Month of November
Ryan is Keyhole’s Artist of the Month
The Cedar Keyhole’s Artist of the Month for November is Corrine Ryan, the gallery’s only leather artist. Ryan has won awards from Texas to Florida for her exquisite portraits of people, birds, dogs and other animals. In addition to her portraits, Ryan makes sturdy and beautifully finished dog and cat collars and leashes, most inscribed with a name or saying. “Here Comes Trouble” is a popular leash, as well as the “Gators” ones in orange and blue on both collars and leashes. Other items which Ryan makes out of leather are purses, wallets, coin purses, bracelets and earrings, all of which make lovely gifts for Christmas as well as year-round.
The Cedar Keyhole is an artist co-operative of 21 local and regional artists. These artists exhibit works of glass, jewelry, leather, wood, pottery, mosaics, paper, oil and acrylic paintings, photography, copper, steel, stone and silk. The Cedar Keyhole is open seven days a week, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is located on historic 2nd St. in Cedar Key, a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts and a step back in time for visitors who want to experience Florida as it was 50 years ago.
Ongoing this month
Share your Spring Art Festival memories
Next April 12-13, Cedar Key will be hosting its 50th Annual Spring Arts Festival. What was started in 1964 as the Cedar Key Sidewalk Arts Festival is now the Old Florida Celebration of the Arts. We are hoping to bring back memories of times gone by and feature some of the special pictures and stories that go along with 50 years of celebrating art in Cedar Key. If you have stories or pictures to share please contact: Bev Ringenberg, firstname.lastname@example.org, 352-543-0362 or mail items to PO Box 298, Cedar Key, Florida 32625.
No Grinch’s need apply
The Cedar Key Chamber of Commerce is looking for four to five people to help decorate the tree in City Park for the upcoming holiday season. The Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony takes place on Friday, Nov. 28, where music, stories and a parade will also be part of the fun.
The tree decorating is scheduled for Thursday and Friday, Nov. 21 and 22 from 3–7 p.m.
In addition to volunteer decorators, the Chamber has a couple of other needs due to the tree’s size (which is getting larger every year):
– Large plastic ornaments, the tree needs more embellishment.
– And spot lights to light the tree. The cost of the spots will be $250 and we are looking for donations.
If you can help with any of the above needs to this community event, please contact the Chamber at 352-543-5600.
Holiday Mini Projects
The Cedar Key Arts Center is still looking for people to do a short (20 min. or less) project for Holiday Mini Projects Party.
Also, we need several gift items for sale in our “Small World” show for the Members Art Gallery beginning Nov. 23 and running through December. Artists are requested to bring your items, whether small paintings, ceramics, jewelry, etc., to the Arts Center where we will have a holiday show and sale.
The Opening reception is Nov. 23 from 5-7 p.m. Please bring your items marked with your name and prices upstairs to the Art Gallery. Download the Artist Information form for the Keyhole and leave that with your work.
The Keyhole is responsible for all sales and will deduct 20-percent for the Arts Center and 5-percent for the Keyhole processing fee. Price your article accordingly.
For example if you want $10 for your item, then add $2.50 onto the price for a total sale price of $12.50. Monies are reimbursed the month following the sale, so make sure you fill out the form, and bring it with your items to the arts center by Sunday, Nov. 17.
For more information, call Amy G. at 352-215-2096.
Call to artists:
The next Old Florida Celebration of the Arts in Cedar Key is scheduled for April 12-13, 2014. Applications for this juried fine arts and crafts festival are now being accepted through zapplications.com. 120 artists, $14,000 in awards, complementary artist’s breakfast and Saturday evening reception. This annual event, now in its 50th year, draws over 20,000 visitors to the small island community on Florida’s Nature Coast. There is a $32 entry fee and $165 booth fee. The deadline is Dec. 1, 2013. For more information, visit www.cedarkeyartsfestival.com or call 352-543-5400.
The Cedar Key Arts Center has two upcoming workshops.
• Dec. 7: Mosaic Glass and Sterling Pendant with Valerie Bretl, contact ; cost $25 for members, and $30 for non-members.
• Dec. 9: Holiday Mini Projects Party from 9-1 p.m. which will feature various artists doing demos of their work with make and take items.
Snacks to share. Hot chocolate, tea or coffee provided. This is your opportunity to make something unique. Free to all.
Yoga and Pilates at the Library
Intermediate Yoga (CDs, some yoga experience helpful, free), Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 8-9:30 a.m. at the CK Library.
Pilates (intermediate, free) - Tuesdays and Thursdays 8-8:30 a.m. at the CK Library.
Zumba offered twice a week
Zumba Fitness with Sarah Beth will be offered at the Cedar Key Community Center, 809 6th Street. This program is designed for everyone - all ages, sizes and fitness levels. Class is each Sunday and Tuesday evening 6-7 p.m. and is $5 per class. For more information, contact Sarah Beth at 352-443-2354 or via email: email@example.com.
A non-profit, spay/neuter clinic is now available to Levy County cats ($40) and dogs ($60). For more information, call 352-376-6647.
Guardian ad Litem seeks volunteers
Be a powerful voice in a child’s life. Advocate in the court system for children who have been taken away for neglect and abuse. No special background is needed, staff and legal support provided. For more information, call 352-463-3135.