About The Program
Join us for the grand finale of our spring exhibition, Mr. Society of 23, with a fabulous evening of dress-up, music, and dance in a kitschy nostalgic atmosphere inspired by the aesthetic of Jeffrey Augustine Songco. Sip on spiked punch and get down to throwback tunes, while mingling with the artist on the very last night to experience the exhibition. Late night party snacks and pizza by the slice provided by Pizza Quest when you need to refuel your dance moves. Fun and fancy dress-up is not only welcome, but highly encouraged! This is a party you won’t want to miss.
Whimsical Wearables : Corsages & Boutonnieres
Add-on workshop with Scotty Jacobs
Saturday, May 18 | 6:00 – 6:30 pm
$20/person add on
It wouldn’t be an SCA event without an opportunity for hands-on creativity! Before the prom, add a splash of color and whimsy to your ensemble with a fresh cut corsage or boutonniere! With the instruction of garden creator, Scotty Jacobs, learn how to arrange and assemble a wearable floral arrangement that will artfully accessorize and add to the ambiance of your evening.
Jeffrey Augustine Songco
Jeffrey Augustine Songco (b. 1983) is a multidisciplinary artist. Born and raised in New Jersey to devout Catholic Filipino immigrants, his artistic identity developed at a young age with training in classical ballet, voice, and musical theater. He holds a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University and an MFA from San Francisco Art Institute. His artwork has been exhibited throughout the USA including Mattress Factory in Pittsburgh, the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience in Seattle, SPRING/BREAK Art Show in New York City, the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts in Grand Rapids, and the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco. He is featured in the publication Queering Contemporary Asian American Art, and his own writings have appeared in Art21 Blog, Bad at Sports, HuffPost, and Hyperallergic. He resides in Allendale, Michigan.
Scotty Jacobs – once an uneducated minimum wage landscape laborer who’s since grown into a boutique garden creator, community builder, creative collaborator & the 2022 SCA Creative Fellow.
Scotty’s personalized approach is rooted in enthusiasm and service to others. A concierge style that has clients falling in love and growing closer with their gardens and communities. Intentionally curating visions for outdoor living spaces that encourage personal growth, self-improvement and social joy.
After 15 years of digging in the dirt, Scotty has also expanded on sharing his journey of self-improvement and other personal creative endeavors – cooking, writing, painting, kettlebell exercises, public speaking, community building & educating. His collaborations include: pop-up food socials, inspirational/motivational copy creation, personal art trading, community art installations, wedding officiating, garden & nature based workshops.