Paradise Gardens

To celebrate the Easter season, we’re taking a field trip to Paradise Gardens in Summerville, Georgia on April 30th. Paradise Gardens is the creation of the late folk artist and preacher Howard Finster. You may have seen his work at the High Museum or on the covers of albums by REM and Talking Heads. Using all kinds of recycled materials—such as bottles, mirrors, and toilets—Finster transformed his gardens into a work of sacred art.

We will gather at the church at 10:30 am on April 30th and caravan to Summerville (roughly 1.5 hours each way). Bring a packed lunch so we can eat on the grounds and a few dollars for gas (entry to the Gardens is free, though donations are welcomed). Sign-up sheets will be at the information table after church in the upcoming weeks. Please include your phone number and email address, and indicate if you are willing to drive.

Email annecorbitt@yahoo.com if you have any questions, and visit http://www.finstersparadisegardens.org for more information about Finster and his gardens.

(Photographs taken from www.finstersparadisegardens.org.)


Refuge Dance Company will be presenting “Progress,” a show including new works by Marc Arentsen (formerly of Polarity Dance Theater and Belhaven College) and Angella Foster (of Alight Dance Theater), as well as a preview of the company’s “Hinds Feet on High Places,” which is scheduled to premiere in November.

“Progress” will be presented on Sunday, May 1st at 2:30 pm and 6:30 pm at the Fabrefaction Theater (999 Brady Ave 30318, near Octane and Twin Kittens). Tickets are $10 and include the chance to meet the dancers of Refuge Dance Company in an after-show reception. One of the dancers with this company, Jessie Donaghy, is a participant in Trinity Arts and a previous 5x15 contributor.

For more information and ticket sales, visit http://www.refugedance.org/Progress.html, email info@refugedance.org, or call 678-267-3202.