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The Magaws of Boston

5774 State Route 227, S
Richmond  Indiana  47374
United States
(765) 935-6170
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Kinetic artists Bill and Jeanne Magaw welcome visitors to see their artwork at an Indiana farm.

When you drive down the lane leading to the farm where Bill and Jeanne Magaw create their kinetic art, you'll probably hear their Angus cattle lowing and see goats playfully scampering in the barnyard. Known to the international art world as the Magaws of Boston (a tiny country village near Richmond, Indiana), the couple has lived and worked on the farm where Bill was born for more than 40 years. Their yard actually doubles as a gallery for their larger metal sculptures, and one of their outbuildings serves as the atelier where they weld fountains, sculptures and other pieces that use the forces of wind and water to create movement. Although the Magaws have an international reputation, you can buy many of their colorful works for a few hundred dollars. "We want to do things that people in our Midwest can afford to buy and live with," Jeanne says. Visitors are welcome at the couple's farm, but do call ahead to make sure they are at home. The Magaws' works exhibit internationally, sometimes as far away as Russia, and five of their wind machines were recently installed in a new garden in China.

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