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: Kathleen Shanahan – Marblehead
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Creative Practice: I started working in the Theater world in the North Shore and Greater Boston area in 2012 as a Dresser/Stitcher at North Shore Music Theater. Since then I have progressed and became the companies Wardrobe Supervisor in 2017. I also work in many surrounding Theater companies like Stoneham Theater Co, SpeakEasy Stage Co., and Huntington Theater Company. Along with running Wardrobe, I am a Wig Supervisor and Wig Designer for such companies as North Shore Music Theater, The Huntington Theater Co, Odyssey Opera, and Boston University.
Artist Statement: The operas, musicals and plays I work on, on a month to month basis, fulfills the audiences spirit. These are stories people can laugh/cry and relate to. It is also an escape for the public to sit in a dark theater and leave their present reality and fall into a new story.
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