Wayne State University

Essay'd Book Release

Dennis Alan Nawrocki along with Steve Panton, Matthew Piper, and Sarah Rose Sharp recently published Essay’d: 30 Detroit Artists which will be available at a book signing on August 4 at MOCAD, Detroit.

Essay’d: 30 Detroit Artists highlights the individual contributors to Detroit’s thriving and diverse art scene. Stemming from the popular website of the same name, Essay’d seeks to introduce readers to some of the contemporary art practitioners who live and work in Detroit or have participated in the Detroit art scene in an important way. Even those familiar with Detroit and its art ecosystem are sure to find new insight and perspective on artists that have made their careers in Detroit.

Every 10 articles, a group exhibition is held to showcase the artwork of the artists featured in those installments. This is the sixth exhibition, and the first to be hosted at a secondary location. Previous exhibitions have been held at the 9338 Campau in Hamtramck, run by Steve Panton.

Essay'd VI Exhibition at N'Namdi Center for Contemporary Art

Opening: July 16, 2016 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
July 16-September 3

N'Namdi Center for Contemporary Art
52 E Forest Ave
Detroit, MI 48201

Featured artists:
Todd Erickson
Design 99
Biba Bell
Andrea Eis
Alexander Buzzalini
Carl Demeulenaere
Levon Kafafian
Robert Sestok
Renata Palubinskas
Mel Rosas


**Names in bold are affiliated with WSU as Alumni or faculty members