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Will Fernandez

(Key West Art & Historical Society - 281 Front Street, Key West, Fl)

June - September 2014

Contact: 305-295-6616  



For over a decade, Will Fernandez has been one of Key West’s most enchanting artists.  He paints and sculpts almost entirely from memory and makes his works quite humorous and whimsical.  In this exhibition, he will display a number of his impressionistic-style paintings, as well as a selection of his distinctive sculptures in stone, wood, clay and more. 




Florida Keys or Bust! A History of Tourism

(Key West Art & Historical Society - 281 Front Street, Key West, Fl)

May - September 2014

Contact: 305-295-6616  



The Florida Keys have historically been an alluring travel destination for travelers around the world.  With the onset of the Great Depression in the 1930s, tourism in Key West was the lynchpin in warding off bankruptcy.   This exhibit will explore the history of tourism in the Florida Keys from the 1920s until the 1980s while focusing specifically on transportation, accommodation, travel brochures and postcards. 




Vanitas: Fashion and Art
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(Bass Musem of Art)

March 13 - July 20th, 2014

Contact: 305-673-7530  


Curated by Harold Koda, the celebrated Curator in Charge of the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Vanitas: Fashion and Art examines the theme of vanitas as expressed by avant garde ready-to-wear and haute couture fashion and contemporary artworks. Traditionally used to refer to a type of still life painting popular in the Netherlands during the seventeenth century, the term ‘vanitas’ has become more generally associated with art that meditates on the ephemeral character of earthly pleasures and worldly accomplishments, and highlights the fragility of our desires in the face of the inevitability of death. Today, a number of artists address similar themes across a range of media. Moreover, with its accelerated cycle of obsolescence, explicit manifestation of status and material success, and potential for narcissistic self-regard, fashion is a particularly apt medium through which to explore the exhibition’s central theme.


The LAB (Locust Arts Builders)
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(Locust Projects - 3852 North Miami Avenue, Miami, Fl 33127)

Public Opening Reception: July 12, 7-10pm

Contact: 305-576-8570  Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Locust Projects is alternative, not for profit exhibition space dedicated to providing contemporary visual artists the freedom to experiment with new ideas without the pressures of gallery sales or limitations of conventional exhibition spaces.  For the fifth year, Locust Projects will offer an exciting program in which a select group of local high school students are given the opportunity to create a collaborative exhibition in a public venue.

Students will collaborate in conceiving and executing an original artwork and/or installation under the professional advisement of contemporary artist, Monica Lopez de Victoria of the TM Sisters collaborative. The project will be developed and exhibited in Locust Projects' 5,000 square foot space in Miami's Design District, and include a public opening reception to celebrate this important program. The goal is to promote contemporary art and project based learning as a means to encourage creativity, critical analysis, and problem solving, while building communication skills. 


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