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Cano's Castle

Cano's Castle

Cano’s Castle, a set on Flickr. Photos from my recent journeys…just now finishing up the editing. Entirely made of recycled materials, with more than 100,000 beer and soda cans, hubcaps, screen doors, wooden windows, bicycle reflectors and more, this amazing folk art environment was built…

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"Rolling Through the Bay" AMAZING Kinetic toothpick sculpture!!!

"Rolling Through the Bay" AMAZING Kinetic toothpick sculpture!!!

Scott Weaver’s Rolling through the Bay from The Tinkering Studio on Vimeo. (courtesy of The Tinkering Studio) Scott Weaver’s family has lived in San Francisco for 3 generations. Scott started building toothpick sculptures in 1968, when he was 8 years old. Early structures were abstract…

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Phonehenge West maybe torn down.

Phonehenge West maybe torn down.

‘Phonehenge West’ creator found guilty of additional violations   From the LA Times http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/06/an-acton-man-already-facing-criminal-penalties-for-building-an-elaborate-structure-called-phonehenge-west-without-permi.html An Acton man already facing criminal penalties for building an elaborate structure called “Phonehenge West” without permits was found guilty Friday of additional building code violations; his creation is likely destined for the wrecking…

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MoMA to Buy Building Used by Museum of Folk Art

MoMA to Buy Building Used by Museum of Folk Art

New York Times By KATE TAYLOR Published: May 10, 2011 The Museum of Modern Art is buying the building of the struggling American Folk Art Museum on West 53rd Street, officials said Tuesday. The folk art museum will continue to operate in its much smaller…

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Benetton Cancels Sponsorship of Outsider Artists in Venice Biennale

Benetton Cancels Sponsorship of Outsider Artists in Venice Biennale

Folk Art Museum Show for Venice Canceled by stephanie cash 04/25/11 Art in America http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-opinion/news/2011-04-25/folk-art-museum-venice-cancellation-benetton/ An exhibition of African-American self-taught artists and graffiti muralists, organized by the beleaguered American Folk Art Museum in New York, has been canceled by exhibition sponsor Benetton. The show was scheduled for June…

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Marwencol – PBS Independent Lens documentary – therapy becomes art

Marwencol – PBS Independent Lens documentary – therapy becomes art

Watch the full episode. See more Independent Lens. On April 8, 2000, Mark Hogancamp was attacked outside a bar in Kingston, New York, by five men who beat him literally to death. Revived by paramedics, Mark had suffered brain damage and physical injuries so severe…

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Roy Sproule…paints mural and does not like milk

Roy Sproule…paints mural and does not like milk

Self-taught mural artist Roy Sproule donates his time and talents to Phoenix’s downtown art scene. The 27 year-old enlisted airforce, avionics technician stationed at Luke Airforce base saw the wall in downtown Phoenix, and was inspired to promote Valley Youth Theater He began it in…

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Self-Taught Artists to Exhibit in Venice, Italy at the Biennale

Self-Taught Artists to Exhibit in Venice, Italy at the Biennale

Mr. Imagination (photo courtesy of Rare Visions) Lonnie Holley, Gregory Warmack (a.k.a. Mr. Imagination), Charlie Lucas (a.k.a. Tin Man) and Kevin Sampson represent the virtuosity of African American Contemporary Outsider artists. Steven Ogburn (a.k.a. Blade), Chris Ellis (a.k.a. Daze), Lin Felton (a.k.a. Quik), and Aaron…

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Detroit's Tyree Guyton to put 10,000 shoes on Heidelberg Street

Detroit's Tyree Guyton to put 10,000 shoes on Heidelberg Street

Tyree Guyton is planning to cover a street in Midtown for several weeks as part of a series showcasing the works of Kresge art fellows next month. The medium? Shoes. “I think it’s going to take 10,000,” he said Wednesday. The Heidelberg Project, a nonprofit…

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Visual arts preview: Mr. Imagination

Visual arts preview: Mr. Imagination

By Eileen Drennen For the AJC 5:47 p.m. Thursday, February 3, 2011 “Wait right here,” Mr. Imagination says before ducking back into the dark, art-choked living room of his compact ranch, in the northwest Atlanta neighborhood of Riverside. The renowned visionary artist emerges into bright…

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