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Escape to Create: Howard Finster's Amazing Art & Religion

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What: Escape to Create: Howard Finster's Amazing Art & Religion
When: Friday, February 24, 2017
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Seaside REP Theatre

Come out for a memorable evening celebrating Escape to Create’s 25th performance season in Seaside, Florida.  

Friday, February 24
Norman Girardot: Howard Finster's Amazing Art & Religion: The Truth & Power of Visionary Experience and Artistic Creativity 
A lavishly illustrated presentation, short film, Q & A
Seaside REP Theatre 7:30pm

University Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Religion of Lehigh University, Norman Girardot presents the gloriously eccentric and prolific Georgian preacher, visionary outsider artist, and "stranger from another world" Howard Finster in a lavishly illustrated museum talk exploring the “godfather of contemporary American folk and visionary art.” Author of Envisioning Howard Finster: The Religion and Art Of A Stranger From Another World, Norman Girardot is considered the leading researcher and scholar on Finster’s place in the art world, Southern evangelical Protestantism, popular culture and American history.

Tickets $25 available online or at the door. 

Escape to Create artists are in residency this January and February for the 25th year in Seaside. As a residency requirement, artists give a public performance as a contribution to the community. Often produced in partnership with The REP Theater in Seaside, their readings, screenings, lectures and performances bring outstanding cultural programs to the South Walton community. Tickets to performances:

Escape to Create 25th Performance Season 2017

Friday, Jan 6: Dorothy Hindman and Jason Mason Concert
Seaside REP Theatre 7:30pm

Thursday, Jan 19 and Sunday, Jan 29: Saxophonist Matt Otto and Jazz Guitarist William Flynn
45 Central Wine Bar in Seaside Town Center 4-6pm

Wednesday, Jan 25 and Friday Jan 27: Rich Orloff's "Radio Ridiculous" 
Seaside REP Theatre 7:30pm

Thursday, Feb 9: Judith Modrak (Sculpture), Matthew Whittall (Music/Video) 
A Valentine Toast to the Arts with Art/Poetry/Music/Video
Seaside REP Theatre 7:30pm

Friday, February 17: Architectural Historian Judith Dupre and Heritage Seed Pioneer, Diane Ott Whealy 
Seaside REP Theatre 7:30pm

Friday, Feb 24: Norman Girardot: Howard Finster's Amazing Art & Religion: The Truth & Power of Visionary Experience and Artistic Creativity 
Seaside REP Theatre 7:30pm

Escape to Create is celebrating 25 years! E2C is a nationally recognized multidisciplinary artist residency hosted by the Seaside community since 1993. E2C offers two month-long creative retreats every January and February. Open to emerging and established professional artists working in literary, music, visual, theatre and performance arts. For more information about Escape to Create, visit


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