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NEXT WEEK: The Scarab Club Presents..​."Living Lucid" - The Artwork of Jayde Williams


Living Lucid
The Artwork of Jayde Williams

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

Thursday, October 16th
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 Jayde Williams.

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 Sketch Sessions.

Jayde Williams is an artist currently living in Fabulous Ferndale, who incorporates fantasy in a large amount of her work. From a young age, she focused on the intricate details and themes that came from fantastic creatures from lore and children's books, nature and the world around her.  Her inspirations have come from books such as Alice in Wonderland, Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman, and The Hobbit. Her artistic mediums range from mixed media, watercolor, pen and ink, pencil realism, acrylic, metals and ceramics, and her attention to detail is seen in her process, whether she is rendering from reality or from fiction.

"I love to work on a small scale with tiny details, which in part is why I want to work for LAIKA in Oregon, making the props and dolls for their stop motion creations. I have a deep-seated interest in traditional and stop-motion animation, founded in my love of drawing with pencil and making detailed handcrafted art. I find inspiration in details that come from simple objects that others may take for granted: Outer space, birds, insects, curly hair, smoke wisps, plant life, crystals, tea sets, deep sea creatures and dreamcatchers to name a few."

Jayde has been awarded a Gold Key for Portfolio at the Scholastic Art Awards, a Merit Scholarship to the College of Creative Studies, and recently she was honored with being jury selected for the prestigious Scarab Club's 100th Anniversary Gold Medal Exhibition.


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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.

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