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Dillard and Rose display artwork in Key West today through Jan. 20

Two Key West writers display their visual art this week at the Gallery on Greene.
Jill Zima Borski

Two renowned American writers who live in Key West are to display their talent for visual art during a Jan. 12-20 exhibit at The Gallery on Greene, 606 Greene St. in the island’s Historic Seaport district.

“Key West Writer Artists” is to feature landscapes and portraits by Pulitzer Prize winner Annie Dillard, best known for her books “Pilgrim at Tinker Creek” and “The Maytrees”; and photography by biographer and author Phyllis Rose, whose books include “Parallel Lives: Five Victorian Marriages” and “The Year of Reading Proust: A Memoir in Real Time.”

Dillard and Rose are to appear at the exhibit’s opening reception at 1 p.m. Jan. 12, held in conjunction with the annual Key West Literary Seminar. Rose is a featured speaker at the 2013 seminar and both she and Dillard are among the honorary directors of the seminar.

Dillard is not the only Key West Pulitzer Prize winner whose visual art will be spotlighted in the exhibit. The Gallery on Greene also is planning to showcase paintings by the late playwright Tennessee Williams.

Other Pulitzer Prize winners with artistry on exhibit at the gallery include the late editorial cartoonist and “Shoe” creator Jeff MacNelly, photographer David Hume Kennerly and political cartoonist Mike Peters, also famed for his “Mother Goose & Grimm” comic strip.

In addition, the gallery displays the work of the late Key West folk artist Mario Sanchez, whose painted bas-relief carvings chronicle the island city’s history and seafaring heritage.

Literary and art aficionados can view the “Key West Writer Artists” exhibit from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

For exhibit information, visit or call 305-294-1669
For Key West visitor information: or call 1-800-LAST-KEY
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