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I first heard from one of the subjects of this week's cover story in February. She e-mailed to say that she possessed a large collection of a very famous artist's works that she wanted to see exhibited somewhere locally.

Up front, she mentioned that the artist, who had died a couple years back, had been a friend. At the end of the e-mail, she attached a photo taken with him a few Christmases ago.

Not entirely familiar with the genre of Outsider art, I typed the name "Mose Tolliver" into a search engine, and was quickly impressed.

While trying to avoid overstepping boundaries, I suggested to Mary Allen a few galleries that she might query, and asked her to keep me posted.

After quite a while, I got the call that she had finally located an interested curator, and that a show was in the works.

We in the public will have to wait two years yes, two years before we get to see it. But there's more to the story of Mose T. to chew on for now.

It's a pleasure to look ahead at embracing this artist and celebrating the collector who has brought his legacy to Colorado Springs.

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