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Rosa Naparstek: Art Opening, Face to Face:Occupy Myself, Thursday, July 12, 5:30 PM

Dear Friends, As an artist, lawyer, and political activist, I have been working to integrate knowing/feeling and the personal/political. Much of my work explores childhood memories and how unacknowledged emotions shape and distort our world. This exhibit, Opening next week (Thursday, July 12 @5:30 PM) emerged from my poem and work Face to Face: Occupy Myself published in the Manhattan Times last January (also posted here). There will be a Closing Party, Tuesday, July 31, 7-9 PM featuring The Hoodudes_New Orleans R&B to ensure that we really "party". I will be presenting my work in conjunction with "Circles of Engagement", a community building process that encourages and facilitates honest communication clearing the way for meaningful discourse. The various statements on the exhibit postcard may seem at odds, however the ideas together essentially say what Keats has so elegantly said in two lines: "Beauty is truth, truth beauty—that is all ye know on earth, and all ye need to know." Keats “Ode On A Grecian Urn” Please join me in an exploration of how, indeed, this is so at the Brecht Forum, a center whose mission is "to create a new culture that puts human needs first". Thank you, rosa (p& for those of you who know I am a compulsive rhymer, I can't resist a bit of re-arranging Keats (forgive me), but it is easier to remember. "Truth is beauty and beauty is truth, that is all ye know and need know on earth."

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