Industry standard: A Ringling photography student is working to realize Sarasota’s fashion potential

Published October 20, 2010 Industry w/designs from E Marie by Eliza Torres and music by DJ RusDeep 8 p.m.-midnight Sat., Oct. 23, The HuB, 1421 Boulevard of the Arts, Sarasota, 586-0681 or,, $5. The coveted label of “arts destination” is something that Sarasota has boasted for quite some time. But there are a few artistic avenues […]

What next? S/ART/Q emerges onto the local art scene

Published Dec. 29, 2009 A&E The story: A new contemporary artist collective called S/ART/Q presents themselves to the community with alive screen-printing party. What next? Those crazy artists over at S/ART/Q have been busy strengthening their organization by planning new exhibitions and events. Their Inaugural Exhibition went down in early November and was set up in the former […]

What next? Austin Kowal and Evan Ekasala launch Clothesline

Published Dec. 29, 2009 BUSINESS The story: Austin Kowal and Evan Ekasala start Clothesline, a DIY T-shirt shop in Burns Court, with a screen-printing machine they made from scratch. What next? Kowal and Ekasala doubled their retail space after moving from the Herald Square storefront at 537 S. Pineapple to the much roomier 533 next door. They teamed up […]

New arts organization S/ART/Q debuts with its first public event: a live screen-printing party

  Aug. 3, 2009 S/ART/Q Live Screen-Printing Event 5:30-10:30 p.m. Fri., Aug. 7, The Hub, 1421 Boulevard of the Arts, Sarasota, $5 per screened item, It started with an open call to artists back in December, when Ringling College fine art graduates Tim Jaeger and Joseph Arnegger saw a lack of collaboration and cohesiveness in […]

Moving weight: A recently opened Sarasota thrift shop, The Cubbyhole, is doing serious business

May 18, 2009 At a time when expansion is the last thing most retail stores are consdering (heck, most places are just trying to saty afloat), one mid-Sarasota shop is growing. By 1,200 square feet, no less. The Cubbyhole opened a little over four months ago, and just last week expanded its store at 2031 Bahia Vista […]

New T-shirt company premieres at Everything but the Girl

May 7, 2009 Everything but the Girl will host the premiere ofBlk Sheep, a new Sarasota T-shirt company that targets hipsters of all ages. Blk Sheep was started by Ringling graduate Spencer Wohlrab after he went through a series of unfortunate events in his life and decided to channel his emotions into design. After showing […]