The Scarab Club

Upcoming events

    • 12 Dec 2018
    • 6:00 PM
    • 27 Jan 2019
    • 12:00 AM
    • The Scarab Club
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    Call for Entry
    THE GILDA SNOWDEN EXHIBITION
    Deadline: Sunday, January 27, 2019, Midnight
    The Scarab Club invites submissions for its Snowden Exhibition (formerly known as the Silver Medal Exhibition), an unthemed, all media exhibition which is open to all artists. The exhibition is named for the late artist and educator, Gilda Snowden. The purpose of the exhibition is to recognize the diversity and achievement of artists whose work shows creativity of concept, excellence of design and expertise of media; to display these works to regional audiences and to be an educational opportunity for students. 

    JUROR: SUE CARMAN-VIAN
    Sue Carman-Vian has had a thirty-year career as a painter, performance artist and film and video maker. She received an MFA from Wayne State University in 1984. She received the Michigan Council for the Arts Grant in 1986 for the Public Billboard Project, and was an award winner in the Ann Arbor Film Festival in 1991. Sue has written, directed, produced and performed in nine productions from 1984- 2008.  Some of these productions were sponsored by Marygrove College.  She has written, directed, produced and performed in eleven films/videos from 1986-2009.  Most of these were made in conjunction with her performance art pieces.  Sue has exhibited in numerous one and two person exhibitions and many group shows from 1986 to the present. She has taught performance art at Wayne State University and Marygrove college in Detroit, MI. Since 2010 she has collaborated on a public arts billboard project and continues to perform her pieces in group performance events.

    IMPORTANT DATES
    Deadline: Sunday, January 27, 2019, Midnight
    Exhibition: February 22-March 30, 2019
    Reception: Friday, February 22, 5-8 pm
    Gallery Talk, Thursday, March 7, 6 pm
    Intake: Sunday, February 17, noon-4 pm
    Pick-up: Sunday, March 31, noon-4 pm


    Image by Donita Simpson, 2014



    • 27 Jan 2019
    • 4:00 PM
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    Join the Scarab Club for its 21st season of the Chamber Music at the Scarab Club season!

    Beach and Prokofiev
    Grosse Pointe Unitarian Church
    17150 Maumee Ave, Grosse Pointe, MI 48230

    Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Discounted tickets are $18 for members, and $10 for students. Purchase your tickets here.

    Don’t miss the two quintets & a trio that make up this delightful winter program:

    • Amy BEACH, Piano Quintet in F# Minor, Op. 67
    • Sergei PROKOFIEV, Quintet in G Minor, Op. 39 for oboe, clarinet, violin, viola, and double bass
    • M.E. BOSSI, Trio in D Minor Op. 107 for piano, violin, and cello

    Featuring:

    • Jacqueline Csurgai-Schmitt, piano
    • Fr. Eduard Perrone, piano
    • Geoffrey Johnson, oboe
    • Brian Bowman, clarinet
    • Eliot Heaton, violin 
    • Velda Kelly, violin
    • Ran Cheng, viola
    • Nadine Deleury, cello
    • Robert Rohwer, double bass


    • 15 Feb 2019
    • 8:00 PM
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    Pleyel Piano Series: Christine Wu

    Join us this season for an authentic salon experience where musicians and audiences come together in an intimate space to perform and enjoy music of the 18th and 19th centuries.

     

    $20 general admission, $5 student  


    Schedule:

    7:00pm recital for young students

    7:30pm small reception

    8:00pm Pleyel Recital: Christine Wu

    Program: 

    Franz Schubert: Sonata in A minor, D. 845

    Franz Schubert/Franz Liszt: Song transcriptions for piano

    "Gretchen am spinnrade"

    "Ständchen"

    "Auf dem Wasser zu singen"

    "Der Müller und der Bach"

    Robert Schumann: Davidsbündlertanze

     

    Our stunning Pleyel piano was generously donated by the Dixon family in 2013 was crafted in Paris in 1879. A portion of the revenues will go to a special fund which will assure the maintenance of the piano (Dan Harteau is its piano technician).


    • 28 Feb 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Scarab Club
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    Thursday, February 28, 2019
    6 pm | Cocktails
    7 pm | Dinner
    8 pm | Lecture

    Deadline for dinner registration: Monday, February 25, 2019  (to accommodate catering)
    Attendance for lecture only guests available | Pay at the door $15/SC members & students | $20 Non-members

    Albert Kahn: The Architect Vanishes
    Michael H. Hodges, Fine Arts Writer, Detroit News

    Industrial architect Albert Kahn was a giant in Detroit’s heroic age, the visionary who invented the humane “daylight factories” that helped birth both modern manufacturing and modern architecture. In this lecture and slideshow, Detroit News reporter Michael H. Hodges — author of “Building the Modern World: Albert Kahn in Detroit” — will review Kahn’s local legacy, his vigorous defense of Diego Rivera’s “Detroit Industry” murals when under attack, and his role helping the Soviets beat the Nazis in 1941-42.

    Michael H. Hodges is the fine-arts writer for The Detroit News, where he's worked since 1991. "Building the Modern World: Albert Kahn in Detroit" is his second book on local architecture. His first, "Michigan's Historic Railroad Stations," was named a Notable Book by the Library of Michigan. Hodges blames his architectural enthusiasms on both the picturesque Oakland County dairy farm he grew up on, as well as the six years he spent as a student at the Cranbrook School for Boys. 

    The Clyde Burroughs lecture series is generously supported by Frances & Nick Pavlovics.

    • 11 Apr 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Scarab Club
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    Thursday, April 11, 2019
    6 pm | Cocktails
    7 pm | Dinner
    8 pm | Lecture

    Deadline for dinner registration: Monday, April 8, 2019  (to accommodate catering)
    Attendance for lecture only guests available | Pay at the door $15/SC members & students | $20 Non-members

    Florine Stetheimer
    Nancy Shaw, Curator Emerita of American Art, Detroit Institute of Arts

    Florine Stetheimer:
    The Love Flight of a Pink Candy Heart
    Nancy Rivard Shaw, Curator Emerita American Art, Detroit Institute of Arts

    Florine Stettheimer socialized within the same milieu as her contemporary, fellow artist and museum founder Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, becoming a fixture among the New York avant-garde. She studied in New York and Paris and her lesser known early work recalls the realist traditions of the Ashcan School.  Yet, she is best known for the vibrant and exuberant palette of the fantasies that she begins to lay down on canvas after 1916. Behind the Pink Cellophane Curtain: The Fantasy World of Florine Stettheimer will explore not only the imagined often autobiographical worlds found in her canvases, but also the studio she created, where to a good extent, she brought that world to life.

    Nancy Rivard Shaw, Curator Emerita of American Art, Detroit
    Institute of Arts (DIA) and an independent scholar specializing in late 19th and early 20th century American art.  Among the major exhibitions Shaw has contributed to are:  “John Singer Sargent and the Edwardian Age,” (1979), “The Quest for Unity: American Art Between World’s Fairs,” (1983), and “American Art from the Manoogian Collection,” (1989).  She co-organized “From the Hudson River School to Impressionism: American Art from the Manoogian Collection,” (1997) and prepared the scholarly catalogue that accompanied it.

    Shaw has published extensively on the DIA’s collections, and has contributed essays and articles to numerous publications and exhibition catalogues.  She has also lectured at various museums in the United States and Japan on the DIA’s collections, and on the private collection of American Art owned by fellow Detroiter Richard A. Manoogian. Recent publications include Calm in the Shadow of the Shadow of the Palmetto & Magnolia: Southern Art from the Charleston Renaissance Gallery (2003), American Paintings in the Detroit Institute of Arts, vol. III (2005), and Spot: Southern Works on Paper (2008).

    In 1998 Shaw moved with her husband, Dr. Danny W. Shaw, to Beaufort, South Carolina, and turned her attention to Southern Art, particularly impressionism, which evolved separately from the North. She has written extensively on such well-known painters as Elliott Daingerfield, as well as more obscure figures like Kelly Fitzpatrick, Lawrence Mazzanovich, Elizabeth Verner, and Bayard Wootten.

    Since relocating to Florida in 2004 Shaw has lectured and published on a wide range of art historical subjects, including Eliel Saarinen and the Cranbrook Academy of Art, the Michigan artist Frederick Frieseke, and Artistic impressions of the Southern landscape.

    The Clyde Burroughs lecture series is generously supported by Frances & Nick Pavlovics.

    • 30 May 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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    Thursday, May 30, 2019
    6 pm | Cocktails
    7 pm | Dinner
    8 pm | Lecture

    Deadline for dinner registration: Monday, May 27, 2019  (to accommodate catering)
    Attendance for lecture only guests available | Pay at the door $15/SC members & students | $20 Non-members

    Frederic Remington
    Jennifer R. Henneman, Assistant Curator, Denver Art Museum

    While Frederic Remington is often thought of as a western character, namely because of the subject matter of his artwork, he was in fact a cosmopolitan New Yorker who socialized with America’s most important artists at the turn of the twentieth century.  This talk will consider his relationship with the American Impressionists, including John Henry Twachtman, Julian Alden Wier, and Childe Hassam, with whom he regularly socialized at the Player’s Club in New York City, and discuss how these artists influenced the development of his artistic technique and philosophy.

    Jennifer R. Henneman, PhD is Assistant Curator at the Petrie Institute of Western American Art at the Denver Art Museum.   Her interdisciplinary transatlantic research, which has taken her from the wilds of the American West to the cosmopolitan streets of London, reflects her own upbringing on a cattle ranch in Montana and her interest in the dominant cultural and artistic spheres of the late Victorian era.  Most recently she co-curated Backstory: Western American Art in Context (March 2016 – February 2017), an exhibition in collaboration with the History Colorado Center that told the story of the West through art and artifact. 

    Jennifer received a PhD in 19th century British and American Art and Visual Culture from the University of Washington, an MA in Non-Western Art History from Richmond, the American International University in London, and BAs in Studio Art and French from Montana State University. During her doctoral degree she completed research fellowships at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth, TX, the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, WY, and the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas in Austin. Her curatorial and collections experience includes posts at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Morris Graves Foundation, the Henry Art Gallery, and the Victoria and Albert Museum. 

    The Clyde Burroughs lecture series is generously supported by Frances & Nick Pavlovics.

Past events

16 Dec 2018 Pleyel Piano Series: Ling-Ju Lai
8 Dec 2018 105th Annual Boar's Head Dinner
1 Dec 2018 Volunteers Needed for Noel Night 2018, December 1st
8 Nov 2018 Burroughs Dinner & Lecture — Lumia: Thomas Wilfred and the Origins of Time-Based Media in Modern Art
4 Nov 2018 Chamber Music at the Scarab Club: A TOAST TO HUNGARY
2 Nov 2018 It's a Love Art-Story
14 Oct 2018 Sketch Session Saturday 10/14/2018
7 Oct 2018 Chamber Music at the Scarab Club: FAURE PIANO TRIO AND MORE!
7 Oct 2018 Live at the Scarab Club | Detroit Jazz Septet (DJ7)
27 Sep 2018 Burroughs Dinner & Lecture — Grant Wood: American Gothic and Other Fables
7 Sep 2018 105th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition & Annual Book
16 Aug 2018 KREM & Clay Members' Summer Event
15 Aug 2018 2018 Scarab Club Photography Exhibition Call for Entry
21 Jul 2018 In the Air: SC Plein Air Challenge Exhibition
31 May 2018 Burroughs Dinner & Lecture — John Sloan's American Journey
30 May 2018 Call for Entry: PAPERWORKS
20 May 2018 (SOLD OUT) Live at the Scarab Club: Planet D Nonet presents the music of Buddy & Ella Johnson
13 May 2018 Chamber Music at the Scarab Club - 20th Season Finale!
8 Apr 2018 Chamber Music at the Scarab Club: A Feminine Approach IV
2 Apr 2018 Call for Proposals | SC 2019 Group Exhibitions
1 Apr 2018 Call for Proposals | 2019 Exhibitions
11 Mar 2018 Chamber Music at the Scarab Club: Clarinet & Strings
9 Mar 2018 Interested in Board Service?
8 Mar 2018 Burroughs Dinner & Lecture — Yamasaki in Detroit: A Search for Serenity
28 Feb 2018 "Under" Exhibition Call for Entry
21 Feb 2018 Chamber Music at the Scarab Club: Americans in Paris
11 Feb 2018 Sunday Soiree at the Scarab Club with Rackham Choir
28 Jan 2018 Chamber Music at the Scarab Club: Anthony P. McGlaun, Mozetich & More
9 Dec 2017 104th Annual Boar's Head Dinner
2 Dec 2017 Volunteers Needed for December 2nd Noel Night
30 Nov 2017 The Snowden Exhibition Call for Entry
25 Nov 2017 Members Holiday Gathering
18 Nov 2017 Live at the Scarab Club: RJ Spangler and Friends Celebrate Louis Jordan
9 Nov 2017 Burroughs Dinner & Lecture — Truth and Beauty: American Art in 1862
2 Nov 2017 MAEA Conference Sketch Session
18 Oct 2017 Iyawo Afro-Cuban Dance Classes
15 Oct 2017 Chamber Music at the Scarab Club: Pastorales, Vocalise & More
1 Oct 2017 Live at the Scarab Club: Thelonious Monk at 100
29 Sep 2017 Scarab Club 110th Celebration
28 Sep 2017 Burroughs Dinner & Lecture: Marsden Hartley's Maine
21 Sep 2017 The Regulars’ Table: Olayami Dabls & Julia Solis
23 Jul 2017 Blue Gold: The Alchemy of Indigo
20 Jul 2017 Members' Wine Tasting in the Garden
10 Jul 2017 The SC Plein Air Challenge Exhibition
9 Jul 2017 Sketch Session Sunday 7/09/17
1 Jun 2017 The Ashcan’s Joie de Vivre: Life, Leisure and Detroit | June 1st, 2017
21 May 2017 Live at the Scarab Club: Kings of Kansas City Swing
17 May 2017 2017 Scarab Club Photography Exhibition Call for Entry
13 Mar 2017 2017 Blooms, Bugs, Beasts Call for Entry
2 Mar 2017 Robert Winthrop Chanler: Outrageous American Modernist | March 2, 2017
25 Feb 2017 Mardi Gras Masquerade 2017
9 Feb 2017 SC Member Reception for Corvette Exhibition
25 Jan 2017 Call for Proposals
29 Dec 2016 2017 Silver Medal Call for Entry
18 Dec 2016 CATALOG: American Dreaming — Corvette, 7 Generations & Beyond
7 Dec 2016 103rd Annual Boar's Head Dinner
3 Dec 2016 Volunteers Needed for December 3rd Noel Night
10 Nov 2016 Lighting Up Detroit: Works of the Edward F. Caldwell Company
24 Oct 2016 103rd Gold Medal CFE | Annual Submission
20 Oct 2016 Meet our new Executive Director
29 Sep 2016 Seeking the Spirit of Old Spain: Robert Henri and Spanish Themes
28 Jul 2016 July Member Cooldown
14 Jul 2016 2016 Scarab Club Photography Exhibition Call for Entry
23 Jun 2016 Sketch Session THURSDAY 6/23
9 Jun 2016 Cocktails in the Garden
9 Jun 2016 Volunteers Needed for June 9
12 May 2016 THE ARTISTIC FURNISHINGS OF GEORGE A. SCHASTEY
17 Apr 2016 2016 Blooms, Bugs, Beasts Call for Entry
31 Mar 2016 FROM PANTRY TO PARLOR: THE STILL-LIFE PAINTINGS OF EMIL CARLSEN
25 Feb 2016 HIGHLIGHTS OF AMERICAN ART ON PAPER AT THE DIA COLLECTION
31 Jan 2016 2016 Silver Medal Show Call for Entry
12 Dec 2015 102nd Annual Boar's Head Dinner
1 Dec 2015 Pleyel Piano Fundraiser
29 Nov 2015 Sketch Session SUNDAY 11/29 PM
28 Nov 2015 Sketch Session SATURDAY 11/28 AM
28 Nov 2015 Sketch Session SATURDAY 11/28 PM
26 Nov 2015 Sketch Session THURSDAY 11/26 PM
22 Nov 2015 Sketch Session SUNDAY 11/22 PM
15 Nov 2015 Sketch Session SUNDAY 11/15 PM
14 Nov 2015 Sketch Session SATURDAY 11/14 PM
14 Nov 2015 Sketch Session SATURDAY 11/14 AM
12 Nov 2015 Sketch Session THURSDAY 11/12 PM
8 Nov 2015 Sketch Session SUNDAY 11/8 PM
7 Nov 2015 Rat Pack Party - Annual Costume Ball
7 Nov 2015 Sketch Session SATURDAY 11/7 PM
7 Nov 2015 Sketch Session SATURDAY 11/07 AM
5 Nov 2015 Sketch Session THURSDAY 11/5 PM
5 Nov 2015 DIGGING IN: ALSON SKINNER CLARK AND JONAS LIE’S PANAMA CANAL PAINTINGS
4 Nov 2015 2015 Arts Annual Deadline for entry
4 Nov 2015 2015 Scarab Club Artists Annual
22 Oct 2015 Sketch Session THURSDAY 10/22 PM
17 Oct 2015 Sketch Session SATURDAY 10/17 AM
30 Sep 2015 102nd Gold Medal Exhibition
26 Sep 2015 Sketch Session THURSDAY 9/26 PM
24 Sep 2015 ART AND MONEY: OR THE STORY OF THE GUILDED AGE
19 Sep 2015 Sketch Session THURSDAY 9/19 am
30 Jul 2015 2015 Scarab Club Photography Exhibition Call for Entry
16 Jul 2015 Detroit Is: An Essay In Photographs
11 Jul 2015 Sketch Session SATURDAY - PM 7/11
11 Jul 2015 Pop Up Coffee
9 Jul 2015 Pleyel Piano Fundraiser
27 Jun 2015 Sketch Session SATURDAY PM 6/27
27 Jun 2015 Sketch Session SATURDAY 6/27
25 Jun 2015 Sketch Session THURSDAY 6/25
20 Jun 2015 Cocktails in the Garden
20 Jun 2015 Sketch Session SATURDAY - PM 6/20
20 Jun 2015 Sketch Session SATURDAY - AM 6/20
18 Jun 2015 Sketch Session THURSDAY 6/18
14 Jun 2015 Pilates in the Garden
14 Jun 2015 Yoga in the Garden
11 Jun 2015 Sketch Session THURSDAY 6/11
11 Jun 2015 No Place Like Detroit
4 Jun 2015 Sketch Session THURSDAY 6/4
4 Jun 2015 Storied Windows Richly Dight: Stained Glass in Detroit
31 May 2015 Sketch Session SUNDAY PM - Life Draw -5/31
29 May 2015 Opening Reception Blooms Bugs and Beasts!
20 May 2015 Blooms, Bugs, Beasts Call for Entry
13 May 2015 Pop-Up Cocktail Party May 13, 2015
23 Apr 2015 Pinnacles of Detroit: Steel Skyward
17 Apr 2015 Vote
5 Mar 2015 Valentine Dudensing and Friends (1922 -1948)
22 Jan 2015 Sketch Session - SATURDAY AM - costume - 10am - 1pm
15 Dec 2014 Silver Medal Show Call for Entry
13 Dec 2014 Boar's Head Dinner
6 Nov 2014 Strangely Familiar: American Magic Realist Painting, 1940-65
1 Nov 2014 Gold Medal Show Call for Entry
17 Oct 2014 A Night in Rome: The Annual Masked Ball

The Scarab Club is supported in part by awards from the Kresge Foundation, Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation and the National  Endowment for the Arts.

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