Key West Shutter Stories: Elizabeth Devries Exhibit Opening

When: October 12, 2023 5:00 PM

Where: Custom House, 281 Front St, Key West, FL 33040


Explore Key West's History Through "Key West Shutter Stories: Elizabeth Devries"

The Key West Art & Historical Society is thrilled to unveil its upcoming exhibition, "Key West Shutter Stories: Elizabeth Devries." This remarkable showcase marks the first museum exhibition entirely dedicated to the captivating work of Lizzee the Shutter Lady. More than 30 intricate 3-dimensional vignettes will take center stage in the Bumpus Gallery, promising an immersive journey through the history of Key West.

We cordially invite the public to join us for a special reception on October 12, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at the Key West Museum of Art & History, located at 281 Front Street. This reception serves as a grand opening celebration for the exhibit, and we are excited to share this unique artistic experience with all who attend.

Elizabeth Devries: The Shutter Lady

Elizabeth Devries, the talent behind the mesmerizing artwork and woodwork featured in this exhibition, has a deep connection to Key West's rich history. With over 36 years of craftsmanship in the Keys, she is affectionately known as 'Lizzee the Shutter Lady.' Her dedication, attention to detail, and meticulous cataloging of Key West's authentic artifacts, some of which are over a century old, are just a glimpse of her artistic brilliance.

Each piece of Devries' work is a testament to her passion for preserving the cultural heritage of Key West. Through her creations, she brings historical pieces of old Key West to life, offering a window into the past that is both enchanting and educational.

Visit the Custom House Museum

The stage for this remarkable exhibition is set at the Custom House Museum, located at 281 Front Street, Key West, FL 33040. As you explore Devries' masterpieces, you'll discover a visual narrative that weaves together the stories, traditions, and memories of Key West's bygone eras.

"Key West Shutter Stories: Elizabeth Devries" promises to be a one-of-a-kind experience that allows you to connect with the heart and soul of this vibrant island community. Whether you're an art enthusiast, a history buff, or simply seeking an inspiring cultural outing, this exhibition is sure to leave a lasting impression.

Don't miss the opportunity to be a part of this special exhibit opening on October 12. Join us at the Key West Museum of Art & History and embark on a captivating journey through the lens of 'Lizzee the Shutter Lady.' Explore the beauty and heritage of Key West in a truly unique way.

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