Reverend Finster's Rock N' Revival: Day 2

18nov5:00 pm9:00 pmReverend Finster's Rock N' Revival: Day 2

Howard Finster Art

Event Details

Join us for Reverend Finster’s Rock N’ Revival:  A 3 Day Celebration of the Life and Legacy of Howard Finster

Dates:  November 17-19, 2022

Day 2 Events:

  • Friday, November 18th – All activities are FREE thanks to a generous grant from the Lyndhurst Foundation
    • 5pm – Symposium featuring Kreg Yingst, John Thompson, David Leonardis, and Rondall Reynoso.  The symposium will be held at Walker Lecture Hall in the Lee University Science and Math Center.  We will be discussing the crossroads between music and visual arts, Howard Finster’s album cover art, and outsider art and music.  Bios for each speaker will be sent ASAP.
    • 7pm – Symposium Reception at Moss Rose Art featuring local bands Cartinglee and The Wayside.  Kreg Yingst will have his art on exhibit in addition to Finster prints.  Both will be available for sale.


About Kreg Yingst

Kreg Yingst received his BA in Studio Art from Trinity University in San Antonio, and his Masters in Painting from Eastern Illinois University. A self taught relief printmaker, he juggles both media, but has focused more recently on block print—linocuts and woodcuts. A self proclaimed ‘art carney,’ Kreg has been traveling the countryside for the past twenty years; driving the van, setting up the tent, painting the “banners,” and selling the “tickets.” In 2016, Pensacola State College honored him with a twenty year retrospective featuring both his paintings and prints. His work has been featured in numerous publications and can be found in national and international private collections, as well as in public collections—Perdue University, Halsey Contemporary Institute of Art (College of Charleston), College of Lake County (Grayslake, IL), Pensacola State College, Janus Corporation (Denver, CO), and Epic Systems (Milwaukee, WI).


About John Thomson

John J. Thompson, creator and host of the award-winning True Tunes Podcast, has been championing, challenging, and celebrating faith-fueled art and artists since he was just a kid. He is a speaker, author, pastor, producer, artist, and music enthusiast and served as the Associate Dean of the Trevecca School of Music and Worship Arts and as a Creative Consultant, Writer, Music Supervisor, and Producer for various publishing companies, independent artists, films, websites, and more. He served Capitol CMG Publishing as Director of Creative and Copyright Development for nearly a decade before joining Trevecca, and before that was on staff at the Cornerstone Festival in Illinois. He appears in the Lionsgate / Kingdom Story film The Jesus Music as an authoritative historian on the ins and outs of Christian and Gospel music and acted as Music Supervisor and Historical Consultant for the music comedy film Electric Jesus, (1091 Pictures / MPX.) He is currently serving as an Artist In Residence / Adjunct Professor of Music Industry Studies at Lipscomb University. Thompson recently re-launched, the brand he originally launched as a teen in the late 80s, as a website and podcast. “This time around,” he explains, “True Tunes is about equipping and inspiring artists and creatives to function in any space, as much as it is about curating interesting, spiritually relevant music for a thoughtful audience. We want to listen to better music, and listen to music better, and we do that through music reviews, interviews, and playlisting, as well as helping songwriters and artists to find their voice in today’s context.” His second book, Jesus, Bread, and Chocolate: Crafting a Handmade Faith in a Mass-Market World, was published in 2015 by Zondervan / Harper Collins and he has a new novel scheduled to release in 2022. LinkedIn: Twitter: @JohnJThompson Web: Instagram @TheOnlyJJT Facebook: @TrueTunesNow Email:


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