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Ralph Lanning Auction

“When I was 80, I had enough work to do for the next 10 years. Now at 90, I have work lined up for 10 more years. I don’t think God is going to take me before I finish. I have work to do.” Ralph…

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Memorial service for Robert E. Smith

A memorial celebration for Springfield artist and performer Robert E. Smith will be held Saturday, April 10 at 2 p.m. at the Springfield Art Museum Auditorium, 1111 E. Brookside Drive adjacent to Phelps Grove Park. The memorial will include remembrances by friends and family, a…

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The Wall Street Journal recognizes outsider art in Kansas

These Unknown Sculptors Are Outstanding in Their Fields in Kansas Odd Art Collections Crop Up Along Midwest Highways; Mr. Liggett’s Ladies By STEPHANIE SIMON MULLINVILLE, Kan.—Some folks keep journals. Others paste scrapbooks. M.T. Liggett records his life in junk. The lovers he has wooed, the…

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Another great web site to check out!

Renaldo Kuhler, Raleigh, NC (photo by Fred Scruton) Somedays, when I look at the database of artists and folk art sites that are on the Detour Art web site, I think “Whew, how many more ‘new-to-me’ sites can there be?” Such a foolish notion, I…

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Collector finds passion in ‘outsider art’

(From the Wednesday Sun – I took the liberties to take out the errant job title from the photo caption…) © 2009 NPG Newspapers – Wednesday Sun. All rights reserved. Collector finds passion in ‘outsider art’ WRITTEN BY LINDA FRIEDELWEDNESDAY, 04 NOVEMBER 2009 00:00 EDMEE…

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God’s Architects – winner at the Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival

GOD’S ARCHITECTS trailer from Zack Godshall on Vimeo. Deep Fried Kudzu (all things good and southern) blogger, Ginger Brook just brought this documentary to my attention…Featuring the art environments of 5 amazing artists, Leonard Knight’s Salvation Mountain, Shelby Ravellette’s Lacey Michele Castle, Kenny Hill’s Garden…

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An evening of the artwork by Kathy Ruth Neal

This Friday, November 6th would have been Kathy’s birthday. She passed last year after a battle with cancer. I was fortunate to have known Kathy, and her art was a big crowd favorite at the Rare Visions/Detour Art show at the Belger. Eclectics Gallery in…

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Alfred Moore, Akron artist, 1950 – 2009

Akron artist Alfred McMoore dies; cried for people he never met By Jim CarneyBeacon Journal staff writer POSTED: 07:48 p.m. EDT, Sep 28, 2009 This April 23, 2000 photo of Alfred McMoore shows the artist, who typically wore suits, with some of his work in…

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Adolph Hannemann show in Lucas, KS

Rosslyn Schultz keeps finding more and more great self taught-artists in Kansas… “Face to Face, Meet the People” Adolph Hannemann September 5, 2009 – May 20, 2010 Exquisite wood, stone and bone carvings of self-taught artist, Adolph Hannemann formerly of Lincoln, KS, now residing at…

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“Like the Whitney on mescaline”! JMKAC in the New York Times

Lisa Stone (via Larry Harris) sent along this NY Times article about the John Michael Kohler Art Center in Sheboygan.. Way Off the Beaten Path, Letting the Outsiders In John Michael Kohler Arts Center Sculptures by Nek Chand from a 2007 exhibition at the Kohler…

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