Haute Event: Carlos Santana Unveils a Guitar Sculpture at House of Blues

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The House of Blues unveiled 13-foot guitar sculpture “Wings of Legend” commemorating the return of Carlos Santana’s residency “An Intimate Evening with Santana: Greatest Hits Live – Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow” at Mandalay Bay on Wednesday. The unveiling honors the 20th anniversary celebration of the House of Blues brand.

The sculpture is the creation of cutting-edge American artist Dale Evers, one of the most innovative and established sculptor/designers of centerpiece art. Evers successfully blends the world of fine art and functional design in each custom piece. Recognized as a pioneer in the art field with his ability to mix mediums at a unique and sophisticated level, Evers has created this custom piece – a steel, glass and bronze replica of a PRS SANTANA signature guitar. Titled “Wings of Legend,” it represents the tens of millions of guitars that have become an intrinsic part of American pop-culture and pays homage to the artistry of Santana and his relationship with PRS guitars.

The sculpture unveiling created a discussion of the instrument needs in local Las Vegas schools and prompted Hermes Music Foundation, along with the International House of Blues Foundation’s Action for the Arts program (IHOBF), to donate 200 guitars to local schools and programs.

One of the donation recipients, Fremont Middle School, was on hand with their student mariachi band. They performed several songs during the event.

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