The exposition was conceived in 2002 by Woodstock sculptor and guitarist Rennie Cantine. “For six years I made guitar sculptures and put them up around town with store owners’ permission” he says. “When I saw the ‘Catskill cats’ project, I got the idea to make a guitar-shaped template for artists to use as a blank canvas.” Among the artists who contributed original works to be auctioned off at this year’s event are photographer Elliott Landy and sculptor and furniture maker Steve Heller.
Here, Cantine and friends make music for another charitable town event:
The Woodstock Guitar Sculpture Exposition Auction will take place October 11 at Landau Grill, in Woodstock, New York. There will be a preview at 2pm and the auction at 3pm, with live music to follow. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.myminiauction.com/familyofwoodstock.