Western views - page 5

Mel Gould’s Buryville in Cheyenne, WY

Ah….back on the road again. This time to visit a friend in Jackson Hole, WY. About 10 miles east of Cheyenne on I-80, I saw what looked like homemade sculptures off to my right, and realized that it just might be Buryville, the sculpture environment…

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A Big Brass Van!

(thanks Bill, for sharing this) 9/18/2009 11:46:00 AM Brass Van, art car make local stopBy Ray Gudas For The Herald-ArgusNEW BUFFALO – Go ahead and stare. Hunter Mann, the guy behind the wheel of the “Brass Van,” as he calls it, knows you can’t help…

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Rare Visions/Detour Art Review in Raw Vision Magazine.

DETOUR ART Rare Visions, Detour Art Belger Arts Center, Kansas City, USA www.detourart.com March 6 – May 1, 2009. This impressive exhibit filled two floors of the Belger Arts Center with an extensive overview of more than 160 paintings and sculptures of Outsider, folk, and…

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Mechanical Art of Surgeon-Turned-Sculptor, Ben Thal

Ben Thal, Sculptor 1932- Edmonds, Washington When semi-retired Ear, Nose and Throat surgeon, Ben Thal, puts down his scalpel and picks up his carving knife, fantastic wind-powered whirligigs become a sight for your eyes.  With over 100 hours going into each piece, and reluctant to sell his masterpieces, Ben…

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When worlds collide…folk art and fonts

You learn something new everyday.   The International Folk Art Museum in Santa Fe has one of the largest cross-cultural collections of  folk art by a single person, Alexander H. Girard, and the Girard Collection.  Not only is the collection massive in every respect, Girard…

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Outsider art on Ovation TV

Ovation TV is dedicating a week of programming to outsider art films.  The times shown below are eastern time. Be sure to consult your blah blah blah… A Man Named Pearl – Pearl Fryar James Castle: Portrait of an Artist What’s Under Your Hat (Judith…

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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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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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“James Castle: Portrait of an Artist” show in Philly

Narrow Larry Harris just returned from his whirlwind car trip from Houston to Philly (and back) and is extolling the virtues of the James Castle show that he saw at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.  (running from October 14, through January 4, 2009.   From…

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