Exhibit to Feature Photos of Music Legends

Images of many of the most famous rock-and-roll, blues, country and folk musicians of the 20th century will be on display at the Arkansas Tech University Museum during an exhibit entitled “Showtime: Photographs of Music Legends by Watt Casey Jr.” from Feb. 9-May 11.

The display will be open weekdays from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. The museum will have extended hours during the run of the exhibition from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on three select Saturdays: Feb. 10, March 10 and April 14.

An opening reception, including a scheduled appearance by the artist, is planned for 2-5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 9.

Admission to the reception and the daily exhibit is free and open to the public.

Casey began capturing the images while serving as a roadie for a music touring company in 1974. He went on to photograph such artists as Stevie Ray Vaughan, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Neil Young, Elvis Costello, Joni Mitchell, Jerry Garcia, Fleetwood Mac, Muddy Waters, BB King, Steve Miller, the Rolling Stones and Eric Clapton.

His photographs were compiled in “My Guitar Is a Camera,” a book published by the Texas A&M University Press and the Texas Book Consortium in 2017. The book will be available for purchase in the ATU Museum store for $35 per copy.

Casey is a professional photographer and cattleman from Albany, Texas. His work is featured in the Grammy Museum’s touring exhibit “Pride and Joy: The Texas Blues of Stevie Ray Vaughan” and also appears in CDs, boxed sets, music books and other publications.

For more information about the exhibit, call the ATU Museum at (479) 964-0826.