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This month’s special acknowledgment goes to Bryan Buckley, a volunteer whose many talents and skills help keep the Armory facilities running smoothly.
Bryan has become a fixture around the Armory campus – especially on Wednesdays – when he devotes a full day to TSKW. From helping open the Armory on Wednesday mornings to putting away the last easel from Life Drawing on Wednesday night, Bryan is always eager to lend a helping hand.
Bryan has a fine arts degree from Iowa State University, and enjoys photography, beach combing, and taking photos of Key West flowers. He’s also an award winning artist at TSKW- having been awarded a 1st place ribbon by juror Priscilla Coote during this year’s Art Crawl “Plein air competition”.
Bryan knows South Florida well, having graduated from high school in Miami. During the ten years he spent in the Army he traveled the world, and was stationed for a time in Germany and Egypt.
His life history is colorful and diverse. Among other things he’s owned a small antique store in Iowa, served on a town City Council, and worked as park ranger at Mt. Rushmore and Joshua Tree.
Bryan is generous with his time, and also volunteers for the Helpline in Key West as well as Unity Church. He is a disabled veteran and currently resides in the Veteran’s Transitional Housing (operated by the Volunteers of America).
TSKW is lucky to have someone as talented, handy, and friendly as Bryan – he has made himself irreplaceable and is very much appreciated.