Marilyn Dishman was the first African American Commissioner for Fayette County. She became a member of the Board of Elections in June 2016 and is a life member of Blacks in Kentucky Government.

Marilyn’s family helped desegregate Scott County Schools in 1956. She was responsible for getting $285,000 from the city of Lexington to fence in The African Cemetery No. 2. She organized and sponsored the first celebration of Juneteenth in Lexington.

Marilyn wrote, produced, and directed Black History Celebrations for Winburn Junior High School, which were used by Fayette County Public Schools for numerous years. She is a published poet.

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.