Writing

  • Artist’s Insights: Cassia Kite

    Artist’s Insights: Cassia Kite by Marty Fugate “You can take a girl off of the farm, but you can’t take the farm out of the girl.” The art of Cassia Kite offers proof of that statement. She was born and raised on a family farm in Auburn, Nebraska. Her upbringing continues to inform her creations. […]

  • Get Out of Town: A Postcard from Cortez by Su Byron

    Get Out of Town: A Postcard from Cortez by Su Byron Less than an hour’s drive north from Venice, Old Florida lives on in the waterfront clamor of an authentic working fishing village, complete with 1920s-era bungalows, weathered fishing boats, working boatyards and fisheries, and ramshackle dockside fish joints. Most of Florida’s fishing villages are history. […]

  • THEATER REVIEW: ‘Thurgood’ by Marty Fugate

    THEATER REVIEW: ‘Thurgood” by Marty Fugate “The law is a weapon.” Thurgood Marshall was fond of saying that. The current production of George Stevens Jr.’s “Thurgood” at Florida Studio Theatre shows how he put this principle into action over a lifetime spent as a warrior of the law. Thurgood Marshall was the first African-American to […]

  • Sarasota’s 10 Best Gluten-Free Dishes by Su Byron

    Sarasota’s 10 Best Gluten-Free Dishes You won’t miss the wheat in these winning dishes. By Su Byron. Erin Zolner and Amy Nichols, owners of The Lollicake Queen, eschew the term “gluten-free” and say “no-gluten” instead. And Nichols notes, “We’re not a gluten-free bakery.” Ah, but don’t think they don’t offer a stellar selection of sweet, […]

  • Exhibit Review: /& Editions by Marty Fugate

    Exhibit Review: /& Editions by Marty Fugate “/& Editions” celebrates the power of the print through July 15 at Alfstad Contemporary. This greatest hits sampling of the gallery’s first three years features pieces by Betsy Cameron, Alain Huin, Marsha Kazarinov-Owett, Andrea Dasha Reich, Mike Solomon, Bruna Stude, Michael Taylor and Michael Wyshock. Thanks to state-of-the-art, […]

  • Diabetes: Sarasota Experts Share What You Need to Know by Su Byron

    Diabetes: Sarasota Experts Share What You Need to Know by Su Byron Too much blood sugar isn’t that sweet. But you can fight back. A quiet epidemic is stalking our nation. It’s called diabetes. Today, 26 million Americans suffer from it. That’s more people than live in Australia. To Dr. Jesus B. Perez, a board-certified […]