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NEXT WEEK: The Scarab Club Presents...Postcards From Exile - The Photography of Mariuca Rofick


Postcards From Exile
The Photography of Mariuca Rofick

Selected for the 2014 Emerging Artist Series, curated by VATO and Adam Owen Layne.

Thursday, September 18th
6:00pm - 10:00 pm
As a part of "Emerging Artist" series of shows, the historic Scarab Club (located behind the Detroit Institute of Arts) will host a one-night solo show displaying the artwork of Mariuca Rofick.

Free Admission

This one night show runs in conjunction each third Thursday with the Dr. Sketchy Art Class on the first floor of the Scarab Club, and the lower level art nude Sketch Sessions.

Mariuca Rofick is a self-taught photographer and native Detroiter immersed in the Arts. An appreciation for the arts was instilled in her at a young age and she visited many countries and cultures. This background has deeply influenced her work. "I photograph things I find aesthetically pleasing, in an effort to document the world as I see it. The process is completely intuitive; I go with my gut response when shooting and editing my photos. My aim is to evoke the mood of the subject, even when that subject is made of stone or steel. I admit to a tendency to look at things in a frank and somewhat stark manner, but I see beauty in all of the images, even those depicting decay." She has exhibited in numerous group exhibitions and solo shows in the metropolitan Detroit area, and is also a highly regarded member of the Scarab Club and Hatch: A Hamtramck Art Collective.

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About the Emerging Artist Program:
The Emerging Artist program started in January of 2012. Curated by veteran artists and Scarab members, VATO and Adam Owen Layne, the program was created to spotlight metro Detroit artists of all mediums who are up-and-coming or considered the Who's Who of their inner subculture, but may lack the necessary exposure they need to get in front of the mainstream public.

The Scarab Club is using this program to help the community see and appreciate art that they may not have the opportunity to see or know about. Budding artists need exposure, need to be cultivated and supported, and this program hopes to do so. It also helps entice new membership to the Scarab Club, since the century-old non-profit has opened doors for many artisans over the years, and being a part of their regular showcases can be win-win since it also adds new blood to the mix, and a fresh perspective on today's art.

Although Scarab Club has had decades of events and exhibitions that cater to all ages, this Emerging Artist Series is the first of it's kind. The spotlighted artists are hand picked and given the freedom to display and represent their work in their own solo show, with NO COMMISSION taken by the Scarab. There are so many stories to be told in metro Detroit, and this showcase allows the artist sole freedom to show their vision and perspective of life, without a jury deciding what the public wants to see. It's fresh and it's raw.

This 2014 Series will be hosted and curated by VATO and Adam Owen Layne

September 18 - Mariuca Rofick
October 16 - Jayde Williams
November 20 - Kim Hoxworth
December 18 - Holiday Group Exhibition

217 Farnsworth St, Detroit, MI 48202
located behind the Detroit Institute of Arts at the corner of John R. and Farnsworth
Phone: 313.831.1250