Artwork Selected Will Adorn Rock-n-Roll Guitars Displayed at the Rock Hall
Cleveland, OH—July 27, 2009—Cleveland Rocks!, the public art project presented by Epiphone Guitar has extended its deadline for visual artists to submit artwork applications to be considered for the project to Monday, August 3rd. Visual artists will be selected by a steering committee made up of a Who’s Who in Cleveland and the entertainment industry. The visual artists selected for this program will have the opportunity to decorate one of fifty Epiphone Les Paul guitars, and once completed, will have them exclusively exhibited at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. The project will benefit local non-profits and bring visual artists and celebrities together through art and music. Bands from the Warped Tour, Ryan Cabrera and Lynryd Skynrd have already lent their support to the program by autographing guitars that will be part of the project.
Visual artists interested in submitting an application and artwork for Cleveland Rocks! should download the forms at http://clevelandrocks.epiphone.com/. Visual artists may also pick up an application at the Greater Cleveland Film Commission located at 1301 E 9th Street, Suite 120 in downtown Cleveland between the hours of 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM, Monday—Friday. The extended deadline for completed applications is Monday, August 3, 2009 at 6:00pm EDT. Visual artists may submit more than one proposal. Information regarding applications, official rules and regulations and general information can also be obtained by calling the official Cleveland Rocks! hotline at 1-800-444-2766 ext. 2121 or by emailing email@example.com. Once all applications are received by interested artists, the official steering committee will vote on the designs which will be part of the exciting exhibit and notify each artist. All visual artists chosen will also share in a worldwide publicity announcement. All participating visual artists will receive a gift certificate for materials to help defray the cost, inclusion in the Cleveland Rocks! catalog, invitation to the star-studded Cleveland Rocks! gala auction event and eligibility to be featured in large scale publicity campaigns.
Cleveland Rocks! is a community arts project that celebrates the unique artistic excellence and diversity of the city of Cleveland supported by Epiphone guitar’s parent company Gibson Guitar. Featuring Epiphone Les Paul guitars that are to be artistically designed by Ohio based visual artists and celebrities, this project will serve as an artistic reminder and display of Cleveland’s lush musical heritage and unwavering commitment to music that Rocks! Cleveland is the home of rock-n-roll, given the distinction of being the city which originally coined the phrase by Alan Freed. Once completed, the guitars will be exclusively exhibited at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, and subsequently auctioned off to raise funds for three local non-profit organizations: the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, the Greater Cleveland Film Commission, and The Cleveland Music School Settlement.
A gala auction event conducted by world-renowned Julien’s Auctions will be held at the conclusion of the exhibit with all proceeds benefitting the non-profits. The project is administered through the Gibson Foundation.
For more information on Cleveland Rocks, please visit http://ClevelandRocks.Epiphone.com
Caroline Galloway, Gibson Guitar & Epiphone, 615-423-4904, firstname.lastname@example.org
Cie Hoover, Gibson Guitar & Epiphone, 615-260-8835, email@example.com