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From Mini-Museum to Big-House: The Art of Richard McMahan

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Richard McMahan’s intensity does not waver. Whether it’s the thousands of miniatures he’s created of Van Goghs, Frida Kahlos, Picassos and duChamps, or it’s the prison stories and illustrations, the collection of shackles and prison uniforms, Richard’s work is obsessive.

courtesy Community Foundation of Northeast Florida & laird/blac palm inc

Everything Richard does forms part of a life’s-work. His Mini-Museum offers a survey of the world’s great art, while his Big-House project asks “the biggest question[s] of all.”

photo by James Hunter

New Story: Phil May Re Ron Chamblin

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Several stories above the Ortega River, Phil May recalls his book collection of 100,000 volumes.

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He remembers when Ron Chamblin bought Cy Crawford’s bookshop, when Crawford Bookmine became Chamblin Bookmine.