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STICK IN A BOX: A CELEBRATION OF HAND MADE MUSIC


  • CRAFT ONTARIO - CO SPACE GALLERY 1106, Queen Street West Toronto, ON, M6J 1H9 Canada (map)

Ken Vickerson shares his love for the humble cigar box guitar (CBG) in this exhibition of guitars produced over the past three years. The CBG, also known as the poor man’s guitar, is steeped in history and has provided entertainment and satisfaction for generations. Commonly made from empty cigar boxes and materials at hand, these instruments have recently experienced a resurgence in popular culture. They provide an ideal vehicle for both musical and visual artistic expression.

Ken has pursued this concept through a project that brings CBG building and playing workshops to creative communities over the past 6 months. His enthusiasm has inspired friends and collaborators whose work is also featured in the exhibit.