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Detour Art Heads to Michigan

Detour Art—Outsider, Folk Art, and Visionary Environments Coast to Coast September 16 through November 7, 2010 Art and Photographs from the Collection of Kelly Ludwig Muskegon Museum of Art — Walker Gallery A 296 W. Webster Avenue Muskegon, Michigan 49440 231.720.2570 Untrained artists are inspired…

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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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Dentist turns postrocks into art

Fred Whitman, a dentist turned sculptor from California, carves Monday morning on a limestone post in a fence line 3 miles north of the dam at Wilson Lake. (photo by Tom Dorsey / Salina Journal) Who says facebook is a waste of time? (OK, it…

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Saving Ralph Lanning’s Sculptures in the NY Times

Search for de Soto in Southeast Georgia By EVE M. KAHN Published: May 20, 2010  Enlarge This Image Matthew Kile “Lady Godiva,” a sculpture from the garden of Ralph Lanning, an outsider artist who died recently. His works are w at Missouri State University. Hernando…

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Fire at MT Liggett's can't keep him down!

I just talked to MT and he is still just as full of spit and vinegar as ever.  Of course, he is saddened by the fire, and suspects that a small second fire on Monday could have been arson, but none of this can keep…

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Grotto-a-go-go

  It had been a few years since I have been to the Grotto of the Redemption in West Bend, and wow, it was just as exciting. It took me a bit to calm down and literally focus the camera…there are so many amazing sights,…

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The best kind of war memorial…

I had gone hunting for this before, and somehow missed it. OK – I know exactly how I missed it…it isn’t really on any maps. Luck with with me today, along with the ability to surf the web at a local restaurant. Father Dobberstein, of…

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Davis Memorial

Davis Memorial – John Milburn Davis Mount Hope Cemetery Hiawatha, KS John Milburn Davis erected this memorial to “the sacred memory” of his wife, Sarah. After she died in 1930, he almost immediately commissioned the work to begin. In every sense it was a monumental…

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Another Roadside Attraction… or 5

I fled soggy KC to head a bit north to Iowa and test out the upcoming travel app “Best Road Trip Ever!” Traveling the back roads, you can’t help but find something to make you stop the car and go “Huh?” Giant Princess Pocahontas Pocahontas,…

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Trail of Whispering Giants – Peter Toth sculpture in Troy, KS

I was motoring down US 36 in Kansas and saw a sign about a sculpture in 5 miles. Now, the name sounded familiar and you don’t usually see sculpture announcements, so I had to go look. On the Doniphan County courthouse square in Troy, Kansas…

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