2013 Key West Artist Studio Tours
As proud as we are of our artist studios in and around the Armory, Key West boasts a multitude of creative spaces tucked away on side streets, or hidden behind bougainvillea. This weekend, we coax a carefully selected group of the island’s most successful artists into opening their doors. Peek behind the scenes and get a glimpse of the creative process at the colorful workspaces of artists.
JOHN MARTINI‘s sculptures and monoprints are shown internationally in galleries and museums including Lucky Street Gallery, Key West; Sander Hudson Gallery, Atlanta; the Shidoni Annual in New Mexico; Galerie Antoine Laurentin, Paris; and Galleria Santamarta, Milan. His works are extensively represented in private and public collections including the large installation, “Head2Head,” at the Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, NJ. His studio is at 813 Emma Street.
CAROL MUNDER Photographer Carol Munder creates photographs and photogravures, frequently of fragments of sculpture from collections in museums in the United States and Europe. Annie Dillard, writing about Etruscan culture and its mysteries in The American Scholar, calls Munder’s photographs of bronze funerary statuettes “meticulous,” and describes how her “prints seem to wake them.”
Munder’s photographs have been shown in galleries in Atlanta, Georgia; Lakeside, Michigan; Santa Fe, New Mexico; Phoenix, Arizona; New York City; and and several shows in France, including Paris. She exhibited at the Norton Gallery of Art in its Pet Show, as well at the South Florida Cultural Consortium award winners’ show. Her book, Fierce Power Bad Fate, a recipient of the Nexus Press book competition, was widely shown in museums around the United States.
CARRIE DISRUD has been an artist for 30 years. She works from studios in Williams Bay, Wisconsin as well as Key West. Her work is colorful and primitive, and her funky, hand painted clothing has been shown at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. She owned Kalypso Gallery in Key West for 17 years. Her paintings, art wear and Objects d’ Art, have been shown through out the United States and Europe. She’s a graduate of Merrill Fashion Institute of Art and attended Ohio State University. She donates her paintings and time to many different non profit organization such as AIDS Help. Her studio is located at 217 Olivia Street.
PHYLLIS ROSE is a portrait photographer based in New York City and Key West, who specializes in photographing writers and artists. Her photographs of Annie Dillard, Robert Stone, Joy Williams, Alison Lurie, Molly Haskell, James Gleick, Donald Sultan, and Laurent de Brunhoff, among others, have been widely reproduced. Also a writer (Parallel Lives, Jazz Cleopatra), Phyllis brings a literary sensibility and historical consciousness to her work in photography.
LAURENT de BRUNHOFF was born on August 30th in Paris, France. He studied Fine Arts at Academie de La Grande Chaumiere. As a child, de Brunhoff’s mother told him the story of an elephant who lives in the human world, his father, Jean, listened and conceived of a picture book that would illustrate the story. Some people credit Babar the Elephant as being the first modern picture book, published in 1931. Most unfortunately, Jean de Brunhoff died unexpectedly in 1937. He had created seven Babar books. Since that time, his eldest son Laurent has penned 25 more. The books have been translated into 17 languages, two feature-length animated films, and a televised cartoon series.
ERIC ANFINSON paints full time from his Mockingbird Studio in Key West, Florida. His work can be found in collections throughout the United States and Europe. Like other artists in history, Anfinson finds intrigue in the intimacy of the human face, figure, and what happens when his subjects take life. Anfinson’s work is shown at Fleming Street Gallery, Key West, Black Earth Gallery Cedar Rapids IA, and Outeast Gallery in Montauk, NY.
At each location the artists, aided by TSKW docents, will be available to discuss their work. The artist’s work may also be available for purchase.
Studio tour tickets are $20 per day tour, and all 6 artist studios will be open each day. Advance ticket sales are available at TSKW, the Armory, 600 White Street, telephone (305) 295-0458, or at www.keystix.com. Tickets will be available at each location the day of the event.