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1989 interview with Homer Green

1989 interview with Homer Green

NUt_gnNbp2A Joe Elmore (tennesseecrossroads.org) interviewed folk artist, Homer Green, in 1989. I have a special affinity with his work, as one of his angels is on the cover of the Detour Art book. His granddaughter, Janet Greene shared this video clip with me.

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KY Folk Artist, Ronald Cooper 1932-2012

KY Folk Artist, Ronald Cooper 1932-2012

Kentucky folk artist Ronald Cooper died in a hospital in Lexington on Saturday, August 18th, 2012. Ronald and Jessie Cooper became artists by chance in their mid-fifties. Prior to that, their lives had followed a path common for their generation: early marriage, leaving their home-town…

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Ronald Manolio, Eggshelland creator, passes away

Ronald Manolio, Eggshelland creator, passes away

(Story and photos courtesy of Fred Scruton) For over 50 years Ron Manolio cheerfully hand-painted the (real) eggshells for Betty Manolio’s Eggshelland graph paper designs.  I’ve truly never met a person who exuded such giddy delight over bringing pleasure to other people. The immense regional…

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More tributes to Mr. Imagination

More tributes to Mr. Imagination

Mr. Imagination, Gregory Warmack Obit Photo. Courtesy, the Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art There has been an outpouring of love and remembrance all across the country… For prolific Atlanta artist “Mr. Imagination,” sleep was rare Saporta Report by Michelle Hiskey “No pictures,” artist Gregory Warmack told…

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Remembering Mr Imagination

Remembering Mr Imagination

Mr. Imagination with his work at Folk Fest in Atlanta, 2009 March 30, 1948 – May 30, 2012 Mr. Imagination embodied art and the creative spirit. The third of nine children, he was born on the South Side of Chicago in March 1948 as Gregory…

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Road Trip SXSW

Road Trip SXSW

Road Trip SXSW, a set on Flickr. The road to South by Southwest – and back again…in a hundred or so photos.

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Electric Pencil documentary needs funding

Electric Pencil documentary needs funding

Five years ago, New York based artist and art dealer, Harris Diamant, discovered an extraordinary hand made album containing 283 drawings done on ledger sheets from State Lunatic Asylum No. 3, in Nevada MO. The unknown artist was given the name THE ELECTRIC PENCIL, based…

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And then there are memorable SXSW moments…thanks Billy Corgan

And then there are memorable SXSW moments…thanks Billy Corgan

Yeah, I know that this blog is really supposed to be road trip relevant, but sometimes you witness a moment…or two. And yes – there were great road trip moments, too. The SXSW session. “The End of Business as Usual” sounded interesting. And Billy Corgan…

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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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Book "Surgeon" creates amazing art

Book "Surgeon" creates amazing art

Atlanta transplant,Brian Dettmer,uses knives, tweezers and surgical tools to carve his masterpieces one page at a time. He never adds any artifacts to the out-of-date encyclopedias, medical journals, illustration books, or any other reference books that serve as his canvas. Dettmer manipulates the pages and…

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