Words can't express the love in the room last night at Leedy-Voulkos in KC. Art can express it, though. Over 100 brilliant pieces of original art, created from the tornado debris of five Joplin families, expressed the transformation of treasure to trash and back to treasure again. In celebration on a hot August night, 100 artists, 50 Joplin residents, and countless Kansas Citians came together to raise $23,000 for Joplin artists to rebuild their creative lives. These people are my literal family, my figurative family, my tribe, my colleagues, my mentors, my mentees, my crushes, my past present and future. My whole life and heart and energy in one room. It was explosive...the repercussions will be felt for years to come. You can continue to donate for one more month. Please do.