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: Isabell Leshko – Salem
Learn more: http://www.isaleshko.com
Creative Practice: Artist and writer whose work examines themes relating to animal rights, aging, and mortality.
Artist Statement: By photographing elderly farm animals I ask viewers to reflect upon what is lost when these animals are slaughtered at a young age. My images encourage people to view these animals with compassion and empathy and to embrace a plant-based diet.
If you are an artist and would like to apply for the Essex
County Artist Fund, please do so here.
If you would like to support the Essex County Artist Fund and artists like Isabell, please donate here.