Its been a busy exciting and overwhelming week so far. I'm still riding on cloud nine from hearing one of the best journalist of our time...Amy Goodman!
She was here for the annual ACLU fund-raising dinner and my daughter said Al Sharpton spoke at St. Stephen Church on Sunday...and Julia Butterfly Hill was here yesterday at Bellarmine University. When I first heard a radio story on Hill when she was still up in Luna, the tree, I was on my way to work and had to pull over to the side of the road because the story, the dedication and the sacrifice, moved me to ball like a baby. The other time a radio story had this effect on me was listening to Regina Carter cuts from her cd Paganini: After the Dream. I didn't hear Sharpton or Hill but the fact all 3 dynamos where in the city so close together, puts some jazzy joy in my heart.
I'm going to hang 3 pieces (Cilium 2, Crowbonics: The Scroll, Crowbonics: The Prayer) in a pop-up group exhibit on Friday for trolley hop and then for the month of November I'll have about 8-10 pieces at the Iroquois branch library. This coincides with the release of poet Makalani Bandele's debut publication, Hellfightin' (Mud Man, my brother, did the cover). Bandele will be doing a reading at the branch and myself and one other artist will be present to talk about our art forms afterwards. I don't know the details really, so I'm rolling with the flow for the most part.
Wishing you peace and joy, beloved...