A World Café Live One, featuring an extensive variety of artists who draw inspiration from the music of Phish will be held on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at World Café Live, 3025 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104. This one of a kind art show, created and produced by Pete Mason, will be held on the second day of Phish’s two night stand at The Mann Center for the Performing Arts, a 10 minute drive from World Café Live.
The lineup announced for the A World Café Live One represents a wide array of artists from across the country and extended Phish art community. Longtime Phish artists Isadora Bullock, Ryan Kerrigan, TRiPP, StuPINdous Creations, Fred Sutter, Graphic Translations, Jampanties, [Brendan/LoPorto Studios], and Setlist Tees are returning exhibitors and fans can expect to find a large portfolio from each artist of current and past art.
Pin makers and designers Dr. Wookles, Pins by CZ, Pin me Down, Pinsanity Designs, and Zenster Designs will feature their ever-popular pin series and designs, as well as other items made specifically for the Philadelphia and Magnaball shows.
Josean Rivera, known for his setlist art prints, The Overhead View, S.A.W. Family Creations, Blueskaithreads, Dogmatagram Designs and Whole Phamily are among the first time exhibitors, each bringing something new to the show, among them posters, clothing, Christmas items, children’s clothing and much more.
A musical performance from San Francisco-based pianist Holly Bowling will take place throughout the art show. Each set will feature Phish songs arranged for solo piano and several “jam transcriptions”, including a complete rendition of the ‘Tahoe Tweezer’ during the final hour, beginning at 3 pm. Holly recently completed a successful Pledge Music campaign for her album Distillation of a Dream and will have posters, pins and albums from the campaign for sale.
The Mockingbird Foundation, which has awarded grants for music education totaling more than $800,000 over the past 15 years, will debut an eight print series from The Phish Companion 3rd Edition. Phish’s 33-year career is interpreted across eight stunning prints by top rock artists including David Welker, Justin Helton, DKNG and AJ Masthay. Full series and singles plus spectacular variants and rare gems from the archives will be available, with all proceeds benefiting The Mockingbird Foundation. An exclusive to A World Café Live One, a brand new Rainbow Foil Variant of AJ Masthay’s latest print will be available for the first time.
Produced by Pete Mason, founder of PhanArt and author of PhanArt: The Art of the Fans of Phish, PhanArt exhibitions have been held in Atlantic City, Chicago, Las Vegas and Miami since 2013 and represent a continued effort to promote and exhibit original and unique concert art from a wide variety of artists. Unique posters, pins, apparel, stickers and much more are made for Phish shows, making the A World Café Live One a must-attend event during Phish tour.
The eclectic artists featured at this event show the broad scope of Phish related art and capture the inspiration of the band in their art. Phish’s creative fan base makes amazing art inspired by the band, their music and the locales they play.
In keeping with the great tradition and success of past art shows, A World Café Live One will offer free entry to all patrons and tubes available for purchase. Special edition works only available at the show can be viewed on PhanArt.net and acquired exclusively at the PhanArt show.
A curated beer list will feature local craft brews that are Phish-inspired and hand-selected by Beeradelphia director Michael Lawrence.
A World Café Live One is sponsored by NYS Music, We’ve Got it Simple, Philly Beer Scene Magazine, and 215Music.