The Pragmatic Views of Mankind

Submission Deadline:  January 1, 2020.

Opening: Friday, February 14, 2020, 6 - 9 pm, Valentine’s Day – Let’s celebrate love!

Closing: March 7, 2020, 5 pm

Poetry Reading: Sunday, February 23, 2020,

                             2 – 3:30 pm

In the words of Ann Weisman, the juror:

When I think of these times we are living in, I often feel anger and despair. Then I remind myself that it is important to remember the truth in loving.

In January 2017, I heard Andrew Harvey speaking about where we are, in the 3rd stage of Kali’s upheaval, in the Kali Yuga, the time of strife, discord, ego, and materialism. He said we must allow ourselves to be overwhelmed in order to allow the mystery of Kali to penetrate. That we cannot know and must stay in unknowing; then every moment is a miracle. We participate in divine resistance and sustain a level of loving activism, where we dance in awe and celebrate community.

To celebrate our planetary community, I invite artists from across Oklahoma to create works (word, image, both) individually or collaboratively that celebrate the relatedness of all beings and forms on this planet. Works may be 2- or 3-d visual art. Collaborations between wordsmiths and visual artists are especially encouraged.

As you think about submitting a piece for this exhibit, please keep these words in mind. You may interpret any of them artistically or include any of the in your piece or simply be inspired by one. All pieces must reflect the theme, "We Are All Related."

relation    rekindle    interrelate    relator    relational    oblate             relapse
relationship    refer        rejuvenescent        relate        relative    related
relatively    relativity    akin    affiliated    germane    mutual        reciprocal
interconnected       enmeshed       correlated         linked      correspondent    dependent