Exhibitions

The Scarab Club

104th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition / Nov. 15th, 2017 – Jan. 6th, 2018

The 103rd Gold Medal Exhibition is an annual unthemed, all-media exhibition showcasing the work of SC members. The purpose of the Gold Medal Exhibition is to recognize the diversity and achievement of Scarab artists whose work shows creativity of concept, excellence of design and expertise of media; to display these works to regional audiences and to be an educational opportunity for students.

Presents

DONALD CRONKHITE
Grandeur, 2015, Oil on Linen, 46.5 Inches High x 165.5 Inches Wide

Juror
Dennis Nawrocki has been a faculty member at CCS, Wayne State University, and School of the Art Institute of Chicago from the mid-1970s until the present, in both full-time and adjunct capacities. He has held museum positions at the Detroit Institute of Arts, University of Michigan Museum of Art, and Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. He directed Center Galleries at CCS for a number of years in the 1980s. Author of Art in Detroit Public Places (1999) and a freelance critic, Nawrocki has reviewed national and international exhibitions for Art in America, New Art Examiner (Chicago), and Metro Times (Detroit).

Open Reception
Friday, November 17 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Gallery Talk
Thursday, November 30, 6:00 p.m.

The Scarab Club
217 Farnsworth St, Detroit, MI 48202
Telephone: (313) 831.1250
Treena Flannery Ericson, Galleries Director: tericson@scarabclub.org

Gallery Hours
Wednesday -Sunday: 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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2017 JURIED FINE ARTS EXHIBITION

October 21, 2017 – January 6, 2018

The 2017 Juried Fine Arts Exhibition of 2D and relief work will be presented in the Ermy B. & Gordon B. Bonfield Gallery from October 21 through January 6. The 2017 Juried Fine Arts Exhibition is open to all Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, and Ontario residents, and to all members of Crooked Tree Arts Center regardless of residency. Awards will be announced at the opening on Saturday, October 21, between the hours of 2-4 p.m.  Free admission to the public.

Presents

DONALD CRONKHITE
Twilight, 2017, Oil on Linen, 10 Inches High x 20.75 Inches Wide

Open Reception
Saturday, October 21 from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Juror
Patrick Wise spent several years employed by the Detroit Institute of Arts, and has been a curator for the DIA’s education exhibitions (2010-2015). His work is in the permanent collection at Children’s Hospital of Detroit. Patrick has led a portrait workshop at Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD) in conjunction with Alex Melamid. He earned his Master of Arts from Wayne State University, and is an award winning painter and college professor.

Crooked Tree Arts Center
461 East Mitchell Street, Petoskey, MI 49770
Sheila Ruen, Galleries Director: Tel (231) 347-4337

Museum Hours
Monday – Friday 9am to 5pm. Wednesday mornings we open at 10am.
Saturdays from 10am-4pm. Closed Sunday.

Twlight

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MUSKEGON MUSEUM OF ART 89th ANNUAL REGIONAL ALL – MICHIGAN EXHIBITION

September 28th – November 8th, 2017

Presents

DONALD CRONKHITE
Ethereal Amber, 2015, Oil on Linen, 41.5 Inches High x 47.5 Inches Wide

Open Reception
Thursday, September 28th from 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Juror
Petra Fallaux, Independent Writer, Curator, Juror, Teacher, Grant Panelist, and Artist. She is the former director of the Hewlett Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University, where she oversaw eight to fourteen exhibitions a year that included multi-disciplinary shows in the visual and performing arts and various sciences. Fallaux was the founding director of the Regina Gouger Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University, which serves as the University’s primary contemporary art gallery. Today, she works as an independent writer, curator, juror, teacher, grant panelist, and artist. She has curated or juried exhibitions of not only traditional media, but new media including textiles, film, architecture, industrial design, holograms, and digital. A teacher, Fallaux specializes in film and film editing, dyeing and screen printing, and arts management and administration.

Muskegon Museum of Art
296 West Weber Avenue, Muskegon, MI 49440
Art Martin, Director of Collections & Exhibitions / Senior Curator: Tel (231) 720.2575

Museum Hours
Monday: Closed
Tuesday:  11:00 a.m. –  5:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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THE 56TH ANNUAL GREATER MICHIGAN ARTS EXHIBITION

September 23 – November 5, 2017

The 56th Annual Greater Michigan Art Exhibition is one of the few remaining statewide visual arts competitions in Michigan. Organized by Alden B. Dow Museum of Science & Art (ABDM) at Midland Center for the Arts, this exhibition provides a forum for the most recent developments by Michigan artists. The gallery spaces at Midland Center for the Arts provide a dramatic stage for the display of contemporary work and are especially suited for the exhibition of large-scale works. Each year we bring to Midland reputable arts professionals from around the country to serve as jurors for the exhibition. From leading artists, to curators, to directors to galleries and museums, our jurors bring their experience and knowledge about the contemporary art scene into the curatorial selection and awards designations. Cash awards and exhibition awards underscore the formal and expressive accomplishments of the artists included in the exhibit.

Presents

DONALD CRONKHITE
Grandeur, 2015, Oil on Linen, 46.5 Inches High x 165.5 Inches Wide

Open Reception & Award Presentation
Saturday, October 23 from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Juror
Jason Franz: Founding Executive Director & Chief Curator,
Visual Artist and Educator for Manifest Gallery in Cincinnati Ohio.

Midland Center for the Arts:
The Alden B. Dow Museum of Science & Art
1801 W. St. Andrews, Midland, MI 48640
Saturday: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Armin Mersmann, Senior Visual Arts Curator and Greater Michigan Art Exhibition Committee: Tel (989) 631.5930

Fall Museum Hours
Monday – Friday: Closed
Wednesday – Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Thursday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Sunday: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

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ArtPrize 9

ArtPrize is an open, independently organized international art competition which takes place for 19 days each fall in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  More than five hundred thousand dollars in prizes are awarded each year, which include a $200,000 prize awarded entirely by public vote and another $200,000 prize awarded by a jury of art experts.

Any artist working in any medium from anywhere in the world can participate. Art is exhibited throughout downtown Grand Rapids—museums, bars, public parks, restaurants, theaters, hotels, bridges, laundromats, auto body shops, vacant storefronts and office spaces. Artists and venues register for the competition then find each other through an online connections process in late spring. No one at ArtPrize selects a single artist or artwork, directs an artist where to show work or directs a venue what to show. In 2016, 1,453 works created by artists from 40 states and 44 countries were exhibited in 170 venues.

ArtPrize is free and open to the public and now attracts over 500,000 visitors, making it the most attended public art event in the world in 2014 and 2015, according the The Art Newspaper’s annual “Big Ticket List.”

ArtPrize 9 will take place from September 20 to October 8, 2017

Women’s City Club

Presents

DONALD CRONKHITE
Inclemency, 2017, Oil Painting, 46.5 Inches High x 66.5 Inches Wide

Opening Day
Wednesday, September 20th, 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Vote Code: 65126
Must Register in Person at ArtPrize in Order to Vote
http://www.artprize.org/65126
Voter Registration is at Hillside HUB @ Women’s City Club

Women’s City Club
254 East Fulton Street, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Hillside

Venue Hours
Monday – Saturday: 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

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Collectors Show / Fall 2017

The Venue Tower: September 14 & 15

‘Collectors Show’ is an exhibition designed to forge artist-collector relationships and help kickstart an emerging art market in West Michigan. Created by Tyler Loftis, New York-based artist originally from Michigan, the FALL 2017 edition of the biannual fine art exhibition will take place on September 14 and 15, during ArtPrize Nine Preview Week.

Loftis seeks to combine the diverse group of ArtPrize artists with professional contemporary artists as well as famous American artists of the last century – to create a context for the emerging and established collectors in the area to see and understand the work. Show will remain up through ArtPrize 9 Award Ceremony, October 8th.

A complete list of featured artists for this show includes: Lennart Anderson, Milton Avery, Neil Blaine, Lois Dodd, Euan Euglow, Arshile Gorty, Hans Hofmann, Wolf Kahn, Philip Pearlstein, Fairfield Porter, Paul Resika. 

Please visit www.thecollectorsshow.com to learn more about the event.

Presents

DONALD CRONKHITE
Landscape Study, 2017, Oil on Linen, 12 Inches High x 14 Inches Wide

Open Reception
Friday, September 15: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 7: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

The Venue Tower
15 Ottawa NW Downtown Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Landscape Study

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The Scarab Club Plein Air Challenge

Scarab Club Lounge: August 26th – September 16th, 2017

See work created by 55 local artists in and around Detroit. The Plein Air Challenge is a one-day event, where all work is created 8am – 4pm and hung the same day.

Presents

DONALD CRONKHITE
Untitled, 2017, Oil on Linen, 6 Inches High x 12 Inches Wide

Open Reception
Saturday, August 26th, 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

The Scarab Club
217 Farnsworth St, Detroit, MI 48202
Telephone: (313) 831.1250

Gallery Hours
Wednesday -Sunday: 5:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center

Michigan Fine Arts Competition / June 23rd – August 25, 2017

The Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center (BBAC) has hosted the Michigan Fine Arts Competition annually since 1982 when the Detroit Institute of Arts turned the statewide competition over to the BBAC.  Every year, more than 500 artists from Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, & Wisconsin enter the competition. The MFAC is juried by artist(s) or curator(s) of distinction, who select current work of highest quality.  Cash awards support working artists, while recognizing the contributions they make to the cultural fabric of our region.

Presents

DONALD CRONKHITE
Cloudscape: Twilight of Grandeur, 2016, Oil Painting, 52.5 Inches High x 74.5 Inches Wide

Opening Reception and Awards Presentation
Friday, June 23rd, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Juror
Andrew Rosinski (b. 1987, Traverse City, Michigan, USA) is an artist, filmmaker, & independent curator. In 2009, he founded Dinca, a contemporary art blog surveying the most noteworthy & innovative artworks that exist in physical, digital, & time-based spaces. In 2010, he earned a BA in Film & Video from Columbia College Chicago. In 2012, he founded Vision Quest, a contemporary moving image & media arts festival. In 2014, he was awarded a Propeller Grant, a program by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts as part of its initiative to promote informal and independently organized visual arts activities across the United States. His artwork — moving image, painting, sculpture & objects, text, digital media — has exhibited at the Museum of the Moving Image, NYC; the Serpentine Gallery Marathon, online/London; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Doc Films at the University of Chicago; EXPO Chicago; Threewalls’ 12th Annual Gala; the Ann Arbor Film Festival; The Wrong – New Digital Art Biennale; bubblebyte.org; the Off and Free Film Festival, Seoul, South Korea; the Axiom Center for New and Experimental Media; and at Brown University’s Granoff Center for the Creative Arts. During 2005–2016, he resided in Chicago & Detroit; he currently lives and works in NYC.

Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center
1516 South Cranbrook, Birmingham, MI 48009
https://bbartcenter.org/mfac/
(248) 644.0866

Summer Gallery Hours
Monday – Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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Ann Arbor Art Center

REMIX / June 8th – July 22nd, 2017

An exhibition including painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture & objects, text, new media, and moving image, as well as new and traditional modes of artmaking combined in unexpected ways.

Artwork may be an abstraction of recognizable imagery; satirical, ironic or social commentary on its subject; influenced by the internet age, and the network in which it exists; or may employ visual rhetoric of advertising, corporate branding and commercial software tools.

Presents

DONALD CRONKHITE
Unhurried, Uncertain, Oil on Linen, 31 Inches High x 43.5 Inches Wide, 2017

Opening Reception and Celebration
Thursday, June 8th, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Juror
Noel W. Anderson is Assistant Professor at NYU’s Art and Art Professions Department in Printmaking. Anderson holds three degrees: a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Ohio Wesleyan University, a Master of Fine Arts from Indiana University in Printmaking, and a Master of Fine Arts from Yale University in Sculpture.

Ann Arbor Art Center
GALLERY 117
117 West Liberty Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
http://www.annarborartcenter.org / (734) 994.8004
Gallery Installation Video

Gallery Hours
Monday – Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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HATCHBACK 11 ANNUAL ART EXHIBITION

April 1st – April 29, 2017

Presents

DONALD CRONKHITE
Approaching Storm, Oil on Linen, 9 Inches High x 14 Inches Wide, 2016

Opening Reception
Saturday, April 1st, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Juror
Treena Flannery Ericson

Hatchback Artist Talk
Donald Cronkhite and other participating artists will have an open discussion about their work and art in general.  Saturday April 8, 2 – 3:30 p.m.

Hatch Art
3456 Evaline Road, Hamtramck, MI 48212
http://www.hatchart.org

Gallery Hours
Saturday: 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

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SECRET HANDSHAKE:

WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY COLLECTIVE / CURATED INVITATIONAL

March 31st – April 13, 2017

Art exhibition by WSU alumni, graduates, students, and faculty.

Presents

DONALD CRONKHITE
Gloaming, Oil on Linen, 30 Inches High x 93 Inches Wide
Gray Series No. 20, Oil on Linen, 46.5 Inches High x 46.5 Inches Wide
Ephemeral Amber, Oil on Linen, 66.5 Inches High x 46.5 Inches Wide

Opening Reception
Friday, March 31st, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Down River Council for the Arts
James R. DeSana Center for Arts & Culture, 81 Chesnut, Wyandotte, MI 48192
dc4arts@downriverarts.org / http://www.downriverarts.com

Gallery Hours
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday & Thursday: 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday: Closed – open for special events
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday & Monday: Closed – open for special events

Front Gallery Space 2017

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The Scarab Club

Silver Medal Exhibition / February 22nd, 2017 – April 1st, 2017

The Scarab Club announces its Silver Medal Exhibition, an annual unthemed, all-media exhibition. Since 2015 the Silver Medal has been given in honor of the late Gilda Snowden. Gilda’s husband, William Boswell, will present the medal at the reception for the exhibition on Friday, February 24th.

The purpose of the Silver Medal Exhibition is to recognize the diversity and achievement of artists whose work shows creativity of concept, excellence of design and expertise of media; to display these works to regional audiences and to be an educational opportunity for students.

Presents

DONALD CRONKHITE
Twilight of Grandeur, 2016, Oil Painting, 52.5 Inches High x 74.5 Inches Wide

Juror
Jo Powers grew up in Downriver, Wayne County where her father had his own sign painting business. Watching him work and associating with his materials greatly influenced her art sensibilities. As an undergrad at WSU, she combined art studies with German language studies, which led to a year of study abroad at the University of Freiburg. While there she also attended the State Academy of the Plastic Arts. After completing her BFA at Wayne State University, Ms. Powers entered Syracuse University where she earned her MFA in painting. She returned to the Frankfurt area in Germany where she taught for the University of Maryland’s European Division and worked for an English pantomime theater group painting stage backdrops. Back in Metro Detroit she free-lance illustrated for publications such the Detroit News, the Detroit Free Press, the Dallas Morning News, the L.A. Times, and for the Chicago Tribune. During this time Ms. Powers began exhibiting her paintings at the Detroit Artists’ Market and at the Detroit Focus Gallery. She credits a grant from the Michigan Council for the Arts in 1985 with launching her painting career. Other grants funded her three-year artist-in-residence at Dominican High School, as well as collaborations with Detroit Dance Collective. In the late nineties, Jo Powers began teaching at Macomb Community College, College for Creative Studies, and at Oakland Community College. Ms. Powers has exhibited in Detroit and in Chicago. Her work is in private collections in the U.S., Germany, and Australia.

Reception
Friday, February 24th, 2017 / 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Gallery Talk
Thursday. March 16, 2017 / 6:00 p.m.

The Scarab Club
217 Farnsworth St, Detroit, MI 48202
Telephone: (313) 831.1250

Gallery Hours
Wednesday -Sunday: 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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The Scarab Club

103rd Annual Gold Medal Exhibition / Nov. 23rd, 2016 – Dec. 30th, 2016

The 103rd Gold Medal Exhibition is an annual unthemed, all-media exhibition showcasing the work of SC members. The purpose of the Gold Medal Exhibition is to recognize the diversity and achievement of Scarab artists whose work shows creativity of concept, excellence of design and expertise of media; to display these works to regional audiences and to be an educational opportunity for students.

Presents

DONALD CRONKHITE
Cloudscape: Ephemeral Vert Demont, 2015, Oil on Linen, 46.5 Inches High x 52.5 Inches Wide
Ethereal Amber, 2015, Oil on Linen, 41.5 Inches High x 47.5 Inches Wide

Juror
Elizabeth Youngblood is a visual artist and designer living and working In Detroit. She has a wide ranging practice which includes drawing, ceramics, fiber and hand-made books. Her design practice includes hand produced scarves and what she refers to as ‘wearables’ which are based on her 2- and 3-dimensional drawings. Deeply rooted in a respect for the craft of making and for the time required to ‘make’, she explores themes of time, loss and the process of thought. Subtlety, small modulations in color, texture and the nature of the materials with which she works are hallmarks of any of the mediums in which she works. Youngblood is an alumna of The Stamps School of Art & Design, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and Cranbrook Academy of Art.

Noel Night
Sat. Dec 3, 2016 / 5:00 p.m. – midnight
Join us for the Mid-town Detroit’s annual kick-off to the holiday season

103rd Annual Boar’s Head Dinner
Sat. Dec 10, 2016 / 6:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Details: http://scarabclub.org/boarshead/

The Scarab Club
217 Farnsworth St, Detroit, MI 48202
Telephone: (313) 831.1250

Gallery Hours
Wednesday -Sunday: 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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ArtPrize 8

ArtPrize is recognized as the most-attended public art event on the planet according to The Art Newspaper, and was recently highlighted in The New York Times’ 52 Places To Go in 2016.

For 19 days in the early fall, around 400,000 attendees descend upon three square miles of downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan where anyone can find a voice in the conversation about what is art and why it matters. Art from around the world pops up in every inch of downtown in over 160 venues—museums, galleries, bars, restaurants, theaters, hotels, public parks, lobbies, buildings, walls, bridges, laundromats, and auto body shops—and it’s all free and open to the public.

ArtPrize 8 will take place from September 21 to October 9, 2016

DeVos Place Convention Center

Presents

DONALD CRONKHITE
Cloudscape, 2016, Oil Painting, 52.5 Inches High x 74.5 Inches Wide

Open Reception
Wednesday, September 21st 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  Complimentary refreshments will be served and a cash bar will be available

Vote Code: 62701
Must Register in Person at ArtPrize in Order to Vote
http://www.artprize.org/62701
Voter Registration is at Monroe North Hub @ DeVos Place

DeVos Place Convention Center
303 Monroe Avenue NW Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Venue Hours
Monday -Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday – Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

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MUSKEGON MUSEUM OF ART 88th ANNUAL REGIONAL ALL – MICHIGAN EXHIBITION

May 12th – August 3rd, 2016

Presents

DONALD CRONKHITE
Amber Series No. 7, 2016, Oil on Linen, 52.5 Inches High x 74.5 Inches Wide

Open Reception
Thursday, May 12th from 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Juror
Tom Lundberg, Professor of Art at Colorado State University

Muskegon Museum of Art
296 West Weber Avenue, Muskegon, MI 49440
Art Martin, Associated Curator / Collections Manager: Tel (231) 720.2575

Museum Hours
Monday: Closed
Tuesday:  11:00 a.m. –  5:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Muskegon Art Museum

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Level One Bank Community Art Gallery

June 4th – July 18th, 2016

Presents

DONALD CRONKHITE
CLOUDSCAPES: EXPLORING THE DRAMATIC
Solo Exhibition

Open Reception
Friday, June 10th from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Level One Bank Community Art Gallery
22635 Woodward Avenue, Ferndale, MI 48220
Telephone: (248) 414.6500  Fax: (248) 414.6580

Bank Hours
Monday -Thursday: 9:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

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DETROIT ATHLETIC CLUB

January 14th – March 31th, 2016

Presents

DONALD CRONKHITE & SHIRLEY PARISH
CLOUDSCAPES: EXPLORING THE DRAMATIC & MEDITATIVE
Two Person Exhibition

Artist Reception
Tuesday, March 8th from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

DETROIT ATHLETIC CLUB
241 Madison Avenue, Detroit, MI 48226
Telephone: (313) 963.9200  Fax: (313) 963.8891

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