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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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On the sunny side of life – Sunnyslope

On the sunny side of life – Sunnyslope

Sunnyslope Rock Garden – Grover Cleveland Thompson ? — 1978 10023 N 13th Place Phoenix, AZ Environment with rocks “I don’t think his wife liked it so much.  Maybe that’s why he spent so much time out here working on it.”  That’s just a theory,…

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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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All that we love deeply becomes a part of us — Cleveland “Flowerman” Turner

All that we love deeply becomes a part of us — Cleveland “Flowerman” Turner

Cleveland “Flowerman” Turner May 23, 1943-2013 2305 Francis St. Houston, TX Folk Art Environment Built: 2003-present Artist deceased, site status unknown A green oasis beckons amid rows of ramshackle houses in the Third Ward, near the University of Houston campus. Cleveland Turner’s gaily painted house…

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“I enjoyed it. I never thought of it as work. I was just having a good time.” – Grandma Prisbrey

“I enjoyed it. I never thought of it as work. I was just having a good time.” – Grandma Prisbrey

Bottle Village – Tressa “Grandma” Prisbrey 1896 — 1988 4595 Cochran Street Simi Valley, CA 805-584-0572 Bottle environment Built: 1956 – 1972 “I enjoyed it. I never thought of it as work. I was just having a good time.” In 1956 at the age of…

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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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Welcome Jews and Gentiles to Margaret’s Grocery

Welcome Jews and Gentiles to Margaret’s Grocery

 Margaret’s Grocery Rev. Hermon Dennis— March 25, 1916 — September 6, 2011 Margaret Dennis— February 8, 1916 — October 7, 2009 4535 North Washington St Vicksburg, MS Folk art environment Margaret and her late husband ran a rural grocery outside Vicksburg on old Highway 61,…

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Totem Pole Park – must-see attraction just off of Route 66

Totem Pole Park – must-see attraction just off of Route 66

Totem Pole Park – Ed Galloway Hwy 28A Foyil, OK 918-342-9149 Website Sculpture environment In the 1920s and 1930s, Ed taught industrial arts at a nearby state school. But by 1937, in his off-hours, using a lot of concrete and even more ingenuity, he built…

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A garden of goat-getting political satire – MT Liggett’s art field

A garden of goat-getting political satire – MT Liggett’s art field

Art Field – Myron “M.T.” Liggett 1930 — 119 N Cherry Mullinville, KS 620-548-2597 Sculpture environment Built: 1989-present “I say what I want to say, and I piss a lot of people off.” M. T. Liggett was born into a sharecropping family in tiny Mullinville,…

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The “Junk King” – Vince Hannemann

The “Junk King” – Vince Hannemann

Cathedral of Junk – Vince Hannemann 4422 Lareina Drive Austin, TX (512) 299-7413 Sculpture environment By appointment only At one point in the 1990s, Vince Hanneman was in charge of the city’s recycling program. And it worked out really well, because he could bring home…

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