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Bright Works, From History To Whimsy

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Ken Musselman’s colorful “Pool Party” is full of anthropomorphic animals. Art by Ken Musselman

Ken Musselman grew up in Cleveland, Ohio. Well, a suburb west of Cleveland, Ohio, called Brooklyn. Yes. There is another Brooklyn out there.

“It was a real ‘Leave It To Beaver’ neighborhood,” the painter tells me. It had tiny clapboard Capes, lawn wars, picket fences, stay-at-home moms and milk chutes (a small door in every house where milkmen, egg men and newspaper delivery kids left their goods). 

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