Late poster artist’s birthday to be celebrated at LP museum

Illustration courtesy of the Lincoln Park Historical Museum The "Gary Grimshaw: The Master Artist's Studio" exhibit at the Lincoln Park Historical Museum has been extended into February 2020.

Illustration courtesy of the Lincoln Park Historical Museum
The “Gary Grimshaw: The Master Artist’s Studio” exhibit at the Lincoln Park Historical Museum has been extended into February 2020.

Grimshaw museum display extended to 2020

LINCOLN PARK — While the work of renowned poster artist Gary Grimshaw is on display at the Lincoln Park Historical Museum, family and friends will be celebrate his birthday Feb. 25.

The event is designed to serve three purposes: to celebrate the late artist’s 72nd birthday, formally announce the extension of the Grimshaw studio exhibit through early 2020, and to assist with raising money both for the historical museum and for the Gary Grimshaw Legacy Foundation which has been working to secure copyrights on his work.

A Lincoln Park native, Grimshaw died Jan. 13, 2014.

The “Happy Birthday, Gary Grimshaw” program will begin at 2 p.m. featuring a reception with appetizers, followed by a lecture on Grimshaw’s life and career beginning at 3 p.m. The lecture will be conducted by Grimshaw’s widow, Laura Grimshaw, with special guest, Detroit poster artist Mark Arminski, who will talk about the influence that Grimshaw’s art had on his own career.

Tickets are $15 for members of the Lincoln Park Historic Society or $20 for the general public. Tickets are available by contacting the museum at 313-386-3137 or lpmuseum@gmail.com.

The temporary exhibit “Gary Grimshaw: The Master Artist’s Studio” includes art work, personal items and furniture from Grimshaw’s home studio.

The museum is at 1335 Southfield Road.