Find a home in the sun

Portrait of photographer Susan Sidebottom by Wyatt Kostygan. Meet Susan Sidebottom, the photographer putting a face to Sarasota's affordable housing crisis. A humanist artist who aims to capture the relationship between people and…

The art of underselling

PHOTOGRAPH BY WYATT KOSTYGAN. Cold pork. Gnocchi. Coleslaw. Fried potatoes. The way Meliora names its dishes, one could confuse them with the titles of the paintings of the last series of still lifes of a laconic artist. Or,…

A day at the Ringling

Dr. Lisa Merritt remembers talking with her mother about “Someday. . .” This was before matriarch Merritt passed away in 2019, but after being diagnosed with lung cancer a dozen years before, Eleanor Merritt was still painting,…