Marine Effect – Philip S. Steel and Andy Thurber

Main Hall

Artist and architect Philip S. Steel is known for his love of the sea and the people whose lives are intertwined with it. Steel’s projects Net Loss and Fishing Gone garnered national acclaim by combining paintings with theater productions to highlight the struggles of local, small-scale fisheries.

Lil Jim’s by Phillip S. Steel






Painter Andy Thurber is a true Key West conch, and a fixture on the fishing docks of Stock Island, capturing the taste and feel of everyday life with wit and warmth.

See also Net Loss performance & discussion Sat May 3, 7pm.

The Miss Cholita by Andy Thurber





Also see Net Loss directed by Philip S. Steele on May 3 from 7-9pm.  Equal parts dramatic theatre, social commentary, and pictorial essay, Net Loss follows the plight of Florida’s commercial fishermen after the implementation of the net ban, and will be followed by a panel discussion about commercial fishing in the keys.

The Studios of Key West