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Hubble's Rubble in Howard, Kansas

Hubble's Rubble in Howard, Kansas

It is hard to believe that just 2 days earlier I was wandering through the galleries of the Smithsonian.  Maybe I just needed to see the art in it’s environment, maybe I just needed to drive, but I have headed a little southwest of home…

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Check out accidental mysteries…vernacular photography at it's finest

Check out accidental mysteries…vernacular photography at it's finest

accidental mysteries is John & Teenuh Foster’s terrific web site dedicated to extraordinary vernacular photography… John and Teenuh Foster share a passionate interest in collecting works of art by self-taught artists, as well as anonymous objects that to them, share attributes of great design and…

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"I've been everywhere, man" (before that pesky motel chain snagged the song…)

"I've been everywhere, man" (before that pesky motel chain snagged the song…)

Love the song, love to travel, love the man. (with special thanks to Johnny Cash and “headwrapper” Reuben Sorensen for pointing the video out to me)

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Quick kicks on Route 66

Quick kicks on Route 66

Route 66 – Lambert, Hendricks & Ross     If you ever plan to motor west,     travel my way, take the highway that is best.     Get your kicks on Route sixty-six.     It winds from Chicago to LA,     more than two thousand miles all…

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Lamenting the loss of great motel signs…and great graphic design

Lamenting the loss of great motel signs…and great graphic design

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Haitian Art Conference in Waterloo (yes, Waterloo), Iowa

Haitian Art Conference in Waterloo (yes, Waterloo), Iowa

Treasure trove By MELODY PARKER, Courier Arts / Special Sections Editor WATERLOO — One might expect the largest public collection of Haitian art in the United States would be tucked away in an art center in New York, Chicago or other big American city. Not…

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Ralph Lanning needs our help!

Ralph Lanning needs our help!

(Gretchen and Ralph Lanning in 2005) I just was forwarded this email that was sent to Randy Mason at Rare Visions & Roadside Revelations about Ralph Lanning in Republic, MO and hard times that have befallen he and his lovely wife, Gretchen (sent by Kellie…

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Robert E. Smith's mural in Springfield, MO

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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CBS Sunday Morning Goes to Intuit

CBS Sunday Morning Goes to Intuit

(from the Intuit newsletter) You can imagine our surprise when the phone call came from the producer of CBS Sunday Morning. A CBS crew filmed the Henry Darger Room Collection (HDRC) and Serena Altschul interviewed Lisa Stone, HDRC co-curator, and Kiyoko Lerner, Darger’s former landlord and…

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

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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