Three authors give talks at Matheson in March

The books “The Kitchen and the Studio: A Memoir of Food and Art” and “Good Day Sunshine State: How the Beatles Rocked Florida" will be discussed at two separate events the Matheson History Museum in March.
Courtesy of Matheson History Museum

Three authors will discuss their recent books at the Matheson History Museum in two events on March 18 and 25 at 4 p.m. 

John and Mallory O’Connor
Courtesy of Matt Stamey John and Mallory O’Connor

At the first event, Mallory and John O’Connor will discuss their book that combines art, memoir and love into a unique cookbook. “The Kitchen and the Studio: A Memoir of Food and Art” tells the story of the O’Connor couple, from meeting at the University of California—Davis in 1962 to living the “artist’s life” in Florida.  

John and Mallory write about “favorite special occasions and recipes along with the places and people who made them memorable.”  

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Mallory is an award-winning local author and former professor of art history at Santa Fe College. John taught art at UF with 36 solo exhibitions of his work.  

To attend their talk about “The Kitchen and the Studio,” register in advance for free. You can also register to watch online.  

Bob Kealing
Courtesy of Matheson History Museum Bob Kealing

On March 25, Bob Kealing will lecture on his fifth book: “Good Day Sunshine State: How the Beatles Rocked Florida.” 

The Beatles toured Florida for two weeks in 1964, visiting Miami Beach, Key West and Jacksonville, and Kealing discusses their impact on native musicians like Tom Petty, Tom Leadon, Bernie Leadon, Don Felder and Ronnie Van Zant. 

Kealing is a six-time Emmy Award winner and co-founder of four Florida heritage sites in honor of Jack Kerouac, the Allman Brothers Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Gram Parsons. 

Register in advance here.  

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