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Every summer, we celebrate slowing down and heating up with a special Members’ Show and party. Mango Madness welcomes paintings, sculptures and assorted art objects that capture the color of Key West (or simply what our talented members are up to lately). Join us for one of Perry Arnold’s famous mango margaritas while checking out the latest works from our family of artists.
sponsored by Spottswood, Spottswood, Spottswood & Sterling PLLC
Delgado works with the idea of experience – mining visual images for their emotional and spiritual content. Never having a preconceived image in mind, he seeks to portray things that are not obvious in reality, focusing instead on the composition and the balance of the work. This amalgamation of uncertainty and confidence brings his work to life in surprising ways.
sponsored by Truman & Co.
The rules of the show are simple – nothing more than 10” in any direction – but the possibilities are endless. Since it began in 2005, Lemonade Stand’s Small Works Show has become one of the most anticipated exhibitions on the island.
Last year, despite a hurricane, a record number of submissions poured in from forty-four states and sixteen countries resulting in nearly two hundred selected works on view, including those of local artists Susan Sugar, Elizabeth Chamberlain, John Martini, Lynne Bentley-Kemp, Jim Racchi and many others. The precedent has been set and with Small Works returning for its second outing at The Studios, this year’s show promises to be the best yet.
Mar 4, 2019 is the deadline for the Small Works exhibit. View the call to artists here.
sponsored by Jane Gardner Interiors
Artist Talk: With the Grain, Spotlight Artist Kristin LeVier
Thu Mar 28, 6pm
With the Grain assembles some of the nation’s most accomplished wood artists in dialog with local artists who are equally invested in the medium’s expressive potential. What is unique about wood as a material for making art, of course, is that it was once a living thing. In their various ways, the artists here all honor that connection, by working in concert with the wood’s specific properties, shaping it, and giving it new life as something that speaks to the viewer. At a time when our natural environment is threatened as never before, the exhibition gives voice to, and hope for, a more harmonious relationship to the world around us.
With the Grain is curated by Helen Harrison, a wood artist and owner of Harrison Gallery in Key West, with Assistant Curator Fran Silverman, former Director of the Collection Sharing Program at Harvard’s Peabody Museum.
The Tom Majors Tribute to Wood is a month-long, island-wide celebration of the creative potential of wood. It is coordinated by The Studios of Key West, in partnership with artists and organizations throughout Key West.
Image: Mark Lindquist, Dowel Bowl
Construction artist and painter Marks presents a breadth of work that synthesizes past and present. The collection of all new work highlights the emotional content of memory while exhibiting a consciousness of current societal issues.
Every April since 2011, the O, Miami Poetry Festival has embraced the goal of each and every person in Greater Miami encountering a poem during the month of April. Working with artists and organizations of all kinds, they’ve painted poems on rooftops, made them into tattoos, golf-leafed them into urinals, flown them behind airplanes, and sewn them into clothing tags. How to take the words… is O’ Miami’s first-ever public retrospective, documenting the range and depth of their accomplishment with objects, photos, video and audio.
Thomas Filipkowski revisits his popular 2013 project, Heads Up Key West in which he photographed 600 faces from the community. Then and Now illuminates the changes caused by time and circumstance, providing a clear-eyed look at ordinary people coping with the reality of what it means to live in paradise.
Matt Stock is a Florida native who finds inspiration in the natural elements of water, earth, and sky. Also drawn toward untold stories and subjects that are looking for a voice and a champion, he works cooperatively with national and state parks, non-profit organizations, and historical societies to raise awareness about the world around us. Matt Stock has been recognized by his peers being juried into national art exhibitions and earning him several international awards.
Matt’s area of expertise is in creating hyper-realistic nighttime photographs with a technique called Painting with Light in the Dark® in which he and his team meticulously illuminate a scene on location using light sources ranging from the Milky Way and full moon to specialized lighting tools through the course of many hours and hundreds of individual exposures. He then digitally weaves elements of each of these exposures into a single luminous composition in post-production using Adobe Photoshop. Everything seen in his work was captured in real time and on location. Some photographs can only happen once a year, some even less frequently.