MISSISSIPPI RIVER CHALLENGE 20TEN! 24/25 JULY 2010
MRC 20TEN PADDLER PREMIUM:
My SPARROW prints are a Mississippi River Challenge 20TEN
fundraising paddler's premium AND are a prayer of solidarity with ALL of life in the the Gulf Coast.
SPARROW prints- a set of three separate images
DEDICATED AS A PRAYER FOR THE RESTORATION
OF THE GULF COAST
$500 premium level for one set- four sets donated
Each image printed on 8 x 10, heavy
weight, acid free Strathmore paper
and signed by the artist.
Artist: Catherine L. Johnson
Artist statement and meaning of the SPARROW prints
as her MRC 20TEN donation:
HIS EYE IS ON THE SPARROW
MAHALIA JACKSON: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eM_JRAPSwVM
"Every action should be considered like a prayer."
The MRC 20TEN is an action, a 44 mile action, downstream...toward the
Mississippi River's delta, the who dat New Orleans, the resilient home
town of jazz- THE American music. JAZZ IS LIFE/LIFE IS JAZZ!
of my paddle will create a current of life in the waters of Old Man
River dedicated to all in the Gulf Coast. Each swing of my paddle in
the mighty river will join the water's song and create a gospel song of
we hear your cry in the night and day of the BP oil disaster.
And we stand and march with and for you...once again.
Please fuel my dedication to the Mississippi River and my 44 mile
action as a prayer for the restoration of the Gulf Coast.
The SPARROW 2010 series came to life in response to the fragility, the sirens, the uncertainty and the cherished revelations of life: the suddenness of choking despair in tragedy to the suddenness of passion, joy and lull when simply hearing the living voice of a beloved.
The earthquake that shattered Haiti was in a sudden moment. Compassion sang in as a song and an action. Stepping up into the rhythm and cry of life is the dance, the hymn, the weave, the blues, the laughter, the wail, the morning, the night, the water and the music of the odyssey. I believe the continuous gentle shower of compassion and tenderness, listening with awe and kindness astounds fear so love can be released, rise and breathe wide and deep. Where there has been neglect and scars the heart has thorns, whisper a gentle garden. Love can be an implosion, an internal earthquake...
...and love and loving can be a mighty/gentle river, a course of waters that restores, protects, renews and forever changes your heart, body and soul.
My gift of the SPARROW prints is a gesture of love and compassion to ALL the life that was and continues to be damaged and destroyed by the BP oil disaster throughout the Gulf Coast....and to ALL that prevails, overcomes and soars to a new river of life.
Blessings and may God be with you...
I think us Minnesotans living beside the birth place of the mighty Mississippi River and those paddling its waters can lift the sorrows of our neighbors downstream. The MRC 20TEN is an action, a 44 mile action, downstream...toward the Mississippi River's delta, the who dat New Orleans, the resilient home town of jazz- the American music. JAZZ IS LIFE/LIFE IS JAZZ. Let's create the current of life for all in the Gulf Coast, a gospel song of we hear your cry in the night and day of the BP oil disaster and we stand and march with and for you.
Artist's back story:
Catherine L. Johnson's residence and studio is two blocks away from the Mississippi River.
"The Mississippi River is my love. Period.
A/live current of life."
She has has received prestigious international and national awards for her art including: NYC's P.S. 1 International Studio Residency (one of forty-one artists worldwide selected to participate),the Bush Artist Fellowship and nominated three times for the exclusive Joan Mitchell Artist Fellowship program.
Johnson's work is in corporate and private collections nationwide including: Target Corporation; Center for International Health;Region's Hospital's Holistic Healing Wing;Fairview Southdale Hospital; Piper Jaffray; Araz Group; St. Paul Travelers; Holtkoetter International; Dakota Jazz Club;..and featured in Hunter Douglas' on-line catalog: http://www.hunterdouglas.com/photo-gallery.jsp?so=tn
Catherine L. Johnson's
art is represented by Calvin Charles Gallery, Scottsdale
Yes, the artist will be paddling* in the MRC 20TEN-
this will be her third MRC!
*Old Town Cayuga YELLOW 11' kayak- my wingsonwater
PLEDGE NOW: http://www.mississippiriverchallenge.org/profiles/31045070
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