CALL FOR ENTRYGILDA SNOWDEN MEMORIAL EXHIBITIONDeadline: Sunday, February 2nd, midnight
Exhibition: February 21-March 14, 2020Intake: February 16, noon-4 pmReception: February 21, 5-8 pmGallery Talk: Thursday, March 12, 6 pmPick-up: Sunday, March 15, noon-4 pm
ELIGIBILITYParticipation is open to all artists 18 years or older.
ENTRY FEEScarab Club members and full time students pay a discounted entry fee of $20 for up to three images; Entry fee for all other artists is $25 for up to three images; Up to three additional images may be submitted, at $5 for each additional image.
The Scarab Club invites submissions for its annual Gilda Snowden Memorial Exhibition. It is an unthemed exhibition, open to all artists 18 years or older.
The purpose of the Gilda Snowden Memorial 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.
JURORPainter and paper artist Meighen Jackson’s recent solo show at Janice Charach Gallery is about bodies in motion – climbing, evolving, revolving and taking some tumbles along the way. It features Jackson’s lifelong interest in dynamic line and her first foray into large sculptural installations. Jackson, a metro Detroit-based painter, educator and lecturer on contemporary art is represented nationally by Walter Wickiser Gallery in Manhattan and shows regionally with M Contemporary and Ward Gallery. She is a former head of Chrysler Corporate Identity, Graphics and Printing Services. Jackson holds an MFA in painting from the University of Cincinnati and undergraduate degrees from Michigan State University.
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Popularly known at the club as “sketch classes”, these non-instructional, opportunities for members to draw and paint from live models.
Membership required. Materials: Bring a pad of drawing paper or stretched canvas and your favorite drawing and/or painting supplies.
Sunday January 19, 2020, 7 pm
A CONVERSATION WITH NICOLAS BACRI
Tickets are $20 in advance and at the door
Scarab Club Member tickets $18
Students under 25 are free!
This concert will take place in the intimate Lounge Gallery upstairs at the Scarab Club. The program features excerpts from chamber music by the world-renowned French composer Nicolas BACRI, showcasing exciting works for voice, piano and strings! The composer will speak about each work, his inspiration and how he creates his beautiful style.
Sunday, February 9
Pleyel Piano SeriesCHRISTINE WU
5 pm: Young Artist pre-recital
5:30 pm: Light reception
6 pm: Guest Artist recital
$25 adult | $10 student | $10 pay-it-forward (your donation will allow a student to enter for free)
Our final guest artist of the 2019/2020 Pleyel Piano Series is audience favorite Christine Wu. Last season, Christine’s sensitivity and exquisite musicianship transported us to the 19th century in her stunning performance of the Schubert Sonata D.845. She will be performing more Schubert, Chopin, and Liszt.
American pianist Christine Wu has performed in concert venues throughout North America and Europe, in venues including Lincoln Center and Merkin Hall, (New York), the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater (Washington D.C.), Benaroya Hall (Seattle), Teatro San Rocco (Seregno), Petit Palau de la Música Catalana (Barcelona) and Théâtre du Châtelet (Paris).
Praised in the New York Times by chief music critic Anthony Tommasini for her “arresting” playing, Christine’s performance of Oliver Knussen’s Variations (1989) was described as “one of the highlights of the program” at Tanglewood’s Festival of Contemporary Music. Christine has received recognition in international competitions including the Ettore Pozzoli International Piano Competition (Italy), Chautauqua Institute Piano Competition, Washington International Competition, American International Paderewski Piano Competition, and Oneppo Chamber Music Competition.
Christine has performed as a solo and chamber musician in music festivals including the Tanglewood Music Center, Chautauqua Institute, Leipzig International Mendelssohn-Akademie, Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, Aspen, PianoTexas, and Bowdoin International Music Festivals. Upcoming projects include a debut album to be recorded by the Sheva Collection Label, featuring works by Schubert, Liszt, and Schumann, as well as a second album to be produced by Blue Griffin Recordings. Born and raised in Troy, Michigan, Christine’s formative training began with Logan Skelton. She received both her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the Juilliard School, where her principal teachers included Julian Martin, Choong-Mo Kang, and Hung-Kuan Chen. Currently, she is a doctoral candidate at the Yale School of Music, where her teachers have included Peter Frankl, Christopher Elton and Peter Serkin. Christine is currently based in New York City.
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).
Sunday February 16, 2019, 7 pm
THE ROMANTICS FROM SCHUBERT TO BACRI
Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door.
Discounted tickets are $18 for Scarab Club members | $10 for students.
Saturday, February 29, 2020 | 2-4:30 pm
Tribute to Classic Detroit BluesTickets $10
Purchase your tickets
Seating is limited
The Detroit Blues Society and The Scarab Club present The Detroit Blues Heritage Series “Tribute to Classic Detroit Blues”.
The band at this event will be the Hasting Street Boys featuring Brian Miller (Harmonica), Harry Oman (Guitar), Tino Gross (Drums), Marvin Conrad (Bass). Special Guest will include Mr. B (Mark Braun) on piano and Dan Devins on vocals. We will also have Musician and Author Fred Reif speaking about Detroit Blues History and his new book "Tell 'em 'bout the blues"
This concert is a celebration of the history of Detroit Blues music. The scene around Detroit’s legendary Paradise Valley was a hotbed of blues in the 1940s and 1950s, with legendary clubs like The Flame Show Bar, Lee’s Sensation, and the 20 Grand featuring the finest urban and jump blues of the day, while the house party scene presided over by John Lee Hooker up and down Hastings street changed the history of blues, and helped give birth to Rock and Roll.
This music featured at this event of Detroit blues pioneers Big Maceo Merriweather, Boogie Woogie Red, Baby Boy Warren, Bobo Jenkins, Calvin Frazier, Little Sonny, Eddie Burns, and more. Join us as we rock the Scarab Club with a selection of seldom-played tunes by legendary blues artists of the classic era of Detroit blues
Sponsoring this event will be the Detroit Blues Society is a 501(c) 3 non-profit arts organization and The Scarab Club 501(c) 3 non-profit arts organization. For more information visit the Scarab Club website or contact the Detroit Blues Society at email@example.com.
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.