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Music on the Sidewalk by Mandy Barker

City of Bristol, Tennessee's Paper Windows Session 10 Winners Announced

January 28, 2013

The judges of the city’s Paper Windows Project have announced the winners of Session 10. During this session photographers were to show what the “Sound of Music” meant in their mind’s eye. Project Coordinator, Lisa Beckner stated, “We were certain we would get lots of concert photos, with all the music that goes on in Downtown Bristol it was a given. However, we were surprised to get some of the photos that actually had nothing to do with music in the way one would expect and those shots were equally beautiful. It was more about music we hear in nature or see rather than hear. It was a wonderful concept.”

The 1st place winner went to Mandy Barker, with her picture titled “Music on the Sidewalk”. The shot contained one of the city’s sidewalk water meter covers and a mandolin. It was presented in black and white, creating a very stark image.

The 2nd place winner was sent in by Regina Shinall. Shinall’s shot was full of vibrant color and shot at the Downtown Center during one of the city’s Tribute Series concerts. The featured performer was a Rod Stewart look-a-like. The photo was titled “Impersonating Legendary Rod Stewart”.

The 3rd place was taken by Terri Campbell, who shot a performer at one of the many Border Bash concerts hosted downtown during the summer months. The picture was titled “Kenny Vaughan at Border Bash.”

So far in the project there have been almost 250 entries varying from sessions garnering fifty to those. “This has been one of the most successful community projects we have ever undertaken,” said Terrie Talbert, Director of Community Relations for the city. “I hope everyone takes a few minutes to go to the city’s website page for Paper Windows and look at all the wonderful pictures that have been entered.”

There are two sessions left in the project. The current one underway is titled “Seeing Red.”

For project rules go to www.bristoltn.org, click on the Home tab, scroll down to Paper Windows.