Juror: Scott Hocking
Robbie Aaron, Suzanne Allen, Neil Babitch, Madeleine Barkey, Chris Bennett, Anthony Brazeau, Kristen Canda, Winnie Chrzanowski, Amelia Currier, Aaron Deshields, Joseph Ferraro, Cynthia Foley, Michael Garguilo, Alex Gilford, Hal Gould, Katharine HanleyJoan Harris, Carole Harris, May Hiddleston, Tim Johnstone, Gwen Joy, Joshua Kochis, Douglas LaFerle, Julie Lambert, Jeremy Lasilla, Tom Livo, Martine MacDonald, Loretta Markell, Anthony Maughan, Marat Paransky, J. Gordon Rodwan, Barry Roth, Jeanne Ruzzin, Whitney Lea Sage, Lawrence Sekulich, Matruka Sherman, Suzanne Sillery, Shawn Smith, Robin Speth, Edward Stanulis, Anna Van Schaap, Bobby Veresan and Andy Krieger, Sajeev Visweswaran
Image: Anna Van Schaap, The Hunger, Oil on linen, 75″ x 56″, 2019
Gallery: July 10-August 10, 2019
A Scarab Club/Signal-Return Partnership
On Press: Making Visible an Unseen Detroit
Printing Demo: Saturday, July 13th, 3-5 pm | Free!
Reception: Friday, July 19, 5-8 pm
People are watching, visiting and writing about Detroit, too often putting a superficial spin on a complex city. A more textured story exists and it is critical that Detroiters do the telling. Not all artists are activists and not all nonprofit organizations are connected to the world of art. Signal-Return, a traditional letterpress print shop and community arts center, paired twelve Detroit artists with twelve Detroit nonprofit organizations, which resulted in powerful creative collaborations. As part this On Press project, artists received honoraria for their time and talent, and proceeds from poster sales benefit partner organizations. This collaboration created a creatively rich opportunity for engagement for both groups, for Detroit and for those looking at us from the outside. The project was directed by Lynne Avadenka and the artists were guided by Lee Marchalonis.
This exhibition includes the twelve relief printed editions created by the artists to celebrate the nonprofits, along with original works by each artist, and information about the selected nonprofits.
The artists and nonprofits are:
Mark Arminski/Georgia St. Community Collective
Olayami Dabls/Mariners Inn
Louise Jones/Detroit Hives
Andy Krieger/The Children’s Center
Nicole Macdonald/Wild Indigo Detroit Nature Explorations
Sabrina Nelson/Black Family Development
Renata Palubinskas/Keep Growing Detroit
Pat Perry/Freedom House
Azucena Nava-Moreno/Detroit Horse Power
Vito Valdez/Last Day Dog Rescue
The On Press project was made possible with the support of The Windgate Foundation and The John S. and James. L. Knight Foundation.
With thanks to UHY for their generous support of the On Press exhibition at the Scarab Club.
Lounge | Through July 6, 2019
Works from the
The exhibition in the second floor lounge gallery will showcase works from the SC permanent collection. Works from Charles A. Barker, Pierre Birckner, William A. Bostick, Charles Culver, Roy Gamble, Joseph Gies, Brach Goodman, Robert Hopkin, Sam Karres, Shawn Murray, Mitch Scheidel, Thomas Schmidt, Reva Schwayder, and Robert Swanson are included in the exhibition.
Image: Pierre Birckner – 1878-1977, Untitled, Gouache, 27 in x 22 in, 1926
Jack O. Summers
(1938 – 2019)
In May, the SC collaborated with Detroit Artists Market and Hatch, in hosting an evening to remember artist, patron, teacher, supporter, and friend Jack O. Summers. An inspiring teacher, passionate about politics, and a lifelong Detroiter, Jack had a circle of friends that was both broad and deep. Jack enthusiastically curated many exhibitions for local galleries and organizations, all the while doing his own studio work: collages, photographs, and his ubiquitous postcards. Please join us to celebrate, recount stories, and remember a remarkable person.
Jack was a prolific artist, working primarily in collage and photography. The SC is hosting an exhibition of his work in its second-floor Historic Room.