Featured artists include:
Outside In: Outsider Art and Crafts Renew the Fine
It's hard not to notice the astonishing creativity in the decorative and commercial arts in the last decade: stamping and paper crafts, polymer clay, multimedia, graphic design, illustration, calligraphy, furniture and industrial design, and even in comics, graffiti, tattooing, and action figure design.
A few years ago, the term "outsider art" was coined to denote any style that did not fit within the traditional confines of the fine arts. But within a few years, the phrase has already lost much of its original meaning as it broadens almost daily to include more and more.
A sense of the difficulty of pinning down just what is "outside" and what is "inside" is seen at the various museum sites,
when their mission statements all encompass a page or more of description of the styles, education or psychiatric condition of the artist, and
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