Posted by: Loren Coleman on September 30th, 2011
Before the next FIRST FRIDAY, come see the last weekend/last week of the showing of- “Monsters of Men” by Andy Finkle.
What a great opening! The Green Hand’s display of Andy Finkle’s art gives a glimpse into the humor and insights of this exciting observer of cryptozoology. Come by and see it at the Green Hand Books in Portland during September.
The International Cryptozoology Museum supports local and national artists, and its collection now contains the following pieces of Finkle art: the red Bigfoot, the Dover Demon, and individual portraits of Finding Bigfoot’s Cliff Barackman, the Bigfoot Discovery Center’s Mike Rugg, plus the ICM’s Loren Coleman. (For September, except for the red Bigfoot, these are all on display in his Green Hand show.)
Want your own Andy Finkle art?
Opening September 2, 2011, and continuing through the end of the month, at…
In his inaugural exhibition in Maine, Andy Finkle presents a series of monsters and the men that search for them. This acrylic bestiary presents interpretations of some of the most notable characters in Cryptozoology. From Bigfoot to the Owlman, these elusive subjects are available for public viewing in vivid full color.
Finkle’s work is influenced more by In Search Of reruns than college art courses. Inspired by comic books, Finkle treads the painterly line that separates the whimsical from the grotesque. His work has appeared in the only bowling alley in Antarctica and the most recent issue of Horror Hosts and Creature Features. While currently based out of South Carolina, Finkle is patiently plotting his next appearance in Maine.
Visit his website here.
The artist and the corner of one of his works. And more fully revealed, below.
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013.