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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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Folk Fest – August 20, 21, 22!

http://www.gwinnettdailypost.com/entertainment/headlines/100548864.html ART BEAT: Folk Fest celebrates 17 years of self-taught fine art Posted: 11:09 AM Aug 12, 2010 Reporter: Holley Calmes Special Photo   Howard Finster is one of the prominent folk artists who have been represented at Folk Fest over the past 17 years.   The…

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American Folk Art Museum in NY is having troubles

Debt Problem Has Museum Scrambling By KATE TAYLOR Published: August 8, 2010<nyt_text><nyt_correction_top> The American Folk Art Museum, which has struggled financially almost since the day it opened the doors of its new building in 2001, is now facing a moment of reckoning. Enlarge This Image Richard…

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Local "Wednesday Sun" features Best Road Trip Ever on the front page!

Alex Bonham-Carter/SUN PHOTO Kelly Ludwig, Ludwig Design, presents her GPS-based travel application ‘Best Road Trip Ever.’ The app, designed with the help of Propaganda-3 and KCPT, works with the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. It documents destinations for folk art in the United States among…

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Opening Night in Lake Charles

The Detour Art exhibit opened Friday night at the Historic City Hall in Lake Charles, LA.  The turnout was terrific, and the exhibit itself was beautifully set up.  Imagine my shock when I was driving up to the building and saw the 2 story banner…

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Detour Art is heading to Lake Charles, LA

It is finally happening!  3 years in the planning and the art is on the road!   The City of Lake Charles will host a new traveling exhibition entitled Detour Art—Outsider, Folk Art, and Visionary Environments Coast to Coast. The public is invited to the…

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Saving Ralph Lanning’s Sculptures in the NY Times

Search for de Soto in Southeast Georgia By EVE M. KAHN Published: May 20, 2010  Enlarge This Image Matthew Kile “Lady Godiva,” a sculpture from the garden of Ralph Lanning, an outsider artist who died recently. His works are w at Missouri State University. Hernando…

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Fire at MT Liggett's can't keep him down!

I just talked to MT and he is still just as full of spit and vinegar as ever.  Of course, he is saddened by the fire, and suspects that a small second fire on Monday could have been arson, but none of this can keep…

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Ralph Lanning Auction

“When I was 80, I had enough work to do for the next 10 years. Now at 90, I have work lined up for 10 more years. I don’t think God is going to take me before I finish. I have work to do.” Ralph…

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Watts Towers in the LA Times today

EDITORIAL Don’t let the spires crumble Amid a city budget crisis, LACMA offers its help in preserving the Watts Towers. It’s a good first step. April 12, 2010 The all-too-few art patrons who have actually made the drive to South L.A. to see the Watts…

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