Lecture: The Heidelberg Project
May 8, 2018, 5:30 PM-6:30 PM
Join GRAM and SiTE:LAB for a lecture by The Heidelberg Project CEO & Executive Director, Jenenne Whitfield.
The Heidelberg Project is an outdoor art environment in the heart of an urban community on Detroit’s East Side. The Heidelberg Project is a Detroit-based community organization designed to improve the lives of people and neighborhoods through art. Their mission is to inspire people to appreciate and use artistic expression to enrich their lives and to improve the social and economic health of their greater community.
The Artist: Tyree Guyton
Primarily a painter and sculptor, Tyree Guyton has also been described as an urban environmental artist. He has waged a personal war on urban blight on Detroit’s East Side, transforming his neighborhood into a living indoor/outdoor art gallery. Through his art, Guyton has drawn attention to the plight of Detroit’s forgotten neighborhoods and spurred discussion and action.