For immediate release, February 11, 2002

Contact Hal Howland, 295-4369






The Florida Keys Council of the Arts is pleased to present New Orleans jewelry artist Thomas Mann in a special full-day Design for Survival workshop Saturday, April 6, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Key West Art Center, 301 Front St.

Design for Survival is about marketing art and craft to a national audience. This unique workshop will help artists integrate their technical and design skills with professional business practices, translating inspiration into steady repeat sales. Many former DfS students have gone on to highly successful careers.

The cost of the workshop is $35 for arts council members registering before March 15, $50 for nonmembers. Class size is restricted to twenty-five participants, and advance registration is required.

Born in 1947 in Allentown, Pennsylvania, Tom Mann has more than thirty years' experience as a professional designer, jeweler, and sculptor. He is best known for his Techno-Romantic line of wearable art. He has given solo exhibitions worldwide and has won numerous awards, commissions, and grants. His works adorn museums and private collections from the Smithsonian Institution in Washington to AT&T corporate headquarters in Dallas. He has lectured and published internationally. Tom's famous Design for Survival workshops have highlighted the arts seasons of more than two dozen cities from Boston to Sydney.

Tom's April 6 workshop is in conjunction with his sculpture exhibit at the Lucky Street Gallery.

Space at the Key West Art Center is limited, and artists interested in this exciting opportunity are encouraged to apply early. Send a check to the Florida Keys Council of the Arts, att. Thomas Mann, 1100 Simonton St., Key West, FL 33040, to hold your space.

For more information, call Hal Howland at 852-1469 ext. 4369, 743-0079 ext. 4369, or 295-4369; e-mail; or visit