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This art project focuses on telling the historic story of Harlan's Barbershop in Des Moines, Iowa. Harlan Thomas owned and operated his barbershop at 2513 Woodland Avenue for 47 years from 1968 to 2015. On Monday, March 6, 2023, the building as a Local Landmark.


For the surface material of this project, I am utilizing panels salvaged from the barbershop walls. The 2513 Woodland Barbershop Project focuses on the beauty of Blackness and incorporates quotations, names, and comments from black community members, patrons of the barbershop, the Thomas family, and the shop itself.

Social Media + Project Photographer: Janae Patrice Photography 

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Sequel Architecture Barbershop Project

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