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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"

(Learn more about the Art of Milard Wells)

Wednesday June 1, 2016