Loutit District Library to Host Late Legendary 60s Rock and Roll Graphic Artist Gary Grimshaw Poster Exhibit Beginning October 15th

Put on your tie-dye shirts, bell-bottom pants, and let your hair grow out as Loutit District Library (LDL) “Kicks Out the Jams” with a “far out” exhibit from renowned rock and roll poster child Gary Grmshaw from Oct. 15 through Nov. 30 on library’s upper level lobby.

The Gary Grimshaw Memorial Series (GGMS) is a limited edition series of large, hand-screened prints on handmade paper, which showcases the more esoteric works of Detroit’s legendary rock and roll poster artist, Gary Grimshaw (1946 – 2014).

Grimshaw provided a seminal visual reference for the regional underground youth movements in art, politics, and culture, beginning with his first Grande Ballroom poster dubbed ‘The Seagull’ in 1966, which featured Detroit’s notorious rock band MC5.

Currently, Grimshaw’s design for MC5’s first album Kick Out the Jams painted in 1968 is on view at Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.

The GGMS picks up where Gimshaw’s 1992 project to restore his works where modern publication left off.

Grimshaw began with his most iconic images; now this series begins at the other end of the spectrum, to bring rarely seen or undiscovered gems to production in the highest of quality.

The GGMS premiered in the fall of 2015; is a partnership between Richard Wohlfeil of Lo & Behold in Hamtramck, Michigan, and his wife, Laura Grimshaw, through the Gary Grimshaw Legacy Foundation.

O n Tuesday, Oct. 16, Laura will present a program revealing insight information of Gary’s work to how she manages her husband’s legacy. This program runs from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on LDL’s upper level lobby.

For more library information, visit or call 616-842-5560, ext. 214.