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'Guitar as Art' contest and exhibition gallery opening set for Aug. 31


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MARTIN, Tenn. — Acoustic guitars converted into 2D art will be featured in an exhibition starting Sunday, Aug. 31, in the UT Martin Fine Arts Building Gallery. The exhibition opens at 2 p.m., followed at 2:45 by award presentations for the Guitar As Art Contest. The event is part of the 21st Annual Tennessee Soybean Festival, Aug. 28-Sept. 6, and is free and open to the public.

The exhibition will feature acoustic guitars altered by local artists using 2D media such as painting, mosaic, photo transfer and drawing. A $500 purchase prize will be given to the winning entry, and the guitar will be featured in print advertising for the 2015 Tennessee Soybean Festival. A People’s Choice Award will also be awarded.

For additional information, contact Katie Smith, UT Martin coordinator for student organizations, at 731-881-1864.


PHOTO CAPTION: Katie Smith, UT Martin coordinator for student organizations, and Jason Stout, assistant professor of art and faculty adviser for the League of Starving Artists, created the “Guitar for Art” contest.


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