Tag archive for Illinois - page 3

A telephone pole, Craftsman hatchet and a drawing…the art of D. Bill

A telephone pole, Craftsman hatchet and a drawing…the art of D. Bill

Last month, when I was on my way to Chicago to meet the Rare Visions guys, I tried to find D. Bill, a telephone pole carver that I had heard of. They had interview D years ago, and I wasn’t even sure if he was…

Continue reading →

All in the name of "research"

All in the name of "research"

With a new project in the near future, I decided to hop in the car and test out the GPS and iPhone. OK – I wasn’t too busy this weekend and decided to take a roadtrip, trying to avoid the storms, revisit old sites, see…

Continue reading →

Milton Mizenberg and his Oakland Museum of Contemporary Art

Milton Mizenberg and his Oakland Museum of Contemporary Art

Another great day.  The rains of the night before gave way to one of those perfect midwestern spring day, as we pulled up to on the south side of Chicago and self-taught sculptor Milton Mizenberg’s Oakland Museum of Contemporary Art.  An outdoor sculpture garden that…

Continue reading →

The Great Staffs of David Philpot (and Intuit)

The Great Staffs of David Philpot (and Intuit)

The rest of the day was spent and the great intuitive and outsider art organization of Intuit.  Amanda arranged for us to meet outsider artist, David Philpot. David Philpot, carver 1940- Chicago, ILGuided by an unexplainable power, David Philpot began his staff carving one night…

Continue reading →

Stanley Szwarc's Metalwork

Stanley Szwarc's Metalwork

After the “yogurt incident” and Holiday Inn Express, and the hunt for Starbucks, the day started with a visit to an metalworking artist that I have been hoping to meet for years, Stanley Szwarc.   Stanley Szwarc, Sculpture (metal) 1929- Lyon, IL Former accountant Stanley…

Continue reading →

With over a million toothpicks, Wayne Kusy's fleet is spectacular

With over a million toothpicks, Wayne Kusy's fleet is spectacular

The guys from Rare Visions got to Chicago last night, and we headed out this morning in search of a few roadside attractions (dancing hot dogs on the roof of Super Dawgs and a 50% actual size replica of the Leaning Tower of Pisa in…

Continue reading →

Jubilee Rock Garden

Jubilee Rock Garden

Continue reading →

Muffler Jackie's shiner

Muffler Jackie's shiner

While trying to find the Hubcap House in Peoria (sadly, it is gone)… I spied an infamous bikini-clad Muffler Jackie at the Plaza Tire Company.  Despite her fresh paint, she is looking beat.  

Continue reading →

First stop, Fred Francis' Woodland Palace

First stop, Fred Francis' Woodland Palace

Ahhhh…it’s good to be back on the road for a long stretch.  I headed out this morning from home, with a few “upgrades” in my arsenal of road trip necessities.  Although purists might deride the GPS experience, I do have to say that it is mighty…

Continue reading →

CBS Sunday Morning Goes to Intuit

CBS Sunday Morning Goes to Intuit

(from the Intuit newsletter) You can imagine our surprise when the phone call came from the producer of CBS Sunday Morning. A CBS crew filmed the Henry Darger Room Collection (HDRC) and Serena Altschul interviewed Lisa Stone, HDRC co-curator, and Kiyoko Lerner, Darger’s former landlord and…

Continue reading →

Page 3 of 4 1 2 3 4