The Connections Project, the Florida Keys Council of the Arts’ moveable feast of small canvases comprising a 24-foot mosaic mural of six-by-six-inch fine art works representing almost all media, nears the end of its 2015 exhibition season with two Key West showings.
This third annual mosaic premiered in Key Largo, traveled to Ocean Sotheby’s in Islamorada and continued to Royal Furniture in Marathon, Artists in Paradise Gallery in Big Pine Key, and is now at Royal Furniture in Key West.
About 80 percent of the tiles were contributed by professional artists whose work sells for hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars. In a lottery-like distribution, donations are being accepted for $35 per canvas or three for $100 to be sent off when the show ends.
Cathy Russ admires the art work.
Art lovers Shirley Freeman, left, Bill Porter, and Ron and Joyce Burd mingle at the reception. The exhibit is on display through April 22 at Royal Furniture.
Ron Surgon, Kim Flowers, George Fernandez, Lynn Jordan, Melissa Senat, Janet Nikowski, and Roland Flowers are at the reception to buy tiles and see what other artists painted and created. The Flowers have work in the show.
Lucy Carleton, advisor Bill Porter, Cynthia Edwards, Rick Bottinger and MaryCarlin Porter welcome guests to the reception.
Florida Keys Council of the Arts Vice Chair Lucy Carleton, left, Chair Theresa Axford, and Executive Director Liz Young at the event reception at Royal Furniture on Thursday. “The mosaic is our signature project to promote the visual arts within the community,” Young said.