Monday, November 21, 2011

Another Small Piece of 2′ x 4′ Painting

“Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you – they’re supposed to help you discover who you are.”
–Bernice Johnson Reagon

Small Piece of 2′ x 4′ Painting
Acrylic on Canvas

I finished this painting over the weekend, but it was dark and the flash photo didn’t turn out well.  I’ll share it with you as soon as I have some daylight to take pictures in.  (I usually work dark to dark this time of the year, so it may be a few days.)

Is everybody ready for Thanksgiving?   We are having dinner with friends, as we have for the last eight years.  I’m bringing pie.  :)

For over four decades Bernice Johnson Reagon has been a major cultural voice for freedom and justice. An African American woman’s voice, a child of Southwest Georgia, a voice raised in song, born in the struggle against racism in America during the Civil Rights Movement of the 50s and 60s, she is a composer, songleader, scholar and producer.

Scholar and Teacher – Perhaps no individual today better illustrates the transformative power and instruction of traditional African American music and cultural history than Bernice Johnson Reagon, who has excelled equally in the realms of scholarship, composition, teaching and performance.

Dr. Reagon was the featured speaker at Mount Zion Baptist Church in Seattle, Washington for a Martin Luther King Jr. celebration. The Seattle Times published a great review: “Freedom singer delivers civil-rights lessons in Seattle”.

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