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 PINETREEHOPE- originaltogiclee_2005_23x15_CATHERINELJOHNSONPINETREEHOPE- originaltogiclee_2005_23x15_CATHERINELJOHNSONPine Tree: HOPE                                                                    Catherine L. Johnson  2005 

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PINE TREE: HOPE 2005 
is dynamic, changing/alternating in color/saturation
depending on the ambient/source of the light
and
the position of viewer in relation to the work.
Intimate. Revelatory. Evanescent. Epiphanic.

 

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O God, give us the serenity to accept what cannot be changed,
The courage to change what can be changed,
And the wisdom to know the one from the other

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Reinhold Niebuhr (1892–1971)
American theologian, ethicist, public intellectual,
commentator on politics and public affairs, and professor.

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SERENITY/ COURAGE TO CHANGE / PRAYER

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God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
The courage to change the things I can,
And the wisdom to know the difference.

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xen·o·pho·bi·a
ˌzenəˈfōbēə,ˌzēnəˈfōbēə/
noun:

xenophobia

1.) intense or irrational dislike or fear of people from other countries.

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Americans have the moral courage to challenge xenophobia.
Americans have the wisdom to change the practice of xenophobia.

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We are Americans.

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Our fundamental values does not uphold/tolerate hate or fear.
America does not teach hate or fear.
Or, do we?
Americans protects the value of human dignity and equal rights for all.
Americans cherishes our legacy as a country that was created
by refugees and immigrants.
Or, do we?

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America was/is an innovation

-an ongoing experiment/improvisation of freedom.

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Americans was/is a testament of hope as a concept and hope as an action,
a truth and an offering of light over darkness.
Remember, Americans, about what defines America?

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America is HOPE,

a harbor of HOPE and is the light of HOPE.

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 Pine Tree: HOPE 2005 

http://www.mnartists.org/artwork/pine-tree-hope-2005
will be shown in HUMANLY POSSIBLE: THE EMPATHY EXHIBITION.

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INSTINCT ART GALLERY

HUMANLY POSSIBLE: THE EMPATHY EXHIBITION

OPENS 21 NOVEMBER 2015 –  CLOSES 16 JANUARY 2016
http://www.instinctmpls.com/upcoming/
https://www.facebook.com/instinctartmpls/
940 NICOLLET MALL, MINNEAPOLIS

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Music/art are universal balms/emollients, a solace for wounded souls
– and unifies one with all.

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I offer you the halcyon of John Coltrane’s PEACE ON EARTH:
John Coltrane – soprano, alto and tenor saxophones, bass clarinet, percussion
Alice Coltrane – piano
Pharaoh Sanders – alto and tenor saxophones, bass clarinet, percussion
Jimmy Garrison – bass
Rashied Ali – drums
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqyznfmsPukX
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2013/01/10/peace-on-earth-john-coltrane-live-in-japan-1966-2508-japan-meditatations-catherine-l-johnson-2011/

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Charles Lloyd and Billy Higgins

an excerpt from  the documentary HOME
about the making of the recording
” Which Way Is East”
monsters of subtlety and oceans of the heart
My go to for beauty and solace when I  my heart is punctured from a blow- 
sustaining a bruising hurt and recovering toward balance.

Charles’ and Billy’s true simpatico is beauty and their music is pure.
Their sound is my tuning fork of deliverance:
open, improvisational, welcoming, moving and resonating with the depths of my marrow and soul.
The joy is authentic, alive, and the courage of their motion forward into the unknown is wondrous.
God, grant me the serenity to accept
the things I cannot change,
Courage to change the things I can,
And wisdom to know the difference.

Let go. Let God.

LISTEN

EXPERIENCE

DISCOVER

EXPERIMENT

IMPROVISE

LIVE

LOVE

BREAK OPEN

PLAY

LET GO

 

RE-BOOT

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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