2014 Artist Studio Tours

Studio tour tickets are $25/$20 mbrs

 

Tickets will be available at each location the day of the event. (Tickets purchased in advance can be picked up at any of the stops on the day of the tours with a receipt.)

Peek behind the scenes for a tour of colorful workspaces and homes of Key West creatives. You’ll be inspired as you visit the homes/studios of David Schofield, Anja Marais and Rudi Repenning, Bill Rowan, The Design Studio of Debra Yates and Benjamin Burle, and the compound of the Key West Literary Seminar, home of Arlo Haskell and Ashley Kamen.

Spend the afternoon visiting these unique spaces: Sip a glass of prosecco, indulge in a truffle or two, and enjoy a rare glimpse into the creative process. TSKW docents and many of the artists themselves will be on hand to open doors and discuss their work.

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ANJA MARAIS and RUDI REPENNING – 328 Peacon Lane

Stepping into the home of artist ANJA MARAIS and master craftsman RUDI REPENNING is like walking into a finely curated exhibit of their work. The seamless integration of their lives and the art they make will inspire you. Many distinguishing elements of this late 1800’s home were left by the former owner, artist Henry Faulkner. With its colorful history, classic vernacular architectural charm and dynamic art collection, this is a home you won’t want to miss.

ROWAN MANOR – 321 Peacon Lane

Rowan Manor, Award winning architect and boat builder BILL ROWAN renovated and rebuilt his classic Key West home by hand with his four sons. He has created an inspiring model of indoor/outdoor living that reflects both his Pacific Northwest and tropical architectural influences.

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Key West Literary Seminar Compound
716 Love Lane (enter through alley at left of Key West Library).

Hidden at the end of one of Key West’s most beloved lanes, The Love Lane Compound is where you’ll find the offices of The Key West Literary Seminar. It is also home to poet, scholar and associate director of the Key West Literary Seminar, Arlo Haskell and his wife Ashley Kamen. Ashley is a partner in the local galleries Archeo and Salt Island Provisions.

Explore the Seminar office, impressive book collection, and the couple’s unique art collection including Haitian, West African and local art.
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DEBRA YATES AND BENJAMIN BURLE – 717 White Street

Native Key West artist Debra Yates has an understanding of how to give the spaces she creates openness, beauty and just the right energy. “People just feel good being inside of, or out in one of my designs, the spaces are clean-lined, harmonious and tranquil.” Yates received a 2014 “design star” award in Miami at DACOTA this year for her work in landscape and architectural design.

Debra’s partnership with Benjamin Burle has brought her innovative design back to Miami where the two now co-own a busy design firm. Their design approach is Subtropical Modernist. Burle also received a DACOTA award this year; he was recognized as a rising star in design.

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DAVID SCHOFIELD – 1423 Von Phister

David Schofield has been drawing for the better part of 40 years. His first subjects were private homes and churches in the Chicago suburb where he grew up, and were an early indication of his strong interest in architecture and built structures.

He had his first solo show in Key West in 1979 where he had established his studio and where he has lived and drawn ever since. His first New York City show followed 4 years later in 1983. David’s earliest large-scale work was of Manhattan cityscapes: entire blocks of classic (and often decaying) brownstones and elaborate cast-iron facades.

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 $25/$20 mbrs. Advance ticket sales are available at TSKW, the Armory, 600 White Street, telephone (305) 295-0458, Tickets will be available at each location the day of the event.

Sponsored by Doug Mayberry Real Estate

The Studios of Key West