The Essex County Artist Fund is Essex County Community Foundation’s response to the immediate and everyday needs of artists to be supported and lifted up across the county and across sectors. At ECCF, our philosophy is to build a creative ecosystem focused on awareness and appreciation for arts and culture, capacity building, collaboration, and cultural planning. Individual artists and arts/culture organizations are key to this network. www.eccf.org/creative-county.
Artist Name: Dan Chapman – Lynn
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Creative Practice: Fine arts (printmaking/collage/mixed media, etc); design; sign painting/decorative painting/finishing work; teaching visual art
Artist Statement: I consider my work to be a form of documentary in that I examine the overlooked or forgotten places of the North Shore and Essex County and how socioeconomic factors go into shaping our communities. My recent work has dealt specifically with the current gentrification of my hometown, Lynn, and the subsequent changes in the built environment that accompany it.
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