Midwestern views - page 11

Flooding in Missouri along the Mississippi

Ellsberry, Foley and Clarksville, MO Friday, 20 June 08 I decided to take a drive north of St. Louis to witness the power of the river.  Words can’t quite describe the sights )and smells) of the destruction.  But the spirit of the people, the volunteers,…

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Black Madonna Shrine and Grottos in Eureka, Missouri

Black Madonna Shrine—Bronislaus Luszcz  outside of Eureka, MO  Created 1938-1960  Grottos and shrine to honor Our Lady of Czestochowa  Open to the public The weather was just about as good as it gets for a summer day in Missouri…luckily there were no storms in sight….

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MT Liggett on YouTube

Here are more musings from Kansas artist, MT Liggett.  Be forewarned, he calls ’em as he sees ’em, and it might be tough on delicate ears.  (A photo essay by Ian Crane) “One thing you always got to remember going through this life –  you…

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News from the Iowa floods

Here is the word from Bill Angrick, the Ombudsman for the state of Iowa… Kelly, It has been tragic for many and a challenge for most.  Personally our property has had some lower level flooding where the creek is about a 100 yards back of…

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Paul Hefti's Wisconsin Bottle Environment video

Larry Harris just pointed this out to me… a great video clip of Paul Hefti’s LaCrosse, WI plastic pop bottle yard environment, posted by shimonlindemann. Sadly, Mr. Hefti’s environment has been dismantled.  To see more great photos of the environment, please visit Narrow Larry’s website.

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Paul Hefti’s Wisconsin Bottle Environment video

Larry Harris just pointed this out to me… a great video clip of Paul Hefti’s LaCrosse, WI plastic pop bottle yard environment, posted by shimonlindemann. Sadly, Mr. Hefti’s environment has been dismantled.  To see more great photos of the environment, please visit Narrow Larry’s website.

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Onward to St. Louis

Today was a rock and roll day…not just because it was action packed…ok, maybe kinda.  We first stopped in Madison, Mo. to visit Chris Akers, affectionally known as the rock and roll barber.  He is a local guy made good. Forget about the current American Idol Missouri hoopla  –…

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A quick jaunt to the Mighty Mo

Although I got away a bit later than originally planned (by about a day and a half…missing the Hair Museum in Independence, alas – Leila is reported to have locks of the infamous – Elvis, Marilyn, Lincoln, the Virgin Mary, and more)…I met up with…

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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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