Southern views - page 14

Purvis Young hoodwinked by former manager

(all photos courtesy of Rare Visions and Roadside Revelations, taken at Gallery 721 in Fort Lauderdale)  (excerpted from the Biscayne Times…please read the full article by clicking the headline below:) Artistic Genius Meets Artful Dodger For painter Purvis Young, the encounter was devastating By Tiffany Rainey…

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Tom Haney and Paula Joerling ride out the Atlanta tornado

Philips sign, originally uploaded by tomcathead. (downtown Atlanta, not far from their home) I just heard from artists Tom Haney and Paula Joerling, who live in Downtown Atlanta. Luckily, they are fine, but downtown isn’t doing so well. “Paula and I weathered our first urban…

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Billboard2

Billboard2, originally uploaded by tomcathead.

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Light tower

Light tower, originally uploaded by tomcathead.

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Lasters move to Paradise…

(Don the Camera Guy, C.M., Grace Kelly, and Randy Mason at the Art Car Parade, 2004) Howard Finster’s Paradise Gardens, in Summerville, GA  that is. C.M., Grace Kelly, and little Ruby are going to do an artist in residence at Paradise Gardens this spring and…

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Beer Can House in Houston – restored and reopening!

DSC06184, originally uploaded by narrowlarry. (all photos by NarrowLarry – © Larry Harris, 2008) (this is from their press release) The Beer Can House222 Malone St.Houston, TX 77007(Between Venice St. and Lacy St.) Houston (March 5, 2008) – When finishing a beer, the conventional drinker…

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Linvel Barker cat!

Here is the newest piece of folk art…an exquisitely carved cat by Linvel and Lillian Barker, joining a squirrel and rabbit, already at home.  (Much thanks to the wonderful collectors, Robert Cugno and Robert Logan for parting with it.)  This particular cat, with the delicate tail wrapping…

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Dr. Bob and Sheryl Crow

Looks like Dr. Bob’s artwork and friend, Pretty Boy, have made it into Sheryl Crow’s latest music video.  Look close to see Pretty Boy holding Dr. Bob’s “Be Nice or Leave” paintings.  Dr. Bob rode out Katrina, and it’s horrors, then moved temporarily to Memphis.  It…

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Happy Birthday JL Nippers!

J.L.  Nippers | 1935-  |  Beechgrove, TN |  Chainsaw sculptures Just got off the phone with J.L., wishing him a happy birthday. We got to talking about his longtime friendship with Homer Green, Homer’s orneriness, his contributions to Homer’s work, how to distinguish the differences, and more. J.L. was best friends with Homer…

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The Lasters v. The Tornados

(art car parade, 2004, houston, tx) Last night tornados ripped through Arkansas and Tennessee, including Crofton, KY, the home town of artists CM, Grace Kelly and Ruby Laster…thankfully, they are fine… tornado hit near us, people trapped in homes.for real…it musta went right over our…

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