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Friday, July 11

PhanArt: Poster/Pin Exhibition: Chicago Sunday, July 20th 12-5pm - Congress Plaza Hotel

Ryan Kerrigan • TRiPP • Isadora Bullock • Phil Kutno Michael Boyer • Noah Phence • Paul Bohensky • Jeff Nesbit StuPINdous Creations • Fred Sutter • Andrew Bryant Melissa Goldenberg • Graphic Translations • Adam Davidoff Pin me Down • Party Time Pins
 -more to be announced- 

The art show will be held Sunday, July 20th , from 12pm-5pm at the historic Congress Plaza Hotel, featuring exclusive Phish-inspired posters, pins, shirts and unique wares from a variety of vendors and artists. Admission to this event is FREE. The PhanArt Poster and Pin Exhibition is sponsored by: Poster Scene, Philly Philms, Freedom Flask, The Barn Presents, and Helping Friendly Podcast -1- he PhanArt Poster and Pin Exhibition: Chicago, featuring a wide variety of artists who draw inspiration from the music of Phish, will be held on Sunday, July 20th, 2014 from 12pm-5pm at the historic Congress Plaza Hotel, 520 South Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL located near Grant Park. 

This one of a kind art show, created and produced by Pete Mason, will be held on the final day of Phish’s three night stand at Chicago’s FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island. The initial lineup announced for the PhanArt Poster and Pin Exhibition: Chicago represents a wide array of artists from among the Phish art community. Longtime Phish artists Ryan Kerrigan, TRiPP, Isadora Bullock, Michael Boyer and Jeff Nesbit are all familiar names with fans from past shows. Each will have a large portfolio of current and past concert poster art to exhibit from a wide range of musical acts. Phil Kutno, best known for his expressive oil, pencil and lithographs of American music icons will have his work on display. Screenprint artist Paul Bohensky brings a unique styles of posters to the PhanArt show for the first time, while Melissa Goldenberg’s line of Phish inspired jewelry, clothing and accessories will surely find an audience. Graphic Translations Tees and Fred Sutter will each have a wide array of t-shirt designs normally found on lot. Pin makers and designers Adam Davidoff of Phishcoins, Noah Phence, Adrian Sharpe of StuPINdous Creations, Pin me Down, Andrew Bryant, and Party Time Pins will feature ever-popular pin series and designs, as well as other items made specifically for the Chicago shows and Summer Tour 2014. Non-profits include The Mockingbird Foundation, which has awarded grants for music education totaling more than $700,000 over the past 15 years; Screens ‘n’ Suds, whose mission to spread the appreciation of craft beer and screen printed art has raised over $115,000 for the National MS Society and other charities, and PhanArt, a book and website created as a way to showcase the art made by Phish fans, raising money for The Mockingbird Foundation through donations from artists and fans, totaling over $15,000 since 2009. 

 For the first time at a PhanArt Exhibition, a curated playlist from Wyllys, specific for the show, will set the tone for the day, providing an audio component to accompany the visual aspects of the art show. Wyllys has proved himself on an international level as a DJ and band leader with dates in Jamaica, Amsterdam, British Colombia, and the Mayan Riviera as well as some of the biggest festivals in the US such as Bonnaroo, Electric Forest, and Mountain Jam. Of late the prolific DJ has scaled back touring to work on original material in the studio but still manages to make regular stops at Brooklyn Bowl and Tonic Room in Chicago. This playlist highlights some of his favorite funk and new disco tracks as well as some new genres like Future Hop or this particular playlist, Wyllys represents Blank Space Media, a collaborative digital agency, business incubator and talent cooperative carefully engineered to capitalize on the realities of today’s economy. The culture of “Silicon Valley” has embedded itself into the highest echelons of American thought and behavior. Sometimes the best ideas lose out to those with better execution or simply bigger bank accounts. There isn’t enough {blank space} to go around. For more information: Phish Art shows have been held since 2003 with great success. Unique posters, pins, shirts, stickers and much more are made for Phish shows, making the PhanArt Poster and Pin Exhibition: Chicago, a must-attend event during Phish tour. Produced by Pete Mason, founder of PhanArt and author of PhanArt: The Art of the Fans of Phish, and presented by The Mothership Art Collective, a group comprised of artists and organizations who promote the art inspired by the eclectic band Phish, the art exhibition represents a continued effort to promote and exhibit original and unique concert art from a wide variety of artists. 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, the PhanArt Poster and Pin Exhibition: Chicago, will offer free entry to all patrons and tubes available for purchase. More artists will be announced in late-June, as well as special edition works only available at the show, which will be available for viewing on The PhanArt Poster and Pin Exhibition: Chicago is sponsored by Poster Scene, Philly Philms, The Barn Presents, Freedom Flask, and The Helping Friendly Podcast. About Poster Scene: PosterScene specializes in new and vintage music posters and memorabilia. Located in Boulder, Colorado, Poster Scene stocks many concert posters from the Denver and Boulder area, as well as collectible concert posters such as the San Francisco Fillmore & Warfield series. Poster Scene also has a huge collection of rare vintage concert advertisements. For more information: About Philly Philms: Philly Philms is home to the creators of We've Got It Simple, a feature length documentary celebrating the unique and artistic world of Phish fans. The film’s upcoming Kickstarter campaign will have amazing rewards lined up, including limited edition art from a variety of artists across the history of Phish. For a chance for fans to be part of the film, simply "STEP INTO THE FREEZER", a video booth that will allow fans to become a part of the documentary. 

For more information: and bout The Barn Presents: Chartering the world of live music in Chicago, The Barn Presents believe that the fan’s relationship with music isn’t just about listening. We live the music that we love and we interact with it in a variety of ways. Through information, graphics and text, we are brought closer to the art and the artist; with study, reflection and analysis, we open another dimension to the live experience. For more information: About Freedom Flask: Freedom Flask® is the professional way to take your own drinks into football games, concerts, and other social events. The best damn hidden flask on the market, serving Weekend Warriors Since 2010. 

Freedom Flask is the American made hidden flask that pays for itself after one use. Alcoholic beverages are intended only for those of legal purchase age. Please drink responsibly. Take your booze anywhere you chooze! For more information: About The Helping Friendly Podcast: Helping Friendly Podcast is a weekly Phish podcast created by two longtime fans who share one Phish show per week, with discussion and analysis. The approach is simple: showcase great Phish shows and talk about what makes them great. Bringing in guests from across the Phish community, HF Podcast tries to bring on diverse perspectives to discuss show reviews, upcoming events, and other topics of interest to all of us. For more information: 

Artist Websites 
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 Isadora Bullock - 
Noah Phence - 
 stuPINdous Creations - 
Michael Boyer 
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 Melissa Goldenberg - 
Paul Bohensky - 
 Pin me Down - 
Phil Kutno - 
 The Mockingbird Foundation – 
Party Time Pins – 
PhanArt – 
Screens ‘n’ Suds - 
 Contact:  Pete Mason Promoter/Media Relations 315-569-2432  
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