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Missouri folk artist, Bob Smithy, sculptures for sale

I recently heard from Chris Roush, grandson of Missouri folk artist Bob Smithy, who is interested in selling the remaining sculptures at his grandfather’s house in Plevna, Missouri. (Bob passed away on May 18, 2012.) Bob Smithy, born in 1930, has worked as a trucker…

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Bud Goldstone (Watts Towers engineer) dies at 89

his has been a tough few months for the folk art world, Mr. Imagination, Ronald Manolio (Eggshelland), Ronald Cooper, Rev. Dennis (Margaret’s Grocery), and now NJ “Bud” Goldstone – the engineer who fought city hall to save Simon Rodia’s Towers in Watts (Los Angeles, CA)….

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Rev. HD Dennis, famed MS folk artist, 1916-2012

Reverend H.D. Dennis – Margaret’s Grocery Vicksburg, MS Embellished visionary environment  |  Created 1994 to present  he Rev. Herman D. “Preacher” Dennis, the man who helped craft the world-renowned Margaret’s Grocery, Vicksburg’s folk-art “Bible castle” on North Washington Street, died Tuesday. Reverend H. D. Dennis,…

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1989 interview with Homer Green

NUt_gnNbp2A Joe Elmore (tennesseecrossroads.org) interviewed folk artist, Homer Green, in 1989. I have a special affinity with his work, as one of his angels is on the cover of the Detour Art book. His granddaughter, Janet Greene shared this video clip with me.

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Ronald Manolio, Eggshelland creator, passes away

(Story and photos courtesy of Fred Scruton) For over 50 years Ron Manolio cheerfully hand-painted the (real) eggshells for Betty Manolio’s Eggshelland graph paper designs.  I’ve truly never met a person who exuded such giddy delight over bringing pleasure to other people. The immense regional…

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Porter Sculpture Park in South Dakota

Montrose, S.D., sculpture park puts one man’s fertile imagination on display The Associated Press IF YOU GO … Porter Sculpture Park: 25700 451st Ave., Montrose, S.D., 1/2 mile south of Exit 374 on Interstate 90; portersculpturepark.com. Open daily 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Memorial Day through Labor Day….

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Road Trip SXSW

Road Trip SXSW, a set on Flickr. The road to South by Southwest – and back again…in a hundred or so photos.

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Charlie Stagg, visionary artist dies at 72

 The house that Charlie Stagg built is a sprawling complex of beams and bottles and concrete, with a big domed building that serves as his studio. Charlie did the work himself, hauling all the materials in “the way bugs do it,” he told the guys…

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The Future Of Salvation Mountain Uncertain

The Future Of Salvation Mountain Uncertain | KPBS.org Tuesday, December 20, 2011 Photo by Angela Carone / KPBS Above: Salvation Mountain, with the moon rising. By Angela Carone The Future Of Salvation Mountain Uncertain Aired 12/20/11 The creator of a desert artwork known as Salvation Mountain has been…

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Buol Grotto to be saved by Kohler

Preservation Wins: Dubuque Yard Grotto to be Preserved By Sarah Oltrogge An eleventh-hour rescue to save a rare Dubuque “yard grotto” will ensure its future as a link to a larger regional tradition. With a strong history for preserving grotto environments such as this, the…

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