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When You Think of Kansas, Do You Think of Art? You Should.

testingWhen You Think of Kansas, Do You Think of Art? You Should.

Kansas, as it turns out, is ranked third in the country for “outsider” art. You won’t find outsider art in a museum, unless, well, it’s a museum dedicated to outsider art. These are folks who are self-taught, some would say quirky beyond the typical perception of an artist, and use household objects to create their […]

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Do You also Wish that Museums have Adult Swim?

testingDo You also Wish that Museums have Adult Swim?

You remember adult swim? That time at the community pool when kids HAD to get out and adults took over. Those 15 minutes that lasted f.o.r.e.v.e.r. but gave you the chance to go to the snack bar and get Funyons and Fun Dip. Well, now I understand the glory of adult swim. Grown ups like […]

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Imagination is More Important than Knowledge

testingImagination is More Important than Knowledge

Albert Einstein is credited with that statement, and it’s painted boldly on the wall at the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore, MD. On first thought I agree with it vehemently. But then…without knowledge some imagined ideas could never me implemented. And yet, if you partner with the right person/people, anything is possible. And that, […]

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Do You Know about the Harmony between Tobacco, Soybeans, and Cotton?

testingDo You Know about the Harmony between Tobacco, Soybeans, and Cotton?

A crop will tap nutrients from the soil, therefore it can’t be planted in the same field two years in a row. In fact, it’s on a three-year cycle. In North Carolina, many farms rotate between tobacco, soybeans, and cotton. I wonder if they grow all three simultaneously on different fields to diversify against the […]

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Did you Know that Norman Rockwell Intentionally Changed his Signature for each Piece of Art?

Norman Rockwell was profound in his depiction of daily life–idyllic or struggling or controversial. And given this range of topics, he thought it was appropriate to change his signature based on the mood of each painting. Inspiration from America “The commonplaces of America are to me the richest subjects of all.” He chose moments with […]

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