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Posts Tagged ‘AI WEIWEI + ARTIST/DISSIDENT + THE ARTIST IS A TRUTH TELLER + A SHAMAN + AN ORACLE + AI WEIWEI NEVER SORRY DOCUMENTARY BY ALISON KLAYMAN; Catherine L. Johmson;’

Our NATION,
OUR AMERICA,

NEEDS

WARM/MORAL COURAGE ACTIONS!

Enough CHILLING HORRIFIC hypocrisy of elected officials.
“THOUGHTS/PRAYERS” + NRA $$$$ = ?
Thoughts +  prayers will NOT reverse trauma.
GOD did NOT do this and nor did plant life.

THIS IS A CHILLING “MADE IN AMERICA” CREATION.

MOBILIZE WARM ACTIONS.

STOP GUN VIOLENCE KILLINGS.

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FYI:

“WARM”

EXTENDED THROUGH SUNDAY 18 FEBRUARY

https://static01.nyt.com/images/2018/01/05/us/05storm-01ALTSUB/merlin_131861075_ab81464f-32c5-48d7-804f-56a9960839c6-superJumbo.jpg

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HOMELESSNESS

CAN

HAPPEN

TO

ANYONE.”

UNION GOSPEL MISSION

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SILENCE
America, land of the free?
Images of real life tell us the truth.
Have our minds become numb,
mouths paralyzed, avoiding confrontation?
We were put on this Earth
not to hate each other but to love.
understanding fear of those who suffer.
We must not let silence be our sin.
– Kari Irene Musil
Twin Cities based jazz musician/composer and writer

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Keeping empathy suppressed and denied, when an innate action of  humane courage is imperative, is a decision to be silence itself
–  to be complicit.
All of us have been blessed with someone’s humane actions of kindness, when our worlds seemed to have shattered, that fortified our hope, our faith, our courage, our body and mind.
Practicing humanity begins with you and me.
The measure of our character is our capacity to see/reality, empathize/compassion and do the right thing/step UP moral courage.
Recall the times when your world was fragile, and someone’s actions of “SEEING” you and, in turn, they stepped UP and fulfilled your need
– a testament of radiant RADICAL HOPE.

YES?
PAY/PASS IT FORWARD!

CLJ
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/about/

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 VALENTINE’S DAY

THROUGH

SUNDAY 

18 FEBRUARY

 

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*LOWERTOWN*

ST. PAUL

WARMS

ST. PAUL

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OUR WINTERS = BONE SHATTERING COLD

 

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OUR FELLOW ST. PAULITES NEED

HATS / MITTENS / SCARVES / SOCKS

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HONOR YOUR WARM HEART.

 DONATE

WARM!

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NOW

THROUGH

SUNDAY 18 FEBRUARY

@

TWO NORTHERN WAREHOUSE RESTAURANTS

308 PRINCE STREET / LOWERTOWN ST. PAUL

– STATIONS  OF THE ONLY

WARM

DONATION BOXES*

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BLACK DOG CAFÉ *

http://blackdogstpaul.com/

 

+

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KYATCHI *

http://www.kyatchi.com/

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Black Dog Café has served Lowertown with their warm and relaxed presence for over 20 years. They now host a full bar and serves Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner from their scratch kitchen.
They will be serving a special fish offering throughout Lent.

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Kyatchi opened their Lowertown location in December 2017. They offer happy oceans and plate up sustainable ingredients – especially with a focus on sustainable fish and seafood.

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RECIPIENT/DISTRIBUTOR of ITEMS:

UNION GOSPEL MISSION

https://www.ugmtc.org/

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THE WARM BOXES ARE SET UP + WAITING!


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AI WEIWEI
 

ARTIST?
ARTIST!
ARTISTS ARE NOT PEDDLERS.
ARTISTS ARE TRUTH TELLERS.
INTEGRITY.
ARTISTS ARE NOT ENTERTAINERS.
ARTISTS  SEEK +CREATE LENSES.
VISIONARIES.
ARTISTS ARE NOT PROPERTIES.
ARTISTS UPHOLD
  HUMANITY + RAW FREEDOM.
ANGEL/HUMAN/ANIMAL
ARTISTS ARE NOT LEASHED
COMMODITY PRODUCERS.
ARTISTS BREAK OPEN 
SOCIAL + POLITICAL CONVENTIONS.
COURAGEOUS.
Ai Weiwei, Study of Perspective—Tiananmen Square, part of a series (1995–2003) where he gave the finger to landmarks all over the world.<br />
Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, whose installation of ceramic sunflower seeds at the Tate Modern in London a few weeks ago opened to widespread news coverage and glowing reviews, has just been placed under house arrest in Beijing (BBC story and video).<br />
Update: released.
Ai Weiwei, Study of Perspective—Tiananmen Square,
part of a series (1995–2003) where he gave the finger to landmarks all over the world.
AI WEIWEI
NEVER SORRY
DOCUMENTARY
BY
ALISON KLAYMAN
A MUST, ABSOLUTELY MUST WITNESS, SEE DOCUMENTARY!
A DEF WAKE UP  CALL
FOR
PRODUCT$$$BOUND
AMERICAN ARTISTS

Named by ArtReview as the most powerful artist in the world,

Ai Weiwei is China’s most celebrated contemporary artist,

and its most outspoken domestic critic.

In April 2011, when Ai disappeared into police custody for three months,

he quickly became China’s most famous missing person.

First-time director Alison Klayman gained unprecedented access to the charismatic artist,

as well as his family and others close to him,

while working as a journalist in Beijing.

In the years she filmed, government authorities shut down Ai’s blog,

beat him up, bulldozed his newly built studio,

and

held him in secret detention

–while Time magazine named him a runner-up for 2011′s Person of the Year.

Winner of the Special Jury Prize at Sundance 2012,

her compelling documentary portrait is the inside story

of a passionate dissident for the digital age

 who inspires global audiences

and

blurs the boundaries

of

art and politics.

TO ME,
AI WEIWEI
IS THE
 DEFINITION
 OF A
TRUE BLUE, TRUE NORTH
AUTHENTIC,
ALWAYS EVOLVING + MOVING FORWARD
ARTIST.
THE ARTIST IS NOT
 A PEDDLER, A PLEASER, A PLACATER
A PRODUCT MAKER,
THE ARTIST IS
A TRUTH TELLER  + A SHAMAN
+
AN ORACLE.
HUMILITY.
RESPONSIBILITY.
PERSEVERING,
GENIUS.
 
 
TWITTER USED AS AN EFFECTIVE VEHICLE
OF
ART  + FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION
SO AS TO
BREAK OPEN SILENCE
AND
PENETRATE THE FEAR/FORTRESS OF OPPRESSION :

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CATHERINE L. JOHNSON ART

THE ART of CATHERINE L. JOHNSON

CATHERINE L. JOHNSON ART

THE ART of CATHERINE L. JOHNSON