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Re: Meet Howard Finster (sites listed)


From: Susan Bennett (sbennett_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Fri Jun 29 2001 - 10:19:40 PDT

Intersting story.
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Date: Friday, June 29, 2001 1:04 AM
Subject: Re: Meet Howard Finster (sites listed)

>Howard Finster came to the University of Memphis several years ago at the
>bequest of the Art History Student Association there. He was a very
>interesting man, and I enjoyed meeting him. I'm not sure the artists and
>professors, for the most part, knew what to think of him...he just wanted
>preach the gospel and he did...while he did some impromptu painting..his
>grandson was traveling with him that day, and I believe he went onto
>to a book signing while he was here in Memphis.
>If you have the chance to see his work or meet him or your students, it's
>worth the trouble...he's a trip! but totally telling how many
>folks have heard the gospel because of him....Since most (it seems) "fine
>artists' and educators have little or nothing to do with art that is
>undergirded by faith in God or Christ, it is interesting to me that the
>"outsider artists and their art' have become the hottest thing on the
>market...I have had the opportunity to meet several outsider artists...and
>God's eye, they are no outsiders, that I can tell....
>If you have a chance to meet Finster, do might change more than