Arts

Get spooky with Robert the Doll

Get spooky with Robert the Doll

Key West artifact travels to Upper Keys museum In collaboration with the Key West Art and Historical Society, the one and only Robert the Doll will be coming to the Keys History & Discovery Center for a night of ghost stories with Key West author and ghost hunter, David Sloan. The event is on Thursday, […]

DUST & FAME: Artist Tyler Buckheim wows at Burning Man

DUST & FAME: Artist Tyler Buckheim wows at Burning Man

Local artist Tyler Buckheim has gained national attention with her sculpture at this year’s Burning Man installation. Each year the non-profit Burning Man Organization hosts 200-plus artists who create interactive 3D sculptures in a temporary city in Black Rock Desert, Nevada. Over 70,000 people attend the weeklong festival celebrating principles such as self-reliance, self-expression, community […]

The Lord of the (4) Strings

The Lord of the (4) Strings

Acclaimed ukulele sensation Jake Shimabukuro coming to Key West Jake Shimabukuro laughs, “the best thing about playing the ukulele, your audience has such low expectations.” This from a world-renowned musician and ukulele player.  Shimabukuro’s ability to play the underdog of small instruments exceeds every expectation and is a performance not to be missed. Shimabukuro will […]

Pantaleo’s dream gallery showcases passion for local art movement

Pantaleo’s dream gallery showcases passion for local art movement

Hues of home inspire newest gallery  By Gabriel Sanchez The opening of Roberto Russell Galleries is special for the virtuoso at the heart of the Upper Keys art renaissance. “The culmination of everything I’ve learned throughout the years from artists, mentors, and my experiences had a role in the opening of what I consider my […]

A drag queen and an artist walk into a gallery…

A drag queen and an artist walk into a gallery…

Joan Becker paints local icon at Rockhouse Art Gallery Open for only a year, the Rockhouse Art Gallery bills itself as “more than a gallery” and proved it last Saturday. The gallery hosted artist Joan Becker, a Philadelphia native, painting live. Her subject? Beloved local drag queen Inga from Aqua. The atmosphere was jovial and […]

The many sides of Key West’s Ralph De Palma

The many sides of Key West’s Ralph De Palma

Programmer, photographer, historian Ralph De Palma misread the definition of retirement. Or perhaps he just understood it as “start all over doing something you completely love.” Not that he didn’t love his first career as a software engineer at Cape Canaveral, yes working on Space Shuttles (super cool). In 2001, needing a break, he accepted […]

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