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Wax on, Waxahachie!

Wax on, Waxahachie!

After a fun filled evening with old friends, it was time to put my foggy head back into the driving game. Let’s hear it for the rainy morning rush hours in Dallas. Let me go on record – I am no fan of the Texas…

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Cemeteries are alive and well in Oklahoma…and Texas

Cemeteries are alive and well in Oklahoma…and Texas

I am not really sure why Gene Autry’s face is painted in the window of the boarded up building in downtown Muskogee – he wasn’t from here (but he was from Oklahoma) and he didn’t write or sing “Okie from Muskogee” (that was Merle Haggard)…

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Charlie Stagg, visionary artist dies at 72

Charlie Stagg, visionary artist dies at 72

 The house that Charlie Stagg built is a sprawling complex of beams and bottles and concrete, with a big domed building that serves as his studio. Charlie did the work himself, hauling all the materials in “the way bugs do it,” he told the guys…

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Ground breaking for new Visionary Art Park in Houston

Ground breaking for new Visionary Art Park in Houston

Smither Park is a new visionary art park in collaboration with the Orange Show Center for Visionary Art and the Smither family, in honor of John H. Smither. Using recycled materials, Dan Phillips creates a fun community environment.

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A near-naked lady, War and a gaggle of Orange Show hippies took over Finger Furniture

A near-naked lady, War and a gaggle of Orange Show hippies took over Finger Furniture

From CultureMap Houston:By Shelby Hodge November 9th, 2010 at 8:24 AM Only Orange Show founder and patron Marilyn Oshman could have convinced Rodney Finger to clear out the Bargain Basement in his Gulf Freeway Finger Furniture store and open up the 50,000 square-foot space for the Orange Show gala. She asked and he…

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Welcome to Beaumont – Lonnie Flanagan’s Junk Barn & AMSET

Welcome to Beaumont – Lonnie Flanagan’s Junk Barn & AMSET

So, we are heading to the Art Museum of Southeast Texas (AMSET) to see the Felix Fox Harris exhibit, and along Martin Luther King Blvd is this amazing environment.  Despite the name “Junk Barn” that artist/owner Lonnie Flanagan has endowed, the objects are placed with…

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Eye of the World – Folk Art Carvings in a Steakhouse!

Eye of the World – Folk Art Carvings in a Steakhouse!

Texas is hot hot hot, but sure, let’s stop at a steak house for lunch.  The Lone Star Steak House contains something quite remarkable along one of its walls in the back room. Wow!!!  Using cigar boxes and wood scraps, Greek immigrant John Gavrelos started carving while…

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Keep Austin Weird – Austin's Cathedral of Junk is in danger

Keep Austin Weird – Austin's Cathedral of Junk is in danger

This was sent to me this morning – yet another amazing folk art environment is in danger of being torn down. “The Cathedral of Junk is in crisis. The City of Austin is forcing Vince, the creator, to bring the Cathedral up to code. It’s…

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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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New Charlie Stagg Bottle Building in Vidor, Texas

New Charlie Stagg Bottle Building in Vidor, Texas

These photos were just sent to me in a forwarded email from John Fulbright (via Narrow Larry Harris)  Completion is expected around late July.  Charlie Stagg Bottle Environment and Sculpture Vidor, Texas Created early 1980 – present (text courtesy of Rare Visions and Roadside Revelations) …

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