason Shore,
to craft this new sound in
town.
Lead vocalist and musical virtuoso Gary Mackey,
former fiddle player with
Dolly Parton’s Nashville
band, and Rob Cook,
the popular Duval Street
“washboard-tie guy” on
percussion, round out this
quartet of breath-taking
musicians.
Friday, 4 to 7 p.m., Viva
Zapata, 903 Duval St.
Sunday, 9 p.m. to 12 a.m.,
McConnell’s Irish Pub, 900
Duval St.
Monday, 6:30 to 10 p.m.,
1pm Sunday Jazz Showcase
Sun • Feb 22 • 5:30pm
night only appearance at 10
p.m. Saturday. The “Sacred
Steel” rhythmic style is
played by many steel
guitarists today including Robert Randolph, The
Lee Boys, The Campbell
Brothers and guitarists
such as Derek Trucks.
Happy Dog
Bill Blue
Recently returned from
Philadelphia to The Florida
Keys, jam/funk/rockers The
Happy Dog will appear at
5:30 p.m. Saturday.
Blue returns to The
Parrot stage at 5:30 p.m.m
“The Greens” perform Friday at Viva Zapata, 903 Duval St., at
Sunday in support of the
4 and 7 p.m., as well as other local establishments.
release of “Mojolation,”
the first studio release
Springers, Big Pine Key.
performances, and a fierce
in thirty years from the
electronic edge with shows A.J. Ghent
island’s favorite blues guiat
9
p.m.
today
and
5:30
tarist, singer and songwritTHE GREEN PARROT
and 10 p.m. on Friday.
er. Blue learned his chops
Spanning the genres of
Formed
by
lead
vocalist
playing for many years with
southern
rock,
blues,
soul,
601 Whitehead St.
and
acoustic
guitar
player,
Arthur (Big Boy) Crudup
and
funk
music
and
fusing
Stokeswood
Adam Patterson, and lead
them together into what he (author of Elvis’ hit “That’s
electric guitarist, Mark
calls “Southern Soul.”, slide Alright Mama”). He’s shared
Atlanta-based electrothe stage with ZZ Top, The
guitarist A.J. Ghent brings
acoustic band, Stokeswood, Godwin. Stokeswood is a
marvel to watch, as they
his “Sacred Steel” family to Allman Brothers, Albert
brings their infectious
switch between instruThe Green Parrot for a one- King, Johnny Winter and
energy, unpredictable live
Hank Williams Jr. He was
signed to the prestigious
Adelphi Record label, one
of the best blues labels in
the US. Adelphi’s international distribution offered
Blue the opportunity to be
heard around the world.
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
SATURDAY
SUNDAY
MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
World Famous T-Shirts • Raw Bar • Restaurant
Happy Hour Daily • 5-7 pm
Entertainment from 1pm til 2am
Bill Blue
“Island’s Favorite Blues Guitarist”
7pm Monday Night BINGO
Tue • Feb 24 • 9:00pm
Wed • Feb 25 • 5:30 & 9pm
Thu • Feb 26 • 5:30 & 9pm
February 19
February 20
February 21
February 22
February 23
February 24
February 25
Joel
Nelson
Lee
Roy
Lee
Roy
Chris
Thomas
Zack
Seemiller
Joel
Nelson
Joel
Nelson
Lee Roy
Copper Sky
Copper Sky
Copper Sky
Matthew
Curry
Matthew
Curry
Matthew
Curry
RST
Red Elvises
KEY WEST
“Siberian Surf-Rockers”
ments, giving up their
spot on keys, synths and
guitar like a game of musical chairs, all the while
keeping up an irresistible,
danceable backbone to the
imaginative melodies and
powerhouse, gut-wrenching vocals.
Carson Mac Carson Mac
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Elvises 2015 World Tour
brings the party with shows
at 9 p.m. Tuesday and 5:30
and 9:00 p.m. Wednesday,
Feb. 25 and 26. Playing a
unique blend of Russian
folk music, 50’s rockabilly/
surf, reggae, and whatever
else makes them happy,
Igor & Red Elvises’ perpetual world tour has provided a constant delight to
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Copper Sky
The Copper Sky duo will
play from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.
ANTONIA’S DINNER Monday through March
1. The duo’s performance
CONCERT
is an all-encompassing
experience of incredibly
A dinner concert with
performed music with a
classical guitarist Mateo
will be held at 7 p.m. every mix of genres and original
songs to satisfy every musiThursday at Antonia’s
cal taste. There’s also a lot
restaurant, 615 Duval St.
Mateo will perform virtuo- of fun as the duo works
so Spanish guitar highlights with the audience during
the show and sometime
with his original work.
off-stage.
Antonia’s serves a fixed
price menu of Italian cuisine, fine wines and spirits Matthew Curry
during the concert. For
reservations, call 305-771Matthew Curry and his
0280.
band will make its premiere
at the Hog’s Breath from
10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Monday
SOUTHERNMOST
through March 1.
MAGNOLIA
Curry and his rare combination
of youth and
B.O.’s Fish Wagon,
maturity have been taking
6 to 9 p.m. today
Southernmost Magnolia, audiences, and the music
the Key West version of the industry, by surprise with
his triple-threat talents of
renowned New England
compelling songwriting,
band Magnolia, plays a
dynamic vocals, and incenunique blend of Cajun,
diary guitar work. Curry has
country, and bluegrass
already been adopted by
music.
Fender Guitars and Guitar
Led by singer and
Center. His songs have a
guitarist Maggie Moniz,
classic feel and people are
with local fixtures Steve
responding immediately to
Gibson on mandolin and
the emotional power of the
Cindy Jefferson on bass
songs and the excitement
and world-famous Chuck
of Curry and his band’s
Sherman on pedal steel,
they play good time music strong delivery.
sure to get your head boppin’, your toes tappin’, and
your feet movin’.
SCHOONER WHARF
Laissez les bon temps
rouler!
202 William St.
HOG’S BREATH
SALOON
400 Front St.
Paul Cotton Band
Friday and Saturday, 7
p.m. to 12 a.m.
Paul Cotton brings his
legendary Country Rock
of acoustic and electric
instruments their enthusiasm seems to just draw you
in and make you feel a part
of the music itself.
Often joined on stage
by sisters Nina and Naomi
Newton, as well as younger
members of both families,
these lively kids keep audiences entertained as their
wide variety of talent is
showcased throughout the
evening.
See Bobby and Skippo perform at Salute restaurant tonight
and every Thursday from 4 to 6:30 p.m. as part of the
“Showtunes on the Beach” program.
performances to the
Schooner Wharf stage this
weekend. These highly
entertaining shows include
music from Paul’s 40 years
as POCO’s lead guitarist,
singer, and composer. The
recipient of multiple Gold
and Platinum records,
his hits include “Heart of
the Night”, ‘Crazy Love”,
“Barbados”, “Indian
Summer”, and “Bad
Weather.” Add in tributes
to Paul’s roots in Buffalo
Springfield and Illinois
Speed Press, along with
some great new originals,
and everyone is in for a
musical treat.
Now based in Key West,
Cotton has formed a band
of great local musicians.
Russ Scavelli, Joel Nelson,
Greg Shanle and Din Allen
are all popular soloists,
playing together to create
amazing harmonies.
That Hippie Band
Sunday, 6:30 to 11 p.m.
Gary Hempsey brings
his friends and his musical
talents to Schooner Wharf
Bar. Joining Hempsey are a
few other well-known local
musicians Russ Scavelli on
guitar, Tom Conga on bass
and Terry Wetmore on percussion and vocals.
Their roots are in the
old Woodstock type of
music and they jam to it
all, Grateful Dead, The
Beatles, Crosby, Stills and
Nash. When these guys
get together harmony and
mayhem are the only constants. With no set playlist
they free flow and let it all
just happen, unscripted.
Got a request? Bring it on.
The Doerfels
Wednesday, 7 to 11 p.m.
Growing up in a musical
family these five brothers
were playing instruments
from the time they could
walk. Although they started
out playing bluegrass they
have branched out into
other genres, blending contemporary and classic rock,
country, pop and alternative
music. With a unique blend
VIRGILIO’S
524 Duval St.
MC COUSCOUS and
Sweet Matthew
MC COUSCOUS
and Sweet Matthew’s
Southernmost Acoustic
Soul and Hip Hop
Manifestations is a live
acoustic show featuring
original Key West music
and a unique selection of
cover songs from Marvin
Gaye to The Cure. Catch
them from 6:30 to 9:30
p.m. Friday at Blue Heaven
and from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sunday at Michael’s during
brunch.
Bobby and Skippo
at Salute
Join Bobby Nesbitt and
Skippo from 4 to 6:30 p.m.
every Thursday at Salute on
the Beach for “Showtunes
on the Beach.” Nesbitt,
on piano and vocals, is
a famed international
interpreter of the Great
American Songbook and
Skippo has been accompanying Bobby in concerts
and shows for 28 years.
Catch the sunset music fun,
down Higgs Beach way.
You’re in Key West to be on the Water
Think Zero Duval Street
Live Entertainment DAILY
Thurs. Feb. 19
C.W. Colt • 1-4pm | Robert Albury • 5-7pm
Fri. Feb. 20
Rolando Rojas • 1-4pm | Rolando Rojas • 5-7pm
Sat. Feb. 21
The Doerfuls • 1-4pm | Happy Dog • 4:30-7:30pm
Sun. Feb. 22
Nina Newton Band • 1-4pm | Robert Albury • 5-7pm
Mon. Feb. 23
C.W. Colt • 1-4pm | Robert Albury • 5-7pm
Tues. Feb. 24
Tony Baltimore • 1-4pm | Robert Albury • 5-7pm
Wed. Feb. 25
Love Lane Gang • 4:30-7:30pm
Serving Waterfront Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Hot Tin Roof Dinner & Brunch Reservations Recommended
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legions of passionate Green
Parrot fans year after year.
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Parker String Quartet quickly warms to Key West
“It doesn’t hurt to be in
warm, sunny weather in
February when the place
you call home is Boston!”
The Boston-based Parker
String Quartet will be fleeing snow-bound Bean
Town to be performing at
the San Carlos Institute, 516
Duval St. at 4 p.m. Sunday
as part of Impromptu
Classical Concerts 2015
season.
The group’s connection
to Boston is deep. The
Parker Quartet’s members
hold graduate degrees in
performance and chamber music from the New
England Conservatory
of Music and were part
of the New England
Conservatory’s acclaimed
Professional String Quartet
Training Program from
2006-2008.
The Parker Quartet began
their residency at Harvard
in the fall of 2014 through
the prestigious Blodgett
Artist-in-Residence program, a program is now
in its 30th year, and made
possible through a gift
from Mr. and Mrs. John W.
Blodgett, Jr.
Previously, they held
teaching and performance residencies at
the University of South
Carolina and the University
of St. Thomas. From 2008
to 2013, the quartet spent
much of its time in St. Paul,
MN, where they served
as Quartet-in-Residence
with the St. Paul Chamber
Orchestra , were the firstever Artists-in-Residence
with Minnesota Public
Radio .
The musicians — Daniel
Chong, violin; Ying Xue,
violin; Jessica Bodner, viola;
and the long-suffering
Kee-Hyun Kim, cello — are
“incredibly excited” to play
for the Key West audience,
After the intermission,
the Parker String Quartet
will resurrect the cellist
with Brahms’s Quartet No.3
in B Flat Major. Although
the work opens with a false
alarm of hunting calls paying homage to Mozart’s
The Boston-based Parker String Quartet will be performing at the San Carlos Institute on
Sunday at 4 p.m. as part of Impromptu Classical Concerts 2015 season.
‘Hunt’ Quartet, this quartet represents some of
Brahms’s most optimistic,
light-hearted music.
Concert tickets are $20
at the door, by calling
305-745-2283, or online
at Keystix.com, or classicalconcertskw.com.
RED BARN GALA WILL
PUT YOU IN THE “BIZ”
Key West’s venerable Red Barn Theatre is celebrating its 35th anniversary of bringing top-notch theatre
to town this year, and what better way to do it than to
invite friends and supporters to join them inside “the
Biz” for a night – show biz, that is.
The little theatre with the big heart at 319 Duval
St. will be using its one big fundraiser for the year
to throw a special “Show Biz Gala” on March 1, a
Travelling Party to mark its big anniversary event,
and everyone is invited. Those in attendance will not
only be feted with great food and drink, but will also
be invited to the grounds of two of the most elegant
homes in Key West, generously donated for the occasion by their owners.
Things get started at 5:30 pm with a lively quick
stop at the stunning home of Jim and Kathy
Haymaker on Whitehead Street in Key West.
Tasty Champagne Kir Royales will be one of the
highlights here, courtesy of Mark Gambuzza and UVA
Wine Shop and Wine Bar.
There will also be delectable hors d’oeuvres from
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Three Fine Cooks to nibble on.
Then it’s off for a short two-block walk (or ride,
if needed) to the beautiful home of John and Kay
Behmke on Front Street, where the party shifts into
high gear.
A red carpet and paparazzi will greet the newlyminted attendee “stars”, who will be ushered into a
glittering show biz world on the grounds of the glamorous Behmke home.
An open bar will serve cocktails, while the Iron
Chefs will prepare a Tony Award-worthy dinner followed by the most decadent of desserts.
Local favorite Dave Bootle will kick off the evening’s
entertainment with a sunset celebration, live and
silent auctions, and dancing into the night.
It’s sure to be evening of glitz and glamour, food
and wine, stars and starlets, all of which supports the
operation of the non-profit Red Barn Theatre.
Tickets are $125 per person, available by calling the
box office at 305-296-9911, or at redbarntheatre.com.
All proceeds go toward the support of the Red Barn.
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and Indiana University. In 2007, she was
commissioned by Woodford Reserve to
create a painting for its official, limitededition Kentucky Derby bottle of bourbon.
This is Bonita’s fifth show at
Gingerbread Square Gallery. He earned
his BFA with honors from the Art Institute
of Boston in 1996. His post-baccalaureate
study of classical painting continued at
The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in
Philadelphia.
Bonita has periodically continued his
private study of the French Academy
drawing and painting tradition. His
career began as an illustrator and mural
painter creating works for newspapers,
magazines, book publishers and design
firms. Clients have included Disney, MTV,
Random House, Simon and Schuster,
McGraw Hill, Houghton Mifflin and the
United Way. Mr. Bonita’s illustrations have
appeared in over thirty books. The wall
art, designs, and sculptures he has created
can be found in TJMaxx, Home Goods &
Home Depot in all fifty states and parts of
Canada.
For information, call 305-2968900, or send an email to [email protected]
GingerbreadSquareGallery.com. The exhibitions can also be viewed on the gallery
website, GingerbreadSquareGallery.com.
KEPart Studio/Gallery will open to the
public with a debut celebration from 6 to
9 p.m. Feb. 27 at 534 Fleming St. KEPart
was conceived to showcase the vibrant
and richly toned works of Key West master
watercolorist Kevin E. Peterson – a painter
whose works have been described as
“dancing with movement.”
Peterson began his college career on a
track to becoming a veterinary doctor, but
“life took a twist” and he emerged from his
formal education with a BFA in painting.
A 1990s Key West stint during which the
artist created outrageous visual-merchandising art for the windows of famed emporium Fast Buck Freddie’s was followed by
a stint off the rock and in the corporate
world, where he was renowned for, among
other attributes, his mastery of the single
sardonically raised eyebrow, reminiscent
of screen legend Robert Mitchum.
Peterson’s spiritual nature is reflected
in his logo and throughout his art in the
form of birds. “Why a bird? Quite a few
years ago while traveling by car in terrible
weather – sweaty palms, almost no vis-
Learn how to ‘paint the night’
with Stephen LaPierre
Key West plein air oil painter, Stephen
LaPierre, will offer artists and art lovers
a “paint the night” workshop from 7 to 9
p.m. Tuesday. The group will meet at the
Keys Energy Office parking lot at Eaton
and Grinnel streets.
The free two-session workshop includes
basic instruction on how to prepare, plan
and create your piece using only artificial
light.
Attendees are asked to bring their own
materials, along with an easel or a chair.
LaPierre, a five-year Key West resident
and a two-time recipient of the coveted
Anne McKee Artist Award, was honored
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KEPart Gallery debuts
Kevin E. Peterson
Gingerbread Square Gallery
Pam Folsom and Todd Bonita’s exhibition of paintings opens on Monday at
Gingerbread Square Gallery, 1207 Duval
St. with a reception from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
However, it will be available for early viewing beginning Saturday at 12 p.m. This
exhibition will continue through March
2. Folsom, who paints the architecture
and surroundings of Key West and the
Florida Keys, portrays these subjects in her
own unique impressionistic style. Todd
Bonita’s unique paintings of boats capture
their beauty in a style that is unique and
enthralling.
This is Folsom’s eighth show at
Gingerbread Square Gallery. She is an artist who has garnered much attention from
galleries and art aficionados in recent
years. Selected galleries throughout the
U.S currently represent her. Folsom’s landscape paintings are personal interpretations of the scenes she is drawn to as she
works out of doors year-round. She experiments with thick and thin paint to creates
an illusion of movement by giving distinct
areas of a painting the same directional
brushstrokes.
The artist attended the University
of Cincinnati College of Design, Art,
Architecture, and Planning, Vermont
Studio Center, Cincinnati Art Academy,
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2015
in 2013 with a one- man show, My Key
West Plein Air Novel, in the main gallery
of the Key West Art and Historical Society’s
Custom House Museum, followed by
another one-man show in 2014, A Tale of
Two Cities: La Habana and Key West, in
the Tropic Cinema’s Gallery Space.
A few of LaPierre’s more recent Key
West nightscapes can currently be seen at
Gildea Contemporary Gallery’s show “Key
West & Beyond” at 522 Southard St.
For information and to register for this
free workshop, call 978-578-1546, or send
an email to [email protected]
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ibility – a Great White Egret flew right in
front of my windshield and I knew at that
very moment I would be ok, because my
guardian angels were with me, guiding
me to safety. As the years have passed,
birds always seem to show up when I need
reassurance. I know that they are a sign of
serenity, of inner peace,” Peterson said.
Guests attending the Feb. 27 KEPart
Studio/Gallery opening will enjoy fine
wines and hors d’oeuvre’s along with the
artists’ fine art.
In addition to his works on watercolor
paper, Peterson will be offering smallerscale one-of-a-kind pieces on ceramic tile
painted with porcelain paint and some
smaller, inexpensive gift items like puzzles
and coffee cups.
Plans for the future include showcasing
the work of other artists, including photographers and sculptors.
Peterson is also a popular commissioned artist of humans and pets, offering
a limited number of portraits a year. For
more information on the artist, the gallery
and the opening, go to kepart.com.
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FILM IN PARADISE
‘Still Alice’ tells tragic story of mental illness
hat could be more
tragic than a linguistic professor who
begins to forget words?
Well … one with early onset
Alzheimer’s.
That’s the premise of
“Still Alice,” a film based on
the bestselling novel by Lisa
Genova.
“Still Alice” stars Julianne
Moore as Alice Howland,
a comfortably married
linguistics professor with
three grown children whose
life is upended at age 50
when she learns she has
early-onset Alzheimer’s.
Moore’s performance
has been nominated for
an Academy Award as Best
Actress. After four previous
Oscar nominations, Moore
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is considered a frontrunner for a golden statuette
in Sunday’s 87th Academy
of Motion Pictures Arts and
Science presentations.
You can still catch “Still
Alice” at the Tropic Cinema.
This sad story follows
Alice as she discovers the
cause of her forgetfulness
and fights to retain her
sense of who she is. Her
family is impacted as they
trace the gene that foretells
this type of Alzheimer’s.
Alice begins to hide word
clues for her to find (kinda
like the tattoos were used
in “Momento”), and even
prepares a video reminding
herself to commit suicide
when she can’t remember
who she is.
The producers called in
a consultant, an Oklahoma
man named Ron Grant who
suffers from the disease.
“The day will come eventually when I don’t, but
right now, I do,” says Grant,
who was 55 when he was
diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.
When a couple of friends
told me they were off to see
“Still Alice,” I responded,
Julianne Moore is a linguistic professor who begins to forget words because of early onset
Alzheimer’s in the film, “Still Alice.”
“Enjoy the film” — then
retracted my words. “Enjoy”
is not the right description
for this tragic drama. But
Julianne Moore deserves an
Academy Award.
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Clooney’s sister in “Up in the Air.” And
everyone is familiar with John from his
What I like about these one-night-only
role on TV’s “Mad Men.”
movies presented at the Tropic Cinema
“Bluebird” is a drama about a school
during the New York Film Critics Series is
bus driver whose momentary distraction
what follows the film.
brings near-tragedy to a snowy commuAfter each NYFCS screening (usually a
nity in Maine.
film that’s being shown in advance of its
Writer-director Lance Edmands is himnormal release date) we get to meet the
self a native of Maine, so the nuances of
directors and stars.
the so-called Pine Tree State are spot-on.
Rolling Stone film critic Peter Travers
Slattery, who was born in Boston, rises
acts as our host, interviewing the participants in the movie that we’ve just seen. It’s to the occasion, as does Morton, who hails
captured live in-person, and then piped to from Illinois. Acting, it’s called.
Peter Travers draws the details from this
the Tropic’s screen.
trio in his after-film interview. Sometimes
This Tuesday night NYFCS presents a
meeting the stars is as interesting as
private preview screening of “Bluebird,”
watching the film.
a film starring Amy Morton and John
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Slattery. You’ve seen Amy play George
NYFC’s ‘Bluebird’ at the Tropic
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Philippe Petit is the ‘Man On Wire’
Philippe Petit is more
sure-footed than most
people. He’s a high wire
artist. Yes, he’s that guy
who walked across the
wire from one tower of the
World Trade Center to the
other back in 1974.
The young Frenchman
didn’t exactly have permission to do that. He danced
on that thin wire without
a safety net for nearly an
hour before he was arrested. His daring act has been
called the “artistic crime of
the century.”
He merely calls it “le
coup.”
upstate New York. He lives
there most of the year,
a quiet place to practice
walking the tightrope in the
“world’s smallest theater,”
a 6’ x 7’ arena inside a post
and beam barn that he
built with his own hands
using 18th Century tools
and methods. Philippe is
also an Artist-in-Residence
of the largest gothic cathedral in the world, The
Cathedral Church of St.
John the Divine in New
York City.
Starting off as a street
performer in Paris, he was a
juggler and magician before
mastering the tightrope.
He admits taking a few
spills during practice when
he was young, but “never
while performing, else I
wouldn’t be here to talk
with you,” he said. After all,
the elfin redhead performs
without a safety net.
Dangerous? “I get a little
anxious when I see the
film,” he said of his walk
across the 7/8”-thick wire
between the two 110-storyhigh towers.
Why does he perform
such risky feats without a
net? “You wouldn’t put a
leash on a bird,” he said as
if that explains everything.
He describes feeling “absolutely free” when performing on a high wire.
You don’t have to go to
the top of a tall building to
Top 10 best actor Oscars
With the 87th Academy Awards coming up Sunday
night, we’ll find out who’s the Best Actor of 2014. Up for
an Oscar we have Eddie Redmayne, Michael Keaton,
Benedict Cumberbatch, Steve Carell and Bradley
Cooper.
I’d pick Cumberbatch (“The Imitation Game”).
Who’re you betting on?
To get you warmed up, here’s my list of the Oscar’s
Top Ten Best Actors of All Time:
10.) Jack Nicholson as Randle Patrick McMurphy in
“One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” (1975).
9.) Geoffrey Rush as David Helfgott in “Shine” (1996).
8.) Tom Hanks as Forrest Gump in “Forrest Gump”
(1994).
7.) Dustin Hoffman as Raymond Babbitt in “Rain
Man” (1988).
6.) Daniel Day-Lewis as Daniel Plainview in “There
Will Be Blood” (2007).
5.) Phillip Seymour Hoffman as Truman Capote in
“Capote” (2005).
4.) Anthony Hopkins as Dr. Hannibal Lecter in
“Silence of the Lambs” (1991).
3.) Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch in “To Kill a
Mockingbird” (1962).
2.) Marlon Brando as Terry Malloy in “On the
Waterfront” (1954).
1.) Robert De Niro as Jake LaMotta in “Raging Bull”
(1980).
Agree with my list? If not, whom would you add? Or
subtract? Once we settle this, we can quibble over Best
Actress winners.
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meet Philippe Petit. He’ll
greet you at ground level
this coming Tuesday after a
special screening of “Man
On Wire” at the Tropic
Cinema, where he will give
a Q&A following the film.
You might want to ask
him to perform a magic
trick. He carries a handy
coin given to him by
German filmmaker Werner
Herzog for just such contingencies. Or you may want
to ask him why a seemingly
sensible man might want
to walk, dance, lean back,
or lay down while on a wire
suspended more than a
quarter mile in the air.
And if you get him talking, he’ll tell you about a
new 3-D Robert Zemeckis
movie coming out this fall
with Joseph Gordon-Levitt
playing him in “The Walk.”
He taught the actor to walk
the tightrope for the movie.
“He has a talent for it,”
mused Petit. “He became
me.”
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Filmmaker James Marsh
made a documentary about
it, appropriately titled “Man
On Wire.”
Having crossed between
those twin towers some
1,350-feet above New York
City’s streets, Philippe now
finds himself in Key West,
a town where six-story La
Concha is the tallest downtown building.
“I’m here incognito,”
he quips. Having briefly
passed through Key West
on two previous occasions,
he thought it would be
a good place to go write
his 11th book, The Key
West Diary, while waiting
for the snows to melt at
his Catskills hideaway in
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What’s up at the Tropic: Friday Feb. 20 through Thursday Feb. 26
FEATURE FILMS
OPENING FRIDAY:
“Mr. Turner”
This film explores the last
quarter century of the great
if eccentric British painter
J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851)
(Timothy Spall). Profoundly
affected by the death of his
father, loved by a housekeeper he takes for granted
and occasionally exploits
sexually, he forms a close
relationship with a seaside
landlady with whom he
eventually lives incognito
in Chelsea, where he dies.
Throughout this, he travels, paints, stays with the
country aristocracy, visits
brothels, is a popular if
anarchic member of the
Royal Academy of Arts,
and is both celebrated and
reviled by the public and
by royalty. Golden Globe
nominated for Best Actor.
“The Imitation
Game”
Rated R
“Whiplash”
Winner of the Grand Jury
Prize and Audience Award
at the Sundance Film
Festival, Andrew Neyman
(Miles Teller) is an ambitious young jazz drummer, single-minded in his
pursuit to rise to the top of
his elite east coast music
conservatory. Terence
Fletcher (J. K. Simmons),
an instructor equally
known for his teaching
talents as for his terrifying
methods, leads the top jazz
ensemble in the school.
Fletcher discovers Andrew
and transfers the aspiring
drummer into his band,
forever changing the young
man’s life. A journey that
can be seen alternately as a
descent into madness or an
ascent to greatness comes
“Bluebird,” set against the backdrop of a logging town in
Maine, stars John Slatter, Louise Krause and Amy Morton.
to a crescendo on the biggest platform for Andrew’s
talents—the unforgiving
stage of Carnegie Hall.
Nominated for 5 Academy
Awards.
Rated R
HELD OVER:
“Still Alice”
Alice Howland, happily
married with three grown
children, is a renowned
linguistics professor who
starts to forget words. When
she receives a diagnosis of
Early-Onset Alzheimer’s
Disease, Alice and her family find their bonds thoroughly tested. Her struggle
to stay connected to who
she once was is frightening, heartbreaking, and
inspiring. (Julianne Mooore
winner of the Golden
Globe and nominated
for Academy Award, Best
Actress)
Rated PG-13
“A Most Violent
Year”
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Set during the winter
of 1981 -- statistically one
of the most crime-ridden
of New York City’s history
— “A Most Violent Year” is
a drama following the lives
of an immigrant and his
family as they attempt to
capitalize on the American
Dream, while the rampant
violence, decay, and corruption of the day drag
them in and threaten to
destroy all they have built.
Rated R
“Birdman”
The critically-acclaimed
black comedy Birdman tells
the story of a washed-up
actor (Michael Keaton)—
famous for portraying
an iconic superhero—as
he struggles to mount a
Broadway play. In the days
leading up to opening
night, he battles his ego
and attempts to recover
his family, his career and
himself. Also starring
Zach Galifianakis, Andrea
Riseborough, Amy Ryan,
Emma Stone, Naomi
Watts and Edward Norton,
Birdman is directed and
co-written by Alejandro
González Iñárritu (Biutiful,
Babel, 21 Grams, Amores
Perros). Nominated for 7
Academy Awards.
Rated R
Alan Turing (Benedict
Cumberbatch, The Fifth
Estate, Star Trek Into
Darkness, T.V.’s “Sherlock”),
leading a motley crew,
was instrumental in
cracking the code for
Germany’s World War II
Enigma Machine, a seemingly impossible code that
changed daily, and in the
process became a pioneer
of modern-day computing.
Keira Knightley co-stars. An
intense and haunting portrayal of a brilliant, complicated man, The Imitation
Game follows a genius who
under nail-biting pressure
helped to shorten the war
and, in turn, save thousands of lives. Nominated
for 5 Golden Globes including Best Picture.
Rated PG-13
SPECIAL EVENTS
THIS WEEK:
Sunday: The Oscars
At The Tropic
V.I.P. Admission
Champagne Reception at
6 p.m.
Complimentary Food,
Carper Theater Seating,
Swag Bag
Tickets $125, Members
$100
General Admission
Two Drink Tickets and
Hors d’oeuvres at 7 p.m.
Tickets $40, Members
$35
Monday: Classic
Movie Series:
‘Monster’s Ball’
6:30 p.m.
After a family tragedy, a
racist prison guard reexamines his attitude while falling in love with the African
American wife of the last
prisoner he executed.
Hosted by Lori Reid
Tickets $10, Members $7
Tuesday: “Man on
Wire”
Reception at 6:30,
Screening at 7 p.m.
A Special Screening of
“Man on Wire,” Q&A with
Philippe Petit to follow.
August 7, 1974. A young
French man named
Philippe Petit stepped
out on a wire suspended
between the Twin Towers
of the World Trade Center.
He danced on this wire for
an hour with no safety net
before he was arrested for
what has become to be
known as the “artistic crime
of the century.
Tickets $20 Members $18
New York Film
Critics Series, 7 p.m.:
BLUEBIRD
The negligence of a
distracted bus driver and
a woman who spent the
night drowning her sorrows
in a local bar shake the
foundation of a secluded
Maine logging town in
this drama starring Amy
Morton, John Slattery, and
Louisa Krause.
Pre-show at 7:00pm with
Q&A, Screening at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets $20, KWFS
Members $18.
PARADISE
Tickets on sale for John McEuen
PROVIDED
A founding member of
the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band,
John McEuen has continually performed since 1964
- 8,500 concerts and 300
television shows throughout more than 3 million
miles - both with the band
and as a solo performer.
Presented by The Studios
of Key West, audiences can
catch John McEuen live
in concert at 8 p.m. Feb.
27 and 28 at the Historic
Armory, 600 White St.
Beyond performing,
McEuen has a rich history
of creating, producing and
preserving original and tra-
ditional folk and acoustic
music, and taking it to new
audiences.
He brings his guitar,
banjo, fiddle, and mandolin along with favorite
Dirt Band songs and the
stories behind them. This
past October he was honored with the Best in the
West Award from the Folk
Alliance Organization.
“For this show I’ll bring
one of the finest singers I
know, Matt Cartsonis,” said
McEuen. “Though he hails
from Phoenix, he sings like
he is from Kentucky, that
high bluegrass lonesome
sound with a rock and roll
sensibility, and is a funny
guy with funny songs, all
accompanied by his hot
licks on mandola and gui-
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tar. We have done hundreds
of shows together.”
McEuen has made over
40 albums (six solo) that
have earned four platinum
and five gold recognition
awards, Grammy nominations, CMA and ACM
awards, an Emmy nomination, IBMA record of the
year award, and performed
on another 25 albums as
guest artist.
Arguably, McEuen’s most
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important legacy may be
his instigation of what
Rolling Stone called “The
most important record
to come out of Nashville”
and what the 2004 ZAGAT
survey called “the most
important record in country music” - “Will the Circle
Be Unbroken.”
Tickets are $30/$25 and
are available at tskw.org, or
by calling 305-296-0458.
John Martini’s ‘Small Change’
tonight at Luck Street Gallery
The enigmatic blue building with the
lime green doors sits in boisterous silence
on Emma Street in old Bahama Village.
Once “the black movie theater” before
Key West was integrated, and according
to local lore once the domain of a senteria
bruja, it now houses a menagerie of otherworldly steel creatures literally burned
into existence from plates of painted steel
– products of the febrile mind of John
Martini.
Working with a French welding torch
in the dead of night, Martini evokes these
fellow occupants from quickly and deftly
sketched notions, bearing witness to the
final form they choose to take, whether
it be a disembodied head sprouting a
bird, an elongated dancing androgyne, a
skeletal rigor’d face, a trio of fanged spiky
creatures – no two alike yet each unmistakably conjoined in a darkly enigmatic
confederacy of vibrant contradictions.
They’re at once barely there yet as present as the steel they assert.
They burst with lively eloquence, of
something just uttered or about to be
sung, yet they’re silent. They reverberate yet do not move. They seem to crawl,
flit, dance and whirl about the cavernous
space, yet it may take three strong men to
move one piece.
They alight like mercurial polymorphous flashes glimpsed in a dream yet
they stand the test of time exposed to the
elements in gardens, for as long as they
are allowed to.
To see Martini surrounded by these
creations is to realize that the quietly composed veteran of ‘80’s Key West, of selfdeprecating humor and no self-professed
resume of awards, is a tireless inventor
with another studio and gallery in France,
whose work has been praised and collected all over the USA and Europe.
A true local treasure, he remains deeply
involved in Key West’s past and current
history, our ecology and disappearing
native cultures, and he will debut new
sculptures and monoprints tonight at The
Lucky Street Gallery from 6 to 8 p.m. today
at 540 Greene St.
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Artists @ the Armory
Continue celebrating Valentine’s
by showing your everlasting love
with a gift of fine art. Stop up and
experience the eclectic Artists @
the Armory: Second Floor Gallery,
600 White St., from 6 to 8 p.m.
today during Walk on White. There
will be exciting work on display by
both new and familiar artists. This
month Michael J. Phillips joins
the group as a new Armory Artist.
A long-time Key West resident,
Michael is a painter in oil, acrylics
and mixed media. His award winning paintings have appeared in
national juried exhibitions and can
be found in private and corporate
collections around the world.
Sherry Sweet T continues to
provoke with her latest work, “The
Other Side of Sweet” an unexpected twist on Valentine’s Day.
Inspired by lost love and the journey to recovery, Sherry unravels
the debate made popular by the
bestselling book “Fifty Shades of
Grey”: Does the pre-occupation
with fantasy play a destructive
role in relationships, or does it
enhance? Your emotions will be
full of ambivalence, titillating or
humiliating. For adults only, in
Sherry’s studio.
Judi Bradford once again has
started a new fashion trend— silk
scarves in fascinating colors and
organic patterns created using
the Japanese arashi shibori pleatdying method. David Nuessle
will display his “Sea Sensations”
in Claire Perrault’s studio space.
These delicately designed works
incorporate seashells found in the
Keys.
Garth Holtkamp will be the
featured guest artist in Andy
Thurber’s studio space. A selftaught painter, art has always been
an integral part of Garth’s life.
Artists @ the Armory Second
Floor Gallery is open weekdays
and by appointment. Every third
Thursday is Walk on White with
open studios for artists Judi
Bradford, Christie Sauer Fifer,
Mark Hedden, Pam Hobbs,
Michael Marrero, Lauren P.
McAloon, Claire Perrault, Michael
J. Phillips, Marky Pierson, Danette
Baso Silvers, Sherry Sweet Tewell,
Andy Thurber and Maureen Tracy
Sherry Sweet T’s “My Fragile Heart” is featured at Artists @ the Armory.
Venti.
The Lemonade Stand Gallery
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The Lemonade Stand Gallery announces its current exhibit, “Contours and
Currents: Recent paintings by one of
Key West’s newest artistic talents, Alaina
Plowdrey.”
Born in Northern Michigan, Plowdrey
followed her instinct to move to Key West
after an Artist-In-Resident stay at the
Studios of Key West last April. Before her
move, the young artist spent time teaching painting and drawing at colleges in
Michigan. She also found her way to New
York City in 2009 for graduate school.
The figurative painter has already done
a lot within the Key West art community
including donating a piece to the Anne
McKee Artist Fund Benefit. That donated
painting was selected to be the cover of
their auction catalog and event poster for
2015.
This year she has also donated work
to the AIDS Help Art Auction, the TSKW
Mirror exhibit, and the US Military Ball
Auction.
Also with TSKW, she has continued her
teaching and has been juried in as one of
their studio artists.
The public is welcome and encouraged
to come see Alaina’s new work in person
at the gallery.
“Contours and Currents” will be on display through March 8.
The gallery’s hours are from 9 a.m. to
6 p.m. daily and by appointment. For
information, send an email to [email protected]
lettynowak.com or call 305-731-9333.
Alaina Plowdrey’s “Contours
and Currents” runs from
Feb. 16 to March 7 at the
Lemonade Stand Gallery, 318
Petronia St.
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CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS
Florida Keys Council of the Arts
Cultural Calendar
Thursday, Feb. 19 through
Wednesday, Feb. 25
Visit keysarts.com., “Cultural
Calendar” for more listings and
events throughout the Keys.
Key West
Happenings
Annamarie Giordano
offers Life Drawing
Workshops, 11 a.m. to 1
p.m.
Tuesday: San Carlos, 516
Duval St.; Thursday: FKCC,
5901 College Rd. 609-8843474. [email protected]
Jammin’ Jellies (ages 5-10),
10 a.m.
Florida Keys EcoDiscovery Center, 35 East
Quay Rd. 809-4750. Call to
register.
LECTURES
Thursday
Concert, 7 p.m.
Key West Church of God,
1419 White St. 923-4630.
The story of two gay men
in a committed 5-year relationship. (through Feb. 28)
Encore Series: The
Spinners, 8 p.m.
Tennessee Williams’
Theatre, 5901 College Rd.
295-7676. keystix.com.
Tuesdays-Saturdays
KWBG Speaker Series:
Aquaponics: Sustainable
Agriculture Begins at
Home, 12:30 p.m.
5210 College Rd. 2961504. kwbgs.org Professor
Bill Irwin, FKCC
Will Daily with Tony
Roberts, 6 p.m.
Fort East Martello
Museum, 3501 S. Roosevelt
Blvd. 295-6616. kwahs.org.
Saturday and Sunday
Monday
Sunday
Old Island Days 50th
Annual Art Festival, 10 a.m.
Key West Art Center,
Corner of Whitehead and
Caroline Streets. 294-1243.
keywestartcenter.com.
Friends of the Key West
Library Free Lecture Series:
Larry Smith, 6 p.m.
St. Paul’s Church, 401
Duval St. friendsofthekeywestlibrary.org.
Impromptu Classical
Concerts of Key West
- Parker String Quartet, 4
p.m.
San Carlos Institute, 516
Duval St. 295-7676. keystix.
com.
Wednesday
Tuesday
The Studios of Key West Through the Looking Glass
Annual Gala, 7 p.m.
Private Home. Tickets,
296-0458 or tskw.org.
Mel Fisher Maritime
Museum Free Lecture
Series: The Key West
African Cemetery, Past and
Present, 6:30 p.m.
200 Greene St. (courtyard) 294-2633. mfmm.org.
Saturday
FESTIVALS AND FUNDRAISERS
ARTISTS RECEPTIONS AND
EXHIBITIONS
Today
Walk on White Gallery Walk, 6
p.m.
Exhibitions and receptions at
galleries and shops along White
Street.
Artists @ the Armory Second Floor
Gallery: Valentines, 6 p.m.
Historic Armory, 600 White St.
facebook.com/keywestarmoryartists. Artists include Judi
Bradford, Christie Sauer Fifer,
Mark Hedden, Pam Hobbs,
Michael Marrero, Lauren P.
McAloon, Claire Perrault, Michael
J. Phillips, Marky Pierson, Danette
Baso Silvers, Sherry Sweet Tewell,
Andy Thurber and Maureen Tracy
Venti.
FILM
Friday
Key West Outdoor Movies LITERARY
Lobo Marino, 7 p.m.
Unity of the Keys Church,
1011 Virginia St. 396-5888.
lobomarinomusic.com.
THEATER
Friday through Sunday,Wednesday
and Feb. 26.
Private Lives, 8 p.m.
Fringe Theater Key West,
Key West Theater, 512
Eaton St. 295-7676. keystix.
com What happens when a
divorced couple - each on
a honeymoon with a new
spouse - find themselves in
adjacent suites and realize
they still have feelings for
each other?
Folsom and Todd Bonita Opening
Reception, 5:30 p.m.
KIDS
1207 Duval St. 296-8900. ginger- Saturday
breadsquaregallery.com
Next Fall, 8 p.m.
Waterfront Playhouse,
310 Wall St. 294-5015.
waterfrontplayhouse.org
Discovery Saturday:
Friday
Tim Marshall Curtis in
Clark Gable Slept Here,
8 p.m.
Red Barn Theatre, 319
Duval St. 296-9911. redbarntheatre.com.
Satire of Hollywood takes
place in a swank hotel
suite in Los Angeles on the LECTURES
Friday
night of the Golden Globe
Awards. (through March 7).
Effective Stategies for
Protecting and Restoring
Coral Reef, 1 p.m.
Middle Keys
Marathon Garden Club,
Happenings
5270 Overseas Hwy., MM
50, Gulf-side. 743-4971.
ARTIST RECEPTIONS /
marathongardenclub.org.
EXHIBITIONS
With Karen Nedimyer.
Wednesday
Saturday
- Free, 7 p.m.
Bayview
Park,
Corner
of
Key West Poetry Guild
Cheryl Troxel and Helen Harrison
Jose Marti and Truman Ave. - Celebrate Black American
Opening reception, 6 p.m.
Harrison Gallery, 825 White St.
keywestoutdoormovies.
Poetry, 5 p.m.
294-0609. harrison-gallery.com
com.
Nelson English Park,
Catherine and Thomas St.
Saturday
Sunday
509-2938.
Peter Vey and John Bouzagany
The Oscars @ Key West,
Opening, 5 p.m.
Tuesday
Gallery on Greene, 606 Greene
7 p.m.
St. 294-1669. galleryongreene.
Tropic Cinema, 416
Cafe con Libros, 10 a.m.
com.
Eaton St. 295-4393. tropicKey West Library, 700
cinema.com.
VIP
reception,
Fleming
St. 292-3595. keyMonday
6
p.m.
slibraries.org.
Gingerbread Square Gallery - Pam
MUSIC
Artists in Paradise
Gallery: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Paradise Quilters Exhibit,
Gale Upmal and Dale
Malone Featured Artists
Exhibits
Winn-Dixie Shopping
Center, Big Pine Key. 8721828. artistsinparadise.
com.
Tuesdays-Saturdays
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Call to Artists: Tennessee Williams
Birthday Celebtration - Plein-Air
Painting Challenge
Subject: The Rose Williams House.
Application and information at
twkw.org Registration by March 17
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Stone Soup Gallery
Stone Soup Gallery, 802 White St, will show Kathleen
Husted and Chuck Seaman from 6 to 8 p.m. today for
Walk on White. Husted is an oil painter and Seaman is a
gyotaku artist.
Husted’s paintings reflect her deep appreciation of
nature. Her paintings are inspired by the colors and the
effects of light on the land. Viewers often comment that
her art depicts a peaceful feeling that makes them wish
to be there.
Seaman creates unique Gyotaku artwork in his studio
in Hampton Bays, N.Y. Gyotaku, pronounced gee-oh-tahkoo, means “fish rubbing” in Japanese.
He has been in the fishing business most of his life.
Growing up on the water and later starting his own seafood business, he developed an appreciation for the indiStone Soup Gallery, 802 White St., will be showing Kathleen Husted and
vidual beauty of each type of fish.
Chuck Seaman for the Walk on White.
Seaman’s interest in Gyotaku started when he stumbled upon another artists work and grew enamored with
the ancient Japenese artform.
Learning from some of the best Gyotaku masters in
the world, Chuck has honed his skill at printing fish and
gained a strong following among collectors.
Studios of Key
West
The Studios of Key West studio artists,
610 White Street, will be open and strutting
their stuff from 6 to 9 p.m. today for Walk
on White.
Open studios include those of painter
Dahlia Woods, with her guest artist/home
goods designer Jane Gordon, crime fiction
writer Jonathan Woods and writer Jessica
Argyle.
All are invited to stop by for great brush
strokes and perfectly noir sentences.
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