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Jeremy Twiss

In 2017, Jeremy Twiss, then employed as a cook at the adjacent Sweetness_7 Cafe, had no previous painting experience or art training, but Prish Moran, the owner, was impressed by some recent figure drawings, and she encouraged him to take on what turned-out to be the year-long project of single-handedly painting the interior of the […]

Billy’s Mountain Music

Billy Shelton’s Free Admission Converted Flee Market Venue for Local Musicians. Several Groups Perform Sundays from Approx 1-4 PM, Jam Sessions on Thursdays from 6:00 PM til the Music Stops… Update: after a major fire in 2017, the current status of Billy’s is unknown.

Portraits

Portraits of artists creators, and performers.

Signage and Murals 2005-

A gallery of hand-painted vernacular signage and murals mostly produced for commercial establishments.  Typically, but not always, the work of professional sign painters and often humorous, these are one-of-a-kind works of street art.

Collections and Indoor Displays

James Phillips 50+ year collection of over 16,000 antlers.  Amad Samaan’s grocery store display of SX-70 Polaroids of his customers.  Johnnie Meier, as well as Tom and Mary Lou Desin’s collections of gas and oil memorabilia. Leon Parker’s as well as Mary Paulsen’s Coca-Cola collections, and Mary Paulsen’s small building full of 1960’s American pop […]

Grottos and Shrines

Dickeyville Grotto by Father Matthias Wernerus in Dickeyville, Wisconsin Rudolph Grotto by Father Philip Wagner in Rudolph, Wisconsin Shrine of the Grotto of the Redemption by Father Paul Dobberstein in West Bend, Iowa St. Peters Rock Grotto by Father Scheier in Farmer, Noirth Dakota

Religious Building Conversions

Buildings such as theaters, banks, fire stations, and storefronts repurposed to churches and mosques. Synagogues converted into Christian churches.

Architecture

American vernacular architecture and hand-painted decorations. 

Signage and Murals 1997-2005

A gallery of hand-painted vernacular signage and murals mostly produced for commercial establishments.  Typically, but not always, the work of professional sign painters and often humorous, these are one-of-a-kind works of street art.