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Posts Tagged ‘#692 + BREATHE + “As you breathe in / cherish yourself. As you breathe out / cherish all Beings.” Dalai Lama XIV + BREATHE; Catherine L. Johnson;’

#711 + THE TYRANNY OF FEAR / ANGER / HOSTILITY – ACTIONS IMPRISONING HUMANITY’S PSYCHE / SIPHONING HOPELOVELIGHTGRACE – THE LIFE FORCE + THE ELIXIR OF FREEDOM / TRUTH-TELLING / CREATIVE EXPRESSION – ACTIONS OPENING UP HUMANITY’S PSYCHE TO RISE WELCOMING BOUNDLESS JOY/ CONNECTEDNESS WITH ALL HUMANITY

 

 

 

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THE TYRANNY

OF

FEAR / ANGER / HOSTILITY

ACTIONS

IMPRISONING

HUMANITY’S PSYCHE

SIPHONING

HOPELOVELIGHTGRACE

THE LIFE FORCE

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‘My daughter’s death will NOT be used’:

Parents furious over Trump’s false terrorism claims

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2017/02/07/my-daughters-death-will-not-be-used-parents-furious-over-trumps-false-terror-claims/?utm_term=.62c25a2587be#comments

Counselor to POTUS, Kellyanne  speaks to CNN’s Jake Tapper (YAAY, Jake!)
re: Trump’s latest attacks on the media – “unwillingness to cover terrorist attacks“.

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That’s the way I see him,” Edel Rodriquez (cover artist for Der Spiegel) told the Washington Post “I see him as someone that’s very angry, and it’s pretty much his mouth that’s moving all the time, so that’s how I tend to show him in some of my work.

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THE ELIXIR

OF

FREEDOM

TRUTH-TELLING

 CREATIVE EXPRESSION

ACTIONS

OPENING UP

HUMANITY’S PSYCHE

TO

RISE

WELCOMING

BOUNDLESS JOY

CONNECTEDNESS

WITH

ALL HUMANITY

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We must become bigger than we have been:
more courageous,
greater in spirit,
larger in outlook.
We must become members of a new race,
overcoming petty prejudice,
owing our ultimate allegiance
not to nations
but
to our fellow men
within the human community.” 
Haile Selassie

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FEAR + COURAGE

“The best way to predict the future is to invent it.”

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Courage is not the absence of fear,
but rather the assessment that something else
is more important than fear.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

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I learned that courage was not the absence of fear,
but the triumph over it.
The brave wo/ man is not s/he who does not feel afraid,
but s/he who conquers that fear.
Nelson Mandela

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Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength,
while loving someone deeply gives you courage.
Lao Tzu

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You may not always have a comfortable life
and
you will not always be able to solve all of the world’s problems at once
but don’t ever underestimate the importance you can have
because history has shown us
that courage can be contagious
and
hope can take on a life of its own.
Michelle Obama

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Your time is limited,
so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.
Don’t be trapped by dogma
– which is living with the results of other people’s thinking.
Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice.
And most important,
have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.
Steve Jobs

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Courage is the most important of all the virtues,
because without courage
you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.
You can practice any virtue erratically,
but nothing consistently without courage.
Maya Angelou

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Courage is an inner resolution
to go forward
despite obstacles;
Cowardice
is submissive surrender
to circumstances.
Courage breeds creativity;
Cowardice represses fear and is mastered by it.
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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The ultimate measure of a wo/man
is not where s/he stands
in moments
of comfort and convenience,
but where s/he stands
at times of
challenge and controversy.”
 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Improvisation is the art of the unexpected. 
It teaches us how to take risks
and
to respond confidently
in the moment
to whatever happens.

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The improviser develops a mindset
that  includes
curiosity,
high stakes listening,
flexibility,
and
the desire to build strong relationships.
Resilience is key.
http://mitsloanexperts.mit.edu/using-improvisation-to-develop-leadership-2/

 

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FEAR + CREATIVITY

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http://www.forbes.com/sites/work-in-progress/2011/01/07/fear-of-success-and-what-we-learn-from-improv-actors/#7a2d45f613f0
https://hbr.org/1998/09/how-to-kill-creativity
https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2011/09/transcending-fear-in-the-creative-process-5-timeless-insights/244922/
“The empty space is the great horror and stimulant of creation. But there is also something predictable in the way the fear and apathy encountered at the beginning are accountable for feelings of elation at the end. These intensities of the creative process can stimulate desires of consistency and control, but history affirms that few transformative experiences are generated by regularity.
When asked for advice on painting, Claude Monet told people not to fear mistakes. The discipline of art requires constant experimentation, wherein errors are harbingers of original ideas because they introduce new directions for expression. The mistake is outside the intended course of action, and it may present something that we never saw before, something unexpected and contradictory, something that may be put to use.”

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Human freedom involves our capacity to pause between the stimulus and response and, in that pause, to choose the one response toward which we wish to throw our weight. The capacity to create ourselves, based upon this freedom, is inseparable from consciousness or self-awareness.” 
Rollo May “COURAGE TO CREATE”

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Creative people, as I see them, are distinguished by the fact that they can live with anxiety, even though a high price may be paid in terms of insecurity, sensitivity, and defenselessness for the gift of the “divine madness,” to borrow the term used by the classical Greeks. They do not run away from non-being, but by encountering and wrestling with it, force it to produce being. They knock on silence for an answering music; they pursue meaninglessness until they can force it to mean.”
Rollo May “COURAGE TO CREATE”

 

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Conducted by Leonard Bernstein,

THE BERLIN CELEBRATION CONCERT

is an historic performance

marking the FALL of the Berlin Wall.

Performed on Christmas Day 1989

in the former East Berlin,

the concert unites an international cast

of celebrated musicians and vocalists

for a moving performance

of

Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony.

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HUMANLY POSSIBLE: THE EMPATHY EXHIBITION

INSTINCT ART GALLERY / MINNEAPOLIS
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/humanly-possible-the-empathy-exhibition-instinct-art-gallery-21-november-2015-16-january-2016-press-release/

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MoMA Takes a Stand:

Art From Banned Countries

Comes Center Stage

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/03/arts/design/moma-president-trump-travel-ban-art.html?_r=0

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The seven works now on view at the New York museum include pieces by painter Ibrahim el-Salahi (Sudan), sculptor Parviz Tanavoli (Iran), painter Tala Madani (Iran), architect Zaha Hadid (Iraq), painter Charles Hossein Zenderoudi (Iran), photographer Shirana Shahbazi (Iran), and painter Marcos Grigorian (Russia, of Persian descent). 

The artworks were installed in MoMA’s fifth floor galleries on Thursday night, replacing seven artworks by Western artists like Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse. Placards next to each work read:

This work is by an artist from a nation whose citizens are being denied entry into the United States, according to a presidential executive order issued on Jan. 27, 2017. This is one of several such artworks from the Museum’s collection installed throughout the fifth-floor galleries to affirm the ideals of welcome and freedom as vital to this Museum as they are to the United States.

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This is exactly how major art museums

can protest President Donald Trump’s Muslim ban.

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Ibrahim El-Salahi (Sudanese, born 1930), “The Mosque,” 1964, oil on canvas, 12 1/8 x 18 1/8” (30.7 x 46 cm)
The Museum of Modern Art / Elizabeth Bliss Parkinson Fund

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Charles Hossein Zenderoudi (Iranian, born 1937), “K+L+32+H+4. Mon père et moi (My Father and I),
1962, felt-tip pen and colored ink on paper on board,
89 x 58 5/8” (225.9 x 148.7 cm)
The Museum of Modern Art / Philip Johnson Fund

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Tala Madani (Iranian, born 1981), “Chit Chat,” 2007, video (color, silent), 2:38 min.
The Museum of Modern Art / Fund for the Twenty-First Century

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breathe_2016_postelection_14h_21w_white_frame_finalBREATHE                                                                     Catherine L. Johnson  2016
BREATHE is  currently on exhibition in the POST- ELECTION Show

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“As you breathe in, cherish yourself.

As you breathe out, cherish all Beings.”

Dalai Lama XIV

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https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2016/11/25/692-breathe-as-you-breathe-in-cherish-yourself-as-you-breathe-out-cherish-all-beings-dalai-lama-xiv-breathe/
http://www.mnartists.org/artwork/breathe-2016-american-presidential-election

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RESURRECTION_PANEL1234_1996_CATHERINELJOHNSONRESURRECTION / EXODUS                                              Catherine L. Johnson  1996
The paintings were commissioned for the USA headquarters of Holtkoetter,
a German manufacturer of chandeliers.

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To align my creative dive for the pearl,
I asked the President of Holkoetter, a German, to provide me HIS vision.

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He sang the Hallelujah Chorus from Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony
in German.
It was an extraordinary moment,
I knew what had to be drawn from me:
boundless LIGHT breaking through darkness.

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I prepared myself like an Olympian,
and
dove deep from the high board
into the sea of my imagination
– where the light of Divinity resides.

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I aligned all my molecular/cellular energies,
listening and following/listening and following
– and the creation of the original paintings was an act of COURAGE
improvised.
When the paintings were complete- THEY exhaled.
They were now A/LIVE.

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I was Divinity’s sacred instrument and faithful vehicle.

COURAGE

FREEDOM

JOY

SACRED HOPE

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MAYO CLINIC’S STATEMENT

ON THE TRAVEL BAN

http://newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/statement-from-mayo-clinic-president-and-ceo-on-middle-east-travel-ban/

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The following is a statement from John Noseworthy, M.D., Mayo Clinic President and CEO.

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Although questions remain about the order’s implementation, Mayo Clinic remains steadfast in supporting our patients, staff, families and community. Each year, we welcome thousands of visitors from across the globe, many of whom receive care from our incredibly talented and diverse team members. We value our international staff and partners, and are privileged to train a broad range of medical personnel from around the worldMayo Clinic is a place of compassion, respect and trust, and our collective diversity helps make us the best place to work and receive care. We are actively monitoring the situation, exploring ways to ensure that the needs of our patients and staff are met, and will share new information as it becomes available.”

 

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Th shape of my life was shaped by the CULTURE of the Mayo Clinic.

I lived in hospital for the first 10 years of my life.

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The Mayo Clinic is an international center
of brilliant creative  genius,
a healing mecca
with a remarkable original art collection
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/

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ipromisetotell_2015_catherineljohnsonIPROMISETOTELL                 Catherine L. Johnson  2015

 

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Anthony Cox + Billy Higgins

=

PURE IMPROVISED BEAUTY GRACE ENERGY

 

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WHERE ARE OUR SUPERHEROES ?

In modern popular fiction, a superhero (sometimes rendered super-hero or super hero) is a type of costumed heroic character who possesses supernatural or superhuman powers and who is dedicated to fighting crime, protecting the public, and usually battling supervillains.
http://marvel.com/characters
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2011/10/25/elementsperiodic-table-of-a-super-hero-and-the-sacredprofane-body-and-soul-of-humanity/

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THEY ARE US!

BE THE CHANGE YOU/I

NEED TO LIVE IN!

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THE “REAL” SPEAK @ THE INAUGURATION

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POTUS’  Press Secretary Sean Spicer  
 #1 White House Press Conference 1/21/2017

PERIOD!

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ALTERNATIVE FACTS”*

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THANK YOU KELLYANNE

FOR

THIS NEW WORD 

aka 

NEW CONCEPTUAL CONSTRUCT OF TRUTH

IN THE DYSTOPIA LEXICON

OF OUR POTUS.  

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*CUSTOM MADE CRITICAL THINKING CURRICULUM!!

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TEACH Y/OUR CHILDREN WELL

OR

the

GULAG

you WILL go IF you

do NOT speak/think/teach

the NEW POTUS lexicon!

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TEACH Y/OUR CHILDREN WELL

Dedicated to all parents / relatives / teachers/ mentors / friends:
 ALL of US  have a great task ahead.

Let THIS song inspire y/our children.

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NO BEACHES OR COFFEE BREAKS OR PHONE CALLS OR INTERNET 
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A Plea to Trump Fans: This Man is Dangerous

 The Resistance with Keith Olbermann | GQ

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In George Orwell’s novel “1984,”

the term “newspeak” refers to language

in which independent thought,

or “unorthodox” political ideas,

have been eliminated!

Credit Nicolas Asfouri/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

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George Orwell’s

1984

Is Suddenly

a Best-Seller!

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/25/books/1984-george-orwell-donald-trump.html?emc=edit_th_20170126&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=49110186&_r=0

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George Orwell’s classic book “1984,” about a dystopian future where critical thought is suppressed under a totalitarian regime, has seen a surge in sales this month, rising to the top of the Amazon best-seller list in the United States and leading its publisher to have tens of thousands of new copies printed.

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Craig Burke, the publicity director at Penguin USA, said that the publisher had ordered 75,000 new copies of the book this week and that it was considering another reprint.

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“We’ve seen a big bump in sales,” Mr. Burke said. He added that the rise “started over the weekend and hit hyperactive” on Tuesday and Wednesday morning. Since Friday, the book has reached a 9,500 percent increase in sales, he said.

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He said demand began to lift on Sunday, shortly after the interview Kellyanne Conway, an adviser to Donald J. Trump, gave on “Meet the Press.”

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In defending a false claim by the White House press secretary, Sean Spicer, that Mr. Trump had attracted the “largest audience ever to witness an inauguration,” Ms. Conway used a turn of phrase that struck some observers as similar to the dystopian world of “1984.”

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When asked on NBC’s “Meet the Press” why Mr. Spicer had said something that was provably false, Ms. Conway replied airily, “Don’t be so dramatic.”

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Mr. Spicer, she said, “gave alternative facts.”

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In the novel, the term “newspeak” refers to language in which independent thought, or “unorthodox” political ideas, have been eliminated. “Doublethink” is defined as “reality control.”

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On social media and elsewhere on Sunday, the book’s readers made a connection between Ms. Conway’s comments and Orwell’s language, and the attention on the book “kind of took a life of its own,” Mr. Burke said.

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The dictionary publisher Merriam-Webster described the interview as “fraught with epistemological tension.” The dictionary also reported that searches for the word “fact” spiked after Ms. Conway’s comments, and then, as an apparent reminder, tweeted the dictionary’s definition.

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Even outside the United States, interest in “1984” has grown. So far this year, sales have risen by 20 percent in Britain and Australia compared to the same period a year ago, according to Jess Harrison, a London-based editor at Penguin Books. The novel is usually a best-seller, she said, and it sold 100,000 copies last year in English-speaking countries outside the United States and Canada. “But we’ve definitely seen an uplift” in sales, she added.

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Dystopian novels are “chiming with people,” Ms. Harrison said, adding that “The Man in The High Castle” by Philip Dick, an alternative history in which the Nazis defeated America to win World War II, is also selling well. A television series based on Mr. Dick’s novel is now in its second season at Amazon.

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Penguin also published Sinclair Lewis’s “It Can’t Happen Here,” about the rise of a demagogue, last Friday in Britain for the first time since 1935, “and we’re already on to our third printing.”

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On Wednesday, that book was also ranking among Amazon’s best sellers, as was Aldous Huxley’s “Brave New World,” another dystopian classic.

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Prof. Stefan Collini, a professor of intellectual history and an expert on Orwell at the University of Cambridge, said that readers see a natural parallel between the book and the way Mr. Trump and his staff have distorted facts.

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“Everyone remembers ‘1984’ as containing various parodies of official distortions,” he said.

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“That kind of unreality that is propagated as reality is what people feel reminded of, and that’s why they keep coming back.”

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LEFT: POTUS’ INAUGURATION 21 JAN 2017
 RIGHT: WOMEN’S MARCH ON WASHINGTON 22 JAN 2017

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Kellyanne Conway:

“I Didn’t See A Point To The Women’s March”

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PLEASE CLICK FOR WOMEN’S MARCH / NATIONWIDE:

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2017/01/22/708-21-january-2017-womens-march-mn-dancing-to-our-way-90-100k-minnesota-strong-stronger-than-you-think-you-are-rene-marie/

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POST – ELECTION SHOW

@

SEPTEMBER 

28 January – 5 March 2017

http://septembergallery.com/space/post-election-show.html

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Exhibition Co-Organized by
Kristen Dodge and Kate Gilmore

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OPENING: Saturday, 28 January 2017
Performances begin at 3pm!

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Opening Day Co-Organized by
Lauren Barnes and Shanekia McIntosh

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Marianne Vitale, Too Much Satan for One Hand, 2016, Bronze, 20 x 12 x 9 inches

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My contribution to SEPTEMBER’S “POST-ELECTION SHOW”:
original painting “BREATHE 2016″ – below.

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BREATHE 2016    Catherine L. Johnson   2016

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PLEASE CLICK FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
http://www.mnartists.org/artwork/breathe-2016-american-presidential-election
http://www.mnartists.org/catherine-l-johnson
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/about/

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For further information:
http://www.mnartists.org/artwork/breathe-2016-american-presidential-election

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“As you breathe in, cherish yourself.

As you breathe out, cherish all Beings.”

 

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Dalai Lama XIV

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