Past Events

FRI-SUN JUN 28-30, 2019/EVENT

Mystery Fest Key West 2019

Renowned mystery writers, aspiring authors, true crime experts and fans meet in America’s southernmost city! Featuring a who’s-who of award-winning and bestselling mystery/suspense authors and true crime experts, Mystery Fest Key West is a fun and fascinating meet-and-greet.

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TUE APR 16, 2019, 7:30PM/EVENT

Tiny Dances in the Sanger Gallery, presented by Dance Key West

Dance Key West brings “Tiny Dances” to the Sanger Gallery, a dance installation piece choreographed by Dance Key West Artistic Director Kyla Piscopink and drawn from over 170 works exhibited in the Small Works show curated by Lemonade Stand Gallery. The audience is invited to both browse the juried art and take a chair to enjoy the installation as it unfolds around them during the hour-long performance.

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Gallery Talk: On The Hook, Mark Hedden

Mark Hedden will talk about On The Hook, a photo narrative project focussed on Key West’s liveaboard community, the people who live on the edge of the edge. He’ll discuss the challenges of shooting on the water, the technical challenges of the photography, and the social dimensions of the work. He’ll also discuss how this work was informed by a 25 years tenure on the island.

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Artist Talk: With the Grain, Spotlight Artist Kristin LeVier

Kristin LeVier will talk about the pathway that led her from science to studio art and introduce us to her biology- and nature-inspired organic sculpture. As a working artist for over 13 years, she has leaned to be a creative entrepreneur, and will discuss the techniques and systems she uses to work most efficiently, successfully and happily.

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Artist Talk: With the Grain, Techniques and Images with Spotlight Artists

Delve deeper into the work of the three featured master wood artists – Michael Bauermeister, David Ellsworth and Michael Peterson – as they discuss their techniques and present images of their work in the Heinen Media Lab.

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Gallery Talk: With the Grain, Conversations with Spotlight Artists

Three internationally acclaimed wood artists, in Key West for one weekend only, participate in an informal discussion about the exhibition With The Grain, and the state of contemporary wood art.

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Gallery Talk with Roberta B. Marks

Construction artist and painter Roberta B. Marks presents a breadth of work that synthesizes past and present. The collection of all new work highlights the emotional content of memory while exhibiting a consciousness of current societal issues. Join Marks in the Sanger Gallery for a talk about her work.

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FRI APR 19, 2019, 6PM/EVENT

Film Screening: Eliades Ochoa From Cuba to the World

Directed by Cynthia Biestek and Ruben Gomez, the 2018 musical documentary Eliades Ochoa: from Cuba to the World follows the path of a poor country musician from Eastern Cuba who rises to the challenge of spreading his beloved traditional music to the whole world, along the way finding success as a member of the legendary Cuban group the Buena Vista Social Club. Followed by a Q&A with Biestek and a reception.

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FRI FEB 15, 2019, 5:30-7PM/EVENT

A Special Evening with Joshua Johnson, NPR Host of 1A

Spend an engaging evening with one of public radio’s rising stars, Joshua Johnson, host of the NPR radio program 1A. WLRN’s VP of News Tom Hudson and WLRN Keys Reporter Nan Klingener will moderate a lively conversation with Joshua about important topics with national and regional relevance. Audience participation will be welcomed.

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SUN MAR 17, 2019, 1-10PM/EVENT

Piano Marathon to Benefit Hugh’s View

Enjoy an afternoon and evening of continuous piano music, courtesy of the fingers of eighteen pianists from Key West. This Piano Marathon benefits Hugh’s View, The Studios rooftop visual and performing space opening to the public in 2020.

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