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Two Wauwatosa Artists Chosen for GuitarTown Designs

The artists will design the next round of 15 10-foot fiberglass replicas and 24 playable Les Paul guitars for the Waukesha GuitarTown public arts project.

Two Wauwatosa artists have been selected to help design the next round of fifteen 10-foot fiberglass replicas and 24 playable Les Paul guitars for the GuitarTown public art project in Waukesha.

A number of artists, which include Wauwatosa residents Ted Turner and Bridget Griffith Evans, from Southeastern Wisconsin have been chosen to participate in the project.

The Waukesha GuitarTown public arts project kicked off in downtown Waukesha in June 2012. Gibson Guitars agreed to a second phase, and the GuitarTown steering committee has the artists that will design the guitars.  

This year's project has grown to 15 10-foot guitars and to 24 playable showcase guitars.

With these additions, the Waukesha GuitarTown Project will be beautifying Waukesha’s landscape with a total of twenty-five 10-foot guitars. Likewise, the playable Les Paul guitars will now increase to a total of 44.

This year’s sponsors will be able to display the guitars at their place of business as well as be featured on an area map of Waukesha, much like the Guitar Pick map did for the downtown during the summer of 2012. 

Playable guitars will once again be sent to Gibson for the addition of strings and related hardware before being returned to Waukesha for an indoor display.  

All the guitars will be displayed in downtown Waukesha during the opening weekend of Waukesha’s Freeman’s Friday Night Live on June 7, 2013.  

Large guitars are also going to Waukesha West High School, Waukesha North High School, Waukesha Central Middle School, Saratoga Stem School, and showcase playable guitars to Butler Middle School. La Casa will be getting a large 10 foot guitar and a playable. 

The joint efforts of the Gibson Guitar Foundation and local sponsorships are providing funding for this project.  Sponsorships opportunities for this project are available by contacting Rick Congdon, President of Waukesha GuitarTown at www.Waukeshaguitartown.com

Below is the list of the chosen artists:

Waukesha GuitarTown 2013 Encore Artist List

Large 10 foot Guitars                                          

Willis Guthrie                        Waukesha, WI

Flo Winzenreid                        Pewaukee, WI

Pat Mitchell                        Menomonee Falls, WI

Nick Brownrigg                        Waukesha, WI

Gwenda Helgert                        Waukesha, WI

Bridget Griffith Evans            Wauwatosa, WI

Albin Erhart                        Hartland, WI

Juergen Strigenz            Delafield, WI

Ed Legge                        Dell Prairie, WI

Jeff Homar                        Waukesha, WI

Small Playable Showcase Guitars

Valerie Christall             Burlington, WI

Connie Pelzek                        Hales Corner, WI

Andy Haas Schneider            Waterford, WI

Tom Noll                        Waukesha, WI

Laura Fesser                        New Berlin, WI

Ted Turner                        Wauwatosa, WI

Cecilia Blenker                        Waukesha, WI

Neal Vogt                        Pewaukee, WI

Marcia Schneider            Waukesha, WI

Robert Anderson            Kenosha, WI

Jason Vogt                        Waukesha, WI

Ed Jackson                        Menomonee Falls, WI

Dan Taylor                        Milwaukee, WI

Jason LeCavalier            Waukesha, WI

Jennifer Moon                        Waukesha, WI

Charles Lichtie                        Waukesha, WI

C. Matt Luther                        Waukesha, WI

Chuck Weber                        Waukesha, WI

Tosa_L March 21, 2013 at 11:39 AM
The Patch is starting to slip up a bit on their "cut and paste" articles - I'm not faulting the process, just the attention to detail in its execution. The artists mentioned here are from Wauwatosa, not Menomonee Falls.

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