The monthly magazine Art&Antiques doesn’t exist online at the moment, so you’ll have to take my word for what’s in it. Or just go check your own copy of the April issue, which, of course, you keep on top of the concert grand in the music room. In the issue, author Edward Gomez has a feature about collecting folk art: prison-made items, early campaign buttons, carnival posters, hand-painted signs, “objects that cross boundaries and collide with culture, objects that are not easily defined, objects with Surrealist overtones,” as one museum curator described them.
Gomez calls them “the extraordinary ordinary,” and a major locale for such stuff, he finds, is Waxahachie’s own Webb Gallery. We profiled owners Bruce and Julie Webb back in 2009 and earlier this year, Lyndsay Knecht talked with Austin musician-artist Tim Kerr, whose show, “Cosmic Telephone Party Line,” is currently up at the funky Waxxy space.