Fiberactive Germination: Rich textile art by nine Jamaican women

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Tucked away in a rather unprepossessing small business plaza at 2 Windsor Avenue in Kingston, you will find a small gallery named CreativSpace. As you open the door, the deep blood red of Kadeen Williams’ womb-shaped “Feritility” hanging on the bright, white walls will immediately catch your eye.

Kadeen Williams, “Fertility” (2019). Williams is a young mother; this is part of her “Femininity” series.

Now, if this gets you going right away, you might like to know that Williams will be conducting a workshop this coming Saturday for mothers and children of all ages (no matter the age and the type of relationship). The aim is to partner together and create a tapestry as part of a social bonding process. Parents may also attend the workshop alone and create something for their children and vice versa. Details are below. Note – several other artists are conducting workshops during the exhibition

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House Panel Recommends Contempt Charge for Stephen Bannon – The New York Times

One day before a mob of former President Donald J. Trump’s supporters stormed the Capitol, Stephen K. Bannon, a former top adviser to Mr. Trump, made a prediction to listeners of his radio show.

“Now we’re on, as they say, the point of attack — the point of attack tomorrow,” Mr. Bannon said on Jan. 5 as he promoted a plan hatched by Mr. Trump and far-right Republican lawmakers to try to overturn President Biden’s victory the next day, when Congress would meet to formalize the election results. “It’s going to kick off. It’s going to be very dramatic.”

It is because of comments like that, which foreshadowed the violence that played out during the Capitol riot, that the House committee investigating the assault is interested in questioning Mr. Bannon. But the former counselor to Mr. Trump has refused to cooperate with the inquiry, citing the former president’s claim of executive privilege.

The panel on Tuesday voted unanimously to recommend charging Mr. Bannon with criminal contempt of Congress for defying its subpoena, sending the matter to the House, which is expected to approve the move and hand the matter over to the Justice Department for prosecution.

Interferenza

Antalgica Poetica

l’amara certezza del grave svantaggio
di sconfinar dal territorio della dolcezza
o l’orrore della solitudine
che si vince solo perseguendola
(vedrai quanti benevoli volontari
s’affanneranno per impedirtela!!)

inquieto come sempre scivolo
sulla vanitosa determinazione 
d’assoggettare il variopinto mondo
ed ottimizzarlo a mia misura

qui, per quanto solo d’intorno,
folte schiere di riottosi, anche rumorosi,
conformisti ma non nei congrui termini:
quanta estraneità, quanta antipatia ….

credo che anche quest’anno
molto convincenti troverò motivazioni 
per sancire la mia indignazione
virilmente obliterando il mio compleanno

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Las horas de mi vida y las hojas que caen

Santiago Galicia Rojon Serrallonga

SANTIAGO GALICIA ROJON SERRALLONGA

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Las horas de mi vida se marchan irremediablente, como se ausenta la lluvia una mañana veraniega o caen las hojas, en pedazos, una tarde otoñal, mientras uno mira, nostálgico, el parque de su infancia y de su juventud, el columpio de sus añoranzas, la banca de sus romances y los senderos de sus andanzas, también convertidos en trozos que suspiran, gritan y callan. Los minutos de mi existencia se desvanecen, se retiran silenciosos, acaso con el deseo reprimido de alertarme para que no despilfarre los que siguen en tonterías y desequilibrios. Me consta que los instantes no mantienen afectos, quizá porque son forasteros, visitantes fugaces, como los sueños que alguna noche los interrumpe un relámpago y no vuelven más. Los segundos y los minutos se saben granos de arena que forman columnas, recintos y fachadas majesttuosas e imponentes con…

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Rumbo al puerto

Santiago Galicia Rojon Serrallonga

SANTIAGO GALICIA ROJON SERRALLONGA

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No son las estaciones que han transcurrido, con sus calores y sus fríos, sus lluvias y sus aires, la causa de mi reflexión y mis inquietudes, a esta hora del día; es, parece, lo que he vivido, lo que he dejado en el camino, lo que cargo, lo que llevo conmigo. No son los recuerdos de mis años pasados, que traigo en mi alma y en mi memoria como quien guarda el más bello y preciado de los tesoros, lo que a veces me duele tanto; se trata, pienso, de la gente y de las cosas rotas que quedaron atrás, ante mi mirada, mis oídos, mi boca y mis manos que de pronto distrajeron, quizá por mis andanzas en el encanto pasajero de las apariencias, tal vez durante mis cavilaciones recurrentes o en mis excursiones por la vida. No…

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