The Studios of Key West

Come see exhibitions inspired by Hurricane Irma
The photo above, by Mark Hedden, will be part of the “Storm Tossed” exhibition, a multimedia work about Hurricane Irma. MARK HEDDEN / COURTESY PHOTO

The photo above, by Mark Hedden, will be part of the “Storm Tossed” exhibition, a multimedia work about Hurricane Irma. MARK HEDDEN / COURTESY PHOTO

The Studios of Key West will keep its doors open late from 6 to 8 p.m. on Dec. 7 for First Thursday, a monthly open house celebrating new exhibitions, studio artists and current projects at The Studios.

Also, that night, The Studios’ brand-new catalog will be available to the public, detailing all the events, classes and exhibitions lined up for the season.

“#keysstrong, The Studios Annual Winter Members’ Art Show and Sale,” will be installed over all three floors of the landmark art deco building at 533 Eaton St. The show includes work by over 100 Keys’ artists who created artwork in response to Hurricane Irma. The call to artists invited Studios’ members to reflect on the things that bend but don’t break, the things that last and the things that matter.

In the project gallery, photographer/ writer Mark Hedden and radio producer/writer Nancy Klingener have installed “Storm Tossed,” a multimedia work about Hurricane Irma — starting with the experience of riding the storm out in The Studios itself, and moving on to the immediate aftermath and its effects on those who stayed in Key West and the Lower Keys.

Visitors can also stop by during regular gallery hours, Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., to view exhibitions and projects-in-progress. ¦

The Studios of Key West 533 Eaton Street www.tskw.org

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