Art in the West

Western posts

  • Bottle Cactus Ranch – Elmer Long

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    Even though Elmer's teeming forest of bottle trees stands alongside one of those desolate stretches of old Route 66 between Barstow and San Bernadino, he says it doesn't have much to do with the famous roadway.

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  • Underground Gardens – Baldasare Forestiere

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    The genius of this place is in its adaptation to the terrain. The story began back in 1905, when Forestiere Baldasare, a Sicilian immigrant, had come westward in the early 1900s with dreams of farming success.

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  • Desert View Tower and Boulder Park Caves

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    In 1920, when Bert Vaughn started work on his Desert View Tower, people motoring across the mountains that jut up out here near the Mexican border inevitably needed a place to stop and cool down.

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  • Miles Mahan’s Hula Ville

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    Despite being a California State Landmark, this folk art environment was dismantled. Luckily, some of the pieces were saved and can be seen in the California Route 66 Museum: "Hula Ville - Twentieth Century Folk Art".

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  • Leonard Knight of Salvation Mountain passes away at 82

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    Oh, my heart is broken at the news of Leonard's passing. Bottom line is this, Leonard wants everybody to know that "God is love." I say Leonard was love. Some people would say it in church or a book, write it in letters or a song, maybe even paint it in a picture. Leonard built a mountain in the desert.

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  • The Old Trapper’s Lodge at Pierce College

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    Get Directions The Old Trapper’s Lodge – John Ehn 6201 Winnetka Avenue Woodland Hills, CA 818-347-0551 Sculpture environment John Ehn...

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  • Tim Anderson’s Little Mansion

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    Get Directions Tim Anderson’s Little Mansion 308 Seventh Street Roundup, MT Folk art environment, Private – visible from the street...

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  • Work by Martín Ramírez, key ‘outsider artist,’ to be unveiled at Library of Congress

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    Library of Congress –  Lynn Brostoff of the Library of Congress Research and Testing Division analyzes artwork by Martin Ramirez....

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