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​Kinetic Sculpture & Art Bike Parade 2017

Friday, May 5
  • 5:30PM-8:00 PM - Pre-Registration and Kick Off Party at the Custom House featuring a Blender Bike for Cinco de Mayo Margaritas! 
  • 6:00PM-7:00PM - KWAHS Distinguished Speaker Series guest Frank Conlan - Award-winning Kinetic Sculpture Race veteran and expert; Pre-Registration is Required - Limited Seating Available.  Register Here! 
  • 7:00PM-8:00PM - Reception on the porch of the Custom House
Saturday, May 6
  • 9:00AM-12:00PM – Parade line up
  • 10:00AM - 12:00PM - Pre-Parade Workshop (More Info)
  • 12:00PM-1:00PM - Parade kicks off in front of Custom House and proceeds down Duval Street to the Southernmost Beach Cafe
  • 1:00PM-3:00PM – Beach party and award ceremony at Southernmost Beach Cafe & FREE Concert featuring the Legendary JC's! 
Sunday, May 7:
  • 11:30AM-3:30PM -  Papio Picnic & Kinetic Kids Day at Fort East Martello
  • 12:00PM Papio Exhibit Tour at Fort East Martello
  • *Free admission to Fort East Martello all day

Pre-Parade Workshop Info

- Open to children between the ages of 6 and 13. Parents are more than welcome to join and are encouraged to create along with their children, though there will be some volunteers present to assist. 
- The purpose of the workshop is to create "wearable art." (I.E.: a necklace made out of old bottle caps, a fancy hat made from newspaper, a dress made from construction mesh... ) Though recyclable materials will be collected via donations throughout the month of April, participants/families are encouraged to bring anything from home that could be transformed into art or a sculpture. Bring items to the workshop and we will develop them there, with assistance from Bria Ansara. 
- Parade Attire: I would love to see the participants wearing bright colors, try to avoid wearing patterns. (Our wearable art will stand out more against a bright SOLID background). 
- Remember to bring SUNSCREEN & A WATER BOTTLE. Parents should keep in mind that it is a long walk, the length of Duval Street. There will be a water/break station approximately halfway through the parade route at the San Carlos. 
- There will be a short demonstration at 10:15 AM so it's recommended that participants show up as early as possible to make the most of their time at the workshop. 
- Workshop participants will be registered as a group. No need to individually register. We will likely be at the beginning of the parade, before the bike sculptures, marching as a group to show off our creations. 
- The workshop will take place behind the Custom House in the small garden area near the back parking. There will also be a breakfast area. Breakfast is free, and so is the workshop.
- Stanley Papio was a creative and unique artist who settled in the Florida Keys and worked as a welder. He found beauty and functionality in items that most people would discard, or look at as "junk." This workshop will serve to inspire children to discover the artistic potential of everyday items that we often overlook. We will be bringing new life to these recycled materials, creating interesting and unique works that would make Stanley Papio proud. 
bria ansara art teacher kinetic kids workshop
kinetic kids workshop with bria ansara

free Concert! The Legendary JC's! 

the legendary jc
The Legendary JC’S - a great R&B/Soul/ Funk band with a killer horn section will be playing two sets at the Beach Party immediately following the parade at  Southernmost Beach Cafe.
“Not only does the band pay respects to their influences through their gold-standard original tunes, they have also performed some, opening shows for James Brown, B.B. King, Al Green, and Dr. John.”
What the Press is Saying: 
  • “The backing musicians are following the path blazed by Booker T. and the MGs at Stax or the Funk Brothers at Motown. The J.C.’s shine as torchbearers. These guys have the chops and passion to make their endeavor both sincere and admirable. Hell, witnessing their infectious enthusiasm is worth the price of admission." - Creative Loafing of Tampa
  • “It’s a generous and accurate representation of what the band does best: sweaty, horn-fueled, old-school R&B.”  - Orlando Sentinel Entertainment Guide - April 13-19, 2007 - Review of 'Open Day and Night' 
  • “If you’ve missed the Legendary J.C.’s any one of the past three years that they’ve torn the house down at Bragg Jam, then you couldn’t have any idea what you’re missing. The energy of James Brown, the soul of Otis Redding, the chops of Little Richard. If you can sit on the sidelines at this show, then you honestly should just jump off a bridge.”       - 11th Hour - Macon, GA
papio kinetic sculpture parade beach party & award ceremony, the legendary jc