The Studios has decided to close our galleries and suspend all public programs through Thursday April 2. This also means the exhibitions slated to open at our First Thursday in April have been postponed. We will do our best to post updates to our schedule as needed. Read a letter from the director.

RECEPTION: THU MAR 5, 6-8PM

LIVING TRADITIONS: THE SCHOOL OF MARIO SANCHEZ

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Credits: Andy Thurber, Wayne Garcia

Mario Sanchez (1908-2005) was critically acclaimed as the most important Cuban American Folk Artist of the 20th Century, and lauded as Key West’s first wood carver.

Artwork wood cut of fish in a bowl

“Red Snapper” by Mario Sanchez

With his distinctive low-relief paintings on wood depicting old Key West scenes, folk artist Mario Sanchez is not only one of Florida’s cultural treasures, he also passed down a tradition that lives on today. Featuring Wayne Garcia, Andy Thurber, Ronny Bailey, Garth Holtkamp, Daniel Soldano, Mario Suarez, Pattie Kemp, Jorge Marrero and others.

made possible by the Tom Majors Fund
sponsored by Key West Compass Realty and Key West Fine Wines

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