Did you know country star Marty Stuart is an avid photographer? Well, he is, and you can see his work in Guitars & Cadillacs: The Photography of Marty Stuart with Jennifer Quigley, Guitar Sculptor. The exhibit opens Sunday, Oct. 7 with a reception at Monthaven Arts and Cultural Center in Hendersonville. Since he was a young boy, Stuart has taken pictures of the people and places surrounding him. The Guitars & Cadillacs exhibit features photos of Stuart's encounters with music legends and everyday folks during his life on the road.
IN THE ARTIST'S OWN WORDS
"When I first began traveling, I loved the adventure of going from town to town and exploring what each place had to offer. Whenever possible, on the day of the show, I walked the streets and back roads, gathering stories and songs from local folks," Stuart says. "I studied everything from the different kinds of architecture that surrounded me to the majesty of the sunsets and how they affected the mood of the town I was in." Furthermore, Stuart also spends a good deal of time photographing the people he meets. "The kind of characters who can be defined as American originals," Stuart says.
In addition to Stuart's photography, you'll also see sculptures by Jennifer Quigley. Her work includes pieces for numerous musicians, celebrities and large organizations. You can meet both artists at the Sunday afternoon reception taking place from 3 – 7 p.m. Stuart will treat guests to a special musical performance at 5 p.m. followed by a 5:30 p.m. book signing of American Ballads: The Photography of Marty Stuart. At 6 p.m., there will be a Q&A with Quigley. Monthaven Arts and Cultural Center is located at 1017 Antebellum Cir., Hendersonville. The exhibit runs through Sunday, Nov. 25. Hours are Thu – Sat 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sun 12 – 5 p.m. Call 615-822-0789 or visit monthavenculturalcenter.com.