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A tourist in my own town

A tourist in my own town

Don, Narrow Larry, and Erika Nelson Sometimes it takes visitors to get you out into your own town. Luckily, Don, Erika and Larry aren’t your typical visitors, and wandering aimlessly is AOK with them. Downtown Kansas City Public Library 14 West 10th Street Signs ‘n…

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SPACES magazine visits

SPACES magazine visits

The March 2009 “Green” issue of the home/shelter magazine, Spaces has hit the newsstands and it was a doubly-good issue.  Not only did they come by my over-crowded home to see the collection as it was being packed up for the Belger show, there is…

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Getting ready for the Rare Visions/Detour Art show

Getting ready for the Rare Visions/Detour Art show

(from “Lisa The Drama Queen”, The Simpsons, Season 20…thanks, Larry) Rare Visions, Detour Art March 6, 2009 – May 1, 2009 Belger Arts Center 2100 Walnut Kansas City, Missouri The show at the Belger is only a week away, and I am exhibiting exhibit-mania.  …

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Kathy Ruth Neal, self taught wood carver, 1945-2009

Kathy Ruth Neal, self taught wood carver, 1945-2009

(3 pieces  of Kathy Ruth’s work will on display at the Belger Gallery show “Rare Visions, Detour Art” opening March 6, 2009) (from the Kansas City Star obituaries) Kathy Ruth Neal died on Wednesday, February 11, 2009, of leukemia. She was at home with her…

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finally…I like the building

finally…I like the building

There has been so much hoopla about the Bloch Building addition to the Nelson-Atkins Museum, winning all sorts of architectural awards and all…but I have failed to see it. To me, architecture that is truly successful visually works from any angle, any time of the…

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Quick kicks on Route 66

Quick kicks on Route 66

Route 66 – Lambert, Hendricks & Ross     If you ever plan to motor west,     travel my way, take the highway that is best.     Get your kicks on Route sixty-six.     It winds from Chicago to LA,     more than two thousand miles all…

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Ralph Lanning needs our help!

Ralph Lanning needs our help!

(Gretchen and Ralph Lanning in 2005) I just was forwarded this email that was sent to Randy Mason at Rare Visions & Roadside Revelations about Ralph Lanning in Republic, MO and hard times that have befallen he and his lovely wife, Gretchen (sent by Kellie…

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Robert E. Smith's mural in Springfield, MO

Robert E. Smith's mural in Springfield, MO

Robert E. Smith’s mural of Springfield, Missouri in downtown. Robert E. Smith (b. 1927) Springfield, MO Outsider Folk Artist, Painter It was just a quick roadtrip to Springfield, Missouri, just to get on the road and away from teh computer for a little while.  The remnants…

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Flooding in Missouri along the Mississippi

Flooding in Missouri along the Mississippi

Ellsberry, Foley and Clarksville, MO Friday, 20 June 08 I decided to take a drive north of St. Louis to witness the power of the river.  Words can’t quite describe the sights )and smells) of the destruction.  But the spirit of the people, the volunteers,…

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Black Madonna Shrine and Grottos in Eureka, Missouri

Black Madonna Shrine and Grottos in Eureka, Missouri

Black Madonna Shrine—Bronislaus Luszcz  outside of Eureka, MO  Created 1938-1960  Grottos and shrine to honor Our Lady of Czestochowa  Open to the public The weather was just about as good as it gets for a summer day in Missouri…luckily there were no storms in sight….

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