Friday, September 04, 2020
Kansas City Artists Begin Painting Black Lives Matter Murals This Weekend
It's fair to note that a controversial artistic endeavor promoting the Black Lives Matter movement has encountered notable local resistance.
Here's a nicer perspective reporting HUGE political adverts on cowtown streets:
Black Lives Matter murals in Kansas City to take shape Saturday
Black Lives Matter murals will begin being installed at six locations across Kansas City, Missouri, organizers said Wednesday.
Last month, the Kansas City, Missouri, City Council approved the installation of six Black Lives Matter street murals.
According to organizers, those locations include:
- 10th and Baltimore;
- 18th and Vine;
- 31st and Troost;
- 63rd and Brookside Boulevard;
- 63rd and Troost
- NW Briarcliff Parkway and N. Mulberry Drive
Meanwhile, this reminder is apropos and necessary given so many keyboard warriors hoping to provoke locals.
REMEMBER THAT PROTESTERS DEFACING BLM MURALS ACROSS THE NATION HAVE BEEN CHARGED WITH HATE CRIMES!!!
And so, we hope and challenge haters to consider how artistic differences can be expressed CREATIVELY without destruction in a manner that sparks local discussion instead of fueling politicized acrimony.
Moreover . . . When we consider this city hall endorsed project as "public art" primarily; it's easier to put the effort into context and might not incite so many strong feelings -- Given that most people ignore creative expression altogether in favor of booze, sports, video games, pr0n and other far more captivating content.
You decide . . .