The mission of The FAÇeADE Project is to understand others through fine art portraiture. Libby Reed transcribes an interview recorded while painting her subjects. Many of the portraits are from the St. M and M congregation. The collection showcases our incredible diversity.
Libby plans to exhibit The FAÇeADE Project in the Narthex of St. M and Ms on November 12, 2021. Anyone interested in joining the exhibit is welcome. The only investment is your precious time.
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Kitty Swain Evans
Interviewed on January 29, 2021
Outside under the oak tree during Covid-19
ER: What is your favorite saying?
KSE: Discipline is remembering what you want.
ER: What do you do that might change the world? Why?
KSE: I try to live in a Christ-like way and only use words if absolutely necessary. There are many un-Christ-like people that are holy rollers. It goes right to my views on hypocrisy. I strive to respect the dignity of every human being as stated in our baptismal covenant. That’s the way I want to live my life. I want to be a positive influence on the people around me. I am not looking to change the world but just change the world around me. It might ripple out some.
ER: What are your struggles?
KSE: Hearing problems - Cochlear Implants. I have cochlear implants. My hearing is way better than it was with the hearing aid. I was at the point where I probably would have lost my job when I got my implants. It bought me another 5 years. I was the primary support for the family. I can hear with my cochlear implants but I still sometimes depend on lip-reading. It’s not as good as normal ears. It’s a piece of electronic equipment. It’s way better than hearing aids and that is way better than unassisted. I’ve always had ringing in my ears. I thought at least when I go deaf I won’t have the ringing in my ears. When you lose your hearing you still have the ringing in your ears but you won’t be able to drown it out. Darn! I am very observant because I have to know what is going on around me. I spend a lot of time looking at people’s faces because I read lips. That gives me a different perspective on things. It shows me who you are - your strengths and weaknesses and how you live your life.
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