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: Mekhi Mendoza – Lawrence
Learn more: @mekhimendoza
Creative Practice: Multi media artist (drawing, painting, poetry), creative mentor at Elevated Thought (building and facilitating workshops/ curriculum)
Artist Statement: Mekhi Mendoza is a Dominican multi media artist from Lawrence, Ma who addresses ;evils of inner and outer environmental work of existing and healing through natural expression. He has experience in teaching both in and outside of schools, community and youth organizing, non-profit organization work, as well as youth leadership training.
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