Current Exhibit

April 2 - May 10
Reception: Friday, April  4  6-9 pm




A distinguished scholar and art critic, Timothy J. Van Laar is also a mixed-media artist working in painting, collage, installation, drawing and more. He's shown work both nationally and internationally and is a part of many private and public collections, including the Detroit Institute of Arts,   J.P. Morgan, Herman Miller and Columbus State University.

Van Laar is the Chair of the Fine Arts department at the College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI. His work has been shown in nearly 200 solo and group exhibitions across the United States, Europe and China. He has also co-authored three books that are used in art and design programs. The most recent,  Artworld Prestige: Arguing Cultural Value, was published by Oxford University Press in January 2013. He has received numerous awards, grants and honors, including the Pew Charitable Trusts Scholars Grant, Fulbright Fellowship, Yaddo Residency and Arts America Grant.

Leni Sinclair, Gary Grimshaw, 1973, Photograph (detail)



Since the founding of the Scarab Club it has supported local artists by providing sketch sessions with live models. This annual exhibition features the work of artists who attend the sessions.

The SC holds four weekly sketch sessions:  

Sundays:   1:30 - 4:30 pm; Life drawing session

Thursdays:   7-10 pm; Life drawing session

Saturdays: 10 am-1 pm; Costume drawing session   |   1:30-4:30 pm; Life drawing session

217 Farnsworth St, Detroit, MI 48202    Phone:  313.831.1250   HOURS   Gallery: Wednesday - Sunday 12:00pm to 5:00pm   Office: Monday - Friday 9:30am to 5:00pm

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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.