Betti Kalahurka, a sewing teacher for Stitching Change, shows off an apron and hat from this group of immigrant women. Their intent: to stitch the change they want to see happen, like building inclusive communities and caring for the environment and each other.--Photos by Jim Hannah

Photographer gives gift to artists

PeaceWorks photographer Jim Hannah took pictures of the artists at the Sept. 24-25 fair. "In a world of so much brokenness and ugliness, it is vital to honor artists and their art," says Jim.

Holding forth at the microphone, David Bayard interviews one of 44 artists who exhibited at PeaceWorks’ 30th-anniversary art fair, a tradition upheld by an online presence even in a time of pandemic.

A viral attack, a virtual response: PeaceWorks’ 30th art fair goes online

2020 was shaping up as a banner year for PeaceWorks-KC’s annual art show. The number of artists exhibiting last year was the highest ever, at 130, and the pool of artists was expected to continue to grow. ... Then came the pandemic. ... "How about a virtual, online art fair?" asked David Bayard.