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Our Studio Artists have created a community that extends over the island. With painters, writers, musicians, sculptors and photographers crossing paths on a daily basis, strong connections are constantly being made and reinforced. The artists benefit from a continual exchange of creative energy, while the public benefits from the opportunity to visit 9 artists at our venue alone. Studio tours with individual artists are available by appointment, but please don’t be shy. Stop in, visit, and get to know the studio artists at The Studios of Key West!
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Kyla is the founder/artistic director of Dance Key West. Kyla has danced and shown her work at Dixon Place, Lincoln Center, Triskelion Arts and throughout Key West. She has also performed with Erin Rehberg’s Core Project Chicago, Paradise Ballet Theatre, The Buffalo Jills NFL Cheerleaders, Daniel Gwirtzman, The Love Show, and for artist Manuel Mendive at TSKW during the first US-Cuba museum exchange in 5 decades. Favorite projects include: The ReMARCable Dance Project, a program she created for adults with developmental disabilities, and choreography for ‘Ok, Toilet Bowl’ (a children’s music project by STEVENSTEVEN. Most recently, Kyla choreographed for StylePointe, a New York Fashion Week event which was featured on The Harry Connick Jr. Show.
Mark Hedden is a writer, photographer, and birding guide. He writes narrative nonfiction, primarily ornithology-oriented natural history, which most people refer to as “stuff about birds.” He has also written about necrovoyeurism, his love of the Tour de France, his aversion to pirates, his hatred of clowns, the inappropriate use of firearms during photo shoots, and music. His work has been published in the Bone Island Sun, the Key West Citizen, Solares Hill newspaper, the Miami Herald, Tropic magazine, Miami Metro magazine, the Washington Post, and the secret of salt. He has lived in Key West all of his “adult” life.
Painter, Designer, Milliner
Judi Bradford is an ink and fabric artist living in Key West. She designs one-of-a-Kind hats and lighthearted ink and watercolor drawings. Her hat designs are flirty, dramatic, sophisticated, and feminine with a “Noir” tone. She also turns her hand to ink and watercolor drawings, available as originals, prints and notecards. “It’s surprising how similar sewing and drawing are.”
Michael Marrero is a Cuban American artist who was born and raised in Key West, Florida. After setting upon a formal education in arts he established himself as a driven professional with a sharp eye for both the micro and the macro. His photo and video assignments have taken him from tropical paradises to shantytowns in Central America. He has dealt with the volatile and the delicate always finding the compassion, humor and humanity of his subjects. He currently lives in Key West with is wife and two dogs and can usually be found at The Porch having a cold beer with friends.
Pam Hobbs is a working Key West artist, and finds the Keys landscape as an endless source of inspiration. She landed in Key West in the late 70’s after graduating from the Kansas City Art Institute. Overwhelmed by the distinctive color and unique beauty of the Keys, she uses the tropical paradise and whimsical island lifestyle to create works filled with her signature joyful scenes of life in the Florida Keys. Taking chances at every opportunity, she loves to give her viewer a glimpse into how she thinks the world should be seen, with swirling skies, bright colors and bold shapes. Her work can be found at 7 Artists Gallery at 122 Duval street as well as several other stores in the city.
Miguel Perez is a musician and producer from Key West, Florida and the creator of MC COUSCOUS and the Con Leche Band. Growing up in Key West in the 1980’s surrounded by mysterious packages, “jewelry scales”, Cuban extended family and a colorful cast of Key West characters, Miguel experienced a childhood that was anything but ordinary. Drawing inspiration from a life like no other and an imagination that matches its absurdity, Miguel creates music accessible to all.
Southernmost Reporter/Producer for WLRN News
A native of western Massachusetts, Nancy has lived in South Florida since 1989. She came to Key West in 1991 as a staff writer for The Miami Herald and since then has been editor of Solares Hill, library assistant at the Monroe County Public Library in Key West and briefly, front desk clerk at a local guesthouse. She serves on the board of the Key West Literary Seminar and reviews books for The Miami Herald. Her stories run regularly on WLRN and have also been distributed on NPR and Here & Now, a nationally distributed public radio show. Nancy is the Southernmost Reporter/Producer for WLRN News, South Florida’s public radio station broadcasting from Key West to the Palm Beaches.
The Florida Keys hold a special place in both locals and visitors hearts. The never ending soft and surreal expanses of blue sky and water and/or the livelier tropical colorful images of people and beach are familiar scenes. Lucy’s art celebrates these two visual experiences and their associated imagery with paint and canvas.