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DSS | Key West: Stories the Island Forgot with Wayne Garcia

6-April from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

$12.00 - $15.00

Distinguished Speaker Series | Key West: Stories the Island Forgot with Wayne Garcia

April 6, 2023 | 6PM-7PM

Tropic Cinema

Join us for an evening of ‘Key West: Stories the Island Forgot’ with Key West native and folk artist Wayne Garcia. He will delight the audience with tales of Old Key West, his memories from growing up, and many of the island’s most infamous characters. His stories will be accompanied by his colorful wood carvings and vintage photographs depicting Key West’s incredible past.


Wayne Garcia is a 3rd generation Cuban American. He learned the techniques of carving on wood from watching legendary folk artists Mario Sanchez & Papito Suarez. Wayne’s delightful accounts of Key West’s past should not be missed. He literally and figuratively paints a picture of an island paradise rich in community and culture, validating all of the reasons why many of us have chosen Key West as our home.

The Distinguished Speaker Series is sponsored by the Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture and the State of Florida, The Helmerich Trust, Aloys & Carol Metty, and The John & Marilyn Rintamaki Family Charitable Fund


April 6
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
$12.00 - $15.00
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Key West Art & Historical Society


Tropic Cinema
416 Eaton Street
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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