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Tyree Guyton’s Heidelberg Project

Tyree Guyton’s Heidelberg Project is still the best known, thanks to the millions of polka dots with which he’s blanketed his neighborhood. Trees, houses, streets and sidewalks all dotted up in a downtrodden part of town he’s determined to help heal through the power of art.

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Heading home…the longest bridge in the western hemisphere & miniature golf diner

Did you know that the Mackinac Bridge is the longest bridge  (with a bunch of asterisks) in the western hemisphere?  Almost 5 miles long, and the dividing point between Lake Michigan and Lake Huron… and the point in which I bid the Rare Visions guys a…

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Legs Inn, Polish restaraunt & folk art environment to behold

OK, I am not known for grace and agility, and sometimes I get distracted when I am going too fast…and today proved to be a perfect storm of clutziness meets distraction.  As I was loading the rover with my gear, I sat my car key…

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The Art of Dewey Blocksma

There is something about Michigan that I love…maybe it’s because it can’t be a “drive-thru” state, (those pesky great lakes flanking it makes it hard), but there is an authentic aura that is everywhere.  Gentrification hasn’t taken over the resort areas, people are genuinely friendly,…

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Kaleva Bottle House and Joe McCuaig's art

Another art-filled day!  Once the sun broke through, we were treated with a wonderful view of the Kaleva Bottle House and visit with self-taught artist, Joe McCuaig.  Kaleva Bottle House—John Jacob Makinen, Sr. 1871-1942 14551 Wuoski Avenue Kaleva, Michigan Completed: 1941 (he died before he…

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Kaleva Bottle House and Joe McCuaig’s art

Another art-filled day!  Once the sun broke through, we were treated with a wonderful view of the Kaleva Bottle House and visit with self-taught artist, Joe McCuaig.  Kaleva Bottle House—John Jacob Makinen, Sr. 1871-1942 14551 Wuoski Avenue Kaleva, Michigan Completed: 1941 (he died before he…

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Tom and Melissa D’s grand art in Grand Rapids, MI

It started out sunny and nice, then turned to a cold rain, then back to sunny and nice.  Ahhh, springtime in the midwest.  After a rainy start at a small lakeside church for a soggy photo op, we headed to Grand Rapids, MI to meet…

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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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