TYREE GUYTON is founder of the Heidelberg Project in Detroit Michigan. He has been an active visual artist for more than 20 years, having gained international recognition for his creative art environment on Heidelberg Street. The Heidelberg Project has infused life and energy into a deteriorated urban neighborhood in Detroit. Guyton has been featured in major publications, books, and television and was the subject of the Emmy Award winning documentary Come Unto Me, the Faces of Tyree Guyton . He was also the subject of a book published in 2007 by WSU Press Connecting the Dots, Tyree Guyton's Heidelberg Project , a 2008 Michigan Notable Book. Guyton has exhibited works in the U.S., Europe and South America and has created large- scale installations in New York, Minnesota and Indiana. He is the recipient of numerous honors including an honorary Doctorate of Fine Art from the College of Creative Studies in Detroit, the Rudy Brunner Award for Urban Excellence, Environmental Design and Research Award and the Award of Artistic Recognition issued by Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.