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Tribune-Courier: Floating Artist

In general, when people are posed with the question, ‘What…

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Secret History shantyboat visits the American Queen at Port of Paducah

Paduca Sun: Artist-in-residence Modes slated to discuss journey of shantyboat

Paducah Arts Alliance artist-in-residence Wes Modes and his 1940s-era shantyboat…

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Artist Wes Modes aboard the shantyboat Dotty, floating down the Tennessee River this summer as part of Modes' oral history project "A Secret History of American River People." (Dennis Pillion | dpillion@al.com)

AL.com: On a shantyboat in Alabama, nights are hot, food is good and stories flow

Smack dab in the middle of the Tennessee River, between…

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Paducah WPSD: Secret History of River People coming to Paducah

The River Discovery Center in Paducah will host an exhibit…

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West Kentucky Star: Artist Concludes Daring River Voyage in Paducah

A rustic recreated 1940s shanty boat, a daring river voyage,…

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Alabama WHNT: California man lives on a ‘Shanty Boat’ documenting Florence residents

It’s one of the oddest sights you might see on…

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Times Daily: Telling secrets: California artist gathers river stories from a shanty

Times Daily By Monica Collier For four days, Friday through…

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Florence Courier-Journal: The River’s Life and People

A rustic recreated 1940s shanty boat, a daring river voyage,…

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WAFF Huntsville: Shanty floating down the TN seeking hidden histories of river people [VIDEO]

Get close enough to the Tennessee river, you can hear…

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WVLT Knoxville: Shanty boat tours America’s rivers via Knoxville [VIDEO]

It's a hot summer day on Knoxville's Volunteer Landing and…

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UK DailyMail: Could you live on a ‘shantyboat’? Artist calls this tiny homemade floating shack home as he journeys around the Tennessee River

A homemade 'shanty boat' is currently floating down the Tennessee…

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Huntsville Times: Fishing For Stories

Artist cruises into Huntsville today (or tomorrow) on a shantyboat…

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Guntersville Gleam: He’s running the river in a shanty boat

Guntersville Advertiser-Gleam by Joe Cagle People in Guntersville are used…

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Knoxville Mercury: Life Aboard the Shantyboat Dotty [SLIDESHOW]

Knoxville Mercury By Clay Duda

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Knoxville Mercury: Shanty Dreams: A Quest for the Forgotten Stories of the Tennessee River

“What the hell have I gotten myself into?” is all…

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Chattanooga Times Free Press: Rollin’ on the River: Artist heading down Tennessee River, documenting the lives of river people

Life on America's vast rivers always fascinated Wes Modes. As…

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Knoxville News Sentinel: California artist launches 652-mile Tennessee River trip from Volunteer Landing

Docked at Volunteer Landing at Knoxville's downtown waterfront this week…

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Knoxville Mercury: Artist to Launch in Knoxville, Collect Stories of ‘River People’ along the Tennessee

Over the past couple of years California-based artist Wes Modes…

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UCSC: LASER talk to spotlight research on pumas, filmmaking, river people, and ancient DNA

Over the last few summers, inspired by historical accounts of…

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Minnesota Post: The 5 standout public art works of 2015

Everything on this list broadly fits into the category of…

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New Orleans Advocate: Researchers trace Mississippi River, listening and recording every trickle, gurgle and swoosh

Outside Guttenberg, Iowa, they met Wes Modes, who invited them…

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Muscatine Journal: California artist stops in Muscatine on river odyssey

Wes Modes, Santa Cruz, California, is on the second leg…

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Open Rivers: Knowing the Mississippi

We asked a diverse group of river people to respond…

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Quad-City Times: California artist travels Mississippi for ‘river people’ project

If you happen to see Wes Modes, 48, of Santa…

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International Sculpture Center: Wes Modes: Secret History of American River People

The Mississippi River runs deep through American culture. From early…

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Waukon Standard: California artist seeking stories of river history, lifestyles

A rustic recreated 1940s shantyboat, a daring river voyage, and…

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Heartland Boating: A Secret History of American River People

Ten years ago, Wes Modes of Santa Cruz, California, was…

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Minneapolis City Pages: River City Revue explores Mississippi culture

The event gives you a chance to see the art…

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StarTribune: Pictures of the day.

Top Photos for June 30. Kara Yorkhall and daughter Juliette,3,…

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Dubuque Telegraph Herald: River exhibition will dock in Dubuque

A rustic shanty boat, a daring river voyage and a…

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Artist On Art: Wes Modes, Artist Interview

Artist Activist, Wes Modes came onto Artists on Art, June…

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