Past Exhibitions

JUN 6-JUL 18, 2019/EXHIBITION

Mango Madness Members’ 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 from our family of artists.

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"Angel with a Broken Wing" artwork brandished onto metal

MAY 2-30, 2019/EXHIBITION

An Alternative Process, Jeane La Rance

To create her latest works, a series of digital images on metal, LaRance spent countless hours transferring, burnishing, sanding and varnishing.

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MAY 2-30, 2019/EXHIBITION

Active Duty, Alaina Plowdrey

Alaina Plowdrey explores ideas of physicality, drive and determination in her portraits of active duty service members. Linking her paintings to the ideas of philosopher and poet Lucretuis, Plowdrey delves into the psyche of the soldier.

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MAY 2-30, 2019/EXHIBITION

Solid Uncertainty, Michel Delgado

Delgado works with the idea of experience – mining visual images for their emotional and spiritual content. Never having a preconceived image in mind, he seeks to portray things that are not obvious in reality, focusing instead on the composition and the balance of the work. This amalgamation of uncertainty and confidence brings his work to life in surprising ways.

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APR 4-25, 2019/EXHIBITION

Art of the Palm, Kerry Hoeppner

A true artist of the Keys, Kerry Hoeppner is known for his ability to turn palm fronds, coconuts and other natural bits into whimsical sculptural creations.

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APR 4-25, 2019/EXHIBITION

10,000 Memories Deep, Lisa Esposito

10,000 Memories Deep consists of mixed media images that, like dreams, are fragmented yet connected, familiar yet uncertain. In Esposito’s work, past meets present, form and color traverse time, and personal narratives prevail.

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Portraits of Key West locals

APR 4-25, 2019/EXHIBITION

The Itinerant Portraitist: 100 + 1 Portraits in Key West, Brenda Zlamany

Stories are at the heart of Zlamany’s project, which explores the positive impact of portraiture. This multimedia exhibition features community portraits she created, and narratives she collected, during her residency.

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APR 4-25, 2019/EXHIBITION

Small Works Show, Curated by Lemonade Stand Gallery

The rules of the show are simple – nothing more than 10” in any direction – but the possibilities are endless. Since 2005, Lemonade Stand’s annual Small Works Show has become one of the most anticipated exhibitions on the island. Last year, a record number of submissions, from forty-four states and sixteen countries resulted, in nearly two hundred selected works on view. 

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FEB 21-MAR 21, 2019/EXHIBITION

Under the Mayan Stars, Carlo Mejía

Salvadoran artist Carlo Mejía serves as a conduit to the ancient Mayans, whose rooftop observatories were the wonders of the pre-Colombian world. His porcelain vases and colorful paintings are steeped in myth, with bold patterns and stylized faces that seem to gaze through time. Sales from the exhibition benefit the construction of “Hugh’s View,” The Studios’ rooftop terrace due to open late 2019.

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Three polaroids arranged in a collage

MAR 7-28, 2019/EXHIBITION

The Distance From Here, Emma Starr

After a decade away Emma Starr reconnects with our island through her analogue photographs, seeking peace and beauty within the intimate landscape. Her images explore the native flora, surrounding waters and emotive sky that have, again, become her second homeland. Starr’s deconstructed polaroids are released from their dormant form and transformed into personal narratives.

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The Studios of Key West