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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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Why did we make Paradise Garden?

July 26, 20140 Comments

As filmmakers, we strive to tell stories that are compelling for audiences, tales that touch your heart and leave an imprint – a lasting impression.  Every once in a while, a story comes along that is important to our shared history and also the lives of many people.  As a journalist, I recognized the story […]

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Behind Howard Finster’s Legacy

March 10, 20140 Comments

As filmmakers, we strive to tell stories that are compelling for audiences, tales that touch your heart and leave an imprint – a lasting impression. Every once in a while, a story comes along that is important to our shared history and also the lives of many people. As a journalist, I recognized the story […]

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Movie Trailer: Paradise Gardens

January 15, 20140 Comments

Howard Finster, the grandfather of the Southern Folk Art movement was a pioneer that showed the world that Art can thrive outside of museums and galleries in ordinary places and in everyday objects. He took what others might deem trash or obsolete and turned it into something contemplative. He opened Paradise Garden for the world […]

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