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Films about Outsider Art and Artists

I was just asked films about Outsider Art, and started to compile a list (with the help of good friend “Narrow” Larry Harris).  Ovation TV is planning to dedicate a week of programming to such artists and site in February 2009.  Be sure to check…

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“James Castle: Portrait of an Artist” show in Philly

Narrow Larry Harris just returned from his whirlwind car trip from Houston to Philly (and back) and is extolling the virtues of the James Castle show that he saw at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.  (running from October 14, through January 4, 2009.   From…

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Kentuck!

Finally!  Kentuck!  I have heard about this art festival for years, and it didn’t disappoint. The day was gorgeous, and the venue perfect.  Northport, Alabama is just north of Tuscaloosa, with a great old downtown and picturesque festival grounds.  There are hundreds of artists (no…

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News from the Orange Show – Flower Man needs our help

Saturday October 4th 10am-5pm  Come Help Us Help The Flower Man!  If you can make donations of time or money, please contact the Orange Show (information below)(direct from the Orange Show Newsletter)All Flower Man photos courtesy of Ed SchipulThe Good News The Orange Show monument and…

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Lamenting the loss of great motel signs…and great graphic design

America Is F*cked…….(Graphically at least) from Jess Gibson on Vimeo. (note: language might be offensive to some) As a graphic designer by trade, this is just one more reason why I get in the car with my camera and drive the back roads.

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Haitian Art Conference in Waterloo (yes, Waterloo), Iowa

Treasure trove By MELODY PARKER, Courier Arts / Special Sections Editor WATERLOO — One might expect the largest public collection of Haitian art in the United States would be tucked away in an art center in New York, Chicago or other big American city. Not…

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Haitian Art Conference in Waterloo (yes, Waterloo), Iowa

Treasure trove By MELODY PARKER, Courier Arts / Special Sections Editor WATERLOO — One might expect the largest public collection of Haitian art in the United States would be tucked away in an art center in New York, Chicago or other big American city. Not…

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Brief word from Houston…

Just wanted to let you know that our friend, “Narrow Larry” Harris, of the Orange Show Eyeopener tours, and folk art environment aficionado is A-OK in Houston.  He rode out Hurricane Ike from his home in downtown Houston. As of last time we talked, he said it…

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CBS Sunday Morning Goes to Intuit

(from the Intuit newsletter) You can imagine our surprise when the phone call came from the producer of CBS Sunday Morning. A CBS crew filmed the Henry Darger Room Collection (HDRC) and Serena Altschul interviewed Lisa Stone, HDRC co-curator, and Kiyoko Lerner, Darger’s former landlord and…

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NPR on Backyard Folk Art

Backyard Folk Art Thrives In Michigan : NPR Source: www.npr.org From anywhere in Michigan, you’re only a day trip away from a Styrofoam, 13-foot scale model of Stonehenge. There’s also a menagerie of farm and circus animals constructed from car parts. We visit some of…

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