folk art

Bill Traylor’s Outsider Art Found a Devoted Admirer in William Louis-Dreyfus

David Zwirner gallery will show Traylor's abstracted figures, which the artist began making in his mid 80s after being born into slavery in 1853.
How I engage students of India’s premier science school in folk arts

How I engage students of India’s premier science school in folk arts

Humanities subjects provide a socio-cultural background to learning science.
How do you preserve beloved New Orleans folk art? A Web font, of course

How do you preserve beloved New Orleans folk art? A Web font, of course

If you've been to the Crescent City, chances are you've seen Lester Carey's work.
15 Crafty Creations Inspired by Folk Art From Around the World

15 Crafty Creations Inspired by Folk Art From Around the World

For centuries, artisans across the globe have been creating folk art. Characterized by a cultural or community-based focus, this artistic genre encompasses all sorts of styles, mediums, and
An Immersive New Exhibition by OSGEMEOS Combines Street and Folk Art

An Immersive New Exhibition by OSGEMEOS Combines Street and Folk Art

After almost three months of working on-site at the Mattress Factory, OSGEMEOS (previously) revealed Lyrical, one of their most intimate and complex presentations to date. The exhibition includes a
This Grandma Makes Thousands of Dollars Selling Moose Turds as Art

This Grandma Makes Thousands of Dollars Selling Moose Turds as Art

Behold the marketing genius of Maine's Mary Winchenbach, a miracle worker who built a thriving business out of poo and puns.
Graffiti has been a part of military life for at least 5,000 years

Graffiti has been a part of military life for at least 5,000 years

War is a thing of terror, traditions, heartache and often, boredom. Passing the time between patrols, and the banality that comes from life in the field, is a constant challenge. Some people read.
10 Famous Folk Artists Who Carry on the Tradition of Creative Expression

10 Famous Folk Artists Who Carry on the Tradition of Creative Expression

When we think of art, we might picture the likes of the Renaissance Masters whose iconic works still wow us today, or contemporary artists whose cutting edge techniques are simply awe-inspiring. Da