Howard Finster Paradise Garden Exhibit

February 1-March 31, 2019
Harbin Clinic Gallery
252 N. 5th Ave. Rome, GA (map)
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Nearly 500 people attended the Harbin Clinic Gallery grand opening featuring an exhibit of works of Howard Finster and Paradise Garden on Friday, February 1, 2019.

Paradise Garden Operations Director, Cameron Cook curated the gallery’s inaugural show featuring Howard Finster, one of the region’s most recognized artists. In addition to works by Howard Finster, the show includes original paintings of Paradise Garden by Donnie Davis, and the City of Summerville Coke Bottle Project. Paradise Garden and City of Summerville joined forces in a creative placemaking project to create the second generation of bottles to be displayed in Historic Downtown Summerville after exhibiting at the Harbin Clinic Art Gallery in Rome. The Georgia Finster Fest artists who painted the near-lifesize bottles for the City of Summerville project include Chris Allison, Kip Ramey, Charlie Dingler, Peter Loose, Kristen Ramsey, Becky Altman, Eric Legge, Fawn DeRosia.

The Harbin Clinic Gallery exhibit will be up throughout February and March and the public can visit on Fridays from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m or by appointment. The exhibit includes work and prints by Finster, as well as a collection of Coke bottles created by numerous area artists commemorating some of Finster’s most famous designs, and his love of painting painted Coke bottle cutouts.


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