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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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A Big Brass Van!

A Big Brass Van!

(thanks Bill, for sharing this) 9/18/2009 11:46:00 AM Brass Van, art car make local stop By Ray Gudas For The Herald-Argus NEW BUFFALO – Go ahead and stare. Hunter Mann, the guy behind the wheel of the “Brass Van,” as he calls it, knows you…

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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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When worlds collide…folk art and fonts

When worlds collide…folk art and fonts

You learn something new everyday.   The International Folk Art Museum in Santa Fe has one of the largest cross-cultural collections of  folk art by a single person, Alexander H. Girard, and the Girard Collection.  Not only is the collection massive in every respect, Girard…

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"I've been everywhere, man" (before that pesky motel chain snagged the song…)

"I've been everywhere, man" (before that pesky motel chain snagged the song…)

Love the song, love to travel, love the man. (with special thanks to Johnny Cash and “headwrapper” Reuben Sorensen for pointing the video out to me)

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"James Castle: Portrait of an Artist" show in Philly

"James Castle: Portrait of an Artist" show in Philly

Narrow Larry Harris just returned from his whirlwind car trip from Houston to Philly (and back) and is extolling the virtues of the James Castle show that he saw at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.  (running from October 14, through January 4, 2009.   From…

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Following the weasels…

Following the weasels…

Randy, Mike, and Don the Camera Guy are back on the road (alas, sadly I can’t tag along this time – and it’s killing me!)  I highly recommend following along with their adventures, as already they have been to visit Tammy Jean Lange (Tammy Tattoo)…

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albuquerque and heading home…tile house and tinkertown!

albuquerque and heading home…tile house and tinkertown!

Tile House—Beverley Magennis Private home Albuquerque, NM Created 1984 through 1995 It started with Beverley Magennis, ceramics professor at the local college, creating a tile mosaic border around the doorway.  For the next 11 years, she covered the house, inside and out with colorful tiles,…

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viva las vegas (nm) – another incredible site discovery!

viva las vegas (nm) – another incredible site discovery!

Casa de Colores—Casimiro “Casey” T. Marquez Home environment (interior and exterior) Las Vegas, NM “I live a happy life.” – Casey Another lucky day!  Magaret walked us over to an amazing site we had never heard of, and right around the corner from the hotel….

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roswell, nm to las vegas, nm…we're not alone

roswell, nm to las vegas, nm…we're not alone

Today was a less artful day, but just as fun, nonetheless.  I awoke to the sounds of my hotel neighbor, Gov Bill Richardson, leaving for his breakfast conference on New Mexico Tourism…yes, he stays at the Holiday Inn Express when in Roswell.  There was talk…

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