Category Archives: history

#FridayFeeling Art as Resistance: Paul Klee, Ivan Aguéli and Swedenborg

At Moderna Museet in Stockholm in 2016, an exhibition focused on the artists Paul Klee and Ivan Aguéli. “As the world speeded up, they chose to linger with their gaze, searching for the “fourth dimension” (Aguéli), or “another possible world” … Continue reading

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#FBF #Cincy #Trivia @MacDowellColony

What famous local chanteuse, was a pianist and composer (also a Swedenborgian,) a two-time president of the Woman’s City Club, and took over Thomas James Kelly’s position for a time at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music? Corinne Moore Lawson. A … Continue reading

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Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night is a festival in some Christian churches that marks the coming of the Epiphany, the day when the magi were said to have visited the Christ child. Depending on when you start counting (i.e., Christmas Day or December … Continue reading

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#FlashbackFriday Oak & Winslow, Before I-71

Did you know the New Church of Montgomery used to be known as the Society of the New Jerusalem, and once had a handsome church downtown? Eminent domain caused the church to be demolished in order to literally “pave the … Continue reading

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“The Botany of Desire,” Johnny Appleseed & #RoadTrips

John Chapman, or Johnny Appleseed as he came to be known, was a missionary for the Swedenborgian Church, pronouncing “Good news, right fresh from heaven.” Along the way he not only planted ideas of a new way to think about … Continue reading

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#SpringGroveCemetery #Appleseed #ThursdayThoughts

  “A memorial in Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati, Ohio, is located on the summit of the grounds in Section 134. A circular garden surrounds a large stone upon which a bronze statue of Chapman stands, face looking skywards, holding … Continue reading

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#WednesdayWisdom Urbana Artists

In the late 1800’s, artist Alice Archer Sewall James or “Archie,” as she was known, was encouraged by her family, including her father, a Swedenborgian minister, to pursue art in all forms, be an educated woman and travel around Europe.  … Continue reading

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