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SACRED/LISTEN

For Charles Lloyd + Dorothy Darr

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SACRED/LISTEN #1   ICON (9″H x 4″W)   For Charles + Dorothy   9 March 2018

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BLES/SINGS

to
THE BDaY EIGHT OH! SHAMANMAHN,

CHARLES LLOYD!

YOUR SONICS are the DIVINING ROD,

the water + the brilliance,

of  

riSING SUBLIME LOVE

an epiphanic CATHEDRAL shining,

FLOWing,

with irreplaceable

SACRED JOY + SOLEMN LIGHT!

 

with
 OCEANICLOVEAFFECTION
to
CHARLES + DOROTHY,
XX oo CATHERINE

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https://secure.static.tumblr.com/8ff2f1c33f5e163b1ffe7420e87fe524/8tkjdqk/OgIo173tg/tumblr_static_tumblr_static_254i8uwjedesw00g4sc0w00so_640.gif

 

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http://www.mnartists.org/artwork/sacredlisten-1-2-3-4
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2017/03/15/721-15-march-ides-of-march-charles-lloyds-sevennine-birthday/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2016/02/08/charles-lloyd-mpls-snow-blizzard-to-charles-divine-fire-charles-sacred-sonics-with-the-collective-genius-of-bill-frisell-reuben-rogers-eric-harland-2-february-2016-the-dakota-aka-low/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2015/08/02/charles-lloyd-dorothy-darr-catherine-l-johnson-30-june-2015-lowell-picketts-living-room-aka-the-dakota/X
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2015/03/22/charles-lloyd-charles-lloyd-new-quartet-jason-moranreuben-rogerseric-harland-village-vanguard-15-march-2015-radical-empathy-nyt-nate-chinen-charles-lloyd-nea-jazz-master-charle/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2014/03/15/ides-of-march-charles-lloyd-76-nephew-will-15-031514hb-15-march-2014/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2013/10/03/catherine-l-johnson-joy-sacred-birds-charles-lloydbilly-higgins-free-birds-free/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2013/03/14/charles-lloyd-75th-birthday15-march-the-ides-of-march-2013-music-is-a-healing-force-temple-of-dendur-the-met-jason-moraneric-harlandreuben-rogers-gr8-joy/

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SACRED/LISTEN #2              (19″H x 12.75″W)                               Catherine L. Johnson   2018

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SACRED/LISTEN #3                   (19″H x 12.75″W)                          Catherine L. Johnson   2018

 

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SACRED/LISTEN #4            (19″H x 12.75″W)                                    Catherine L. Johnson   2018

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9 March/GREEN Line>DAKOTA/meet Michele Jansen/FlyAnnoint in Charles’s SUBLIME sonics

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9 + 11 March 2018 @ Lowell’s “LIVING ROOM” aka DAKOTA          SACRED/LISTEN

 

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Yes, Charles, I was

THERE...

ALWAYS. ALL WAYS.
Thank you. Yes, absolutely. Forever.
Of course, Master Billy Higgins was DANCING!!!!!

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CHARLES_DOROTHY_CATHERINE_DAKOTA_30JUNE2015Dorothy Darr + Charles Lloyd + Catherine L. Johnson, me!,
in the Dakota’s Green Room
@ Lowell Pickett’s “Living Room” (affectionately named by Charles) aka The Dakota.

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Michele Jansen, dear friend and station manager of KBEM/88.5 FM
and my dear brother/vascular surgeon were with me the first night!
The next night was shared with  friends Peter, visual artist, and Lars-Eric Larson, drummer
– their FIRST experience/witnessing of  Charles’ sonics as traveling white light.

 

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Define kindness.
Dorothy + Charles.
Define the warmth of an open heart.
Dorothy + Charles.
Define the delight of being with dear individuals that define the majesty, song and sweetness of humanity.
Dorothy + Charles
Define the visceral and palpable love/intimacy between two lovers whose internal oceans create a hymn.
Dorothy + Charles.
Define gratitude, amazing grace, affinity, resonance and a blue moon of  the synergistic sublime.
When I first experienced + met Charles and Master Billy Higgins at Lowell’s former “living room” waaaay over a decade ago.
And, then I met the remarkable + ethereal  Dorothy.
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2013/10/03/catherine-l-johnson-joy-sacred-birds-charles-lloydbilly-higgins-free-birds-free/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2011/09/14/monsters-of-subtlety-and-oceans-of-the-heart-charles-lloyd-and-billy-higgins/ 

 

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Define the  translation of sacred, sublime beauty.
Charles Lloyd’s sonics.
Define an adventure, a flight through a night sky and the luminosity of  morning’s dawn.
Charles Lloyd’s sonics.
Define the continuous  rushing waters of an unseen river.
Charles  Lloyd’s  sonics.
Define breathing the fragrance  of a communion of beauty that is both a wilderness and a child’s wonder.
Charles Lloyd’s sonics.
Define the healing  balm of art and my choice of sonics in the OR.
Charles Lloyd’s sonics.
Define the capacity to intuit the creative genius of other musicians,
and when performing together calls out the divinity within each musician.
Charles Lloyd’s ensemble of astounding musicians.

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https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2015/06/16/i-breathe-it-is-the-way-i-breathe-charles-lloyd-interviews-ornette-coleman-interview/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2015/03/22/charles-lloyd-charles-lloyd-new-quartet-jason-moranreuben-rogerseric-harland-village-vanguard-15-march-2015-radical-empathy-nyt-nate-chinen-charles-lloyd-nea-jazz-master-charle/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2014/09/24/fyi-improvisation-the-automatic-message-instinct-art-gallery-charles-lloydbilly-higgins/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2013/03/14/charles-lloyd-75th-birthday15-march-the-ides-of-march-2013-music-is-a-healing-force-temple-of-dendur-the-met-jason-moraneric-harlandreuben-rogers-gr8-joy/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2013/03/13/the-dakota-11-march-2013-charles-lloyd-with-eric-harland-reuben-rogers-the-sky-trio-and-special-guest-gerald-clayton-pure-music-no-boxes-revelations/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2012/01/07/sonic-artists-create-music-not-music-boxes/

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HEAVENINMYMOUTH_2012_DOROTHYDARR_CHARLESLLOYD_30JUNE2015_CATHERINELJOHNSON

My offering to Charles and Dorothy: an original painting  HEAVENINMYMOUTH  2012
http://www.mnartists.org/artwork/heaveninmymouth-0

 

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CHARLESLLOYD_LOWELLPICKETT_JULIANBOND_30JUNE2015

Charles’ presence was further heightened by the poignant presence of  the first light hurricane lamp of civil rights activist,
Julian Bond, with his wife Pam.
It was beautiful to have the radiant presence of these two revolutionary souls, two men, at once,
-constellations of breaking through to new vistas of symphonic harmonics of humanity,
together-one on stage and the other receiving.
Both messengers of the beyond and spiraling toward.
Lowell as the conduit.
I spoke to Julian Bond and he reminisced knowing my relatives Harris and Clare ( Emmy Lou) Wofford.
Harris worked closely with the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., as his civil rights attorney.
Mr. Bond told me to continue to press forward with my work- which many times addresses social justice issues.

 

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2015/03/09/selma-bloody-sunday-50th-anniversary-2015-rev-dr-martin-luther-king-jr-s-speech-how-long-not-long-harris-wofford-what-i-saw-at-selma-today-my-dear-friends-presence-as-a-fami/

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Julian Bond 

Former N.A.A.C.P. Chairman and Civil Rights Leader

14 January 1940 – 15 August 2015

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/17/us/julian-bond-former-naacp-chairman-and-civil-rights-leader-dies-at-75.html?_r=0
http://www.freep.com/story/news/columnists/rochelle-riley/2015/08/16/julian-bond-legacy-new-leaders-stepping/31817851/
http://www.ajc.com/news/news/local-govt-politics/reactions-to-bonds-passing-come-from-region-nation/nnLCf/

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Thank you to Andrea Canter, Jazz Police photographer, to capture our reunion without a flash!
We beamed any way!

 

 

 

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“THE AUTOMATIC MESSAGE”

@INSTINCT CLOSES 11/o1/14

http://www.instinctmpls.com/current/

Wed-Fri 12-6pm, Sat 11-5pm | 612.208.0696

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“There is no such thing as a good painting about nothing.”

 Adolph Gottlieb and Mark Rothko, 1943

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“WHAT YOU SEE IS BASED ON WHO YOU ARE

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YOUR WILLINGNESS TO ENVISION/IMAGINE BEYOND WHAT YOU KNOW.”

Catherine L. Johnson, 2014

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perception [per-sep-shuh n]

noun

1.

the act or faculty of perceiving, or apprehending by means of the senses

or of the mind; cognition; understanding.

2.

immediate or intuitive recognition or appreciation, as of moral, psychological,

or aesthetic qualities; insight; intuition; discernment:

an artist/viewer/collector of rare perception.

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CLICK TWICE ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE + EXPLORE + EXPERIENCE

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TREE:FIRE CRESCENT PORTFOLIO 2014 CATHERINE L. JOHNSON; CATHERINE L. JOHNSON;

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FIRE CRESCENT XVI 2014 CATHERINE L. JOHNSON;; CATHERINE L. JOHNSON;FIRE CRESCENT XIV                                                                                                          Catherine L. Johnson 2014

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TREES Yellow Night: RISE II  2012 CATHERINE L. JOHNSON; CATHERINE L. JOHNSON;

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Yellow Night: RISE II 2012 CATHERINE L. JOHNSON; CATHERINE L. JOHNSON;Yellow Night: RISE  II                                                                                                      Catherine L. Johnson  2012

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TREES MOON Aerial: MINES 2012 CATHERINE L. JOHNSON; CATHERINE L. JOHNSON;

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MOON Aerial: MINES  2012  CATHERINE L. JOHNSON; CATHERINE L. JOHNSON;MOON Aerial: MINES VIII                                                                                                          Catherine L. Johnson   2014

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FOR COMPLETE VISUAL INFORMATION ON

THE THREE PORTFOLIOS

@INSTINCT

PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINKS BELOW.

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FIRE CRESCENT 2014:

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2014/05/09/new-work-fire-crescent-portfolio-i-xvi-2014-catherine-l-johnson-fire-crescent-portfolio-i-xvi-2014-catherine-l-johnson/

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MOON Aerial: MINES 2012:

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2012/09/10/moon-aerial-mines-ix-2012-14h-x-11-5w-catherine-l-johnson/

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Yellow Night: RISE 2012:

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2012/09/10/yellow-night-rise-i-xi-2012-9-75h-x-7-5w-catherine-l-johnson-2/

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MEREDITH MONK – DOLMEN MUSIC
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNacNzhcNZI

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Listen/ ENVISION

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IMAGINE/Listen

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I dedicate my offerings in THE AUTOMATIC MESSAGE exhibition to:
the late Dr. Mark B. Coventry; my late parents;
my heart family, who sustain me and are my hurricane lamps,
and
to my collectors
whose refined sensibilities could hear
the song, hymn and gospel of my art.

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A special thank you to Peter Hannah; Justin Hedstrom; Jim Ross;

Michele Jansen; Kevin Barnes; John Schuerman;

Martina Priadka; Brittany Wallman and Lowell Pickett.

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FYI: 8 DAYS REMAINING: “THE AUTOMATIC MESSAGE” @ INSTINCT CLOSES 1 NOVEMBER 2014 + VENUS TRANSITS ACROSS THE SUN 2012 + Yellow Night: RISE Portfolio + ARTIST/CATHERINE L. JOHNSON

https://i0.wp.com/www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/styles/800x600_autoletterbox/public/images/657111main_1-SOT_120606_venus_ca_nc_yellow_001_color_full.jpg

VENUS TRANSITS ACROSS THE SUN 5 JUNE 2012

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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7U5VbasKr4X

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https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2012/06/08/venus-transitstransits-venus-desire-travelstravels-desire-love-shiftsshifts-love-sex-inspiresinspires-sex/

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CLICK TWICE ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE + EXPLORE + EXPERIENCE

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Yellow Night; RISE III 2012 CATHERINE L JOHNSON; CATHERINE L. JOHNSON;Yellow Night: RISE III                                                                                                    Catherine L. Johnson  2012

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 Yellow Night: RISE 

(March-April 2012)

I-XII

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2012/09/10/yellow-night-rise-i-xi-2012-9-75h-x-7-5w-catherine-l-johnson-2/

2012

Mixed Media on board

  Each 9.75″ H  x  7.75″ W 

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CATHERINE L. JOHNSON

 

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INTERNAL UNIVERSE/EXTERNAL UNIVERSE

THE DIVINING ROD OF THE ARTIST

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The Yellow Night: RISE portfolio

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emerged FOUR months

in advance of the brilliant + breathtaking

Venus transit across the Sun.

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The resonance and the echo

of my

improvisational composition 

was not informed

by

 any knowledge of the

upcoming temporal event

in our  shared

Universe.

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Yet,

my art was/is a stunning

private harbinger

of what was to become

a global experience

in the vault of our heavens.

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MY ART IS A HARBINGER.

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MY ART PRESENTS THE

RADAR + SONAR OF MY SENSES:

THE SONG IS HEARD IN THE DISTANCE,

A PEARL RISES + TAKES SHAPE

ALL

FROM THE HEIGHTS + DEPTHS OF MY SOUL.

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Listening, listening listening to the sound

of the silver clarion, hymn, gospel + murmur within me…

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The Yellow Night: Rise portfolio

is a visual symphonic poem

of the beauty + mystery

of  our internal + external galaxy.

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Listen

 

CATHERINE L. JOHNSON

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The Automatic Message

@INSTINCT ART GALLERY

@904 Nicollet Mall

Wed-Fri 12-6pm, Sat 11-5pm | 612.208.0696

 http://www.instinctmpls.com/current/

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FYI: THE EXHIBITION CLOSES

SATURDAY 1 NOVEMBER @ 5 PM

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FOR COMPLETE VISUAL INFORMATION ON

THE THREE PORTFOLIOS

@INSTINCT:

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FIRE CRESCENT 2014:

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2014/05/09/new-work-fire-crescent-portfolio-i-xvi-2014-catherine-l-johnson-fire-crescent-portfolio-i-xvi-2014-catherine-l-johnson/

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MOON Aerial: MINES 2012:

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2012/09/10/moon-aerial-mines-ix-2012-14h-x-11-5w-catherine-l-johnson/

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Yellow Night: RISE 2012:

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2012/09/10/yellow-night-rise-i-xi-2012-9-75h-x-7-5w-catherine-l-johnson-2/

 

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Listen

 

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I dedicate my offerings in THE AUTOMATIC MESSAGE exhibition to:
the late Dr. Mark B. Coventry; my late parents;
my heart family, who sustain me and are my hurricane lamps,
and
to my collectors
whose refined sensibilities could hear
the song, hymn and gospel of my art.

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A special thank you to Peter Hannah; Justin Hedstrom; Jim Ross;

Michele Jansen; Kevin Barnes; John Schuerman;

Martina Priadka; Brittany Wallman and Lowell Pickett.

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HOME
adverb

16.

to, toward, or at home: to go home.
17.

deep; to the heart: 
“The truth of the accusation
 struck home.”
 
 
 
 

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BELOW IS THE 

GUN

 OWNED
BY THE 29 YEAR OLD

 NEIGHBORHOOD

WATCH

VOLUNTEER

NAMED
GEORGE
 
WHICH 
 
KILLED
THE UNARMED 
17 YEAR OLD BOY
 
NAMED
TRAYVON
 
IN THE EVENING OF
26 FEBRUARY 2012
IN FLORIDA
-AN
AMERICAN CITY
 
 
 
IN THIS AMERICAN STORY OF GUN VIOLENCE,
THE  BOY WAS WEARING BLACK SKIN.
THE  BOY WAS WEARING A HOODIE.
THE BOY WAS WALKING ON A STREET.
THE BOY WAS RETURNING TO A HOME
FROM A CONVENIENCE STORE.
THE BOY WAS CARRYING  HIS PURCHASES:
CANDY + TEA.
 
 

THE BOY NEVER CAME HOME.

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THE CHILD WAS KILLED
IN THIS CASE
BY 
THE

ARMED

NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH VOLUNTEER

ON A RAINY EVENING
IN A CITY, A NEIGHBORHOOD
THE BOY’S FATHER CALLED

HOME.

THE

NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH VOLUNTEER

DID NOT WATCH FOR THE BOY’S SAFETY

IN RETURNING HOME.

HE KILLED THE BOY.

 
 
 
 
 

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IN THIS AMERICAN STORY
OF GUN VIOLENCE,
ONE BULLET
THROUGH
THE
 
 

HEART

KILLED
ONE
YOUTH’S
 LIFE,
STOLE AN AMERICAN LIFE + FUTURE STORY,
 DEVASTATED A FAMILY,
REVEALED WHAT/WHOSE
“STAND YOUR GROUND”
LAWS
PROTECT
AND/OR
ARE FOR
AND
“PROFILED”
THE HORRIFIC/HEARTBREAKING
STORIES
OF
GUN VIOLENCE
AMERICA, HOME, HOME ON THE RANGE
WITHOUT
ROY ROGERS/GENE AUTRY
” THE WILD WEST COWBOYS”
TO THE WORLD.
 
 

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THIS KILLER
WAS
ACQUITTED.
 

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THIS KILLER
HAS HIS
GUN
BACK.
 
 
 
 

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WHEN ARE AMERICANS

 GOING TO
STOP
 
 USING
 GUNS + GUN LAWS
 
TO
OVER POWER 
THEIR
OWN
 INTERNAL

 

FEARS?

 
 

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FEAR/WATCH
 
WATCH/FEAR
 
 
 

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CHILDREN + ADULTS
ARE
DEAR
LIVES
NOT
TARGET PRACTICE.
 
 
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NO MATTER
IF THEY ARE
 YOUR
FEAR:
WEARING
BLACK, BROWN
AND/OR
WHITE 
SKIN.
THEY ARE DEAR.
 
 
 
 
 
RIGHT?
RIGHT?
 

 

 

 

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HOME,HOME
ON THE RANGE….
 
RIGHT?
RIGHT?

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HOME,
HOME
ON
THE
RANGE
WHERE…
AND
 WHERE
CHILDREN
CAN OR CANNOT
PLAY….
AND
ARE OR ARE NOT
A SPORT
FOR SOMEONE’S 
BIAS/FEAR.
 
 
 
 
 
ROY ROGERS + GENE AUTRY  
 
 
 

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I DO NOT WANT VOLUNTEER KILLINGS IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD
THE GROUND/HOME I STAND ON, WALK ON, PLAY ON, BREATHE UPON.
 
 
 
 

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HOME
adverb

16.

to, toward, or at home: to go home.
17.

deep; to the heart: 
The truth of the accusation
 struck
 home.
 
 

 

 

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TEACH YOUR CHILDREN WELL

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young 

 
 
THANK YOU TO MICHELE JANSEN,
STATION MANAGER OF KBEM.
 
 

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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