Posts Tagged ‘kitsch’

Top 10 kitsch destinations by OutTraveler.com

Thank you OutTraveler.com, America’s premiere gay and lesbian travel magazine, for listing us at number 6 in your Top 10 Kitsch Destinations.

A drive-thru shaped like an oversize hot dog or a quirky museum dedicated to questionable medical devices (St. Paul, Minn.), neon art (Los Angeles) or…


Art lovers who get a kick out of kitsch

“We have people outside snickering,” Anderson says, sitting among images of forlorn clowns and entertainment icons. “Most people, let’s face it, they make fun of it. If they’d come in here they’d realize there’s…


Velveteria discovered by Portland Mercury

A visit to the Velveteria is a far richer experience than you might imagine, given its overtly campy nature. The back room is dedicated to…


One of the best articles on Velveteria

Above all else, this is a love story, born of a phone call made in the dark, a hint of whiskey and not a little loneliness.
He’ll tell you he’s not really sure why he called, but she’ll tell you she’s pretty sure it was the picture: honey skin and a snug little bathing suit, the only person in their high school class directory who looked like she was still having fun after 25 years.
The truth was…


Velvet Museum in Touch with Kitsch

Velvet paintings sold cheap from vans at roadside stands across the country are now achieving loftier status. There’s a new coffee-table book and a museum — the Velveteria — in Portland, Oregon, featuring the fuzzy velvet art.
Caren Anderson and Carl Baldwin serve as curators for the 300 velvet museum pieces, which include paintings of Rambo, Bruce Lee and the rock band KISS as well as luminescent unicorns and fluorescent matadors. Baldwin says contrary to what people might think, in the world of velvet, Elvis is not…