Current Exhibitions

Main Gallery




April 5-May 20, 2017
Reception: Friday, April 7, 5-8 pm
Unveiling of Glen Michaels’ Signature: 7 pm
Gallery Talk: Thursday, May 4, 6 pm

The beams of the Scarab Club’s second-floor lounge have become a living artifact, evolving over the years with the addition of each artist who adds their signature. Artists are invited to sign the beam as a means of honoring their significant and lasting contribution to the arts. In April, Glen Michaels will add his signature to those of Diego Rivera, Marcel Duchamp, Norman Rockwell and Juliana Force.

Glen Michaels, architectural sculptor, who makes his home in Birmingham, Michigan, has created unique works of art commissioned for major public buildings and private collections throughout the country. Michaels is known for the composition of his work, which includes an outstanding array of materials. He is the recipient of many awards and grants including a Michigan Foundation for the Arts Award and a Louis Comfort Tiffany Apprenticeship Grant. Major commissions include the International Monetary Fund in Washington DC, The National Aeronautics and Space Administration Building, Goddard Space Center, in Greenbelt, Maryland and the Detroit People Mover, Bricktown Station. Michaels holds a Master of Fine Arts from the Cranbrook Academy of Art.

Michaels’ work will be exhibited in the SC’s main gallery along with a number of other beam signatories, including Gary Grimshaw, Michael Hall, John Hegarty, Lester Johnson, Balthazar Korab, Charles McGee, Nancy Mitchnick, Patricia Quinlan, Bill Rauhauser, Gilda Snowden and Robert Wilbert.

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LOUNGE: Jerome Patryjak | February 22-April 1, 2017

Jerome Patryjak
Scarab Club Lounge
February 22 – April 1, 2017
Reception: Friday, February 24, 5-8 pm
Black/White: a collection of ideas and explorations. Visual non-verbal and non-textural poems, on paper and of paper.
Black/White: building drawing and construction starting with traditional materials and methods, mark making, the residue of dragging time across a paper, using line and mass and volume and texture and balance and counterpoint and contrast and assimilation. And then creasing, folding, hiding, cutting, exposing, making implied lines and making formed areas. And then layering and building and getting off the page into space with touch tactile feeling texture soft delicate fragile temporary paper and light and shadow, white and black. And then the play of color, reflecting and absorbing, using materials wrong, wet against dry, hard against soft, not worried, not concerned, not constrained, not held by Ars longa, vita brevis. Questions for you: what do you see? What do you think? What do you feel?
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LOUNGE: Myles Gallagher | April 5-May 20, 2017


April 5-May 20, 2017
Reception: Friday, April 7, 5-8 pm

Fine art photographer Myles Gallagher was born and raised in Detroit. He is inspired by the school of thought, “See the Unseen”. Therefore, he titled this solo exhibition “Under the Surface”, utilizing his method and philosophy of finding a relationship between chance and intention.

Exhibitions include: Ann Arbor Art Center; Down River Council for the Arts; Grosse Ile Historic Society; Grosse Point Art Center; Jules Maeght Gallery, San Francisco, CA; Lawrence Street Gallery, Ferndale, MI; Scarab Club Detroit, MI; Still Point Art Gallery Maine, River’s Edge Gallery, Wyandotte, MI, and BLICK, Midtown Detroit.

Myles graduated with BS from the College of Arts and Science at Western MI University: studies included Fine Art, Humanities, English and Dance. His work is in the collection of many individuals in the United States, as well as the permanent collection of the Lear Corporation. The winner of the Pattern/Texture category of Black & White magazine’s Single Image Contest, his work appeared in the magazine in December 2016.

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