Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Posts Tagged ‘Golden Rule; Catherine L. Johnson;’

VIVA_LA_FRANCE_15NOV2015_NORTHERN_WAREHOUSE_STPAULMN_VICKIEBURGETT

X

X

LOWERTOWN ST. PAUL ARTISTS STAND WITH FRANCE!

X

X

X

Liberté + égalité + fraternité!

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

ON 14 NOVEMBER NIGHT, VICKIE BURGETT, LIGHTING DESIGNER AND FRIEND,
AND I MET ON WABASHA STREET.
I HAD JUST BEEN TO THE “INK SPOT”,
 A ONE OF A KIND PRINTING PLACE FOR ARTISTS/DESIGNERS,
I WAS PURSUING  THE IDEA TO ORGANIZE A “PRINTING”
-LOWERTOWN ARTISTS CREATING POSTERS FOR THE PUBLIC TO SIGN,
AFFIXED TO THE SHOP’S WINDOWS,
AS A TESTAMENT OF OUR SOLIDARITY WITH PARIS,
FOR FRANCE.

X

VICKIE + I WERE IN DIALOGUE ABOUT THE NEED FOR OUR CITY,
THE CAPITOL CITY,
TO SHOW SOLIDARITY WITH FRANCE AFTER THE TERRORIST ATTACKS IN PARIS.
VICKIE AGREED.
SHE HAD JUST FINISHED COMPOSING THE LIGHTING AT THE AMSTERDAM FOR A CLASSICAL VIOLINIST.
 WE TALKED ABOUT HOW THE UPCOMING MULTI-MEDIA EXHIBIT
HUMANLY POSSIBLE: THE EMPATHY EXHIBITION” @ INSTINCT ART GALLERY
http://www.instinctmpls.com/upcoming/
WHERE SEVERAL OF MY WORKS CREATED FROM 2005 TO PRESENT WILL BE FEATURED,
HAS BECOME MORE RELEVANT AND HAS GREATER CURRENCY/IMPACT
IN CONTEXT OF THE HORROR OF PARIS THE NIGHT BEFORE:
EMPATHY-HUMANLY POSSIBLE.

 

 

X

TONIGHT, I WALKED BACK TO MY LOFT,
AND, VICKIE  HAD CREATED A POIGNANT + POWERFUL LIGHT INSTALLATION
ON OUR BUILDING, THE NORTHERN WAREHOUSE, 308 PRINCE STREET, ST. PAUL.
SHOWN ABOVE.
THE COUER/COURAGE BRILLIANT COLORS OF FRANCE EMBLAZONED
ON OUR HARBOR OF CREATIVITY.

X

I  IMMEDIATELY CALLED HER AND ASKED: YOU?!
SHE ANSWERED: YES!

X

IT WAS UP FOR ONLY A FEW HOURS
– BEAUTY, LIKE TRAGEDY, CAN OCCUR IN MOMENTS -AND, ITS MARK IS FOREVER.

X

THE ENERGY OF SOLIDARITY WAS MADE CLEAR!

 

X

THANK YOU VICKIE!

VIVA LA FRANCE!

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

HUMANLY POSSIBLE: THE EMPATHY EXHIBITION  @ INSTINCT
is relevant and its currency
has risen exponentially due to the horrific murders in Paris.
Fear/hate devours our humanity.
The killings triggered an ocean of solidarity, empathy, and calls for accountability
—but, also triggers the risk of an unreasoned backlash that will compound the tragedy
– suffered by Paris, Beirut and any human who is deemed not human and murdered.
Hate cannot defeat hate. 

X

X

X

Photograph taken @ 9 pm with my Samsung 6 smartphone.

 

 

 

Read Full Post »

PINETREEHOPE_2005_23x15_CATHERINELJOHNSON   Pine Tree: HOPE                                                                  Catherine L. Johnson  2005X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

In commemoration of Hurricane Katrina.

Ten years ago,
the devastating impact/decision making of our American government
revealed to the world 
 the existence of  our raw systemic/structural injustices of race and poverty,
and,
the American delta city of New Orleans,
renown for its heart; charm; fleur-de-lis and creative genius,
was the irreversible graphic image/evidence of this irrefutable fact.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane_Katrina 

X

X

X

X

X

Early in the morning on August 29, 2005,

Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast of the United States.

When the storm made landfall, it had a Category 3 rating on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale

it brought sustained winds of 100–140 miles per hour

–and stretched some 400 miles across.

https://i0.wp.com/www.usnews.com/cmsmedia/72/66/88efca514a77814bb74d1938a509/150827-katrinamodule-editorial.jpg

https://i0.wp.com/news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2005/09/photogalleries/hurricane_katrina_aftermath/images/primary/katrina_flood_32.jpg

https://nationalpostcom.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/katrina-7.jpg?w=620&h=420

http://s3.reutersmedia.net/resources/r/?m=02&d=20140602&t=2&i=902446034&w=644&fh=&fw=&ll=&pl=&sq=&r=LYNXMPEA510RO

X

X

X

X

X

New Orleans,

in turn,

showed the world the meaning of

resilience

and

the spiraling life force

of

what it means to prevail

no matter the tempest

like the pine tree.

X

X

X

X

X

The healing and restoration is still a clarion, a spiraling force, moving forward

as a mighty river, a heal/thy artery that fuels the  body & soul.

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

In the week following

the physical/psychic horror and inhumanity,

I created the Pine Tree: HOPE series

as a luminous prayer for/to

hold up to the light

the survivors in that time of deafening despair + terror.  

The work calls out Martin Buber’s distinction between

the I-Thou relationship

and

the I-It relationship.

The sacred Thou in all.

No we v. the other.

The practice of the Golden Rule which is empathy.

X

X

X

The first

Pine Tree: HOPE 2005

 was exhibited at

Holly Hunt, Minneapolis,

from September- December 2005.
Christine Hartman,
 General Manager of Holly Hunt, Minneapolis,
selected the work for the showroom.

 

X

X

X

X

X

X

The Pine Tree: HOPE  2005 (above) will on exhibit at

INSTINCT ART GALLERY,

http://www.instinctmpls.com/
21 November- 15 January 2016,
in the EMPATHY exhibition.

X

X

X

Please click twice on the image to enlarge.

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Blessings to all who prevailed and who endured profound losses and grief.
You are not forgotten.
Your RISE is the dawn of amazing GRACE.

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Allen Toussaint – The Bright Mississippi 
 
Allen Toussaint – piano and vocal
Don Byron – clarinet
Nicholas Payton – trumpet
Marc Ribot – acoustic guitar
David Piltch – upright bass
Jay Bellerose – drums and percussion
Brad Mehldau – piano
Joshua Redman – tenor saxophone

Read Full Post »

CATHERINE L. JOHNSON ART

THE ART of CATHERINE L. JOHNSON

Michele Needs a Kidney

How can someone help?

CATHERINE L. JOHNSON ART

THE ART of CATHERINE L. JOHNSON