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UGA VI guitar created for folk music society
8.22 Grace Rohland guitar
“UGA VI Dog of Dawgs” - photo by Photo provided

Grace Rohland has painted the perfect instrument for any University of Georgia fan.

Rohland has taken a Gretsch Historic Series acoustic guitar and adorned it with a charming portrait of “UGA VI – Dog of Dawgs.”

This is her second contribution to the annual fund-raising event for the Savannah Folk Music Festival. Her work appears at Gallery 209 on River Street and The Gallery in City Market.

Rohland is one of many Savannah area artists completing new “guitar art” for display and sale by the Savannah Folk Music Society this year. For the sixth year, the society takes guitars donated by the Gretsch Foundation and has artists 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 all September at City Market’s Lobby Gallery, with the auction occurring at the festival at events on Oct. 10 and 12.

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

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