Artist, Activist, Educator, Dream Catcher
Tye Johnson is an educator in the Bright Red Apple Award winning Oak Park Public School district and a critically acclaimed artist with a studio in the world renowned Zhou B Art Center. She received a bachelors in studio art and graphic design from Michigan State University and worked as a graphic designer and market specialist at the educational media company United Learning. Tye was instrumental in the start-up of their video streaming brand, now owned by Discovery Education. She holds a Master of Arts in Elementary Education from DePaul University and a Master of Science in Educational Media and Technology from Full Sail University.
Tye is the founding artist of The SweetFire Collective is a group of socially conscious artists from different genres who are committed to social change and people empowerment. The collective consists of visual artists, musicians, performance artists, dancers, photographers, filmmakers, theater companies, and poets.