Tyree Guyton is the creator of the Heidelberg Project located on Detroit's East Side. Guyton is known for his bright, iconic polka dots and his use of recycled materials. The Heidelberg Project has attracted visitors from around the world, and Guyton envisions the Brewster Buildings as another way to continue to draw the world to Detroit.
"I believe in transforming those buildings into something artistic, something new, something different," said Tyree Guyton. "Right across the street is the stadium and all of this energy. Why not create new energy here?"
The city of Detroit has announced the demolition of the historic Brewster Buildings which were opened in1934 as the first public housing for African Americans. The Brewster Buildings are located in Brush Park and currently remain standing.
Tyree Guyton shares his vision with Michipreneur Magazine in two feature stories published online.
"We're happy to support Tyree Guyton's work as it continues to inspire action and change in Detroit, a city that is entering a period of innovation," said Amanda Lewan, Michipreneur Editor. "Michipreneur is dedicated to supporting a community that helps strengthen Michigan arts and innovation."
Read the details of Tyree Guyton's vision by visiting Michipreneur.com for Amanda Lewan's story on the new project, "Tyree Guyton's Next Vision for Detroit," and Kim Mango's insights titled, "Tyree Guyton's Plan: A Universal Connection Through Art."
Tyree Guyton's work has been featured in exhibits across the United States, and the world, including the Detroit Institute of Arts, the University of Michigan Museum of Art, and the Studio Museum of Harlem among others. He has received over 15 awards locally and nationally. To support Tyree Guyton, visit the Heidelberg Projects online at http://www.heidelberg.org/ and make a donation.
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