Tag archive for Alabama

Ave Maria Grotto – Small buildings make a big impact

Ave Maria Grotto – Small buildings make a big impact

Ave Maria Grotto – Joseph Zoetl 1878 — 1961 1600 St Bernard Dr SE Cullman, AL 256-734-4110 Website Religious/spiritual environment Built: 1932 – 1958 At the age of 13, Joseph Zoettl, almost died of the flu that swept Europe.  A year later, when candidates for…

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Myrtice West 1923-2010

Myrtice West 1923-2010

We received word that Myrtice West passed away this morning at 5:10 am in her home in Centre, Alabama. Myrtice met all of life’s trials with strength, energy, and joy. We know she had absolutely no fear of death, rather she welcomed it. Her faith…

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And now it is Butch Anthony and the NY Times!

And now it is Butch Anthony and the NY Times!

AT HOME WITH BUTCH ANTHONY Art Shapes a Rural Alabama Compound Robert Rausch for The New York Times Butch Anthony built his Alabama house himself, and filled it with his own art. By PENELOPE GREEN SEALE, Ala. Robert Rausch for The New York Times When…

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Ave Maria Grotto

Ave Maria Grotto

Another beautiful day, another incredible grotto.  This weekend’s tour has become a study in organized cacophony.  It seems that the sites that I have seen in the last few days are so densely packed that at first glance the sheer volume seems to overwhelm.  But just…

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Joe Minter's African Village in America

Joe Minter's African Village in America

Words can’t begin to describe the environment of Joe Minter, nor can I tell you how lucky I am for getting to spend a few hours with he and his wife, Hilda, at their home on this perfect Saturday afternoon.  Maybe photos will tell… African…

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Kentuck!

Kentuck!

Finally!  Kentuck!  I have heard about this art festival for years, and it didn’t disappoint. The day was gorgeous, and the venue perfect.  Northport, Alabama is just north of Tuscaloosa, with a great old downtown and picturesque festival grounds.  There are hundreds of artists (no…

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Alabama artist's work turns him into star at age 112

Alabama artist's work turns him into star at age 112

(excerpt from the Chicago Sun Times) Story HighlightsFrank Calloway, 112, paints murals at a mental facility in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  Calloway has been institutionalized since 1952 after a diagnosis of schizophrenia .  His work will be featured this fall at the American Visionary Art Museum in…

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Endangered art in Huntsville, AL

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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