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2017 Kinetic Ambassadors

Steve King

​Artist/inventor Steve King tinkers with “bits and bobs” in his Stock Island workshop in advance of the Second Annual Key West Art & Historical Society Papio Kinetic Sculpture Parade, a rolling spectacle of art, invention and whimsy set for Saturday, May 6 in downtown Key West.

Joy Nulisch

​Some Tigers pounce, some (like Tigger) bounce, and one is soon to roll as Grand Marshal of the Key West Art & Historical Society Papio Kinetic Sculpture Parade. Monroe County School District IT Director Joy Nulisch has been selected as a “Papio Ambassador,” a title accompanied by cash support to aid in crafting her concept – a Glynn Archer Tiger look-alike kinetic sculpture float. The soon-to-be kinetic cat, which Nulisch is building along with a couple of friends, is a tribute to her “Pops,” the renowned late artist and sculptor George Carey, who with his Key West High School welding class, built the original Panthera tigris that stands guard today in front of Key West City Hall at the corner of White and United Streets.

DJ Dave Johnson

​Getting Ready For the Parade—Canine construction consultant (CCC) Milo advises DJ Johnson in crafting the framework of “Peace Train,” Johnson’s project-in-progress for the upcoming May 6 Papio Kinetic Sculpture Parade. Johnson, a Key West resident who works as a nurse practitioner (NP) at Northside Medical Associates, has been selected as a “Papio Ambassador,” a title accompanied by cash support to aid in crafting his concept. Registration to participate in the cavalcade of totally human-powered works of art is still open. Visit Papiokineticparade.com for more information.

Susann & Bob D'Antonio

​Susann and Bob D’Antonio, partners in life and in art since the 1980’s, are widely recognized for more than 25 years of fabulous 3D Fantasy Fest costumes. This year they will bring their talent and vision to the May 6 Papio Kinetic Sculpture Parade in the form of Ben-HER.

TEAM SPRING CLEAN: Rene Hatalovsky, Kelly Perkins, Gabriel Price, Dee Dee Green, Allison Higgins & Jacqueline Luhta

Self-described “creative misfits” (left to right) Kelly Perkins, Alison Higgins, Gabriel Price, Rene Hatalovsky, Dee Dee Green and Jacqueline Luhta (not shown) are one of several artists/artist groups selected as “Papio Ambassadors” for the Second Annual Key West Art & Historical Society Papio Kinetic Sculpture Parade, a mobile sculpture and art-bike processional that will roll through downtown Key West on Saturday, May 6, powered by the creativity and whimsy of artists and assemblers of all ages. To build their planned creation, this team is in full-tilt scavenging mode – even copping a plethora of paints from the free monthly Hazardous Waste drop-off bin.

Jeremy Hackworth

Cody White & Ryan Saca

ELLE FERNANDEZ

​During a one hour beach cleanup along the Smathers Beach bridle path, Elle Fernandez and friends filled three 110 pound bags of debris which included bike tires and wheels, clothes, cigarette butts and lighters, plastic six pack rings, bottle caps and plastic bags, among other discarded waste. Not all that was found is lost however; Fernandez plans to recycle some of the recovered items for her entry in the upcoming May 6 Papio Kinetic Sculpture Parade.

Melissa McDaniel & Neal Ruchman

Additional Kinetic Ambassadors 

Suzanne Brown