Howard Finster, Man Of Vision

Labeled as a folk artist, Howard Finster called his work “sacred art”. He painted a number of portraits of himself as well as portraits of other famous people, from George Washington to Elvis. In his later work, he inscribed every piece with messages he says he received from God to share with the world. “Well, […]

Root City Market Brings Southern Makers & Shoppers Together

Root City Market is a quarterly pop-up market and Southern-made community that brings together makers who are proudly crafting in the South. Named after pioneering merchant Sidney Root, (who helped establish Grant Park) Root City Market is a grass roots community committed to connecting makers to eager consumers. Jen Soong, founder and curator of Root City […]

Mary Proctor on a Folk Art Mission

“It may be dark at times, yet Mary Proctor hold on to see the sun shine.” In the mid-90s, self-taught folk artist, Mary Pryor Proctor had been running a junk and odds and ends store in rural north Florida, when she suddenly turned to making art. She was suffering some severe health problems, and became […]

The 30 Best Southern Movies

When people talk about visiting the South, they will most often liken it to a movie that depicts bucolic vistas and less than accurate drawls, yet there are some gems that stand out from the rest. While not all represent important achievements in American film making, each of these movies accurately displays some significant aspect […]