Thursday, January 10, 2008

Urban Art in Overton Park

Opening Reception January 11, 6-8:00 PM
Gallery Talk January 23, 6:00 PM
Exhibit January 2-30

Memphis College of Art
1930 Poplar Avenue Overton Park

Please join the UrbanArt Commission this Friday night, January 11, from 6-8:00 PM, to begin the celebration of the UrbanArt Commission's 10th Anniversary. Viewers will get to see the behind-the-scenes work of public art, including models, plans, photographs, DVD's, projections and working drawings by some of the 56 artists the UAC has worked with to create close to 70 public art projects.


Guitar Man Tree Sculpture, Overton Park, Memphis
I found the image at this site (a German visitor's 1999 travelogue of Memphis) while looking for some vintage photos of the Shell. It's the Guitar Man tree sculpture that used to be on the west side of the Overton Park Shell. I don't know who created it, but it appeared to have been carved with a chainsaw into the standing trunk of a fallen oak tree. I assumed the tree man was Elvis, but it doesn't matter. I loved it, but now it's gone.

Anyone know what happened to it?

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