married into her last name. Her maiden name (which is also her middle name) is Morgenstern which is German for "Morningstar." Borovicka is Czechoslovakian for "Juniper," a type of evergreen. So, in JoAnn's mind, her name is
JoAnn Morningstar Evergreen.
who focuses on the promotion of interracial harmony and interfaith dialogue. Yes! Let's talk about race and religion, we have so much to learn. (That's her Miniature Schnauzer, Juniper.)
of the Wilmette Institue, a higher education institution offering courses in Bahá’í history, texts, and the Bahá’í approach to social transformation. The Wilmette Institute offers community as well as academic courses and is a great way to dialogue about fascinating and timely topics.
where she produces artwork as well. JoAnn creates mixed media dimensional art that stirs the senses and poses questions to the soul. Her process?
"I dream with my hands."
Her artwork can be found in a variety of venues.
including: Masters of Education at USC; Bachelor of Arts at Miami U, Oxford OH; Director of Bible Studies at Episcopal and Methodist Churches; Assistant to the Conservator at the Bahá'í World Centre, Israel; SC Artist in Residence (dance/drama); Grant Writer; Consultant for Arts in Education Programs and other pursuits suitable for a Bohemian-spirited artist/writer.
of the Bahá'í Faith such as study circles open to all, spiritual education that nurtures the tender hearts of children, interfaith devotional gatherings that explore the life of the spirit, and junior youth groups that channel the burgeoning energies of young people.
with her husband, Mike who is a musician, craftsman, and retired educator. JoAnn was raised in Midwest and Mike was raised in the Northeast, but they met in the South and have called South Carolina "home" for 30+ years of marriage. They have three children, Catherine, Joseph and Mary, and six grandchildren -- gems shininng all over the world.
for all or part of a manuscript-in-the-works. It's the true story of a child of freedom fighters in the 1960's Civil Rights Movement. What does it feel like to be a kid, peacefully marching with your parents in an appeal for justice, and all the while surrounded by police with guns and snarling dogs? This is an important story. Want to help by responding to a draft? Contact JoAnn.