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BLUEbluE_#1_2022_CATHERINELJOHNSONInto THEBLUEbluE #1        Catherine L. Johnson  2022

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BLUEbluE_study_29SEPT2022_CLJ29 September 2022

 

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Please click on link: Richie Havens / FREEDOM  – beautiful

https://youtu.be/rynxqdNMry4

 

 

 

“Richie Havens used his music to convey messages of brotherhood and personal freedom. Cutting his teeth on the fertile ’60s music scene of Greenwich Village and interpreting tunes by Bob Dylan, he gained even more notoriety after opening the Woodstock festival on August 15, 1969.

The festival was off to a shaky start—several hours after the scheduled kickoff time, not a note of music had been played. Organizers convinced Havens to go on stage alone with his guitar and entertain the hundreds of thousands waiting for the music to begin. Each time he tried to finish his set, he found himself being talked into going back out. But after two hours and 45 minutes of playing, Havens ran out of material.

So he improvised.

Over the intensely rhythmic strum of his own acoustic, Havens composed a festival-inspired song called “Freedom” on the spot (building on a snatch of the traditional “Motherless Child”). The tune was immortalized in the Woodstock film, and Havens has been performing it ever since. “I feel that it doesn’t belong to me anyway,” he said in 2002. “It belongs to everything that made it come out.”

The accomplishment Havens was most proud of, however, was co-founding the award-winning, multi-cultural, children-run organization called the National Guard. With chapters across the country, it teaches kids to take charge of their own communities, assesses local ecological needs and provides hands-on participation. When asked how we can become more engaged, Havens told us, “Start on a local level. What’s wrong in your own community? What can be repaired and improved? Solving problems on a local level first can lead to a national network of growth and change.”

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SHOW

improvisational HUMANITY

in crisis

ACTIONS not thoughts

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Please read


https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2022/09/29/desantis-florida-hurricane-ian-biden/


‘A liberal is a conservative who has been mugged by hardship’

…Some might be tempted to stick it to the Florida governor, who has abused his power when it comes to asylum seekers, LGBTQ youths and pregnant women. Why help him when he has no interest in helping vulnerable people? But we do not do that in this country.

 

Similarly, after Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky decried federal pandemic aid to states as “blue state bailouts,” some might have wanted to tell Kentuckians, whose state receives more money from the federal government than it pays in taxes, that they’re on their own in cleaning up the wreckage from powerful tornadoes that swept the state last year. But again, that’s not how America operates

‘misery can be humbling’

 
Catherine

 

 

 

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PINE_TREE_HOPE_15x12_2005_CLJPine Tree: HOPE   Catherine L. Johnson  2005

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Pine Tree: HOPE 

a series

Catherine L. Johnson

2005

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 This original mixed-media painting on board measures:

15″H x 12″W

The above original painting is available for acquisition.

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Pine Tree: HOPE,

original works and custom fine art prints,

were acquired and are installed

in corporate and private art collections nationwide

– for example

an original was commissioned for Center of International Health,

 a  custom fine art print was a purchased gift for M/Fairview Southdale Hospital.

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In the week following

the physical/psychic horror and inhumanity of

Hurricane Katrina,

I created the Pine Tree: HOPE series

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2015/08/29/early-in-the-morning-on-29-august-29-2005-hurricane-katrina-struck-the-gulf-coast-of-the-united-states-pine-tree-hope-2005-catherine-l-johnson-allen-toussaints-the-bright-mississippi/

as a luminous prayer

for / to

hold up to the light

for/to

the survivors

in their time of

deafening despair + terror.  

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The work calls out Martin Buber’s

distinction

between

the I-Thou relationship

versus

the I-It relationship.

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The sacred Thou in ALL.

Not we v. the other.

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QueenEII_sermon_Archbishop of Canterbury

19 September 2022

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby told attendees of the Queen’s state funeral

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CHOICES

We do NOT choose

the

how / when / where

we enter the world,

yet,

we do makes choices.

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The choices we make

with

the

how / when / where

becomes our lives,

the story of our lives.

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MOBILE_1b_2022_CATHERINELJOHNSONMOBILE: 1b                      Catherine L. Johnson  2022

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‘MOBILE: 1b‘  

 

Catherine L. Johnson

2022

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 graphite pencil, silver iridescent ink, and white paint on heavyweight cream BFK RIVES

original drawing measures:

20.5″H x 16″W

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‘MOBILE: 1a‘  

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2022/09/05/1109-mobile-1a-catherine-l-johnson-2022-mobile-freedom-justice/

 


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MOBILE.

The definition of mobile is

someone or something

that is moving,

able to move,

or

is being moved.

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MOBILE.

FREEDOM.

JUSTICE.

MOBILE.

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‘SPARROW’

a series of original mixed-media works

2010

 

Please click on the links below to VIEW/experience the original works:

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2020/03/09/909-9-march-2020-golden-rule-do-unto-others-as-you-would-have-them-do-unto-you-sparrow-2010-catherine-l-johnson-breath-1997-catherine-l-johnson/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2014/11/12/sparrow-fly-my-heart-free-catherine-l-johnson-2010-deafening-despair-call-and-response-the-sparrow-is-a-symbol-of-the-beloved/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2012/04/29/the-hall-of-lament-no-words-necessary-call-and-response-the-reponse-was-visceral-powerful-and-crying/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2016/03/24/the-soul-should-always-stand-ajar-my-birdhouse-all-are-welcomed-documented-undocumented-birds-no-walls-chirp-very-chirp-freedomfreedomfreedom-freedom-chartreuse/

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‘BREATH’

a series of original mixed-media paintings

1997

 

Please click on the link below to VIEW / experience one of the original works:

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2016/12/04/694-breath-1997-catherine-l-johnson-energy-vibration-breakthroughs-revolutions-when-i-was-5-the-archangel-gabriel-visited-me-at-4-am-yahweh/

 

 

 

 

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CATHERINE_StPaulBIKEclassic_Sept2000_edited-1

2000

St. Paul BIKE CLASSIC

ME @ THE FINISH LINE!!!!!

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The Polaroid documents

the triumph of me

+

ALL who said

YES!

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BACK STORY:


26 May 1999
THR RIGHT hip

reconstruction / replacement / prosthetic implant

> victory surgery>

surgeon, Dr. Rodney Peterson,

was not sure IF I had enough bone…

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‘You would need 2 lie back @120 degrees for 8 weeks post-op

2 make sure the prosthetics would meld 2 the remaining bone.’

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Dr. Peterson said I needed a hands on deck post-op community

b4 he would sign off.

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On the spot,

in the examining room,

I announced:

I will create

Catherine’s Courageous Compassion Circle

w concentric spheres of loving kindness + support:

  Gold / Silver / Bronze / Canine Rings!

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SEPTEMBER 2000
Dear friend, Anne Hunt, was key organizer of the St. Paul BIKE Classic.

I MUST DO IT!

Called my brother Bill 2 see IF he thought it was wise 4 me to participate.

“Yes!

U can always STOP if the pain/swelling…”


OVER THE MOON

THRILLING EXPERIENCE:

I finished!

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The joke:

I always wore Certainly Red💄!

Amazon.com : Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick, Certainly Red 740 : Beauty &  Personal Care

NOTE:

a tube in the essential bag!

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The THR was a REVOLUTION 4 my body

– challenging because my body’s congenital tectonic plates were forever altered.
Ten years of adjustment followed…
I was ALWAYS a swimmer.
The night b4 this MONUMENTAL high RISK surgery,
my beloved Uncle Bob (Dr. Robert ‘Bob’ Cottor) was WITH me.
I swam laps at 4am on the morning of the surgery

– BREATH / WATER / BREATHE / RELEASE.

3 months AFTER the THR,
I took YMCA deep water classes with my GIANT swollen post-op hip!
After 4 weeks of being a student,

I became a certified YMCA instructor!



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I was all ready 2 GO

for the

St. Paul BIKE CLASSIC 2022

scheduled on

11 September 2022.

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 Yet,

torn lateral and medial meniscus

on 22 July

in my left knee 

followed by surgery on 26 August

altered that hope plan.


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I created FOUR

(cardinal directions)

original works

the day after

11 September 2001

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The works were exhibited on the

1st anniversary

at an ecumenical service hosted by the

Wayzata Community Church

– offering a balm,

an honoring,

and

a communal commemoration.

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To view the work and learn about the event, please click on link below:


https://catherineljohnson.art/2021/02/09/11september2001-a-cantata-for-healing/

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11September2001_Rose_CantataforHealing_2001_CLJ_WP4

11SEPTEMBER2001  Catherine L. Johnson 2001

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MOBILE_#1_ 2022_CATHERINELJOHNSON_1MOBILE: 1a                      Catherine L. Johnson  2022

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MOBILE: 1a  

 

Catherine L. Johnson

2022

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 graphite pencil, silver iridescent ink, and white paint on heavyweight cream BFK RIVES

original drawing measures:

20.5″H x 16″W

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MOBILE.

The definition of mobile is

someone or something

that is moving,

able to move,

or

is being moved.

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MOBILE.

FREEDOM.

JUSTICE.

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‘SPARROW’

a series of original mixed-media works

2010

 

Please click on the links below to VIEW/experience the original works:

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2020/03/09/909-9-march-2020-golden-rule-do-unto-others-as-you-would-have-them-do-unto-you-sparrow-2010-catherine-l-johnson-breath-1997-catherine-l-johnson/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2014/11/12/sparrow-fly-my-heart-free-catherine-l-johnson-2010-deafening-despair-call-and-response-the-sparrow-is-a-symbol-of-the-beloved/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2012/04/29/the-hall-of-lament-no-words-necessary-call-and-response-the-reponse-was-visceral-powerful-and-crying/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2016/03/24/the-soul-should-always-stand-ajar-my-birdhouse-all-are-welcomed-documented-undocumented-birds-no-walls-chirp-very-chirp-freedomfreedomfreedom-freedom-chartreuse/

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‘BREATH’

a series of original mixed-media paintings

1997

 

Please click on the link below to VIEW / experience one of the original works:

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2016/12/04/694-breath-1997-catherine-l-johnson-energy-vibration-breakthroughs-revolutions-when-i-was-5-the-archangel-gabriel-visited-me-at-4-am-yahweh/

 

 

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FALLING_FALLING_HEART_#1_2022_CATHERINELJOHNSONFALLING FALLING FALLING HEART: first    Catherine L. Johnson  2022

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FALLING_FALLING_2nd_SHAPESHIFT_1982_CLJFALLING FALLING FALLING HEART: second    Catherine L. Johnson  2022

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FALLING_FALLING_3rd_SHAPESHIFT_1982_CLJFALLING FALLING FALLING HEART: third    Catherine L. Johnson  2022

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FALLING FALLING FALLING HEART:

first/ second/ third 

Catherine L. Johnson

2022

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 graphite pencil and white paint on heavyweight cream BFK RIVES

each original drawing measures:

20.5″H x 16″W

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shapeshifting

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From a Croatian book of tales,

Sixty Folk-Tales from Exclusively Slavonic Sources

the fable entitled

“The she-wolf”

tells of a huge she-wolf with a habit

of turning into a woman from time to time

by taking off her skin.

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Shapeshifting

has symbolic significance,

like the Beast’s transformation in

Beauty and the Beast

demonstrates Belle’s ability

to accept him

despite his appearance.

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When a shapeshift form is taken on

involuntarily,

the thematic effect can be one of confinement and restraint;

the person is bound to the new form.

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Voluntary shapeshifting

can be a means of escape and liberation.

Even when the form is not undertaken to resemble a literal escape,

the abilities specific to the form allow

the character to act in a manner

that was previously

impossible.

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My shapeshift

When I was alive

as a girl child

my lower body was entombed in

heavy white plaster casts

and

I moved with wood crutches,

my dream life was my reality.

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I could/would

FLY:

FALLING_FALLING_SHAPESHIFT_1982_CLJ

The above is a partial text  from my written MFA thesis.

Mason Gross School of the Arts / Rutgers University.

I did NOT follow the formal thesis guidelines:

the requisite expository format.

My thesis was composed as a ‘composition’

of HOW a creative mind works

– not linear.

My creative exploration coalesces

multiple fields of thought/experience:

multi-spheric.

 

 

My graduate advisers

(Leon Golub, Lauren, Ewing, Martha Rosler)

 backed and advocated

my unique presentation.

We triumphed

– a new precedent was established!

My written thesis was published

and

is in the Rutgers University Library.

 

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My drawings of my

TULIPS

have become

HEARTS

–  the nascent bud opening, opening,

OPENING to FULL blooming:

WONDER + AWE

 

 

Note:

the TULIP drawings

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‘bring A/ B/ C’

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2022/08/07/1107-bring-a-b-c-catherine-l-johnson-2022-in-the-beginning-and-in-the-becoming/

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‘WHITETULIP: pureRESPECT’

‘WHITETULIP: purePURE‘

‘WHITETULIP: pureATONE‘

‘WHITETULIP: pureINNOCENCE‘

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2022/07/13/1103-whitetulip-purerespect-2022-catherine-l-johnson-redemption-song-1979-bob-marley-our-humanity/

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‘WHITE TULIP TRIPTYCH’

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2022/07/21/1104-white-tulip-triptych-2022-catherine-l-johnson-diaries-of-a-young-poet-1929-rainer-maria-rilke-m-fairview-southdale-hospital-hallway/

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BRYAN_CATHERINE_13AUGUST2022

13 August 2022

 

SHAPESHIFT

Bryan, dear man,

was the

 YES top drawer in BIKE sales

who assisted me purchasing

my first MOUNTAIN BIKE

at

Tom Wichelmann’s BIKE SHOP.

 

BEAUTIFUL + YESSSSS

after other BIKE SHOPS directed me to tricycles!

 

Bryan’s SHAPESHIFT:

 TOP drawer in bike sales

to

EMS and FIREFIGHTER / St. Paul!

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This afternoon,

I was on TWO wheels

–  not a bike.

On a wheel + chair!

TEMPORARY!

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Our encounter

was after I had wheeled for 3.5 miles

along the Mississippi River

with my K9 Zachary

attached to the chair.

 

As I was rolling UP Broadway,

a FIRETRUCK was parked!

 

A firefighter at the wheel of the fire truck

JUMPED out

when he saw me!

BRYAN!

 

 

 

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in the beginning and in the becoming

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bring_A_2022_CATHERINELJOHNSON_bring A       Catherine L. Johnson  2022

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bring_B_2022_CATHERINELJOHNSON_bring B       Catherine L. Johnson  2022

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bring_C_2022_CATHERINELJOHNSON_bring C       Catherine L. Johnson  2022

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in the beginning and in the becoming

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bring A/ B/ C

Catherine L. Johnson

2022

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 graphite pencil and erasures on heavyweight cream BFK RIVES

original drawing measures:

20.5″H x 16″W

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Note:

‘WHITETULIP: pureRESPECT’

‘WHITETULIP: purePURE‘

‘WHITETULIP: pureATONE‘

‘WHITETULIP: pureINNOCENCE‘

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2022/07/13/1103-whitetulip-purerespect-2022-catherine-l-johnson-redemption-song-1979-bob-marley-our-humanity/

 

 

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Deep listening is an act of surrender.

 

We risk being changed by what we hear.

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The CHANDELIER drawing  Catherine L. Johnson  2006

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For further information on ‘The Chandelier Drawing’, please click on link below:

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2012/12/11/the-chandelier-drawings-you-can-cage-the-singer-but-not-the-song-this-is-dedicated-to-all-who-have-been-shut-down-andor-shut-out-you-sing-you-sing-you-sing-you-sing-you-sing-you-sing/

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TAKETHECROWN_USCONSTITUTION_22JAN2021_CATHERNELJOHNSON_WPTAKETHECROWN:usCONSTITUTION                    Catherine L. Johnson 2021

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For further information on ‘TAKETHECROWN’, please click on link below:

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2021/01/22/983-we-the-people-prevailed-takethecrownusconstitution-catherine-l-johnson-2021/

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Deep listening is an act of surrender.

We risk being changed by what we hear.

Listening does not grant the other side legitimacy.

It grants them humanity—and preserves our own.

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Courageous Listening

https://cac.org/daily-meditations/courageous-listening-2022-07-26/

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Joni Mitchell @ Newport 24 July 2022!

SUBLIME!

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2022

AMERICAN

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Summer Laughingstock Theater

presenting

#45 🍊’s cuck·oo·ing COUP!

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What the January 6 Committee Might Have Been: News: The Independent  InstituteCASTING CREW

aka

🇺🇸 Congress’ Columbo / Luther / Jane Tennison / Cassie Stuart

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AUDITIONS!!!

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#45 🍊 aka DJ Trump

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Audio: Trump says he spoke to a 'loving crowd' at Jan. 6 rally - The  Washington Post

 

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More outtakes from Trump’s Jan. 7 speech

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2022/07/22/trump-jan-6-speech-outtakes-bloopers-satire/

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Josh Hawley aka PUMP fist then PUMP flee

 

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Josh Hawley is selling a "not a pro-riot mug," which also is a copyright  violation | Boing Boing

 

 

Jan. 6 video shows cowardly Josh Hawley running from rioters | The Kansas  City Star

Top 30 Muybridge GIFs | Find the best GIF on Gfycat

 

VERSATILITY:

solidarity for #45🍊’s armed base

becomes

OMG here come the #45🍊’s armed base

Hawley’s concession stand merch and  Hawley’s concession FLEEEEEEE

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Diet Dr. Pepper and Sidney Powell

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Dr Pepper Goes Viral for Unintentional 'Product Placement' During Sidney  Powell's Jan. 6 Hearing

 

Lawyer Sidney Powell takes a drink from a can of Diet Dr Pepper during her video deposition on Capitol Hill on July 12, 2022, in Washington, D.C.

 

SPONSORSHIP!

CHUG, CHUG-A-LUG, CHUGGING for Dr. Pepper sponsorship

– a non-consensual product placement.

GR8 audition of HOW TO GASLIGHT

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Steve Bannon aka #45🍊’s 2shirted ‘WHISPERER’

Bannon's escape plan: how the Trump strategist is trying to dodge prison |  Steve Bannon | The Guardian

scary and scary

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guilty of contempt for defying January 6 committee subpoena

 

 Steve and his 2shirts were indicted by a federal grand jury in November

after he blew off October deadlines

for producing the documents and testimony

the committee had subpoenaed. 

 

No #45🍊 executive privilege for Steve Ban On.

Oopsy daisy, Steve

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Rudy Giuliani aka pussy catsI will drink to that’

Rudy Giuliani Cites Hilariously Discredited '2000 Mules' Film As Reason He  Can't Be Disbarred - Above the LawAbove the LawX

 

 

#45🍊’s lexicon with lots of meanings

Gifs

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187 minutes

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NO SHOW

to the

 January 6, 2021

🇺🇸PRESIDENTIAL🇺🇸

ACCOUNTABILITY + ACTION

audition!

 

 

The period of a little more than

 THREE HOURS

as the #45🍊 rioters aka domestic terrorists

unfolded in the US Capitol 

that the House select committee has argued that

#45🍊was derelict

in his presidential duties and his presidential oath

to uphold the Constitution

and

CALL OFF HIS COUP.

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AUDITIONS TBC in SEPTEMBER!!!

I nominate a collaboration of:

SPIKE LEE and JANE CAMPION

as

director, screenwriter, and producer

4 the FALL + PLUNDERING GRACE SEASON!

 

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THANK YOU

Jan. 6 committee hearing Monday features 'big lie' testimony | wusa9.com

IMPORTANT information: https://january6th.house.gov/

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2016 audience fox tv rocky horror picture show movie theater trending #GIF  on #Giphy via #IFTTT http://gph.is/2dtJzXr | Fox tv, Rocky horror, Rocky  horror picture

 

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WHITE_TULIP_TRIPYCH_2022_CATHERINELJOHNSON

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original drawings:

‘WHITE TULIP TRIPTYCH’

 

Catherine L. Johnson

2022

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white Pablo Caran d’Ache pencil on heavyweight archival periwinkle blue paper

Each original drawing measures:

26″H x 18.5″W

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HALLWAY_FAIRVIEW
The original drawings will be scanned and translated into exclusive, site-specific, custom fine art prints.
Each fine art print for the

WHITE TULIP TRIPTYCH

will measure:

33”H x 23”W

 

The final presentation of the art, the framed in clear natural maple, will each measure:

40″H x 30″W

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INSTALLATION SITE:  left side M/Fairview Southdale Hospital HALLWAY

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CATHERINE L. JOHNSON

ARTIST SONIC / VISUAL COEUR POET / WRITER SEE/SEA BEAUTY DETECTIVEPRIEST / ACTIVIST/ SACRED TRUTH-TELLING INTEGRITY RADIANCE

CATHERINE L. JOHNSON

ARTIST SONIC / VISUAL COEUR POET / WRITER SEE/SEA BEAUTY DETECTIVEPRIEST / ACTIVIST/ SACRED TRUTH-TELLING INTEGRITY RADIANCE