Monthly Archives: October 2017

Plume: John Hemingway A Way With Words

John Hemingway has lived most of his adult life in Europe and, more recently, Canada, but he’s no stranger to Florida. He lived in Miami until his second year of high school. And lately he’s found himself returning to Key West, where his own father spent part of his childhood and where his famous grandfather […]

The Studio: In Certain Circles

How do you change an entire city’s perspective of art? If you’re Dustin Harewood, you use spray paint, acrylic and resin. The Jacksonville artist and educator is part of an emerging group of contemporary artists pushing boundaries with abstract and visually intricate compositions. In a city where watercolor beach scenes take on the role of […]

Made in FLA: ArtTECA

For Claudia and Flavia Giardinella, combining the word “art” and the suffix “-teca,” from the Spanish word for “gallery,” was the perfect way to articulate their Miami-based fashion brand ArtTECA’s mission: to transform artists’ works into a textile collection. The sisters, originally from Venezuela, grew up with a deep appreciation of the art world. While […]

Novel Ideas

For some reason, people assume Florida is a no-talent wasteland of theme parks, trailer parks, strip malls and condos, a state with dubious politics and a deep distrust of eggheads. I can’t imagine where they derive this impression from. Perhaps the well-publicized daily atrocities are to blame. Hear about the Palm Beach County man who […]

Smoked Beets and Burrata Recipe by Chef David Benstock

SMOKED BEETS AND BURRATA Serves 4 Beets 2 pounds baby beets 2 sprigs rosemary 6 cloves garlic, crushed 1/4cup red wine vinegar 1/2teaspoon chili flakes 1 1/2tablespoons salt 4 cups carrot juice 1 tablespoon lemon juice 2 tablespoons butter Freshly grated nutmeg 8 ounces burrata 1cup arugula 1/2cup hazelnuts Olive oil for drizzling PREPARATION: Marinate […]

Star-Power: Five Successful Seminole Filmmakers

Wes Ball (’02)   The visual effects wizard directs the Maze Runner franchise, whose third installment—The Death Cure—is due next year. Kat Candler (’08)   Her 2013 short Black Metal was a prize-winning festival favorite, leading to the writer-director’s feature debut Hellion (2014), starring Aaron Paul. More recently, Candler’s been directing Ava DuVernay’s series Queen […]