April 19, 2019

HSAC Special Event

If you’re located in the Bay Area, don’t miss your chance to celebrate Detroit’s key role in 1960’s American Counterculture when Haight Street Art Center presents Grande Ballroom From Detroit With Love on April 19, 2019 from 6:00pm8:30pm.

Admission to this free special event includes one drink ticket for a glass of wine or beer, and a chance to win a special limited edition screen print of Gary Grimshaw’s SEAGULL design.

RSVP on Facebook

If you can’t make this event but are interested in the new Limited Edition screen print of Gary’s iconic SEAGULL, copies will be on sale onsite and online starting at 6:00PM on April 19.

“The Seagull” Screen Print

Grande Ballroom Special Event

  • Enjoy a glass of wine or beer viewing FROM DETROIT WITH LOVE, the definitive comprehensive poster, handbill and postcard collection from Russ Gibb’s legendary Grande Ballroom. This stellar exhibit is a must see for all poster fans.
  • The Gary Grimshaw Legacy Foundation will release its new Limited Edition screen print of Gary’s iconic SEAGULL, the poster that launched the Grande Ballroom poster series. All attendees will be entered in a raffle to win a free copy of this meticulously enhanced print. Copies will be on sale onsite and online starting at 6:00PM on April 19.
  • 7:00pm, Guest Panel Discussion—Join GGLF’s Laura Grimshaw as she moderates the discussion. On the panel are activist and photographer Leni Sinclair, Detroit artists Carl Lundgren and Dennis Loren, poster expert Eric King and others. They will discuss the Grande, Detroit’s 60’s art scene, and its part in the City’s countercultural movement.

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A Grande Old Time at HSAC

On March 28, 2019, in Events, Posters, by Ben Marks

Left to right: Cream, 1967, by Gary Grimshaw; James Cotton, 1967, by Carl Lundgren.

From 1966 to 1968, the Grande Ballroom was the place in Detroit to experience rock ‘n’ roll. Through April of 2019, the Haight Street Art Center in San Francisco is the place to see the posters that were created for concerts there. This Friday, March 29, from 6-9PM, the center hosts a reception for its “From Detroit With Love” exhibition. You can RSVP on Facebook, or just check out the show during the center’s regular hours.


The Rock Poster Society Presents in 2019

On February 1, 2019, in Events, News, Posters, by Ben Marks

Bridget Brickert was one of the many awesome volunteers who helped make the 2018 Festival of Rock Posters in Golden Gate Park a success. Thanks to Bridget and all our volunteers! Photo: Ron Schaeffer

With 2018 behind us, we thought we’d take a moment for a quick glance in the rear-view, as well as to announce what’s cooking in 2019.

First and foremost, an enormous and heartfelt thank you to everyone who helped us set up and take down our three major events last year. We cannot do this without you, period. We’ll have a more detailed announcement soon on volunteer opportunities in 2019, but for now, if you want to be on the volunteer list, send your contact info to TRPSvolunteers@gmail.com. Again, thank you!

We’d also like to thank Emek for an amazing job on our 20th Anniversary Poster, which benefits our Artist Relief Trust. For those who could not make the show to order a poster (they are shipping as we speak), you may want to check Emek’s site in the next few days. Hints are appearing there already…

As for 2019, here’s what we know:

* SF History Days, March 2nd & 3rd. Last year was our first time at this free, community event at the Old US Mint in San Francisco. Thousands of people attended to wander halls and rooms of the historic building at 5th and Mission, where almost 100 non-profits were on hand to talk about what they do. We were located in a brick-lined coal vault, which we transformed into a mini-rock-poster show. As we did last year, we’ll be passing out free show cards from past TRPS events (including cards that some people actually pay money for on eBay!). If you are in the area, please stop by and say hello.

* Rock Art By the Bay at Faction Brewing, June or July. Although the date for this one is not set, it will be soon, and you won’t want to miss it. The folks at Faction could not be more welcoming, the airplane-hanger space is incredible, and did we mention the beer? Really, really good beer. Stay tuned for more info on this artist-only show.

* Festival of Rock Posters at the Hall of Flowers, October 19. Yes, we have a date!

See you in 2019!

Billy Perkins in the Hall of Flowers, October 2018. Photo: Ron Schaeffer

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