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Contact: Liz Young


Arts Council presents “Mavens of Metal & Clay” art exhibit opening February 2, 2022

The Florida Keys Council of the Arts is proud to announce the upcoming art exhibit, 'Mavens of Metal & Clay’ - an exhibition of contemporary art curated by Emma Starr. Join us for the opening reception on Wednesday, February 2nd from 5:30 to 7:30pm on the 2nd floor at the Historic Gato Building. Enjoy an artist’s meet-and-greet, live music and refreshments.

Representing Mavens of their medium, the exhibition embraces the work of 12 Women Artists from the Florida Keys - Ann Labriola, Carey B, Cindy Wynn, Jackie Sanchez, Karen Luknis, Katie Truax, Lauren McAloon, Reen Stanhouse, Sally Binard, Sally Wernicoff, Simone Lasswell and Tory Mata. 

‘Mavens of Metal & Clay’ entices both artists and audience to be inspired by a positive future for the human race and asks participants to ponder the question, ‘what inspires you to feel positive about the future and what does that future hold for you?

The exhibit is part of the Arts Council’s Art in Public Buildings program, designed to offer an opportunity for artists to exhibit their work beyond a traditional gallery space and enhance the environment of those who work and visit the Gato Building. The show continues through March 9th, 2022 and the Gato Building is open Monday through Friday, from 9am to 5pm. Free Parking is available.

This exhibit was sponsored in part by the Florida Keys Council of the Arts, the State of Florida: Division of Cultural Affairs, as well as other supporters. Additional support comes from donations by show visitors.

For more information call the Florida Keys Council of the Arts at 305.295.4369 or visit