On June 29th, the Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA) will be premiering a special exhibit called “Wire & Wood: Designing Iconic Guitars”. The exhibit explores the basics of guitar design while also considering how some guitars have become icons, how they reached this status, and how technology will affect the instrument in the future. In addition to interactive activities in the galleries, this exhibition will explore the design of the guitar, guitars as musical icons, technology & guitars, and more. There is a special part of the exhibit dedicated to innovators that features Paul Reed Smith.
Paul and the MODA museum along with Ken Carbone, longtime friend of the museum, will kick off the opening of the event with a presentation and Q&A session. The location of the presentation will be across the street from MODA at the Rich Auditorium on the grounds of the High Museum of Art (The Rich auditorium can hold 375 people and we are expecting a crowd for this event).
This exhibition is curated by W. Todd Vaught.
More information about MODA and the Wire & Wood exhibit including the time of Paul’s presentation and the opening of the exhibit, can be found at: www.museumofdesign.org
About Curator, W. Todd Vaught:
W. Todd Vaught who brings over 20 years of experience in multi-disciplinary design, management and story-telling to bear in Wire & Wood: Designing Guitars. In 2012, Vaught curated Skate It or Hang It!? The Evolution of Skateboard Design for MODA. The exhibition set attendance records and garnered interest from national publications, news outlets and corporate entities.
Todd began playing guitar at age 15 and started to join local bands. His interest in guitar and its impact on a musician’s image has long been a fascination. Todd’s full time focus in Atlanta is acting as Managing Director of Dimensional Innovations where he leads the Atlanta office in multi-disciplinary design projects.