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Milton Mizenberg and his Oakland Museum of Contemporary Art

Another great day.  The rains of the night before gave way to one of those perfect midwestern spring day, as we pulled up to on the south side of Chicago and self-taught sculptor Milton Mizenberg’s Oakland Museum of Contemporary Art.  An outdoor sculpture garden that…

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The Great Staffs of David Philpot (and Intuit)

The rest of the day was spent and the great intuitive and outsider art organization of Intuit.  Amanda arranged for us to meet outsider artist, David Philpot. David Philpot, carver 1940- Chicago, ILGuided by an unexplainable power, David Philpot began his staff carving one night…

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Stanley Szwarc’s Metalwork

After the “yogurt incident” and Holiday Inn Express, and the hunt for Starbucks, the day started with a visit to an metalworking artist that I have been hoping to meet for years, Stanley Szwarc.   Stanley Szwarc, Sculpture (metal) 1929- Lyon, IL Former accountant Stanley…

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With over a million toothpicks, Wayne Kusy’s fleet is spectacular

The guys from Rare Visions got to Chicago last night, and we headed out this morning in search of a few roadside attractions (dancing hot dogs on the roof of Super Dawgs and a 50% actual size replica of the Leaning Tower of Pisa in…

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Jack Barker’s Sculptures

Jack Barker c. 1934 333 North Merchant Street (shop is around the corner) Essex, ILJust six miles off Old Route 66 in Essex, Illinois, is the garage of Jack Barker, and his hundreds of welded sculptures.  This energetic and fun-loving 75-year old is one big…

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Crazy about Glore

The Lunatic Box The patient had to remain standing until he or she became calm.  This may have taken days… Glore Psychiatric Museum 3408 Frederick Avenue St. Joseph, Missouri (You know I had to say that…)  Not far from home is a well-kept secret of…

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Dennis Clark – amazing maps of imaginary worlds

It is hard to really understand the maps of Dennis Clark without seeing them in person.  With a magnifying glass.  Really, really close up.  I had the great pleasure of meeting Dennis at the opening of the Rare Visions, Detour Art show, and was completely…

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Howard Finster on Johnny Carson

A little fuzzy at first, but he is great!  Here is the second half:

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SPACES magazine visits

The March 2009 “Green” issue of the home/shelter magazine, Spaces has hit the newsstands and it was a doubly-good issue.  Not only did they come by my over-crowded home to see the collection as it was being packed up for the Belger show, there is…

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Kathy Ruth Neal, self taught wood carver, 1945-2009

(3 pieces  of Kathy Ruth’s work will on display at the Belger Gallery show “Rare Visions, Detour Art” opening March 6, 2009) (from the Kansas City Star obituaries) Kathy Ruth Neal died on Wednesday, February 11, 2009, of leukemia. She was at home with her…

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