Project Description

Connecting the Dots

DETAILS

March 26 & 27, 2015
Presented with Spelman College Organized by Aku Kadogo, Spelman College Distinguished Visiting Scholar in the Arts
350 Spelman Lane

EVENTS

“Come Unto Me” Conversation and Screening
Thursday, March 26, 2015 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Installation and Performance Heidelberg TV: The Baby Doll Show
Friday, March 27, 2015 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Tyree Guyton

“Connecting the Dots: The Heidelberg Project and the Power of Art” exterior exhibition will feature Tyree Guyton, creator of the renowned 30-year-old Heidelberg Project of Detroit. The mission of this outdoor art environment, which transforms rundown areas on Detroit’s east side into vibrant urban neighborhoods where creativity thrives, is to inspire people to appreciate and use artistic expression to enrich their lives and improve the social and economic health of their greater community.

Presented with Spelman College
Organized by Aku Kadogo, Spelman College Distinguished Visiting Scholar in the Arts

Conversation and Screening
“Come Unto Me”
Thursday, March 26, 2015
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Following the screening is a conversation between Tyree Guyton and Aku Kadogo
Spelman Museum of Fine Art

Installation and Performance
Heidelberg TV: The Baby Doll Show
Friday, March 27, 2015
2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Outside Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby, Ed.D. Academic Center.

Both events are free and open to the public.

 

About the Artist

Tyree Guyton is the creator of the renowned 30-year-old Heidelberg Project of Detroit. The mission of this outdoor art environment, which results in the transformation of rundown areas on Detroit’s eastside into vibrant urban neighborhoods where creativity thrives, 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.

“Heidelberg Television was created during the fires of 2013–2014 when someone, intending to wreak havoc, maliciously dumped a large broken television on Heidelberg Street (Heidelberg Project). After three days of contemplation, it came to me to transform this act into something positive,’ explains Guyton.

‘Heidelberg Television has become the neighborhood entertainment place for children in the Heidelberg Project community. They now have a REAL reality show where the name of the game is to make it up! The smiles and joy on the children faces who participate and help to create Heidelberg Television, puts a smile in my heart and lets me know that I have awakened their imaginations.”