09:36 PM on 10/15/08
MUSIC SAVES LIVES TEAMS WITH GIBSON GUITARS
AUCTIONING TWO CUSTOM DESIGNED GUITARS SIGNED BY
KATY PERRY AND ANDREW MCMAHON OF JACKS MANNEQUIN
MUSIC SAVES LIVES, the trusted conduit between music, entertainment and important life-saving causes, has joined forces with GIBSON GUITARS in an effort to raise money and awareness of life saving issues by auctioning off TWO specially designed Gibson guitars.
These one-of-a-kind, hand painted, custom Gibson guitars were created in hopes that they encourage, educate, and support the life saving efforts made by MUSIC SAVES LIVES. Each masterpiece was painted by artists, Mike Oncley, Colby Nichols and Josh Kenyon, in its raw, unassembled state then put together to create an irreplaceable work of art. In addition, each decked out guitar has been autographed by music artists who support MSL and all that they aspire to do. With these special collector's items, MUSIC SAVES LIVES and GIBSON hope to reach out and bring people together who share a common passion of helping those with life threatening issues.
The title and artist of each dynamic design are as follows:
Up for bid now!
"Yogi's Revenge" – artist Mike Oncley, autographed by Andrew McMahon of Jack's Mannequin
"Legends in the Wood" – artist Colby Nichols / Josh Kenyon, autographed by Katy Perry
TO RAISE FUNDS AND AWARENESS;
Each of the guitars above will be put on the auction block by Unite the United Foundation. In addition, two more Gibson guitars, signed by the Bouncing Souls and Reel Big Fish are soon to be auctioned. Donated by Gibson, these guitars represent the history as well as the future of the electric guitar. The models whose designs have become classics are a testament to Gibson's wide appeal, spanning more than four decades of music styles.
Being part of the music industry, drummer and artist, Mike Oncley creates from a practical state in many mediums. Mike has worked with musical artists creating themed art around the lunching of new albums, and has a passion for film making. Mike made a time-lapse video of his guitar creation that can be is found on youtube.com
Approaching his work with a light-heart, Colby Nichols' love for line and shape mix with his humor and passion for oddity to create complex stories that guide us to the very core of his strange brain. Using painstaking detail, Josh Kenyon illustrates scenes filled with complex patterns and intricate line-work. His style pushes limits of the mind making it easy to get lost in his mesmerizing work. Both Josh and Colby graduated with honors from the Art Institute of California, San Diego.
Since its start in 2005, the MUSIC SAVES LIVES community has grown to be a trusted source for young individuals that care about life-saving issues. MSL has focused its main efforts on blood donation and the bone marrow registry, reaching out by sharing facts and educating. To see these remarkable guitars and for more information, check out the MSL GIBSON GUITAR PROJECT at: www.musicsaveslives.org