The Studios of Key West: 2009-2010 Season

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The Studios of Key West board and staff 2010 Board of Directors Rosi Ware, Chairwoman Kerry Shelby, Vice Chairman Sandra McMannis, Secretary Fred Troxel, Treasurer Jay Scott, Development Roger Emmons Peyton Evans Deborah Goldman William R. Grose Lynn Kaufelt Rita Linder John Martini

Advisory Board Lynne Bentley-Kemp Judy Blume Barry D. Briskin Susan Henshaw Jones Claudia Miller Steven Selka

Staff Eric Vaughn Holowacz, Executive Director Elena Devers, Deputy Director Martha Barnes, Program Manager Lauren McAloon, Facilities Manager Mary Grusin, Development Coordinator

Volunteer Corps Please let us know if you would like to volunteer your time in support of our events, programs, and cultural activities.

Contact us The Studios of Key West Historic Armory 600 White Street Key West, Florida 33040 305-296-0458 • 1-877-ART-TSKW

Marguerite Whitney Judith Zabar

Contents 2009/2010 season catalog

About Our Creative Community The Studios of Key West is a 501c3 nonprofit charitable organization founded in 2006 and based at the Historic Key West Armory. We are managed by a professional staff, and governed by a volunteer board of community leaders. TSKW has always considered it our mission to support local creative people, celebrate the island’s unique heritage and sense of place, and foster new collaboration and artistic production. This catalog attempts to describe some of the many ways we will do that in late 2009 and early 2010. The ambitious season it represents has been made possible by over 500 supporters—friends and neighbors who share our vision and actively contribute to Key West’s cultural identity. • We are grateful to Historic Florida Keys Foundation for its generous support of our facilities this season. Thanks also to Kalyn Press for producing this catalog using recycled paper content and environmentally friendly soy-based inks. Design provided by Danette Baso Silvers; cover image and studio artist portraits by Sheel Garlock; website engineering for the 2009/2010 season by 7th Wave Graphics.

2 Board, Staff, and Contacts 4 Letter from the Director 5 Island City Sentinels 5 Introduction 6-7 Season Kick-off Party 7-9 Weekly Classes 8 Extended Courses 9-19 Workshops 14-15 Key West Plein Air Month

28 Residency Program 29-30 Residency Projects and Collaborations 31 Professional Development 32-33 Old Town New Folk Series 34 Cabaret Series 35 One Night Stand 37 Sculpture Garden 38 Art-o-mat

20 Poetry Month

39 Patron Society

21 Friends of the Library Lecture Series

40 Business Circle

22-23 TSKW Studio Artists 24-26 Exhibition Series 25 Combat Paper Project

43 Friends 44-61 Our Generous Sponsors 62 How to Find Us 63 Enrollment Form

27 Walk on White

Bookmark us For our new season, TSKW has also revamped its website, which now contains better layout, more functions, commentary, and archives. It’s also a great place to learn how to become a TSKW supporter, get information about special cultural events, learn what we’ve got planned for the future, and stay in touch with our creative community from afar. Visit throughout the year to connect with our online identity.

Creativity with a Bold New Perspective letter from the executive director


ince opening our doors in early 2007, thousands of people have marched through the Historic Armory and unleashed their creative energy in its main hall. They have painted island scenes, performed new songs, viewed dozens of exhibitions, toured the eleven upstairs artist studios, and listened to scholars and writers speak about the cultural aspects of the Southernmost Point. In season, every day brings a host of experiences. But only a few of us have had the rare privilege of climbing into the Armory attic, crossing the walkway of century-old Dade County pine, and enjoying a view from one of our building’s two prominent turrets. I am one of the lucky few. And it is glorious up there: a 360° lookout, a fringe of blue sea along most of the horizon, and lush tropical foreground of coconut palms, mango trees, Conch houses, papaya and breadfruit. The sentinel’s positions, one on each front corner, were long ago abandoned by the uniformed guards and island militiamen of old. During the early 20th century they mustered here in the Armory’s main hall—the officers working from what are now our studio spaces, and rifles and bullets stowed somewhere at the ready. To this day, there are sightings of a ghostly figure walking the balcony—a lost soul dispatched from the Island City Rifles. Now it’s been decades since any living person has kept watch from the rooftop, since low-ranking soldiers were given daily lookout duty from the island’s most unique vantage point. But one day last season, while helping untangled our rooftop flagpole, I got the chance to follow in the footsteps of Armory ghosts. I climbed the small ladder, opened a trap door into the cupola, and gazed in wonder. It’s hard to describe just how beautiful the island looks from the treetops, and how breathtaking it can be peering out from those historic towers. Our catalog cover image, fearlessly shot from above the eaves by local artist Sheel Garlock, proves that there really is no need for words. As tag-line for our third season, we’ve only added a few: creativity with a bold new perspective. Those six words sum up the powerful inspiration our board, staff, and artists have discovered under this one historic roof. And it is our wish, in partnership with an extraordinary community of creative people, for the coming year.

The 2009/2010 season at The Studios of Key West is our most ambitious ever—filled with diverse cultural opportunities, new methods of instruction and personal development, and free community events to fill the winter and spring calendar. From late October onward, we will welcome thousands of residents and visitors back into the Armory, to join us under so blue a sky, and again give shelter to the island’s creative soul. My colleagues and I can’t promise the exact view from the well-guarded turrets above. But we will work hard to make that metaphor come to life, each and every time you set foot inside our historic campus in Old Town. Soar above this enchanted island. Expand your field of view and experience amazing panoramas. Realize all the wondrous things and magical aspects in our own backyard. Gaze with us in wonder. Plan a season with the Armory’s expressive island community, and muster regularly at The Studios of Key West—for a look at creativity with a bold new perspective. Eric Holowacz, Executive Director

Island City Sentinels

Harness your Creative Powers

The Studios of Key West is blessed with generous friends and patrons, whose charitable support has allowed us to thrive as the island’s newest cultural organization. Beyond the call of duty, there are a few folks who guarantee all we do at The Studios of Key West. They have shared our vision—most from the very first year— and they have provided important support for new ideas. Their gifts have helped us build extraordinary facilities, develop amazing projects, and find innovative ways to support the island’s creative people.

This season at The Studios of Key West has something for everyone: scriptwriting and poetry, oil pastels and plein air painting, music and mixed-media. We’ve crafted a season for all levels—whether just starting out in an unexplored medium, or wanting to learn new techniques from a master. Let this catalog be your guide.

Guardians of Our Cultural Identity

We’re calling these folks our Island City Sentinels, with a tip of the hat to the original occupants of our historic building, Key West’s Island City Rifles. After nearly 110 years, we’ve replaced the guns and ammunition with paintbrushes, pens, cameras, and guitars. The town militia is gone, but this small group of supporters has taken their place and become true guardians of our community’s cultural identity. As we begin our most exciting season ever, all of us behind the scenes at TSKW salute our sentinels...

Historic Florida Keys Foundation Suzanne Campbell and family, in honor of Jeane Porter Matthew Helmerich and Jeffrey Harwell Blake Hunter Michael and Dana McClure Sandra and Lee McMannis Claudia Miller Carolyn and Jay Scott Sunshine Smith Judith and Stanley Zabar Peyton Evans, whose vision guides us

Program Manager, Martha Barnes introduces a diverse season of artistic offerings

We’ve expanded Painting Bootcamp, one of last season’s most popular learnto-paint classes, and added a handful of other opportunities perfect for the beginner. Weekly life drawing sessions will now include a guided tutor, as well as an open session. Watercolor classes range from the basics to the advanced level. Encaustic, batik, book arts and clay monoprinting are all on the schedule. Richard Grusin returns to lead beginner and intermediate acting, and local musician Ben Harrison brings his song-writing workshop to the Armory. Mondays in the new year will see the return of the popular and free Friends of the Library lecture series. Old Town New Folk has expanded its live music offerings, joined by our first-ever cabaret series. Vermont’s Combat Paper Project ends its latest tour at Mile Marker 0, and local favorites John Martini and Susan Rodgers both have installations planned for our sculpture garden. Roberta Marks returns with her Abstract Painting Seminar, Lisa Starr and Coleman Barks bring the Block Island Poetry ethic to our island, and Key West favorite Tom Corcoran merges photography and writing. Nick Vagnoni will help students explore their poetic side. Susan Sugar will give you a new look at the solstice sunset. And former Key Wester Michael Haykin returns, with a flotilla of flats boats, to take his workshop to the mangroves and back country. Pick your favorite opportunities at TSKW, and use the form at the back of this booklet to enroll in your artistic future. We’re proud of the 2009/2010 season, and grateful to all of the friends, sponsors, and partners who are helping us make it happen. Please keep this catalog handy—and let it serve as a guide to harnessing your own creative powers.

Our Clarion Call a home-grown season begins 2009/2010 Season Kick Off Party Featuring Valerie C. Wisecracker, Florida Songteller Saturday, October 17 at 7:00 pm at The Historic Armory Join TSKW artists, supporters, board, and staff for a Saturday evening party to kick-off the season. We’ll celebrate the bounty of cultural opportunities on the horizon. Then, TSKW Musician in Residence, Val Wisecracker takes the stage at the Historic Armory for a one hour folk music tribute (and good-hearted diatribe) about our place in the world.

A Message from the season’s ďŹ rst Musician in Residence, Val Wisecracker... Greetings Key West. I’m what you might call a Florida “Songteller,â€? and I’m looking forward to the TSKW season opening event on October 17. I’ll take the stage and play a few songs and tell a few stories, to both praise and parody the state we’re in, the Sunshine state. I’m a third-generation South Floridian, and through my music I will take you on a trip to tiny little tucked away towns. We’ll travel to outback places still operating “a little left of the law.â€? Our journey will cross the state, from Clearwater to Cayo Hueso. Much of my music-making is based on a “don’t mess with Floridaâ€? stance: it’s my backyard approach, all the while making fun of the people and corporations who are always running my Florida home into the ground. Like many of you, I have a personal philosophy that, “An environmental victory is temporary, an environmental defeat is permanent.â€? While in residence at the Southernmost Point, I will be performing several songs from my latest CD, “My Florida,â€? which was ďŹ nanced and produced by Everglades photographer Clyde Butcher. My musical approach isn’t all serious either. Toss together a banjo, guitar and an “all folked upâ€? singer songwriter like me, and you can bet we’re going to have some irreverent fun, with a touch of innuendo and a few not-so-hidden statements. Who knows, those gathered at the Armory on October 17 might actually learn a little something to take home. I look forward to kicking off the season, and sharing cultural dialogue with my new island friends. I hope you’ll join us that Saturday evening when the storytelling, songs, and TSKW season begin!

Painting Bootcamp with Rick Worth "MM 4FBTPO 5VFTEBZ FWFOJOHT UP QN /FX 5VFTEBZ BGUFSOPPOT JO 'FCSVBSZ BOE .BSDI UP QN -JNJUFE UP .BUFSJBMT JODMVEFE Members: $25 / $80 month* Non-members: $30 week *TSKW gives preference to monthly enrollments. Any remaining seats are offered on a weekly basis. Island artist Rick WorthĘźs popular weekly painting classes have become a mainstay at TSKW, and his Tuesday sessions ďŹ ll up fast. Follow the drill, learn a new approach, and march out with your very own painting of a Key West scene. A new subject is painted each week, and all skill levels are welcome. Make art, not war, and enlist now for RickĘźs weekly bootcamp at the Armory.


Weekly Classes creative development sessions

Life Drawing with Instruction

Watercolor Mondays: Inside and Out with Karen Beauprie

8FEOFTEBZ FWFOJOHT UP QN /PWFNCFS +VOF -JNJUFE UP Bring your favorite medium and develop your skills based on the human form. TSKW provides experienced models, effective lighting, tables, easels, chairs, clean-up sink, and lots of space to work.

*OTUSVDUFE 4FTTJPO UP QN Anatomy for the artist and drawing the human body, with demonstration and instruction by AnneMarie Giordano—a perfect entry-level step for the beginner and those wanting to learn to draw from life.

0QFO .PEFM 4FTTJPO UP QN Quick gestures, short and long poses, and unguided time for those wanting a selfdirected session. The evening ends with post-drawing time for those interested in critique and discussion.


Both Sessions: Members: $25 / $80 month Non-members: $30 Open Model Session Only (doors open at 7 pm): Members: $10 / Non-members: $15 AnneMarie Giordano, facilitator and instructor, ďŹ rst studied Life Drawing as a 14 year old aspiring artist at the distinguished Fleisher Art Memorial in Philadelphia. From there she received local acclaim and an art scholarship from the Philadelphia Board of Education. She attended the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art for formal studies, and was recruited by Yale University Art Graduate School. Giordano has taught extensively, including the Cape May County Art League, where she summers, and Life Drawing classes at Florida Keys Community College.

Still Life and Plein Air Painting with Jim Salem



Members: $20 week / $75 month Non-members: $25 Bring your own materials

Members: $25 / $5 sessions $100 Non-members: $30

Enjoy one session or return weekly for demonstrations, instruction and critique in a friendly and supportive environment. Beauprie, a well known Key West painter, will have the class working from both plein air and still life—perfect for any level of artist. Bring your materials and be ready to splash, stroke, and enjoy the spontaneity of this fresh and magical medium. Each weekly class session—offered as part of our Plein Air Month—will begin with a 20 minute demonstration painting, and conclude with group discussion.


Experience Jim Salemʟs enthusiasm for art and life, and his 500 ways to say ʝgreatʟ! Beloved artist and teacher, and now co-owner of Cocco-Salem Gallery on Duval Street, Jim is an internationally recognized painter of the natural world. His distinguished body of work ranges from non-representational to realism, and often depicts the unique ecology, ora and bird life of the Keys (as well as his native Pennsylvania). Students bring their own materials and paint medium of choice.


Extended Courses for longer term artistic study

The ArtistĘźs Way XFFL DPVSTF .POEBZT UP QN 0DUPCFS %FDFNCFS -JNJUFE UP Members: $300 / Non-Members: $350 A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity: discovering and recovering your creative self based on Julia CameronĘźs book. Facilitated by Rosalind Brackenbury Brackenbury, an award winning English writer living in Key West, has published eleven novels and four poetry collections. Students will begin with the tenth anniversary edition of The Artist’s Way sourcebook, a seminal study on the subject of creativity and living the artistĘźs life. Perhaps even more vital in todayĘźs cultural climate than when it was ďŹ rst published a decade ago, it is a powerfully provocative and inspiring work. The book has started a movement and has helped nearly two million people cultivate their creative selves.


Brush Up Your Shakespeare with Richard Grusin XFFL DPVSTF .POEBZT BN UP OPPO /PWFNCFS Members: $80 / Non-Members: $95 Included copy of Twelfth Night Explore the genius of Shakespeare through this fun and affordable class—intended for everyone who ever wondered how actors prepare and perform the beloved BardĘźs work. Using a classical actorĘźs approach, investigate the poetry of Shakespeare through one of the best loved comedies, Twelfth Night. No fear, no performing, no experience needed. Richard Grusin was a member of The Guthrie Theatre Acting Company, American Repertory Theatre, and Yale Repertory Theatre. He has appeared at The Public Theatre in New York as well as The Goodman Theatre in Chicago. He has appeared in numerous television roles and ďŹ lms. He has a BFA from The Goodman School of Drama at The Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA from The Yale School of Drama.


Aspects of the Screenplay: How to Write and Sell Your Movie Script with Eric Letendre

So Ya Wanna Be An Acta? with Richard Grusin



Members: $180 / Non-Members: $215

Members: $120 / Non-Members: $145

Stories have, been and will continue to be a dominant cultural force in the world, and the art of ďŹ lm is the dominant modern-day medium of this grand human enterprise. Learn the craft of screen writing from Letendre, an LA entertainment industry professional, during this four session, month-long course. Perfect for the amateur screenwriter, and those who have their own story to tell but just need the tools and better understanding of the elements to see their idea through completion. Attention will also be given to promoting your work so it reaches the right places.

Through theatre games, improvisation, a bit of lecture, and ďŹ nally performing monologues, participants will gain a basic knowledge of the actorĘźs craft, under the careful and friendly guidance of Richard Grusin. Have fun and discover your dramatic potential, in the nurturing environment of the Historic Armory. No acting experience required—open to all.


Richard Grusin has numerous television credits including, Spencer for Hire, The Equalizer, and Ryan’s Hope. His ďŹ lm credits include, Born on the Fouth of July, Lean on Me, See You in the Morning, and Untamed Heart.


Scotty Peek May 2009 Artist in Residence


think of typical Artist Residencies as being about isolation and production. This model, evidenced by my time in residence at The Studios of Key West, breaks down when there is a beach just a short walk in any direction—and when you are also surrounded by a culture rich with Cuban inuences, wonderful food, other interesting creative people, and friendliness.

Abstract Painting Seminar with Roberta Marks XFFL DPVSTF 5VFTEBZT BN UP OPPO +BOVBSZ .BSDI -JNJUFE UP Members: $300 / Non-Members: $350 Includes group exhibition Distinguished painter and mixed-media artist Roberta Marks returns to campus for ten sessions of discussion and discovery. Students will conduct out-of-class assignments applying acrylic paint to canvas in non-representational methods, exploring the abstract image. This is a seminar class with a suggested reading list, and topics will include composition, color and painting application. No studio work will be conducted during class sessions. Paintings by participants will be included in a group show Abstract Painting Seminar Show: Works by Students of Roberta Marks, slated for the end of March in the Armory Main Hall. A public reception will be held on March 18 during Walk on White.


So Now Ya An Acta? Acting II - Scene Study with Richard Grusin XFFL DPVSTF .POEBZT BN UP OPPO .BSDI "QSJM -JNJUFE UP Members: $120 / Non-Members: $145 Our favorite acting instructor takes things to the next level, in a course that is perfect for those who have completed the beginnerʟs �Wanna be� workshop, or have already had some theatre training. Grusin will focus on scene study and more advanced development of the craft, in another supportive and creative opportunity at TSKW. Staged reading: Open to the public Monday, April 5, 8 pm


Songwriting 101 with Ben Harrison XFFL DPVSTF 5VFTEBZT UP QN "QSJM -JNJUFE UP Members: $125 / Non-members: $150, includes ticket to Ben Harrison concert, April 24 The craft of songwriting relates to how we put an idea into verse. The process generally requires a certain cadence and rhyme pattern, a melody that furthers the emotion, and the foundational message of the lyrics. So how do we tell our story and craft a new song? Ben Harrison, a favorite professional Key West musician, has some answers. All that is required for this course is a bit of courage, desire and the ability to play a musical instrument well enough to explore the melodic possibilities. Communicating through music is part of the magical, unexplainable, essence of mankind, and the objective of BenĘźs class at TSKW is to help each person become a craftsperson of his or her own song.


I arrived in Key West towing plenty of art supplies, not knowing what I would do. So, I just started looking and listening...experiencing and soaking up the sense of place. I met many kind people and started friendships with local artists, TSKW staff, and the two other visiting artists there during my stay. I am still in contact with both of them, and we are tossing around ideas for collaborating in the future. I took some photos and made some drawings (like the rendering of the Armory on the back cover). I didnĘźt make as many drawings as I thought I would—but thatĘźs ďŹ ne. I never really resolved how to capture the place in my artwork, and actually do it justice. On my drive home, I realized that for me, the Key West residency was about slowing down, listening, watching and appreciating details that are easy to miss in oneĘźs own environment. I returned to South Carolina with an addiction to cafĂŠ con leche, and with my eyes opened wide in search of the small places and experiences in my own life and town that have the character of the places and experiences I was so drawn to in Key West.

Workshops early season opportunities

Watercolor For Beginners with Sean P. Callahan EBZ XPSLTIPQ 8FEOFTEBZ 'SJEBZ 0DUPCFS BN UP OPPO Members: $90 / Non-members: $110 Sean Callahan, a full time watercolor artist and instructor for seventeen years, landed on our shores last season and (bow)wowed everyone with his depictions of dogs and landscapes. This season he kicks of the start of TSKWĘźs creative workshop offerings with the perfect beginner class in late October.

Design your Website in a Day or Two with Joe Kukella EBZ XPSLTIPQ 5IVSTEBZ 'SJEBZ /PWFNCFS QN Members: $100 / Non-Members: $120 Are you an artist or creative organization without a web presence? Do you ďŹ nd yourself apologizing to clients and collectors that you donĘźt have a website? HereĘźs an chance to begin with a friendly, affordable, self-managed site.

Students will learn basic watercolor techniques, like washes and dry brush, through instructor demonstrations and live examples of work. Participants will gain an understanding of color theory, value study, and how to stretch watercolor paper. And they will work from a photograph using a grid system—leaving this beginner class with a new found experience of how watercolor works. This fun and relaxed workshop will provide the perfect way to begin your TSKW season.

With 6 hours of personal attention from a professional in the computer industry, this class will provide step by step instruction in software and on-line Web site administration. The ďŹ rst session will offer the participants a working knowledge of the webbased tools and mechanics to position and develop a perfect artist website that can be hosted and maintained with a small monthly fee. The second session will focus on posting materials and incorporating gallery pages, guestbook, bio, contacts, and online sales functions.



Soulful Songwriting with Tom Prasada-Rao

Papermaking Combat Paper Project



Members: $90 / Non-Members: $110

FREE and open to all former or active members of the military services

Come with an open heart, leave with a song. The hard part about writing a song is to truly understand how easy it is. Brevity, repetition, and simple patterns are hallmarks of great songs. Did you know there are only nine lyric lines in “My Girlâ€?? Did you know there are only 3 different melodic lines in that song? Our songwriting workshop will be full of short exercises designed to prompt ideas, introducing techniques designed to simplify, and to arrive at the core truth of your song. From headlining major festivals, to the relative calm of his recording studio, Tom has continued to mature as an artist. Prasada-Rao created the songwriting curriculum and taught for eight years at The University of VirginiaĘźs Young WriterĘźs Workshops. And now he brings his craft to TSKW!

TSKW is proud to present VermontĘźs Green Door Studio and the phenomenal Combat Paper Project, on the ďŹ nal stop of their American odyssey. Local veterans from throughout the Keys are invited to learn the traditional processes and techniques of hand ďŹ ber/papermaking with the team from Burlington. The activities will include cutting rag, pulping ďŹ ber, basic sheet formation and pulp printing techniques. Combat Paper will provide all associated materials and tools for the workshop, including the use of their portable papermaking mill that has been used throughout their recent Middle America tour. The project has worked with hundreds of American veterans from the Heartland, helping them transform their government-issued uniforms into new expression of ďŹ ber art.



Dean Poynor August 2009 Playwright in Residence came to work on a new play, Homo apocalyptus, set in a dark future following the Zombie Apocalypse. What I found in Key West was more magical and intriguing than anything I could have imagined; a community full of life, diversity, and possibility. From our ďŹ rst days on the island, we were lauded with fresh mangoes that fell from the sky, and wild lychees that rained down from the Heavens. The atmosphere was relaxed but also invigorating; a thrilling source of both reection and inspiration. And the people we met, the places we went, and the stories we heard made us feel right at home.


Free Workshop for Local Veterans

Watercolor FUN-damentals with Karen Beauprie EBZ XPSLTIPQ .POEBZ 8FEOFTEBZ +BOVBSZ BN UP QN

The creative ethic of the Combat Paper Project continues in Key West, in this special free workshop for local military veterans. Participants will be asked to bring their military uniforms, from any branch of service, and will be taught the unique process of turning them into paper. The new art objects created by Key Westʟs veterans will conclude the latest Combat Paper Project tour—as the Southernmost group of American veterans to transform service uniforms into entirely new expression of their experience, both in war and right here at home.


Members: $195 / Non-Members: $235, includes catered lunch. Required starter kit: $40 As the busy season begins, Karen Beauprie offers a wonderful opportunity to get back into watercolors—perfect for beginners or those wanting to brush up on technique. Discover the spontaneity of the medium, create vibrant and owing paintings, and build a strong foundation in the fundamentals. Students will receive advice on organizing a palette, choosing and preparing materials and equipment, and how to use water and pigment to create a variety of brush strokes, lay down washes, and create speciďŹ c textures. Working primarily on location in transparent watercolor, Karen Beauprie translates the light, movement, architecture, people and natural landscape of the Florida Keys. Watercolors force her to work quickly and deliberately using a minimal amount of brush strokes and the ow of water to add texture, shapes, values, vibrant colors, and character to her subjects. By painting en plein air, Karen feels a direct connection to the landscape and the challenges of the outdoors, including the weather, tourists, and the occasional rooster.


When we werenĘźt working, our team found plenty of ways to take advantage of the islandĘźs engaging charm. We felt like natives, taking daily bicycle rides, and swimming in the ocean at Fort Zach State Park. We even went snorkeling with a green sea turtle on the Eastern Dry Rocks coral reef. We also had plenty of time to enjoy local restaurants and culture, including fresh Cuban food and the daily colada coffee, and we loved to watch the roosters as they clucked past the Mile Marker Zero house. And as artists in residence, we were given the creative facilities we needed to dive into the messy process of creation. We came down with a shaggy script that needed deep exploration and reďŹ nement. Through our daily rehearsals, discussions, and analysis, I was able to draft a new version of the play, and The Studios helped us ďŹ nd an audience, for a staged reading at the end of our residency. Ultimately, what made this residency so unique was the hospitality we received from our hosts at The Studios, Eric, Elena, Martha and Lauren, as well as from patrons and members of the community. We were treated like family, and the connections I made with people I met will continue to inspire future work. Making art can be an exhausting endeavor – in our case spending hours in dark theatres, usually late at night – but the encouragement and support we received from The Studios of Key West helped us make a show that shines.


Narrative Journalism for a New Generation with Frank Owen EBZ XPSLTIPQ 5IVSTEBZ 'SJEBZ +BOVBSZ BN UP OPPO QVCMJD MFDUVSF +BOVBSZ UP QN Members: $120 / Non-members: $145 Includes catered lunch on Thursday From music critic of Spin Magazine and Village Voice to award winning writer, Owens brings a different approach to narrative journalism. Readers also know him for explosive crime wave articles in Playboy and Maxim, and his popular books, Clubland: The Fabulous Rise and Murderous Fall of Club Culture and No Speed Limit: The Highs and Lows of Meth. Unlike traditional true crime reporting which depends heavily on law enforcement sources, Owen writes about crime from the street level, often relying on the criminals themselves to tell their own story.

Home Theater ArtistĘźs Book Construction with Carolyn Shattuck EBZ XPSLTIPQ 5VFTEBZ 5IVSTEBZ +BOVBSZ OPPO UP QN Members: $160 / Non-members: $190 Required Supply Fee: $15 Learn paper engineering and create a miniature world! This truly unique workshop will explore two book structures which contain intimate visual space within them. Build a narrative theatre through text and/or image, using construction blueprint paper and ShattuckĘźs construction process. Her origami box folds into a 3 dimensional interior space to act as a stage for visual content. Then students learn the Star Carousel book structure, which provides 4 individual wedges that can be used to describe stories and dreams. Each book provides a stage for thoughts and actions and a platform for imagery and book ideas.

Participants in the workshop will follow the process of writing a story from the initial idea through the reporting and interviewing, ďŹ nishing with how to turn the raw material into an entertaining and dramatic narrative.

Carol Shattuck who was born in Montreal, Canada, and moved to the United States in 1970. After a short stay, she and her husband lived in Okinawa, Japan, for three years where she became inuenced by the history and beauty of Japanese prints. She returned to the United States and studied painting at Bard College. Since graduating, she has divided her time between painting and printing. Over the last 10 years she has immersed herself in Book Arts.



Work with Oil Pastels with E.W. Ross EBZ XPSLTIPQ 'SJEBZ 4BUVSEBZ +BOVBSZ BN UP QN Members: $200 / Non-members: $240 Includes catered lunch One of our ďŹ rst Cultural Managers in Residence, E.W. Ross spent part of January 2009 on a break from his role at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He returns to our campus for a fun 2 day workshop exploring various approaches and techniques for using oil pastel as a drawing medium. By building up rich surface textures, scraping and rubbing and working with speciďŹ c color schemes, oil pastels provide a useful bridge from drawing to painting. Exercises will emphasize ďŹ gure/ground, composition, tonality and color while pursuing various pictorial subjects. The workshop will include demonstrations, critiques and a lecture. This multilevel workshop is appropriate for beginner to more advanced students.


Steve DeGroodt June 2009 Artist in Residence


eflecting back on The Studios of Key West residency last June is not a romantic escapist memory. Instead it is the realization of just how valuable a resource TSKW proved to be with getting my HD video documentary project underway. The director, Eric Holowacz, and his superb office staff—Martha, Elena and Lauren—were so helpful with a friendliness and professionalism through it all. Introductions, hookups, logistics, PR, and even recommending El Siboney as the best Cuban restaurant in Key West were right on.

Clay Monoprinting with Mitch Lyons

Food & Lifestyle Writing with Margit Bisztray



Members: $120/ Non-members: $145 Includes catered lunch

Members: $155 / Non-members: $185, includes catered lunch by Coleʼs Peace and Bakery of The Restaurant Store

Since 1968, Mitch Lyons has been working on his pioneering technique of image-making from a slab of clay. Participants will learn the process, create their own slab and come away with their own unique print. Students and those interested in the medium are encouraged to attend Lyonsʼs free lunchtime demonstration-lecture at TSKW on January 26 (see details on page 31).

Special event: Wine tasting, Friday, January 29, 4 to 6 pm Workshop participants: $15 / Members: $25 / Non-members: $30

Mitch Lyons earned his Masters of Fine Arts Degree in Ceramics from Tyler School of Art, and his Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree in Graphics from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. His clay monoprints can be found in numerous private and public collections throughout the United States, including the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Woodmere Museum, American University and the University of Delaware. He has taught at West Chester University, Moore College of Art, Rowan University, Alfred University, and the University of Delaware. In the past 10 years he has led over 100 workshops in this medium.


Margit Bisztray has served as cuisine editor for Florida International Magazine, Six Degrees Miami magazine, and has interviewed chefs Emeril Lagasse, Charlie Trotter, and Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Her story in Gourmet magazine was featured in the Best Food Writing 2004 anthology, and she hosts KeyTVʼs Top 5 Picks. This workshop is geared for accomplished or proficient writers wishing to specialize in food and lifestyle writing, with an eye towards publishing their work. Sheʼll cover restaurant reviewing, food and dining trends, interviewing chefs, and compiling a food memoir. Students will leave with something ready to submit, suggestions on where to send it, and tips on getting published.


After arriving from Los Angeles, I was generously provided a 24/7 working studio in the Historic Armory to build and photograph props and images. Each day would actually begin next door at 7 am in the Mango Tree House, my residence on campus. Fortified with Cuban espresso and freshly sliced mangos on whole wheat toast, I did on-line research then later drove or pedaled my bike to scout locations. It was the perfect situation with an ideal atmospheric ambience of shifting cloud formations and light. Even the heat lightening at night over the water was a revelation! Cultivating Dreams, my historical documentary based on pioneer botanist, Dr. Henry Perrine, and his contribution to Florida horticulture in 1838-1840, sometimes required driving 2 hours north to Indian Key and Lower Matecumbe Key. There interviews with 90 year old archeologist/historian Irving Eyster were video taped. Later driving back to Key West with a brilliant sunset and the car windows rolled down, I was elated by each dayʼs video footage. Now the work I did in the Keys is in the process of being edited. I give thanks to The Studios of Key West for their assistance as well as studio artist and local naturalist writer Mark Hedden, who generously provided me with a sonic custom made CD of bird calls of the Keys. This entire experience now seems as if I was in a dream. I look back in awe. A dream residency that was very real!


A Day of Street-side Art Saturday, February 6 Art Crawl and Quick Draw: 10 am to 4 pm Community Reception: 4 to 6 pm Be inspired to take your art-making, image capturing, written word or inspired performance outdoors—hit the streets of Old Town for our Key West Plein Air Fest! All disciplines and artists are welcome to participate in this day-long creative celebration. Begin the morning at the Historic Armory at 600 White Street, for coffee and light breakfast, and then canvass the streets and ďŹ ll the local neighborhoods with your creative spark! A special part of this day-long art crawl includes a plein-air painting competition—facilitated by award winning painter Priscilla Coote. Canvases will be stamped at 10 am, and then painters will hit the streets to compete for the PeopleĘźs Choice Awards at the end of the day. The entire community is invited to gather at the Armory at 4 pm to celebrate the dayĘźs produce, paintings and plein air stories. Join us for refreshments and live music, and cast your vote to ďŹ nd out who goes home with the coveted PeopleĘźs Choice Award!

Special Plein Air Weekly Class Watercolor Monday with Karen Beauprie .POEBZ "GUFSOPPOT 'FCSVBSZ UP QN QJDL POF PS BMM

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Building the Blend: Writing & Photography with Tom Corcoran

Landscape Oil Painting: Sound Principles to Build Upon with Douglas David



Members: $225 / Non-members: $270 Includes catered lunch

Members: $270 / Non-members: $320 Includes catered lunch

Novelist, journalist and photographer Tom Corcoran will present elements and approaches to creative writing, imaging and marketing. With examples, assignments, discussion and short critiques, Tom will offer the beneďŹ ts of blending three disciplinesâ€”ďŹ ction, non-ďŹ ction and photography. Throw out the bad stuff and think like the editors youĘźve never met. Required equipment: two felt tip pens, a note pad and a digital camera.

Explore the basic beauty and principles of landscape oil painting with a favorite TSKW instructor. Painting out-ofdoors, en plein-air in the quaint Old Town neighborhood surrounding our campus will be a major focus of the study, after the essential basics are covered. Discussions and lectures will focus on composition, massing, building form, light and shadow, developing atmospheric distance, and learning how to not overwork your painting.

Tom Corcoran is a former editor of Mustang Monthly Magazine. His photographs have appeared in Esquire, Look, Southern Boating, W, Cruising World, Outside, Rolling Stone, and People. He is the author of the Keys-based Alex Rutledge mystery series, the most recent of which is Hawk Channel Chase. He wrote Jimmy Buffett - the Key West Years; three books on automotive restoration for Motorbooks International; and the 2007 photographic collection Key West in Black and White. He lived in the Keys

Students will mix basic strings of color for painting outof-doors, with an emphasis on capturing the time of day, atmosphere and geographical elements in a quick concise way. Larger more ďŹ nished works will be done on subsequent days using studies as a roadmap. DavidĘźs approach gives students an opportunity to grow and develop, and includes demonstrations and individualized instruction.



Workshops plein air month

Plein Air Oil Painting: The Next Step...Seascape with Douglas David 4QFDJBM EBZ XPSLTIPQ 4BUVSEBZ 'FCSVBSZ BN UP QN Members: $100/ Non-Members: $120 Includes picnic lunch A special one day workshop for those students who have studied with Douglas in the past or for those already familiar with plein air oil painting and want to advance their knowledge and conďŹ dence while capturing the light and surf at SmatherĘźs Beach. Douglas David has painted his way across the country, capturing the beauty and spirit of the things he loves— tranquil country landscapes, sunrises and sunsets on his favorite beaches, a simple pitcher of spring lilacs or peonies, a lemon, lime or a slice of watermelon on a checked tablecloth. Paintings that reect comfort, warmth, meaning and simplicity: similar to everything important to him—his close knit family, life-long friendships, creatively fulďŹ lling work and giving his best. A recipient of numerous regional and national awards and honors, DouglasĘźs teaching is a way of giving back and sharing some of his journey with those who choose to study with him.


Plein Air Watercolor with Priscilla Coote

Work on the Water with Michael Haykin



Patrons: FREE / Members: $50 / Non-members: $100

Members: $500 / Non-Members: $550 Includes private charter transportation

Enjoy a full day at Fort Zachary Taylor, with its abundance of subject matter. Beginning to advanced students will learn to use this medium to express a more-realistic interpretation of color and light. The day will include 2 instructor demonstrations. Bring a lunch, a friend, park admission fee is required. Priscilla Coote is a beloved instructor with the rare acclaim for her work as a painter in three mediums: oils, watercolor and pastels. Her distinctive work is featured in two new books: Best of American Artists In Oil and Best of Artists Worldwide in Pastel (Kennedy Publishing 2010). This year her work has been accepted in two prestigious Plein Air National Competitions: Coconut Grove and Cape Coral. And to top off a banner year, two of Cooteʟs oil paintings were chosen for inclusion in America’s Top 100 Traveling Exhibitions for 2009. Her work is represented in Key West by The Gallery on Greene.


Longtime resident and painter of the Florida Keys, Michael Haykin returns to lead this three-day plein air opportunity—designed for advanced painters and professional artists. Using boats for transportation, painters will work in exposed sand ats, the back country, and mangrove islands. Emphasis will be placed on careful observation of elements of the landscape, and painters will be encouraged to extract and isolate the changing moments and events during the course of each painting session. Michael Haykin holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. Haykinʟs work has recently been exhibited at the Holter Museum of Art in Helena, Montana, and the Yellowstone Art Museum in Billings, Montana. He has been represented by Helander Gallery in Palm Beach, Florida; Works Gallery in Southampton, New York; Limbo Gallery in New York City; and Holly Solomon Gallery in New York City.



Introductory Encaustic Intensive with Kim Bernard EBZ XPSLTIPQ 'SJEBZ 4BUVSEBZ .BSDI BN UP QN -JNJUFE UP Members: $225 / Non-members: $270 Includes catered lunch, Required supply fee: $75 Encaustic means “to burn in� in Greek, and dates back to the 5th Century BC. Now a popular contemporary medium, it is a versatile method of painting with a beeswax based paint, kept molten on a heated palette. Kim Bernard, an active and respected nationally exhibiting artist and instructor, will demonstrate and teach participants how to prepare supports, mix colors, apply wax, fuse, etch, layer, combine collage, transfer Xerox images and incorporate found objects. Studio set up and safety, and an overview of Encaustic history, from ancient to contemporary, will be presented in this unique TSKW workshop. Kim Bernard teaches at the Maine College of Art, Montserrat College of Art, and is the founding member of New England Wax.

Escape to Write Retreat with Hallie Ephron and Roberta Isleib EBZ XPSLTIPQ 'SJEBZ 4BUVSEBZ .BSDI UP QN .BSDI BN UP QN -JNJUFE UP TSKW or Friends of the Library member: $220 / Non-members: $265 Includes catered receptions, light breakfast, lunch Award winning authors Hallie Ephron and Roberta Isleib, will guide you in assessing and improving your work. This workshop will focus on keeping readers engaged from page one; crafting an opening scene that hooks the reader; and creating interesting, complex characters. There will also be a session on the business of writing and how to pitch your novel. Ideal for the beginning to intermediate writer who is working on a book-length work targeting a broad audience of readers. Hallie Ephron is a writer, book reviewer, and writing teacher. Her newest novel is a gripping psychological suspense novel, Never Tell a Lie (William Morrow). Publishers Weekly gives it a starred reviewed and calls it “stunning� and a “deliciously creepy tale of obsession.�

Capturing the Colors of Key West in Oils with Hilarie Lambert EBZ XPSLTIPQ 5IVSTEBZ 4BUVSEBZ .BSDI BN UP QN Members: $270 / Non-Members: $320, Includes picnic lunch Award winning painter Hilarie Lambert has taught workshops both in the States and in Europe, and is bringing her creative energy to Key West for this 3 day plein air workshop. Capturing color and light will be the focus, and students will focus on creating more dynamic paintings with values and perspective that bring work to a new level. Each day will begin with a demo in different areas of town, with plenty of time to work from local landscapes, ask questions, and explore new palettes and techniques. Students will use a different limited palette each day, and Lambert will guide discussions on everything from color mixing, to web sites and the business of art. This workshop is intended for all levels of students with some familiarity with oils.

Roberta Isleib is a clinical psychologist and the author of eight mysteries published by Berkley Prime Crime including Deadly Advice and Asking For Murder.




Lorenzo Buhne May 2008 Musician in Residence


fter I arrived for my ďŹ rst-ever visit to Key West, ideas owed immediately. I wrote 19 songs in a few weeks—more than enough to do a full CD project. The inspiration came purely from my experiences of the local culture and islandĘźs unique vibe. In fact, I have decided to call my next CD Cayo Hueso, in honor of my stay at The Studios of Key West.

Fine Art Collage with Roberta Marks

Batik: Fun with Wax and Dyes with Wendy B. Tatter



Members: $180 / Non-members: $220 Includes catered lunch

Members: $160 / Non-members: $190 Includes catered lunch

Roberta Marks, one of the islandĘźs most respected painters and multi-media artists, reprises her popular ďŹ ne art workshop at TSKW. Designed to give students a better understanding of the various materials and techniques utilized in mixed-media composition, her approach encourages individual awareness of the creative process, and engages discussion of the various results throughout the three days.

Led by an award winning batik artist and gallery owner, this fun and a bit messy workshop is open to individuals with any level of creative experience wanting to explore the medium. Participants will gain a basic understanding of the origins of batik and introduction into the art of painting with wax and dyes on fabric. Step by step instruction into color combinations and creating and reďŹ ning your drawing or design will result in a ďŹ nished batik of your own.

The focus is on the selection and exploration of found, ready-made or created objects as they relate to the application and integration of two dimensional collages. Students will manipulate works through the use of paint, pastels, pencils, ink and other media. Fine Art Collage is open to all levels.

Wendy Tatter attended Instituto Allende in San Miguel, Mexico. There, in 1980, she was introduced to the art of batik. The almost backward way of creating a design intrigued Wendy so much that batik has been her main creative outlet ever since. She has traveled extensively throughout the Caribbean, as well as Central and South America, exhibiting her work along the way. TatterĘźs batiks often reect the people and places she has enjoyed throughout her travels. After settling down in Saint Augustine, Florida, Wendy became a member of the ButterďŹ eld Garage Gallery. On July 17, 2005, she opened the doors of her very own Florida gallery.



Coming from my home in Wellington, New Zealand, I arrived at Mile Marker 0 after several days in transit. Almost immediately, I got an insight into the islandĘźs liberal, whimsical identity: I was recruited to ďŹ ght on behalf of the Conch RepublicĘźs Independence Day Naval Battle. This consisted of throwing wet balls of stale Cuban bread at a US Coast Guard vessel, which ďŹ red water cannons at the deďŹ ant boaters. It took me a few days to recover from my war injuries, but before long I was riding my bike along all the streets of Old Town, guitar strapped behind my back, the rejuvenating smell of cafe con leche in the air. There are three things I remember most about my residency. Having the time and space to think and create, undisturbed and in a wonderful new locale is tops. Playing music with local artists and beginning new collaborations there was equally memorable. And my personal encounter with a manatee in a Key Haven canal, and a mangrove iguana along the banks, were truly special aspects of my stay. I can only offer my immense thanks to Eric, his great staff, the community of artists, and other TSKW supporters. It was a creative residency that took me in some wondrous and unexpected directions. IĘźm still harnessing the results! Mille grazie!


Poetry and the Extraordinary with Lisa Starr and Coleman Barks

Image & Word with Paul R. Solomon EBZ XPSLTIPQ 5IVSTEBZ 4BUVSEBZ .BZ BN QN


Members: $210 / Non-members: $250 Includes catered lunch

Members: $220 / Non-members: $265; Includes catered lunch and reception In this workshop we will use both our own poems and those of that we consider “great,â€? to explore what it is that makes some poems “betterâ€? than others. WeĘźll look at how things like verb tense and point of view can shift the power and effectiveness of a poem. WeĘźll discuss freshness of language, efďŹ ciency and form. WeĘźll discuss what drives a poem, and explore the many ways in which we can make our poems not only cleaner and crisper, but also tastier. We will learn how reading our work out loud can speak volumes about a particular poemĘźs strengths and weaknesses. WeĘźll write some new poems, learn tools for responding to the work of others, and since


I am coming from Block Island, Rhode Island to Key West, weĘźll pay a little attention to the common thread and spend an afternoon discussing and writing about islands. Most importantly, weĘźll rediscover how to celebrate our extraordinary ordinariness through poetry. Designed for writers at all stages of their careers, from novice to published poet, this workshop will give you a new set of lenses through which to examine the poems you read and write.

Paul SolomonĘźs ďŹ rst-ever TSKW workshop is for the artist – beginner or advanced – who wishes to explore relationships between the written word and visual expression. His process begins with students creating a Key West sketchbook/journal that is uniquely personal – in the rich tradition of artists past and present. The workshop features personalized development in drawing, experimentation with a variety of media (including inks and watercolors), and bold approaches to writing. Solomon will guide the class in creating a satisfying record of impressions of Key WestĘźs unique environment and a ĘťlaboratoryĘź for future creative work.


Paul Solomon is a visual artist, writer and teacher and will be TSKW Artist in Residence in May. He is Associate Professor in the Frostic School of Art at Western Michigan University, where he directs the interdisciplinary art program Direct Encounter with the Arts. SolomonĘźs recent work, The Jones Beach Series Revisited, will be exhibited in the Armory main hall in May, and he also plans on teaching the Image & Word workshop in summer 2010 at Studio Art Centers International in Florence, Italy.

Jess Segall August 2009 Artist Collective in Residence


his past August I attended the TSKW residency as part of The Artist as Tourist Collective. The ďŹ ve of us met as undergraduates at Bard College and had worked together on a number of projects over the past 9 years. Over time, we relocated to different cities and took on our roles as ďŹ lmakers, set designers, painters, sculptors and performers. We saw The Studios of Key West as an opportunity to cooperate together again under the same roof, pooling our creative resources and interests into a localized project—a collective residency.

Sensing the Poem with Nick Vagnoni 8FFLFOE XPSLTIPQ 'SJEBZ 4VOEBZ +VOF OPPO UP QN Members: $100 / Non-Members: $120 Our senses are what anchor us in the world. They are also what often anchor us in the poems that we read and write. This 3 day weekend workshop, conducted by Florida International University creative writing instructor and founding member of the Miami Poetry Collective, Nick Vagnoni, will explore how all ďŹ ve senses can be manifested through our poems. We will explore not only how a poem “feelsâ€? through the senses, but how it is interwoven with that more elusive sixth sense—thought. We will read and discuss a wide variety of poems that engage the senses (and the mind) in hopes of learning from other poets. We will also spend lots of time writing poems and workshopping our new material. While engaging the senses is a primary skill for any beginning poet, more advanced writers will also beneďŹ t from this exploration and practice.


Summer Solstice Watercolor Painting with Susan Sugar EBZ XPSLTIPQ 'SJEBZ .POEBZ +VOF UP QN 4PMTUJDF $FMFCSBUJPO BU 4VHBS T 4UVEJP .POEBZ +VOF UP QN Members: $200/ Non-Members: $240, Includes admission into Fort Taylor State Park Capture the last light of day in small format watercolor. This workshop, taught by popular Key West-New York artist Susan Sugar is a timely homage to the summer solstice, June 21. With last yearʟs national coverage of her studio and work in Coastal Living magazine, Sugarʟs workshop attracted 20 attendees from around the country. Join us in 2010 when the days are longest, and the island light is truly extraordinary. Though open to all levels of experience, from professional painter to novice, Sugar suggests that some experience with watercolor as a medium would be helpful. Workshop participants will share in the challenge and adventure of capturing the extraordinary: the eeting light and shifting moods of sea and sky at dusk in Key West. Each day, Sugar will offer painting demonstrations at the beach. She will also give one-on-one guidance and foster new ways of seeing and producing!


Our proposal involved exploring the tourist culture at the Southernmost Point, and creating a public artwork in which we investigated our own status as culture makers / culture takers—within the context and geography of the small island. TSKW was instrumental in introducing us to local artists and resources, while integrating us into the community as a whole. From here, we joined the Key West Sailing Club, where we quickly learned the basics of operating small keel boats, in a mere week, and had a chance to explore the contours of the island. We also conducted a number of interviews with locals, whose stories fascinated us. From these relationships, we were able to use our newfound skills and friends to build on our ďŹ nal project... Our public work took the form of a oating ofďŹ ce, circumnavigating the island and occasionally anchoring off-shore as a maritime help desk: offering information and services to those aficted with “Tourists Crisis Syndromeâ€?. We were hoping to promote an unfamiliar kind of tourist activity, one that creates an exchange amongst artists, locals, and tourists: evoking topics such as work versus leisure and the managerial side essential to tourism, all with good humor. The whole project was dynamic and engaging, from the stay in Kew West, to the designing and constructing of the raft, to the various reactions we received from our work: confusion, laughter and genuine appreciation. Key West is such a rich and varied place. It takes time to get a feeling for the layers of culture, which is why it was great to have the resources of TSKW, which offered both a creative studio and the peaceful, centrally located Mango Tree House. I also canĘźt underestimate how important it is for artists to have time to regroup, meditate and brainstorm for ideas outside the stresses an pressures of the urban metropolis—and the ďŹ ne art world. From this late summer experience, we also have a springboard to use for further projects well into the future...

National Poetry Month april 2010 Lisa Starr and Coleman Barks Poets in Residence Free public reading at the Armory Monday, April 26 at 6 pm Coleman Barks, author of numerous Rumi translations and student of Sufism since 1977, will join Rhode Island Poet Laureate Lisa Starr as guest Poets in Residence when TSKW celebrates National Poetry Month in April 2010. The island is invited to hear their work and celebrate with us at a free public reading on April 26. Coleman Barksʼs work with Rumi was the subject of an hour-long segment in Bill Moyersʼs Language of Life series on PBS, and he is a featured poet and translator in Bill Moyersʼs poetry special, Fooling with Words. Thereʼs a reason the thirteenthcentury Sufi mystic Jallaludin Rumi is the best-selling poet in America today: His words express the ineffable longing to merge with the eternal; they reach across eight centuries to speak to us, in our sullen era, and offer not just the vision but also the experience of what yoga calls union—with the Divine. And thereʼs a reason Coleman Barksʼs Rumi translations, which have filled 15 previous books, are more popular than other renderings of these ancient words: They scratch our spiritual itch better than the others do, getting under the skin of our longing by making Rumiʼs raptures accessible in language at once ordinary and lyrical. Barks was born and raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and was educated at the University of North Carolina and the University of California at Berkeley. He taught poetry and creative writing at the University of Georgia for thirty years. He is the father of two grown children and the grandfather of four. He lives in Athens, Georgia. An inn-keeper, a mother, a basketball coach and a teacher, Lisa Starr, Rhode Islandʼs Poet Laureate, divides her time among a variety of interests, her children, and her passion for poetry. She is a two-time recipient of the R.I. Fellowship for Poetry. In her capacity as Poet Laureate, Starr is continutes to foster writing circles among student and elderly communities around the state. She has also established poetry circles in hospitals, homeless shelters, prisons, and agencies for children and adults with severe mental and physical disabilities. In April of 2009 Starr assembled more than a dozen US State Poets Laureate in Rhode Island for Poetry for Hope, a series of readings, workshops, and public forums. These freatured visiting poets and emerging and established Rhode Island writers and musicians at schools, libraries and cultural venues around the state. The poets worked with more than 7500 Rhode Islanders during the 5-day poetry sweep.

Friends of the Library monday lecture series Every Monday from January 11 - April 5 at 6 pm Free talks and presentations by leading writers and cultural ďŹ gures January 11

Maxine Kumin – the former Poet Laureate will read from her works

January 18

Stuart Woods – the proliďŹ c author will speak about his latest thriller

January 25

TBA – Check for information

February 1

Tom Corcoran – the popular author-photographer will talk about his latest mystery, Key West photographs, and local inspirations

February 8

Libby York – the lyrical singer will trace the development of the Great American Song Book (with vocal illustrations)

February 15

TBA – Check for information

February 22

No lecture

February 25

Thursday Evening Gala fundraiser for Friends of the Library: Bobby Nesbitt & David Garard Lowe will present a song and narrative show portraying an aspect of the American past

March 1

Michael Mewshaw – the novelist and travel author will read from and discuss his new book covering his recent journey across North Africa

March 8

Robert Richardson – the author of the deďŹ nitive William James biography will speak about his new book on another American icon, Ralph Waldo Emerson

March 15

Hallie Ephron & Roberta Isleib – acclaimed authors and polymaths will speak about their diverse published works, and unique approach to writing them.

March 22

Robert Stone – the well-known novelist will read from his new collection of stories, Fun with Problems

March 29

Lou Harris – the great innovative pollster and political commentator will offer his annual prognostications on things to come

April 5

Poetry – TBA—Check for information


Studio Artists at the historic armory


pstairs at TSKW, visitors will encounter eleven Key West artists at work. Their studios are open to the public every Third Thursday, as part of Walk on White, and by appointment. The Studios of Key West staff is happy to arrange a meeting with any of our studio artists, all of whom create new works that further the island’s cultural identity.

Letty Nowak Painter


Peter Vey Painter

Sherry Sweet T Painter



Debra Yates Mixed-media Artist

Marc Caren Painter



Studio Artists island cultural producers

Mark Hedden Writer

Lauren McAloon Sculptor

Jennifer O’Lear Writer



Andy Thurber Painter/Intaglio

Guillermo Orozco Painter

Marky Pierson Painter/Designer





Exhibition Programming fall 2009


ast year, the main hall of the Historic Armory proved itself as the islandʼs newest venue for the exhibition of visual art—with everything from major new work by local painters to interesting installations by visiting international artists. Generous support from Judith and Stanley Zabar allowed us to improve the track lighting system, and things have never been brighter. The 2009/2010 season ushers in even more diverse and illuminating work to the Armory walls. All TSKW friends and patrons receive invitations to opening receptions, artist talks, and special exhibition programming. This season, exhibitions will be on view during open hours and public events, and when no workshops are taking place. Monday through Friday, from 12 noon to 1 pm, has also been reserved for regular public access to exhibitions at TSKW.

Lynne Bentley Kemp Key West Carnivalesque

Marylene Proner Pieces of Key West

October 15 - October 30 Walk on White Public Reception, October 15, 6 to 9 pm

November 9 - 20 Opening Reception, Monday, November 9, 4 to 6 pm



Island Portraits Adam Russell and Freeman White Artists in Residence Project

John Martini’s World Sculpture Garden Exhibition

Thanksgiving Week


The Green Flash is Real! TSKW supporters know that the Green Flash is an atmospheric phenomenon that appears on the horizon at sunset. Itʼs also the name of our regular e-newsletter, now sent to over 2000 households and arts-lovers around the world. If youʼve never seen a Green Flash, but would like to become part of our phenomenon, just let us know at Weʼre happy to add you to the list.


November 20 to February 15


Exhibition Programming winter 2010 Combat Paper Project Fibers of Reason December 10 - January 10 Walk on White Public Reception, December 17, 6 to 9 pm

4QPOTPSFE CZ 4PVUIFSONPTU 3FTUBVSBOU (SPVQ Combat Paper Project: Fibers of Reason is an exhibition that represents collaborative community work with war veterans over the past two years. Members of the project have been traveling across the United States and United Kingdom, working with hundreds of survivors of conflict. All of the works in this exhibition have been created from old uniforms worn during military service and rendered by their owners into paper. Using traditional techniques, the final results include artistʼs books, broadside prints and large format sheets. This extraordinary project ends its tour and year in Key West, and has been made possible by a multifaceted collaboration between artists, studios, art collectors, academic institutions and veterans. The Combat Paper Project is based out of Green Door Studio in Burlington, Vermont, and arrives in Key West after traveling throughout the United States. The story of the soldier, the Marine, the men and the women and the journeys within the military service in a time of war is the basis for the Fibers of Reason. The project utilizes artmaking as a means to help veterans reconcile their personal experiences, as well as to broaden the traditional narrative surrounding service, honor and the military culture. Through papermaking workshops—like the one we will be presending at TSKW on December 18—veterans have transformed their combat uniforms into cathartic new works of art. In Key West we invite South Floridaʼs returned soldiers and war veterans to represent the Southernmost aspect of Combat Paper Project. Through ongoing participation in this crafts-based process, combat papermakers have progressed from creating works specific to their military experiences to expressing a broader vision of militarism and society. The resulting exhibition reflects both the soldiersʼ anger about their past, as well as their outlook for the future. This collaboration between civilians and veterans has generated a much-needed conversation about our responsibilities to the returned veteran—and a deeper understanding of the dehumanizing effects of warfare.

Chicago Drawings Curated by E.W. Ross

Plein Air Key West TSKW Members Exhibition

January 14 - February 4 Walk on White Public Reception, January 21, 6 to 9 pm

February 12 - 26 Walk on White Public Reception, February 18, 6 to 9 pm

Former TSKW Cultural Manager in Residence, E.W. Ross returns to the island in January, and he’s bringing an entire group exhibition of works on paper from the Windy City—compiled specifically for The Studios of Key West. A dozen artists associated with The School of the Art Institute of Chicago are represented in this exhibition of drawings and prints (like Olivia Petrides above):

A group exhibition open to all TSKW Members, this show represents work created outdoors—in and around Key West—in a variety of mediums and disciplines. Don’t miss our celebration of local creativity and visual survey of TSKW’s plein air month!


Jose Andreu • Isak Applin • Linda Cohn Jeanine Coupe-Ryding • George Liebert • Willie Kohler Olivia Petrides • Tony Phillips • EW Ross • Oli Watt Roberta Lindegard Meier One work by each of the participating artists will be available by progressive silent auction, taking place over one week, from the public opening to the January 21 reception. All sales—again thanks to Ross and his fellow Chicagoans—will help support the TSKW season. E.W. Ross is the former dean of Continuing Studies at the Art Institute of Chicago, and director of its outpost, OxBow. Ross is currently on special assignment related to Ox-Bow’s 2010 Centennial, and returns to Key West after escaping last winter in favor of a January 2009 TSKW cultural manager residency. He is a practicing artist who has shown his drawings and paintings internationally.


Susan Rodgers: New Works Sculpture Garden Installation Late February to Early May


Exhibition Programming spring/summer 2010

Abstract Painting Seminar Show Students of Roberta Marks

Michel Delgado Saying a lot Quietly

The Armory will be transformed with a subtle minimalist approach to the space defined by the rhythm and harmony of the historic hall. Studio artist and Key West native Debra Yates brings new work and new ideas to our season line-up.

March 18 - 26 Walk on White Public Reception, March 18, 6 to 9 pm

Either I am blind, deaf, stubborn or numb, there is one inner dialogue creatively that requires my full attention, constantly, constantly, constantly. — Michel Delgado, Visionary Artist




Dale Dapkins Island Artifacts

Paul R. Solomon The Jones Beach Series Revisited

Diversity In Paradise

Debra Yates Space Defined March 4 - 15, Reception, March 4, 6 to 8 pm

Exhibition with Key West High School Student Participation April 15 - May 5 Walk on White Public Opening Reception Thursday, April 15, 6 to 9 pm


March 31 - April 13, Reception, April 1, 6 to 8 pm

May 10 - 26 Walk on White Public Reception, May 20, 6 to 9 pm

Organized by Healthy and Proud: Celebrating work by members of the LGBTQ community May 28 - June 7, Reception May 28, 6 to 9 pm



Walk on White monthly creative receptions Food, Art, People, and Open Studios Third Thursday of Every Month, 6 to 9 pm The Historic Armory—and all of White Street—comes alive on the third Thursday of every month. Walk on White is a promenade of culture, conversation, and cuisine in Old Town. Join locals and visitors to stroll the galleries, restaurants, and businesses in our neighborhood— from Southard to United Streets, for a creative amble through the island’s historic district. The Studios of Key West opens its doors to new exhibitions, live music, refreshments, and a chance to tour the upstairs artist studios. Meet our creative community...

Rick Worth Painting in Paradise a 25 year retrospective June 17 - July 9 Walk on White Public Reception June 17, 6 to 9 pm


TSKW Members’ Summer Salon a non-juried showcase of original works July 15 - 29 Walk on White Public Reception, July 15, 6 to 9 pm


October 15

Lynn Bentley-Kemp, Carnivalesque, Opening Reception Photographic look at past Fantasy Fests

November 19 Artisan Fair: Annual showcase of craftwork by a dozen local artisans Marylene Proner, Pieces of Key West, Closing Reception December 17 Combat Paper Project, Fibers of Reason Meet the crew from Vermont and learn about their community process January 21

Chicago Drawings, Curated by E.W. Ross Reception and Silent Auction Fundraiser

February 18

TSKW Members’ Plein Air Key West Opening Reception and Community Party

March 18

Abstract Painting Seminar Show Works by Students of Roberta Marks, Opening Reception

April 15

Dale Dapkins, Island Artifacts Collaborative project with Key West High students, Opening Reception

May 20

Paul R. Solomon, The Jones Beach Series Revisited Artist Reception

June 17

Painting in Paradise: Rick Worth Retrospective Opening Reception for a Key West favorite

July 15

TSKW Members’ Summer Salon Opening Reception and Community Party

New Model Residency program for visiting artists and cultural managers


he Studios of Key West has been rapidly developing our campus and programming over the past three years, and we recently launched a residency program at several charming cottages scattered around the Old Town neighborhood. Using a curatorial process, and network of advisors, weĘźve begun inviting interesting, established creative people to spend time in Key West as artists, producers, and cultural managers-in-residence.

ing a retreat to MIle Marker 0. That program has since matured with residencies for cultural leaders from the Art Institute of Chicago, Djerassi Resident Artist Program in California, Maine College of Art, West Kortright Center in the Adirondacks, and the City of Madison, Wisconsin. You will recognize some of their voices in this catalog, and meet many of these arts administrators when they return to the island with new cultural produce for our community.

A residency at TSKW is a respite, providing a week or a month of new inuences, interesting people, and tropical environment. A stay can include a project, presentation, screening, or outreach idea—or it can simply be a retreatlike hermitage.

Each TSKW residency is carefully planned with the incoming artist or cultural manager. And each becomes a unique experience. Families and partners are welcome, and the development of new ideas and projects is encouraged—although never required. Much like life here on the island, creative things happen in a casual, passive way. Inspiration strikes at the most unexpected times, under the shade of a mango tree, as the geckos bark through the evening, while communing with the parrotďŹ sh along our coral reef. After a few days on the island, removed from mainland culture, it does strike.

Our campus—and surrounding neighborhood—has set out to actively host remarkable creative people from all over the world—extraordinary emerging talent, those working in the margins, and conďŹ rmed producers of culture. We also seek practitioners not usually eligible for other residency programs—culinary ďŹ gures, comedians, television directors, music producers, curators, talk show hosts, circus artists, and people with reďŹ ned and often obscure specialties. We host them for the unique impact they have on our culture, and because Key West is a different sort of place. We engage them because their work represents a profound part of the American creative spectrum. In January 2008 we hosted our ďŹ rst ever artist-in-residence, Helsinki-based American photographer, Curt Richter, who helped us baptize our artist cottage, the Mango Tree House. Since then, weĘźve added a halfdozen other accommodations—and hosted New Zealand musician Lorenzo Buhne, Chicago artist Mike Lash, Canadian Helen Verbanz, and Miami new media artist Charles Recher. More recent residencies have included musicians, Dean Wareham and Britta Phillips, Brooklyn painter Steve Keene, and crafts artist Thomas Mann. In July 2008, we broke new ground and introduced the Cultural Manager Residency—a shorter stay for professional arts administrators from across the country want-

Long a home to artists and creative people, the ghosts of Hemingway, Robert Frost, Wallace Stevens, Elizabeth Bishop, Tennessee Williams, Mario Sanchez, and Shel Silverstein still haunt our Old Town neighborhood. On any given day, itĘźs not unusual to run into modern-day creative people, such as Judy Blume, Billy Collins, Jimmy Buffett, Meg Cabot, Terrence McNally, John Martini, Seward Johnson, Robert Stone, and Annie Dillard.

2009/2010 Artists and Cultural Managers in Residence October

Landon Nordeman, Photographer Val Wisecracker, Musician Douglas David, Painter Peter & Sally Shapiro, Cultural Managers, Artspace Connecticut

November Adam Russell, Painter Freeman White, Painter Nellie Appleby, Mixed Media Claudia Costanza, Cultural Manager, Madrid, Spain December Combat Paper Project, Community Papermaking Collective January

E.W. Ross, Cultural Manager, Ox-Bow / Art Institute of Chicago John Wray, Writer Frank Owen, Writer Alix Lambert, Ethnographer


Michael Haykin, Painter Madison Smartt Bell, Writer


Lisa Starr, Writer Coleman Barks, Writer


Paul R. Solomon, Photographer

The island is small, 2 x 4 miles, and all TSKW residents are equipped with a bicycle, furnished cottage, work space, and guidance from our staff and community of artists. There are Cuban groceries, cafe con leche, and the Spanish language on almost every corner. It can be 80 degrees in the winter, with a beach never far away.


Flowers bloom year-round, and fruit trees proliferate. For a small community, Key West is rich in cultural events, creative projects, and celebrations of every kind. The population is diverse and compassionate, and takes to heart the islandĘźs famous motto: One Human Family.

Our creative community is proud of this special sense of place. We embrace an independence from the mainland, celebrate our tropical and Caribbean inuences, and seek out artists and cultural leaders wanting to do the same— and gain the beneďŹ t of exile in the Conch Republic.

Residency Projects and new collaborations

Biophilia: MM0 Nellie Appleby, Artist Residency Project

Public Art In Private Space MOMO, Artist Residency Project

I am looking forward to my first residency at Mile Marker Zero! My projects for TSKW, unfolding in November, will revolve around two of my most darling muses—plants and the act of swimming. The term ʻbiophiliaʼ was coined by professor and conservationist E.O. Wilson and essentially refers to ʻthe innately emotional affiliation of human beings to other living organisms.ʼ As I continue my explorations of flora—a thread throughout my recent work—I feel a love, an emotional pull from plants. This one lures me over with its feathery leaves; another makes me laugh, having just cracked a silent joke, with its green and yellow spots.

New York-based artist MOMO has been creating art in public spaces for 10 years, in six different countries. Heʼs painted his name across the width of Manhattan, built tide powered sculpture for New Yorkʼs waterways, and 100 large scale outdoor collages. This year Rojo published a book of MOMO 3am - 6am, and Adidas has produced the MOMO shoe.


This love affair with plant life leads me to talk to other folks about their relationships with plants. Over tea or walks in the gardens, up in trees, among sea grasses, or whatever suits the occasion, I will try to tease out of people how they FEEL about the plants around them. In Key West, conversations will be recorded with audio, video and or photos, and allowed to take form as the project grows. The Biophilia Project will ask the islandʼs residents and visitors to reflect on the plant kingdom they live among, and express their relationship to it. And then part two: the clear waters beckon. After researching with some local experts on the matter, I will be swimming to the mangroves and nearby hammocks. Using an underwater video camera, I will record the swim, above and below the water, and focus on the unique environment. Along the way, I will also engage folks in boats, on the beach, free diving, relaxing on remote isles. They will be asked to perform with me various moves from a synchronized swimming routine, which will pieced together in post-production. The completed work will become a short looping video for presentation at the Armory. Join me in November, when I launch the Biophilia project at The Studios of Key West.



In working with The Studios of Key West, MOMO hopes to create art directly for island residents, and setting a work directly in their homes. A “public space artist” working in private spaces, MOMO invites your participation and feedback. There will only be time for ten locations, and each should represent an aspect of life on the island accurately. If you are interested in offering a site for this MOMO/TSKW project—living room wall, hallway, or other interior space—please contact the TSKW office before Thanksgiving. The project will be conducted in December, during MOMOʼs tenure as TSKW Artist in Residence. Once completed, the artworks will be photographed with their new owners inhabiting the locations of Public Art in Private Space as only they can. It will truly be public art in a private setting. The photos will form a small book, serving as a portrait of the island, and a more public record of the project. MOMO will be as mindful as possible while a guest in these private spaces, and flexible to suit residentsʼ schedules. The new art will be a gift, and residents are free to do anything they wish with it afterwards—including paint over it if they donʼt like it.


Residency Project James Baker April 2009 President, Maine College of Art Cultural Manager in Residence


ince the mid-80s Iʼve been immersed in the work of residency communities, including working at one (Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Colorado), serving on the board of an organization that connects various artist-in-residence programs nationally (the Alliance of Artists Communities) and visiting a roster of artist communities. But until I was invited to The Studios of Key West I had never actually been a resident.

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Alix Lambert, Matt Dellapina, Maria Dizzia and Brandon Miller spent two weeks in Key West in August 2009 researching and developing MILE ZERO: Crime in Key West. They conducted interviews with a variety of local people exploring the history of, implications of, and general patina of crime in the Keys. Under the direction of Alix Lambert, the collaborative effort compiled the interviews and folklore into stage monologues. The result, edited and shaped into a pastiche of characters and voices, will premiere as a theatrical event at the Armory on Monday, February 6, following the Friends of the Library lecture by Tom Corcoran. Join our visiting artists at 8 pm on February 1 when Mile Zero takes the stage. Crime in Key West has been written and developed by director Alix Lambert, and performers Maria Dizzia, Brandon Miller, and Matt Dellapina. The original idea was born out of Lambertʼs monumental book: CRIME, 2009 (available from Fuel publishing). The artists are extremely grateful to all the Key West residents who have informed and contributed to this project.


TSKW is unique in offering the Cultural Manager Residency, and for me this program accomplished a number of important goals. First and foremost it gave me the opportunity to reflect on my work in support of artists. Specifically, I was able to have time away from the hub-bub of my office to consider the needs of new leadership for our academic programs at Maine College of Art. As a result of having time to reflect about and work on our institutional goals (without distraction), I came away clear headed about our choice for a new Dean (who is working out extremely well, thank you very much!). Secondly, the residency allowed me to enjoy Key West, a special place creatively fueled by its propitious locale at the intersection and overlap of the North American, Caribbean and Central American cultures. Finally, I relished the opportunity to learn more about an exciting, vibrant and growing artist community with The Studios of Key West at its fulcrum. One of the great pleasures of my visit was meeting with the TSKW staff and board to share a meal and most importantly to share our commitment to artists and their need for the precious time and space that residencies provide.

E.W. Ross January 2009 and 2010 Art Institute of Chicago / Ox-Bow Cultural Manager in Residence


hen I first heard that TSKW was offering residencies for cultural managers, back in 2008, I about fell out of my chair! As a senior program developer at the School of the Art Institute and director of Ox-Bow for almost 30 years—with a modest but on-going studio practice—I had never heard of such an opportunity. Eric Holowacz, the extraordinary executive director of The Studios of Key West confirmed it was indeed true, accepted my application for a few weeks in the Mango Tree House last January, and we had a fabulous time. And a perfect way to escape the Chicago winter! TSKW is a thriving cultural organization that is clearly making its mark on this beautiful little island and beyond. After my time as Cultural Manager in Residence, I couldnʼt help but think up a few ideas to add to Key West creative future. Long live the Conch Republic!

Four casual Mid-day Professional Development Opportunities for local artists, in Partnership with the Florida Keys Council of the Arts

Professional Development brown bag lecture series

All presentations are scheduled from 12 to 1:30 pm, and are free for members of either organization $5 Non-members





Licensing for Artists Presented by Susan Chaires, Intellectual Property Attorney

Framing For Artists Presented by Melissa Trader, Stone Soup Gallery

Public Art in the Age of Obama Presented by Jack Becker, Forecast Public Art and Publisher, Public Art Review

Revealing the Art of Clay Printing Presented by Mitch Lyons, Artist & TSKW Instructor





In this lunch time seminar participants will learn about creative ways they can gain visibility for their art works and earn additional income, beyond the sale of the works themselves. The topics will include a discussion of the licensing process, an exploration of the variety of ways art works can be licensed for use by others, and the important terms to include, and to avoid, in the license agreement.

Learn everything you will need to know about professionally presenting your work for your next exhibit! Melissa Trader, owner of Stone Soup Gallery and Frame Shop, will lead a casual and lively discussion about the importance of conservation and presentation of artwork for artists. Conventional framing methods verses archival processes, and the answer to the question “when and why is archival framing important� will be covered. Other topics will include: how to present your work in an professional manner and avoid over framing and matting, and creative ideas to maximize your framing investment. Samples and examples will be on hand.

What does sustainable mean in the context of public art today? Is it artists saving the environment; maintaining collections of art exposed to the elements; retaining careers in the ďŹ eld; eco-activism; community building; preserving the “artâ€? in public art; restoring civic life; or deďŹ ning new forms of creative expression? ItĘźs all of the above.

Since 1968, Mitch Lyons has been pioneering his image-making from a slab of clay. This lunchtime event will include a talk and demonstration, and is scheduled one day prior to LyonsĘź clay printing workshop at TSKW.

Chaires, an intellectual property lawyer based in Washington DC, will discuss speciďŹ c examples of licensed art works and participants are invited to bring their own ideas and experiences.


Trader is also a professional art framer, and has been helping artists add value, sales potential and longevity to their work since her doors opened in 2002.


Jack Becker is founder and executive director of Forecast Public Art, an organization established in 1978 whose mission is to strengthen and advance the ďŹ eld of public art. As a public artist and program administrator, Becker specializes in projects that connect the ideas and energies of artists with the needs and opportunities of communities. He has organized more than 70 exhibitions, 50 publications, and numerous special events. Becker is also executive editor of Public Art Review, the worldĘźs leading journal devoted exclusively to the ďŹ eld of contemporary public art. Join us for his take on Public Art in the Age of Obama.

Mitch Lyons earned his Masters of Fine Arts Degree in Ceramics from Tyler School of Art, and his Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree in Graphics from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. His clay monoprints can be found in numerous private and public collections throughout the United States, including the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Woodmere Museum, American University and the University of Delaware. Join us for this informative look at a unique process and its afďŹ rmed master artist.



Old Town New Folk live music series at the historic armory

Peter and Jim Mayer, and Special Guests Beyond Abbey Road

8FEOFTEBZ /PWFNCFS BU QN BOE QN Peter and Jim Mayer, along with some very special guests, present an enchanting evening of music from their new CD, Beyond Abbey Rd. The program at the Historic Armory includes a collection of songs from the Beatles legendary catalog, arranged and scored anew. Donʼt miss this intimate music event featuring Peter Mayer on guitar and vocals, his brother Jim on bass and vocals, R. Scott Bryan on percussion, and a few special guests joining in throughout the evening. The Beatles have been a strong influence on the Mayer Brothersʼ musical journey, and Key West is in for a special evening of great music. Join them not for a sound-alike tribute, but a unique celebration of some of the songs that changed the art form forever.


Zack Seemiller in Harry Chapinʼs Last Concert

'SJEBZ /PWFNCFS BU QN #FOFmU GPS )VOHFS 3FMJFG JO UIF 'MPSJEB ,FZT Local favorite Zack Seemiller brings his long-awaited tribute to Harry Chapin, a singer-songwriter who influenced dozens of modern and folk musicians, for a one-night only event at the Historic Armory. Join us as we celebrate Chapinʼs music, as well as his hard fought campaign against hunger and homeless concerns. In honor of Harry Chapin, and in support of hunger relief in the Keys, weʼre asking audience members to bring canned goods, nonperishable items, or a small donation to the Armory. Donʼt miss this special pre-Thanksgiving event and Zack Seemillerʼs rendition of Harry Chapinʼs Last Concert.


Tom Prasada-Rao

5IVSTEBZ %FDFNCFS BU QN Tom Prasada-Rao burst on the scene in 1992 and has not let up since. Heʼs won awards, played major music festivals with many of his heroes, and headlined at singer-songwriter venues across the country. Tom was born in Ethiopia of Indian parents, and educated in England, the US, and India, and his music reflects that diversity—blending pop melodies with R&B rhythms and finely crafted lyrics with his acoustic guitar. Heʼs been called a singer-songwriter of breathtaking vision. In addition to producing, heʼs a teacher at White Rock Montessori in Dallas—and he taught for eight years at The University of Virginia and created the songwriting curriculum. Jim Bessman of Billboard Magazine, raves: Visually and musically, Tom is the most compelling presence to emerge in the singer-songwriter genre as Iʼve seen in a long time.


Peter Mayer

'SJEBZ +BOVBSZ BU QN Guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter Peter Mayer has melded a unique and eclectic writing style, a distinctive voice, and virtuoso musicianship to create truly compelling music. Well known in Key West, his live performances are always electrifying and magical. Mayer brings influences from his childhood in Tamilnadu, India — as well as his love of jazz guitar, rock, and his many years of being the lead guitarist for Jimmy Buffettʼs Coral Reefers. Mayer has shared the stage with James Taylor, Mac McAnally, Sonny Lanreth, Don Henley, and many others. Donʼt miss his return to The Studios of Key West, and our intimate island music series. Ring in the new year with Old Town New Folk.


Music series sponsored by Key West Margaritaville and Blue Heaven

John Gorka

Cheryl Wheeler

David Wilcox

Ben Harrison

Although a long way from the early days as a Moravian College Philosophy student, playing at small neighborhood coffeehouses in the late seventies, John Gorka is still honored to be part of the folk tradition. He is a purveyor of energetic acoustic music that is not a trend, not a fad, but an expression of everyday life. Other performers have discovered his songwriting, and we are proud to present him and his superlative music this season. John has recently shared tours with notable friends—Nanci Griffith and Mary Chapin Carpenter among them. After almost thirty years of writing, performing, recording, and touring, Gorka has released After Yesterday, another classic collection of music where his rich baritone voice and unique songcraft weave together in a way that can only be described as “Gorka.”

It has always seemed as if there were two Cheryl Wheelers, the New England songwriter who is sure to wow the audience in Key West. There is the poet Cheryl, writer of some of the prettiest, most alluring and intelligent ballads on the modern folk scene. And there is her evil twin, comic Cheryl, a militant trend-defier and savagely funny social critic. The result is a delightful contrast between poet and comic, yin and yang, calm and raucous. Donʼt miss Cheryl Wheeler at Old Town New Folk, two singer-songwriters, one night only at the Historic Armory main hall!

One of last yearʼs standout singersongwriters returns to the island as a TSKW Musician in Residence. Heʼll be armed with plenty of new music and has gifted our community with this special performance: a one-night-only benefit event in support of The Studios of Key West.



We close Old Town New Folk with a hometown favorite, and a true Key West story-teller. Ben Harrison—songwriter, playwright, and author—will be performing songs he has written about Keyʼs characters and their foibles, past and present, including Bum Farto, the drug dealing fire chief, Count Carl von Cosel, of cemetery fame, and A Poultry Operetta, about the raid of a cockfighting operation on Rockland Key. He has written three musical comedies: Undying Love; Key West, a Musical Tour About Town; and Clouds Over the Sunshine Inn. Harrisonʼs triple CD, Duval Years, is a collection of songs from five previous albums, and his just-released recording is entitled Erin Elkins and Ben Harrison. Ben Harrisonʼs performances are a genuine island experience.





David Wilcox promises another extraordinary Old Town New Folk event thatʼs sure to sell out! Get your tickets early, support live music-making at the Armory, and welcome this extraordinary crafter of song back to town!

Tickets for all concerts now available at or 305-295-7676



Cabaret Concerts tickets available at

An Evening with Melody Cooper & Friends

4BUVSEBZ 'FCSVBSZ BU QN Vocalist Melody Cooper presents an evening of song that takes you on a journey from her New York City jazz roots through the passionate rhythms of Latin America and Spain. Melody will be sharing some stunning haunting music from her Spanish Rhapsody series and unveiling new swinging and sexy original arrangements from her newest CD, Whisper Not—a perfect way to open TSKWʼs newest series. Melody Cooper is a veteran of the New York City jazz scene and currently resides in Key West. She work in both the classical and popular genres as a pianist and vocalist, and is currently studying the Celtic harp. She is a member of the Paradise Big Band, a frequent soloist with the Keys Chorale, and a founding member of the unique chamber ensemble Bach to Bossa Novas—as well as a voice teacher at Florida Keys Community College.


Alone Together for the First Time Again...Again! John Simon and C.C. Loveheart 4VOEBZ .BSDI BU QN

In this updated version of their highly successful cabaret show, this husband-and-wife team explores themes of Life, Love and Lunacy. John Simon, known for having produced records for The Band, Leonard Cohen, Janis Joplin, and other legendary musicians, is a songwriter whose songs various critics have described as “witty, charming, wonderful, intelligent, musical, unique, original, fresh, funny, eccentric, genial, clever, articulate.” C.C. Loveheart (who has herself been called “enchanting, outrageous, inspired, and funny”) was raised in Las Vegas—where Elvis once laid his head on her 13-year old lap and the acme of family entertainment was watching the A-Bomb tests explode in the desert. Since then her checkered career has led her to acting for stage, screen and television. She is a long-time member of the Actorsʼ Studio and an award-winning playwright.


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Vicky Rosenblatt and Nancy 3. Hoffman present a special cabaret evening of international songs from the golden era of songwriting. French café music, the strains of accordion, European and American gems, will create an evening to delight this final cabaret crowd. Vicky Rosenblatt was born in Alexandria, Egypt and came to the US as a teenager. She studied piano at the Mannes School of Music, and graduated from Brooklyn College. She has been an accompanist for regional theater musicals and choral concerts as well as for solo artists. She is a member/accompanist of the Keys Chorale—and was the original inspiration for TSKWʼs new cabaret program. Nancy 3. Hoffman has performed internationally as a singer, pianist and accordion player. She is a member of The Casco Bay Tummlers Klezmer Band, and founder of The Maine Squeeze accordion ensemble. Her solo work includes a one-woman rendition of Gilbert and Sullivanʼs operetta The Mikado and notoriety for her rendition of the song In These Shoes? She has been musical director for Keys Kids performances, showcased at The Pier House, and teaches piano at Florida Keys Community College.


One Night Stand annual theater project Kristen-Paige Madonia October 2008 Writer in Residence


y month long writing residency with The Studios of Key West began with a waterspout: a tornado off the Atlantic Ocean that leapt onto land my first day on the island—and welcomed me into the community with the energy and commotion that comes with any extraordinary natural phenomena. I waited for the storm to pass, inside the shelter of the Mango Tree House, my new home and studio for the month of October. And I realized that my time as a resident artist would undoubtedly be unlike any previous experience. Amidst the transition out of hurricane season and into the winter, I spent the month exploring the island and working on my second novel. Each morning began with a short walk and a cup of Cuban coffee, the flawless blend of espresso and warm milk that came to signal another day of perfect selfishness. My residency was a rare opportunity that came with no responsibilities, the remarkable gift of time and space as I explained to those I left behind, and I was free to spend each day doing as I pleased. I biked the island neighborhoods every evening and ate out at as many local hole-in-the-wall restaurants that I could find. I visited each and every art gallery I came across and spent many afternoons at the beach. I met poets, painters and fishermen, dancers and chefs, nomads, musicians and transvestites. I enjoyed meals among new friends, generous artists who welcomed me into their homes and filled me with fine food and good wine. And everyone, those associated with The Studios and those not, expressed genuine interest in my work, the method of my craft, and my plans for future projects. I now know that the gift of creative time and space for an artist is secondary only to the gift of a community that authentically and undisputedly supports artistic pursuits. The population of Key West is unlike any other in its sheer belief in the power of the arts, in its unapologetic open-mindedness, and in its dedication to the celebration of self-expression. And in between the mask-making workshop, the sunsets down by the water, the nights of live music at the Green Parrot and all that fresh seafood, I managed to write an entire novel. My writing during that time was fueled by the insight and energy of an author in respite, a writer surrounded by honest inspiration and restricted by nothing—and I believe the book is a much more successful product because of the home that I found in Key West. My residency with The Studios of Key West ended in late October with Fantasy Fest, which, in a way, was a lot like the waterspout in its magnitude of unstoppable energy. On my last night I found myself—with several thousand other masquerade marchers—costumed and dancing the streets of a town that had become a home for me. And like all homes, I believe I will always be able to return there when I find myself searching again for the freedom and artistic support necessary to continue the journey of being a writer.

Meet the Staff Eric Holowacz, Executive Director, grew up in South Carolina and moved to Key West from Wellington, New Zealand in mid 2007. He has worked in the arts for almost 20 years, including six as executive director of the Arts Council of Beaufort County, five as Arts Manager for the City of Wellington, and several years with Spoleto Festival in Charleston. He got his start at the South Carolina Arts Commission in 1990, as intern and then project coordinator. Eric has also worked and toured with an alternative rock band, studied poetry with the late James Dickey, lived for a month in a Trappist Monastery, survived Hurricane Hugo in the Virgin Islands, served on many arts and community boards, hosted a weekly television segment, and more recently helped establish a new arts center for New Zealandʼs capital. Eugen Herrigelʼs Zen in the Art of Archery, prescribed by a comparative religion professor while at University, was a big influence on his thinking (although he didnʼt realize it at the time). Synergy, partnership, and community interface are his hallmarks, and he is grateful to everyone involved in The Studios of Key West. Elena Devers, Deputy Director, grew up in Western Pennsylvania, earned a degree in Psychology, then moved to London to earn a Masters degree in theatre. Her dozen years in Key West have found her treading the boards of Red Barn and Waterfront theaters, most recently as Sister James in Doubt, Shelby in Steel Magnolias, and Grace in Opus. Elena began at TSKW as Marketing and Project Coordinator, and played a major part in coordinating our summer theatre effort, One Night Stand. She became Deputy Director in late 2009, and oversees our database management, website improvements, program management, and marketing and communications efforts.

The Studios of Key West is staffed by a highly talented team of professional cultural managers. You’ll usually find them in the office and main hall of the historic Armory building. Their door is open, so please stop in, share your creative ideas, and learn about upcoming cultural events in and around our Old Town campus.

Martha Barnes, Program Manager, joined our team in late September 2007, after relocating from Reading, Pennsylvania. She earned her fine arts degree from Kutztown University, and has had a diverse career in the arts. She served as cultural events coordinator at Albright College for over 13 years, and also directed the collegeʼs Community Cultural Center in downtown Reading. Marthaʼs background in bridging artist and audience is a wonderful asset for Key West, and her friendly manner has helped us forge hundreds of new supporters and participants. Martha oversees the TSKW workshops, classes, volunteers and member services. Lauren McAloon, Facilities Manager, helps keep our physical plant running in every way. A noted local sculptor, originally from New England, Lauren has been in Key West for 19 years. Her visual art work has been shown at Lucky Street Gallery, Helio, and the Custom House. Lauren was selected for a 2005 Rodel Fellowship to study at Penland School of Arts & Crafts, where she further explored the nature of creative communities. Her work, Threshold, won several awards, including the Grand Esplanade Prize, at the 2009 Sculpture Key West. Besides looking after our campus, Lauren also coordinates exhibitions for our outdoor sculpture garden and Armory main hall, and helps develop projects with our visiting artists.

TSKW Sculpture Garden a space for outdoor art Wendy Jo Carlton September 2009 Film-maker in Residence


first learned about The Studios of Key West when the feature film I directed, Hannah Free, was slated to screen at Tropic Cinema as part of the annual WomenFest. I was invited to spend two weeks as an artist-in-residence during that time, and I feel lucky to have been part of what is clearly a fantastic organization and a very engaged community. I wasnʼt prepared for the stifling midday heat in September, but I soon adapted by working on my screenplay during the hottest time, then breaking around 5 pm to ride bikes with my girlfriend to the beach at Fort Taylor State Park. We swam and watched the sunset almost every evening, then had delicious food and drink at whatever lovely restaurant piqued our interest. The fresh fish, shrimp, fruit, and café Cubano became staples, as did the rejuvenating al fresco dining. The evenings were a glorious time to explore on our bikes, tooling down beachfronts, side streets and alleyways as if we knew where we were going. It felt like the best parts of summer when I was a teenager—when itʼs easier to really be in the moment. One of our favorite routes circled the Cemetery, where lightning flashes in the sky above fluttered like Morse code signals from ocean gods. Honestly, if it hadnʼt been so hot, I wouldnʼt have been as productive as I was (as the island is a natural place for all sorts of adventures). We went snorkeling and spotted stingrays, a nurse shark, and a sea turtle, along with fish and sea urchins. We also went kayaking around a gorgeous mangrove island, where several types of birds were going about their day. Amazing. Key West was socially inviting and stimulating whenever I was ready for it. On one particular night, a CubanAmerican couple, who had seen my film, called out from Kellyʼs bar and asked us to join them for a drink. After great conversation about art and politics, we all walked along the marina, and watched a fresh crop of tourists eat conch fritters for the first time. Even after one week, I didnʼt feel like a tourist any more, because I felt grounded by TSKW and by the hospitality of my time in a small cottage at the Heritage House. It was an honor to learn about Jesse and Jeane Porter and the cultural history of Key West, and to be a tiny part of it somehow. What impresses me most about TSKW is the sense of abundance and community. You have created an environment that is incredibly nurturing and supportive for artists. The residency helped me focus on my current project, a feature screenplay about two working class women whose friendship changes as their paths diverge in the summer after high school. It was great to network with other writers, visitors and residents—whom I plan to stay in contact with. My two weeks in Key West encouraged me in my practice as a filmmaker by providing solitary creative time, but also by inspiring me to continue to produce work that I can offer back to the community.


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Dennis OʼLeary January 2009 Djerassi Resident Artist Program Cultural Manager in Residence


was privileged to be selected as one of the first cultural managers in residence at The Studios of Key West early in 2009. Ericʼs invitation promised a most welcome respite from the long fall and holiday seasons filled with too much of most everything. I needed a break, and this opportunity was too promising to let pass. My wife, Catie, and I arrived in Key West after spending a weekend touring the Everglades National Park—which itself was worth the trip from California in January. Driving down the Keys was like touring an endless strip mall with intermittent moments of breathtaking beauty, as we bridged from island to island heading ever further west. Arriving at Mile Marker 0 was like entering a twentyfirst century fairy tale. As we proceeded toward Old Town and The Studios of Key West, everything got older and more quaint, streets became lined with beautiful old homes clearly harkening a bygone era. We easily located The Studios, which was awash with a capacity crowd eagerly awaiting the eveningʼs poetry reading by Billy Collins. Fatigued from the long dayʼs drive, we were escorted to our idyllic abode —a small and perfectly appointed bungalow unseen behind one of those perfectly restored Victorians. Situated a block from The Studios, and in the heart of Old Town, we abandoned the rental car and walked and biked (graciously provided) throughout the Key, enjoying its balmy breezes and array of art activities, tourist temptations, sensational scenery, fabulous fish at every meal (literally) and many local curiosities.

The residency at The Studios of Key West proved a successful reprieve from the daily grind I was escaping, and afforded time for the personal reflection and refreshment I sought. The Studios of Key West, its staff, board members and the artists we met could not have been more gracious and accommodating. Their understanding of the value of the residency they provide for cultural managers surpasses commendable, as it is a measure of their commitment to the health and prosperity of the field and its leadership. I could not be more grateful for this opportunity. Thank you.

Patron Society our generous major donors


ey West is home to many generous people and families who value the role of the arts in our lives. Our Patron Society is made up of many of them. These donors at the $1,000 level or above help ensure that The Studios of Key West continues to grow. If you would like to join them, and become part of our Patron Society, please contact Executive Director, Eric Holowacz at 305-600-1406.

Jon Allen & Martin Kay Dotty Love Ballantyne Anne & Ben Bergeron Michael Berman, MD Judy Blume & George Cooper Barry D. Briskin & James J. Duggan Suzanne Campbell & Hugh Johnson Jean Carper Prudence Churchill & Lawrence Plummer Tom & Kitty Clements Evan & Barbara Corns Peyton Evans Deborah & Sidney Goldman Jackie Grimm William R. Grose & Stephen Murphy Mary & Richard Grusin Jeffrey Harwell & Matthew Helmerich Ann Henderson Blake Hunter Susan Henshaw Jones Pat & Frank Kabela David & Lynn Kaufelt Rita Linder & Perry Arnold

Dr. John & Karen Lockwood John Marston Dana & Michael McClure Al & Barbara McConagha Sandra & Lee McMannis Jenny & Bill Mead Linda & Michael Mewshaw Claudia Miller John Padget Bobby & Ron Russo Phil & Margaret Schaeffer Carolyn & Jay Scott Stephen Selka Diane & Kerry Shelby Donna “Sunshine� Smith Craigie Succop Fred Troxel Sybille Halford & Robin Van Mater Tom & Jane Vetter Rosi & Jeff Ware Marguerite Whitney David Wolkowsky Judith & Stanley Zabar

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ver the past few months, something truly heroic has happened. The Studios of Key West has forged relationships with almost 100 local businesses, from shops to hotels to our favorite neighborhood restaurants, all of whom are now season sponsors. In many ways, added to our 300+ existing Friends and Patrons, they have helped us guarantee the stellar new year ahead. In June, several hundred letters went out, each accompanied by our 2008/2009 season catalog. Executive Director Eric Holowacz told our story, plain and simply, and expressed our organizationʼs gratitude for how far weʼve come in so short a span. And then, as the hot and humid summer days rolled by, development team Jay Scott and Mary Grusin hit the street. They visited hair salons, called on hotel managers, talked to local bankers, chatted with gallery owners. Mary and Jay found out what the community felt about TSKW, learned who hadnʼt experienced our programs, and discovered how important creativity and cultural expression are to Key Westʼs merchants and professionals. They raised friends while raising funds. As our new Business Circle closes in on 100 members, and summer gives way to fall, The Studios of Key West breathes a sigh of relief. We know that the coming season is our best ever. We know that thousands of creative people, local families, and generous community leaders are helping make it happen. And we exhale with a smile of gratitude before another busy year begins—grateful that our role as champion of the islandʼs creative heart is assured. And forever thankful to be a part of its cultural soul...

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George Edson Steve Eid Margaret Elliot Margo Ellis Cindy Emmet Wendy Engel Cindy Essenberg Will Fernandez Robert Fisher Cathy Flanagan Kelly Friend Brian Furlong Judith Gaddis Penny Garcia Monica Geers Gayle Gibson Lois & Bob Giffen Constance Gilbert Edward Gillis Norma & Chuck Gilmore Anna Marie Giordano Roseline & William Glazer Diane & Theo Glorie Barbara Gohringer Bob Goldman Robert Goldwitz & Elizabeth Cornell Vicki Gordon Eric Grahl Jane Grannis Juliet Gray Celia Greaves Carol & Thomas Greel Phoebe & Tom Greemann Connie Groth Bud Gruber Carolyn Gusoff Jamie Gwidt Tim Hammond Helen & Ben Harrison Kim Hastings Connie Hauk Mark Hedden & Nan Klingener Kathryn Heidemann

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Friends continued Roberta Markow Roberta Marks John Martini & Carol Munder Diane May Lauren P McAloon James & Mary Elizabeth McCulloch Victoria McFayden Andrea McGee Jane McGill Mark McGonigle Susan McKellar Pam McKenzie Kenneth McKusick Victor McTeer Roger & Cindy McVeigh Alisa Mealor David Scott Meier Emalyn Mercer Sheldon & Deborah Mermelstein Holly Merrill Ruth Reiter & Dan Metzler Florence Miller Kate Miller Marilyn D. Miller Claudia Milne Gingah Milnes Nikki Mitchell Sue Moloney Ruth Montague Joyce Morin

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o inquire about and enroll in a workshop, use this form, stop by our office in the Armory, or call us at 305-296-0458. Printable forms are also available at Spaces are limited, and workshops are filled on a first come, first served basis. In the rare event that a program is cancelled by TSKW, we will issue a full refund along with a 10% gift certificate off the studentʼs next enrollment. Enrollments are transferable to other individuals. Participants will be contacted a few weeks ahead of the start date. Doors open 30 minutes before the workshop begins, and coffee and refreshments are provided for a nominal donation (proceeds help support the TSKW Scholarship Program). When indicated in the listing, a catered lunch is included. When supply fee is required, all quality materials are provided to participants. Our registration and refund policy is below... WEEKLY CLASSES Payment must be made at time of registration in order to guarantee a space. If you register and cannot attend please contact us 24 hours ahead for a full refund. Class credit will be issued for cancellations on day of class. TSKW can not issue a refund or credit for no-shows. EXTENDED COURSES Extended Courses offer sessions over a number of weeks. If you have registered and will not be able to take the course, a written notice must be received 5 days before the scheduled program to receive credit or refund (less a $50 deposit) TSKW does not refund or credit any missed course sessions.

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