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Upcoming Area Events:
  • Florida Lobster Season, Key Largo, Florida, August 6, 2014 to March 31, 2015
  • The Rails and The Road Display, Islamorada, Florida, November 13, 2014 to January 18, 2015
  • Outdoor Pops in the Park - Winter Wonders Concert, Islamorada, Florida, December 20, 2014
  • Florida Keys Craft Beer and Bubbly Festival, Marathon, Florida, December 27, 2014
  • New Year's Eve Fireworks on Blackwater Sound, Key Largo, Florida, December 31, 2014
  • Morada Bay Full Moon Party, Islamorada, Florida, January 3, 2015
  • Orange Bowl Swimming Classic, Key Largo, Florida, January 3-13, 2015
  • The Florida Keys Celtic Festival, Marathon, Florida, January 8-10, 2015
  • Uncorked ... the Key Largo and Islamorada Food & Wine Festival, Key Largo, Florida, January 8-17, 2015
  • "Harvey" - Marathon Community Theater, Marathon, Florida, January 8-31, 2015
  • Key Largo Rotary Brew on the Bay, Key Largo, Florida, January 9-11, 2015
  • Brew on the Bay, Key Largo, Florida, January 9-11, 2015
  • Immerse Yourself - FInding Capt Nemo: 2,000 Leagues and Beyond, Islamorada, Florida, January 15, 2015
  • Morada Way Famous Walkabout, Islamorada, Florida, January 15, 2015
  • Florida Keys Paddle Challenge, Key Largo, Florida, January 15-22, 2015
  • Ocean Life Lecture Series: Wildlife Conservation Film Screening, Key Largo, Florida, January 16, 2015
  • Art Under the Oaks FIne Arts and Crafts Festival, Key Largo, Florida, January 17, 2015
  • 11th Annual Nautical Flea Market, Big Pine, Florida, January 17-18, 2015
  • Third Annual Baygrass Bluegrass Festival, Islamorada, Florida, January 17-18, 2015
  • Premier Racing presents: Quantum Key West, Key West, Florida, January 18-23, 2015
  • 2015 Florida Keys Wedding Showcase, Islamorada, Florida, January 18, 2015
  • Florida Keys Concert Series 2015 -The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra - FLKCA , Islamorada, Florida, January 20, 2015
  • 6th Annual Key Largo Stone Crab & Seafood Festival, Key Largo, Florida, January 24-25, 2015
  • Florida Keys Concert Series 2015 - Intersection - FLKCA , Islamorada, Florida, January 27, 2015
  • Outdoor Pops in the Park - That's Entertainment, Key Largo, Florida, January 31, 2015
  • Florida Keys Community Concert Band - That's Entertainment , Islamorada, Florida, January 31, 2015
  • Florida Keys Concert Series 2015 - Alexander String Quartet- FLKCA , Islamorada, Florida, February 3, 2015
  • Full Moon Party - Morada Bay Beach Cafe, Key Largo, Florida, February 6, 2015
  • "Oliver!", Islamorada, Florida, February 6-8, 2015
  • 21st Annual Pigeon Key Art Festival, Pigeon Key, Florida, February 7-8, 2015
  • Ira Sullivan's Inter/Outer Continental Quinetet- ICE , Islamorada, Florida, February 8, 2015
  • Florida Keys Concert Series 2015 - Michael Brown - FLKCA , Islamorada, Florida, February 10, 2015
  • 6th Annual Islamorada Chili Cook Off - Moose Lodge 2151 , Islamorada, Florida, February 14-15, 2015
  • 31st Annual Winter Star Party, Lower Keys, Florida, February 16-22, 2015
  • Florida Keys Concert Series 2015 - An Evening of Opera Highlights - FLKCA , Islamorada, Florida, February 17, 2015
  • Muriel Anderson Acoustic Show - ICE , Key Largo, Florida, February 18, 2015
  • Morada Way Arts & Cultural Walk, Islamorada, Florida, February 18, 2015
  • 20th Annual Miami Boat Show Poker Run to Islamorada, Upper Keys, Florida, February 19-22, 2015
  • Immerse Yourself - Risk and Rewards of Modern Treasure Hunting, Islamorada, Florida, February 19, 2015
  • Ocean Life 2014-2015 Series - Literature of the Seas, Islamorada, Florida, February 20, 2015
  • Gigantic Nautical Flea Market - Upper Keys Rotary , Islamorada, Florida, February 21-22, 2015
  • Florida Keys Concert Series 2015 - Anagnoson and Kinton - FLKCA , Islamorada, Florida, February 24, 2015
  • Garden Walk 2015 - Garden Club of the Upper Keys , Upper Keys, Florida, February 27, 2015
  • Islamorada Winter Classic, Key Largo, Florida, February 27, 2015 to March 1, 2015
  • "The Producers" - Marathon Community Theater, Marathon, Florida, March 5, 2015 to April 4, 2015
  • 9th Annual Sombrero Beach Run, Marathon, Florida, March 6-7, 2015
  • Full Moon Party - Morada Bay Beach Cafe, Key Largo, Florida, March 7, 2015
  • Redbone Sunrise/Sunset Celebrity Tarpon Tourney - Benefit for Cystic Fibrosis Research , Upper Keys, Florida, March 17, 2015
  • Morada Way Arts & Cultural Walk, Key Largo, Florida, March 19, 2015

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 December 19, 2014