INTERNATIONAL SPOTLIGHT — Anežka Kašpárková

                Kasparkova, a grandmother from the Czech village of Louka, in South Moravia. The adorable artist is 91 and still spends most of her free time doing what she likes most – hand-painting her neighbors’ houses with traditional motifs. Agnes Kasparkova retired from her work in agriculture over 30 [...]

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OUTSIDER ART & GEE’S BEND QUILTMAKERS

The genesis of Outsider Art could well be traced to an imagined prehistoric cave wall, to the work of your favorite eccentric visionary (think William Blake), or to the mythic artist-genius dreamed up by Romantic philosophers and poets. Outsider Artists began to emerge as a force to be reckoned with during the early 1920's, with [...]

AMERICAN FOLK ART COMES STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART

          FOLK ART is the art of the everyday. FOLK ART is rooted in traditions that come from community and culture. FOLK ART expresses cultural identity by conveying shared community values. FOLK ART encompasses a range of utilitarian and decorative media, including cloth, wood, paper, clay, metal and more. If traditional [...]