The City of Key West, Florida

The Southernmost City in th Continental United States


Art Installed at City Hall

Key West City Hall became a bit more colorful today with the installation of “Orange Head,” a polychrome steel sculpture by Key West’s longtime talent, John Martini. He created the whimsical signature styled piece in 2005 and recently restored it when it was being considered as a gift to the City by local arts patrons, Sandra and Lee McMannis.

The timeless and light hearted artwork sits amongst the beautiful new landscaping and stunningly restored City Hall thanks to the following people who made it possible: Sandra and Lee McMannis – as a gift the City’s public art permanent collection, a donation from the Proctor’s Art Center and Theater in Schenectady, New York for installation; Serge Mashtakov of Artibus Design and Engineering for the engineered plans for the base, Toppino’s and City staff and the Mayor and City Commissioners.

The Art in  Public Places Board: Richard Tallmadge, Marianne van den Broek, Matthew Helmerich, John Buzogany, Dick Moody, Erin Stover-Sickman and Jeff Rodriguez along with new Public Art Administrator Elizabeth Young, are delighted with this new acquisition, and are grateful for all of the hard work and enthusiasm of everyone involved.

Artist John Martin remarked, “As a longtime Key West resident, I am honored to have my sculpture at the Key West City Hall.”

orange head

In the photo: front: AIPP Board Chair Richard Talmadge, Public Art Administrator Liz Young, Community Services’ Sandy Rico, Christian Stewart and Oscar Landino, City Manager Jim Scholl. Rear: Community Services’ Vashion Watson and Chad Seamore.