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Art: Raymond Thunder-Sky Folk Art Carnival

By Matt Morris · September 20th, 2010 · CityBeat Recommends

Thunder-Sky Inc. keeps finding celebratory and clever ways to continue magical, idiosyncratic art-making in the spirit of Raymond Thunder-Sky, a recently departed local artist. This weekend the organization has teamed up with Happen Inc. and Building Value, two other Northside nonprofit organizations, to put on the Raymond Thunder-Sky Folk Art Carnival to bring together 30 folk artists (and similarly untrained or unconventional artisans) from across the Midwest and South. Expect booth after booth of these artists and a display of art from Thunder-Sky Inc., along with activities and art-making.

Café de Wheels — one of Cincinnati’s favorite mobile food vendors — will be parked alongside to provide sustenance.

All of this takes place at the parking lot of Building Value, 4040 Spring Grove Ave., Northside, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday.

As fun as this should prove to be, it’s also important to know that these organizations are providing a different context for the discussion of art that doesn’t land in the middle of the mainstream. As their publicity for the event encourages, “Get your freak on.”

Go here for event details.



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