detour art exhibition

  • Detour Art takes us on a back-roads trip through the American countryside to drop in on some of our most natural artistic resources—the kind of people who create art for all kinds of reasons, but mostly just for themselves. It feels like a series of short (and delightful) encounters—with some fellow human beings who somehow discovered the secrets to becoming fully alive.

    Roger Manleyphotographer, curator, folklorist, and author of  Signs and Wonders, Self-Made Worlds.

I have a passion for self taught art. Detour Art was comprised of art from my collection and photographs taken while traveling around the country to meet artists and visit visionary environments.

The shows:

2011 — Detour Art,  Kimball Art Center, Park City, UT (photography and folk art collection)

2010 — Detour Art,  Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI (photography and folk art collection)

2010 — Detour Art, Historic City Hall, Lake Charles, LA (photography and folk art collection)

2009 — Rare Visions, Detour Art, Belger Art Center, Kansas City, MO (photography and folk art collection)

2008 — Sidewalks to Rooftops: Outdoor Folk Art  ongoing exhibit, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, Williamsburg, VA (photography of Robert Howell environment)