UT MARTIN HOSTS GUITAR AS ART RECEPTION – The 7th annual “Guitar as Art” opening reception was held September 5 as a part of the annual Tennessee Soybean Festival. During the reception, awards were presented to students who went above and beyond with their converted acoustic guitars. Pictured are (L to R) Violet Durden, a fine arts major from Bartlett and winner of the People’s Choice Award; Dan Knowles, winner of the Best Thematic Guitar Award; Kaitlyn Courtney, a senior agriculture major from Dresden and winner of the Best in Show Award; and Jason Stout, professor of art and Guitar as Art coordinator. The exhibit will be open for public viewing in UT Martin’s Fine Arts building on campus until Saturday, September 18. For more information, contact the Department of Visual Arts and Theatre at 731-881-7400.