Thu Aug 17, 5 - 7pm

Smallest Parade Float Design Workshop

General design, materials and concept tips from previous Smallest Parade award winners.

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Wed July 26, 5 - 7pm

Smallest Parade Float Tech Workshop

Learn the basics of animation, lights and motion with Bill Chandler, two-time Smallest Parade award winner and a former display professional. Through a demonstration, slide show and discussion, class will follow through an actual float project’s progress, examining the relevant issues as they come up with particular focus on the construction of the necessary drive components, motors and power sources. A showcase of components will be available for inspection. This type of construction lends itself to inventing a variety of ideas, methods and modeling techniques.

Full size float builders may benefit from the discussion too and scale the mechanisms larger.

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Wed Jul 12, 6:30pm

Snapshots: A Program of Dance

The one-night only showing will involve live performance, video dance, improvisation, and audience
participation. Known for their dynamic, innovative and charismatic performances, the New York
City-based Company enjoys its sweet nineteenth with a string of celebratory, site-specific film
premieres, commissions, residencies and performances.

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May 18 - 20

The Flying Circus

The Flying Carrs Circus is a world class circus for audiences of all ages! There will be daredevils, acrobats, jugglers, aerialists, and more! We’ll take you on a trip around the world in 80 minutes showcasing the many different cultures that make us unique! Join us for a wonderful event the whole family can enjoy!
We are proud to be a 100% animal-free circus!

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Friday June 9, 7pm

Your Way Back to Me: Screening with filmmaker Alexandra Dietz

Film Synopsis: My partner Hannah Sheridan is half Cheyenne and half Kiowa, born in El Reno, Oklahoma. On the night of her high school graduation she saw a Navy recruitment commercial and joined the next day, despite the fact that she was a lesbian in the era of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.” Ten years later, after the deaths of her father and grandmother and her recent discharge from the Navy, Hannah returns to her Native-American community to mourn her deceased relatives and to try to find her place again within her culture and family.

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Sat Apr 1 & Jun 3, 8pm

Jazz Noir – Rock Solomon

The premiere of Rock Solomon’s Jazz Noir is the apex of The Jazz Age Retrospectacular, an out-of-the-box event series looking at Key West history & culture through the lens of the Jazz Age. Solomon and his company combine narrative, music and technology to weave a story of 1930’s Key West, when rum runners were rampant, the economy went bust, and a hurricane like no other nearly sealed the island’s fate.

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Sat Apr 29, 7PM

Martina Bevis and Larry Abramovitz in Concert

The Studios of Key West welcomes two talented, local musicians for a selection of favorite classical guitar pieces by J.S.Bach, Heitor-Villa Lobos, Mario Castelnuovo Tedesco and popular guitar/violin duets by Nicolo Paganini and Astor Piazzolla.
This concert is packed with beautiful melodies and rhythms that you will carry home with you. Please join us for this “one night only” show.

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Three Thursdays in July, 5-7pm

Intermediate Scribbling – Lively pen and ink and watercolor drawing

Beginning, intermediate and advanced scribblers and doodlers will learn simple tricks and techniques to create loose and playful ink drawings. Water soluble inks and fountain pens, water brush pens and other new tech tools make drawing a dynamic pastime. Learn to lightly sketch the world around you. Students should bring photos (paper or on a phone or ipad) to work from. “Draw what you like – that’s what makes it fun.”

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On Display Mar 2 - 30

Blues in Black and White by John Martini in The Project Gallery

John Martini lives and works in Key West, Florida and Veuxhaulles-Sur-Aube, France. His sculptures are shown internationally in galleries and museums including Lucky Street Gallery in Key West, Sandler Hudson Gallery in Atlanta, GA, the Shidoni Annual in New Mexico, Galerie Antoine Laurentin in Paris, France and Galleria Santamarta in Milan, Italy. His works are extensively represented in private and public collections including the large installation, “Head2Head,” at the Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, New Jersey.

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On Display Apr 7 - 28

RePurposed Kids by Karen Luknis in the Project Gallery

“RePurposed Kids” is a series of vintage doll heads and Singer sewing machine drawers put together as little entities that could be described as dark, fun, disturbing, psychological, and mysterious. I like using vintage objects in my work because they are rugged and have withstood the test of time. My art is a metaphorical representation of my life experience. This series was made in part with the very generous contribution of the Ann McKee Artist fund.

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