One glance at the news — from the disparate impact of COVID-19 to the senseless destruction of black lives — shows it’s never been more important to address racism from every angle, and PHRE want to reach people through their love of Phish.
On Saturday, May 30 from 11:30am – 7:30pm ET, Phans for Racial Equity (PHRE) will host their first ever virtual retreat. The Zoom virtual retreat, ‘In a Minute I’ll be PHRE,’ will feature workshops on racial equity, planning out PHRE work for the next 1-3 years, and talking to friends in groups including BrianRobert, GrooveSafe, and Mike Side Dyke Side. In doing a virtual event, PHRE hopes to give the broader Phish community the chance to learn more about PHRE and their work.
The purpose of the public forum is for the community to learn about how phans of color’s experience in the scene can be different, talk about what we can do together to make our scene as inclusive as possible and our opportunity and responsibility to act for racial justice in the broader world.
Fans will be engaged in a talk about PHRE’s origins, including the Phish Scene So White: Let’s Talk article, the online backlash and what that says about our community. PHRE’s mission will be discussed, as well as core activities such as tabling at Phish shows, working with venues to address harassment, and how folks can get involved.
Set 2 includes a discussion moderated by Jay Curley of Ben and Jerry’s a conversation about race in the scene and PHRE’s origins and organizing work. The forum includes a Phish Trivia contest with a grand prize of Phish Gorge 2021 tickets.
At 7:30pm it’s Happy Hour with live music from Jackie Venson, Hayley Jane, Andy Greenberg and many more.
With a project goal to benefit artists, charities and art lovers, Screens ‘n’ Suds has purchased artwork directly from artists who have donated to the SNS print series in years past. They are listing all purchased art in auction form, with proceeds from the auctions benefitting the Multiple Sclerosis Society and other charities. Visit the auction here.
You can stay up to date via SNS Instagram @screensnsuds. The first round of auction items can be found below, ending on June 1 at 8pm ET, with additional auctions ending over the course of the week.
#1 AJ Masthay – “Dead & Co” 2019 MSG #2 DKNG Studios “Rocketeer” 3 Print Set #3 Furturtle Print Set #4 David Welker “Cuttlefish” #5 Mike Munter “Cobra” and “Eagle” Print Set
Tyler Kreshover, a 27-year old architect living in Brooklyn has taken his skills to a new level with his Baker’s Dozen print. Using programs including Illustrator, Photoshop and Sketch up, Tyler has taken his love for Phish and the 13 shows that made up the Baker’s Dozen and created a print celebrating the historic run. Tyler shares his story behind this intricate print below.
Two weeks before the BD started I was living outside of Philadelphia with growing interest in moving to NYC when one of my good friends told me he had a spot open in his Brooklyn artist loft. I knew I wanted to see as many Baker’s Dozen shows as possible. This combined with my desire to live in New York prompted me to put in my two weeks, quit my job, and make the move to New York City on a whim. I moved in and unpacked my things a few hours before the first show of the dozen, and ended up doing all 13. It was one of the greatest spontaneous decisions I have ever made.
The Baker’s Dozen Poster idea originated with the functional purpose of it – and then the graphics came later. I think something about being an architect makes me really appreciate design that can be functional (like buildings). Most prints you see for Phish shows are created before the show and don’t necessarily fully portray the things that happened that night. But considering how the things that happened during the Baker’s Dozen Run are so significant; I wanted to make a poster that commemorated it all. Having the setlist of each show in a cool format that allows you to compare night by night what went down at the Dozen adds a cool function to this piece that seems to be appreciated. I really tried to convey the energy of the show and song choices with different fonts and accentuations in type.
As far as the graphics around them, it just seemed pretty obvious to make the scene a bakery – Phish kinda handed that on a plate with the whole donut idea. Putting together the scene was a multistep process – the setlists were created in Illustrator first. The scene itself is actually modeled three-dimensionally in an architectural program I use called SketchUp. As an architect, I have spent a ton of time 3D modeling and rendering interior and exterior scenes to create visions for clients of what their space might look like upon completion – so I used those skills to put together a model of the bakery (placing emphasis on how the setlists would be portrayed).
This poster is one of Tyler’s first in the Phanart scene, and is in an open edition, measuring 36″ x 24″ and digitally printed on 175 gsm fine art paper. Tyler has a variety of other work, with shirts, other apparel and clothing inspired by Trey Anastasio, JGB’s Cats Under the Stars, Goose, and more. Check out other items below and his Etsy shop for more details. Follow him on Instagram and Twitter.
Outcasty has been hard at work this spring, and have a line of masks in various designs, birthday cards and more to come.
Facemasks come in a donut design, as well as a Sloth and one that gives a nod to New Years Eve’s ‘incident’ at MSG – what a way to start a weird year, huh? Order one at their Etsy shop.
Need a birthday card for someone celebrating their big day at home? Pick one up at their Etsy store. Little Hippie has offered to send out cards to any Phish kid (of all ages) who are missing their chance to celebrate their birthday. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Phish fans from across the country read pages from The alPHabet Book, for Little Phans. This ABC book takes young readers from A to Z with Phish inspired art and text. Books are available at Ryankerrigan.com and PhanArt.Weebly.com
Are you looking for a cool bandana to Cover Your Face? Vintage Dead has always had them on tour and now their Grateful Dead scarves and bandanas are ready to ship, while supplies last! Vintage Dead also sell vintage Grateful Dead shirts, memorabilia, art and more.
Since 1996, Vintage Dead has searched the land, scoured places high and low, to salvage well-loved Grateful Dead shirts and worn imagery from renowned artists and popular concerts. Vintage Dead has been dead-icated to bringing the best vintage Grateful Dead memorabilia and apparel from years gone by and signature lines of collectable art to where our favorite music is being played. They also partner with creators of licensed band merchandise to offer unique clothes, accessories, home goods, and more cool stuff for the rockin’ family.
Their pop up shop has been a premier attraction at top music festivals and live music events throughout the country. From vintage shirts to psychedelic art, we have gifts for live music fans. When not on world tour, find Vintage Dead online.
Vintage Dead is proud to donate 10% of proceeds from all face coverings to Conscious Alliance. They remain committed to helping feed families across the US during the Covid-19 pandemic. Since March 2020, Conscious Alliance has provided over 500,000 meals to people in need. Order
Lizzy Layne has selection of stickers, apparel, posters, accessories and more now available on her website. Born in Detroit, Lizzy grew up always knowing she wanted to be an artist. She pursued those dreams at the University of Arizona and has since immersed herself in the local art scene in the Bay Area and creatively engaging with the surrounding community wherever she goes.
A mixed media artist whose vast skill set includes painting, graphic design, printmaking, illustration and mural art, Lizzy melds techniques and materials to spawn a visual experience that is whimsical, creative and unique.
In her professional portfolio, Lizzy is a Creative Director who has established branding for major companies, created apparel and textile designs within the fashion world and is consistently collaborating with the music industry to produce illustrated concert posters and merchandising. Additionally, she enjoys creating mural art and live painting and at music festivals and various events nationwide.
Lizzy hopes that by sharing her creative visions, she can bring a bit of laughter, inspiration and positivity to the world.
Order Lizzy’s Phish-themed sticker pack, which includes an assortment of 7 unique vinyl stickers seen below. And check out even more items available in her shop, including this NYE 2017 Poster!
For Disc Golf enthusiasts, East Coasters, maker of fine upcycles mats, coasters and more, have a Driver perfect for Phish fans. Their Donut Disc Golf Driver is available now for $25-29.99. Flight numbers are Speed: 13; Glide: 5; Turn: -1; and Fade: 2. Order one here.
You may have seen You Enjoy My Vegan at the PhanArt show in Providence, but she’s also a staple on Phish tour, selling vegan, raw food, vegan keto and grain free treats and meals from farm phresh phood.
They’ve since started selling Donut and other decorative face masks for these times. You Enjoy My Vegan has donated over 200 masks to local emergency and healthcare workers.