I love that quote...Do good, and wait on the wheels of Karma to click in place; pure heart with good intention wins the day.
“Oh what a tangled web we weave,
When first we practice to deceive”
“A sound head, an honest heart, and an humble spirit are the three best guides through time and to eternity”
Both quotes from Sir Walter Scott that are timeless. Just seemed appropriate response to this Casual Loafing article and needing to be said at this point.
I was totally unaware of these lyrics...I don't think that this will play well with the Summerville Community.
I am not sure Howard would appreciate the lyrics to some of the songs sung by the Drive By Truckers. This band is scheduled to play at the Finster Fest and some of their songs include titles such as:
The Presidents Penis Is Missing
Goddamn Lonely Love
Dead, Drunk, And Naked
If the titles aren't enough to make you wonder then you should check out the lyrics. Not exactly a Christian based family fest as in the past.
I am not the Whitney associated with the festival.
Whitney, Your heart is in the right place and you will be blessed...thank you for your stewardship.
I have always been one who loved Howard and his message of God's love...I appreciate all that you have done in keeping the Garden going. I know from personal experience that putting on The Finster Fest is a hard thing to do, and requires immense amount of work and concentration...I applaude you, Whitney...You are my unsung Hero.
Thank you Mr. Turner for mentioning that others have been doing everything possible to keep the gardens going because of their love for the project and for Howard Finster. They have been working to retain what was left by earlier opportunist who plundered what they could and left the remains. Now we seem to have a new group who makes light of those who worked over the lean years without any compensation or recognition. Mr. Poole seems to call this work neglection--I call it stewardship of the most humbling kind.
There are so many people who have worked hard throughout the years, purely for the love of Howard, yet they seek not attention for attention's sake...to all those who have KNOWN and LOVED Howard you are truly blessed.
Re: “Howard Finster's Paradise Gardens”
Are you sure you are not changing things that should be left until the site management team have been there? You may be destroying and throwing away "stuff" and "junk" that should not be moved from the place where Howard put it. Mr. Poole, how are you judging what is worth saving? Are you receiving input from others who are more experienced? Are you aware of the possibility of losing status in some areas by removing or changing the originality of this historical site? What you are bringing may be viewed as very important in your estimation. What you take away may be more important in others'.
I know that Wonderroot will go in an amazing direction with Maggie's input. She already shows dedication, strength in arts development, and a kick-ass attitude towards social change in Atlanta! Way to go WR!
We've got a bunch of artists' videos and production blogs up on our tumblr, in case you want a little taste of the festival - atlfringebuzz.tumblr.com
St. Louis lost a terrific arts leader when Maggie Ginestra moved to Atlanta. I hope your communities appreciate her brilliance. You're going to be amazed at what she is able to accomplish.
Maggie is amazing!!!!!
The official name listed with the National Register is Paradise Gardens with an S, so we used that. Here's a link for reference: http://www.nps.gov/nr/feature/weekly_featu…
Thanks for reading.
The correct name is Paradise Garden -- without an S.
wow i gotta visit this place.
I live in midtown and work in L5P, I enjoy all the art I see around Atlanta, there's slot of art and pieces on the southbound train line going toward the airport, all of the buildings that the art is on are old grungy looking buildings and many are abandoned so the art is more pleasant to the eye than the rest of the scenery. This should all be left because nobody seems to care about it since it's in the ghetto.
Most of the stuff you can see only from train should stay, it's entertaining on the way to work and looks better than the normal old ugly buildings you see along the tracks.
I loved walking through Andi Steele's installation at the Chastain Art Center. As I moved through the space the use of linear light evoked a sense of scale in relationship to my being in this world, completely outside of the scale of the gallery. I certainly didn't feel that the mono filament posed any "danger" to my well being. I find "Interspace" to be a beautiful example of site specific minimalism.
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