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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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Rocks rocks rocks…The Molehill in Sauk Rapids and the Itasca Rock Garden in Albert Lea, MN

The Molehill, The Towers and Gardens of Antiquities and Louie’s Rock Garden Louis C. Wippich 1896-1973 Built 1949-1973 Private property, artist deceased Sauk Rapids, MN It was storming like crazy when I headed out to find the Molehill.  Luckily, the weather broke for about 20 minutes…

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Porter Sculpture Park in Montrose, SD

Porter Sculpture Park Wayne Porter Private property, open to the public Just outside Sioux Falls SD, it’s located directly next to I-90 at Exit 374.  Take Exit 374 off of I-90 and go 1/2 mile South Doug Weaver, my editor at Kansas City Star Books,…

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Full of corn…The Corn Palace in Mitchell, SD

The Corn Palace Open to the public 604 N. Main Street Mitchell, SD 605-996-6223 http://www.cornpalace.org Finally, back on the road…life sometimes gets busy…and car trips become a luxury, both in time and gas dollars.  But, I find if I don’t “invest” in such seeming frivolities,…

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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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Endangered art in Huntsville, AL

(larry harris points this out from the blog of Deep Fried Kudzu)  Endangered Art Wade Wharton lives in Huntsville. He has an amazing art environment. And the city wants to get rid of it. He lives at 3100 Nassau Drive in Huntsville and is just tickled…

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Paul Hefti's Wisconsin Bottle Environment video

Larry Harris just pointed this out to me… a great video clip of Paul Hefti’s LaCrosse, WI plastic pop bottle yard environment, posted by shimonlindemann. Sadly, Mr. Hefti’s environment has been dismantled.  To see more great photos of the environment, please visit Narrow Larry’s website.

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Paul Hefti’s Wisconsin Bottle Environment video

Larry Harris just pointed this out to me… a great video clip of Paul Hefti’s LaCrosse, WI plastic pop bottle yard environment, posted by shimonlindemann. Sadly, Mr. Hefti’s environment has been dismantled.  To see more great photos of the environment, please visit Narrow Larry’s website.

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Sister L.V. Hull—April 15, 2008

Viola “L. V.” Hull  |  c. 1943-2008 Koscuisko, MS Painter & home environment (from the Koscuisko Star-Herald) Remembering L.V. Hull “Jesus is coming to Kosciusko, Ms. 39090.” This was one of her favorite sayings to put on her gaily painted wooden crosses. And, indeed, Jesus…

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viva las vegas (nm) – another incredible site discovery!

Casa de Colores—Casimiro “Casey” T. Marquez Home environment (interior and exterior) Las Vegas, NM “I live a happy life.” – Casey Another lucky day!  Magaret walked us over to an amazing site we had never heard of, and right around the corner from the hotel….

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