The Art Gone Wild Gallery, 619 Duval St., finds itself fitting nicely on the street that is known for its diversity, quirky charm and entertainment. The owners, husband and wife, Lisa and D. Arthur, purposely chose Key West and the Duval Street location because they were impressed with the local art community, its growth and […]
TSKW relies on the community – membership, donations and business sponsorships to round out the income we take in from workshops, events, and grants. It takes the generosity and support of the community to manage our facilities, which include residency cottages, a sculpture garden, studios, and two exhibition spaces – and to continually offer stimulating and exciting programs.
I have been told that my portrayal of island life is darned accurate, so Keys residents enjoy seeing themselves through my characters. A lot of people from “up north” say that my descriptions warm them in winter and make them long for return visits to the Keys. Aside from that, I think my avoidance of clichés and my examples of island humor make folks want to keep reading the novels.
Tony Gregory and Christine Scarsella always wanted to own their own art gallery and studio. When they saw the property at 830 Caroline St., they envisioned a gallery there instead of an empty piece of real estate. “We didn’t want to rent, so we decided to buy,” Tony said. In July 2007, the couple opened […]
first visited the Keys in the mid-’80s and fell in love with the area. I knew right then this would be my home. I spent every moment after that trying to figure how to live here. It took a while but there was no other place on the planet I wanted to be. I just love everything about the Keys.
The “Defibulators” band’s name was misspelled for their first gig and the misspelling has stuck for the country band from Brooklyn. As the band plays on, it has received many good reviews from the music industry. The band plays the Green Parrot Bar on March 21, so drop in and find out about them first […]
I do have a half-finished, fictionalized work that shrinks with each honest edit. It is so difficult for me to write that I will call my next book a work of “friction.” The first story involves a protagonist named Blu Yunger, a dead buzzard and a Pogo stick modified for military use. The title is Screwed, Blu’ed and Tattooed. Then there’s the one about the worm farm . . .
Some songs are bilingual, some are straight English, some are straight Spanish. It really depends on when the song was written, how it was written, and what it talks about. It doesn’t seem to matter anymore nowadays, our best performance so far was in Canada where nobody spoke Spanish and everybody was singing our songs.
Photographer C.J. Groth said she “threw caution to the wind” when she left Illinois to experience Key West for a year. That was 1990 and Groth is still experiencing the island life and has added award winning photographer credits to her expertise while here. Groth’s first taste of photography came while earning her degrees in […]
“But the thing that really convinced me was one photograph,” he said. “It was a group shot and in it was the image of a small African-American girl, dressed in the fashion from the early days of the firehouse. She wasn’t there. How’d she show up in the photo?”