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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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Hartman Rock Garden

Hartman Historical Rock Garden 1905 Russell Avenue at McCain Springfield, OH http://www.hartmanrockgarden.org Environment with rocks Recently restored by the Kohler Foundation, the Hartman Rock Garden is one of the most intriguing and revered works of in situ folk art, an outsider art phenomena where self-taught…

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Larry Baggett’s tribute to the Trail of Tears

Trail of Tears Memorial – Larry Baggett 21250 State Rt D Newburg, MO Concrete environment, Route 66 art Larry Baggett lived between Newburg and Jerome, just off I-44, along an old stretch of Route 66. “My doctor gave me three years to live, 20 years…

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The Old Trapper’s Lodge at Pierce College

The Old Trapper’s Lodge – John Ehn 6201 Winnetka Avenue Woodland Hills, CA 818-347-0551 Sculpture environment John Ehn opened a motel in California in 1941, moving there from Michigan, where he had worked as a trapper. He hired a sculptor to make a huge statue…

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Tim Anderson’s Little Mansion

Tim Anderson’s Little Mansion 308 Seventh Street Roundup, MT Folk art environment, Private – visible from the street Wheels and pitchforks and sheepherders’ monuments are designed into a most unique environment. Someday Tim hopes to build an entire “Log Town.” Turns out there’s more than…

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Cleveland "Flower Man" Turner 1935-2013

Cleveland Turner, Houston’s Flower Man, is dead By Molly Glentzer | December 2, 2013 | Updated: December 2, 2013 3:42pm Cleveland Turner, the Houston folk artist known as the Flower Man, died Sunday. Discovery Green programming director Suzanne Theis, who knew Turner for more than 20 years and was one…

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Totem Pole Park – must-see attraction just off of Route 66

Totem Pole Park – Ed Galloway Hwy 28A Foyil, OK 918-342-9149 Website Sculpture environment In the 1920s and 1930s, Ed taught industrial arts at a nearby state school. But by 1937, in his off-hours, using a lot of concrete and even more ingenuity, he built…

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Help Save Margaret’s Grocery!

Margaret’s Grocery is in danger of falling into disrepair. Pepsi is giving away over a million dollars to fund the Top 10 ideas, and by voting for Margaret’s Grocery, we can help move it up in the rankings! Goals Restoration of Folk Art Icon, new…

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God’s Architects – winner at the Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival

GOD’S ARCHITECTS trailer from Zack Godshall on Vimeo. Deep Fried Kudzu (all things good and southern) blogger, Ginger Brook just brought this documentary to my attention…Featuring the art environments of 5 amazing artists, Leonard Knight’s Salvation Mountain, Shelby Ravellette’s Lacey Michele Castle, Kenny Hill’s Garden…

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Margaret Dennis, namesake of Margaret’s Grocery, dies at 94

Margaret Rogers Dennis | 1916-2009 Vicksburg, MS Embellished visionary environment | Created 1994 to present 4:02 PM CDT, October 7, 2009 VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — Margaret Dennis, the namesake and longtime proprietor of a grocery store that became a folk-art landmark in the Mississippi Delta,…

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