Key West artist George Carey's first gallery show in years opens next weekend, Saturday evening, Feb. 26, at Gallery on Greene. Carey's work is Key West.
"He transports us back to the dearest memories of our childhood," said one of his collectors. "He always reminds us of the boatyards and docks where we used to play. The smell of your grandmother's cooking seems to be coming out the doors or from around the corner."
Four generations ago, Carey's family dismantled their home in the Bahamas, plank by plank, and loaded it on a barge and sailed it to Key West. It still stands in the 1400 block of Petronia Street.
As a child, he studied painting with Gerald Leake at the Hemingway House. Pauline Hemingway served him cookies.
If you're a fan of Key West art, you won't want to miss this show.
The gallery is located at 606 Greene Street. Info: 294-1669.