A bald man with thin glasses and a purple and white patterned shirt holds an clarinet while seated on the concrete entryway steps of a brick home surrounded by lush plants.

Chase is the Director of MusicWorks. He is also a freelance teacher and runs a clarinet studio.

Chase: “How are things during the pandemic? There is the music educator side and the music performer side. I find myself questioning if the music performer side will even hold up. I don’t make my living with performing, but I feel for my colleagues who do. Education-wise, I think all the right discussions are being had—people are trying to figure out how to do better, how to bring diversity to classical music. These are conversations we should have had a long time ago.”

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.