heidelberg project http://michiganradio.org en Heidelberg Project surpasses fundraising goal for security http://michiganradio.org/post/heidelberg-project-surpasses-fundraising-goal-security <p style="margin-top: 9px; margin-bottom: 9px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; color: rgb(68, 78, 92); font-family: Georgia, serif; line-height: normal;">The world-renowned urban art installation in Detroit's east side has met its fundraising goal for additional security.</p><p style="margin-top: 9px; margin-bottom: 9px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; color: rgb(68, 78, 92); font-family: Georgia, serif; line-height: normal;">Five houses in the Heidelberg Project were burned down in the last year - three remain.</p><p style="margin-top: 9px; margin-bottom: 9px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; color: rgb(68, 78, 92); font-family: Georgia, serif; line-height: normal;">The Project's effort to raise money for lighting, security cameras, and security patrols has exceeded its goal of $50,000. As of this writing, they've raised $51,330 in their <a href="http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/art-from-the-ashes-securing-a-legacy">online campaign</a>.</p><p style="margin-top: 9px; margin-bottom: 9px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; color: rgb(68, 78, 92); font-family: Georgia, serif; line-height: normal;">There have been no arrests related to the fires dating back to May, but local and federal officials are investigating.</p><p style="margin-top: 9px; margin-bottom: 9px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; color: rgb(68, 78, 92); font-family: Georgia, serif; line-height: normal;">Tyree Guyton founded the project in 1986 as a response to urban decay in his neighborhood. The city initially attempted to stop the project by tearing buildings down, but once the area gained national and international attention, and attracted tourists, the city embraced the community art project.</p><p> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 16:30:41 +0000 Mark Brush 15763 at http://michiganradio.org Heidelberg Project surpasses fundraising goal for security Only 3 house installations remain after latest Heidelberg Project fire http://michiganradio.org/post/only-3-house-installations-remain-after-latest-heidelberg-project-fire <p>What was built over several decades, is coming down in less than a year.</p><p>Last night, the fifth house in the world-renowned art installation on Detroit's east side was burned.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.heidelberg.org/">Heidelberg Project's</a> Clock House burned last night around 11 p.m., according to the <a href="http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20131209/METRO01/312090034#ixzz2n0LwFKwL">Detroit News</a>:</p><blockquote><p><span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; line-height: 13px;">The suspicious fire tore through the Clock House, near Elba Place and Ellery, about 10:50 p.m. Sunday, according to Battalion Chief Edward Voss. Smoke rolled through the neighborhood, blanketing it like fog. Fire crews arrived within five to seven minutes, but it wasn’t enough time to save the art display, said Voss.</span></p></blockquote><p>It's the fifth house to be destroyed by arson in the last two months.</p><p>Heidelberg supporters wonder if the remaining three houses will be standing at the end of the year.</p><p>The three remaining houses, according to the News, are the Dot House, the Numbers House, and the Teddy Bear House.</p><p>The&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction, and the agency is assisting the Detroit Fire Department in investigating the fires.</span></p><p>The News reports that police have not made specific plans to increase patrols in the Heidelberg area.</p><p>Heidelberg organizers have raised nearly $39,000 toward a goal of $50,000 to increase lighting and private patrols in the two-block area.</p><p><a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/heidelberg-fires-detroit-energize-tyree-guyton-make-more-art">Michigan Radio's Emily Fox</a> spoke with Guyton after the third house, the Penny House, was burned. Guyton told Fox the fires have inspired him to make more art:</p><blockquote><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15.333333015441895px; line-height: 22px;">“No matter what happens, the arson fires, the demolitions, that magic in here keeps telling me, do it, do it, don’t stop. Oh, it gives me energy, I’m saying turn it up. I’m like, that’s the best you got?,” Guyton says.</span></p></blockquote><p>Guyton&nbsp;began the Heidelberg Project in 1986 to call attention to the extreme blight in Detroit's neighborhoods. Anyone who has information about the fires is asked to call the arson unit at the Detroit Fire Department (313-596-2940), or the ATF at 888-ATF-FIRE.</p><p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 19:21:08 +0000 Mark Brush 15608 at http://michiganradio.org Only 3 house installations remain after latest Heidelberg Project fire In this morning's headlines: Landline bill, another Heidelberg fire, bird botulism http://michiganradio.org/post/mornings-headlines-landline-bill-another-heidelberg-fire-bird-botulism <p><strong>House to take up controversial land line bill this week</strong></p><p>"The state House this week is expected to take up a controversial<a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/state-senate-approves-bill-making-it-easier-end-landline-phone-service"> telecommunications bill </a>that passed the state Senate last week. The bill would let AT&amp;T end traditional landline phone service - as long as there is internet phone service that can take its place," Tracy Samilton reports.</p><p><strong>Fifth Heidelberg House set aflame </strong></p><p>An eighth suspected arson in a little more than seven months burnt a fifth house at Detroit's Heidelberg Project Sunday night. The "Clock House" was part of the outdoor art installation make from blighted and abandoned structures.</p><p><strong>Scientists to investigate why so many Great Lakes birds are dying </strong></p><p>"Scientists are stepping up efforts to learn where and how many Great Lakes water birds are getting fatal food poisoning. The U.S. Geological Survey says around 100,000 may have died since 2000 from Type E botulism. Their bodies have littered beaches," the Associated Press reports.</p><p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 12:21:55 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 15599 at http://michiganradio.org In this morning's headlines: Landline bill, another Heidelberg fire, bird botulism Heidelberg fires in Detroit energize Tyree Guyton to make more art http://michiganradio.org/post/heidelberg-fires-detroit-energize-tyree-guyton-make-more-art <p>An open air art installation in Detroit has become the subject of a suspected arson rampage.</p><p>It's had 6 suspicious fires in 7 months.</p><p>The fires have demolished several homes that are key to the art project, but the artist behind the project says he’s energized by the wreckage and is ready to begin another stage of his art project.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span><a href="http://www.heidelberg.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Heidelberg Project </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">is on the east side of Detroit and takes over two city blocks.</span></p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 21:12:29 +0000 Emily Fox 15441 at http://michiganradio.org Heidelberg fires in Detroit energize Tyree Guyton to make more art In this morning's headlines: Budget director's brother, Detroit bankruptcy, Heidelberg burns http://michiganradio.org/post/mornings-headlines-budget-directors-brother-detroit-bankruptcy-heidelberg-burns <p><strong>Budget director's brother proposes $5 million state project</strong></p><p>"A company run by the brother of Michigan’s budget director proposed a $5 million project that is part of the state budget. The company is now bidding to win the contract," Rick Pluta <a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/budget-director-s-brother-s-company-proposed-5-m-state-project">reports. </a></p><p><strong>Report blames Wall Street for Detroit bankruptcy filing</strong></p><p>"A new report says declining revenues and bad Wall Street deals contributed the most to Detroit’s bankruptcy. The report from the think tank <a href="http://www.demos.org/publication/detroit-bankruptcy">Demos</a> argues that Detroit IS bankrupt — but that’s because of the city’s cash flow problems, not its debt," Sarah Cwiek reports.</p><p><strong>Another Heidelberg house up in flames</strong></p><p>"Fire has destroyed another house that makes up the <a href="http://www.heidelberg.org/">Heidelberg Project</a> outdoor art installation in Detroit. The fire burned early this morning at the structure known as the Penny House on the city's east side. A building known as the "House of Soul" was destroyed by fire earlier this month," the Associated Press reports.</p><p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 12:59:48 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 15368 at http://michiganradio.org In this morning's headlines: Budget director's brother, Detroit bankruptcy, Heidelberg burns Another fire destroys a house in Detroit's Heidelberg Project http://michiganradio.org/post/another-fire-destroys-house-detroits-heidelberg-project <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15.333333015441895px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">This Tweet came from The Heidelberg Project this morning:</p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>BREAKING: Tip to <a href="https://twitter.com/Local4News">@Local4News</a> confirmed by Tyree. Yet another act of <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23arson&amp;src=hash">#arson</a> claimed our HOUSE OF SOUL. It burned to the ground early this AM.</p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 18:14:45 +0000 Mark Brush 15242 at http://michiganradio.org Another fire destroys a house in Detroit's Heidelberg Project Stateside: Hostel Detroit gives a behind the scenes art tour of the city http://michiganradio.org/post/stateside-hostel-detroit-gives-behind-scenes-art-tour-city <p>When someone from out of town travels to Detroit, the usual destinations might be the Fox Theater for a concert, or Comerica Park for a Tiger’s game. But how do you explore the city on a deeper level without the double decker busses and big tour companies that many big cities have?</p><p>When<a href="http://www.hosteldetroit.com/"> Hostel Detroit</a> opened its doors in April of 2011, its mission was to give its guests a behind the scenes look of the city and take visitors to places that would otherwise be overlooked.</p><p> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 21:46:03 +0000 Emily Fox 10844 at http://michiganradio.org Stateside: Hostel Detroit gives a behind the scenes art tour of the city Old shoes wanted for Detroit's Heidelberg Project http://michiganradio.org/post/old-shoes-wanted-detroits-heidelberg-project <p>Your junk is definitely another man&#39;s treasure.</p><p>Artist Tyree Guyton wants your old shoes for a new <a href="http://www.heidelberg.org/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=49&amp;Itemid=53">Heidelberg Project</a> installation.</p><p>A message was posted on the project&#39;s <a href="http://www.facebook.com/HeidelbergProject?ref=ts&amp;sk=app_2374336051#!/HeidelbergProject?sk=wall">Facebook page</a>:</p><blockquote><p>The word is out! Seeking shoe donations for April&#39;s &quot;Street Folk&quot; installation -- more details on the project coming soon.</p></blockquote><p>The <a href="http://www.detnews.com/article/20110223/ENT01/102230427/1033/Got-shoes?-Send-them-to-artist-Tyree-Guyton-of-Heidelberg-Project">Detroit News</a> reports:</p><blockquote><p>Old shoes may be brought to the Heidelberg Project office at 42 Watson in Detroit, MI 48201. The office is open 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday to Friday. The shoe collection will continue through mid-to-late March.</p></blockquote><div style="overflow: hidden; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; border: medium none;"><br /><p>The Heidelberg Project is two blocks of art installations along Heidelberg Street on Detroit&#39;s east side.</p><p>Starting in 1986, artist Tyree Guyton converted abandoned houses along his street into pieces of art by painting them and installing various pieces of junk on the houses and up and down the street.</p><p>The Heidelberg Project was first maligned by city officials (<a href="http://issuu.com/juxtapoz/docs/juxtapoz_may_june_n20/57">the city demolished some of the art in 1991</a>), but is now celebrated.</p><p>The Detroit News reports that Tyree Guyton will be &quot;honored with a 25-year retrospective of his work at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. The display opens March 30.&quot;</p><p>Here&#39;s more about the project and Guyton:</p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6w6WGokjTU Thu, 24 Feb 2011 19:47:12 +0000 Mark Brush 1414 at http://michiganradio.org Old shoes wanted for Detroit's Heidelberg Project