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Ghen Dennis

Ghen Dennis

Ghen Dennis wore several hats at Squeaky Wheel in the years leading up to and following the turn of the century. At Squeaky Wheel, she initiated an expansion on Elmwood Street to include its first black box space for screenings and performances, and curated events often in collaboration with other arts and media groups such as Hallwalls, Hag Theater, Indy Media, Media Study at UB, Big Noise Films, Cornershop and CEPA. She also implemented the annual NEA-funded artist-in-residency program that brought media artists and activists to Buffalo to interact with the community and to find space, time and equipment to make and share new work. After September 11, Ghen extended SW's Axlegrease public access program to include a second hour of programming through Democracy Now! and Free Speech TV - programming that extended to SW's "The Satellite Salon" project and to the last part of a year-long MacArthur documentary project that funded workshops and screenings for local artists and youth-at-risk in the practice of personal and political video story-telling. Currently, she works as a maker, curator and professor of Media Studies.