FIRST THURSDAY AT THE STUDIOS

SMALL WORKS SHOW

Curated by Lemonade Stand Gallery

Sanger 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.

sponsored by Jane Gardner Interiors

10,000 MEMORIES DEEP

Lisa Esposito

Zabar Project Gallery 

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.

sponsored by Key TV

THE ITINERANT PORTRAITIST: KEY WEST

Brenda Zlamany, AIR

XOJ Gallery 

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.

sponsored by Historic Key West Inns

ART OF THE PALM

Kerry Hoeppner

Zabar Lobby Gallery 

A true artist of the Keys, Kerry Hoeppner is known for ability to turn palm fronds, coconuts and other natural bits into whimsical sculptural creations. Kerry says her art “shows people what can be made from nature’s debris, from Einstein’s bust to a bumblebee. It stirs imaginations and entertains.”

sponsored by Kilwins

FROM THE PRESS

“The Itinerant Portraitist: Brenda Zlamany discusses her Hebrew Home project”
Leslie Wayne, for artcritical

“In late November I went with Brenda Zlamany to the Derfner Judaica Museum in the Bronx to see her exhibition 100/100, the latest in her ongoing “Itinerant Portraitist” project in which she travels near and far in order to paint her subjects. In this case, the 100th anniversary of the Hebrew Home for the aged, which houses the Museum, gave rise to the invitation to paint 100 of its residents….”

Read more at ArtCritical

WATCH THE VIDEO

Portraits in Taiwan, recorded over the course of 2011, documents the adventures of Zlamany and her ten-year-old Mandarin-speaking daughter, Oona, who served as her interpreter and fellow “head hunter,” as they traveled in Taiwan in search of aboriginal subjects to paint as a part of the Itinerant Portraitist project.

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Friends new and old are invited to join us for each month’s First Thursday Open House event, when we keep our lights on late and throw our doors open to celebrate the newest work in our galleries. Stop in to say hello, relax with a glass of wine, tour the third floor artist studios and see the just-installed exhibitions in the Sanger, XOJ, Zabar Project and Zabar Lobby Galleries. Books & Books is the next stop, where you can browse the latest titles and catch up with old friends.

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