Heidelberg Emerging Artist Reception

Heidelberg Emerging Artist Reception

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Heidelberg Project Presents
Emerging Artist Eugene “Geno” Harris


Detroit,– The Heidelberg Project will showcase Emerging Artist, Eugene “Geno” Harris, with an opening reception Saturday, December 17th from 6-8pm.

Detroit native and co-founder of the artist group, Poor Man’s Art Collective, Harris was inspired to create “COLORS, CONCEPTS AND CONTRADICTIONS!” by the Pablo Picasso quote, “I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.” Harris was inspired to push himself because much like the Heidelberg Project, there are no limitations and no jury.

Harris gladly accepted the challenge and has produced for the first time in his work, 3-D imagery. Working primarily with the technique, Decoupage, his works encompass depth and emotion and show his range in use of bold, vivid colors by affixing colored paper to textured wood in the hope, “that they will evoke deep feelings, induce many moods and touch on a vast storehouse of memories,” Harris says.

The Heidelberg Project’s goal is to open new doors for emerging artists, to support and nurture emerging talent in Metro Detroit, helping to professionalize emerging artists and provide a springboard for future exhibitions. “We want to continue raising the bar, by showcasing the rich talent of Detroiters in innovative and unique ways,” says Emerging Artist Director Amanda Sansoterra.

Harris is the fourth local Emerging Artist to exhibit at the Heidelberg Project’s Studio Gallery, wrapping up this year’s program. “It’s been an amazing and informative year, says Sansoterra.

The opening reception also features Detroit band, Ivy League Crew (ILC) fusing rhythms of funk, hip-hop, alternative and electronic beats with a mix of artistic performance, all of which create their unique fresh sound.

“COLORS, CONCEPTS AND CONTRADICTIONS!” is on display until January 13th. The Heidelberg Project gallery is located at 42 Watson, in Detroit. Gallery hours are 11:00am -5:00 pm, Monday through Thursday. Visit www.heidelberg.org or call 313-974-6894.

The Heidelberg Project is a 501 (c) 3 Detroit-based community organization designed to improve the lives of people and neighborhoods through art. Our mission is to inspire people to appreciate and use artistic expression to enrich their lives and to improve the social and economic health of their greater community.

For more information contact Amanda Sansoterra (313) 974-6894 or amanda@heidelberg.org