LOCI sponsors projects that harness the creativity of local residents to create stronger, healthier, and more vibrant communities.
COMMUNITIES WORKED IN
Janelle Dunlap: Charlotte, NC
Janelle is a mixed media social practice artist that uses space to disrupt expectations of time, culture and community. Pulling from her nearly 10 year non-profit career; working directly with at risk youth and community outreach for homeless populations, she seeks genuine connection between her art and the people she hopes to serve. Utilizing various applications of installation art, she is building bridges, blurring lines and providing visibility to moments and people who, often aren’t, but should be seen.
Growing Mindz: Akron, Ohio
Growing Mindz brought together youth from the Summit Lake neighborhood in Akron, Ohio to visit cultural institutions, learn healthy eating, create art and music, and share their talents. They are now working on creating a memorial garden where people can reflect on loved ones that they have lost.