True Faith, True Light: The Folk Instruments of Ed Stilley 

Opening August 23

This exhibition celebrates the vision of one of the great folk artists of our time: Ed Stilley from Hogscald Holler Homestead in Northwest Arkansas.  The exhibit features a collection of Stilley’s instruments that he created over a 25 year span.  Each instrument is comprised of rough sawn wood scraps along with hidden treasures such as door springs, saw blades, pot lids, metal pipes, and chainsaw sprockets found inside the base.

In addition to the instruments, this exhibition features photographs of Stilley at his workshop and home by Flip Puthoff along with photographs and X-ray images by Tim Hawley detailing the instruments.  

This exhibition also features portraits of some of those who have received the gift of an Ed Stilley guitar. A final component of the exhibition is a display devoted to Stilley’s tools and working process.

The exhibit runs from August 23 – November 1.