Grassroots Art Center

Ida Kingsbury

Ida Kingsbury (deceased) was a life long Texan. When Ida's husband died she spent the next 17 years ornamenting the yard surrounding their home.

Tom and Moria LaFaver and the Friends of Ida Kingsbury provided the opportunity for the art center to receive this yard environment from Pasadena, Texas.

Throughout these latter years, the yard became an outdoor exhibition, 'jam-packed' with Ida's art work. She painted on every imaginable surface including teapots, metal anchors, plastic animals, two litter pop bottles, tire inner tubes, milk buckets, washboards, birdhouses and whatever appeared on her doorstep.

Important dates in her life such as living at Schulenburg, TX, or when her dog 'Big Boy' died were enumerated in text.

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