Southern Masters

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Arts & Culture

Works by Grainger McKoy

An extremely brief retrospective, with comments from the artist

Arts & Culture

The Stickman

Wild, whimsical, wooden—from his artwork to his home, North Carolina sculptor Patrick Dougherty’s fantastical creations bend the imagination

Arts & Culture

Southern Masters: James Lee Burke

With thirty-five novels, two Edgar Awards, and one of the most enduring characters in crime fiction, James Lee Burke is a titan among mystery writers. But maybe we should just call him a writer

Southern Masters

A Lowcountry Legend: Mary Jackson

With a devotion to perfection and a penchant for innovation, Mary Jackson has taken the age-old art of sweetgrass basket weaving to the world stage

Southern Masters

Lonnie Holley

With a gift for seeing meaning in the things others throw away, Lonnie Holley is showing the art world that beauty is where you find it


Southern Master: The Legend of Lefty

Even at ninety years old he can still outcast you—and then charm you with his trademark smile

Southern Masters

David Bates

How Dallas artist David Bates shook free of convention and rose to the top of the country’s art scene

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Arts & Culture

The Artwork of David Bates

Paintings and sculptures from the Dallas native


Southern Masters: Stephen Scott Young

Nearly thirty years ago, the artist discovered his muse in the Bahamas and since then he has remained true to the people, the place––and his incredible talent

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Arts & Culture

The World of Stephen Scott Young

Food & Drink

Southern Masters: Frank Stitt

To understand the genius of the godfather of Southern cuisine, you need to spend a day in the kitchen with him

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Food & Drink

A Day in the Life of Frank Stitt

Spend a day in the kitchen with Birmingham’s legendary chef


Ralph Stanley: Long Road to the Mountaintop

With one of the most distinctive voices ever recorded and a worldwide following, the bluegrass legend still calls the Virginia hills home

5 Slideshow

Arts & Culture

The Work of James Surls

A look at the work of one of the South's most charming, eccentric, and revered artists

Southern Masters

Wendell Berry’s Wild Spirit

Counting songbirds and talking about the land with the legendary conservationist, farmer, and writer


Gregg Allman’s Restless Soul

The spiritual leader of the Allman Brothers is feeling the blues––in a good way

Southern Masters

The Art Ambassador

William Dunlap is bold, outspoken, and not afraid to have a good time

Arts & Culture

Strokes of Genius

In an age of violence and turmoil, North Carolina native John Beerman devotes his art to the calming power of water

Southern Masters

The Poet of Place

How a soulful architect is changing the Southern landscape—one house at a time

Arts & Culture

Grainger McKoy: The Bird Artist

Feather by feather, sculptor Grainger McKoy captures the beauty of birds as few artists ever have