Musician and songwriter, Victor Johnson, uses his compositions as a conduit for healing and awareness. Because music is the language that all of humanity speaks, he transforms the tragedies of the world into inspiring music, working through the pain via creation.
There's much more -- drawings, paintings, sculptures, collages in visions carnivalesque, nightmarish and gorgeous. It's the art of war's residue, offered up to those of us fortunate enough to know war only secondhand.
The "Capital Crimes" exhibition at BC Space Gallery, Laguna Beach, ingeniously addresses today's monetary inequality. Yet if does so with a light hand, filled as it is with humor and irony about our complex economic issues.
Elizabeth Rosner explores which vestiges of hatred are accepted, and which questioned. In this quiet novel we learn how two very different, very damaged people can open their hearts, move past their comfort zones and find a place of peace.