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Upcoming Area Events:
  • Key West Arts & Historical Society:Will Fernandez, Key West, Florida, June 1, 2014 to September 30, 2014
  • Florida Lobster Season, Key Largo, Florida, August 6, 2014 to March 31, 2015
  • Great Labor Day Hurricane of 1935Exhibit, Islamorada, Florida, September 10, 2014 to December 31, 2014
  • 42nd Annual Phil Peterson's Key West Poker Run, Florida Keys, Florida, September 18-21, 2014
  • Marathon International Bone Fish Tournament, Marathon, Florida, September 18-21, 2014
  • Herman Lucerne Memorial Tournament, the backdrop of Everglades National Park, Florida, September 19-21, 2014
  • Ocean Life Lecture Series:Keys Canals, Islamorada, Florida, September 19, 2014
  • 2nd Annual Swim for Alligator Lighthouse, Islamorada, Florida, September 20, 2014
  • Florida Keys Birding & Wildlife Festival, Key Largo, Florida, September 23-28, 2014
  • Conch Scramble "On the Water" Charity Golf Tournament, Islamorada, Florida, September 26-27, 2014
  • 14th Annual Take Stock in Children, Key Largo, Florida, September 26-28, 2014
  • Publix Mad Dog Mandich Fishing Classic, Islamorada, Florida, October 2-4, 2014
  • Robert James Sales Baybone Celebrity Tournament, Key Largo, Florida, October 10-12, 2014
  • Ocean Life Lecture Series:Rising Sea Levels, Islamorada, Florida, October 10, 2014
  • Fall All-Tackle Bonefish & Permit Championship, Key Largo, Florida, October 13-15, 2014
  • Islamorada Fall All Tackle Championship, Islamorada, Florida, October 13-15, 2014
  • Ladies Let's Go Fishing, Key Largo, Florida, October 14-16, 2014
  • Ghost Fishing: A moden Lobster Horror Story, History of Diving Museum, Florida, October 15, 2014
  • Morada Way Arts & Cultural Walk, Key Largo, Florida, October 16, 2014
  • Fantasy Fest, Key West, Florida, October 17-26, 2014
  • Little Shop of Horrors, Key Largo, Florida, October 31, 2014 to November 2, 2014
  • 2014 Kona Windsurfing Championships Regatta, Key Largo, Florida, October 31, 2014 to November 5, 2014
  • Art McKee Days - The Father of Modern Treasure Hunting, History of Diving Museum, Florida, November 1-2, 2014
  • 6th Annual Key Largo Bridge Run, Key Largo, Florida, November 7-8, 2014
  • Key Largo Chamber Cook Off, Key Largo, Florida, November 13, 2014
  • Mariners Hospital 11th Annual 5K Walk/Run & 10K Run , Key Largo, Florida, November 15, 2014
  • Imerse Yourself - Deconstructing Decompression and Unbending the Bends, History of Diving Museum, Florida, November 19, 2014
  • Morada Way Famous Walkabout, Islamorada, Florida, November 20, 2014
  • 10th Annual Holiday Festival, Islamorade, Florida, December 5, 2014
  • Ocean Life Lecture Series:Lionfish Invasion, Islamorada, Florida, December 5, 2014
  • Island Christian School Christmas Festival and Auction, Islamorada, Florida, December 6, 2014
  • Key Largo Boat Parade, Key Largo, Florida, December 13, 2014
  • Imerse Yourself - Helmets of Tarpon Springs, History of Diving Museum, Florida, December 17, 2014
  • Morada Way Famous Walkabout, Islamorada, Florida, December 18, 2014

The Art of Milard Wells

Art in the Florida Keys is getting exciting!  Especially in the nearby Morada Way District.  Known for the Thursday Art walks once a month they now proudly open The Art of Milard Wells exhibit at the nearby Keys History & Discovery Center, MM 82 in conjunction with artist Pasta Pantelo.  There has never been a better time to discover what keeps the land lubbers occupied while the oceans lovers play!  We invite you to enjoy our Florida Beachfront Hideaway on your next Florida Keys Art Getaway.  

"More than 50 original watercolors, culled from nearly 30 private collectors, is now on display at the Keys History & Discovery Center in Islamorada. The June 19 opening of The Art of Millard Wells is in conjunction with Millard Wells Days, June 19-22, hosted by Morada Way Arts & Cultural District and Pasta Pantaleo.

Wells (1921-2012) was a member of the prestigious American Watercolor Society beginning in 1966 and was one of the most prolific watercolor specialists in Florida. He was a founder and past president of the Florida Watercolor Society. He is best remembered locally for this many contributions to the Upper Keys community, particularly through his paintings given as awards in countless fishing tournaments.

In addition to the Wells exhibit, the Keys History & Discovery Center is pleased to unveil its first of many permanent exhibits Legends of the Line. It is a historical perspective of the development of sport fishing in the Upper Keys, including high-profile fishermen like the prolific Zane Grey and baseball’s iconic Ted Williams. Legends of the Line explores, not only the characters that helped develop fishing practices used today, but also the development of a brand new industry tourism.

The exhibit runs Thursday, June 19 through Sunday, Aug. 10 at the Discovery Center in Islamorada, MM 82, located at the Islander Resort, a Guy Harvey Outpost. The exhibit is open Thursdays through Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. General admission is $12. Admission for seniors is $10 and children 13 and under are free. The exhibit is sponsored by the Florida Keys History and Discovery Foundation, a not-for-profit organization formed to develop and operate the Florida Keys History & Discovery Center. For more information, call 305-922-2237 or visit our website at www.keysdiscovery.com." NAPLESNEWS.com

(Learn more about the Art of Milard Wells)

  
 
 
Friday September 19, 2014