The Craig Fahle Show

Imagine Detroit Together

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Image Courtesy Imagine Detroit Together.

A coalition of 55 small businesses and individuals recently donated $3,500 to purchase a billboard featuring the work of Miguel “BeloZro” Yeoman, the artistic half Detroit based creative firm BeloZro Visual Energy. The painting, titled “The Rebuild,” displays a trio of futuristic sibling laborers inspired by Ford, Chrysler & GM triangulated around the globe working in unison. Along with the art, the billboard features the faces and logos of project funders along with the phrase “Imagine, Detroit working together?”

However, due to concerns about potential lawsuits or other forms of retaliation from the Big 3, the Lamar Billboard Company required that the logos of Ford, Chrysler, and General Motors be completely covered before displaying the painting. The billboard was erected Friday, January 13th, and overlooks I-94 at Second Avenue. It is visible to eastbound travelers on I-94 well as traffic on the Lodge. This billboard is the first project by Imagine Detroit Together, an initiative that was launched by James Feagin and Jerry Paffendorf to find ways to share inspiring ideas and bring Detroiters together. BeloZro and Feagin join Craig in studio to discuss the project and the surrounding controversy.

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Image courtesy of Imagine Detroit Together.