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El Paso… a new top 10 folk art environment? Casa de Azucar is a sweet gem

Rufino Loya Rivas  |  Casa de Azucar 4301 Leavell El Paso, TX “One idea followed another, and the more I did, the more I wanted to do.   The first thing was very simple, the most simple of all.” “Yard Art and Handmade Places: Extraordinary…

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Times are tough in Tiny Town

Excerpted from Santa Fe New Mexican Julie Ann Grimm | The New Mexican  3/16/2008 – 3/17/ 08 The term “outsider art” does not begin to describe what’s on display at Tiny Town. Even so, the roadside attraction just north of Madrid just isn’t what it used to…

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Rev. Seymour Perkins’ home gets temporary reprieve

In what appears to be an on-going battle for property near the Alamodome, which some neighbors called “a haven for crime,” it looks like folk artist Rev. Seymour Perkins, 78,  has a few more weeks to prepare an appeal before the bulldozers raze his home….

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Cool fence in Southern Missouri—E.V. "Gordon" Wisner

Ahhhh…the first day of spring and a mighty good day.  I decided to see if I could find this old rock fence, armed with vague directions that the guys from Rare Visions gave me… (outside of Caplinger Mills, near a bridge.)  After a few attempts…

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Cool fence in Southern Missouri—E.V. “Gordon” Wisner

Ahhhh…the first day of spring and a mighty good day.  I decided to see if I could find this old rock fence, armed with vague directions that the guys from Rare Visions gave me… (outside of Caplinger Mills, near a bridge.)  After a few attempts…

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Lasters move to Paradise…

(Don the Camera Guy, C.M., Grace Kelly, and Randy Mason at the Art Car Parade, 2004) Howard Finster’s Paradise Gardens, in Summerville, GA  that is. C.M., Grace Kelly, and little Ruby are going to do an artist in residence at Paradise Gardens this spring and…

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Happy Birthday JL Nippers!

J.L.  Nippers | 1935-  |  Beechgrove, TN |  Chainsaw sculptures Just got off the phone with J.L., wishing him a happy birthday. We got to talking about his longtime friendship with Homer Green, Homer’s orneriness, his contributions to Homer’s work, how to distinguish the differences, and more. J.L. was best friends with Homer…

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Dr. Charles Smith in Covington, LA hospital

(Dr. Smith and Larry Harris at the Kohler Symposium in September 2007) Renowned outsider artist, Dr. Charles Smith was admitted to a Covington, LA hospital after complaining of chest pains on Tuesday.  According to Larry Harris, close friend of Dr. Smith’s, he is in good…

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E.T. Wickham

This slide show has been graciously shared by Arlen Schlibig.  It is an amazing documentation of a site that has unfortunately fallen into disrepair, I feel lucky to get to see this environment in it’s original glory…thanks, Arlen. To see more photos of this Tennessee…

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Mr. Imagination's Fire

On Sunday, January 20, 2008, Gregory “Mr. Imagination” Warmack’s home, gallery, collections and art studio in Bethlehem, PA was gutted by fire. Everything was lost including the centerpiece of the house, his bottlecap throne. Also lost in the fire was his beloved dog, Pharoah, two…

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