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COCA Spotlight: Studio magic

A freak thunderstorm sent an unwanted guest — one of Tallahassee’s many mighty trees — plummeting through ceramics artist Dorrie Sanders-Duarte’s house last year.

By: Amanda Sieradzki, COCA | November 13, 2018

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Creative coping

Alice Strom has lived through a few hurricanes in her young life. In the past, she has simply thought of them as bad rainstorms with the loss of power as the biggest inconvenience. “Usually, I’m not that worried,” she said.

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COCA Spotlight: Stitches secure memories for quilter

Stashes of fabric, buckets of buttons, shelves of textured scraps and a wall of every color spool adorns fiber artist Deon Lewis’ studio.

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‘Toil and trouble’

"Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn and cauldron bubble.” These are some of Shakespeare’s most iconic lines and they are easily recited by young and old alike.

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COCA Spotlight: Community pulls together for big Greek Festival

Many decades ago, Harriet Kanelidis was a new member of the Holy Mother of God Greek Orthodox Church. She was grateful to fellow parishioner Eva Kypreos who took Kanelidis under her wing. Kypreos was also the champion of turning the Tallahassee Greek Food Festival into...

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Joy of music

James Kephart likes to boogie and, thanks to a unique program at Leon High School, he and two dozen of his friends have the opportunity to study movement and music.

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COCA Spotlight: Designers ‘get to the heart of a problem’

As another successful Design Week Tallahassee draws to a close, organizer and graphic designer Brittany Gress reflects on her goals for next year’s event