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20th Anniversary of the Outsider Art Fair

20th Anniversary of the Outsider Art Fair

Creating Artworks Without a Net The 20th Anniversary of the Outsider Art Fair   By KAREN ROSENBERG   Published: January 27, 2012 http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/28/arts/the-20th-anniversary-of-the-outsider-art-fair.html?_r=1 RECOMMEND TWITTER LINKEDIN E-MAIL PRINT   REPRINTS       SHARE   Let’s all agree that “outsider artist” is a term of…

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The Electric Pencil

The Electric Pencil

THE ELECTRIC PENCIL, the story of Outsider Artist James Edward Deeds Jr. Committed for Life at the tender age of 17 to Lunatic Asylum No.3, Nevada, MO in 1925. Heavily subjected to psychotropic drugs and electric shock treatment, his is a tale of the need…

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The Future Of Salvation Mountain Uncertain

The Future Of Salvation Mountain Uncertain

The Future Of Salvation Mountain Uncertain | KPBS.org Tuesday, December 20, 2011 Photo by Angela Carone / KPBS Above: Salvation Mountain, with the moon rising. By Angela Carone The Future Of Salvation Mountain Uncertain Aired 12/20/11 The creator of a desert artwork known as Salvation Mountain has been…

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Buol Grotto to be saved by Kohler

Buol Grotto to be saved by Kohler

Preservation Wins: Dubuque Yard Grotto to be Preserved By Sarah Oltrogge An eleventh-hour rescue to save a rare Dubuque “yard grotto” will ensure its future as a link to a larger regional tradition. With a strong history for preserving grotto environments such as this, the…

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Somewhere between Paradise and the Garden of Eden – hello, Kansas

Somewhere between Paradise and the Garden of Eden – hello, Kansas

Plotting my way home, I realize that KS-18 will take me just that route. I know that the flooding from this spring still has I-29 closed – so re-routing is the the game plan. Back to the Garden for me! Nebraska Prairie Museum – Holdrege,…

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RIP Bob Cassilly – City Museum founder

RIP Bob Cassilly – City Museum founder

photo courtesy of Slide Quest Bob Cassilly, founder of City Museum, found dead in bulldozer at his Cementland project By Dale Singer, Beacon reporter    Updated 4:08 pm Mon., 9.26.11 Bob Cassilly, who turned a collection of unusual artifacts into City Museum, a top tourist attraction…

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The road to Wyoming with brick pants…

The road to Wyoming with brick pants…

Another early morning on the road, another amazing sight. Gilgal Gardens – Salt Lake City, UT After you find the fairly hidden sign for the gardens, the sidewalk leads you to an impressive sculpture garden. And, perhaps, the only folk art environment in Utah. The…

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As Folk Art Museum Teeters, a Grave Loss Looms

As Folk Art Museum Teeters, a Grave Loss Looms

CRITIC’S NOTEBOOK Kirsten Luce for The New York Times The American Folk Art Museum recently sold its West 53rd Street building to the Museum of Modern Art. More Photos » By ROBERTA SMITH Published: September 19, 2011   Please. Someone, everyone, do something to save the American…

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Kohler is restoring The Garden of Eden in Lucas, KS!

Kohler is restoring The Garden of Eden in Lucas, KS!

The Garden of Eden in Lucas, Kansas is undergoing a remarkable transformation. A team of art conservators, technicians and interns from Kohler Foundation, Inc. of Kohler, Wisconsin has begun cleaning and restoring the sculpture-filled environment so that they will be close to what S. P….

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Bishop's Castle – Beulah, CO

Bishop's Castle – Beulah, CO

Bishop’s Castle, a set on Flickr. Nothing can prepare yourself for the moment you see the castle. Winding roads up the mountain, a sketchy cell phone call to the folk art GPS master – Narrow Larry Harris – to be sure if we were on…

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