Welcoming Dreams

Submitted by Monique Luck

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Client: Renaissance West Community Initiative & Harvey B. Gantt Center

Location: Charlotte, NC, United States

Completion date: 2020

Project Team

Fabrication

Artisan Graphics

Artist

Monique Luck

Overview

As part of the HarveyB.Gantt Center’s community arts project, Monique collaborated with local residents of the Renaissance West Community. Formerly known as Boulevard Homes, a formerly crime-ridden public housing complex that was torn down, she created a mixed media collage installation located at the entrance of the community, greeting visitors and residents alike and that incorporates the neighborhood’s history in a unique way.

Goals

Project Objectives: to acknowledge the history of the neighborhood and bring healing through community artworks.

Process

Monique worked with local residents and community members to incorporate historical and important items and images into the artwork through a series of community workshops.