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Thursday, March 16, 2006

Art-o-maddict

Winston-Salem has more Art-o-mat machines than any other city. This is simultaneously fabulous and probl-o-matic, as I cannot, cannot, cannot pass one by.

1. The machines themselves are beautiful.

2. They vend art.

My favorites are jewelry designer Naoko Higashi and the Bangladeshi Women's craft group that makes the worry dolls.

But after looking at the artists' list, I really want to find a machine that vends works by Xochi Solis, Jim Brancaccio, Herbert Hoover, and/or Zephyr Nelson.
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