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Somewhere between Paradise and the Garden of Eden – hello, Kansas

Somewhere between Paradise and the Garden of Eden – hello, Kansas

Plotting my way home, I realize that KS-18 will take me just that route. I know that the flooding from this spring still has I-29 closed – so re-routing is the the game plan. Back to the Garden for me! Nebraska Prairie Museum – Holdrege,…

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The road to Wyoming with brick pants…

The road to Wyoming with brick pants…

Another early morning on the road, another amazing sight. Gilgal Gardens – Salt Lake City, UT After you find the fairly hidden sign for the gardens, the sidewalk leads you to an impressive sculpture garden. And, perhaps, the only folk art environment in Utah. The…

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"Rolling Through the Bay" AMAZING Kinetic toothpick sculpture!!!

"Rolling Through the Bay" AMAZING Kinetic toothpick sculpture!!!

Scott Weaver’s Rolling through the Bay from The Tinkering Studio on Vimeo. (courtesy of The Tinkering Studio) Scott Weaver’s family has lived in San Francisco for 3 generations. Scott started building toothpick sculptures in 1968, when he was 8 years old. Early structures were abstract…

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Marwencol – PBS Independent Lens documentary – therapy becomes art

Marwencol – PBS Independent Lens documentary – therapy becomes art

Watch the full episode. See more Independent Lens. On April 8, 2000, Mark Hogancamp was attacked outside a bar in Kingston, New York, by five men who beat him literally to death. Revived by paramedics, Mark had suffered brain damage and physical injuries so severe…

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The Wall Street Journal recognizes outsider art in Kansas

The Wall Street Journal recognizes outsider art in Kansas

  These Unknown Sculptors Are Outstanding in Their Fields in Kansas Odd Art Collections Crop Up Along Midwest Highways; Mr. Liggett’s Ladies   By STEPHANIE SIMON MULLINVILLE, Kan.—Some folks keep journals. Others paste scrapbooks. M.T. Liggett records his life in junk. The lovers he has…

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Mechanical Art of Surgeon-Turned-Sculptor, Ben Thal

Mechanical Art of Surgeon-Turned-Sculptor, Ben Thal

Ben Thal, Sculptor 1932- Edmonds, Washington When semi-retired Ear, Nose and Throat surgeon, Ben Thal, puts down his scalpel and picks up his carving knife, fantastic wind-powered whirligigs become a sight for your eyes.  With over 100 hours going into each piece, and reluctant to sell his masterpieces, Ben…

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Kaleva Bottle House and Joe McCuaig's art

Kaleva Bottle House and Joe McCuaig's art

Another art-filled day!  Once the sun broke through, we were treated with a wonderful view of the Kaleva Bottle House and visit with self-taught artist, Joe McCuaig.  Kaleva Bottle House—John Jacob Makinen, Sr. 1871-1942 14551 Wuoski Avenue Kaleva, Michigan Completed: 1941 (he died before he…

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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…

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Jack Barker's Sculptures

Jack Barker's Sculptures

Jack Barker c. 1934 333 North Merchant Street (shop is around the corner) Essex, ILJust six miles off Old Route 66 in Essex, Illinois, is the garage of Jack Barker, and his hundreds of welded sculptures.  This energetic and fun-loving 75-year old is one big…

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Hubble's Rubble in Howard, Kansas

Hubble's Rubble in Howard, Kansas

It is hard to believe that just 2 days earlier I was wandering through the galleries of the Smithsonian.  Maybe I just needed to see the art in it’s environment, maybe I just needed to drive, but I have headed a little southwest of home…

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