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    Watercolor by Linda Mendelson at the Scarab Club in Detroit, Michigan

    Becoming and Gone. Linda Mendelson. Watercolor; 35" X 47" (Courtesy of the Artist)

    Women Image Color, curated by Marilyn Zimmerman, is a popular annual exhibition at the Scarab Club. The exhibition showcases contemporary work by local women artists and honors their significant and lasting contributions to the community. This year’s exhibit highlights the work of Linda Mendelson whose abstract watercolors have inspired students and artists for decades.

    Gilda Snowden’s work, often included in early Cass Corridor exhibits, depicts a floral abstraction using a heavily applied encaustic technique. She says, “I have always been drawn to the complexities of nature and the fact of history, specifically the documentation of the history that is closest to my own experience. Most recently I’ve exhibited the FLORA URBANA series of encaustic paintings of flowers in urban settings. All of these varied subjects have as their common theme a desire to chronicle or record a visual narrative.”

    Encaustic painting by Gilda Snowden at the Scarab Club

    Gilda Snowden’s Photo - Flora Urbana Dusk. Gilda Snowden. Encaustic; 18" X 24" (photo by Ron Scott)

    Lynn Arbor, whose work often appears in exhibitions in Southeast Michigan, creates abstractions from still lives as in Flirting with Shadows. Using an almost cubist approach to the still life, she lays down color drawn from light that leaves a deep impression.

    Established in 1907 and located next to the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Scarab Club stands as one of Detroit’s finest venues for art, music and literature. In 1932 while working on his Detroit Industry murals at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Diego Rivera visited the Scarab Club and signed a beam in the second floor lounge

    Painting by Lynn Arbor

    Flirting with Shadows. Lynn Arbor. Oil on Canvas; 48 X 48” (Courtesy of the Artist)

    Women Image Color – February 15th – March 25th Main Gallery
    Closing Reception – The Crone Celebration – Friday, March 23rd – 6:00 – 9:00

    Participating artists:
    Diana Alva, Lynn Arbor, Rhiannon Chester, Jenny Chope, Joan Farago, Anne Fracassa, Linda Mendelson, Gilda Snowden, Lois Teicher, S. Kay Young

    Scarab Club
    217 Farnsworth
    Detroit, Michigan 48202


    Ron Scott is a pseudonym for a writer based in the Detroit area.  View more articles by Ron Scott.



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