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If you have three of something, it’s a collection …

If you have three of something, it’s a collection …

UCM Museum & Abita Mystery House – John Preble 22275 Hwy 36 Abita Springs, LA 985-892-2624 Website Collection and environment And if you have four or more, it’s a foremost collection, at least according to John Preble. And he ought to know; he’s the curator…

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God is love … (and so is Leonard Knight)

God is love … (and so is Leonard Knight)

Salvation Mountain – Leonard Knight November 1, 1931 — Niland, CA Religious/spiritual Built: mid 1980s-present  “…I still like to do it my way. I’m gonna make a lot of mistakes, but let me make ‘em.” – Grassroots Art Center exhibit  “Jesus, I am a sinner….

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In an Iowa cornfield, a tribute to Buddy Holly

In an Iowa cornfield, a tribute to Buddy Holly

It’s been immortalized by Don McLean as “The Day the Music Died.” On February 3, 1959, a 1947 Beechcraft Bonanza crash near Clear Lake, Iowa, killed three American rock and roll legends: Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J. P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson, as well…

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Narrow Larry’s Watts Towers model is on exhibit

Narrow Larry’s Watts Towers model is on exhibit

Never-seen-in-public architectural model of the folk art masterpiece,Watts Towers by Simon Rodia. Finally, after 15 years, “Narrow” Larry Harris’ Watts Towers model is on public view.   FARFETCHED  
MAD SCIENCE, FRINGE ARCHITECTURE AND VISIONARY ENGINEERING Gregg Museum of Art and Design at North Carolina State University in Raleigh,…

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10 Jaw-Dropping Sights You Can Only See In Nevada

10 Jaw-Dropping Sights You Can Only See In Nevada

(courtesy of BuzzFeed) The vast state of Nevada has much more to see than just bright lights and the open road. Here are some incredible sights you will only see when you Travel Nevada. 1. Enormous Ward Charcoal Ovens (White Pine County) Via: parks.nv.gov 2. A…

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Kentucky folk artists combine talents again for children's book

Kentucky folk artists combine talents again for children's book

By Rich Copley — rcopley@herald-leader.com kentucky.com The first time Mike Norris met Minnie Adkins, he didn’t have much to give her. So he gave her some music. Specifically, he gave her a CD by his group, the Raggedy Robin String Band. She found herself drawn…

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Missouri folk artist, Bob Smithy, sculptures for sale

Missouri folk artist, Bob Smithy, sculptures for sale

I recently heard from Chris Roush, grandson of Missouri folk artist Bob Smithy, who is interested in selling the remaining sculptures at his grandfather’s house in Plevna, Missouri. (Bob passed away on May 18, 2012.) Bob Smithy, born in 1930, has worked as a trucker…

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Slotin Auction features Detour Art

Slotin Auction features Detour Art

Slotin Folk Art Auction Fall Masterpiece Sale November 10-11, 2012 – Buford, Georgia 
VIEW Online Catalogs Here Featuring 
The Private Collection of Chuck and Jan Rosenak
 Authors of Museum of American Folk Art Encylopedia of Twentieth Century American Folk Art & Artists 
and
 Kelly Ludwig…

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Bud Goldstone (Watts Towers engineer) dies at 89

Bud Goldstone (Watts Towers engineer) dies at 89

his has been a tough few months for the folk art world, Mr. Imagination, Ronald Manolio (Eggshelland), Ronald Cooper, Rev. Dennis (Margaret’s Grocery), and now NJ “Bud” Goldstone – the engineer who fought city hall to save Simon Rodia’s Towers in Watts (Los Angeles, CA)….

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Rev. HD Dennis, famed MS folk artist, 1916-2012

Rev. HD Dennis, famed MS folk artist, 1916-2012

Reverend H.D. Dennis – Margaret’s Grocery Vicksburg, MS Embellished visionary environment  |  Created 1994 to present  he Rev. Herman D. “Preacher” Dennis, the man who helped craft the world-renowned Margaret’s Grocery, Vicksburg’s folk-art “Bible castle” on North Washington Street, died Tuesday. Reverend H. D. Dennis,…

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