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RIP Bob Cassilly – City Museum founder

RIP Bob Cassilly – City Museum founder

photo courtesy of Slide Quest Bob Cassilly, founder of City Museum, found dead in bulldozer at his Cementland project By Dale Singer, Beacon reporter    Updated 4:08 pm Mon., 9.26.11 Bob Cassilly, who turned a collection of unusual artifacts into City Museum, a top tourist attraction…

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The road to Wyoming with brick pants…

The road to Wyoming with brick pants…

Another early morning on the road, another amazing sight. Gilgal Gardens – Salt Lake City, UT After you find the fairly hidden sign for the gardens, the sidewalk leads you to an impressive sculpture garden. And, perhaps, the only folk art environment in Utah. The…

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Channeling Lou Reed…

Channeling Lou Reed…

The Detour Art exhibit opened in Park City, UT in the very same gallery that Lou Reed had performed in earlier this year, and Oprah announced her new network. It was great to see my “old friends” and meet new. Kimball Art Center – Park…

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Kohler is restoring The Garden of Eden in Lucas, KS!

Kohler is restoring The Garden of Eden in Lucas, KS!

The Garden of Eden in Lucas, Kansas is undergoing a remarkable transformation. A team of art conservators, technicians and interns from Kohler Foundation, Inc. of Kohler, Wisconsin has begun cleaning and restoring the sculpture-filled environment so that they will be close to what S. P….

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Bishop's Castle – Beulah, CO

Bishop's Castle – Beulah, CO

Bishop’s Castle, a set on Flickr. Nothing can prepare yourself for the moment you see the castle. Winding roads up the mountain, a sketchy cell phone call to the folk art GPS master – Narrow Larry Harris – to be sure if we were on…

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Cano's Castle

Cano's Castle

Cano’s Castle, a set on Flickr. Photos from my recent journeys…just now finishing up the editing. Entirely made of recycled materials, with more than 100,000 beer and soda cans, hubcaps, screen doors, wooden windows, bicycle reflectors and more, this amazing folk art environment was built…

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Phonehenge West maybe torn down.

Phonehenge West maybe torn down.

‘Phonehenge West’ creator found guilty of additional violations   From the LA Times http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/06/an-acton-man-already-facing-criminal-penalties-for-building-an-elaborate-structure-called-phonehenge-west-without-permi.html An Acton man already facing criminal penalties for building an elaborate structure called “Phonehenge West” without permits was found guilty Friday of additional building code violations; his creation is likely destined for the wrecking…

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Marwencol – PBS Independent Lens documentary – therapy becomes art

Marwencol – PBS Independent Lens documentary – therapy becomes art

Watch the full episode. See more Independent Lens. On April 8, 2000, Mark Hogancamp was attacked outside a bar in Kingston, New York, by five men who beat him literally to death. Revived by paramedics, Mark had suffered brain damage and physical injuries so severe…

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Detroit's Tyree Guyton to put 10,000 shoes on Heidelberg Street

Detroit's Tyree Guyton to put 10,000 shoes on Heidelberg Street

Tyree Guyton is planning to cover a street in Midtown for several weeks as part of a series showcasing the works of Kresge art fellows next month. The medium? Shoes. “I think it’s going to take 10,000,” he said Wednesday. The Heidelberg Project, a nonprofit…

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Ground breaking for new Visionary Art Park in Houston

Ground breaking for new Visionary Art Park in Houston

Smither Park is a new visionary art park in collaboration with the Orange Show Center for Visionary Art and the Smither family, in honor of John H. Smither. Using recycled materials, Dan Phillips creates a fun community environment.

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