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Bloomingdale artist creates guitar for SFMS auction
Noteworthy Art exhibit to be on display in City Market gallery in September
6.19 Barbara Gentry guitar
Barbara Gentry of Bloomingdale created this floral guitar to be auctioned by the Savannah Folk Music Festival Oct. 10 and 12, along with other items to benefit the Savannah Folk Music Society. - photo by Photo provided

Barbara Gentry, an artist from Bloomingdale,e conceived a touch of floral colors for her annual contribution to the Savannah Folk Music Society’s “Noteworthy Art” exhibit and auction fundraiser.

Gentry is one of over a dozen Savannah area artists completing new “guitar art” for display and sale by the Savannah Folk Music Society. For the sixth year, the society takes guitars donated by the Gretsch Foundation and has generous artists, like Gentry, transform them into unique objects of art.

The “Noteworthy Art and More” exhibition and auction will come in the fall to support the free-to-the public 19th Annual Savannah Folk Music Festival, Oct. 10-12. The art pieces will be on display at City Market’s Lobby Gallery all September, with the auction occurring at the festival at events on Oct. 10 and 12.

In addition to the “art guitars,” playable Gretsch guitars, banjo heads and other items will be auctioned, autographed by such celebrities as George Jones, Kathy Mattea, Bela Fleck, Chad and Jeremy, Ian Tyson, John McCutcheon, and Hazel Dickens.

Other art by Barbara Gentry may be seen at Studio 5 South in City Market. For more information, call (912) 786-6953 or on the Web,