Monday, April 11, 2005

Lessons from Kansas - Art


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So Lucas, Kansas is a little hotbed of folk art. Who could've guessed in this tiny farming community there'd be interest enough for two major "outsider" art destinations? Granted, my mother and I were the only people on the guestbooks today, but still...

First, the Garden of Eden. It's been fairly well-documented over the years. You can read about it here, but let's just say it's one of the strangest and coolest places I've ever seen. Worth the three-hour drive from Topeka.

The surprise of the day was Grassroots Art Center, a museum full of work by untrained artists from Kansas.

Apparently, the Great Plains in this part of the world don't have much to offer other than big sky, long grass, and a shitload of inspiration to those open to it.

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3 Comments:

At 10:16 PM , Blogger Ali said...

I'm so totally at that Grassroots place next time I'm home. Is the stuff for sale?

 
At 11:24 AM , Blogger dan g said...

Think museum over gallery. What would you do with a fifty-foot concrete buffalo, anyway?

 
At 1:59 PM , Anonymous Ma said...

You can only take the art home if the artist really, really likes you & gives it to you.

 

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