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Brief word from Houston…

Just wanted to let you know that our friend, “Narrow Larry” Harris, of the Orange Show Eyeopener tours, and folk art environment aficionado is A-OK in Houston.  He rode out Hurricane Ike from his home in downtown Houston. As of last time we talked, he said it…

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Finally, a little good news from Chauvin!

(Detail from April,2005) From Teri Yoho at the Kohler Foundation: Good news from Chauvin, Louisiana. The site sustained only very minimal damage. It is a testament to Kenny Hill’s ability that the Chauvin Sculpture Garden has survived four hurricanes, including Katrina, Rita, and a direct…

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Gorgeous photos of mechanical artist Tom Haney at work.

(From Tom Haney) My friend and great photographer, Greg Campbell did a photo essay about me, my new work, and my studio. See it here—http://www.gcphoto.com  click on Stories  Gregory Campbell Photography  1266 W Paces Ferry Rd. #150  Atlanta, GA 30327  (404) 641-3637

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Danny “Bucket Man” Hoskinson, 52, passes – July 7, 2008

The Bucket Man had vision Article Author: Ed Ditto Danny Hoskinson’s art might have been blurry, but his vision wasanything but. I didn’t meet Hoskinson—”The Bucket Man”—until the night of Friday,July 11th, a few days after he’d passed on. My phone rang and myfriend Kevin…

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Alabama artist’s work turns him into star at age 112

(excerpt from the Chicago Sun Times) Story HighlightsFrank Calloway, 112, paints murals at a mental facility in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  Calloway has been institutionalized since 1952 after a diagnosis of schizophrenia .  His work will be featured this fall at the American Visionary Art Museum in…

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Endangered art in Huntsville, AL

(larry harris points this out from the blog of Deep Fried Kudzu)  Endangered Art Wade Wharton lives in Huntsville. He has an amazing art environment. And the city wants to get rid of it. He lives at 3100 Nassau Drive in Huntsville and is just tickled…

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Holy cow – another review…from Raw Vision

Sifting through the mail today and and there was my favorite art mag, Raw Vision was waiting for me to peruse (THE outsider art magazine based out of the UK.) Not only did it feature some of the art of James Harold Jennings from my…

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A great review in Folk Art Messenger

detour art – outsider, folk art and visionary environments coast to coast art and photographs from the collection of Kelly Ludwig review in by Scott Rothstein Folk Art Messenger, the Journal of the Folk Art Society of America Vol. 20, No.1 Spring 2008 _______ Kelly Ludwig’s book,…

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Great photos from the Orange Show Art Car Parade

DSC07814, originally uploaded by narrowlarry. Good friend, Larry Harris has posted some terrific shots from the Art Car Parade in Houston, TX. Check them out – I swear it is a weekend like no other!  Be sure to see his other photos as well on…

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Sad news from the Houston Art Car Weekend

(excerpted from the Houston Chronicle.com –  read the full story) Photography curator Tom Jones, shown in a photo outside the Art Car Museum on Sunday, was active in Houston’s art community for about 25 years. ERIC KAYNE: CHRONICLE May 12, 2008, 2:55PM Driver charged in crash…

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