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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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NOW 12 PAINTINGS -19 AUGUST 2013 + UPDATED UNTIL THE 50th ANNIVERSARY OF MARTIN LUTHER KING’S MARCH on WASHINGTON- 28 AUGUST + THE HUMANITY PORTFOLIO 2013 + CATHERINE L. JOHNSON + WHATCOLOROFSKINDOYOUWEAR/WHATCOLOROFSKINDOYOUFEAR + HUMANITY: BLOOD IS RED IS BLOOD RED + HUMANITY: WHATCOLORISKINDISWHATCOLOR

THE HUMANITY PORTFOLIO
2013
 

 CATHERINE L. JOHNSON

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WAHTCOLOROFSKINDOYOUWEAR CATHERINE L. JOHNSON 2013;Catherine L. Johnson; WHATCOLOROFSKINDOYOUFEAR                   CATHERINE L. JOHNSON 2013

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RESPECTREQUIRESTRUSTEQUALITYANDEMPATHY CATHERINE L JOHNSON 2013; CATHERINE L. JOHNSON;  RESPECTREQUIRESTRUSTEQUALITYEMPATHY  CATHERINE L. JOHNSON 2013 

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WHITEWASH/ LIARSBELIEVEONLYTHEIRTRUTH CATHERINE L JOHNSON 2013; CATHERINE L. JOHNSON;  WHITEWASH/LIARSONLYBELIEVETHEIRTRUTH     CATHERINE L. JOHNSON 2013

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NAMEMEHOWYOUSEEMENAMEMEFORWHOIAM CATHERINE L. JOHNSON 2013; CATHERINE L. JOHNSON;
NAMEMEHOWYOUSEEMENAMEMEFORWHOIAM   CATHERINE L. JOHNSON 2013 

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SLURSCARSDEEPWOUNDS CATHERINE L JOHNSON 2013;CATHERINE L. JOHNSONSLURSSCARSDEEPWOUNDS                               CATHERINE L. JOHNSON 2013 

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WHATCOLORISARACISTISWHAT CATHERINE L JOHNSON 2013;catherine L. Johnson;WHATCOLORISARACISTISWHAT                   CATHERINE L. JOHNSON 2013 

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 BLOODISREDISBLOODRED             CATHERINE L. JOHNSON 2013

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HUMANITY: BLACKSERVEDCIVILLYBLUE CATHERINE L JOHNSON 2013; CatherineL. Johnson; SERVEDCIVILLYBLACK+BLUEINVISIBLEPEOPLE   CATHERINE L. JOHNSON 2013 

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WHATCOLORISKINDISWHATCOLOR CATHERINE L JOHNSON 2013; Catherine L. Johnson;   WHATCOLORISKINDISWHATCOLOR          CATHERINE L. JOHNSON 2013

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LABELTHECOLOROFLIFELABELLIFECOLOR CATHERINE L JOHNSON 2013: Catherine L. Johnson;LABELTHECOLOROFLIFELABELLIFE                  CATHERINE L. JOHNSON 2013

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HUMANITY PORTFOLIO: AREYOUARACISTDOYOUKNOWARACISTAREYOU CATHERINE L JOHNSON 2013; CATHERINE L. JOHNSONAREYOUARACISTDOYOUKNOWARACISTAREYOU  CATHERINE L. JOHNSON 2013 

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AREYOUSCAREDIAMSACREDCANYOUSEE CATHERINE L JOHNSON 2013:Catherine L. Johnson;
   AREYOUSCAREDIAMSACREDCANYOUSEE           CATHERINE L. JOHNSON 2013

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PLEASE CLICK TWICE ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE

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PAINTING #1 MEASURES 14.5″ H x 25″ W
PAINTING #2 MEASURES 13.5″ H x 31″ W
 PAINTING #3 MEASURES 14.5″ H x 30.5″ W
PAINTING #4 MEASURES 12″ H x 32″ W
PAINTING #5 MEASURES 18.5″ H x 12.5 ” W
PAINTING #6 MEASURES 12″ H x 25″ W
PAINTING #8 MEASURES 24″ H x 15″ W
 PAINTING #7, #9, #10 MEASURE 11″ H x 30″ W
PAINTING #11 MEASURES 12″ H x 25.5 ” W
PAINTING #12 MEASURES 21″ H x 13.5 ” W

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To view the remaining original works in

THE HUMANITY PORTFOLIO,

please click on links below:
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2013/08/24/now-13-paintings-23-august-2013-updated-until-the-50th-anniversary-of-martin-luther-kings-march-on-washington-28-august-the-humanity-portfolio-2013-catherine-l-johnson/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2013/08/29/fifteen-paintings-28-august-2013-the-humanity-portfolio-28-august-2013-the-50th-anniversary-of-the-march-on-washington-for-freedom-jobs-rev-dr-martin-luther-kings-i-have-a-dream-s/

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Any dominant culture in a society
has shaped optics
that sees the world
exclusively
according to
THEIR values + THEIR needs
-which are then translated into external structures:
systems, institutions, consciousness,
semiotics and laws
that upholds a specific
crystallized
worldview.

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And, then there is the “other”,
the outside, the foreign, the feared,
that does not resonate
with the dominant culture’s optics.
The “other” is deemed invisible; less than, aberrant; threatening, etc.
A dynamic is established to keep the “other” blind, begging and blamed.
The “other” can be in multiples in a society,
yet,
their presence is cancelled.

WHITEWASHED.

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The shaped optics are rigid
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are held with a tight, death grip
-blindly, gripping
because of the terror of dissolution
of  the withstanding power matrix
-the  signifier identity of a dominant culture.
No dialogue.
No empathy.
No courage.
No invitation to the table,
 welcoming and praising
of how God’s gifts
are shaped in  a wide +  deep spectrum
of diverse blooms.
 A dominant culture sees their optics and practices as right,
and
cannot empathize with the “other”.
There is no incentive/motivation/purpose
to understand,
participate
and
acknowledge
the reality of the “other”.

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Losing control is a visceral FEAR of a dominant culture
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judgement of  the “other”
is a practice of differentiating the “other”
that  protects the  exclusivity/privilege
upheld by the the dominant culture.

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The dominant culture defines normal.

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The dominant culture does not have to be the majority of a population.

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The shaped optics are a contortion/distortion
that becomes imprinted
in the heart and spine of the individual
and
the society as whole.
The practice of  the other “wishing” they had the bluest eye;
did not limp; did not live in a chair;
did not wear the color of skin they were born in
sows the cruel seeds of inhumanity.

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The dominant culture steals freedom  of one’s birthright:
breath.
Yahweh.
Inhale.
Exhale.
8.
And, then there is an exquisite r/evolution
where  the humanity of humanity
seizes
and
the breath of life expands.
Calling out the truth.
Calling out the truth.
Calling out the truth.

I SEE YOU.

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CATHERINE L. JOHNSON
ARTIST 

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( PLEASE SEE THE “ABOUT” PAGE IN THIS WORDPRESS.)
 

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CATHERINE L. JOHNSON ART

THE ART of CATHERINE L. JOHNSON

CATHERINE L. JOHNSON ART

THE ART of CATHERINE L. JOHNSON