Another Aspect of The Grateful Dead's Legacy

August 4, 2016


In 50+ years of the cultural phenomenom known as the Grateful Dead, there has been music. Inimitable, boundary-stretching, unique, compelling, original MUSIC. Not everyone likes/appreciates their art and that's okay. Their legacy is about MORE than just the Music.

Even if you are not a fan of the band or their music, I would hope that you admire their lifelong practice of Humanity, Harmony, and Charity. The G-Dead have always supported charitable efforts and organizations such as (among others) The Rex Foundation, (Support of Arts/Sciences/Education), SEVA (Blindness Prevention), and The Jerry Garcia Foundation (Cash grants for various charitable organizations that support The Arts).

In honor of the late guitarist's recent 74th Birthday (August 1st), Jerry's daughter Keelin reports that The Jerry Garcia Foundation has donated some of his artistic works to various like-minded charitable organizations. (The art gift grant recipients include Musicians On a Mission, Jerry Day, Bread and Roses, Fender Music Foundation, Psylodelic Gallery, HeadCount, Reverb, Jake Peavy Foundation and Shimer College.)

Later this month at Strand Center for the Arts in Lakewood, NJ. More of his artwork will be exhibited as part of "The Jerry Garcia Birthday Celebration, An Evening of Music and Art."

Additionally, In addition, the Psylodelic Gallery in Pomoroy, OH, will displaying more than 30 pieces of Jerry Garcia's artwork for it's "The Art of Jerry Garcia" exhibit through November.