Arts and culture

John Davis, WGCU

An interactive exhibit opens Aug.

A Full Kitchen

Jul 21, 2017
Amy Bennett Williams

This week’s essay from News-Press storyteller Amy Bennett Williams includes her musings about the centrality of the kitchen to family and home life.  It’s not always the cleanest or best-organized room of the house, but even alone in the kitchen, the space can feel overwhelming and full with the recipes, traditions and totems of close friends and generations past.  

Quincy J. Walters / WGCU News

A group of about 30 activists marched through downtown Fort Myers on Flag Day Wednesday. Activists around the country held similar marches. Their message: art matters and so do the lives of the marginalized. 

Courtesy of Clyde Butcher

Internationally renowned photographer and environmental advocate Clyde Butcher suffered a stroke in early May on the left side of his brain, which has affected his right hand and arm as well as his right leg.  For more than 30 years, Butcher has hiked deep into Big Cypress National Preserve, the western Everglades and other natural Florida locations to capture his iconic black and white photographs of our region’s pristine wild spaces. 

Amy Bennett Williams

Along U.S. 27 in Palmdale, which was once a major transportation artery, stands what remains of one of Florida’s lost tourist attractions:  Tom Gaskins’ Cypress Knee Museum.