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Artist who polishes shoes between sketches gets first big Dallas show

Artist who polishes shoes between sketches gets first big Dallas show

Artist who polishes shoes between sketches gets first big Dallas show |News for Dallas, Texas | Dallas Morning News| Carrollton/Farmers Branch News FARMERS BRANCH – Willie Wayne Young has polished shoes from a perch inside Griffin Barber-Stylist Shop for more than a decade. His new…

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An evening of the artwork by Kathy Ruth Neal

An evening of the artwork by Kathy Ruth Neal

This Friday, November 6th would have been Kathy’s birthday. She passed last year after a battle with cancer. I was fortunate to have known Kathy, and her art was a big crowd favorite at the Rare Visions/Detour Art show at the Belger. Eclectics Gallery in…

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Mel Gould's Buryville in Cheyenne, WY

Mel Gould's Buryville in Cheyenne, WY

Ah….back on the road again. This time to visit a friend in Jackson Hole, WY. About 10 miles east of Cheyenne on I-80, I saw what looked like homemade sculptures off to my right, and realized that it just might be Buryville, the sculpture environment…

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Adolph Hannemann show in Lucas, KS

Adolph Hannemann show in Lucas, KS

Rosslyn Schultz keeps finding more and more great self taught-artists in Kansas… “Face to Face, Meet the People” Adolph Hannemann September 5, 2009 – May 20, 2010 Exquisite wood, stone and bone carvings of self-taught artist, Adolph Hannemann formerly of Lincoln, KS, now residing at…

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Lord Love You: Works by RA Miller in Athens, GA

Lord Love You: Works by RA Miller in Athens, GA

OK, I have a flurry of posts to catchup on, but I am sad that I got this email AFTER I returned home from Atlanta (in my pretend world, I would have had time to run up to Athens and see this show.) Here is…

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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…

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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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Tom and Melissa D's grand art in Grand Rapids, MI

Tom and Melissa D's grand art in Grand Rapids, MI

It started out sunny and nice, then turned to a cold rain, then back to sunny and nice. �Ahhh, springtime in the midwest. �After a rainy start at a small lakeside church for a soggy photo op, we headed to Grand Rapids, MI to meet…

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Loi Vo's chrome bumper creations in Lincoln

Loi Vo's chrome bumper creations in Lincoln

Loi Vo makes great art from chrome bumpers, that can be seen throughout Lincoln, Nebraska.  Loi hails from Vietnam, and works  at Lincoln Industries, a chrome plating company whose clients include Harley Davidson.  When the gang from Harley saw the motorcycle viking woman, they had…

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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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