Finster daughter objects to his role in UGA play
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - The daughter of the late folk artist Howard Finster says she's opposed to her father being included in a play premiering at the University of Georgia that she likens to "porn art."
The UGA theater is scheduled Thursday to debut "Hidden Man," a play about a meeting between Finster and Robert Sherer, an artist known for his nude paintings of men.
The Athens Banner-Herald reports (http://bit.ly/AgXoNf ) that Finster's daughter, Beverly Finster-Guinn, told the newspaper via email that the play is "derogatory" to her father's Christian faith and character.
The playwright, Pamela Turner, insists the play treats Finster respectfully though it does feature the artists' opposing views on homosexuality.
Finster was famous for his primitive art that expressed his faith and his belief in extraterrestrials.
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