2018 FELLOW PROJECT
FUTURE HISTORIES OF HISTORIC WEST END
The project will collaborate with existing city initiatives share the neighborhood narratives through street art. The project will create spaces for conversation through opening existing vacant spaces for repurpose and reuse bringing people into spaces that have not been activated in years. I will work with community members to reimagine how these spaces should be used, develop mock installations of these intentions and invite the public in these space while exhibiting art on urban renewal and gentrification with the goal of keeping ethical development at the forefront of discussion.
Janelle is a mixed media social practice artist that uses space to disrupt expectations on time, culture and community. Pulling from her nearly 10 year non-profit career; working directly with at risk youth and community outreach for the 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. Denise Thugstable is a creative alias Janelle Dunlap developed to identify her life and work as
they mirror the character her name is derived from; Denise Huxstable, who operates in interstitial spaces of class, wealth and race.
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