Artist Chavonna Adams saw her idea come to life Saturday with the Start the Arts initiative kick-off at the Plaza branch of the Kansas City Public Library. And she was pleased.
"I'm not a first responder," Adams said. "I'm not someone who can just run in and save the day, but I felt that art would be a way to introduce another conversation, another way of doing things, to change the narrative around violence."
Over the last few weeks, as Kansas City artist Israel Garcia made his way through Texans' backyards to the barrier that divides the United States from Mexico, he imagined everyone in the neighborhood would be well-versed on immigration policy.
The Battery Tours, a 2018-19 Rocket Grants recipient — Young’s bootstrapped music festival series powered completely by a combination of solar power and batteries — conducted donations into a $1,000 check, which Hazelrigg will use to pay for two Sunshine Boxes. The 10-outlet devices provide electricity to developing countries. The check presentation is set for noon Thursday at WeWork Corrigan Station, Young said.