September 22, 2008


This past Saturday saw the public unveiling of the guitars (36 in all) included in ORLANDO GUITAR TOWN at Orlando's City Hall. The event featured many of the guitar artists, the Orlando Mayor, along with a free concert featuring Big 10-4, John Frank, Gerry Williams Band, Christian Wilson & the Wayward Sons and Thomas Wynne & The Believers.

It was a beautiful day for the event, there was a very nice crowd, and the music was great. I was even interviewed by several members of the local press!

Below are some pictures from the event...and check back later - some of the musicians are going to send songs for me to add to this blog.....

By the way, I want to send a special Thank You to Tiffany, Angel, and "Tattoo" Bill for helping me out, and for for their patience with all my questions!

My first view of the event.

We were issued these kool passes.

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer poses with my guitar, my son, and I.

"Tattoo" Bill Roberts and his tribute to Aerosmith.

A few groovy pieces.

Mark Hadley and his "Envy".

Some of the small guitars that were displayed inside City Hall.

William Bernoir and his tribute to The Doors.

A couple of my favorites.

The stage and crowd!




September 20, 2008


Recently, I had the honor of being the only artist form Brevard County to be selected (with 35 other Central Florida Artists) to put our original art works on a 10ft tall replicas of a Gibson Les Paul Guitars!
These guitars will soon be placed all around downtown
Orlando for several months, then they will auctioned for charity.

....but, THIS SATURDAY (9/20), there will be a sneak preview Party at
Orlando City Hall with many of the artists in attendence! And a free concert (read the official press release below). We will be there at 3pm for several hours. Hope to see you there!

Here are a few snaps of my work in progress.....

laying down the base coat.

with the plants painted on.

the back of the guitar.

"Tequila Sunset" awaiting delivery to it's post at the CITY ARTS FACTORY.....
along with a few of the other (beautiful) pieces.



Official Orlando Kickoff Saturday, September 20 With FREE Concert and Sneak Peak of All Gibson Guitar Sculptures and Epiphone Showcase Guitars

Public Has Opportunity to Meet Visual Artists and Celebrate Orlando GuitarTown with Mayor Buddy Dyer

Orlando, Florida, September 12, 2008... Gibson Guitar, the world’s premier musical instrument manufacturer and presenter of the Orlando GuitarTown project, along with the City of Orlando, announced a special Orlando GuitarTown Concert and Event to take place Saturday, September 20, 2008 from 3-8pm at Orlando City Hall.

The Honorable Mayor Buddy Dyer will officially kick off the Orlando GuitarTown project in grand style and unveil the ten-foot tall Gibson Guitar sculptures in a special event downtown sponsored by Widmeer Beer and WMMO Radio. All guitar sculptures will be on display for the very first time. The public will have a chance to view the art guitars and meet the visual artists in attendance. After this special unveiling the sculptures will be placed around the City Beautiful as part of a multi-week display. The ten-foot Gibson Guitar sculptures will be featured outside of City Hall and the showcase Epiphone Guitars will be displayed inside City Hall for this special concert event and then moved to their assigned locations throughout the city.

To celebrate the official launch of Orlando GuitarTown, the City of Orlando has produced a free concert featuring popular local bands. Performances from Big 10-4, John Frank, Gerry Williams Band, Christian Wilson & the Wayward Sons and Thomas Wynne & The Believers are scheduled. The free concerts are open to all ages and free to the public. After the launch the committee will produce a map that will be available on line or in various tourist locations which will feature the locations of each guitar and sculpture.

The Orlando GuitarTown project is a public arts project featuring ten-foot tall fiberglass Gibson Les Paul model guitars and a series of regular size showcase Epiphone guitars painted by local and regional visual artists. Each will be placed throughout Orlando in front of city landmarks, sponsor locations and other popular destinations. The project unites the Orlando art, music and business communities and will benefit local charities. The culmination of the project will come in 2009 with an all-star live auction hosted by world renowned Juliens Auctions ( For information on Orlando GuitarTown go to or call the toll-free hotline at 1-866-321-4212. The project is administered by the Gibson Foundation (