Frank Lloyd Wright once said, “Art for art’s sake is a philosophy of the well-fed”. Many Newark artists share Wright’s sentiment, believing that art is not just created for personal or aesthetic purpose, but to incite change, offer healing, and ultimately, celebrate humanity and culture. Luso-Americana Lilly Ribeiro is a local artist who lives this philosophy of art as activism. As a triple threat: arts educator, theater director/actress, and visual artist, Lilly’s art works towards a myriad of goals: as a form of therapy to the populations she works with, as a means of cultural exploration, and to provoke change both growth locally and nationally.
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