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The James Castle Primer and Exhibition

The James Castle Collection and Archive (JCCA) is pleased to present a new book and exhibition about American artist James Castle. The James Castle Primer, published by JCCA and produced by Lucia|Marquand is an 80-page book, neatly packed with lush images of Castle’s soot drawings, handmade books and constructions, with 54 color plates. It provides…

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Underground with an outsider: 10 finds from the James Castle house dig

Conducting an archaeological dig at famed outsider artist James Castle’s West Boise home site required a special mindset, University of Idaho Professor Mark Warner said. Castle used odd items like handmade “brushes” fashioned from wads of cloth, simple pencils and ink made from soot and spit to create his evocative work. Student archaeologists and volunteers…

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