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“Mom,

please stop cussing and screaming

’cause I don’t want you

to get shooted.”

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“I can keep you safe.”

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 Diamond Reynolds’ 4-year-old daughter,
to her mother while sitting in the back of a police squad car,
shortly after the fatal shooting of Philando Castile
by St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez.

 

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What the police officer,

Jeronimo Yanez,

who shot Philando Castile

said about the shooting

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PLEASE READ
the transcript of Yanez’s interview
with two special agents from the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension,
the state agency investigating the shooting.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2017/06/21/what-the-police-officer-who-shot-philando-castile-said-about-the-shooting/?tid=pm_national_pop&utm_term=.6393948416d2

 

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“I thought he had a gun in his hand,”
Yanez said later.
Yanez feared for his life, he said,
and the lives of his partner
as well as the two passengers in the car:
Castile’s girlfriend and her young daughter.

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Recounting the shooting the following day, Yanez said:

“I thought I was gonna die.

And, I was scared because,

I didn’t know if he was gonna,

I didn’t know what

he was gonna do.”

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So he* opened fire.

* He is Officer Yanez.

 

 

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noun: panic

1. sudden uncontrollable fear or anxiety, often causing wildly unthinking behavior.

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A panic attack is a sudden episode of intense fear
that triggers severe physical reactions
when there is no real danger or apparent cause.
Panic attacks can be very frightening.
When panic attacks occur,
you might think you’re losing control,
having a heart attack or even dying.
MAYO CLINIC
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/panic-attacks/basics/definition/con-20020825

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Panic sends a massive amount of cortisol 
to course through the body
causing a fight or flight reaction.  
A person’s sudden reaction demonstrates +  discloses
their primal  blueprint/character/biases – a construct.
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Imagine the FEAR/PANIC
of  the driver, Philando Castile,
the passenger, Diamond Reynolds,
with their passenger in the back seat,
Diamond’s 4 year old daughter,  
when they were pulled over by Officer Yanez that evening
– KNOWING the “drill”  reactivity/ brutal reality of
 the blue uniform and the black male driver in America.
They were to be served and protected by the blue uniform
– the “expectation” of ALL Americans.
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Imagine the FEAR/ PANIC of  the NRA for
( Hahaha)
not stepping UP for their dedication of  the 2nd Amendment
and
their truth by action:
the gross neglect / conscious abandonment of a licensed gun owner
– Philando Castile.
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The Truth IS the Truth
that is disclosed/revealed by action,
NOT by word or pledge.
CLJ

 

 

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12 ANGRY MEN

Sixty years after its initial release,
the ultimate American morality tale
still has lessons we would do well to heed.

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GRACE #1                                                                                           Catherine L. Johnson  2017

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GRACE

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2017/06/15/737-grace-1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-2017-catherine-l-johnson-pablo-neruda-of-everything-i-have-seen-what-am-i-to-do-love-loved-one/

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TC JAZZ FEST  22 JUNE 2017

Terence Blanchard feat. The E-Collective

http://www.terenceblanchard.com/

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“Imitation is suicide”

proclaimed a recorded voice
in reference to
the responsibility of the artist.

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Guitar / Charles Altura
Piano / Fabian Almazan
Bass / David Ginyard, Jr.
Drummer / Oscar Seaton

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Brilliant + Relevant + Poignant + Genius

 ALWAYS Moving FORWARD

The band affirmed its vitality with fervent originality
and
the sonics of Blanchard’s E-Collective IS a call to action.

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The band dedicated a piece titled SOLDIERS to Philando Castile.
Blanchard’s JIMI HENDRIX was dedicated to Diamond Reynolds and her daughter.

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I spoke to Terence afterward
artists ARE the hurricane lamps, the light towers that break OPEN
OUR responsibility IS to experiment, explore and MOVE FORWARD.

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ARTISTS are LOVELIGHTHOPE.

COURAGEOUS + COMPASSIONATE + COMMITTED.
TRUE + PRACTICED RISK TAKERS/EXPLORERS.
SPEAK IN ALL TONGUES OF JOY + SUFFERING.
CALLS OUT THE SOUL + GRACE ENERGY IN HUMANITY.
AUTHENTIC MAVERICKS.
LISTENERS OF THE DIVINITY WITHIN + OF OTHERS.
TRUST THEIR INTERNAL “DIVINING RODS”.
CAPACITY TO RIDE THE WAVE OF UNCERTAINTY + AMBIGUITY.
CREATING QUESTIONS RATHER THAN NEEDING THE ANSWERS IS THE FUEL.
GOSPEL SINGERS OF TRUTH + FREEDOM + RHYTHMS OF THE SUBLIME
COMMUNICATION VEHICLES OF/ FROM THE FIRST LIGHT @ NIGHT.

ALWAYS MOVING FORWARD.

SEERS.

 

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GRACE

#1/ #2/ #3/ #4/ #5/ #6/ #7/ #8

Because of, WITH and for AWC

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Catherine L. Johnson

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GRACE #1                                                                                           Catherine L. Johnson  2017

 

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GRACE #2                                                                                           Catherine L. Johnson  2017

 

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GRACE #3                                                                                           Catherine L. Johnson  2017

 

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XGRACE #4                                                                                           Catherine L. Johnson  2017

 

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GRACE #5                                                                                           Catherine L. Johnson  2017

 

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GRACE #6                                                                                           Catherine L. Johnson  2017

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GRACE #7                                                                                           Catherine L. Johnson  2017

 

 

 

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GRACE #8                                                                                           Catherine L. Johnson  2017

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“Loving isn’t merging, surrendering, uniting with the other.
Rather, it’s a kind of solitude; of profound aloneness.
It induces you to mature and become whole
for the sake of your beloved
… to truly love another,
you must first wholly love yourself.
Love therefore exacts the most demanding claim of all;
it both chooses you and pursues you,
and reaches out,
as if over vast distances,
to call and draw you into your now
and
future self.”
Rainer Maria Rilke

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Rainer Maria Rilke

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MY BLOOOM LIVES

40″ x 26″

 

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Catherine L. Johnson

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PLEASE VIEW

BLOOOM SERIES,

CLICK ON LINK BELOW:
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2017/05/27/735-blooom-1-2-3-4-5-6-7-89-2017-catherine-l-johnson-pablo-neruda-i-will-only-let-you-touch-me-if-your-hands-are-so-full-of/

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 MY BLOOOM LIVES                      For AWC                                  Catherine L. Johnson 2017

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MY BLOOOM LIVES

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BLOOOM

#1/ #2/ #3/ #4/ #5/ #6/ #7/ #8/#9

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Catherine L. Johnson

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BLOOOM #1                                                                                         Catherine L. Johnson  2017

 

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BLOOOM #2                                                                                     Catherine L. Johnson 2017

 

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BLOOOM #3                                                                                            Catherine L. Johnson 2017

 

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BLOOOM #4                                                                                           Catherine L. Johnson 2017

 

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BLOOOM #5                                                                                            Catherine L. Johnson 2017

 

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BLOOOM #6                                                                                             Catherine L. Johnson 2017

 

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BLOOOM #7                                                                                          Catherine L. Johnson 2017

 

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BLOOOM #8                                                                                              Catherine L. Johnson 2017

 

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BLOOOM #9                                                                                            Catherine L. Johnson 2017

 

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Pablo Neruda

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27 May 2017

 

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https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/about/
http://saintpaulmag.com/gallery-lowertown-artists
http://www.mnartists.org/catherine-l-johnson
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2016/01/07/catherine-l-johnson-artist-catherine-l-johnson-interdisciplinary-artist-beauty-is-not-caused-it-is-emily-dickinson-my-art-pursues-the-beauty-of-realization-rather-than-perfect/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2016/01/02/review-humanly-possible-the-empathy-exhibition-instinct-art-gallery-the-path-to-empathy-by-mpls-star-tribune-art-critic-mary-abbe-published-new-year-s-day-2016/
http://saintpaulmag.com/face-forward

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MAKERS & SHAKERS

13 PORTRAITS
Artists and Cultural Leaders of Lowertown St. Paul

 

*MN State Arts Board Individual Initiative Grant

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23 May – 11 June 2017

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*Opening reception: Tuesday, 23 May, 5:30 – 7:30 PM

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THE NORTH GALLERY in LANDMARK CENTER
75 West Fifth St., St. Paul MN 55102

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Building Hours:

Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat: 8am – 5pm; Thur: 8am – 8pm; Sun: 12noon – 5pm

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* The opening reception’s wine and food is provided by:
St. Paul Federal Credit Union & Minnesota Landmarks, Inc.

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The entertainment is provided by:

Pippi Ardennia: Jazz vocalist

Michael Zieghan: Guitar

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*This grant was inspired by
the INSIDE/OUT Lowertown Project,
part  of  INSIDE/OUT
– an INTERNATIONAL PROJECT
based in Paris.
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The project was comprised of 176 photograph
portraits of chosen artists,
the cultural makers of this unique artists’ community,
that were translated into large posters,
which in turn,
were pasted onto outdoor facades of buildings
throughout Lowertown St. Paul.

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The MAKERS & SHAKERS exhibition

consists of large paintings,

portraits of 13 meritorious individuals

of the

St. Paul Lowertown Cultural Arts Community,

along with a selection of studies

of their creative process.

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Caroline Mecklin’s 13 portraits

are of artists, musicians, dancers and cultural leaders.

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Please click the link below to see a preview of the exhibit:

https://issuu.com/carolinemecklin/docs/pages-1-16-full-book-final-fixes

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PIPPI ARDENIA + ME @ the OPENING of  MAKERS & SHAKERS!!!!!
http://www.pippiardennia.com/
23 May 2017

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NEST: FOR YOU THERE IS MORE FOR YOU                                 Catherine L. Johnson 2010

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NEST: FOR YOU THERE IS MORE FOR YOU

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This painting/drawing/poem was selected
by the Poetry Foundation
to accompany the prize winning poem
– a son’s elegiac response
to his BELOVED Father’s
diagnosis of Alzheimer’s.

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If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain;
If I can ease one life the aching,
Or cool one pain,
Or help one fainting robin
Unto his nest again,
I shall not live in vain.

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Emily Dickinson

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14 May 2017

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Mother’s Day

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YOUR day
because
you cherish tending love
and
YOU are cherished!

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xoxo

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My Mother, the late Doris Eileen Cottor Johnson Omlie, who forever watches over me.
I miss her so!
I do feel her presence every day…

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