“Wings of Legend” Guitar Sculpture Unveiled to Commemorate Carlos Santana’s 2013 Residency at House of Blues Las Vegas

Carlos Santana with "Wings of Legend" guitar sculpture
Tuesday, in front of the House of Blues Las Vegas inside Mandalay Bar Resort & Casino, cutting-edge American sculptor Dale Evers unveiled a 13-foot “Wings of Legend” commemorative guitar sculpture to mark Santana’s kick off of his 2013 residency performance dates (Photo: © Erik Kabik / www.ErikKabik.com)

In attendance were Carlos Santana, sculptor Dale EversPaul Reed Smith of PRS Guitars, Director of Hermes Music U.S. Gregory Morrison, House of Blues Las Vegas GM Andrew Economon and students benefiting schools including Fremont Middle School, Girls Rock Vegas, After School All-Stars and Hollywood Recreation Center.

Dale Evers and Carlos Santana
Dale Evers and Carlos Santana

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Evers, one of the most innovative and established sculptor/designers of centerpiece art, 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.

Carlos Santana and Paul Reed Smith
Carlos Santana and Paul Reed Smith

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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.

Carlos Santana and Paul Reed Smith
Carlos Santana and Paul Reed Smith

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

Carlos Santana and Paul Reed Smith
Carlos Santana and Paul Reed Smith

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Carlos Santana addresses the crowd
Carlos Santana addresses the crowd

Photo: © Erik Kabik / www.ErikKabik.com.

Carlos Santana addresses the crowd
Carlos Santana addresses the crowd

Photo: © Erik Kabik / www.ErikKabik.com.

Carlos Santana addresses the crowd
Carlos Santana addresses the crowd

Photo: © Erik Kabik / www.ErikKabik.com.

Carlos Santana addresses the crowd
Carlos Santana addresses the crowd

Photo: © Erik Kabik / www.ErikKabik.com.

Dale Evers, Carlos Santana and Paul Reed Smith
Dale Evers, Carlos Santana and Paul Reed Smith

Photo: © Erik Kabik / www.ErikKabik.com.

"Wings of Legend" guitar sculpture by Dale Evers
“Wings of Legend” guitar sculpture by Dale Evers

Photo: © Erik Kabik / www.ErikKabik.com.

"Wings of Legend" guitar sculpture by Dale Evers
“Wings of Legend” guitar sculpture by Dale Evers

Photo: © Erik Kabik / www.ErikKabik.com.