Saturday, March 4, 2017

Key West - An art gallery tour and another artisan fair

A book fair is a great way to find reading material, first Saturday every month in Key West
In the morning we went to the monthly book fair at the library. It's usually held on the first Saturday in the month and they have books of course but also DVD's which we looked through for possible additions to our video library for when we have grandkids aboard. The thing about grandkids is that they like to watch the same movies over and over. So we have a few on aboard that we don't mind seeing again. Currently our video library includes, "Overboard", "Captain Ron", "Big Trouble in Little China", "Hot Pursuit", "Time Bandits" and we added "League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" and "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure". They are all films entertaining to both kids and grandparents. We will have all four grandkids for our summer cruise in Long Island Sound so we have to plan ahead. Ann picked up a bunch of books but I didn't since I've grown fond of just using my Kindle to read by, so convenient.

The Gallery on Greene was beautiful, great paintings by Peter Vey
In the afternoon we toured the art galleries on the southern part of Duval Street. The first stop was Gallery on Greene Street. They feature oil paintings by Peter Vey and the prices are very high, around $20,000 to $36,000 each. He uses only a spatula, no brushes to paint his scenes. His paintings are gorgeous but they are far out of our league.

Paradise Pendants, one of a kind jewelry. Ann has several pieces
Returning to our dock, there was another art festival along the way and Ann bought two necklaces. They were both from local artists which we've seen around the area for the last several years. She likes the unique designs of the jewelry not found anywhere else. .

Another local artist along the way
Meanwhile, the winds are still howling and will continue for another three days at least but we're secure and the temperature is in the 70's so it's fine with us.