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Conventional Art Forms as a Tool for an Unconventional Approach to Culture

Kathy Graybill has been one of the most directly inspirational artists I have met over the years. Her beautiful and complex body of work has motivated me to pursue an artistic avenue that I previously thought impractical – hand painted furniture and primitives. I have become familiar with her work over the last year, through a […]

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Take Aim at Human Trafficking

I don’t know how aware you are of the global slave trade. I have known about it through a friend for several years, but only recently got involved through my art. I have to admit, I wasn’t inspired to learn more about human trafficking and slavery – who would be? It is a horrendous crime […]

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Libertas Americana Grand Opening

I have partnered with a local antique store to open a mini-gallery offering a new line of primitives, hand-painted signs and painted furniture, as well as my paintings. Who would have thought I was too political for the big-city art scene, but it appears I needed to move to the ‘middle of nowhere’ to generate […]

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Patriotic Symbolism in the Arts

On this Memorial Day holiday, I am drawn to consider all of the lives lost over the generations of American history, in the pursuit of freedom; at home and abroad. I wonder what it is about contemporary American culture that makes the simple concept of Liberty, something everyone should relate to in a positive way […]

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Kathy Graybill Interview: Painted Antiques and Reproduction Furniture and Folk Art

I have a friend who owns an antique shop on mainstreet in my town. I first saw Kathy’s work there, and was instantly impressed by its quality and beauty. Kathy makes antique replicas and folk sculpture, among other things. I asked her for an interview, and she graciously answered some questions for me. Please take […]

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How a Stuffy Fine Artist Ended up Loving the Folk Art Festival

Just about a year ago, we had a dream of moving to the country and getting a farm. Well, we didn’t get the farm, but we did move to the country; and this is how it happened.   I heard about the Folk to Fine Arts Festival in Commerce on the radio one day and […]

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Americana and Patriotica

The Liberty Tree #1 Sold at Folk to Fine Art 2014 Liberty Bell #1(Photo of work in progress) Primitives and Lawn Art This page is dedicated to a new series of paintings, primitives and lawn art on patriotic themes. Please check in regularly for new pieces. New brick and mortar location to be announced soon!

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The 3rd Annual Folk to Fine Arts Festival and Expo

I am currently in the process of producing small works for the upcoming Folk to Fine Arts Festival in Commerce, Georgia March 7-9. Please check back with this post periodically to see new work that will be for sale at my booth. For now, here is a collection of paintings and merchandise I plan to […]

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Alinsky, Social Justice and a Cultural Revolution

…The old saw goes: “If you repeat a lie often enough, people begin to take it as truth”. Like the raucous caw of a crow, the populist mantra silences the voice of reason…

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The Revolutionary Halo of (Social)Justice

… iconography to represent the progressive movement, their goals, and their tactics. Their means to an end are often unpleasant and go so far as to infringe on the human rights and civil liberties of the very people they are purporting to help. Consider this a revelation, through cultural means, of the true intent of the progressive movement…