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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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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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Art has migrated…

Art has migrated…

Whew – yesterday we moved all of the rest of the art from my house (102 pieces in all) and also from Mike Murphy’s house.  Luckily, it was one of those freak February days that was 65 and sunny.  Last week the art came in…

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