Category Archives: Civil Rights

An Artist’s Journal: Namibia, Genocide

There is a buffer of land, between the dunes of the desert and the last streets of the affluent white residents of Swakopund: a cemetery. One-tenth is modern. Tall palms are planted between neat plots with stately carved marble stones … Continue reading

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>Unexpected Lesson

>When I teach, I never know what the lesson will truly be. That’s the gift teachers are given, I think. We plan, but the lesson might be something far more profound. Last week I was in Atlanta as Artist in … Continue reading

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>The Muse of Change

> 01.20.09 — Let’s Get to Work!, © 2009 Jeane Vogel Photography. Hand-altered Polaroid Photography 01/20/09 — No More Excuses, © 2009 Jeane Vogel Photography. Infrared photograph In classical Greek mythology, there are nine Muses — the sisters of creation.  … Continue reading

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>I’m going to be listening to Miriam Makeba all day today. She collapsed and died last night after a concert in Italy to help a journalist who had been receiving death threats for reporting on organized crime. At 76, she was still … Continue reading

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>End of the Season

>The country and I wrapped up two seasons this week. The connections between them gave me pause and even made me well up a couple of times. I finished my part of the 2008 art fair season in Memphis this … Continue reading

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>An Amazing Thing Happened Today

> Got Game, (c) 2004 By Jeane Vogel22×30, $350 Girls Want to Play, from the What Girls Want series, (c) 2005, Jeane Vogel22×30, $350 An amazing thing happened today — Mamie “Peanut” Johnson was drafted by the Washington Nationals. This … Continue reading

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