By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Mar 23, 2003 at 5:10 AM

Pegi Taylor, writer, educator and performance artist, will lead a tour of works by outsider artists, called "Let's Talk About It," on Sat., April 26, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Taylor has studied all of the major outdoor outsider environments in Wisconsin, many on multiple occasions, and a number in other states.

What does "outsider" art mean? According to Taylor, it's a slippery term, but basically refers to people "making art for making's sake." Outsider artists tend to be untrained, but Taylor is quick to point out that a couple of the artists on the tour are heavily trained yet create non-mainstream art, some of which has folk-art qualities

The bus tour will stop at four locations: James Tellen's site near Sheboygan, Dr.Charles Smith's new exhibit at the John Michael Kohler Art Center, Shimon and Lindemann's studio in Manitowoc (to view Rudy Rotter's 16,000 pieces of art and photographs) and Mary Nohl's home -- AKA "the witch's house" -- in Fox Point. Art historian Debra Brehmer will lead the group though Nohl's home and finish off the day-long tour.


The tour starts and ends at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, 273 E. Erie St. The cost is $65 before Fri., April 4 and includes admission, transportation and a box lunch. The registration deadline is Fri., April 11.

To register, e-mail or call Continuing Education at (414) 291-3273.

Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.

Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.