FIRST THURSDAY AT THE STUDIOS

TRIBUTE TO WOOD: WITH THE GRAIN

Tom Majors

Sanger Gallery 

The Tom Majors Wood Art Invitational is a month-long, island-wide celebration of the creative potential of wood, and by extension, a statement of faith that the intersection of humankind and nature needn’t be disastrous, but can result in objects and experiences filled with beauty and meaning. The Studios of Key West, in addition to serving as the hub for the invitational, will host With the Grain, an exhibition of contemporary wood artists from across the country.

sponsored by Royal Furniture

THE DISTANCE FROM HERE

Emma Starr

Zabar Project Gallery 

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.

supported by Anne McKee Artist Fund
sponsored by Historic Hideaways

ON THE HOOK

Mark Hedden

XOJ Gallery 

People have been living on boats off Key West longer than there has been a town called Key West – or even Cayo Hueso. On The Hook is a photo a photo narrative project focussing on this community — a mix of old timers, new comers, and sailors who are here to earn enough money to make it to the next deepwater port — the people who live on the edge of the edge.

supported by awards from John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and Anne McKee Artists Fund
sponsored by Blue Heaven and Salute

CARLO MEJÍA

On View Feb 18-Mar 21, 2019

Zabar Lobby Gallery 

In 1980, Mejía fled El Salvador leaving a lifetime of work that would become a casualty of war. He rebuilt his collection, drawing upon his Mayan heritage to create powerful symbolic images exploring the human condition.

sponsored by Keys Wealth Management

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Tom Majors Wood Art Invitational

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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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