Art of the Pandemic
Five young artists in Kansas City’s Southeast community express their emotional responses to the issues that have dominated the past year, from the COVID-19 pandemic to the deaths of people of color at the hands of police and our nation’s reckoning with a history of racial inequity and injustice. The collection of compelling, often haunting images reflects both the pain and hope shared by community and country.
Art of the Pandemic was commissioned for an upcoming stage play by the Rev. Scott Myers, president of the board of the Westport Center for the Arts, in collaboration with Kids Spread Out for Art. Southeast Branch library assistant Fran Farah curated the exhibit.