Artful Word: The Phish Art Show
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Community producer James A. Gero tours the Phish and the Flynn Center celebration of the 20th anniversary of the WaterWheel Foundation. The Waterwheel Foundation is the charitable partnership between Phish and their fan community. The exhibit is a display of posters and show flyers at the Flynn’s Amy E. Tarrant Gallery. Phish in the North Country is an intimate exhibition of three dozen posters and flyers celebrating the band’s local and regional roots. The exhibition looks at the Vermont band’s 30-plus year history, starting in bars and nightclubs within blocks of the exhibit and growing through Nectar’s, Hunt’s, the Front, the Flynn, Boston, Albany, Saratoga Springs, and throughout the world. This exhibit focuses on “local” shows—those within striking distance for Vermonters—spanning the band’s career.
In honor of #WaterWheel20, Phish in the North Country includes special edition posters that have accompanied the band’s various charitable events. Many of the band’s signature and lesser known artists will be featured on works as varied as Xerox flyers for telephone poles to highly collectible fine art pieces. James Gero interviews artists and attendees at the opening of the exhibit. This exhibition represents a small fraction of the band’s concert posters. The posters are for exhibit only and not for sale.