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Erika Nelson and her World's Largest Collection of the World's Smallest Versions of the World's Largest Things, among other things…

Erika Nelson  |  1972 (?) –   |  Lucas, KS Traveling collection  |  Creation dates unknown Erika is a force to be reckoned with.  Once upon a time, Erika was working for a television new station, doing graphics, then taught at KU, then was offered another…

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Mri Pilar & Florence Deeble

Florence Deeble’s Rock Garden  |  1900-1999  |  Lucas, KS Concrete sculpture environment  |  Created: 1950-1999 Mri Pilar’s Garden of Isis  |  dates unknown  |  Lucas, KS Installation  |  Created: 2002 – present We stopped by Florence Deeble’s Rock Garden to see how it was holding…

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The Garden of Eden at Night

S. P. Dinsmoor  |  1843-1933  |  Lucas, KS Concrete sculpture environment  |  Created: 1905-1927 Back to the Garden, again.  This time it is to celebrate the Garden of Eden’s 100th anniversary.  In honor of this auspicious event, the group of folks that own the Garden…

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Midland Hotel

Midland Hotel 414 S Saline (26th) Street  |  Wilson, KS  |  (785) 658-2284 Built in 1899, and most recently restored in 2003, the Wilson Hotel is a beautiful native limestone building with comfortable mission-style furnishings, built near the railroad tracks.  This is important to note,…

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Some Roadside Attractions in Kansas

If you have ever caught the KCPT Public Television series, “Rare Visions and Roadside Revelations,”  you know that not all of their stops include self-taught art and visionary sites.  At times there are visits to some of the places your dad wouldn’t stop on those…

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Café on the Route

Café on the Route  |  Richard and Amy Snell 1101 Military Ave.  |  Baxter Springs, KS  |  620-856-5646 Mmmmm…what a great surprise and even better café!  Sometimes when on the road with the guys from Rare Visions, eating can be a conundrum.  Food rules attempt…

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Zoomer’s Treasures — Mary Fenogolio

Mary Fenogolio  Pittsburg, KS Found object sculptures and furniture  On-going creations  Private property Back in the car and following the guys from KCPT’s series, Rare Visions and Roadside Revelations, to shoot another season beginning with a 1/2 hour segment in our own backyard…Kansas. First stop is…

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Paul Friedlein’s Jolly Ridge

Paul Friedlein’s Jolly Ridge (aka Inspiration Point) |  1885-1984  |  Guttenberg, IARock grotto environment  |  Created mid 1950s – 70s Private property After leaving Dan’s we headed on south, slightly past Guttenberg on Highway 52, with hopes of finding Paul Friedlein’s Jolly Ridge (aka Inspiration Point.) …

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Dan Slaughter’s Sculptures

Dan Slaughter McGregor, IA Sculptures and environment   So, Larry and I didn’t take our respective flights home from the Kohler conference, instead opted for a car trip back to KC through Iowa, with hopes of seeing some new sites and revisiting old friends.  After…

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Milwaukee Museum of Art

Milwaukee Museum of Art 700 N. Art Museum Drive |  Milwaukee, WI  |  414-224-3220 Sitting on the shore of Lake Michigan, the spectacular Quadracci Pavilion, designed by Santiago Calatrava, the Milwaukee Museum of Art features a 90-foot high glass-walled reception hall enclosed by a whale-rib-like sunscreen that…

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