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Zoomer's Treasures — Mary Fenogolio

Zoomer's Treasures — Mary Fenogolio

Mary Fenogolio  Pittsburg, KS Found object sculptures and furniture  On-going creations  Private property Back in the car and following the guys from KCPT’s series, Rare Visions and Roadside Revelations, to shoot another season beginning with a 1/2 hour segment in our own backyard…Kansas. First stop is…

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Kohler Conference — Day Two

Kohler Conference — Day Two

Sheboygan, WI The above video clip is a segment from the closing dinner, inspired by the environmental artists and was created by a group called “The Nana Projects” (Molly Ross and artists Annie Howe, Alison Heimstead, Elisabeth Roskos and Adam Krandle)  It was performed to…

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Kohler Conference — Day One

Kohler Conference — Day One

“Taking the Road Less Traveled: Built Environments of Vernacular Artists”co-hosted by the John Michael Kohler Arts Center and the Kohler Foundation, Inc.An International Conference – September 27-30, 2007Sheboygan, WI Let’s just get this out of the way – The Kohler’s are visionary, self-taught, vernacular, your-term-here…

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Nemechek's Signs

Nemechek's Signs

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Nemechek's Sign Field

Nemechek's Sign Field

David Nemechek  |  dates unknown  |  outside of Perry, OK Sign environment  |  creation dates unknown First things first – don’t stop along the 2 lane Highway 64 to get out and take photos, the law frowns on this behavior and will ticket you.  You…

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Henry's Sculpture Hill

Henry's Sculpture Hill

Frank Jensen  |  1933 –  |  Augusta, KS Sculpture environment  |  creation dates unknown Just outside of the Flint Hills in Kansas, before you get to Wichita, there is the small town of Augusta.  Henry’s Sculpture Hill is the creation of Frank Jensen, who has…

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Folk Fest — "Detour Art" debut

Folk Fest — "Detour Art" debut

Slotin’s Folk Fest  |  Norcross (North Atlanta), GA“World’s Largest Folk Art Show” Thanks to Steve and Amy Slotin, “Detour Art” had it’s big debut at Folk Fest in North Atlanta.   Every third weekend in August, over 100 galleries, dealers and artists descend upon this northeast…

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Boyer Museum—Mechanical carvings

Boyer Museum—Mechanical carvings

Paul Boyer   |  1930-  |  Belleville, KS Mechanical sculptures   “It’s my birthday and I’ll drive if I want to…”  And so drove I did…although not that far from home. First stop (after a drive through the Flint Hills) was in Belleville, KS, the home…

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FAST — The Fiberglass Stature Factory

FAST — The Fiberglass Stature Factory

F.A.S.T.   |  Sparta, WI Signage company boneyard OK, it isn’t really a folk art environment, but there is something quite eerily interesting about this fiberglass graveyard.  This is where every miniature golf obstacle, dinosaurs, Big Boys, sharks and other oversized critters that you have seen…

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Fountain City Rock Garden

Fountain City Rock Garden

John and Bertha Mehinger  |  dates unknown  |  Fountain City, WI Rock and concrete environment  |  1933-1935 This was one of those great moments in being lost.  After I left Prairie Moon Sculpture Garden, I remembered reading in Lisa Stone’s book, “Sacred Spaces & Other…

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