Present and Project! with John McDonald

Acclaimed director/Shakespearean actor McDonald finds each student’s personal technique for proper projection, volume, sound, breath control and relaxation using the monologues of Edgar Lee Masters’ Spoon River Anthology.

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THU OCT 11, 2018, 6PM/EVENT

Disco and Alligators: Hannah Antalek

Writer Robin Antalek has compared growing up in Florida in the 1970’s to “living in the wild, wild west”. Tonight, she’ll read a selection of her essays about that time, plus an excerpt from a novel in progress partially set in Key West about a family unraveling from decades of secrets and betrayals.

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Memoir Collage with Hannah Antalek, AIR

Can your family photo album serve as an archive of your life? Explore ideas of the family narrative as you navigate a new way to tell your story. Using personal photos and other print ephemera, participants will use collage to create an autobiographical reinterpretation of themselves.

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Thu Sep 27, Mon Oct 8, 6:15PM & Wed Oct 10, 6PM-7PM/ WORKSHOP

Dr. Carr’s Word Forage with Emily Carr, AIR

This poetry board game introduces players to the magic of language by guiding participants through three phases of writing a poem: rough draft, workshop, and revision. Inspired by the 1920’s Surrealist parlor game Exquisite Corpse, these sessions combine elements of unpredictability, chance, unseen intention, and group collaboration.

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Fri Aug 31, 6pm

Side Projects: Erin Rehberg and Company

Erin Rehberg, a 2011 Artist in Residence, returns this season with five additional artists from her Chicago-based collective, Side Street Studio Arts. Armed with a unique collaborative creative approach, the artists present an evening of interactive visual and performance work. Known for their community engagement, the troupe creates imaginative documentation of their time in Key West and the connections made.

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Solstice Student Exhibition

In mid-June, a group of watercolor enthusiasts met each night at the beach, just before sunset, with paints, brushes and open imaginations. Led by beloved Key West-New York artist Susan Sugar, the students learned new ways of observing the ephemeral shapes and transitory moods of the evening sky. Presented are a selection of the small format watercolors they created.

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Matt Stock

Matt Stock creates hyper-realistic nighttime photographs with a technique called Painting with Light in the Dark® in which he and his team meticulously illuminate a scene on location using light sources ranging from the Milky Way and full moon to specialized lighting tools through the course of many hours and hundreds of individual exposures.

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August 20-24, 2018

Detroit Arts Tour!

The renaissance of one of America’s great cities is being driven by a vibrant arts and culinary scene. Join a small group of Studios supporters for an insiders tour of the Motor City.

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On view June 7 - July 19, 2018

Mango Madness, The Studios’ Member Show

Every summer, we celebrate slowing down and heating up with a special Members Show and Party. Mango Madness welcomes paintings, sculptures and assorted art objects that capture the color of Key West (or simply what our talented members are up to lately.) Join us for one of Perry Arnold’s famous mango margaritas while checking out the latest works form our family of artists.

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Two Performances: Sat Jun 30, 7PM & 9PM

One Night Stand

The Studios of Key West is thrilled to announce the return of One Night Stand, the lighting-quick theater project that develops five brand new pieces of theatre from start to finish in only 24 hours. This year, audiences will have two chances to see the fun and catch the creative frenzy with performances at 7pm and 9pm on Saturday, June 30th.

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