Wetumpka Wildlife Arts Festival Artist Highlight: Wildrose International

Owners of the well-respected and incomparable Wildrose International, it’s hard to imagine how Mike and Cathy Stewart find time to sleep at night. Kennels, trainings, events and seminars, videos, a trading company and collaborations with partners like Purina, Ducks Unlimited and Orvis prove the couple’s commitment to their craft [...]

By |October 29, 2022|

10 Questions with Alabama Artist John Lytle Wilson

If you’ve ever seen the giant blue robot guarding over downtown Birmingham on Morris Avenue, or the three little monkey friends climbing around his legs and shoulders, then you’ve seen the work of John Lytle Wilson. We sat down with the artist to talk about what inspires his work and why he loves what he does.

By |October 12, 2022|

Wetumpka Wildlife Arts Festival Artist Series: Dirk Walker

From art galleries to sports stadiums and banks to bottling companies, Dirk Walker’s signature style of abstract realism can easily be identified by his untraditional, brilliant, thick and thin brushstrokes. Without question, his technique also puts a fresh spin on a very traditional genre: sporting and wildlife art.

By |October 2, 2022|

Wetumpka Wildlife Arts Festival Artist Series: Sue Key

When it comes to creating bucolic art scenes of flora, fauna and field sporting traditions, Sue Key enjoys taking time to celebrate: animals, the outdoors, traditions, values and, of course, community. Surrounding herself with a community of people who make or appreciate art means a great deal to the Southern artist. “Those family values are so important, creating memories and bonds and lifestyles that can be shared with friends, draw families together, last for generations, and be passed down to grandchildren,” she explains.

By |September 15, 2022|

Make Montgomery Home: 3 unexpected reasons people are moving to Montgomery

Revitalization of historic Montgomery is well underway through the addition of fine-dining restaurants, nationally recognized museum and memorials, modern housing developments, and so much more. As the capital city, Montgomery is truly the heart of “the soul of the south.” Here are three reasons why people are making the move to Montgomery and why you should consider making Montgomery home too.

By |September 12, 2022|

New community space combines a sculpture garden with restaurants and a bar

When Elysian Gardens opens in Avondale this fall, it will be the culmination of a 10-year dream for Birmingham’s William Colburn. The idea to open a garden center or sculpture park had been swirling in the professional metal sculptor’s mind for several years when he connected with Lucy and Jimmy Buffet in Fairhope, where he formerly lived.

By |September 6, 2022|
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