HUNTINGDON, Tenn. – Marty Stuart's photography exhibit "Pilgrims, Sinners, Saints, and Prophets" is on display through February 28, 2018 at the Dixie Carter Performing Arts and Academic Enrichment Center Ballroom Gallery.
"Pilgrims, Sinners, Saints, and Prophets" is a 26-piece black and white collection of country music icons Stuart has been privileged to call friends including Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, George Jones, and Roy Acuff. This particular collection has only been exhibited on one other occasion.
Inspired by his professional photographer mother, Hilda Stuart, Marty took his first photograph at the age of 11 at the Choctaw Indian Fair in his hometown of Philadelphia, Mississippi. The photo he took was of the performing artist Connie Smith, who is now his wife.
Once Stuart went on the road playing music, he had unprecedented access to so many legendary artists in the music industry. He called home and asked his mother to please send him a camera. Stuart’s hobby has made him a highly respected photographer and documentarian.
“I decided to take their photos because I was there, seeing them up close and wanted to capture that moment,” said Stuart. “I am very glad I did because so many of them are no longer with us.”
This collection was curated by The Arts Company in Nashville, Tennessee.
The collection will be on display through February 28, 2018. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays to Fridays. Guests can call Box Office for weekend hours and to schedule a group tour at 731-986-2100.
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