Historical image of Helen Hirsch and one of her posters.

The Imagery of Rock

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Please join us as we celebrate Helen Hersh’s contribution to the everlasting imagery of Rock & Roll!

WHEN: Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

WHERE: Gill and Tommy LiPuma Center – Black Box Theatre, 2900 Woodland Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115 (Next door to the Library & Archives)


TIME: 7:00PM – 9:00PM (Doors open at 6:30PM)

PRICE: This event is free with a reservation. RSVP here.     



Visual artist Helen Hersh says she was born with a paintbrush in her hand. After Woodstock producer Michael Lang gave her a chance in 1967, she found herself in New York as the house artist for the Village Theater. She also designed numerous newspaper ads for the Village Voice and was the Art Director for Rock Magazine: A Music Review. Hersh created and designed artwork for live music venues in New York and rock performers during the 1960s and 1970s. Hersh's work promoted shows at several New York City music venues, including the Fillmore East and the Village Theatre, as well as several rock performers, such as Aretha Franklin, John Mayall, Moby Grape, the Moody Blues, Savoy Brown and Simon & Garfunkel.

The Helen Hersh Collection in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s Library & Archives contains nearly 100 items donated by Hersh, including advertisements, flyers, album art, sheet music and concert posters. She currently lives with her husband in New Jersey.