Exciting news: we're getting ready to launch Essay'd 2! This follow-up volume to last year's Essay'd: 30 Detroit Artists is a fully illustrated collection of installments #31-60 in our ongoing series of short essays about contemporary Detroit artists. (I contributed six of the 30 essays this go around, and also project managed the book's preparation.) Like its predecessor, Essay'd 2 is being published by Wayne State University Press.
I hope you'll be able to join me and the rest of the Essay'd crew, as well as the featured artists, at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit on Thursday, August 10th to celebrate the launch! We'll be partying at Cafe 78 inside the museum from 6:00-8:00 pm. There will be free food, a cash bar, and plenty of copies of the book for sale. Scott Northrup, an artist I wrote about for Essay'd back in March (that essay will be in Vol 2!) created a great poster to promote the event, which you'll start seeing around town soon: