Fender 2003. Stratocaster "The Melody of Cleveland" from GuitarMania Series Painted by Pamelina Hovnatanian
Original Artwork by Walter Allen Rogers Jr.
Cleveland-born Walter Allen Rogers* creations can be found throughout the Greater Cleveland community, including the nine murals and four paintings commissioned by the Ohio Arts Council for the Guyahoga County Juvenile Detention Center. Rogers also presented his 1997 Cleveland Unity Day painting "Many Paces... One Voice" to the United Nations in 1998.
From GuitarMania series, p33.
GuitarMania® is a Greater Cleveland community public art project that seeks to raise money for its two benefiting charities – United Way of Greater Cleveland and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s education programs. The project consists of large, 10-ft tall Fender® Stratocaster® guitars creatively transformed into works of art by local artists and national celebrities. The guitars are displayed on the city streets of Cleveland for residents and visitors to enjoy. Several of the guitars are also placed throughout the terminal and concourses of the Airport.
Cleveland artists and other rock-stars designed and decorated large fibreglass guitars then scattered them around downtown Cleveland.
Have a look here to see all these guitar sculptures on site in downtown Cleveland in 2002
Guitar Mania Catalogue, Bill Pappas (Photographer), Jane Campbell (Introduction)
ISBN 10: 0972504109 ISBN 13: 9780972504102
Publisher: United Way Services, 2002
Photo in Studio © Pamelina H.