Tag archive for Kansas

Fantastic mechanical art in an old ice cream shop – Paul Boyer's Gallery

Boyer Museum – Paul Boyer 1930 — Belleville, KS Mechanical sculptures Mechanical sculptor Paul Boyer was born in 1930, in Aurora, Kansas. He has no formal training in art or engineering, in fact he only has a 4th grade education, although he claims an 8th…

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A garden of goat-getting political satire – MT Liggett’s art field

Art Field – Myron “M.T.” Liggett 1930 — August 17, 2017 Mullinville, KS Sculpture environment Built: 1989-2016 “I say what I want to say, and I piss a lot of people off.” M. T. Liggett was born into a sharecropping family in tiny Mullinville, Kansas…

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A mighty Garden on the great plains of Kansas

Garden of Eden — S.P. Dinsmoor Lucas, KS Folk art environment masterpiece, Concrete Built: 1905-1927 The Garden of Eden is the oldest complete self-taught artist environment in the United States, creating a folk art epicenter in this rural Kansas town. In 2011, the Kohler Foundation…

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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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Mr. Imagination controversy in Salina, KS

(the following is from the Salina Journal) Greg Warmack works Tuesday morning in his studio downtown. The imaginative artist is working on various art projects in town, including work at the Peace Garden in north Salina at Forest and North Second streets. (photo by Tom…

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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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Hubble's Rubble in Howard, Kansas

It is hard to believe that just 2 days earlier I was wandering through the galleries of the Smithsonian.  Maybe I just needed to see the art in it’s environment, maybe I just needed to drive, but I have headed a little southwest of home…

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MT Liggett on YouTube

Here are more musings from Kansas artist, MT Liggett.  Be forewarned, he calls ’em as he sees ’em, and it might be tough on delicate ears.  (A photo essay by Ian Crane) “One thing you always got to remember going through this life –  you…

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600+ miles…

(Flint Hills, Kansas) The trip started wild and windy…with the winds in the Flint Hills of Kansas being strong enough to topple a semi. Everytime I passed an 18-wheeler, I would hold my breath and go as fast as possible, “don’t tip on me.” Did…

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An incredible collection in Garnett, Kansas

cugno_logan045, originally uploaded by queenodesign. Today was the day we have been waiting for! Not only to go see the amazing folk art (and contemporary) collection of “The Roberts” (Robert Cugno and Robert Logan)…but the weather was gorgeous. Out of the deep freeze and a…

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