Two Exhibitions Launch the Fall Season at TSKW

Two Exhibitions Launch the Fall Season at The Studios of Key West

The Studios of Key West will launch the fall exhibition season with two timely and delightful shows, on view at the Armory from October 11-29.  The community is invited to celebrate both with a public reception during Walk on White on Thursday, October 21 from 6-9 pm. The festive evening will also serve as the season catalog launch party.

In-Struct, in the Main Hall, will feature an exciting variety of new works by over twenty 2010-11 TSKW class and workshop instructors.  The public will have a chance to preview the talents of these inspiring individuals before they register for workshops, and will be thrilled by the diversity of mediums and styles that will be shown.

“Experiencing up close, the brush strokes and mark-making, the color palettes and compositions of the instructors – before they begin their teaching – offers a chance to see first hand whose work you love and who you know you must work with,” says Martha Barnes, TSKW Manager of Programs and Exhibitions. “ And of course it gives the artists  a professional venue to show and sell their work, as well.”

Works by Susan Sugar, painter (Key West/New York), Roberta Marks, mixed media artist (Key West/France), Rick Worth, painter (Key West), AD Tinkham, painter (Key West/ Nova Scotia), Jim Salem, painter (Sugarloaf, FL), Elissa Gore, painter (NYC, NY), Poochie Myers, jewelry maker and painter (Key West), Carolyn Shattuck, book artist (Rutland, Vermont), Priscilla Coote, painter (Naples, Florida), Mike Rooney, painter (North Carloina), Karen Beauprie, watercolorist (Key West), Kim Bernard, sculptor (North Berwick, Maine), Antide Champagne de Labriolle, portrait painter (Paris, france), Vivian Pratt, mixed media artist (Dedham, Mass.), Mitch Lyons, printer (New London, PA), Liz Murphy Thomas, photographer (Springfield, Illinois), Michael Costello, figure painter (Boston, Mass.), John McBride, maskmaker (Trilbey, FL), Sean Callahan, watercolorist (Provincetown, Mass.) and others will be included; along with books by Rosalind Brackenbury and Wendy Call.
Bitches, an exhibition by emerging artist Deb Kik, will run concurrently in TSKW Space 2 on the second floor of the Armory.  The delightful collection, a series of twenty colorful oil paintings of dogs and drag queens, pays homage to Key West’s Fantasy Fest celebration.

“TSKW has provided me with two of my greatest mentors: Rick Worth and Letty Nowak. I’m grateful for all the time they have taken to advance my skills and fuel my artistic passion,” says Deb Kik. “Thanks to TSKW, this is my first solo show in Key West with my two favorite subjects – dogs and drag queens!”

In-Struct and Bitches will be on view from October 11-29.  The public is invited to pick up a copy of the new TSKW catalog at the community celebration on Thursday, October 21 from 6-9 pm, and is also invited to tour the five new studio spaces which have been added at 610 White Street, just two doors down from the Armory.

Full details of the concerts, workshops, exhibitions, and classes will also be posted to tskw.org over the next few weeks.  Call 296-0458 for more information.

The Studios of Key West