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Meryl Ann Butler is an artist, author, educator and OpedNews Managing Editor who has been actively engaged in utilizing the arts as stepping-stones toward joy-filled wellbeing since she was a hippie. She began writing for OpEdNews in Feb, 2004. She became a Senior Editor in August 2012 and Managing Editor in January, 2013. In June, 2015, the combined views on her articles, diaries and quick link contributions topped one million. She was particularly happy that her article about Bree Newsome removing the Confederate flag was the one that put her past the million mark. Her art in a wide variety of media can be seen on her YouTube video, "Visionary Artist Meryl Ann Butler on Creativity and Joy" at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcGs2r_66QE A NYC native, her response to 9-11 was to pen an invitation to healing through creativity, entitled, "90-Minute Quilts: 15+ Projects You Can Stitch in an Afternoon" (Krause 2006), which is a bestseller in the craft field. The sequel, MORE 90-Minute Quilts: 20+ Quick and Easy Projects With Triangles and Squares was released in April, 2011. Her popular video, How to Stitch a Quilt in 90 Minutes with Meryl Ann Butler can be seen at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PrShGOQaJQ8 She has been active in a number of international, arts-related projects as a citizen diplomat, and was arts advisor to Baltimore's CIUSSR (Center for Improving US-Soviet Relations), 1987-89. She made two trips to the former USSR in 1987 and 1988 to speak to artists, craftpeople and fashion designers on the topic of utilizing the arts as a tool for global wellbeing. She created the historical "First US-Soviet Children's Peace Quilt Exchange Project" in 1987-88, which was the first time a reciprocal quilt was given to the US from the former USSR. Her artwork is in collections across the globe. Meryl Ann is a founding member of The Labyrinth Society and has been building labyrinths since 1992. She publishes an annual article about the topic on OpEdNews on World Labyrinth Day, the first Saturday in May. OpEdNews Senior Editor Joan Brunwasser interviewed Meryl Ann in "Beyond Surviving: How to Thrive in Challenging Times" at https://www.opednews.com/articles/Beyond-Surviving--How-to-by-Joan-Brunwasser-Anxiety_Appreciation_Coronavirus_Creativity-200318-988.html Find out more about Meryl Ann's artistic life in "OEN Managing Ed, Meryl Ann Butler, Featured on the Other Side of the Byline" at https://www.opednews.com/Quicklink/OEN-Managing-Ed-Meryl-Ann-in-Life_Arts-Artistic_Artists_Quilt-170917-615.html On Feb 11, 2017, Senior Editor Joan Brunwasser interviewed Meryl Ann in Pink Power: Sister March, Norfolk, VA at http://www.opednews.com/articles/Pink-Power-Sister-March--by-Joan-Brunwasser-p*ssy-Hats-170212-681.html "Creativity and Healing: The Work of Meryl Ann Butler" by Burl Hall is at http://www.opednews.com/articles/Creativity-and-Healing--T-by-Burl-Hall-130414-18.html Burl and Merry Hall interviewed Meryl Ann on their BlogTalk radio show, "Envision This," at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/envision-this/2013/04/11/meryl-ann-butler-art-as-a-medicine-for-the-soul Archived articles www.opednews.com/author/author1820.html Older archived articles, from before May 2005 are here.

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Trump: 'Maybe I'm Immune' - Paul McCartney Parody Inspired by President Donald Trump's return to the White House with James Corden performs a special version of Paul McCartney's classic .Maybe I'm Amazed., From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 13, 2020
"Maybe I'm Immuned" by James Corden - Amazing! Here's the role of the arts in action: Carpool Karaoke King, James Corden, belts out "Maybe I'm Immune" to Paul McCartney's "Maybe I'm Amazed."
Blackfly., From WikimediaPhotos
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 8, 2020
Pence's Black Fly Creates Twitter Buzz A very large black fly lingered on Pence's white hair for over two minutes during the debate, while talking about black and white issues. It inspired a creative outpouring of twitter wisdom ranging from comments regarding the type of things flies are attracted to, to "Black Flies Matter."
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 8, 2020
Proud Boys Hashtag Reclaimed by Gaydom After Trump's debate nod to the racist, homophobic and nationalistic "Proud Boys," the gay twittersphere decided to take over the hashtag with hilarious results.
Liberty and Freedom for All, From MyPhotos
(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Debate Winner Announced! The winner of the debate has been announced ..........
Blogger and author John Pavlovitz, From MyPhotos
(37 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 27, 2020
Cruelty, Human Decency and Politics I was raised in Christianity, but seeing what it has been turned into has turned me away. Far, far, away. And I thought it was forever. But John Pavlovitz is a Christian in the unblemished sense, and offers deep treasures to those willing to self-inquire with honesty.
Ruth Bader Ginsberg, From Uploaded
(20 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 20, 2020
Thank You, Ruth Bader Ginsberg While working on this portrait of Ruth Bader Ginsberg this weekend, I felt her energies. She has not abandoned us, and I expect she is quite possibly able to be more effective from her current location!
Harry Mo and The Colorado Reggae Unit  will offer chanting and drumming with acoustic guitar on Saturday., From InText
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 11, 2020
Free Online Festival: Art, Music & Social Change: Sept. 14 - 19 The international No Labels No Walls + We Are One Festival, Sept. 14 - 19, is bringing people together from around the world to celebrate humanity and to create positive social change through the arts and creativity. It's all online, and it's free.
Series: Art & Creativity (97 Articles, 202372 views)
still from YouTube video, From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 31, 2020
Corona-Inspired Artists: "The Fridge, Again," Gospel-style (Video) Watch for a new Renaissance of the arts to emerge from the corona cocoon. Meanwhile, enjoy this early foot-tapping, gospel-inspired, example:
WATCH: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's full speech at the 2020 Democratic National Convention Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., addressed Democrats on Aug. 18 during the second night of the Democratic National Convention. The coronavirus ..., From YouTubeVideos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 19, 2020
AOC Seconds the Nomination of Bernie Sanders for President at the DNC- Full Remarks Video: AOC's words are filled with the spirit intended by the founders of this country.
Arts Vote, From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Artsvote @DNC Aug 20 - A Call To Action To Artists And Arts Advocates Join artists Ben Folds, Annette Bening, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Shepard Fairey, and Biden Arts Policy Committee Co-Chair Megan Beyer online as a pre-show event on the closing night of the Democratic National Convention on August 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm ET.
(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 3, 2020
What the World Thinks of the US Response to Covid-19 What does The Trump administration's slow and haphazard response look like to young people around the world, whose governments moved quickly and aggressively to contain the coronavirus?
Archeologist eye to eye to with a sphinx underwater. The treatment of the face is characteristic of royal effigies blending the Pharaonic traditions with the Hellenistic portrait style. This Sphinx could be a portrait of the father of Cleopatra VII, the ', From Uploaded
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 1, 2020
Lost Cities of Ancient Egypt Discovered in Mediterranean In one of the most astonishing underwater discoveries of all time, lost cities of Ancient Egypt have been uncovered under about 30 feet of water in the Mediterranean.
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 31, 2020
Inspiring Last Words From the Hon John Lewis Civil Rights hero, the Honorable John Lewis, wrote his last remarks to the nation which were published posthumously on the day of his funeral in Atlanta, Georgia on July 30, 2020. Here is his poignant and inspiring message.
Time to retire racist logos, From Uploaded
(21 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 10, 2020
A Smorgasbord of Racism The Washington Redskins and a smorgasbord of racism in Virginia.
Series: Native American Issues (11 Articles, 20810 views)
Red Cloud3., From WikimediaPhotos
(13 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 4, 2020
July 4th: Celebrating White Supremacy on Sacred Native Land Trump began Independence Day celebrations on July 3 with a rousing message of White Supremacy on the deeply sacred and stolen land of the Lakota Sioux, at Mount Rushmore, complete with an Air Force One flyover and fireworks on land so excessively dry that it has been closed to fireworks for over a decade due to the dangerous potential for wildfires.
Series: Native American Issues (11 Articles, 20810 views)
In Memoriam: Soul of Light (Breonna Taylor) 14' x 18' acrylic, From Uploaded
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 19, 2020
In Honor of Breonna Taylor on Juneteenth I just finished my portrait of Breonna Taylor, (acrylic, 14" x 18"), still drying on the easel -- so glad that it was today. "In Memoriam: Soul of Light, Breonna Taylor."
Series: Art & Creativity (97 Articles, 202372 views)
Keb Mo with Hamer guitar 26Jun2010., From WikimediaPhotos
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 13, 2020
Keb Mo': Put a Woman in Charge American blues musician and five-time Grammy Award winner Keb Mo' has the right idea about how to fix the world. And he's not alone. The Dalai Lama famously proclaimed, "The world will be saved by the western woman," and Pres. Barack Obama noted "We need more women in charge." Now you can sing along to that concept with Keb Mo.'
Series: Feminine Rising (29 Articles, 73946 views), Positive Music (18 Articles, 35664 views)
OEN Article, From Uploaded
(39 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 7, 2020
Response to "Right Wing George Floyd Conspiracy Theories" It is a journalist's job to ask questions -- having an open mind to the possible answers is what allows creative minds to explore all the possibilities and finally figure out what is going on. Does that mean sometimes we are barking up the wrong tree? Sure, that's part of the process. Once you've barked at a tree for a while and nothing happens, well then, it's time to check out the next tree.
OEN Sunday night Zoom meeting, From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 7, 2020
OEN Sunday Night Zoom Meeting Follow Up Info Here is the follow up with the info I promised to the OEN Sunday night Zoom meeting participants:
In Memoriam: Soul of Light (George Floyd) 16' x 20' acrylic, From Uploaded
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 6, 2020
In Memoriam: George Floyd I've participated in the Women's Marches, and also in a MLK march in NY in 1968, but now I have a knee issue, so I'm not able to march. But I can paint, and I think it is up to each one of us to contribute whatever we can toward assisting the evolution of humankind. This painting is still drying -- "In Memoriam: Soul of Light (George Floyd)"
Series: Art & Creativity (97 Articles, 202372 views)

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