Ceremony June 4, 2017 at 1pm

Announcing the Winners of the 2017 Robert Frost Poetry Contest

Announcing the Winners of the 2017 Robert Frost Poetry Contest Ceremony June 4, 2017 at 1pm Awards Ceremony Location: 533 Eaton Street The Studios of Key West is pleased to announce the 2017 winners of the Robert Frost Poetry Contest for Children and Teens. Merit awards, certificates, and prizes will be awarded, and participants with [...]

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Weekly sessions starting June 19!

Summer Art School for Kids 10-14

Summer Art School for Kids 10-14Weekly sessions starting June 19! More fun than a cross-country road trip! A summer learning adventure in your own backyard! Five 1-week sessions on different subjects, late June through July. Acting, singing, playing music and making art! Plenty of one-on-one attention, small class sizes and hands-on activities! Week 1: June [...]

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May 18, 2017 - May 27, 2017

The Play Project – 2017

The Play Project brings New York and Key West together for a behind the scenes glimpse into how theater is made.

The brainchild of director Murphy Davis and playwright Wendy Hammond, the project brings a seasoned playwright, director and equity actors from New York to collaborate with actors and audiences from Key West.

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Thu May 4, 6-8pm

First Thursdays May 4

FIRST THURSDAYS AT THE STUDIOS Thu May 4, 6-8pm THE FABRIC OF SOUL Avis Collins Robinson Sanger Gallery  Avis Collins Robinson is exhibiting new paintings and quilts that portray, both directly and metaphorically, the richness of African American life and the deep, layered meanings of a simple word: soul. W.E.B. Du Bois used the concept [...]

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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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Coming Valentine's Day 2018

Undying Love: The Musical

Writer/musician/playwright Ben Harrison penned the definitive account of this true macabre love story in his nonfiction book, Undying Love, which earned him a spot in front of national audiences on the Howard Stern Show and This American Life. Originally performed at the Appelrouth Grill in 1999, Undying Love: The Musical distills the atmosphere of Key West in the 1930’s, and perfectly melds the pathos of von Cosel’s tale with Harrison’s signature dry humor.

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Mon Jun 5, 6PM

Photography Critique/Exchange with Sharon Lee Hart, AIR

Our Artist in Residence leads an open and informal critique for photographers.

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September 2016 - June 2017

The Monthly “On the Deck” Potluck

The fourth Wednesday of each month will bring “On the Deck”, a casual potluck to welcome our new Artists in Residence.

This event brings our “Studios family” together at our Ashe Street cottage to celebrate the most recent artists, coming from near and far, to grace us with their talent and share their work and aspirations for their time on the island.

Please bring an appetizer, salad, main dish, dessert or snack & The Studios will supply the beverages. All are welcomed to join!

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