Srikant and Lakshmi with Fibo

Lakshmi Sriraman: “I am a visual and performing artist, based in Lexington. I run two arts-based small businesses, Shree School of Dance and Lakshmi’s Studio. I am deeply passionate about art and social justice. Much of my current work is in the intersection of these two.
I also sit on the Advisory Committee for the Civic Artist-in-Resident initiative led by CivicLex and the Lexington City Government.”

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Lakshmi: “The main question guiding me is this: How would I recreate this world? Because I see this as an opportunity. It’s put me on a faster track with my own healing. An activist at heart, I’m also looking at ways to use my art to help us imagine a new world that I know is possible and is waiting to be born.”

Srikant: “For me, this is connecting from a distance. But in the end, it’s still connecting.”

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