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Top 10 US Folk Art Environments

Top 10 US Folk Art Environments

Here is my purely subjective list of folk art faves… from Kelly Ludwig, Detour Art Leonard Knight’s Salvation Mountain – “God is Love” and so is Leonard. S.P. Dinsmoor’s Garden of Eden – The oldest visionary site in America Fred Smith’s Wisconsin Concrete Park –…

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Dentist turns postrocks into art

Dentist turns postrocks into art

Fred Whitman, a dentist turned sculptor from California, carves Monday morning on a limestone post in a fence line 3 miles north of the dam at Wilson Lake. (photo by Tom Dorsey / Salina Journal) Who says facebook is a waste of time? (OK, it…

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Submitted!!!!!

Submitted!!!!!

Today, after what feels like a long, long road, we put the app in Apple.  Cello at Propaganda 3 did the honors, and now we wait.  Hopefully, the approval process on “Best Road Trip Ever!” will go quickly, and then we can submit the various…

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Saving Ralph Lanning’s Sculptures in the NY Times

Saving Ralph Lanning’s Sculptures in the NY Times

<nyt_headline type=” ” version=”1.0″>Search for de Soto in Southeast Georgia <nyt_byline> By EVE M. KAHN   Published: May 20, 2010  Enlarge This Image Matthew Kile “Lady Godiva,” a sculpture from the garden of Ralph Lanning, an outsider artist who died recently. His works are w…

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Fire at MT Liggett’s can’t keep him down!

Fire at MT Liggett’s can’t keep him down!

  I just talked to MT and he is still just as full of spit and vinegar as ever.  Of course, he is saddened by the fire, and suspects that a small second fire on Monday could have been arson, but none of this can…

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Grotto-a-go-go

Grotto-a-go-go

It had been a few years since I have been to the Grotto of the Redemption in West Bend, and wow, it was just as exciting. It took me a bit to calm down and literally focus the camera…there are so many amazing sights, and…

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The best kind of war memorial…

The best kind of war memorial…

I had gone hunting for this before, and somehow missed it. OK – I know exactly how I missed it…it isn’t really on any maps. Luck with with me today, along with the ability to surf the web at a local restaurant. Father Dobberstein, of…

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Davis Memorial

Davis Memorial

Davis Memorial – John Milburn Davis Mount Hope Cemetery Hiawatha, KS John Milburn Davis erected this memorial to “the sacred memory” of his wife, Sarah. After she died in 1930, he almost immediately commissioned the work to begin. In every sense it was a monumental…

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Another Roadside Attraction… or 5

Another Roadside Attraction… or 5

I fled soggy KC to head a bit north to Iowa and test out the upcoming travel app “Best Road Trip Ever!” Traveling the back roads, you can’t help but find something to make you stop the car and go “Huh?” Giant Princess Pocahontas Pocahontas,…

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Trail of Whispering Giants – Peter Toth sculpture in Troy, KS

Trail of Whispering Giants – Peter Toth sculpture in Troy, KS

I was motoring down US 36 in Kansas and saw a sign about a sculpture in 5 miles. Now, the name sounded familiar and you don’t usually see sculpture announcements, so I had to go look. On the Doniphan County courthouse square in Troy, Kansas…

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