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President Barack Obama’s speech

from

2008

when he was Senator Obama and a presidential candidate:   

‘A More Perfect Union,’

this speech addressed the issues of racism in America.

President Obama NAMED our America.

T/his speech was made eleven years ago in Philadelphia.

T/HIS speech is

RELEVANT / RAW CLEAR SIGHT

NOW!

YES, DO WATCH.

 

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ELEVEN YEARS LATER,

“WHITE SAVIOR”

TELLS OUR AMERICA’S

REALITY

YES, DO WATCH.

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TEN YEARS LATER,

THIS
IS
AMERICA

YES, DO WATCH.

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https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=88478467

The following is a transcript of the remarks of Democratic Illinois Sen. Barack Obama, delivered March 18, 2008, in Philadelphia at the Constitution Center. In it, Obama addresses the role race has played in the presidential campaign. He also responds to criticism of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, an unpaid campaign adviser and pastor at Obama’s Chicago church. Wright has made inflammatory remarks about the United States and has accused the country of bringing on the Sept. 11 attacks by spreading terrorism.

“We the people, in order to form a more perfect union …” — 221 years ago, in a hall that still stands across the street, a group of men gathered and, with these simple words, launched America’s improbable experiment in democracy. Farmers and scholars, statesmen and patriots who had traveled across an ocean to escape tyranny and persecution finally made real their declaration of independence at a Philadelphia convention that lasted through the spring of 1787.
The document they produced was eventually signed but ultimately unfinished. It was stained by this nation’s original sin of slavery, a question that divided the colonies and brought the convention to a stalemate until the founders chose to allow the slave trade to continue for at least 20 more years, and to leave any final resolution to future generations.
FRESHDRIEDBLOODIAMHUMAN                                                              Catherine L. Johnson 2013

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NEW BREED LEADERS,

PLEASE NAME/TELL THE TRUTH.

TRUTH IS INTEGRITY.

NAMING BREAKS THROUGH

DENIAL / OBFUSCATION / SHELL GAMES / COLLUSION.

FREEDOM.

ADAPT.   IMPROVISE.   OVERCOME.

NOW.

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“Courage is not supplementary but central

to the enterprise of truthtelling.”

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GoldBirdSONG 

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Please click for further information:

http://www.mnartists.org/artwork/goldbirdsongs-1-7-2016

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The works resonated with
spectrograms of bird songs:
 graphs that show you the frequency, or pitch, of a sound,
its loudness, and how these change over the course of the sound;
 electrocardiograms of the heart: 
recordings of the electrical activity of the heart
over a period of time 
and
polygraphs of a lie detector tests that records:
the person’s breathing rate, the person’s pulse, 
the person’s blood pressure and the person’s perspiration. 

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PLEASE CLICK ON EACH IMAGE TO ENLARGE

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GoldBirdSONG_#1_2016_CATHERINELJOHNSON_edited-1GoldBirdSONG #1                                                                         Catherine L. Johnson  2016

 

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GoldBirdSONG_#2_2016_CATHERINELJOHNSON_edited-1GoldBirdSONG #2                                                                      Catherine L. Johnson 2016

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GoldBirdSONG_#3_2016_CATHERINELJOHNSON_edited-1GoldBirdSONG #3                                                                   Catherine L. Johnson 2016   

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GoldBirdSONG_#4_2016_CATHERINELJOHNSON_edited-1GoldBirdSONG #4                                                             Catherine L. Johnson 2016

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GoldBirdSONG_#5_2016_CATHERINELJOHNSONGoldBirdSONG #5                                                                   Catherine L. Johnson 2016

 

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GoldBirdSONG_#6_2016_CATHERINELJOHNSON_edited-1GoldBirdSONG #6                                                                 Catherine L. Johnson 2016

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GoldBirdSONG_#7_2016_CATHERINEL.JOHNSON_AGoldBirdSONG #7                                                                       Catherine L. Johnson 2016

 

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BREATHING.

LISTENING.

HEART BEAT.

NATURE.

SENSORY/ SENSUOUS.

A/LIVE.

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https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2016/01/04/the-writings-herhymns-be-brave-lullaby-i-thou-poem-a-lullaby-for-a-lover-catherine-l-johnson-interdisciplinary-artist-humanly-possible-the-empathy-exhibition-instinct-art/

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERACreSCENTwATerMoON                                                                      Catherine L. Johnson   2009

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“HERHYMNS: BE BRAVE Lullaby”

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BE BRAVE.

I AM NOT AFRAID.

I WILL SING TO YOU,

A SONG OF BEAUTY

SINGING LIGHT + GRACE

BE BRAVE.

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Hush Hush Hush dear little one Hush Hush

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The silver crescent moon shines bright.

Silver, silver crescent moon smiles light.

The silver crescent moon sees you day and night.

Silver crescent moon, up so high, sings to you in the starlight.

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Hush Hush Hush dear little one Hush Hush

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You are wrapped in love’s kind warmth tonight.

I kiss your soft cheeks, hands and feet to your smiling delight.

You feel loved and safe – cuddled and cradled in my arms tight.

I wrap your sweet body, tenderly, in my arms- by candlelight.

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Hush Hush Hush dear little one Hush Hush

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The moon knows your name in the deep dark blue of midnight.

The stars know your name in the soft blue evening of twilight.

The sun knows your name in the shining yellow dawn of daylight.

I know your name ALL through and through the day and night.

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Hush Hush Hush dear little one Hush Hush

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The silver moon and shiny stars sing, dear little one, time to sleep.

The trees’ branches hold thousands of nests for little birds to sleep.

The Earth we stand on in the day is a gift of a nighttime bed to sleep.

My heart is your moon and my arms are your nests to sleep.

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Hush Hush Hush dear little one Hush Hush

BE BRAVE.

I AM NOT AFRAID.

I WILL SING TO YOU,

A SONG OF BEAUTY

SINGING LIGHT + GRACE

BE BRAVE.

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Catherine L. Johnson

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Written/performed @ INSTINCT Art Gallery’s

“ONE HUNDRED LULLABIES FOR SYRIAN REFUGEES”

5 December 2015  
Collaboration and accompanied by Lars-Erik Larson /composer + percussionist
HERHYMNS: BE BRAVE Lullaby was based on the original painting HERHYMNS: BE BRAVE  2013
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2015/11/08/humanly-possible-the-empathy-exhibition-instinct-art-gallery-21-november-2015-16-january-2016-herhymns-be-brave-2013-catherine-l-johnson-singing-is-a-balm-to-the-distressed/

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HERHYMNS: BE BRAVE                                                                       Catherine L. Johnson   2013

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Call_and_ Response_ Frequency-and-Resonance_2008_CATHERINELJOHNSON_VISUAL_I_ThoU_poem_2011Call/Response                                                                             Catherine L. Johnson  2004

 

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I /ThoU- a lullaby for a lover

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Come to me with your coal and diamonds:

with your armor and secrets;

with your sweet water;

with the vast blue sky in your mouth and ear;

with your worn and eternal humanity; and

with your desire to open your blood 

to love. 

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Come to me with your root and veins:

in mud and debris;

in fear and bitterness;

in uncertainty and tears;

in shreds and shame; and

in belief and faith

to love.

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Come to me with your hands open:

to breathe;

to fall;

to rise;

to break open; and

to speak and sing

to love.

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Come to me with touch and a soft candle:

for no language;

for music;

for unbound universes;

for unmade bed cathedrals; and

for joy 

to love.

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Come to me to release the divinity:

of all the colors and tastes and sounds of true blue;

of once excruciating scars;

now of nourishing and unspeakable sex;

of gentle caress; and

of being found

to love.

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As a gospel song of freedom,

I will respond the same

for you.

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 Catherine L. Johnson
24 June 2010
For _________.

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Please click on the images to enlarge.

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INSTINCT ART GALLERY

21 NOVEMBER 2015 – 16 JANUARY 2016

Tuesdays- Saturdays: 12 Noon – 5 pm
http://www.instinctmpls.com/current/
https://www.facebook.com/instinctartmpls/
940 NICOLLET MALL, MINNEAPOLIS

 

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“The path to empathy”– by Mary Abbe, Art Critic for Minneapolis Star Tribune.
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2016/01/02/review-humanly-possible-the-empathy-exhibition-instinct-art-gallery-the-path-to-empathy-by-mpls-star-tribune-art-critic-mary-abbe-published-new-year-s-day-2016/
Published: New Year’s Day 2016

 

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BIZ_CARD_ICANFEEL_CATHERINELJOHNSON_2015

ABOUT THE ARTIST: https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/about/ 

 

 

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REVIEW_MARY ABBE_HUMANLY_POSSIBLE_THE_EMPATHY_SHOW_PUBLISHED_MPLS_STRIB_1JAN2016__CORRECTED
*My original painting: FRESHDRIEDBLOODIAMHUMAN  2013
My work needs an actual encounter- an experience WITH the work- is the revelation.
Note the link below.

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Please click TWICE on the REVIEW: “The path to empathy” to enlarge

 

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Please click on links below to view
a few of my original pieces selected for the

HUMANLY POSSIBLE: THE EMPATHY EXHIBITION

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https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2015/12/16/icanfeel-your-wings-2015-icanfeel-your-skin-2015-icanfeel-your-soul-2015-tripych-catherine-l-johnson-artist/

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https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2015/12/11/iwishiknew-2011-catherine-l-johnson-mindless-menace-of-violence-robert-f-kennedy-5-april-1968-humanly-possible-the-empathy-exhibition/

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https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2015/11/28/humanly-possible-the-empathy-exhibition-instinct-art-gallery-mpls-herhymns-forgive-i-will-give-catherine-l-johnson-2012-thelonious-monk-dont-blame-me-1966-livedenmark/

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https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2015/11/20/pine-tree-hope-2005-catherine-l-johnson-serenitycourage-to-changeprayer-xenophobia-america-wasis-an-innovation-an-ongoing-experimentimprovisation-of-freedom-humanly-possible-the-empa/

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*https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2015/11/14/humanly-possible-the-empathy-exhibition-instinct-art-gallery-21-november-2015-16-january-2016-freshdriedbloodiamhuman-2013-catherine-l-johnson-the-humanity-port/

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https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2015/11/08/humanly-possible-the-empathy-exhibition-instinct-art-gallery-21-november-2015-16-january-2016-herhymns-be-brave-2013-catherine-l-johnson-singing-is-a-balm-to-the-distressed/

 

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2016/01/04/the-writings-herhymns-be-brave-lullaby-i-thou-poem-a-lullaby-for-a-lover-catherine-l-johnson-interdisciplinary-artist-humanly-possible-the-empathy-exhibition-instinct-art/

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INSTINCT ART GALLERY

21 NOVEMBER 2015 – 16 JANUARY 2016

Tuesdays- Saturdays: 12 Noon – 5 pm
John Schuerman, Director/Curator
612-240-2317
http://www.instinctmpls.com/current/
https://www.facebook.com/instinctartmpls/
940 NICOLLET MALL, MINNEAPOLIS

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PRESS RELEASE: HUMANLY POSSIBLE: THE EMPATHY EXHIBITION
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/humanly-possible-the-empathy-exhibition-instinct-art-gallery-21-november-2015-16-january-2016-press-release/

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BIZ_CARD_ICANFEEL_CATHERINELJOHNSON_2015

ABOUT THE ARTIST: https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/about/

 

 

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“Pine Tree: An Appeal to Heaven” Catherine L. Johnson 1998 + “Winter solitude – in a world of one color the sound of wind.” Matsuo Bashō (松尾 芭蕉) + “Real poetry is to lead a beautiful life. To live poetry is better than to write it.” Matsou Bashō (1644-1694) + WINTER SOLSTICE 21 DECEMBER + DARK + LIGHT + HEART/JOY!

 

14476 Ross FefercornPine Tree: An Appeal to Heaven                        Catherine L. Johnson  1998

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Winter solitude –
in a world of one color
the sound of wind.

Matsuo Bashō (松尾 芭蕉)

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“Real poetry is to lead a beautiful life.

To live poetry is better than to write it.”

Matsou Bashō (1644-1694)

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King’s College, Cambridge
  Christina Rossetti (poem/lyrics)  Gustav Holst ( composer)
 In the Bleak Midwinter
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hs9-Sxf9j4

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For further information on the custom fine art prints
from
Catherine L. Johnson’s
original paintings,
please click:

 

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