Denise, Wt, and Michael

These days, Michael spends many many hours at Kre8Now Makerspace [hyperlink], a community workshop space whose members typically work on individual or collaborative projects (membership is paid monthly). Michael is one of the co-investors in Kre8Now Makerspace. Since the start of the pandemic, members have shifted their focus entirely on community-driven health-focused needs. They have made more than a hundred cloth masks, more than 600 face shields, and at least a thousand ear relievers. They have been distributing these in partnership with the Central Appalachian Mask/Shield Hub ( Because Kre8Now Makerspace is preparing to move into a bigger building, Michael has also been going to the new space, helping to get it ready.
Right now, about half-dozen makers from Kre8Now Makerspace are working with physicians, respiratory therapists, and nurses to evaluate and refine an Air Assist open-source ventilator. Kre8Now Makerspace has set up a GoFundMe account to help cover the costs: Consider supporting them if you can.

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.