Go West . . . to St. Petersburg

Go West . . . to St. Petersburg

Go West . . . to St. Petersburg By Kai Rambow   “I used to play cowboys and Indians as a kid.  The first movie I ever saw was a Western,” recounts Tom James in an introductory movie.  Tom and Mary James have enthusiastically collected a wide range of western art.  For...
Discovering Dali in New Ways

Discovering Dali in New Ways

Discovering Dali in New Ways By Kai Rambow   Ansel Adams and Salvador Dali as inspirations?  “When you do it in black and white you’re not a realist, because it’s an abstraction,” explained Clyde Butcher.  Butcher, frequently described as the Ansel Adams of the...
Imagine Showcases Creativity

Imagine Showcases Creativity

Imagine Showcases Creativity By Kai Rambow   Some of the work on display is simply stunning. Others will boggle your mind: how did someone create that?  Glass sculpture is an American movement, and Imagine showcases the recent history. Even though Imagine is new,...
Gorgeous Orchid Show at Selby Gardens

Gorgeous Orchid Show at Selby Gardens

By Kai Rambow   An explosion of color from over 25 varieties awaits you at The Orchid Show at Selby Gardens.  Created around the theme of the four elements of nature: earth, air, fire and water, Selby Gardens once again showcases orchids in an intriguing manner. The...
Airboat Adventures at Lake Tohopekaliga

Airboat Adventures at Lake Tohopekaliga

By Kai Rambow   Startled by our airboat, a raccoon burst out of the marshy grasses and bounded for shore.  This is one of the fun surprises of taking an airboat ride; you won’t know what you’ll see on your ride.  On our trip we saw snail kites, bald eagles, herons,...
Exploring New and Old at Ringling

Exploring New and Old at Ringling

Exploring New and Old at Ringling By Kai Rambow   When you think Ringling, you probably think circus. The Ringling encompasses a diverse collection with something of interest for just about everyone.  What started as the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art continues...