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: Willie Alexander – Gloucester
Creative Practice: I’ve been a working musician for the past half century. In the past two years, I released a new album, Aqua Vega which is comprised of ten songs, written, sung and performed by me.
Artist Statement: My music has always been derived from direct connection and observation with my community. For the past twenty years, that community has been Gloucester, the muse for music. In my songs, I celebrate places and events in Gloucester, characters around town, and friends that I love.
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