Stair Public Library staff members aim to make well-known Detroit artist Tyree Guyton feel at home Thursday night when he visits Morenci.
The cultural differences are obvious—Guyton from inner city Detroit traveling to a small, rural community a hundred miles away.
However, several residents from the Morenci, Fayette and Hudson area have created their own pieces of art somewhat in the spirit of Guyton’s work—by taking common objects found in the environment and using them for a new purpose to make a statement.
Guyton’s work transcends the mere act of creating art with found objects. The controversial “environmental installation artist” strives to rebuild the fabric of the Heidelberg neighborhood through his art.
The run-down Heidelberg area of Detroit has become a giant art installation, drawing thousands of visitors every year and helping to revive the district’s economy.
Guyton’s work has drawn international attention—both acclaim and criticism—and taken him on travels around the world.
And now, to Morenci....