RECEPTION: THU APR 4, 6-8PM

ART OF THE PALM

Kerry Hoeppner

Zabar Lobby Gallery

VISIT  →

JOIN NOW

Kerry says his art “shows people what can be made from nature’s debris, from Einstein’s bust to a bumblebee. It stirs imaginations and entertains.”

A true artist of the Keys, Kerry Hoeppner is known for his ability to turn palm fronds, coconuts and other natural bits into whimsical sculptural creations.

supported by Anne McKee Artist Fund
sponsored by Kilwins

RECEPTION: THU MAR 7, 6-8PM

A Special Exhibition to Benefit Hugh’s View

UNDER THE MAYAN STARS

Carlo Mejía

Zabar Lobby Gallery

VISIT  →

JOIN NOW

Mejía has said that “myth is the handrail of the legacy of our forefathers. I was born in the Maya, Lenca, and Pipil country of El Salvador, a place full of a vibrant cultural tradition that has left its mark over time engraved on stones and on clay pots for history. It is another window into humanity and the universe.”

Salvadoran artist Carlo Mejía serves as a conduit to the ancient Mayans, whose rooftop observatories were the wonders of the pre-Colombian world. His porcelain vases and colorful paintings are steeped in myth, with bold patterns and stylized faces that seem to gaze through time. Sales from the exhibition benefit the construction of “Hugh’s View,” The Studios’ rooftop terrace due to open late 2019.

Now based in Florida, Mejía was the Director of El Salvador’s National Gallery, with a flourishing international career, before fleeing persecution in 1980 during the Salvadoran Civil War. As a child, he was taught the beauty and secrets of the indigenous Mayan culture by his grandfather, a shaman of the Lenca Maya Pipil community, to preserve traditions and mythology that were on the verge of extinction.

sponsored by Keys Wealth Management

The Studios of Key West