Jenenne Whitfield, Heidelberg Project
Jenenne Whitfield gave up her fourteen-year career in banking to direct the Heidelberg Project, the acclaimed nonprofit organization that brings art to neglected neighborhoods in Detroit.
WHY WE LOVE JENENNE AND HEIDELBERG PROJECT:
- Their brightly colored polka dots and street art have enlivened the seemingly forgotten Heidelberg area of Detroit, while critiquing the city’s inability to restore and preserve its neighborhoods
- They believe “there is something to gain when we open our minds to creative possibilities. Art is not only transformative, art is life”
- They address the need for art education in the metro-area Detroit public schools by providing workshops and field trips to the Heidelberg Project