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Sister L.V. Hull—April 15, 2008

Viola “L. V.” Hull  |  c. 1943-2008 Koscuisko, MS Painter & home environment (from the Koscuisko Star-Herald) Remembering L.V. Hull “Jesus is coming to Kosciusko, Ms. 39090.” This was one of her favorite sayings to put on her gaily painted wooden crosses. And, indeed, Jesus…

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El Paso… a new top 10 folk art environment? Casa de Azucar is a sweet gem

Rufino Loya Rivas  |  Casa de Azucar 4301 Leavell El Paso, TX “One idea followed another, and the more I did, the more I wanted to do.   The first thing was very simple, the most simple of all.” “Yard Art and Handmade Places: Extraordinary…

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van horn, tx…sculpture garden and van gogh (er, ran horn)

Fancy Junk Sculpture—Gerald Scott Los Nopales Antique Store 1106 W. Broadway Street Van Horn, TX I had seen a only few photos of the site, but didn’t think that I was going to be as charmed as I was.  I thought that there was a…

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wooden wonders, silly things, and many more miles…

Donald Keeney  |  1945- Wooden Sculptures San Angelo, TX Donald once served as an illustrator with the Army during the Vietnam War, but I don’t think that can justly explain the true magnificence of his wooden sculptures.  Although his website describes his art as biblical…

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san angelo…an amazing site to see!

****************************** Old Chicken Farm Art Center 2505 Martin Luther King San Angelo is quite the hotspot these days, unfortunately the FLDS story is dominating the TV, and is all the buzz in the breakfast lobby, with most guests being in town for various reasons relating…

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meanwhile back at the ranch…and the canyon

Cadillac Ranch |  Amarillo, TX  |  Stanley Marsh 3 and Ant Farm In a cow pasture along eastbound I-40 between exits 60 and 62.  Exit onto the frontage road, then enter the pasture through an unlocked gate. Almost 25 years ago, 2 friends and I…

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600+ miles…

(Flint Hills, Kansas) The trip started wild and windy…with the winds in the Flint Hills of Kansas being strong enough to topple a semi. Everytime I passed an 18-wheeler, I would hold my breath and go as fast as possible, “don’t tip on me.” Did…

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here we go…

(car trips…a lifestyle choice) Bags are already packed, car is ready, new camera lens is on (woohoo)…and I am ready to roll on out of town bright and early!  (to those wanna-be robbers – there will be someone at home, with the dogs.) Believe it or not,…

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Rev. Seymour Perkins’ home gets temporary reprieve

In what appears to be an on-going battle for property near the Alamodome, which some neighbors called “a haven for crime,” it looks like folk artist Rev. Seymour Perkins, 78,  has a few more weeks to prepare an appeal before the bulldozers raze his home….

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Kohler’s “Taking the Road Less Traveled” symposium now online!

(“Blackbirds, Blue Woman” by Martha Heavenston, 1992.  On the grounds of the Jan Michael Kohler Art Center) “Taking the Road Less Traveled: Built Environments of Vernacular Artists” co-hosted by the John Michael Kohler Arts Center and the Kohler Foundation, Inc. An International Conference – September…

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