#LightsON: Needs All Voices

More than 65 percent of local arts and culture organizations tell us that their most urgent need for financial assistance resulting from COVID-19 will occur between January and June 2021.

While no one argues with the City of Philadelphia’s desire to protect public health during the pandemic, the announcement of further COVID-19 restrictions through January 1, 2021 will have a devastating effect on museums, cultural attractions and more, which will now be closed during the critical holiday season.

This is the time to act — we need to tell City Council that Greater Philadelphia’s arts and culture community needs direct economic relief from government. Please email City Council Members using the link below:

Paula Lachman
Paula Lachman
Golden Key Prints (Scott Holford)
Golden Key Prints (Scott Holford)
Cathleen Cohen is a Philadelphia artist and poet who creates works on paper using watercolor or aqueous media. Her topics range from abstract expressionism to figurative paintings to portraits.
Cathleen Cohen
Cathleen Cohen

Cathleen Cohen is a Philadelphia artist and poet who creates works on paper using watercolor or aqueous media. Her topics…

Cathleen Cohen is a Philadelphia artist and poet who creates works on paper using watercolor or aqueous media. Her topics range from abstract expressionism to figurative paintings to portraits.…

Cathleen Cohen is a Philadelphia artist and poet who creates works on paper using watercolor or aqueous media. Her topics range from abstract expressionism to figurative paintings to portraits.…

Ada Trillo is an interdisciplinary artist who primarily focuses on documentary photography.  Her work is included in the Philadelphia Museum of Art's permanent collection.  Having grown-up in Juarez, Mexico, she is deeply troubled by the social problems affecting women of the border towns. An example of Trillo’s work is a photo documentary exposé of low-cost sex workers in Mexico. The series includes a collection of photos taken in the brothels there, deglamorizing prostitution and showing the dehumanizing conditions of their work. Trillo’s photographs have been featured in several major press outlets -  and was recently selected Best Series in the Black and White International Awards.  She studied in Italy and Philadelphia, and her work has been shown in solo, and group exhibitions. Trillo lectures at conferences and universities, regarding women’s issues and human trafficking.  She is currently working on a series that tackles the issues surrounding immigration and the Honduran Caravan.
Ada Trillo
Ada Trillo

Ada Trillo is an interdisciplinary artist who primarily focuses on documentary photography. Her work is included in the…

Ada Trillo is an interdisciplinary artist who primarily focuses on documentary photography. Her work is included in the Philadelphia Museum of Art's permanent collection. Having grown-up in Juarez, Mexico,…

Ada Trillo is an interdisciplinary artist who primarily focuses on documentary photography. Her work is included in the Philadelphia Museum of Art's permanent collection. Having grown-up in Juarez, Mexico, she is deeply…

Cheryl Harper is an artist/independent curator. As a artist, her work concentrates on political and social commentary using a variety of mediums, including ceramic sculpture, installations, and printmaking. As a curator, her clients are colleges, universities, museums and not profit spaces. Her curatorial projects incorporate international, national, and regional artists in creative and original presentations.
Cheryl B. Haper (Curatorial)
Cheryl B. Haper (Curatorial)

Cheryl Harper is an artist/independent curator. As a artist, her work concentrates on political and social commentary using…

Cheryl Harper is an artist/independent curator. As a artist, her work concentrates on political and social commentary using a variety of mediums, including ceramic sculpture, installations, and printmaking.…

Cheryl Harper is an artist/independent curator. As a artist, her work concentrates on political and social commentary using a variety of mediums, including ceramic sculpture, installations, and printmaking. As a curator,…

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