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Vollis Simpson and the New York Times

Junkyard Poet of Whirligigs and Windmills By SCOTT SHANE Published: April 5, 2010 New York Times LUCAMA, N.C. — Just when you think you’ve traveled too far down Wiggins Mill Road, and you start to look for a spot to turn around, the rusting masterworks…

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Possible grant to save Howard Finster's Paradise Gardens

‘No County Funds’ To Be Used For Gardens Thursday, 18 March 2010 The Summerville News “No county funds will be used to purchase Paradise Gardens,” Chattooga County Commissioner Jason Winters said about his plans to acquire the nationally-known destination. The commissioner is banking on the…

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Watts Tower Art Center closure!

In 2009 the Watts Towers Arts Center celebrated “50 years of inspiring art.” Today it is being dismantled. Unthinkable? All Watts Towers Art Center classes have been canceled. The Educational Coordinator/Art Instructor has been laid off. 6,000 youth are out of classes. The Watts Towers…

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The Wall Street Journal recognizes outsider art in Kansas

These Unknown Sculptors Are Outstanding in Their Fields in Kansas Odd Art Collections Crop Up Along Midwest Highways; Mr. Liggett’s Ladies By STEPHANIE SIMON MULLINVILLE, Kan.—Some folks keep journals. Others paste scrapbooks. M.T. Liggett records his life in junk. The lovers he has wooed, the…

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Another great web site to check out!

Renaldo Kuhler, Raleigh, NC (photo by Fred Scruton) Somedays, when I look at the database of artists and folk art sites that are on the Detour Art web site, I think “Whew, how many more ‘new-to-me’ sites can there be?” Such a foolish notion, I…

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New show opening at the American Folk Art Museum

Approaching Abstraction The first museum exhibition to look at the concept of abstraction in the work of self-taught artists October 6, 2009 through September 6, 2010American Folk Art Museum, 45 West 53 Street, New York 10019 The Kander Valley In The Bernese Oberland Das Kander-Thal…

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Collector finds passion in ‘outsider art’

(From the Wednesday Sun – I took the liberties to take out the errant job title from the photo caption…) © 2009 NPG Newspapers – Wednesday Sun. All rights reserved. Collector finds passion in ‘outsider art’ WRITTEN BY LINDA FRIEDELWEDNESDAY, 04 NOVEMBER 2009 00:00 EDMEE…

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God’s Architects – winner at the Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival

GOD’S ARCHITECTS trailer from Zack Godshall on Vimeo. Deep Fried Kudzu (all things good and southern) blogger, Ginger Brook just brought this documentary to my attention…Featuring the art environments of 5 amazing artists, Leonard Knight’s Salvation Mountain, Shelby Ravellette’s Lacey Michele Castle, Kenny Hill’s Garden…

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Adolph Hannemann show in Lucas, KS

Rosslyn Schultz keeps finding more and more great self taught-artists in Kansas… “Face to Face, Meet the People” Adolph Hannemann September 5, 2009 – May 20, 2010 Exquisite wood, stone and bone carvings of self-taught artist, Adolph Hannemann formerly of Lincoln, KS, now residing at…

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Lord Love You: Works by RA Miller in Athens, GA

OK, I have a flurry of posts to catchup on, but I am sad that I got this email AFTER I returned home from Atlanta (in my pretend world, I would have had time to run up to Athens and see this show.) Here is…

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