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Kentucky folk artists combine talents again for children's book

Kentucky folk artists combine talents again for children's book

By Rich Copley — rcopley@herald-leader.com kentucky.com The first time Mike Norris met Minnie Adkins, he didn’t have much to give her. So he gave her some music. Specifically, he gave her a CD by his group, the Raggedy Robin String Band. She found herself drawn…

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Electric Pencil documentary needs funding

Electric Pencil documentary needs funding

Five years ago, New York based artist and art dealer, Harris Diamant, discovered an extraordinary hand made album containing 283 drawings done on ledger sheets from State Lunatic Asylum No. 3, in Nevada MO. The unknown artist was given the name THE ELECTRIC PENCIL, based…

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The Electric Pencil

The Electric Pencil

THE ELECTRIC PENCIL, the story of Outsider Artist James Edward Deeds Jr. Committed for Life at the tender age of 17 to Lunatic Asylum No.3, Nevada, MO in 1925. Heavily subjected to psychotropic drugs and electric shock treatment, his is a tale of the need…

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Mamie Deschellie – Navajo "Accidental Artist" 1910-2010

Mamie Deschellie – Navajo "Accidental Artist" 1910-2010

Folk art superstar’ Mamie Deschillie died Friday By Alysa Landry The Daily Times Posted: 11/29/2010 10:39:04 PM MST FARMINGTON — Friends and family members of Mamie Deschillie remember the woman as an internationally appreciated folk artist who put family first. Deschillie, a Fruitland woman known…

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Artist who polishes shoes between sketches gets first big Dallas show

Artist who polishes shoes between sketches gets first big Dallas show

Artist who polishes shoes between sketches gets first big Dallas show |News for Dallas, Texas | Dallas Morning News| Carrollton/Farmers Branch News FARMERS BRANCH – Willie Wayne Young has polished shoes from a perch inside Griffin Barber-Stylist Shop for more than a decade. His new…

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"James Castle: Portrait of an Artist" show in Philly

"James Castle: Portrait of an Artist" show in Philly

Narrow Larry Harris just returned from his whirlwind car trip from Houston to Philly (and back) and is extolling the virtues of the James Castle show that he saw at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.  (running from October 14, through January 4, 2009.   From…

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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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