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Wayne Garcia | The Story of a Folk Artist

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Custom House

281 Front St

Key West, FL 33040

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Presented by Wayne Garcia

Wayne Garcia, a native of Key West, learned the techniques of carving on wood from watching legendary folk artists Mario Sanchez & Papito Suarez. His work is currently on display at the Key West Art and Historical Society's Custom House as part of the Islands, Imagination, and Instance: Florida Keys Folk Art exhibit. In his presentation, Wayne will discuss the techniques and inspiration for his colorful, bas-relief wood carvings that depict the vivid particulars and street scenes of the third generation Cuban-American’s childhood.
Wayne has been smacking chunks of wood with a hammer and chisel since he was fourteen years old; before Key West evolved into the thriving metropolis that it is today. 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 presentation will be followed by a champage reception in the gallery.


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