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Lois Teicher: Woman of Steel

Exhibition: October 16 – November 16, 2019
Reception & Beam Signing: Friday, October 18th, 2019 from 5 pm – 8 pm | Signature unveiling at 6:30 pm
Gallery Talk: Thursday, October 24th, 2019, 6 pm

The Scarab Club in Detroit is honored to present the work of sculptor Lois Teicher in an upcoming exhibition, “Lois Teicher: Woman of Steel.” The exhibition, which opens on Friday, October 18 and closes Saturday, November 16, 2019, juxtaposes early and recent work in a retrospective look at one of Detroit’s most prolific and groundbreaking artists. Teicher has lived and worked in Detroit her entire life. She is well known for her large-scale steel sculptures, including Curved Form with Rectangle and Space (2000), installed in Hudson Art Park near the Scarab Club. Other large-scale sculpture commissions include Bonnet (1999), permanently installed in the Michigan Legacy Art Park,  Bag (2011) in Kansas City, Missouri, and Paper Airplane Series in Bishop Airport, Flint. In addition, her work is represented in numerous private and public collections. The exhibition will include some rarely-seen early work, as well exploring the new directions her work has taken in recent years.

In 2008,Teicher was awarded the Michigan Artist Lifetime Achievement Award from The Governor’s Awards for Arts & Culture, produced by ArtServe Michigan. “I experience inspiration as a larger creative force coming through me, from a felt sense of universal energy,” she notes.  “As an artist, I believe I was meant to express this energy in visual form, hoping that the viewer would notice, reflect upon, become aware of, and share the experience.”

MaryAnn Wilkinson, Executive Director of the Scarab Club remarks, “We at the Scarab Club are thrilled and excited to be hosting this exhibition. Lois Teicher is unique among Detroit-area artists in her exacting, yet sensitive approach to form, space, and color.” Teicher will sign one of the Scarab Club’s historic beams, an expression of Detroit’s artistic legacy.

Teicher will give a talk about her work on Thursday, October 24, at 6:00 pm in the gallery.

The exhibition is accompanied by a book, The Sculpture of Lois Teicher (Treasure Press, $50) that will be available at the Scarab Club.

The public exhibition opening is Friday, October 18th, 2019 from 5:00 until 8:00pm.  The exhibition runs through November 16th.

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Exhibition: October 16th-November 16th
Reception: Friday, October 18th, 5 until 8 pm

Cats Rule: Michael Crane’s Clowder of Cats at the Scarab Club

The Scarab Club presents the work of painter Michael Crane in an upcoming exhibition, “Cats Rule.” The exhibition, which opens on Friday, October 18 and closes Saturday, November 16, 2019, will be shown in the second floor Lounge. Crane’s acrylic paintings of cats in various guises feature brilliant, unmodulated color and simplified shapes. By turns whimsical, mysterious, and anthropomorphic, these cats remind us how amusing and enigmatic the real animals are, while using their image as a starting point for an investigation of line, shape, and color. Crane’s style fuses aspects of Pop Art, Surrealism, and comics into delightful imagery that recalls aspects of popular culture, art history, and contemporary life.

Michael Crane earned an M.A. in art and an undergraduate degree in anthropology from Wayne State University. A former assistant curator of American Art at the DIA, he is currently curator of art for the Detroit Athletic Club. He has been a member of the Scarab Club for many years and works in one of the third floor artists’ studios.

The exhibition is accompanied by a book, Cats Rule (Treasure Press, $50) that will be available at the Scarab Club.

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Historic Room

Lounge | Through August 10, 2019 | WORKS FROM THE SC PERMANENT COLLECTION

Lounge | Through August 10, 2019
Works from the
Scarab Club
Permanent Collection

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

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