Friday, August 16, 2013

**NEED YOUR VOTE PLEASE!!!** LEO Weekly Readers Choice Awards!

This really means a LOT to Jeff!

PLEASE HELP give Louisville's uptight & pretentious artists* A BIG BLACK EYE!
It's easy to do! VOTE FOR JEFF GAITHER - BEST VISUAL ARTIST
Anyone can vote! Lets put an odd ball artist in 1st place - give them a big black eye! lol - Thanks!

* NOTE: Not all of Louevil's artists are uptight & pretentious, but there sure are a lot of them here and and they always seem to win this! Are we not supposed to "Keep Louisville Weird"!?

Anyone can vote, so visit the URL below & go drop kick your vote in now! http://leoweekly.com/leo-weeklys-readers-choice-2013

 

There will be just a few instructions when ya get there! Please read and heed.

  1. You must fill in at least 5 questions to submit a category. Please select the category "Arts & Entertainment" and in the Best Visual Artist field just type in Jeff Gaither! Voila! (you can also go back and submit votes for other categories one by one, and vote for all the cool weird stuff in Louisville)!
  2. Only one ballot per person is allowed.
  3. Name and email address are required.
  4. Voting closes on Friday, Sept.
  5. 6. Old-school paper ballots must also be received by close of business that day.

JOIN US! Via Colori - Street Painting Festival

Jeff will be participating in VIA COLORI! KY again this year! This unique event will take place on Saturday, September 14th, on the Square in E-town, Kentucky. 
2012-Jeff using his fingers to blend chalk on his creation.  



VIA COLORI! is a street painting festival held in various towns and cities throughout the United States to raise funds for not-for-profit organizations. Hundreds of artists gather and create large-scale artworks on the street using chalk, and each artist is usually sponsored by a business or individual.The money raised goes to the not-for-profit organization chosen by the host location, to help further its mission. 
Jeff viewing his finished work at Ky Via Colori! 2012

Jeff with his "Rat Fink" inspired creation for Via Colori! 2011

The Elizabethtown, KY event benefits the Advocacy & Support Center. The Advocacy & Support Center (ASC "ask") is a 501c3 nonprofit organization funded by state and federal grants and community donations. ASC functions uniquely as a combined Rape Crisis Center and Children's Advocacy Center covering eight counties in Kentucky.







COME JOIN US and see Jeff in action as he creates what just might be his coolest street painting ever (hint: I've seen his preliminary plans and drawings...it is sure not to disappoint)! It's an awesome day of art, music, vendors, philanthropy, and more! WE HOPE TO SEE A BUNCH OF YOU GUYS THERE!



Monday, July 29, 2013

Showing at SUNERGOS

Stop by SUNERGOS COFFEE to see several of Jeff's newest paintings and treat yourself to unprecedented service and an amazing cup of coffee or espresso while you're at it (and their Chai Latte is to die for...YUM)! This "coffee shop" is kick ass...certainly not your everyday cup o' Joe. Sunergos is a deep, bleeding, oozing cut above the rest! They even do their own roasting, right on the premises, and you can watch the whole process through their viewing window! For Jeff, it is also a privilege to display at a coffee shop that is as passionate about their art as they are their coffee and other offerings! They regularly feature local and regional artists on display in their three locations.

See Ya Again Soon!
~Stacey
Like something you see here on the blog?
Wanna see something else,
or something different?
Drop me a line at artofgaither@gmail.com   :-)
 


                                                                                                                  Thursday Night Throwdown (aka TNT) Latte Art Competitions

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 THE ART OF GAITHER
Sunergos Coffee - Woodlawn Location
306 West Woodlawn Avenue
Louisville KY  40214

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Saturday, July 27, 2013

Paying METAL Forward!!!

O.K., so...many of you know Jeff as the notorious, prolific and scary horror artist, right? Did you know he also does a bunch of "nice" stuff?? While he has always felt it was extremely important to "give back" by sharing his talent, his latest cause is particularly cool!

                                                                         One of Jeff's most recently completed projects is the logo design and artwork for PAYING METAL FORWARD. The group was founded by a couple of metalheads who had both faced serious medical situations. Many times during their illnesses, these guys were able to think about something else, something badass and fun! This was due in large part to the thoughtfulness and compassion of metal bands, metalheads, and others in the genre across the world who took the time to send little care packages and stuff to help get these guys through.


Jeff had worked with one of the organizations founders (Pete Altieri, bass player/singer for Low Twelve, and of Heavycore Records) on several previous occasions. When Pete asked Jeff if he would be interested in donating his time and talent to create a logo for this awesome group of (cool) philanthropists, Jeff was totally down for it! I mean seriously, how often do many people in general think of serious metal fans as being philanthropic, kindhearted people who would give the shirt off their backs to help another in need!

I will be posting an interview with co-founder, Pete Altieri, here on the blog soon, so I won't go into all the details right at the moment. What I will do, however, is give you a little background from their Facebook page, and link ya up! We would appreciate the hell out of it if you would go check the organization out, and think about what you can do to support their mission. ALSO, if you know of a fellow metal head who could benefit from PAYING METAL FORWARD, contact these guys! Anybody fighting a serious illness or medical condition needs all the support, diversion and encouragement they can get! LET'S GIVE 'EM OURS!

THEY ALSO NEED METAL BANDS!!! Metal bands of ALL kinds who, if asked, would like to support the PMF organization by pledging to send music, shirts, stickers or whatever you can to a metal brother or sister in need if they ask. The guys at PMF want to give those facing serious medical situations a distraction while they are going through such difficult times! It's medically proven that it is beneficial to these patients and yes, METAL CAN WORK MIRACLES!

See Ya Again Soon!
~Stacey
Like something you see here on the blog? Wanna see something else,,,or something different? If so, get off your ass and drop me a line at artofgaither@gmail.com   :-)




 Low Twelve - "Crawl Space"

 
**From PAYING METAL FORWARD Facebook Pages-what PMF is all about!!**



Metal heads helping metal heads. Our organization wants to get metal music to metal heads who are suffering or struggling with a serious medical problem.

Paying Metal Forward's mission is to reach out to metal heads who are in real need of a break or diversion from a serious battle they are in. If we can make a metal head forget their situation for a little while, then we have served our purpose!

Paying Metal Forward is an non-profit organization to help fellow metal heads deal with an extremely difficult situation in their lives. As more bands, record labels, and individuals commit to helping the cause, as metal heads apply for help, PMF will make arrangements to have bands, labels and individuals send them music, dvds or anything to help keep their mind off the situation. In some cases, PMF will try to arrange to have band members from their favorite bands call them, or mail them autographed pictures.

PMF makes no promises, but will do our best to get metal heads the help they need to make it through a tough time!

Paying Metal Forward was founded by metal heads Pete Altieri and Chris Kovacs. Both wanted to start the organization during the summer of 2013 as a way to help fellow metal heads who were struggling with a serious disease or a similar crisis.
Pete Altieri, bass player/singer for Low Twelve fought his own battle with testicular cancer during the summer of 2001. After collapsing after a show in May of 2001, Pete was taken to the hospital and within only a few minutes was told that he likely had cancer. Blood tests confirmed the diagnosis and after having the tumor removed, Pete had to undergo intensive chemo to tackle the many tumors that were spread throughout his body. With the help of family, friends, and the legions of Low Twelve fans, Pete was able to remain strong and determined to beat the 50/50 odds he was given for survival. Oddly enough, on 9/11/01 he was told that his cancer was in remission. This coming September 11th will mark twelve years cancer free!

Chris Kovacs found out on March 5, 2013 that he had a perforated colon due to a mass that literally was strangling his colon. After emergency surgery to remove the mass it was determined that he had stage 4 colon cancer and the cells had spread to his liver. It was at this time that he was contacted by Pete - a former Bethel High School (CT) classmate and fellow metal head. Pete was one of many friends who reached out to Chris in his hour of need.

Pete contacted metal bands throughout the US to send Chris CDs, DVDs, or whatever they could spare to help keep his mind off cancer. Chris was buried in packages from metal heads across the country. In addition, Pete arranged phone calls from two musicians that were in one of Chris' all time favorite bands - Fates Warning. These calls helped inspire Chris and gave him the resolve to fight the good fight.

Chris said, "I told Pete as soon as I am better I would like to pay it forward. Pete had the same idea and together we came up with the idea of helping people who suffer from any medical issue. I am still going through treatment and my prognosis is to be fully cured by November. I have to believe that the reason why I am doing so well is due to people who I have never met helping a fellow metal head. Not only am I a co-founder of Paying Metal Forward but the first client. \m/"
Any metal head - of any age, who is struggling with any major medical issue can contact us at metalforward@lowtwelve.com or on twitter @MetalForward and we will be in touch. We will need to verify your claim, but only to weed out the people who really need our help. Please understand we are not looking to profit from this in the least. Only to help fellow metal heads who need it - just as others have helped Chris and Pete battle their cancer as well. Brothers helping brothers - or sisters!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Hittin' the airwaves!

Join Jeff with Uber City Radio host, John Marshall, for
BOD'S MAYHEM HOUR!




We had the pleasure of meeting John at Dead Winter Horror Convention this past winter in Somerset, KY. The whole Uber City Radio team was awesome, but John really made an impression, especially with Jeff! After interviewing with John during the convention, Jeff said it was probably one of the best interviews he has done! John plays some kick ass tunes on Bod's Mayhem Hour, and has some pretty killer guests and interviews (just this past week John interviewed Phil Anselmo of Pantera/Down)!

Tune in this Tuesday evening, July 30th at 6 p.m. Eastern time. You'll get to rock the hell out to some killer music (and probably influenced by Jeff's particularly twisted ear), and ya might even learn a few things about him ya never knew (or maybe never wanted to know)! Bwahahaha!

See Ya Again Soon!
~Stacey
Like something you see here on the blog? Wanna see something else,,,or something different? If so, get off your ass and drop me a line at artofgaither@gmail.com   :-)





Little Did We Know...

Jeff recently completed some pretty badass art and design work for Louisville, KY based metal band "littledidweknow".Check out the front cover below. Jeff also created the entire CD package layout and design, as well as a shirt and tour poster. The colors on this are INSANE (but of course, we've come to expect nothing less)!



You can check out a couple of their tunes on their Facebook BandPage, or catch them live this Saturday, July 27th at Louisville Deathfest!!!

Get Brutal!


See Ya Again Soon!
~Stacey

Like something you see here on the blog? Wanna see something else or something different? Well, get off your ass and drop me a line: artofgaither@gmail.com

Friday, July 19, 2013

GRAB your BRAIN!

California thrash band, Cholos On Acid, are back on the scene...and their newest CD, "Grab Your Brain", is due to be released next month. Their "re"-debut CD will feature some killer iconic looking cover art by none other than yours truly, Jeff Gaither!

Originally hailing from the West San Fernando Valley during the mid 1980’s, many of you might remember this 4 piece thrash punk band. Well, the Cholos are back, and in full force! Three of the original members (Kevin/Vox, Horhay, and Ken) teamed up with a badass new drummer (Carl), to "create a CD that brings back the old days, in a brand new way!" According to COA, this CD will feature "11 tracks of blistering thrash and fist pumping fury that will leave the weak on their knees!" 

If you're in or near California, be sure to check out their show schedule too! If not, maybe you'll get lucky and they'll tour to your hood soon! Be sure to eat your Wheaties before ya go!!!

See Ya Again Soon!
Stacey 


For a sneak preview of songs from their new CD, check out this video!


The band is also offering a LAST CHANCE, FREE DOWNLOAD of their CLASSIC 1989 DEMO before the new CD is released! You can grab all 7 tracks from the classic demo at www.cholosonacid.com!