Midwestern views - page 9

finally…I like the building

There has been so much hoopla about the Bloch Building addition to the Nelson-Atkins Museum, winning all sorts of architectural awards and all…but I have failed to see it. To me, architecture that is truly successful visually works from any angle, any time of the…

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Ringing in the new with some old favorites

And some new ones, too.  The original plan was to find the Tool fence in Collinsville for the upcoming Rare Visions book.  Alas, it is gone.  And I was befuddled.  How does someone get rid of a long welded, heavy, metal fence?  But the good…

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Hubble's Rubble in Howard, Kansas

It is hard to believe that just 2 days earlier I was wandering through the galleries of the Smithsonian.  Maybe I just needed to see the art in it’s environment, maybe I just needed to drive, but I have headed a little southwest of home…

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Check out accidental mysteries…vernacular photography at it’s finest

accidental mysteries is John & Teenuh Foster’s terrific web site dedicated to extraordinary vernacular photography… John and Teenuh Foster share a passionate interest in collecting works of art by self-taught artists, as well as anonymous objects that to them, share attributes of great design and…

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"I've been everywhere, man" (before that pesky motel chain snagged the song…)

Love the song, love to travel, love the man. (with special thanks to Johnny Cash and “headwrapper” Reuben Sorensen for pointing the video out to me)

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Quick kicks on Route 66

Route 66 – Lambert, Hendricks & Ross     If you ever plan to motor west,     travel my way, take the highway that is best.     Get your kicks on Route sixty-six.     It winds from Chicago to LA,     more than two thousand miles all…

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Films about Outsider Art and Artists

I was just asked films about Outsider Art, and started to compile a list (with the help of good friend “Narrow” Larry Harris).  Ovation TV is planning to dedicate a week of programming to such artists and site in February 2009.  Be sure to check…

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Lamenting the loss of great motel signs…and great graphic design

America Is F*cked…….(Graphically at least) from Jess Gibson on Vimeo. (note: language might be offensive to some) As a graphic designer by trade, this is just one more reason why I get in the car with my camera and drive the back roads.

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Haitian Art Conference in Waterloo (yes, Waterloo), Iowa

Treasure trove By MELODY PARKER, Courier Arts / Special Sections Editor WATERLOO — One might expect the largest public collection of Haitian art in the United States would be tucked away in an art center in New York, Chicago or other big American city. Not…

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Haitian Art Conference in Waterloo (yes, Waterloo), Iowa

Treasure trove By MELODY PARKER, Courier Arts / Special Sections Editor WATERLOO — One might expect the largest public collection of Haitian art in the United States would be tucked away in an art center in New York, Chicago or other big American city. Not…

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