By   October 10, 2014

Three Designers Will Turn A 2014 Corvette Into An Art Car

Three Designers Will Turn A 2014 Corvette Into An Art Car

Can cars be art? Many have said “no” because art has no purpose except itself. However, many artists have turned cars into rolling art works. Examples of this include the BMW Art Cars that were made by artist such as Andy Warhol.

At the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD) Gala Fundraiser that is happening tonight, the three designers pictured above will be turning a 2014 Corvette Stingray into an art car. The designers are all employed by GM and are:

Casey Swanseger, 30, a creative designer and graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Art
Tyler Mars, 28, digital sculptor and a graduate of Detroit’s College for Creative Studies (CCS)
Haneif Katebi, 25, creative designer, sculptor and a graduate of Detroit’s College for Creative Studies

The Corvette will be wearing a white vinyl wrap to make it easier to paint and the painting will take about 45 minutes while onlookers watch it being created.

“Creativity is the basis of everything in life, from fine arts to innovation, from design to manufacturing,” said Ed Welburn, GM vice president of Global Design and honorary chairman of the MOCAD gala. “What better way to demonstrate inspiration and creativity than by having these young GM designers, who helped create the new Corvette Stingray, transform it into an art car during this event.”

“There is a lot of creative energy in the city and helping our youth harness it early is essential to a vibrant Detroit and museum,” said MOCAD Executive Director Elysia Borowy-Reeder. “In the past year, MOCAD’s Teen Council, workshops, teacher K-12 advisory group, and student docent programs have made contemporary art and design accessible to nearly 12,000 youth.”

We look forward to seeing the finished piece of art.