Profiles in Art: Sons of Sawdust

Sons of Sawdust Photographed by Shayna Hobbs Brothers Matt and Ben Hobbs have certainly been building on their success, one farm table at a time. They started Sons of Sawdust, along with Matt’s wife Shayna, in 2014 and have been gaining attention ever since. It’s not just their impressive beards that are attracting folks to…

Profiles in Art: Beauty & Beast

Beauty & Beast on the Chicken Tracks Art Ranch Photographed by Jesse Walker Chuck Hanes isn’t really a beast. He’s a great guy with an epic beard and deep, rolling laugh. He just makes weird, manly-looking pottery that could be the china pattern for the Hell’s Angels. But, when you stack his work next to…

Profiles in Art: Ida Hutcherson

The cutting edge Photographed by Pitter Goughnour Just when you think you’ve seen it all, there’s Ida Hutcherson. An enigmatic soul, Ida discovered a creative outlet that involves taking scraps of discarded leather and bringing them back to life as remarkable portraits. The faces, usually recognizable celebrities, keep her company in her home studio in…

A return to Arts and Crafts

Madison’s modern-day masterpiece of American Craftsman Style Written by Andrea Gable Photographed by Blake Smith The world of art is measured in movements. The pioneers of each are celebrated in history, seared into our collective cultural imagery. Their names are inextricably linked to the movements: Cubism is Picasso. Pop Art is Warhol. And bleeding over…

Eatonton’s Artisan Village

Out of the Briar Patch Eatonton’s plans for revitalization through the arts Written and photographed by Phil Pyle If there is a sign of the times, it should fly above the county courthouse in Eatonton. In years past, Putnam County’s economy thrived in large part from three major sources: its historic dairy industry, Georgia Power’s…

Abandoned Rural America celebrates 5th anniversary

Rural Roots Run Deep: The Abandoned Rural America Project Written by Rob White As a child of the 1980s, this writer grew up in the Atlanta suburbs, just far enough from the city to still be surrounded by green but just close enough to miss out on the wide, pastoral landscape I would hear the…

Ain’t no ‘thang but Chicken & Champagne

Rebecca Lang puts a new twist on a Southern classic with this fresh pairing, perfect for dockside entertaining Photographed by Dennis McDaniel Almost everyone that has spent more than a few days in the South, has an instant connection to fried chicken. This relationship may be thanks to a lifelong yearning for the crispy bird…

Wildwood Estate

Old is the new NEW Wildwood: a new home built for history   Written and photographed by Tracey Buckalew   In the design world, everything old is new once more. Eclecticism has been fully embraced, and homeowners are delightfully repurposing great-grandmother’s treasured pie safe or sideboard into their modern home as a display case or…

Sparta Mushrooms

Sparta Mushrooms Homegrown inspiration for a life, unexpected   Written by Nicole Isaac Photographed by Juan Alonso   It was March 14, 2015. I know the exact date because the invitation is still stuck to my fridge: Amy’s House-Warming Party. It was also the day that set off a spectacular chain of events that led…