Winter + Spring at the SCA

As we close out a year of rootedness at the SCA, we eagerly anticipate fresh adventures, diverse experiences, and playful learning opportunities that we’ll see in 2024. We’re going to start our year off with a creative journey brimming with music, nostalgic memories, and bold laughter. Let’s take a look at what we have coming.

Tickets + registrations to our Winter + Spring programming launch on Thursday, November 30 (or NOW for members).

EXHIBITIONS

Opening February 9, 2024

Mr. Society of 23
Michigan-based artist Jeffrey Augustine Songco takes audiences on a behind the scenes tour of the competitive sport of beauty pageants; a culture that is both obviously strange and oddly familiar. Throughout the spring Songco takes the audience on a journey through a culture that is both obviously strange and oddly familiar.
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Re-Wild
Grand Rapids-based multidisciplinary artist, Shannon Mack, will occupy our corridor for the entire year of 2024. Throughout this year, we’ll see her works change, grow, and share important messages through mixed-media. This Spring, we’ll explore the exhibition “Re-Wild” and what it means to be playfully connected to nature.
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Creative Fellow: Julie Ganey
The SCA is proud to welcome non-traditional artists to our campus for a year-long experience with our Creative Fellow program. The program provides unique opportunities for the Fellow to collaborate with visual artists and performers, lead events for children and adults, and amplify SCA programming in unexpected ways. We’re so excited to welcome Julie Ganey in 2024.
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ENTERTAINMENT

Hempy Keyboard Series
The Hempy Keyboard Series returns to the SCA Lobby for an intimate and truly immersive experience for music lovers and piano enthusiasts. From classical to jazz, a specially curated lineup of professional pianists from around the country will enchant guests.

2024 Hempy Line-Up
January 21: Mark Valenti | February 4: Johan Botes | February 18: Kara Huber | March 3: Bob Milne
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Art Out Loud featuring Mountainfilm on Tour
March 22 + 23
Adventure and art collide on the big screen and beyond at the annual Art Out Loud Festival here at the SCA. Through the power of film, music, food, and outdoor exploration we’ll take a deep dive into cultures and stories from around the globe. This immersive experience engages all senses and highlights the impact of artful collaboration.
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Spring Market
Saturday, April 13 | 10:00 am
Join us for a big SPLASH of spring this April at the annual (outdoor) Spring Market. We’ll be joined by an array of local vendors offering one-of-a-kind gifts, unique baked goods, show-stopping apparel, and delicious treats for your whole family (including your furry friends!). Free admission.
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BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND:

Comedian Rhapsody – The Best of The Second City
Saturday, April 20 | 7:00 pm
Rooted in the groundbreaking improvisational games of Viola Spolin, The Second City opened its doors on a snowy Chicago night in December of 1959, and a comedy revolution began.The small cabaret theater has grown to become the most influential and prolific comedy empire in the world, developing an entirely unique way of creating art and fostering generation after generation of superstars.
The Second City, the world’s most influential name in comedy, is thrilled to return to the SCA with their newest revue, “Comedian Rhapsody,” a ground-breaking showcase of classic sketch comedy. This show, and the list of well known comedians, is 60 years in the making.
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Gilmore Young Artist
Saturday, April 28 | 2:00 pm
The SCA is proud to partner with the Gilmore Piano Festival out of Kalamazoo, MI in their mission of promoting and developing world-class keyboard musical experiences that inspire present and future artists and audiences. For the first time, the Gilmore will be bringing pianist Kasey Shao from Philadelphia to OUR stage.
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NEW!: Side by Side Studio Family Programming

Join us for our first intergenerational program for Spring of 2024! Learn and get creative with your kids alongside our Creative Fellow, Julie Ganey, and corridor artist, Shannon Mack. Kids and their grown-ups will each learn a method of making art, separately, but side by side.

Playful Props + Improv
Friday, March 1 | 6:00 pm
In this session, kids will narrate the story while parents bring it to life with their hand-created shadow puppets!
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Shadow Puppet Theater
Thursday, May 9 | 6:00 pm
In this session, we’ll cover character development and puppets, creating our own mini performance!
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Adult Programming

Mr. Society of 23: Preview Night
Thursday, February 8 | 6:00 pm
Get a sneak peek of our spring exhibition “Mr. Society of 23” and meet artist Jeffrey Augustine Songco. Grab a drink from the cash bar as you step into the immersive, thought-provoking, playful experience of this exhibition.
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Printmaking for Partners
Wednesday, February 14 | 5:30 pm
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your partner, friend, or loved one by creating art work together in this class that’s sure to be memorable! Join us for an evening of printmaking and enjoy a specialty cocktail (or mocktail) and some sweet holiday treats. Led by printmaker and owner of Flat Mountain Press, Trevor Grabill.
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Gather in the Gallery with Jeffrey Augustine Songco
Thursday, April 11 | 6:00 pm
Gather in the Gallery at the SCA is co-created by esteemed chef and level 3 Sommelier – SCA’s 2023 Creative Fellow Mindy Trafman. This intimate dine-in experience weaves together the wonders and delights of culinary and visual art, community, and traditions. This dinner features special guest, artist Jeffrey Augustine Songco.
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The Roles We Play: Storytelling Workshop
Thursday, April 18 | 6:00 pm
In this special evening with actor, writer, and storyteller, SCA Creative Fellow Julie Ganey, you’ll explore the building blocks of developing a personal narrative. During class, you’ll have an opportunity to share your story with classmates and walk away with a solid draft and tools to continue expanding your story!
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Adult Prom: Coronation Night
Saturday, May 18 | 6:30 pm
Get your boogie on with artist Jeffrey Augustine Songco at the grand finale of his exhibition. Gather your friends for an unforgettable evening on the dance floor with throwback tunes and more. Fun and fancy dress-up is not only welcome, but highly encouraged! This is a party you won’t want to miss.
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Whimsical Wearables: Corsages + Boutonnieres
Saturday, May 18 | 6:00 pm
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.
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Children's Programming

In Progress with Re-Wild

A FREE 3-week program inspired by the artwork of Grand Rapids artist Shannon Mack. Students will explore new ways to create using paint, collage, and printmaking with playful color palettes and a variety of processes. Artist will be on-site for one session to visit and share her techniques and methods for creating!

At Fennville District Library
Tuesdays, February 13, 20, 27 | 3:30 pm
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At Saugatuck Center for the Arts
Tuesdays, April 16, 23, 30 | 3:30 pm
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