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Gender & Genius: Women in Séance Carla Rae Johnson First Monday Salon Monday, March 5, 2018 6:00-8:00pm BeanRunner Café & Gallery 201 S. Division Street Peekskill, NY 10566 In honor of Women’s History Month and the 8 year anniversary of First Monday Salons, the BeanRunner Café and Gallery present Carla Rae Johnson speaking about her “Séance Series” from a feminist perspective. In the year 2000, Carla Rae Johnson embarked on a series of “séances” to bring together her favorite individuals. Imagine Bessie Smith at the piano with Beethoven. Picture Emily Dickinson playing chess with Marcel Duchamp. What would Anne Frank discuss with Albert Schweitzer? “Séance,” an exhibition by artist Carla Rae Johnson, stages imaginary meetings between inspiring individuals who never met during their lifetimes. Carla Rae will share her insights into the participants she has gathered together. Yes, she has a feminist agenda! Whether or not you have had a chance to visit this exhibition at the Fine Arts Gallery of Westchester Community College in Valhalla, you will enjoy this visual/verbal presentation followed by an open-ended Q & A! Join us for an informative evening, an interesting presentation, a lively discussion, and great food! Have a sandwich, salad, beer, wine, coffee, or a delicious desert! The BeanRunner’s food and beverages will be a perfect accompaniment to our evening’s conversations! First Monday Salons are hosted by Carla Rae Johnson and are free and open to the public. Carla Rae Johnson - Bio Carla Rae Johnson is a 2017 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow in Drawing, a 2005 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow in Sculpture, and a 1990 recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant. Her work has been exhibited in solo, invitational, and curated shows in museums and galleries nationally and in New York City. Works by Carla Rae Johnson have been reviewed in The New York Times, The Village Voice, The New Haven Register, The Journal News, and The Times Herald Record. Carla Rae Johnson has a Master of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Iowa. Her exhibition “Séance” will continue at the Fine Arts Gallery: 3rd Floor of the Hankin Academic Arts Building of Westchester Community Gallery in Valhalla, NY until March 10. Gallery Hours: Mon-Sat 10-3 Thurs. 4-6 pm.

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hi Carla Rae, when Tom Fink was here, we spoke about you, RK

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Next Sunday! Hope to see you at the reception: Reception: 3-5 on January 21st Westchester Community College Fine Arts Gallery (see map) Academic Arts Building 3rd Floor I will be giving an artist’s talk in the gallery on Wednesday, February 21st from 11am-1pm. I am posting a campus map. Enter the West Gate and go straight to park in Parking Lot #4 (green dot). Walk uphill to the Academic Arts Building (AAB) and use the Main Entrance (red dot: after the amphitheater). Séance: an Exhibition by Carla Rae Johnson Tuesday, January 16 – Saturday, March 10 Opening Reception: Sunday, January 21, 2018 3-5 pm Westchester Community College Fine Arts Gallery Academic Arts Building 3rd Floor 75 Grasslands Road, Valhalla New York 10595 MON–SAT 10am–3pm + THU 4–6pm Imagine Bessie Smith at the piano with Beethoven. Picture Emily Dickinson playing chess with Marcel Duchamp. What would Anne Frank discuss with Albert Schweitzer? “Séance,” an exhibition by artist Carla Rae Johnson, stages imaginary meetings between inspiring individuals who never met during their lifetimes. While Emily Dickinson and Marcel Duchamp meet to play a game of “chess,” word games occupy Hildegard of Bingen and Herman Melville who float on a sea of letter tiles. As Bessie Smith and Ludwig Van Beethoven gather at the piano, Audre Lorde and Abraham Lincoln build a bridge. Georgia O’Keeffe and Galileo Galilei search the heavens and the earth in a game of “I Spy” and Anne Frank and Albert Schweitzer play “Hide and Seek.” (Unexpectedly, it is Anne who seeks and Albert who hides.) Finally, in a work-in-progress, Frida Kahlo meets Franz Kafka to ponder human suffering while playing “Ring-Around-the-Rosie.” Thought-provoking and carefully researched, these drawings and sculptures are beautifully suited to exhibition on a college campus. Carla Rae Johnson, a professor at Westchester Community College for 13 years, taught drawing and 3-d design in the Art Department. In 2016, she retired to work full-time in her studio. As an artist, Carla Rae’s work includes drawing, sculpture, conceptual, performance, and installation art. Her work is directly connected to ideas and often addresses issues of social, political, and cultural import. Carla Rae Johnson is a 2017 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow in Drawing, a 2005 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow in Sculpture, and a 1990 recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant. Her work has been exhibited in solo, invitational, and curated shows in museums and galleries in New York City and nationally.

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Séance: Exhibition by Carla Rae Johnson Tuesday, January 16 – Saturday, March 10 Opening Reception: Sunday, January 21, 2018 3-5 pm Fine Arts Gallery Westchester Community College Academic Arts Building 3rd Floor 75 Grasslands Road, Valhalla New York 10595 Gallery Hours: Mon–Sat 10am–3pm + Thu 4–6pm Imagine Bessie Smith at the piano with Beethoven. Picture Emily Dickinson playing chess with Marcel Duchamp. What would Anne Frank discuss with Albert Schweitzer? “Séance,” an exhibition by artist Carla Rae Johnson, stages imaginary meetings between inspiring individuals who never met during their lifetimes. While Emily Dickinson and Marcel Duchamp meet to play a game of “chess,” word games occupy Hildegard of Bingen and Herman Melville who float on a sea of letter tiles. As Bessie Smith and Ludwig Van Beethoven gather at the piano, Audre Lorde and Abraham Lincoln build a bridge. Georgia O’Keeffe and Galileo Galilei search the heavens and the earth in a game of “I Spy” and Anne Frank and Albert Schweitzer play “Hide and Seek.” (Unexpectedly, it is Anne who seeks and Albert who hides.) Finally, in a work-in-progress, Frida Kahlo meets Franz Kafka to ponder human suffering while playing “Ring-Around-the-Rosie.” Thought-provoking and carefully researched, these drawings and sculptures are beautifully suited to exhibition on a college campus. Carla Rae Johnson, a professor at Westchester Community College for 13 years, taught drawing and 3-d design in the Art Department. In 2016, she retired to work full-time in her studio. As an artist, Carla Rae’s work includes drawing, sculpture, conceptual, performance, and installation art. Her work is directly connected to ideas and often addresses issues of social, political, and cultural import. Carla Rae Johnson is a 2017 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow in Drawing, a 2005 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow in Sculpture, and a 1990 recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant. Her work has been exhibited in solo, invitational, and curated shows in museums and galleries in New York City and nationally. Website: www.carlaraejohnson.org Photo by Howard Goodman

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P.T.S.D. (Post Trump Series of Drawings) Week 54

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"Voting Booth for Fannie Lou Hamer" installed in the "vault" at Arts Westchester's "Give Us The Vote" exhibition. When asked how she felt about the very real possibility of being killed while she fought for voting rights in Mississippi in the 1960's, Fannie Lou said she was: "...fully prepared to fall five feet four inches forward in the fight for freedom." This quote is on the yellow tape-measures attached to the front legs of the voting booth.

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Carla Rae declares P.T.S.D. Book Signing at Bruised Apple Books a HUGE success. No indictments to come down!

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Pleased to see that @westchestermagazine gave @artswestchester's current exhibition #giveusthevote "top billing" in it's November issue! Editor Paul Adler wrote a thoughtful spotlight on the show. "Voting Booth for Fannie Lou Hamer" is in upper right of the page at left.

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Tomorrow! What could be better than a P.T.S.D. book signing? A book signing with cake balls made by the fabulous Auntie Liana! Come by, buy a book, get it signed, have some yummy sweets, or just drop by to say hello. I will be at Bruised Apple Books between 1 and 4 pm at 923 Central Avenue in Peekskill tomorrow, Sunday, October 29th. Hope to see you there!

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P.T.S.D. (Post Trump Series of Drawings) Weeks 49, 50, 51

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First drawing for "Frida Kahlo Meets Franz Kafka," graphite on 12"x16" vellum

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P.T.S.D. (Post Trump Series of Drawings) Eight more installments

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Hot Off the Press! Self-Publishing for Arts Professionals First Monday Salon Monday, October 2, 2017 6:00-8:00pm at the BeanRunner Café 201 S. Division Street Peekskill, NY 10566 Kathie Talbot – Graphic Designer Marilyn Rabetz – Artist/Designer Jo-Ann Brody – Artist/Designer Carla Rae Johnson – Artist/Moderator

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P.T.S.D. (Post Trump Series of Drawings) Bonus Drawing #2 August 21, 2017 "Kewpie Loses Sight Staring Directly at..."

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P.T.S.D. Bonus Drawing 8/21/2017 "Kewpieclipse"

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I am delighted to announce the publication of my book of drawings: “P.T.S.D. (Post Trump Series of Drawings) which is available here: https://www.createspace.com/7376626 for $15.00. In a few weeks it will also be available on Amazon at the same price. (I will notify you when it is there, but an order from CreateSpace is better for the artist!) (20% of the proceeds for each sale will be donated to the Southern Poverty Law Center to help with their work: now needed more than ever!) The book features 36 satirical drawings, one per week created since November 9, 2016 (one day after the election). Most of the drawings depict a Kewpie doll character in action. During my childhood, gaudy plaster versions of the Kewpie doll could be won at county fairs and carnivals. It is this cheap, bogus, derivative, Kewpie that sprang to my mind the day after the 2016 Presidential election. To my way of thinking, there is no better stand-in for the 45th President of the United States than a naughty Kewpie. The infantile, credulous, egotistical, delusional, and dangerous babbler can fittingly be represented by this little character. So, I (we) have given Kewpie free-reign in the White House to act out each week’s bizarre and brutal reality show. The drawings relate to actions, events, and statements happening each week, and are intended to be at the same time humorous and as deadly serious as our situation. A second volume may follow in the coming months, as I am continuing to produce these drawings and will do so until “Kewpie” is no longer in office.

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P.T.S.D. (Post Trump Series of Drawings) Weeks 41 and 42

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P.T.S.D. Weeks 39 and 40

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CARLA-AS ONE OF THE BEST ART TEACHERS I EVER HAVE HAD-AND I'VE HAD MANY, I WARN YOU-I'M STILL WORKING ON SQUARES AND CIRCLES.. THANKS A BUNCH.

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P.T.S.D. (Post Trump Series of Drawings) The first 36 in this series will soon become a book...more info how you can get a copy...soon!

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P.T.S.D. Week 37 12"x 9" graphite on bristol board

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