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Rev. Seymour Perkins, self-taught artist, 1931-2009

(all photos ©2008-9 Kelly Ludwig, Detour Art, all right reserved) (On May 10, 2004, I visited Rev. Perkins with the guys from Rare Visions and Hank Lee, owner of San Angel Folk Art in San Antonio, the photos are from that day.) from the San…

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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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Joe Minter's African Village in America

Words can’t begin to describe the environment of Joe Minter, nor can I tell you how lucky I am for getting to spend a few hours with he and his wife, Hilda, at their home on this perfect Saturday afternoon.  Maybe photos will tell… African…

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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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Billy Tripp's Minefield in Brownsville TN

What a great day to be on the road! 66 and sunny and heading through the back roads, listening to the music, changing course often.  One slight caveat…I neglected to fill up the tank when I left Cape Girardeau, MO this morning…oop   Suddenly along…

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Hubert Walters 1931-2008

Above: Hubert Walters in his garage, below one of his pieces of art “Emancipated Slaves” I just got an email from Kevin Gordon in Nashville sharing with me the sad news that we lost another great self-taught artist, Hubert Walters.  He died last week from…

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Ralph Lanning needs our help!

(Gretchen and Ralph Lanning in 2005) I just was forwarded this email that was sent to Randy Mason at Rare Visions & Roadside Revelations about Ralph Lanning in Republic, MO and hard times that have befallen he and his lovely wife, Gretchen (sent by Kellie…

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Robert E. Smith's mural in Springfield, MO

Robert E. Smith’s mural of Springfield, Missouri in downtown. Robert E. Smith (b. 1927) Springfield, MO Outsider Folk Artist, Painter It was just a quick roadtrip to Springfield, Missouri, just to get on the road and away from teh computer for a little while.  The remnants…

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Robert E. Smith’s mural in Springfield, MO

Robert E. Smith’s mural of Springfield, Missouri in downtown. Robert E. Smith (b. 1927) Springfield, MO Outsider Folk Artist, Painter It was just a quick roadtrip to Springfield, Missouri, just to get on the road and away from teh computer for a little while.  The remnants…

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Gorgeous photos of mechanical artist Tom Haney at work.

(From Tom Haney) My friend and great photographer, Greg Campbell did a photo essay about me, my new work, and my studio. See it here—http://www.gcphoto.com  click on Stories  Gregory Campbell Photography  1266 W Paces Ferry Rd. #150  Atlanta, GA 30327  (404) 641-3637

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