Uncommon Folk

The South Carolina State Museum is putting on an exhibit now through January of 2012 called ‘Uncommon Folk‘ — they describe the exhibit:
The world of folk and traditional art is explored with art from the State Museum’s collection that have rarely, if ever, been seen on exhibit including baskets, pottery, native American earthenware and nontraditional sculptures and art by self-taught and outsider artists.

Artifacts include:
–Part of L.C. Carson’s “concrete city,” including three recently-conserved sculptures of the Roman Colosseum, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon and the Central American Temple
–a wild west town made of coat hangers
–silhouettes made by Carew Rice and his grandson Clay
–turkey calls and decoys
–Lowcountry shrimp nets
–a flat bottom boat by Willie DeReef, the last of the Gullah boat makers
–whimsical metal “whirligigs”
–paintings and drawings
–metal toys such as a windmill, truck and tractor
–wood carvings by Dan Robert Miller

South Carolina aired a documentary on it also:

The Slotin Folk Art catalog came in the mail this week; the sale, with 1000 lots, is April 30-May 1.

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