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Women Only: Folk Art by Women

22 Jul

Women Only: Folk Art by Women

Wish I were walking in the door of the American Folk Art museum today. The current exhibit, Women Only: Folk Art by Female Hands, looks wonderful. When looking back at the naive, outsider art of untrained creative women I’m always pleased to see that needlework is considered Art. It seems to be marginalized now, set aside in the stepchild category of “craft” and looked down upon as a lesser means of expression. Beauty of color, design, and execution come in many forms.

Woman in Veil

Woman in Veil

Renovating Wright’s Park Inn

9 Aug

Check out this website I found at google.com

The Park Inn is in a block of Wright buildings on the town square of Mason City, Iowa. I’ve been watching this project for some years, ever since I stopped in Mason City to see the Park Inn block, and tour the Stockman House. There are very few photos of the building in better days, but they’re worth the trouble it takes to find them. On the opposite end of the block is a bank building built at the same time by Wright which is largely intact.

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