Cecilia and Josh

Cecilia: “Josh’s band is Bear Medicine, which I also play in. Josh also plays with Otto Helmuth’s band, and with Thirsty Boots, which is a duo with Robby Cosenza.

I am a board certified music therapist and have been providing telehealth to some of my FCPS kids, although it has been challenging and some students have not been able to engage that way. I’m currently working on my thesis for my M.M. in Music Therapy and have had to modify my research procedures to meet social distancing guidelines. I’ve also been offering cello lessons online and have been writing/recording pet jingles with Robby Cosenza.

Personally, I’m worried about the students I work with who have disabilities, along with all of the marginalized communities who are disproportionately affected by Covid-19.

Josh works for Critter Sitters and plans to return soon. He is a great cook and has been channeling a lot of creative energy in that way.

We lost our dog, Elvis, during the pandemic and that was really heartbreaking. Our other dog, Dashi, does better with a friend and we decided to get an Australian Shepherd puppy who we initially thought was a boy and excitedly named Rufus before, after about 20 minutes down the road, realizing was a girl and re-named Roux.

The new Bear Medicine record (all of Josh’s original songs) should be released in the very new future!”

Lexington in the Time of COVID-19 is an artwork about people practicing social distancing at a time of a deadly virus. And also offering kindness.

Kurt Gohde and Kremena Todorova capture photographs at the periphery of American culture, where drag queens, discarded couches, and abandoned motel signs exist.