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Visual arts preview: Mr. Imagination

By Eileen Drennen For the AJC 5:47 p.m. Thursday, February 3, 2011 “Wait right here,” Mr. Imagination says before ducking back into the dark, art-choked living room of his compact ranch, in the northwest Atlanta neighborhood of Riverside. The renowned visionary artist emerges into bright…

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Thorton Dial Retrospective

Josh Anderson/The New York Times Thornton Dial in his studio in Bessemer, Ala. Letting His Life’s Work Do the Talking By CAROL KINO Published: February 17, 2011, The New York Times THORNTON DIAL has never been one for talking much about his artwork. Ask him…

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Ground breaking for new Visionary Art Park in Houston

Smither Park is a new visionary art park in collaboration with the Orange Show Center for Visionary Art and the Smither family, in honor of John H. Smither. Using recycled materials, Dan Phillips creates a fun community environment.

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A near-naked lady, War and a gaggle of Orange Show hippies took over Finger Furniture

From CultureMap Houston:By Shelby Hodge November 9th, 2010 at 8:24 AM Only Orange Show founder and patron Marilyn Oshman could have convinced Rodney Finger to clear out the Bargain Basement in his Gulf Freeway Finger Furniture store and open up the 50,000 square-foot space for the Orange Show gala. She asked and he…

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Great review of Folk Fest

Courtesy of Lynne Brown, Folk Art Messenger: Good News! THE FOLK ART MESSENGER is going to the designer today and is already full, so I will give you my report on Folk Fest on our FASA “chatline.” There were 100 booths and thousands of people,…

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Help Save Margaret’s Grocery!

Margaret’s Grocery is in danger of falling into disrepair. Pepsi is giving away over a million dollars to fund the Top 10 ideas, and by voting for Margaret’s Grocery, we can help move it up in the rankings! Goals Restoration of Folk Art Icon, new…

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Folk Fest – August 20, 21, 22!

http://www.gwinnettdailypost.com/entertainment/headlines/100548864.html ART BEAT: Folk Fest celebrates 17 years of self-taught fine art Posted: 11:09 AM Aug 12, 2010 Reporter: Holley Calmes Special Photo   Howard Finster is one of the prominent folk artists who have been represented at Folk Fest over the past 17 years.   The…

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The Passing of Willie Tarver, folk artist

To whom it may concern: Mr. Tarver passed away peacefully this past weekend in his home.  The cause was lung cancer which Miss Mae thought was brought on by his smoking but also by the fumes from the welding torch. There is still a large…

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Local "Wednesday Sun" features Best Road Trip Ever on the front page!

Alex Bonham-Carter/SUN PHOTO Kelly Ludwig, Ludwig Design, presents her GPS-based travel application ‘Best Road Trip Ever.’ The app, designed with the help of Propaganda-3 and KCPT, works with the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. It documents destinations for folk art in the United States among…

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Conch Shell Wall – Dionicio Rodriguez

Conch Shell Wall – Dionicio Rodriguez 3300 Procter Street Port Arthur, TX The conch shell created by Dionicio Rodriguez, wall served as the grand entrance into the 1929 housing development of Eddinton Courts.  Today, the wall (and development) is behind a chain link fence and…

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