Don Van Vliet – Evergreen Galleries Exhibition 1976

One of the earliest and little known of Don’s exhibitions. This time it’s shared with Cal Schenkel, Frank Zappa’s ‘art engineer’, who also worked for other artists represented by Herb Cohen, including Tom Waits, Tim Buckley and Captain Beefheart. Perhaps one of Cal’s best-known album covers is Trout Mask Replica.

The venue was an art gallery at the school which Matt Groening was attending at the time: Evergreen Galleries at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA. Matt Groening’s interest in Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band is well known.


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  1. What a joy of a site for me to visit. Thank you, for assembling it and for the insight it provides on a wonderful art and creator. For some reason I have a framed poster from the Stand Up To Be Discontinued exhibition in Brighton,UK. And memories,of himself with the Magic Band at Glasgow Apollo. And so much else to challenge and reward my own silly life.

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