Simone Lasswell & Janet Mueller

Sanger Gallery 

Lasswell’s ceramic torsos and Mueller’s semi-abstract paintings and mixed media sculptures serve as a dual meditation on spirituality, sensuality and the feminine. Mueller’s vibrant colors feels like they’re drawn from natural pigments, and her surfaces impacted by elemental forces: water, air, heat and gravity. Lasswell’s sculptures reveal a dancer’s awareness of her body in all of its earthy physicality.

sponsored by Truman & Company Real Estate

Esy Casey

Zabar Project Gallery

Former Artist in Residence, Esy Casey, showcases recent video work highlighting her time spent in Key West. At seventeen Esy fled to Mexico to study the murals of Siqueiros and to secretly join the Zapatistas. But she ended up in communication design, where her work was been published internationally through the houses of Henry Holt, Bloomsbury, and Weldon Owen, including the award-winning modern visual reference guide SHOW ME HOW.

sponsored by Mockingbird Studio


Tory Mata

XOJ Gallery 

Though the past is out of reach, how does it affect what we see in this present moment? How can the language of landscape be used—just enough—to communicate the rich spaces of our inner experience, and the complexity of how we arrived here? While the finished works may be quiet, or vivid and brash, they exist to say, “This is where I am. Where are you?”

sponsored by Santiago’s Bodega


Wayne Garcia

Second Floor – Zabar Lobby

Wayne Garcia, native of Key West, learned the techniques of carving on wood from watching legendary folk artists Mario Sanchez & Papito Suarez. On display here are colorful, bas-relief woodcarvings that depict the vivid particulars and street scenes of the third-generation Cuban-American’s childhood.

Sponsored by Southernmost Beach Cafe


Boca Chica: A Sheriff and a Forensic Anthropologist Fight Death
Documentary short by Esy Casey


Friends new and old are invited to join us for each month’s First Thursdays 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 and XOJ Galleries. Books & Books is the next stop, where you can browse the latest titles and catch up with old friends.

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