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The Land of Pasaquan, the magical visions of St EOM

The Land of Pasaquan, the magical visions of St EOM

Eddie Owens Martin led what was perhaps one of the strangest lives we’ve come across on our journeys. In the 1930s, after years of living on the streets of New York, he came down with a severe case of pneumonia.

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Slotin Auction features Detour Art

Slotin Auction features Detour Art

Slotin Folk Art Auction Fall Masterpiece Sale November 10-11, 2012 – Buford, Georgia 
VIEW Online Catalogs Here Featuring 
The Private Collection of Chuck and Jan Rosenak
 Authors of Museum of American Folk Art Encylopedia of Twentieth Century American Folk Art & Artists 
and
 Kelly Ludwig…

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More tributes to Mr. Imagination

More tributes to Mr. Imagination

Mr. Imagination, Gregory Warmack Obit Photo. Courtesy, the Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art There has been an outpouring of love and remembrance all across the country… For prolific Atlanta artist “Mr. Imagination,” sleep was rare Saporta Report by Michelle Hiskey “No pictures,” artist Gregory Warmack told…

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Remembering Mr Imagination

Remembering Mr Imagination

Mr. Imagination with his work at Folk Fest in Atlanta, 2009 March 30, 1948 – May 30, 2012 Mr. Imagination embodied art and the creative spirit. The third of nine children, he was born on the South Side of Chicago in March 1948 as Gregory…

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Book "Surgeon" creates amazing art

Book "Surgeon" creates amazing art

Atlanta transplant,Brian Dettmer,uses knives, tweezers and surgical tools to carve his masterpieces one page at a time. He never adds any artifacts to the out-of-date encyclopedias, medical journals, illustration books, or any other reference books that serve as his canvas. Dettmer manipulates the pages and…

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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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The Passing of Willie Tarver, folk artist

The Passing of Willie Tarver, folk artist

To whom it may concern: Mr. Tarver passed away peacefully this past weekend in his home.  The cause was lung cancer which Miss Mae thought was brought on by his smoking but also by the fumes from the welding torch. There is still a large…

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Annie Wellborn 1928-2010

Annie Wellborn 1928-2010

(photos courtesy of Ted Oliver, Oliver’s Folk Art) It has been a hard month for folk art. Annie Geraldine Wellborn, one of the most well-known folk artists in Georgia, died early this morning at her home near Statham. Wellborn, who would have turned 82 next…

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Possible grant to save Howard Finster's Paradise Gardens

Possible grant to save Howard Finster's Paradise Gardens

‘No County Funds’ To Be Used For Gardens Thursday, 18 March 2010 The Summerville News “No county funds will be used to purchase Paradise Gardens,” Chattooga County Commissioner Jason Winters said about his plans to acquire the nationally-known destination. The commissioner is banking on the…

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The passing of Jake McCord 1945-2009

The passing of Jake McCord 1945-2009

Jake (JT) McCord passed away September 1 at the age of 64. Funeral services were held at Zion Baptist Church near Lincolnton, Georgia. A native of Lincoln County, where he picked cotton as a child, McCord moved to Thomson as a young man and worked…

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