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Magic trash : a story of Tyree Guyton and his art

by Shapiro, J. H.

Format: Print Book 2011
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Vacant lots. Abandoned houses. Trash--lots of trash. Heidelberg Street was in trouble!

Tyree Guyton loved his childhood home--that's where his grandpa Sam taught him to "paint the world." So he wanted to wake people up... to make them see Detroit's crumbling communities.

Paintbrush in hand, Tyree cast his artistic spell, transforming everyday junk into magic trash. Soon local kids and families joined Tyree in rebuilding their neighborhood, discovering the healing power of art along the way.

This picture book biography of Tyree Guyton, an urban environmental artist, shows how he transformed his decaying, crime-ridden neighborhood into the Heidelberg Project, an interactive sculpture park. The story spans from Tyree's childhood in 1950s Detroit to his early efforts to heal his community through art in the 1980s. Tyree's awards include Michigan Artist of the Year and International Artist.

MAGIC TRASH offers strong themes of working together, the power of art, and the importance of inspiring community--especially kids--to affect action. The Heidelberg Project is internationally recognized for providing arts education to children and adults and for the ongoing development of several houses on Heidelberg Street. Not only does the Heidelberg Project prove that when a community works together it can rebuild itself, but it also addresses the issues of recycling, environmentalism, and community on a global level.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Encouraged by his artist grandfather, a young boy growing up in Detroit finds inspiration when he collects discarded refuse and reimagines it as art. Tyree Guyton sees raw materials when the other children on Heidelberg Street see garbage, and he uses those materials to forge beauty from next to nothing. As a teen, Tyree moves away, but after returning to Detroit as an adult, he converts Heidelberg Street into a public art installation, polka-dotting abandoned houses, suspending shoes from tree limbs, and decorating telephone poles with broken dolls. In telling this true story, Shapiro punctuates her zippy, buoyant narrative with rhyming refrains distinguished by larger, looping typography. Brantley-Newton references Guyton's found-object installations with her own warm, mixed-media collages, embellishing her hand-drawn figures and evocative settings with photographic scraps of buttons and bears, toasters and trains. This engaging picture-book biography delights as an affectionate portrait of a transformative artist and inspires as a call to find and make beauty wherever we are.--Barthelmess, Thom Copyright 2010 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "When Tyree Guyton was a child in Detroit, he learned to reuse items that others threw away, which became a passion for transforming trash into art. After witnessing his neighborhood split apart by rioting, serving as a soldier, and enrolling in art school, Guyton returns to dilapidated Heidelberg Street. Shapiro richly describes the activism behind much of Guyton's work: "When trouble still sizzled in one discarded home, Tyree coated it in dots and squares of pink, blue, yellow, and purple, then perched a magenta watchdog on the porch." Brantley-Newton's vivid compositions, which incorporate paint, newsprint, and photo-collage, honor an artist who created the world he wanted to live in. Ages 6-9. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Guyton, Tyree, -- 1955- -- Juvenile literature.
Guyton, Tyree, -- 1955-
Heidelberg Project -- Juvenile literature.
Community arts projects -- Michigan -- Detroit -- Juvenile literature.
Publisher Watertown, MA :Charlesbridge,2011
Contributors Brantley-Newton, Vanessa.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 9781580893855 (reinforced for library use)
1580893856 (reinforced for library use)
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