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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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Visual arts preview: Mr. Imagination

Visual arts preview: Mr. Imagination

By Eileen Drennen For the AJC 5:47 p.m. Thursday, February 3, 2011 “Wait right here,” Mr. Imagination says before ducking back into the dark, art-choked living room of his compact ranch, in the northwest Atlanta neighborhood of Riverside. The renowned visionary artist emerges into bright…

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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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Folk Art honored at the San Francisco Ariport

Folk Art honored at the San Francisco Ariport

Second Chances: Folk Art Made from Recycled Remnants Now on View at SFO SAN FRANCISCO — Folk art made from recycled remnants demonstrates the adaptive nature of traditional crafts and the resourcefulness of artisans around the world.  In the absence of new or customary materials, craftspeople turn…

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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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A near-naked lady, War and a gaggle of Orange Show hippies took over Finger Furniture

A near-naked lady, War and a gaggle of Orange Show hippies took over Finger Furniture

From CultureMap Houston:By Shelby Hodge November 9th, 2010 at 8:24 AM Only Orange Show founder and patron Marilyn Oshman could have convinced Rodney Finger to clear out the Bargain Basement in his Gulf Freeway Finger Furniture store and open up the 50,000 square-foot space for the Orange Show gala. She asked and he…

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Great review of Folk Fest

Great review of Folk Fest

Courtesy of Lynne Brown, Folk Art Messenger: Good News! THE FOLK ART MESSENGER is going to the designer today and is already full, so I will give you my report on Folk Fest on our FASA “chatline.” There were 100 booths and thousands of people,…

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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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Folk Fest – August 20, 21, 22!

Folk Fest – August 20, 21, 22!

http://www.gwinnettdailypost.com/entertainment/headlines/100548864.html ART BEAT: Folk Fest celebrates 17 years of self-taught fine art Posted: 11:09 AM Aug 12, 2010 Reporter: Holley Calmes Special Photo   Howard Finster is one of the prominent folk artists who have been represented at Folk Fest over the past 17 years.   The…

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