Exhibitions

Thu, Mar 2, 6-8pm

First Thursdays Mar 2

FIRST THURSDAYS AT THE STUDIOS Thu, Mar 2, 6-8pm TOGETHER AGAIN Cindy Wynn and Susan Sugar Sanger Gallery  Angular steel and open horizons complement each other in surprising ways in this pairing of well-regarded Key West artists. Wynn utilizes welding, torch-cutting and grinding to create her signature works. For her, the quest to acquire scrap [...]

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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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On display Feb 2 - 24

ANGELS – PREVIEW EXHIBITION

For this body of work, Pearson and Roeder took inspiration from “The First Scientific Collection,” an assemblage of medical curiosities commissioned by Peter the Great, the Russian Czar who ruled from 1672-1725. The artists invite the viewer to explore not just the image, but also the surface of the photograph, which has been varnished, sanded, painted, stained, and sewn.

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On Display June 1 - 29 in the Sanger & XOJ Galleries

5th Annual Mango Madness Members Show

Every summer, we celebrate the slowing down and the heating up with a special Members Show and party. In its 5th year, 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 from our family of artists.

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On Display May 4 - 25 in the XOJ Gallery

Nocturnal: Photography by Mark Hedden

Writer, photographer and Studio Artist Mark Hedden has been looking at Key West in a new light – the flip side of the intense sun and sultry colors for which we’re known. In his first solo exhibition at The Studios new home, he presents nighttime photographs of Key West and beyond.

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On Display May 4 - 25 in the Sanger Gallery

The Fabric of Soul: Avis Collins Robinson

Avis Collins Robinson’s new paintings and quilts portray the richness of African American life and the deep, layered meanings of a simple word: soul. Her portraits are more than beautifully rendered likenesses; they invite the viewer to look deep and experience our common humanity. Her quilts, too, are imbued not just with striking color and form but with history and emotion. They tell stories of freedom and funk, of spirit and solidarity.

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On Display April 6 - 27 in the Sanger Gallery

Mabel Poblet, Lisandra Ramirez and The-Merger

Mabel Poblet and Lisandra Ramirez are rising stars of a new generation of Cuban artists, friends from the famed Institute of Art who recently reunited for an exhibition at the Art Museum of the Americas in Washington, DC. They’re joined here by pioneers of the previous generation, The-Merger, whose gleaming sculptures and playful collaborations set the tone for much of Cuba’s white hot art scene.

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On Display Apr 6 - 25 in the XOJ Gallery

Margo Ellis

A forty-year quilter and fabric arts innovator – and regular Studios instructor – Margo Ellis presents her latest textile works. Ellis draws inspiration from nature, photography, and the materials themselves, allowing dye, fabric and thread to spin into ornate yet whimsical creations.

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On display Mar 2 - 30 in the XOJ Gallery

Conchtown: Pam Hobbs & Maggie Ruley

Pam Hobbs or Maggie Ruley are quintessential Key West artists: Hobbs with bold colors, black outlines, and a woozy perspective; and Ruley with soft seascapes that make you feel like a green flash could appear any moment. Seen together, the good friends capture just about everything we love about this place.

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