Fracture emblazons digital photos across ultra-clear ready-to-hang glass, providing a high-definition alternative to traditional framing. Shutterbugs upload cherished mid-birthday snapshots or flattering mid-sneeze mug shots to Fracture's website, and Fracture transmutes images into ready-to-mount glossy masterpieces. Final sizes range from 8 inches ($8) to 18 inches ($35) and can be shaped as portraits, landscapes, or squares, with tailored dimensions that render cropping unnecessary. Unlike cartographers, Fracture's clientele can choose from a variety of borders for their 2-D masterpieces, which can be delivered anywhere in the continental United States in as early as seven days.
After battling his own demons, Anthony Korahais found a new life purpose through the practice of qigong. After quitting his job as a network engineer in Manhattan, Sifu Anthony moved to Florida and established Flowing Zen as a place to share the healing potential of Eastern philosophies. Sifu Anthony’s classes cross-pollinate elements of qigong with tai chi, kung fu, and guided meditation. They can also help students find balance and heal their bodies from the inside out.
Through hands-on learning, Pathways Arts aims to help students build well-rounded skill sets in the arts. The team of instructors are professionals in the areas they teach, meaning they're adept at teaching students the basics and then helping them plunge right into experimenting with different types of movement or media. Classes for teens and adults and kids, for example, cover topics as diverse as painting, photography, art history, drama, yoga, and capoeira.
Ethnic Dance Expressions teaches students how to shake and shimmy their hips, imitating belly-dance styles that have enraptured the Middle East for centuries. The school's classes progress from moves for beginners to more advanced techniques with veils and improvisation. Solo coaching caters to students who want to perform or compete, and costume-sewing workshops help fill out performances with sparkling and jangling outfits.
Tobin Wagstaff has traveled quite an interesting path: he founded a nonprofit music school, and, in a turn of events profiled on ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, hobnobbed with rock royalty Kiss. All the while, Studio Percussion has been teaching pupils to tickle the ivories, strum the guitar, drum up a storm, and sing their favorite tunes, whether they’re jazz ballads or traditional Klingon folk songs. The instructors—all of whom remain active in the industry—help to whisk their pupils into the limelight during performances at UF sporting events, city music festivals, homecoming parades, and even family jam nights, during which participants take turns reciting their ancestral lineage to music.