Shively will talk, paint at Packard museum

The National Packard Museum will host “An Evening with Guy Shively” on Wednesday.

Some of the Youngstown artist’s work is on display at the museum in conjunction with its annual motorcycle exhibition.

Shively will share stories about his career in the in the automotive art world, and he will demonstrate his technique and steady hand by painting on a brand-new BMW Motorcycle provided by BMW Motorcycles of Cleveland.

Shively, who earned a bachelor’s degree in commercial art from Youngstown State University in 1978, is the owner of Guy’s Graphics, specializing in hand-painted lettering, pinstriping airbrush and artwork. He has been decorating vehicles, ranging from motorcycles to semis, since 1975.

Over the years, vehicles on which he’s worked have won awards at prestigious car shows, including Pebble Beach Concours d ‘Elegance. His work can be seen in many privately owned car collections and public museums, including the Canton Classic Car Museum, Frick Museum in Pittsburgh, Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, Germany, and the National Packard Museum.

The event starts at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the museum, 1899 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren. Admission is $10 at the door and includes museum access and refreshments. Raffle tickets will be available to win a Guy Shively custom hand-lettered Bell motorcycle helmet donated by Motozilli.



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