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1989 interview with Homer Green

1989 interview with Homer Green

NUt_gnNbp2A Joe Elmore (tennesseecrossroads.org) interviewed folk artist, Homer Green, in 1989. I have a special affinity with his work, as one of his angels is on the cover of the Detour Art book. His granddaughter, Janet Greene shared this video clip with me.

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Ronald Manolio, Eggshelland creator, passes away

Ronald Manolio, Eggshelland creator, passes away

(Story and photos courtesy of Fred Scruton) For over 50 years Ron Manolio cheerfully hand-painted the (real) eggshells for Betty Manolio’s Eggshelland graph paper designs.  I’ve truly never met a person who exuded such giddy delight over bringing pleasure to other people. The immense regional…

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Porter Sculpture Park in South Dakota

Porter Sculpture Park in South Dakota

Montrose, S.D., sculpture park puts one man’s fertile imagination on display The Associated Press IF YOU GO … Porter Sculpture Park: 25700 451st Ave., Montrose, S.D., 1/2 mile south of Exit 374 on Interstate 90; portersculpturepark.com. Open daily 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Memorial Day through Labor Day….

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Road Trip SXSW

Road Trip SXSW

Road Trip SXSW, a set on Flickr. The road to South by Southwest – and back again…in a hundred or so photos.

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And then there are memorable SXSW moments…thanks Billy Corgan

And then there are memorable SXSW moments…thanks Billy Corgan

Yeah, I know that this blog is really supposed to be road trip relevant, but sometimes you witness a moment…or two. And yes – there were great road trip moments, too. The SXSW session. “The End of Business as Usual” sounded interesting. And Billy Corgan…

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SXS…Wet

SXS…Wet

Of course, I appreciate the need for rain – but c’mon. Luckily I had my vehicle, so I was able to make it to various crosstown venues for the various SXSW seminars, as well as a couple of local spots that were on my must…

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Charlie Stagg, visionary artist dies at 72

Charlie Stagg, visionary artist dies at 72

 The house that Charlie Stagg built is a sprawling complex of beams and bottles and concrete, with a big domed building that serves as his studio. Charlie did the work himself, hauling all the materials in “the way bugs do it,” he told the guys…

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The Future Of Salvation Mountain Uncertain

The Future Of Salvation Mountain Uncertain

The Future Of Salvation Mountain Uncertain | KPBS.org Tuesday, December 20, 2011 Photo by Angela Carone / KPBS Above: Salvation Mountain, with the moon rising. By Angela Carone The Future Of Salvation Mountain Uncertain Aired 12/20/11 The creator of a desert artwork known as Salvation Mountain has been…

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Buol Grotto to be saved by Kohler

Buol Grotto to be saved by Kohler

Preservation Wins: Dubuque Yard Grotto to be Preserved By Sarah Oltrogge An eleventh-hour rescue to save a rare Dubuque “yard grotto” will ensure its future as a link to a larger regional tradition. With a strong history for preserving grotto environments such as this, the…

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Somewhere between Paradise and the Garden of Eden – hello, Kansas

Somewhere between Paradise and the Garden of Eden – hello, Kansas

Plotting my way home, I realize that KS-18 will take me just that route. I know that the flooding from this spring still has I-29 closed – so re-routing is the the game plan. Back to the Garden for me! Nebraska Prairie Museum – Holdrege,…

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