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Column: Arts equity and opportunity the focus of latest work by Creative County | Opinion

Artists will always make art. They will forever paint, play music, dance, create stories and bring those stories to life on stage.

But now more than ever before, artists and arts and culture organizations – smaller ones with limited resources, especially – need more opportunities to elevate their work, widen their networks and reach new audiences.

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic – which continues to shutter in-person arts experiences across the region – ECCF has deepened its efforts to strengthen Essex County’s creative ecosystem through Creative County, a multi-million investment in local arts, culture and the creative sector.

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Arts & Culture Newsletter: In her docuseries, Ruth-Ann Thorn spotlights the work of Native American artists

Good morning, and welcome to the U-T Arts & Culture Newsletter.

I’m David L. Coddon, and here’s your guide to all things essential in San Diego’s arts and culture this week.

Ruth-Ann Thorn operated her first art gallery “out of the back of a Ryder truck.” That’s a humble beginning for the woman who would — over the course of 15 years — oversee seven brick-and-mortar galleries: in La Jolla, Fashion Valley, the Gaslamp Quarter, Seaport Village and out of town in Laguna Beach, Beverly Hills and Breckenridge, Colo.

Today Thorn, who is of the Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians

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Yonkers BIPOC artists work displayed in Sarah Lawrence College exhibit

For Haifa Bint-Kadi, creating art has served as way to explore her identity as the daughter of refugees and as a mixed-race person in America.

For Evan Bishop, it helped his voice be heard in the emergence of hip-hop culture and allowed him to focus on service.

And through art, Katori Walker found self healing from the trauma of being raped when she was younger.

All three Yonkers-based artists’ work is featured in the exhibit Rooted: A Community Archive Project at Sarah Lawrence College’s Esther Raushenbush Library. The exhibit is free to the public and runs through Dec. 17.


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Charlotte-based painter shares meaning behind her work

Charlotte-based painter Whitney Austin sold thousands of prints of her George Floyd and “Herricane” painting in two hours to earn $55,000

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte-based painter Whitney Austin is using her art to harness the frustration of African Americans across the country following the Derek Chauvin verdict — earning her a lot of money and attention.

“I’ve been a full-time artist for the last five years and these last couple of years have been very difficult,” Austin said. “Last year George Floyd and then now it just seems like every week something is coming up.”

Austin usually focuses her work

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