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 to enjoy, a true testament that Art comes to life when people are able to interact with it. Howard Finster showed the world that objects surrounding us can take on a new life, in a sometimes magical way, and communicate messages that can lead to transformation.
Genre: Documentary, Family
Director: Ava Leigh Stewart
Producer: Ava Leigh Stewart
Writer: Ava Leigh Stewart
Cast: Howard Finster, Johnny Carson, Doug Richards, Susan Crawley, Christiane Amanpour, Thomas Scanlin, Janet Byington, Steve Penley, John Turner, Mike Mills, Amy Ray