Sunday, February 12, 2006

Come to Shreveport's Artspace for the Folk Art Is exhibit; consume chicken fried art and funktivities Feb to April

Howard Finster! Guided by voices and inspired by a wordy God, the untutored painter Howard Finster printed inspirational encomiums around all the charmingly blocky images he drew. He covered his environment - house, yard, homemade museum, etc - with paintings and detailed commentary.

In the process this late fanatic became America's folk art darling. See Finster's work and more at artspace, 710 Texas St, downtown Shreveport. The Folk Art exhibit, Feb thru March, is fascinating.

1 comment:

Debbie Buchanan Engle said...

If you're not familiar with folk art, do a bit of research on the featured artists before you go. I'm pleasantly surprised that this important work made its way to our little corner of the world.

Way to go, SRAC...amazing exhibit!