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Roy Sproule…paints mural and does not like milk

Self-taught mural artist Roy Sproule donates his time and talents to Phoenix’s downtown art scene. The 27 year-old enlisted airforce, avionics technician stationed at Luke Airforce base saw the wall in downtown Phoenix, and was inspired to promote Valley Youth Theater He began it in…

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Visual arts preview: Mr. Imagination

By Eileen Drennen For the AJC 5:47 p.m. Thursday, February 3, 2011 “Wait right here,” Mr. Imagination says before ducking back into the dark, art-choked living room of his compact ranch, in the northwest Atlanta neighborhood of Riverside. The renowned visionary artist emerges into bright…

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Thorton Dial Retrospective

Josh Anderson/The New York Times Thornton Dial in his studio in Bessemer, Ala. Letting His Life’s Work Do the Talking By CAROL KINO Published: February 17, 2011, The New York Times THORNTON DIAL has never been one for talking much about his artwork. Ask him…

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Clyde Angel – an elusive story

I love this piece of art attributed to the artist Clyde Angel, aka Vern Willits. After it found it’s way into my home, I tried to find out more about the artist and walked into a world of point/counterpoint.  Of course, I am very aware…

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Mamie Deschellie – Navajo “Accidental Artist” 1910-2010

Folk art superstar’ Mamie Deschillie died Friday By Alysa Landry The Daily Times Posted: 11/29/2010 10:39:04 PM MST FARMINGTON — Friends and family members of Mamie Deschillie remember the woman as an internationally appreciated folk artist who put family first. Deschillie, a Fruitland woman known…

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Mamie Deschellie – Navajo "Accidental Artist" 1910-2010

Folk art superstar’ Mamie Deschillie died Friday By Alysa Landry The Daily Times Posted: 11/29/2010 10:39:04 PM MST FARMINGTON — Friends and family members of Mamie Deschillie remember the woman as an internationally appreciated folk artist who put family first. Deschillie, a Fruitland woman known…

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Eye of the World – Folk Art Carvings in a Steakhouse!

Texas is hot hot hot, but sure, let’s stop at a steak house for lunch.  The Lone Star Steak House contains something quite remarkable along one of its walls in the back room. Wow!!!  Using cigar boxes and wood scraps, Greek immigrant John Gavrelos started carving while…

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Melrose Plantation and Clementine Hunter

So, I thought I would stop by the Melrose Plantation “real quick” on my journey south.  I had read a bit about it, and wanted to see the murals of Clementine Hunter.  Little did I realize that I would stay the better part of the…

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Dentist turns postrocks into art

Fred Whitman, a dentist turned sculptor from California, carves Monday morning on a limestone post in a fence line 3 miles north of the dam at Wilson Lake. (photo by Tom Dorsey / Salina Journal) Who says facebook is a waste of time? (OK, it…

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Annie Wellborn 1928-2010

(photos courtesy of Ted Oliver, Oliver’s Folk Art) It has been a hard month for folk art. Annie Geraldine Wellborn, one of the most well-known folk artists in Georgia, died early this morning at her home near Statham. Wellborn, who would have turned 82 next…

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