Even though that is what it says on the outside window, this gallery is small, but far more than simply a place to get tattoos. A little bit of the finer arts is getting even more of a push here in Chipley. When you come into the spacious front room, it is painted a dark maroon, with a floor made of paper bags and flattened to a sheen with lots and lots of varnish. On the right side of the wall, there are a few electric guitars, sort of an office, a antique piano, and some merchandising. Look to your left, and you will see many different paintings from local artists, from the mundane to the macabre, from cute beach scenes to fantasy forests and more. Every other month, the owner of the place, an artist known simply as “Q-Ball” hold gallery viewings with all the trimmings, and he is always looking for more material to show. If you are a visual artist in the Central Florida Panhandle, then bring your paintings to Inkfliction. Your paintings will be in good company, and Q-Ball will price them well. The next showing is on May 26, 2013. If you are coming to the Emerald Coast for a Memorial Day getaway, drive on down FL-Hwy 77, and join us there.
Do you ever have those times when you discover something so fun and enjoyable, you just have to let the world know about it? If you are lucky enough to be in the Florida Panhandle someday, and are enjoying a drive along the Emerald Coast, or even the Forgotten Coast, lock your FM radio dial to 95.1, and you will hear exactly what I mean. This is not a light hits station, and it is not a classic rock station, or a nostalgic R & B station, but a combination of all three, featuring music from the time when it was still all experimental, and we were too naive to know about the artists, but we did not care. We loved them all. I do like the fact that some of the sappier songs of bygone eras have not made airplay on Beach 95.1. DJ’s Charlie Tuna, Jim Dooley, Lisa Lynnette, David Nolin, and Tom Kent all bring a different perspective to the Panhandle with their shows. Tom Kent is full on energy, and makes you want to just keep on rockin’. David Nolan and Jim Dooley get you to and from work and school, and Lisa keeps the workplace light and fun with her show. For the more obscure titles, Charlie Tuna gets into the late night vaults, and brings you songs you know you heard once, but most likely never heard again, like Pablo Cruise’s “Wha’cha Gonna Do?, or “Chicka Boom” by the Groovie Ghoulies. Read more...(377 words, 1 image, estimated 1:30 mins reading time)