League of Retired Designers 2020 Exhibit
By David Mcintosh
The League of Retired Designers showed renderings, paintings, and sculptures at the Royal Oak Historical Museum in suburban Detroit, Michigan for 2020.
For August–September, the show was originally scheduled to coincide with the Woodward Dream Cruise, but the Covid pandemic cancelled that event, as well as our usual Eyes on Design showing. The League project set last September was for a muscle car, GTO specifically, mainly to excite the designers and appeal to car enthusiasts. Some designers started early on the project so were unaffected by the news of the pandemic and subsequent cancellations of shows for the summer season.
Fortunately we had some additional art work to show, including both automotive paintings and sculpture for the first time. The Museum had to make last minute plans, so the event had no opening gala or car show this year to avoid having crowds. The show looked good even with a smaller group of designers, and though traffic was less, there were people who came to see the exhibit during the month. We are grateful to Muriel Versagi and Tom Gasser of the Museum for having our only show this year.