by Carol Roll
On Aug. 14-17th Dan and I spent a weekend in Atlanta/Tucker, GA for Slotin Folk Fest.
The fest is a huge art show featuring traditional artists along with folk artists, outsider artists and primitive antiques and antique folk art.
Outsider art can be really extreme and even bizarre to some people. I think there's a reason it's called Outsider art. The vanity tag on this car, one of a few decorated ones, said "Jesus Loves Freaks". I'm guessing this belonged to an outsider artist.
We were invited to this show by a gallery that was showing some of my work. I met some wonderful and talented people there, here is Michael Bayne from SC who makes historically inspired stoneware.
And here are my two favorite people I met there, Mitch Huett and the appropriately named Tom Lawless of Panorama in St. Louis, MO.
They are outsider/folk artists who sell antiques, gifts and whimseys. Dan and I have one of their paintings called Cow Hyde, its a picture of a cow hiding (not to well) behind a tree. The show was very successful and hopefully it would be something to add to your calenders as it is full of the most interesting people and art anywhere.