Tag archive for Arkansas

Harold Bradley’s “Tinkerings”

Harold Bradley’s “Tinkerings”

Harold Bradley’s “Tinkerings” Artists dates unknown 14100 South AR Hwy 265 West Fork, AR 479-846-3197 Sculptures Private property – visible from the street Harold is one of those guys who apparently can’t sit still. There’s no single big centerpiece at his place, just a couple…

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Lacey’s Castle, a father’s tribute

Lacey’s Castle, a father’s tribute

Lacey’s Castle – Shelby Ravellette 1954- 11113 Cricket Cut Off Rd Omaha, AR 870-426-4330 Website Environment with rocks In the Arkansas Ozark Mountains, stone mason Shelby Ravellette spends much of his time laying rocks. Some are small, some need a front-loader to move.  Many have…

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Quigley’s Castle – An Arkansas folk art environment built to last

Quigley’s Castle – An Arkansas folk art environment built to last

Quigley’s Castle – Elise Quigley 1910-1984 274 Quigley Castle Rd Eureka Springs, AR 479-253-8311 Website Environment with rocks My grandmother’s maiden name was Elise Fiovanti.  She was Italian. She came to the Ozarks when she was nine.  She loved the outdoors and began to collect…

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A welded wonderland in Arkansas — Finton Shaw

A welded wonderland in Arkansas — Finton Shaw

Finton Shaw October 26, 1946 — May 20, 2012 5080 Hwy 64 West Conway, AR 501-329-0709 Website Artist deceased, site status unknown Finton Shaw was born in England, Arkansas on October 26, 1946. At a very early age he began showing an interest in drawing…

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Trabajo rustico masterpiece in Arkansas was featured in Gone with the Wind

Trabajo rustico masterpiece in Arkansas was featured in Gone with the Wind

Old Mill Park – Dionicio Rodriguez c. 1891-1955 4500 Lakeshore Drive North Little Rock, AR 501-758-1424 Trabajo rustico The Old Mill in the five-acre T. R. Pugh Memorial Park in North Little Rock (Pulaski County) contains the work of noted Mexican sculptor Dionicio Rodriguez, who…

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World class American art in Arkansas…

World class American art in Arkansas…

As a continuation of  a friend’s birthday celebration, we took a road trip to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Although the name evokes either an annex of the nearby Precious Moments Museum, or a rehab facility, the museum itself houses a fairly impressive collection of…

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Lacey’s Castle – A father’s tribute in Arkansas

Lacey’s Castle – A father’s tribute in Arkansas

Tucked away in the Arkansas Ozark Mountains, stone mason Shelby Ravellette spends much of his time laying rocks. Some are small, some need a front-loader to move. Many have unique characteristics, and get named. He is building the Lacey Michele Castle to honor the memory…

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Robert Wells

Robert Wells

Robert Wells  |  dates unknown  |  Grannis, AR Welded sculptures The weather started to turn rainy and cold, and my luck for missing artists at home was just as dampening.  Luckily, Robert Wells’ sculptures are quite visible from the highway.  Spiritual in nature, and spanning…

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Harold Bradley

Harold Bradley

Harold Bradley  |  dates unknown  |  West Fork, AR Sculptures It was a gorgeous fall day, the very reason I was in the car.  Not having a lot of time to roam too far, I settled on Arkansas, with hopes of visiting Ed Stilley, Harold…

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Galamba Metals License Plate Fence

Galamba Metals License Plate Fence

Galamba Metals  |  dates unknown  |  Sulphur Springs, AR Found object fence Just across the Kansas/Oklahoma border. a stone’s throw from the Stateline Liquor store, runs a license plate fence all along a scrap metal yard.  I had no idea that it was going to…

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