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Foust Series to Feature Christian Sand Artist


Submitted on February 20, 2019

Good communication, both verbal and nonverbal, is an art. Christian sand artist Joe Castillo, the next presenter in Georgetown College’s Foust Artist Series, has mastered the ability to combine story and visual art in a way that inspires, motivates, and touches the heart.

After two decades in advertising and public speaking, Castillo created the ‘live art’ experience he calls “SandStory” and he will share it on Tuesday, March 5, at 8 p.m. in John L. Hill Chapel on the campus of Georgetown College. Tickets will be available at the door beginning at 7:30 p.m.

“I am so thrilled that we are able to bring this world-renowned Christian sand artist to our campus,” commented Dr. Sonny Burnette, Professor of Music, who coordinates the Foust Artist Series. “His art form is like no other, and Joe is second to none. He creates inspiring stories infused with meaning and emotion through the unique art of combining sand sculpting and music.”

A native of Mexico City, Joe Castillo grew up in a bi-lingual home, surrounded by art and the cosmopolitan culture of an international city.

In his teenage years, he developed a passion for using art to tell stories. He created his own comic book series and regularly combined one art-form with another. Moving to Florida, he attended Ringling School of Art and graduated from Florida Bible College. He started his career by founding The Advertising Library, an agency in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Castillo is now a much sought after public speaker and presenter. He has a passion for promoting the visual arts as a way of touching the heart. His artwork continues to sell worldwide. He is the author of three books and countless articles, has performed in 45 states and 26 countries, and continues to write, innovate, and inspire wherever he goes.

Hill Chapel doors will open at 7:30 p.m. for the 8 p.m. presentation on March 5. Tickets are priced at $10 for adults; $8 for senior citizens; and $5 for non-Georgetown College students.

The Foust Artist Series endowment was established in 1983 by the late Mary Louise Foust, Class of 1938, at a memorial to her parents. The endowment enables Georgetown College to annually bring to campus a variety of cultural activities.


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