The arts of man meet the worlds of nature at the Scarab Club. The fusion makes for an incredible experience.
From Wednesday, May 19 through Sunday, July 1 the Scarab Club will host its annual “Blooms, Bugs, Beasts” exhibition. It is an all-media juried exhibition with a theme of flowers, insects, animals, landscapes and seascapes.
The Scarab Club is located at 217 Farnsworth, Detroit, Michigan, 48202. Its regular gallery hours are Wednesdays through Sundays, noon-5 p.m. Learn more at ScarabClub.org or call (313) 831-1250.
From the Scarab Club:
Located in the hub of Detroit’s Cultural Center, the Scarab Club celebratesMichigan art. Whether your interest is in art, poetry, or music you’ll find more than enough to fill your schedule. Plus, if you’re the really social type, don’t miss Scarab Club events such as “Third Thursday Social Mixer”, “Garden Party”, “Costume Ball” and so many others!
The Scarab Club was founded in 1907 by a group of artists and art lovers who enjoyed meeting regularly to discuss art and socialize. The desire to form an arts organization in Detroit during the first third of the 20th century was partially intertwined with the birth of automotive design and the evolution of advertising art inspired by the burgeoning automobile industry. Although generally viewed as a heavily industrial city, Detroit’s artistic community thrived from the success of the automobile.
Many of the original founding members of the Scarab Club consisted of automotive designers, advertising illustrators, graphic artists, photographers, architects, and automobile company owners. For more information, click here.
The exhibition was juried by Mary Fortuna, executive director of the Paint Creek Center for the Arts in Rochester and a Michigan artist renown around the world and for her own works. Ms. Fortuna presented an informal Gallery Talk on Thursday, May 27.
There was an Opening Reception with some of the artists selected for the exhibition on Friday, May 21. The talk, reception and exhibit are free and open to the public.