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BLOOMS, BUGS, BEASTS

BLOOMS, BUGS, BEASTS

Wednesday, May 24-Saturday, July 8, 2017

Juror: Matthew Hanna
Reception: Friday May 26, 5-8 pm
Gallery Talk: Thursday, June 8, 6 pm

The Blooms, Bugs, Beasts exhibition has been an immensely popular part of the Scarab Club’s annual exhibition calendar for nearly two decades. It is a delightful summer exhibition with a theme of flowers, insects, animals, landscapes and seascapes and is open to all artists. This year the exhibition will showcase drawings, paintings, prints, photographs, fiber, mixed media and 3D works from forty-eight artists.

In addition to the opening reception for the exhibition on Friday, May 26, 5-8 pm, the SC will host an informal gallery talk on Thursday, June 8, at 6 pm. Both events are free and open to the public.

JUROR 
Detroit native Matthew Hanna studied fine art at the College for Creative Studies with a concentration in sculpture. As a curator, he has organized exhibitions for the Willis Gallery, Grey Gallery, Detroit Artists Market and Alley Culture. As a museum professional, he has worked on exhibitions for the Detroit Artists Market, Pewabic Pottery, Center Galleries (CCS), the Ford Gallery at Wayne County Community College District, and currently at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. As an artist, he has exhibited in many Detroit galleries and widely across the United States including Michigan, New York, Florida, New Mexico and Wisconsin.

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS
Heather Accurso | Jim Aho | Linda Allen
Emilie Beadle | Jennifer Belair | Gail Borowski
Jeffrey Bowman | Joyce Brienza | Jackie Brooks
Nathalia Calderon | Nancy Carty McDevitt
F. X. Corcoran | Donna Cyrbok | Kelly Daniels
Pamela Day | Clara DeGalan | Molly Diana
Ray Domzalski | Mary Fortuna | James Grogan
Kelly Johnston | Dawnice Kerchaert | Peggy Kerwin
Aaron Kesler | Kip Kowalski | Matt Lewis
Carolyn Lord | Catherine McCarthy | Sherry Moore
Gary Mulnix | Sarah Mushong | Susan Okla
Kyle Pryce | Nicole Richards | Gwenn Rosseau
Anita Schmaltz | Stephen William Schudlich
Louise Seppi | Meagen Shein | Matruka Sherman
Edward Stanulis | Deborah Sukenic | Evans Tasiopoulos
Marietta VanBuhler | Patrick Wise | Tom Zaroff
Audrey Zofchak | Lori Zurvalec

 

Image: Sarah Mushong, Osprey & Larkspur, Drybrush on watercolor paper, 2010

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Lounge

Lounge | DRAWN TO DETROIT: SC Sketch Session Artists

Lounge | DRAWN TO DETROIT: SC Sketch Session ArtistsWednesday, May 24-Saturday, July 8, 2017
Reception: Friday May 26, 5-8 pm

Since its founding in 1907, the Scarab Club has hosted figure drawing sessions with live models. Founding members knew the importance of mastering the figure and decided to pool their resources to pay for models. We are proud to host an annual exhibition showcasing the work participating artists have created during the sessions.

The 3-hour sessions are free to SC members and full-time students, with all others paying a fee of $10. The sessions are not instructional, but provide an opportunity for artists of all skill levels to independently draw live models. Easels, benches and tables are provided and artists bring their own materials, in order to paint or sketch.

Weekly sketch session calendar:

Thursdays, 7-10 pm – Life Model (nude model)
Saturdays
10 am-1 pm – Costume Model
1:30-4:30 pm – Life Model
Sundays, 1:30-4:30 pm – Life Model

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