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Lily Yeh

Artist & Director, Barefoot Artists
 Lily Yeh

Lily Yeh is an internationally celebrated artist whose work has taken her to communities throughout the world. As founder and executive director of the Village of Arts and Humanities in North Philadelphia from 1968 to 2004, she helped create a national model of community building through the arts. In 2004, Yeh pursued her work internationally, founding Barefoot Artists, Inc., to bring the transformative power of art to impoverished communities around the globe through participatory, multifaceted projects that foster community empowerment, improve the physical environment, promote economic development, and preserve indigenous art and culture.

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Headline and Cultural Forums

Awakening Creativity in Broken Places

Lily Yeh

Awakening Creativity in Broken PlacesChina-born/Philadelphia-based artist Lily Yeh talks about developing large scale participatory arts projects in impoverished communities around the globe, including Rwanda, Palestine, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Bejing, Ecuador, the Republic of Georgia and Syria among other places. Read More ››



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