Tuesday - September 17, 2019
 

Jessica Cook (Photographer)

September 8th, 2019

I sat in the middle of a bar with a couple of friends as we watched a coworker of ours start his set on the stage in front of us, he spat a couple of decent bars. I felt like it was worth the drive over.  It was a small bar, dark with the occasional stream of colored lights that flowed around the room, it seemed like a decent place to grab a drink or two and simply chill with some friends. It didn’t take long for a small crowd started to form in front of the stage. Some were sober enough to appreciate the sound if you were able to see the occasional nod and hear them cheer over the base, others... Read More

Ed Stevens and His Global Perspectives

October 13th, 2017

As an artist, I was jury-selected to bring my rainbow-colored wire mermaid to Come OUT St. Pete.  This was the show’s second attempt at a reception — the first had been cancelled due to hurricane Irma.  Despite its new date, the rains still manifested into one of Florida’s famous torrential downpours.  Walking in from the gloom, my eyes were greeted by a room filled with rainbows — the theme for the night. My failed attempt to wait until the rain slowed down meant that I arrived during the last caveat of the reception.  After touring the show, I sat down at one of the... Read More

Steven Ramsey, the Genteel Bohemian

September 22nd, 2017

Steven Ramsey is a man of multiple dimensions.  He speaks softly but walks quickly.  He tells stories of his life while adding splashes of spiritual insights and personal philosophies.  He is a kung fu master.  He is also a very prolific artist whose range of creativity boggles the mind. In telling the tale of is own life, he constantly returns to his drive to create. “I have been painting for 63 years.  I started when I was five years old,” he says. “Even if I painted 5,000 works and not a single one sold, I’d keep right on painting.” Steven Ramsey talks about... Read More