Although known primarily as a country music star, Marty Stuart has been taking photographs of the people and places surrounding him since he first went on tour as a young boy. Guitars & Cadillacs features photographs of his encounters with music legends to everyday folks Stuart encountered on the road. We are honored to showcase his works and welcome him to Monthaven Arts and Cultural Center as a featured artist with special guest Jennifer Quigley.
MARTY STUART – Stuart’s work ranges from intimate and often candid behind-the-scenes depictions of legendary musicians to images that capture the eccentricities of characters from the back roads of America, to dignified portraits of members of the impoverished Lakota tribe in South Dakota, a people he was introduced to through his former father-in-law, Johnny Cash. Whatever the subject, Stuart is able to sensitively tease out something unexpected or hidden beneath the surface through a skillful awareness of timing and composition as well as a unique relationship with many of the subjects based on years of friendship and trust.
“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. 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. That first season was filled with the joy of a new musical life taking flight. The applause, the spotlight, the sparkle of the fame, the freedom of ‘here today, go somewhere else tomorrow’ charmed me night after night, day after day, until show business found its mark and became a way of life. I enjoyed every minute of the dance. I still love those things, but most of all it’s the people that I’ve enjoyed along the way, namely the characters. The kind of characters who can be defined as American originals.”
Exhibition courtesy of the collection of the Tennessee State State Museum.
JENNIFER QUIGLEY – Returning to the Nashville area after more than a decade, Monthaven Arts and Cultural Center is proud to showcase the art and sculptors of Jennifer Quigley who has created work for numerous musicians, celebrities and large organizations such as, The Country Music Hall of Fame and The Civic Design Center/Nashville.
MEET THE ARTISTS
Sunday, October 7, 2018
3:00 – 5:00PM – Reception
5:00 – Marty Stuart will treat guests to a special performance of “Dark Bird” an original song written after the loss of his good friend and American music legend, Johnny Cash.
5:30 – Book-signing, American Ballads: The Photography of Marty Stuart. Books WILL be AVAILABLE for sale.
6:00 – Q&A with guitar sculptor and artist Jennifer Quigley.
Special Vintage Guitar Show with Rumble Seat Music
Schedule is subject to change.
Special THANK YOU to our sponsors:
October 7 thru November 25
This event is FREE and open to the public.
The MACC hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. For more information about the exhibition, contact Kathleen Johnson at admin@TheMACCTN.com or by calling (615) 822-0789