The art of Kevin Blythe Sampson

THE ART OF
KEVIN BLYTHE SAMPSON

5/23/11

Venice Biennale 8 african ameiican males in Venice

lonney holly just got in we were told he wasnt coming....but he is here and you can feel it in your hands, listen to this one
by Kevin Sampson on Monday, May 23, 2011 at 8:19pm
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I havent been honest about every thing, i am ashamed of my lack of faith.....But i have been redeemed....
Last night we partied yes............but martha henry finally just broke down.........We didnt say any thing, biut we were told that Lonnie holly wasnt coming. It depresssed me i must confess,,,,,,i have been near tears for most of the day.
But today the magic was in the air..........first our friend restarant owner, stacys husband dominico the sicilian came by.
We dressed up and he made me feel a bit better.
Then he told us that one of the top doctors in venice heard about us, this doctor is a dear friend of his and this doctor,that owns a prime peice of realistate on the grand canal............wants us to use his place this weekend for a two day show.
he heard about us...........wow ok..
then a couple showed up a couple that is connnected in Torina italy they had heard about our plight, had heard we were still coming........and wanted to offer us a show............the same show next year at their gallery center
But it wasnt enough lonney wasnt coming, charlie is a genious, Mr I is our spirit and i am the sword they say.
but lonnie wasnt coming
people poppd in all day
then about a hour ago, 6 oclock italy time, we see this dark figure walking up to the door
I Heard martha scream and cry.
i ran downstaris and it was lonnie
it has taken him two days to get here, missed flights, they wouldnt let him bring his materials on the plane
but he got here
he looked at us and said that i would miss this for the world
this is biblical this is Dr king and malcom
God sent us here, i, we all broke down and cried and cried and cried
every thing broke
and now i again belive
yoU CAN FEEL THE MAGIC IN THE ARI
mR. iMAGINATION WHO IS LIKE MY Sage old uncle
kept saying Lonnie will come
he will come tommorow
i though in m yhead crazy old man yea right
Charlie said let go let god
kevni said get me to a nunnery
But he came and when he did in between the tears of joy and with the strength of the brother hood of madness and talent aND GOD
HE SAID WE ARE HERE
wE WERE SENT HERE BY gOD
i CANT STOP CRYING, I AM SO HAPPY
i FEEL SO STRONG
AND TO THOSE WHO LIKE MYSELF WHO DIDNT BELIEVE
YOU JUST WATCH
THESE BRAVE MEN FROM GEORGIA AND aLABAMA AND nEWARK
YOU JUST WATCH US cOOK
i AM SITTING AT THE FEET OF THREE GODS
I BELIEVE
i BELIEVE
Charlie Lucas was so concerned about me last night, he told me to let it go
i couldnt you know me i can be like a pitt bull
let go let god
let me tell you a secret, i love italians
you know why
because they believe in us
stacy told me after lonnie came that our magic was changing her life
she could feel god in the air
every one around here can feel it
so to those of you who stil dont believe
this is history
this is magic
this is africa
abraham martin and \john
Lonnie said the same thing i did, this is selma,this is kent state
this is a charge toward freedom
me I dropped to my knees and prayed like I havent in a long time
i am honored to be afforded the opportunity to spend this much time with these Gods amounstr men
Charlie lucas made me swear last night
swear a allegeince to the other three
We are a team
i am the baby
perhaps my pLACE AMOUGST ALL OF THIS GENIUS
IS SIMPLY TO SEND OUT THESE EMAILS
BUT IF YOU CAN FEEL IT NOW
THE POWER OF SELF TAUGHT ART
THEN YOU ARE MISSING
OH SO MUCH
THANK YOU JESUS
TONIGHT WE WILL SING AND TALK TOGETHER
AND WE HAVE PROMISED EACH OTHER THAT NOW
NO ONE WILL EVER BREAK US APART
WE WILL WORK AS A TEAM
WHAT ARE WE FIGHTING FOR
WHAT ARE WE DOING
MAKING ART
MAKING DREAMS
TAKING OUR PEOPLE TO THE PLACES WERE NOT SO MANY HAVE GONE BEFORE
i CAN FEEL IT IN MY HANDS
I CAN FEEL IT IN MY FEET
THIS IS BIBLICAL
BIBLICAL
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