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Visual arts preview: Mr. Imagination

By Eileen Drennen For the AJC 5:47 p.m. Thursday, February 3, 2011 “Wait right here,” Mr. Imagination says before ducking back into the dark, art-choked living room of his compact ranch, in the northwest Atlanta neighborhood of Riverside. The renowned visionary artist emerges into bright…

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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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Folk Art honored at the San Francisco Airport

Second Chances: Folk Art Made from Recycled Remnants Now on View at SFO SAN FRANCISCO — Folk art made from recycled remnants demonstrates the adaptive nature of traditional crafts and the resourcefulness of artisans around the world.  In the absence of new or customary materials, craftspeople turn…

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Mamie Deschellie – Navajo "Accidental Artist" 1910-2010

Folk art superstar’ Mamie Deschillie died Friday By Alysa Landry The Daily Times Posted: 11/29/2010 10:39:04 PM MST FARMINGTON — Friends and family members of Mamie Deschillie remember the woman as an internationally appreciated folk artist who put family first. Deschillie, a Fruitland woman known…

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Mamie Deschellie – Navajo “Accidental Artist” 1910-2010

Folk art superstar’ Mamie Deschillie died Friday By Alysa Landry The Daily Times Posted: 11/29/2010 10:39:04 PM MST FARMINGTON — Friends and family members of Mamie Deschillie remember the woman as an internationally appreciated folk artist who put family first. Deschillie, a Fruitland woman known…

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A near-naked lady, War and a gaggle of Orange Show hippies took over Finger Furniture

From CultureMap Houston:By Shelby Hodge November 9th, 2010 at 8:24 AM Only Orange Show founder and patron Marilyn Oshman could have convinced Rodney Finger to clear out the Bargain Basement in his Gulf Freeway Finger Furniture store and open up the 50,000 square-foot space for the Orange Show gala. She asked and he…

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Muskegon Art Museum: Stuffed, Not Stuffy

Detour Art pieces fill a gallery through November 7 That’s just one special exhibition at the fine Muskegon Art Museum, which manages to pack plenty of excitement into its manageable number of galleries. If you think art museums are stuffy, see “Detour Art: Outsider, Folk…

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Detour Art Heads to Michigan

Detour Art—Outsider, Folk Art, and Visionary Environments Coast to Coast September 16 through November 7, 2010 Art and Photographs from the Collection of Kelly Ludwig Muskegon Museum of Art — Walker Gallery A 296 W. Webster Avenue Muskegon, Michigan 49440 231.720.2570 Untrained artists are inspired…

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Great review of Folk Fest

Courtesy of Lynne Brown, Folk Art Messenger: Good News! THE FOLK ART MESSENGER is going to the designer today and is already full, so I will give you my report on Folk Fest on our FASA “chatline.” There were 100 booths and thousands of people,…

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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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