"What the world needs is whimsy. It's the best antidote," said folk art partisan Stephen Score, radiant before an A.L. Jewell & Co., molded copper horse weathervane with a luscious surface and an oversized hooked rug of storybook charm and innumerable puppies. One of 45 dealers exhibiting at The American Antiques Show (TAAS), January 22–25, Score's association with the sponsoring American Folk Art Museum goes back several decades. Over the years, Score and other veterans have seen good times and bad in the antiques trade, but 2009 is in a class by itself. Antiques and the Arts Online, February 10, 2009.