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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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 June 1 - July 20 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

The-Merger with Mabel Poblet and Lisandra Ramirez

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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