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November 15, 2017-January 6, 2018 | 104th GOLD MEDAL EXHIBITION

Friday, November 17, 5-8 pm
Gallery Talk:
Thursday, November 30, 6 pm

The Gold Medal Exhibition is the annual unthemed, all-media show highlighting the talent of SC member artists. Each year the Gold Medal is awarded to the SC member artist whose work is selected as Best of Show by the juror.

Dennis Nawrocki has been a faculty member at CCS, Wayne State University, and School of the Art Institute of Chicago from the mid-1970s until the present, in both full-time and adjunct capacities. He has held museum positions at the Detroit Institute of Arts, University of Michigan Museum of Art, and Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. He directed Center Galleries at CCS for a number of years in the 1980s. Author of Art in Detroit Public Places (1999) and a freelance critic, Nawrocki has reviewed national and international exhibitions for Art in America, New Art Examiner (Chicago), and Metro Times (Detroit).

MA, Wayne State University
BA, Aquinas College

Charles Alexander | Linda Allen | Jerry Basierbe | Judith Bemis | Sandi Bevins-Combs | Jim Brown | Charles Carroll | Nina Caruso | Lynda Cole | Donald Cronkhite | Rick Cronn | Tom Cunningham | Donna Cyrbok | Caroline Del Giudice | Sharlet Di Giorgio, Rita Dickerson | Edward Donald | Pat Duff | Jorg Erichsen | Nancy Flannagan | Jack Frakes | Liz Frankland | Harah Frost | Myles Gallagher | Bruce Giffin | LE Grimshaw | James Grogan | Ramon Guadiana | David Hardin | Richard  Haskin | May Hiddleston | Julian Hill-Wood | Eugenia Hoag | Mary Keithan | Courtney Kincaid | Kip Kowalski | Angela Larson | Stephany Latham | Candace Law | Ara Lucia | Brant MacLean | Patrick Mech | Bern Merlo | Janice Milhem | Jerald Mitchell | Barbara Moore Better | Carole Morisseau | Sarah Nesbitt | Dennis Orlowski | Joan Painter-Jones | Riley Palmer | Valerie Parks | Jerome Patryjak | Alan Paulson | Robert Perrish | Ted Ramsay | Christine Ritchie | J. Gordon Rodwan | David Rubello | Jeanne Ruzzin | Julie Sabit | Christopher Schneider | Stephen William Schudlich | Elizabeth Schwartz | Thomas Schweiger | Gary Seldon | Robert Selwa | Suzanne Sillery | Donita Simpson | Daniel Stine | Jack O. Summers | Pat Tapper | Ron Teachworth | Vasudhara Tolia | Marietta Van Buhler | Steven Veresh | Peter Warburton } John Watson | Casey Wise | Leigh Wright | Marie Woo


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January 10-February 18, 2018 | LOUNGE: CASEY WISE

Season’s End, Oil on panel, 40″ x 40″, 2017

Lounge Exhibition

As a native of Michigan, Casey Wise spent his youth at Point Lookout, a summer resort near Saginaw bay on Lake Huron. He attended the Ringling School of Art in Sarasota, Florida where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Illustration, and Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan where he completed his Masters Degree in Printmaking. He worked in the advertising business in Detroit for twenty five years as a product illustrator. Some of his clients were General Motors, Ford Motor Company, Chrysler, Mercedes Benz and NASA. In 1982, during his career as an illustrator, he joined the faculty at the College for Creative Studies where he taught drawing and rendering skills in the Department of Illustration. He is a past member of the Society of American Graphic Artists (SAGA) in New York, The Boston Printmakers, the International Mezzotint Society and the United States Coast Guard Art Program. Casey exhibits in local, national and international exhibitions and is represented in the permanent collection of the United States Coast Guard.

Casey is currently retired and lives in Ortonville, Michigan where he continues to pursue his creative interests.

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Historic Room

Historic Room | Selected Works from the Scarab Club Permanent Collection


In the historic room, you’ll find works from the Scarab Club’s permanent collection, including an original Robert Hopkin. Hopkin was one of Detroit’s leading painters in the mid to late 19th century in Detroit, producing seascapes, landscapes and decorative works, including the interior of the Detroit Opera House (1869). In 1907, the Detroit Museum of Art held an exhibition in his honor, at which time his fellow artists founded the Hopkin Club, which later became the Scarab Club.


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