Art can bring people together during challenging times, just as it’s done during the COVID-19 pandemic. Last April’s Bonded Art Exhibit at Beacon Park hoped to do just that with a slate of more than 20 local Detroit and metro-area artists — Javier Gonzalez, Quadre Curry, Priscila Phifer, Judy Bowman and more — displaying their work in a COVID-safe, open-air environment. 

One Detroit’s Will Glover caught up with Beacon Park Manager Meg Heeres and ‘Bonded’ art exhibit organizer and artist Jonathan Harris to talk about the importance of community gatherings during challenging times and the exhibit’s message of bringing the city and its artists, art collectors and residents together around art. 


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