WUFT News

GALLERY: Pizza Not Satchel Raye’s Only Passion

By on April 30th, 2014

He is known as the owner of a pizza place that’s won over the hearts of Gainesville with its character, flair and taste. But the décor of his restaurant—with endless detail and picturesque arrangements—reveals his true passion.

Satchel Raye, also known as Satch, has owned Satchel’s Pizza for 11 years. But more accurately, he is an artist.

Although he makes a living with his restaurant, he lives for the moments when he’s creating art.

“People know me as a pizza guy and that’s true,” Raye said, “but really, I’m just an artist who can make good pizza.”

For about six months, Raye has been working on a stained glass project. Raye is in the process of covering the outside of a greenhouse behind his home with stained glass.

“I am a painter, and my paintings are similar to the stained glass I like to do,” Raye said. “So it’s an easy transition.”

In addition to his stained glass work, Raye draws, writes, collages and paints — his favorite medium. He also frames his own paintings, and his work can be seen at annual art shows his restaurant hosts throughout December and January.

Raye created 23 paintings in 2013. This year, he has been more focused on completing his stained glass greenhouse project, but he plans to continue pursing painting and collaging once it’s completed.

“I love having a restaurant, but mostly because it’s a place [where] I can make all sorts of art,” he said.

All photos taken by WUFT photographer Natanya Spies.


This entry was posted in Arts and Entertainment and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.
  • White Army

    Those collectivist demands that cloak the anti-social passion of envy behind a label of “social justice” have become a threat to liberty.

  • Lister Eane

    The liberty school recognizes that there are certain basic functions, such as law enforcement, which government can perform effectively.

  • Jose Rodriguez

    Since finding our niche was easier when we relied less upon technology, job-related stress tends to increase as civilization advances.

  • Phillip Wilson (Zerocks Globe)

    As we are seeing more today, nefarious quacks have begun to argue that there is no need to limit the power of government officials because they have been chosen through democratic processes.

 

More Stories in Arts and Entertainment

Jenica Frederickson paints an original work called “Dream Land.” The artist is also  teacher at Matanza High School and volunteers at the local theater

Flagler County Artist Developing Documentary On Community

Jenica Frederickson’s documentary centered on how students and teachers define community focuses on peoples’ need to feel love, safety and understanding. She is gathering the point of view of artists, teachers and healers to spread awareness of the problems her subjects faced with identity problems.


Gainesville Adopts Plan to Form Arts Council, Improve Website

The Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department adopted its 352ArtsRoadmap Cultural Plan on Thursday. The 10-year plan aims to enhance and promote the city’s arts community through an arts council and website.


Andrew Schaer works the front desk of Hear Again Music and Movies in downtown Gainesville. The storeowner said he’s noticed a rise in the popularity of vinyl records among the younger generation.

Younger Generations Revive Vinyl Business For Local Record Stores

The vinyl records market has been revived. Business at local record stores has followed an upward trend with the resurgence of a younger audience.


UV-TV records their album in their warehouse studio on May 26, 2015. Rose Vastola, 24, began playing bass a few years ago with her boyfriend and UV-TV guitarist, Ian Bernacett, 25, and 22-year-old drummer, Matt Brotton.

Gainesville Punk Scene Provides Creative Outlet Beyond Traditional Norms

Women are entering the Gainesville punk subculture as an alternative to the mainstream norm. According to Rose Vastola, lead singer of UV-TV, Gainesville welcomes creativity regardless of gender.


photo-300x211-Recovered

Vine Makes Celebrity Out Of Local Actor

Gainesville resident Thomas Sanders has produced about 800 Vine videos and amassed an army of 5.8 million followers on the social app. Despite this new-found fame, Sanders is still an active member of the local community.


Thank you for your support

WUFT depends on the support of our community — people like you — to help us continue to provide quality programming to North Central Florida.
Become a Sustainer
I want to support FM 89.1/NPR
I want to support Florida's 5/PBS
Donate a Vehicle
Underwriting Payments