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A-List Stars Join The Studios of Key West “Between Two Palms"

A-List Stars Join The Studios of Key West “Between Two Palms"

Artist Spotlight

Published 7/23/20

Joining an impressive lineup of arts and theater luminaries, on August 19th, Oscar winner Marisa Tomei joins The Studios of Key West for their innovative “Between Two Palms” conversation series. The program invites esteemed stars of the stage and screen online for a lively, unscripted hour-long conversation produced by The Studios. Hosted by Jeff Johnson, Key West resident and Chairman of the Board of the prestigious Williamstown Theater Festival, the exciting series also includes Tony Shalhoub (July 29), Jane Kaczmarek (August 5), and Anika Larsen (August 12). Tickets are now on sale for the five-week series, with conversations happening online on Wednesday evenings at 6pm EST.“Connecting audiences with art and art makers is what we do best at The Studios,” said Stephen Kitsakos, Studios’ Board Chair and Executive Producer of “Between Two Palms”. “That’s even more important now. Though it may feel like the art world is taking a collective pause, we hope these …

Artist Orit Fuchs Interprets Contemporary Culture

Artist Orit Fuchs Interprets Contemporary Culture

Artist Spotlight

Published 11/27/18

Having worked as an art director for some of Israel’s top agencies, Fuchs has a firm grasp on pop culture and gender roles in contemporary society, which serve as a familiar backdrop against which her imagination unfurls. Her understanding of the human psyche and her fierce talent morph into moving work that takes place somewhere in between fiction and reality, capturing glimpses from wondrous perspectives.The most central theme in her art is the female image and the various forms in can take in modern society. Her female characters are imbued with the full spectrum of human emotion and state of mind. It’s creative journalism, telling entire stories so many women could relate to with just a single portrait or illustrated moment.What’s particularly refreshing in Fuchs’ work is that she doesn’t try to glamorize women or turn them into mundane objects of perfection. Instead, she seeks to capture their drama, sassiness, inner confidence, unapologetic sex appeal, and …

Maddie Ziegler Rise to Stardom

Maddie Ziegler Rise to Stardom

Artist Spotlight

Published 8/29/18

By Ela WdowinskiAs most young girls, 2-year-old Maddie began taking classes in ballet in 2004. But soon enough her hobby turned into more of a passion as she learned to dance in a range of styles. We’re talking jazz, contemporary, lyrical, pointe, tap, acrobatics, and modern dance! Thus stardom struck when she, her sister Mackenzie, and mom Melissa were casted in reality TV show, Dance Moms with Abby Lee Dance Company, in 2011. The group of girls traveled around the United States for competitions, winning more than a handful along the way. Abby Lee made it prevalent that Maddie was a golden girl, but who could disagree? In 2016 the sisters left the show, but Maddie continued in her dancer dreams.  Ziegler is a revolutionary dancer at this age; her popularity is still rising at an exponential rate. After being in reality TV spotlight, she was introduced to Sia, a 9-time Grammy award-winning singer! They formed an artistic bond, musing each other to create their own form of …

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