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American Folk Artist Exhibit Featuring Howard Finster

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Featured Saturday evening, February 20, is an exhibit of works by well-known folk artist Howard Finster. Also being shown is a short documentary about the artist. The exhibit features work from the Pattie Family Collection of American Folk Art. Collector Steven Pattie, who is also executive producer of the documentary, will be on hand to answer questions about the movie and the exhibit.

Howard Finster (December 2, 1916 – October 22, 2001) was an American artist and Baptist minister from Georgia. He claimed to be inspired by God to spread the gospel through the design of his swampy land into Paradise Gardens, a folk art sculpture garden with over 46,000 pieces of art. His creations include outsider art, naïve art, and visionary art. Finster first came to widespread notice in the 1980s with his album cover designs for R.E.M. and Talking Heads.

This exhibit is part of a monthly Art Beat “art walk” event that is hosted by Arcelerator, a new collective of artists and art activists that are promoting art and events in Martinez.

Contact Information: John Kleber, 925.323.6533, or john@artu4ia.com

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