Covering the arts is an incredible privilege, not least because these works–typically positive, often to promote beauty expressed in this world–break up an otherwise depressing news stream. Currently on kcur.org, this story’s post falls between a piece covering the fatal shooting by police in KCMO on Thursday, June 14th and a piece covering the fatal shooting of deputy officers in KCK on Friday, June 15th. There are better trained and more equipped journalists out there covering those stories and I do not envy them.
This was a fun and complicated story to work on. It was also my first story in which I not only did the reporting/writing, but also the images and video. And the story got picked up by KBIA 91.3, too.
The arts journalism scene in Kansas City is changing, once again, with details that will be revealed in the next few months, but I hope the community can continue to generate positive stories of hope within change as we go forward.