Letter writer: Artist on {Re}HAPPENING cover deserved recognition, too

Graphic by Lori Deaton

Loved the cool photo of choreographer/performance artist Kathy Meyers Leiner on the cover of the April 1 issue promoting {Re} HAPPENING. I noticed that both the cover designer and photographer were credited, but nowhere could I find a caption about the photo subject.

This was an unfortunate omission, as you missed a chance to inform your readers that Kathy, one of the most talented and prolific choreographers in WNC, was part of the inaugural {Re}HAPPENING and has participated every year. Along with many other artists, she donates her time and talent for this event.

It’s great that designers and photographers receive proper credit for their work in Mountain Xpress; the artists actually making {Re}HAPPENING happen should get credit, too.

— Charlotte Sommers
Mars Hill

Editor’s note: Ms. Sommers: You make a good point. Xpress hasn’t typically identified the subjects of cover photos unless they are also featured in an article in that issue. But your letter has prompted a discussion at Xpress, and we are re-examining that policy. In the meantime, thanks for making sure readers know about the talented and community-minded Kathy Meyers Leiner.


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