Please join us on Saturday, April 27th from 7-10pm to celebrate the launch of the seventh edition of Barbed Magazine with live music and performances. The Red Bull Arts Detroit Micro Grant, received by Arturo Herrera, partially funded the production of this issue, entitled “Southwest Detroit.”
The evening will showcase work by some of Barbed #7’s featured artists including Karilú Alarcón Forshee, Leslie Rogers, Elton Monroy Durán, and DJ sets by Daniel James and Zbornak. The magazine will be available for purchase at the event.
Of the new edition, Herrera says, “with Barbed issue #07, we wanted to capture artists’ perspectives on collaboration in Southwest Detroit by focusing our attention on grassroots organizations and how they function as an occupational model for artists. We sought out to discover autonomy by generating vibrant public spaces, works, and ideas through collaborative performances. As a magazine, we see the need for the return of storytelling in real time. Barbed wishes to share the stories of artists in the region so our readers can understand their impact on the community. We are very proud of our artist selection and the content created for this issue.”
Barbed #7 is supported in part by the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Ford Foundation, Southwest Airlines, and the Surdna Foundation through a grant from the NALAC Fund for the Arts Grant Program, and by Red Bull Arts Detroit Micro-Grant
This event is free & open to the public of all ages.