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Contact: Monica Haskell, Florida Keys Council of the Arts, 295-4369





Patricia Mull of Mull & Associates Financial Center, LLC hosted a fun, elegant Second Annual Upper Keys membership party and fundraiser at Villa Maria  March 23rd.

Art was everywhere!  Poets Vanna McDonough and Frieda Feldman read; the Paradise Swing Band played; painters Shirley Shuman , Millard Wells and  Anne Marie Andersen collaborated in a watercolor round-robin and Dan Lawler painted solo; and designers Marcia Kreitman and Alison Schaeffler-Murphy showed collections of art-to-wear.

Other artists displaying work included Jeanine Bean, David DeHaas, Susan Holler, Tom Grant, John David Hawver, Janet Lang, Arthur Miller and Cris SandiferPam Gode, Lee Mielke, Karen Ullian, John Kocsis, Frank Guzzo, Dick Venezia.

Vicky Fay was the well-organized overall coordinator, and David Cohn was �head coach .�

Patrice Messina placed the winning bid on the stunning Alan Maltz giclee, �Flats Fishing.� Hostess Patricia Mull secured Tom Grant�s magnificent painting and found a place for it immediately in her beautiful home.  Islamorada Chamber Executvie Director Patty Speidel won the raffle prize of Maltz' coffee table book "Key West Color."

Co-sponsors were Mariner�s Club, First State Bank, Alan S. Maltz, Art Lover�s Gallery, Tropical Business Services, Grant Gallery, Caf� Largo, Robert and Pamela Garant, Exit Realty, Gilbert�s Resort, Holiday Isle, Lorelei Restaurant, Mangrove Mikes, Marine Bank, Mariners Hospital, Old Tavernier Restaurant, Southern Wine and Spirits, Whistle Stop Sports Bar and Grill, Publix and Winn Dixie.

The mission of the Florida Keys Council of the Arts is to enhance the cultural environment and economy of the Keys through development and promotion of the Arts and cultural tourism. The �arts� include visual, performing, literary, cultural and historical arts and their displays.



For more information, call Andrea Comstock  at 305-852-1469 ext. 4369, 305-743-0079 ext. 4369, or 295-4369; e-mail; or visit