Guillermo Delgado

Academic Specialist in Community & Socially Engaged Arts

Contact Info

Office: C320F Snyder Hall
Phone: 517-432-8360
 

Highlights

MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts, Goddard College
Three-time nominee for the 3 Arts Teaching Artist Award
Guillermo Delgado

I teach courses in art, poetry, community engagement, and contemplative practices like yoga, meditation, and walking. In 2014, I began facilitating creative workshops in men’s correctional facilities, including the juvenile detention center in Lansing. In addition to completing a 200-hour yoga teacher training program, I’m trained in prison and trauma-informed yoga through The Prison Yoga Project. As an interdisciplinary artist and educator, I strive to create safe, accessible, and mindful learning opportunities everywhere I go. Recently I’ve embarked on a quest to reclaim my maternal language and to dream in Spanish again by reading and writing poetry in Spanish and learning to play Son Jarocho music, a regional folk musical style of Mexican Son from Veracruz. A very long time ago… I was a magician, deejay for hire, and bicycle messenger in Chicago. I’m not saying art will save you, but as humans, we need hope to survive and excel. Art is hope. And hope allows us to imagine something better for ourselves and the world.