On March 29, Eastern Michigan University art history professor Richard Rubenfeld guided students from the Intermedia Gallery Group through the outdoor art installation known as the Heidelberg
Project in Detroit.
Members of IGG had the opportunity to meet the artist, Tyree Guyton. Guyton created the project with his grandfather Sam Mackey when he returned to his childhood neighborhood to find it in a severe state of disrepair. Using paint and salvaged items, he managed to transform the area from a dangerous neighborhood to a celebrated mainstay of Detroit art.
They also visited Dabl’s African Bead Museum and had the chance to ask Olayame Dabl questions about his artwork.
IGG plans to return to Heidelberg and the museum in the fall; the trip will be open to all EMU students.
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