Lisa Marie Thalhammer of 52 O Street Artist Studios: Choose LOVE — Ferdinand the Bull mural, Transformer auction and DC Center exhibit

From: Lisa Marie Thalhammer [mailto:lm=lisamariestudio.com@mail221.atl101.mcdlv.net] On Behalf Of Lisa Marie Thalhammer
Sent: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 11:09 AM
Subject: Choose LOVE – Ferdinand the Bull Mural, Transformer Auction, Open Studio and DC Center Exhibit 

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Now is the time to choose LOVE!

This week I began painting a large mural of Ferdinand the Bull in the town of Ferdinand, Indiana, which illustrates the story of a bull who would rather smell flowers than fight in bullfights (see pictures below). This public painting which promotes pacifism under much stress coincidentally is being installed the same week that our country has enabled the most hateful aspects of our culture to dominate. More than ever NOW is the time for a movement towards LOVE, a movement towards equality and a movement towards dismantling the systematic processes that keep us from this. To do this is a choice. To look in the mirror and ask yourself, “how can I become a more accepting and loving towards ALL people?” is a choice. To look at people you believe to be “the other” and to ask yourself, “how is my own humanity reflected in them?” is a choice. To NOT do this is also a choice, which will have karmic repercussions both personally and culturally. The change starts with you. The change starts with us. And no one is excused. We all, each and everyone of us need to choose to do this work.  We need to choose LOVE.

If you’re in DC this weekend please join me at one of the following events to view or purchase my newest LOVE print:

13th Annual Transformer Silent Auction & Benefit Party @ Katzen Art Center – American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, DC  Saturday Nov 19th 8-11pm   Facebook event page   Buy Tickets

52 O Street Artist Open Studios @ 52 O Street NW, Washington, DC Friday Nov 18th, 5-10pm Meet the artists, explore their workspaces, learn about the creative process, and purchase artworks directly from artists!  Facebook event page

Beaujolais Nouveau @ The DC Center, 2000 14th St NW, Washington, DC Thursday Nov 17, 6:30-9pm   Facebook event page   Buy Tickets  Check out inspiring art by queer DC artists including Alexandra Dietz, Aja of Spacelab, Eames Armstrong, Jo Ann Block, Lisa Marie Thalhammer, Rose Jaffe, and T. Thompson.

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