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Valley legacy honored Grandma Moses gets a marker

The following article by David Ress ran April 22, 2011 on the NewsLeader.com. VERONA — She made the best butter around, sold potato chips on the streets of Staunton and let her eyes drink in the beauty of the Valley, which captured New York native Grandma Moses’ heart as a newlywed on an overnight train […]

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Pleased to be getting a mural, though not sure what they are

FDR’s government established several agencies to give relief to unemployed artists during the Depression. The Treasury Department’s Section of Painting and Sculpture (later known as The Section of Fine Arts) was established in October of 1934 to provide decoration for New Deal structures, most commonly post offices and courthouses. Art created by “The Section” is […]

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Howard Finster, master of Paradise Gardens

Howard Finster (ca. 1915-2001) described himself as a Stranger from Another World, a Messenger from God, a Man of Visions, a second Noah, and God’s Last Red Light on Planet Earth. This unlikely candidate for celebrity status on the post-modern art scene became known to millions of people by the end of his life. His […]

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The town atop the steepest standard gauge railroad grade in the US

This recent private commission by cut paper collage artist Alice Feagan depicts the small town of Saluda in the mountains of western North Carolina. Founded originally as a rest stop for weary train travelers and made famous by its annual Coon Dog Day, Saluda, as you can see from the illustration, is small town charm. […]

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