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RIP Bob Cassilly – City Museum founder

photo courtesy of Slide Quest Bob Cassilly, founder of City Museum, found dead in bulldozer at his Cementland project By Dale Singer, Beacon reporter    Updated 4:08 pm Mon., 9.26.11 Bob Cassilly, who turned a collection of unusual artifacts into City Museum, a top tourist attraction…

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Bishop's Castle – Beulah, CO

Bishop’s Castle, a set on Flickr. Nothing can prepare yourself for the moment you see the castle. Winding roads up the mountain, a sketchy cell phone call to the folk art GPS master – Narrow Larry Harris – to be sure if we were on…

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Cano’s Castle

Cano’s Castle, a set on Flickr. Photos from my recent journeys…just now finishing up the editing. Entirely made of recycled materials, with more than 100,000 beer and soda cans, hubcaps, screen doors, wooden windows, bicycle reflectors and more, this amazing folk art environment was built…

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Phonehenge West maybe torn down.

‘Phonehenge West’ creator found guilty of additional violations   From the LA Times http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/06/an-acton-man-already-facing-criminal-penalties-for-building-an-elaborate-structure-called-phonehenge-west-without-permi.html An Acton man already facing criminal penalties for building an elaborate structure called “Phonehenge West” without permits was found guilty Friday of additional building code violations; his creation is likely destined for the wrecking…

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Marwencol – PBS Independent Lens documentary – therapy becomes art

Watch the full episode. See more Independent Lens. On April 8, 2000, Mark Hogancamp was attacked outside a bar in Kingston, New York, by five men who beat him literally to death. Revived by paramedics, Mark had suffered brain damage and physical injuries so severe…

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Detroit's Tyree Guyton to put 10,000 shoes on Heidelberg Street

Tyree Guyton is planning to cover a street in Midtown for several weeks as part of a series showcasing the works of Kresge art fellows next month. The medium? Shoes. “I think it’s going to take 10,000,” he said Wednesday. The Heidelberg Project, a nonprofit…

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Ground breaking for new Visionary Art Park in Houston

Smither Park is a new visionary art park in collaboration with the Orange Show Center for Visionary Art and the Smither family, in honor of John H. Smither. Using recycled materials, Dan Phillips creates a fun community environment.

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Help Save Margaret’s Grocery!

Margaret’s Grocery is in danger of falling into disrepair. Pepsi is giving away over a million dollars to fund the Top 10 ideas, and by voting for Margaret’s Grocery, we can help move it up in the rankings! Goals Restoration of Folk Art Icon, new…

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Coloring Detroit

This article is part of a special series of web articles to celebrate the launch of Issue 29 of Next American City, which is entirely devoted to two “Comeback Cities”: New Orleans and Detroit. This week we will feature magazine content from that issue, as…

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Dino extinction in Vermont…again!

  Alden Pellett, AP Brian Boland stands in front of his 25-foot-tall “Vermontasaurus” in Thetford, Vt. Some of his neighbors are sore about the dino-scuplture.The Associated Press reports the dinosaur has drawn the ire of some of Boland’s neighbors and state officials, who say the…

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