Paradise Garden wins Film4Change Award

March 4, 20160 Comments

The Albuquerque Film Festival awarded Ava Leigh Stewart’s documentary film, Paradise Garden with the “Film4Change” award. Paradise Garden is a documentary film starring Howard Finster, Johnny Carson, Chris Frantz (Talking Heads/Tom Tom Club), Mike Mills (REM), Amy Ray (Indigo Girls), Cindy Wilson (B52s), and many more. The film shows the world that art thrives outside of museums in […]

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Help filmmakers to preserve Paradise Garden

November 5, 20130 Comments

Art West Film has produced the documentary film about the renovation of Paradise Garden. Paradise Garden shows the world that art thrives outside of museums in ordinary places and everyday objects.  Preview the exclusive rebuilding of Howard Finster’s legacy, through the stories told by generations of iconic musicians and artists, as we capture his legacy […]

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Filmmakers resurrect Howard Finster’s Paradise Garden

August 25, 20140 Comments

Paradise Garden is a feature documentary film showing how art can thrive outside of museums and galleries in ordinary places and in everyday objects through the story of Howard Finster’s legacy. Ava Leigh Stewart directed the film that captures Paradise Garden reborn from a “Place in Peril” to a viable economic development tool in North […]

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Historical Timeline

January 13, 20130 Comments

This is a quick overview of the history of Howard Finster and Paradise Garden. Below is a general guideline of events that shaped the history of his legacy, although it is not a comprehensive list, it gives a general idea of the sequence of events. TIME LINE 1915:  Howard Finster, born in 1915 in Valley […]

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Be part of the film!

January 17, 20130 Comments

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Paradise Garden Trailer

July 22, 20140 Comments

Paradise Garden shows the world that art thrives outside of museums in ordinary places and everyday objects. This story shows the exclusive rebuilding of Howard Finster’s legacy, through the restoration of the Garden he spent almost 50 years creating. Howard Finster, the grandfather of Southern Folk Art, is remembered for creating the largest art installation […]

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Macon Film Festival features Paradise Garden

July 10, 20150 Comments

Paradise Garden is an official selections for the Southern Documentary competition and the Central Georgia Showcase for the 2015 Macon Film Festival  from July 16 – 19th 2016. “As a festival we’ve seen a rise in submitted documentary films with a focus on living life in the South. This year’s selection of Southern themed documentary […]

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Paradise Garden screening in Jacksonville, Florida

February 5, 20151 Comment

Please join the cast and crew of the film, Paradise Garden: Howard Finster’s Legacy, in Jacksonville, Florida at the Sunray Cinema for a screening at 7p on February 21st.   R. Land, who is featured in the film, will be in attendance, and there will be a Q & A after the screening with Director, Ava […]

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Durango Independent Film Festival Selects Paradise Garden

February 1, 20150 Comments

Paradise Garden is an official selection of the 2015 Durango Independent Film Festival! There will be two screenings, one on Thursday, March 5 at 12:15pm – 3:15pm in MST. The second is on Saturday, March 7 at 3:00pm – 6:00pm in MST at the Gaslight Theater in downtown Durango, Colorado. BUY TICKETS > RSVP on […]

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