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Help Save Margaret's Grocery!

Help Save Margaret's Grocery!

Margaret’s Grocery is in danger of falling into disrepair. Pepsi is giving away over a million dollars to fund the Top 10 ideas, and by voting for Margaret’s Grocery, we can help move it up in the rankings! Goals Restoration of Folk Art Icon, new…

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Coloring Detroit

Coloring Detroit

This article is part of a special series of web articles to celebrate the launch of Issue 29 of Next American City, which is entirely devoted to two “Comeback Cities”: New Orleans and Detroit. This week we will feature magazine content from that issue, as…

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Welcome to Beaumont – Lonnie Flanagan’s Junk Barn & AMSET

Welcome to Beaumont – Lonnie Flanagan’s Junk Barn & AMSET

So, we are heading to the Art Museum of Southeast Texas (AMSET) to see the Felix Fox Harris exhibit, and along Martin Luther King Blvd is this amazing environment.  Despite the name “Junk Barn” that artist/owner Lonnie Flanagan has endowed, the objects are placed with…

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Eye of the World – Folk Art Carvings in a Steakhouse!

Eye of the World – Folk Art Carvings in a Steakhouse!

Texas is hot hot hot, but sure, let’s stop at a steak house for lunch.  The Lone Star Steak House contains something quite remarkable along one of its walls in the back room. Wow!!!  Using cigar boxes and wood scraps, Greek immigrant John Gavrelos started carving while…

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Melrose Plantation and Clementine Hunter

Melrose Plantation and Clementine Hunter

So, I thought I would stop by the Melrose Plantation “real quick” on my journey south.  I had read a bit about it, and wanted to see the murals of Clementine Hunter.  Little did I realize that I would stay the better part of the…

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Top 10 US Folk Art Environments

Top 10 US Folk Art Environments

Here is my purely subjective list of folk art faves… from Kelly Ludwig, Detour Art Leonard Knight’s Salvation Mountain – “God is Love” and so is Leonard. S.P. Dinsmoor’s Garden of Eden – The oldest visionary site in America Fred Smith’s Wisconsin Concrete Park –…

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Saving Ralph Lanning’s Sculptures in the NY Times

Saving Ralph Lanning’s Sculptures in the NY Times

<nyt_headline type=” ” version=”1.0″>Search for de Soto in Southeast Georgia <nyt_byline> By EVE M. KAHN   Published: May 20, 2010  Enlarge This Image Matthew Kile “Lady Godiva,” a sculpture from the garden of Ralph Lanning, an outsider artist who died recently. His works are w…

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Vollis Simpson’s Whirligig Park to Move

Vollis Simpson’s Whirligig Park to Move

(Thanks to Robert Long for letting me know about this article on the News Observer web site) NEWS & OBSERVER FILE PHOTO – ROBERT WILLETT Vollis Simpson, 91, has made the whirligigs his life’s work. He and his wife, Jean, are selling 32 large pieces…

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Fire at MT Liggett’s can’t keep him down!

Fire at MT Liggett’s can’t keep him down!

  I just talked to MT and he is still just as full of spit and vinegar as ever.  Of course, he is saddened by the fire, and suspects that a small second fire on Monday could have been arson, but none of this can…

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Grotto-a-go-go

Grotto-a-go-go

It had been a few years since I have been to the Grotto of the Redemption in West Bend, and wow, it was just as exciting. It took me a bit to calm down and literally focus the camera…there are so many amazing sights, and…

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