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Franklin Furnace's Goings On
July 17, 2003

1. Andre Stitt, Alastair MacLennan, FF Alumns, in Vancouver Performance Art Biennial, Oct. 18-Nov 29, 2003
2. Christo and Jeanne Claude, FF Alumns, to build The Gates, Central park, NYC, 2005
3. Deborah Garwood, FF Alumn, at NY Arts gallery, through July 31, 2003
4. Tracy Quan, FF Alumn, reads at Rocky Sullivan's Pub, July 30, 8 pm
5. Tibor Varnagy, FF Alumn, announces website, www.ligetgaleria.c3.hu
6. Center for Book Arts, 3rd Annual Book Burning, July 22, 7 pm
7. Nora York, FF Alumn, at Joe's Pub, July 31, 7:30 pm.
8. Jay Critchley, FF Alumn, 16th Annual Provincetown Harbor Swim, Sept. 6, 2003
9. Le Petit Versailles presents Joe Tullgren, July 19, 2003
10. Glen Belverio, FF Alumn, DJ's at Happy Endings, TONITE, July 17th, 10 pm-til late.
11. Rev. Billy, FF Alumn, Benefit Performance at St. Mark's Church, NYC, July 23
12. China Blue, FF Alumn, at Lance Fung Gallery through July 19

1. Andre Stitt, Alastair MacLennan, FF Alumns, in Vancouver Performance Art Biennial, Oct. 18-Nov 29, 2003

We are pleased to announce LIVE 2003: Biennial of Performance Art will take place this Fall from October 18th- November 29th. LIVE 2003 is a national event promoting performance activity within Vancouver. Structured as a six week festival around the solo performance, it is a collaboration of 40 events and 20 participating galleries.

LIVE 2003's theme, 'Performance Art and the Academy', focuses on performance's rocky road through the halls of academia. Through publications, artist's talks and panel discussions as well as performance presentations and exhibitions, (most free) our aim is to increase the profile of performance internationally and increase the participation of Canadian artists within this international dialogue.

Some participating institutions are Artspeak, Or Gallery, Western Front, Video-In studios, Vancouver Art Gallery, Contemporary Art Gallery, Access, grunt gallery, Centre A, On Edge, Helen Pitt Gallery, Gallery Gachet, Butchershop Floor, Crying Room, H.A.G., Radix Theatre, Indigenous Media Arts Group, Open Space (Victoria), and Neutral Ground (Regina).

We are pleased to have confirmed performances by Andre Stiit(U.K), Allistar Mclennan(U.K), Boris Nielony(Germany), Roi Varra(Finland), Jamie McMurray(US), Rebecca Belmore(Canada), Eric Cameron(Canada), Stavros Staueon(Cypress) Lezli
Rubin-Kunda(Israel) and Peter Conlin(Canada).

For more information,
David Yonge (Co-ordinator)
LIVE:Biennial of Performance Art Society
#116 350 East 2nd avenue
Vancouver, B.C. CANADA
V5T 4R8


2. Christo and Jeanne Claude, FF Alumns, to build The Gates, Central park, NYC, 2005

After 24 years of trying, Jeanne Claude and Christo have just been granted permission by Mayor Bloomberg - an old friend - to build "The Gates" in Central Park. For two weeks in February 2005, Christo and Jeanne Claude will create a "gentle disturbance" in New York's sanctuary: about 7,500 16-foot high gates dangling saffron colored fabric will wind around 23 miles of the park's pathways. (...) for complete text go to http://www.nyartsmagazine.com


3. Deborah Garwood, FF Alumn, at NY Arts gallery, through July 31, 2003

Deborah Garwood, FF Alumn, is participating in Drawing Conclusions: Work by Artist-Critics, curated by Judy Collishan, at NY Arts Gallery, 473 Broadway, 7th fl, NYC. Exhibition dates July 9 - 31, 2003.


4. Tracy Quan, FF Alumn, reads at Rocky Sullivan's Pub, July 30, 8 pm

Meet the author!
Wednesday July 30 at 8 pm
Rocky Sullivan's Pub
129 Lexington Ave.
(btwn 28th & 29th Sts.)
New York, NY 10016
Contact/Verification: Lisa Mclaughlin lisa@rockysullivans.com
Phone 1-212-725-3871

Tracy Quan will read from and sign her new book, Diary of a Manhattan Call Girl (Three Rivers Press.) All questions answered -- within reason.

Now in its fifth paperback printing, Quan's debut novel has been optioned by Revolution Studios for a feature film, to be produced and written by Darren Star. Diary has also been translated into eight foreign languages, including Serbian and Hebrew.

Rocky Sullivan's, known for its eclectic mix of literati, live music, Irish language instruction and Guinness is THE place to be on Wednesday nights. Check out pictures of their Wednesday night authors, including Bernadette Devlin, Frank McCourt, Edna O'Brien and Jimmy Breslin: http://www.rockysullivans.com/reader-pix.htm

Tracy Quan's Blog: http://www.tracyquan.net/blogger.html


5. Tibor Varnagy, FF Alumn, announces website, www.ligetgaleria.c3.hu

Tibor Varnagy, FF Alumn, invites you to his website,


6. Center for Book Arts, 3rd Annual Book Burning, July 22, 7 pm

New York, NY - The Center for Book Arts offers its 3rd Annual Book Burning on Thursday, July 22nd at 7PM. Participants in this event will quickly make the tiniest and most intimate of paper books and then ceremonially bless and burn them to release their contents into the universe on this astrologically potent date and time. The event is free and open to the public. For more information: call 212 481 0295, see www.centerforbookarts.org or
email info@centerforbookarts.org

The Center for Book Arts
28 West 27th Street
New York, NY 10001
phone (212) 481-0295
fax (212) 481-9853
visit us on the web at
or email


7. Nora York, FF Alumn, at Joe's Pub, July 31, 7:30 pm.

Nora York sings WHAT I WANT.
at Joe's Pub... The Public Theater. New York City
THURSDAY -- JULY 31st 7:30pm
Spread the word! - This is a rare concert event. ONE NIGHT ONLY! Reservations Recommended. Nora York will give her audience a sneak preview of her newest work -- WHAT I WANT. (soon to be recorded onto cd) WHAT I WANT is a song cycle inspired by traditional American music -- threaded throughout with contemporary Yorkian themes.
Joining Nora are --
Steve Tarshis -- Guitar,
Dave Hofstra -- Bass,
Allison Miller -- Drums
Charlie Giordano -- Accordion,
Jamie Lawrence --Keyboards
If you've never heard or seen her - this is a great opportunity to have the Nora York Experience

"This daring vocalist and conceptualist turns her ruminations into fascinating musical explorations...York is sure to take us to parts undreamed of." The New Yorker Magazine.

WHAT I WANT is made possible by a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts,
JOES PUB (The Public Theater)
425 Lafayette St.
doors open at 6 !
Showtime 7:30 !!
Tickets $15
Available at Box Office 212. 539. 8778
or call Telecharge 212.239.6200


8. Stephanie Skura, FF Alumn, at Polestar Gallery, Seattle, July 26th

Bruce Haedt & Stephanie Skura
Improvisational Soundscapes With Spoken Word & Movement
saturday july 26, 2003 8 pm
polestar music gallery 1412 18th ave(at union) seattle
$ 6 suggested donation 206-329-4224 www.polestar.org
the temporary culmination of some exciting experiments integrating spoken word with music & movement. we hope you can come!

"her work ranges from subtle & introspective to ballistic or eerie...always physically exhilarating, sophisticated, and, somehow, essential." Lodi McClellan, Seattle Weekly

"he is unto himself an extraordinary musician, songwriter, and master of his own music" Sue Hylen, Bainbridge Island Cultural Arts


8. Jay Critchley, FF Alumn, 16th Annual Provincetown Harbor Swim, Sept. 6, 2003

16th Annual Provincetown Harbor Swim For Life & Paddler Flotilla, A Community Benefit For Aids & Women's Health, Set For Saturday, September 6, 2003; Pool Splash Returns; New Business Awards Announced.
Swimmers and paddlers from across the country are invited to converge on Cape Cod for the Provincetown Harbor Swim for Life & Paddler Flotilla, A Community Benefit for AIDS & Women's Health, celebrating its 16th year on September 6, 2003. The 2002 event raised $140,000 from 300 swimmers and paddlers, surpassing the million dollar mark. A total of $98,000 was disbursed to the AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod, Helping Our Women, Outer Cape Health Services, the Family Tree/AIDS History Project, and the Art Archives. Business sponsors for this year to date include: The Provincetown Banner, Mike's Movies/Boston, Paul Mitchell, KY Liquid, The New Crown & Anchor, Mussel Beach Health Club and David Flower Productions. The Swim for Life is sponsored in part by the Provincetown Tourism Fund and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
This popular post-Labor Day community festival will be held at the Boatslip Resort, 161 Commercial Street and includes the Celebration of Life Concert on Friday and the Mermaid Brunch at the Bas Relief Park following the Swim on Saturday. The Pool Splash for those unable or unwilling to cross the harbor invites swimmers to swim in a pool. New business awards will be presented to businesses who recruit and/or sponsor a swimmer and collect pledges.
For registration forms for swimmers, paddlers, security boaters, Pool Splash, volunteer and sponsorship opportunities or to make a donation, contact: Swim for Life, P.O. Box 819, Provincetown, MA 02657, 508-487-1930, email, thecompact@attbi.com, and at its website, www.swim4life.org.
In 1997 the Circle of Honor was established to acknowledge the contributions of those who have either participated as a swimmer for 10 years or raised more than $10,000 in pledges. Circle of Honor members to date include: Don Richards, Ted Cass, Glen Cunha, Michael Dively, Daryel Duhaime, Keith Fein, Patrick Finn, Eddie Goldstein, Wendy Gulley, Ed Hudner, Lee Hughes, Raymond Johnson, Gracie Johnston, Jon MacClaren, Jean Lyon Martens, Bill Silvestri, Jonas Stankus, Joe Stewart, Steve Syta, John Tom, and John Tarrats. Last year's David Asher Volunteer Award was issued to George Libone.
The Aids Support Group of Cape Cod, a Swim beneficiary, will host the 17th Annual ASGCC Silent & Live Auctions at Provincetown Town Hall, with honorar y co-chair comedienne performers Lea DeLaria and Maggie Cassella, and auctioneer Terry Catalano of Outer Cape Art Auctions. Fine art, antiques, gift certificates, travel packages and more. Silent Auction Friday, August 29, noon to 9 p.m.; Live Auction Saturday, August 30, beginning at 5 p.m. For more information, or to make a donation, call Gerry Desautels at 508-487-9445, ext. 48 or email gerryd@asgcc.org.The Provincetown Community Compact, organizer of the event, is a private, non-profit, tax exempt organization founded in 1993 to support the arts, environment, and well-being of Provincetown. Compact projects include the C-Scape Dune Shack, Art Archives, the Family Tree/AIDS History Project, and Tennis for Life. It is a co-founder of the Academy of Art, Science, and Technology at Provincetown High School, and provides administrative support for artist and community projects.
Photos available on request.


9. Le Petit Versailles presents Joe Tullgren, July 19, 2003

You are cordially invited to attend this Saturdays event at LE PETIT VERSAILLES 346 East Houston Street @ Avenue C FREE or voluntary donation.

July 19 8pm RAIN or SHINE

JOE TULLGREN * the loosepaper collection concert in three parts with a Stephen Kent Jusick film collaboration

vocals, piano and laptop - joe tullgren
piano- gates thomas
guitar- alec berlin
percussion- john clancy
bass- debbie kennedy

Joe Tullgren A graduate of the University of New Hampshire's Music Performance Program under the instruction of David Ripley and Dr. Henry Wing, Joseph Tullgren's concentration was in Ethnomusicology. His primary focus was in Native and African-American Song development,as well as the study of contemporary Art Song. Joe has developed a unique experimental style that bridges the gap between Art Songs and Song Cycles and the more contemporary forms of "Nu Jazz", R&B, Ambient, and Electronic music. He founded Loosepaper Music to publish his works and also to develop ideas for "Loosepaper Collection" - a cycle of works in progress. Most recently he performed with Leonardo Smith and Dancers as primary composer and music director.

Funding from Meet The Composer,Inc. is provided with the support of NY State Council on the Arts, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, ASCAP, Virgil Thomson Foundation, Jerome Foundation, JP Morgan Chase, Mary Flagler Charitable Trust. The Eleanor Naylor Dana Charitable Trust, the Greenwall Foundation, and National Endowment for the Arts.

Events are made possible by Allied Productions,Inc., Gardeners & Friends of LPV, The Trust for Public Land, GreenThumb/NYC Dept. of Parks, Materials for the Arts; NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs, NYC Dept. of Sanitation, & NYC Board of Education.


10. Glen Belverio, FF Alumn, DJ's at Happy Endings, TONITE, July 17th, 10 pm-til late.

Hey Dolls and Dudes:
I'm spinning my collection of Asian, Indian and Arabic rock, hip-hop and dance tunes at Happy Endings this Thurs night, July 17th, from 10pm till late. They were a big hit this past Monday at Passerby and since I won't be spinning again for awhile (I'm leaving for Shanghai and Hong Kong next Friday for a few weeks) please come by, have a drink and say hi!

Happy Endings
302 Broome St.
Btw Eldridge and Forsyth
July 17th Thursday
10pm till late

Glenn Belverio


11. Rev. Billy, FF Alumn, Benefit Performance at St. Mark's Church, NYC, July 23

Dear Children in Activist Exhaustion:

The Stop Shopping Gospel Choir and myself welcome you to our Strange Worship on Wednesday the 23rd, St. Mark's Church, 8:30. While we are
praying on our knees with you -- our hands will be in your pockets, rummaging for a twenty. Yes your gift of $20 flies our 30-voice choir to Reno, trucks us to Burning Man City, shelters and feeds us on the Black Rock Desert. We have been invited to sing and preach on the Broadway stage they've notched in the side of the Great Temple under The Man.

If you are a supporter of one of the groups that we've helped with comic blessings or songs over the years - I count sixty benefit shows - will you let us cash out some karma? We are moving out into this larger thing that surrounds us, called the United States, maybe you've heard of it. It's a whole continent of violent naivete. And there are here and there pockets of exhausted activists who are asking for the joyous song and hope-itching words of our post-religious church. Change-a-lujah!

Reservations: REVBILLY.COM
thank you


12. China Blue, FF Alumn, at Lance Fung Gallery through July 19

China Blue
"Architectural Therapy"
June 19 - July 19, 2003
Lance Fung Gallery
537 Broadway, 2nd Floor
NYC 212- 334-6242
Hours 12-5 Tuesday-Saturday

China Blue, FF Alumn, is an installation artist who uses feng shui parameters to place the work. The application of feng shui it is believed, changes the direction and pattern of energy in the room, resulting in a "healthy and positive" environment. This in turn creates healthier and productive lives. When exercising the practice, China Blue uses a diversity of materials including digital devices and sound, to facilitate this concept. These hybrid digital interfaces first build on the feng shui parameters and then succeed in abstracting the solutions. By transcending the functional aspects of the practice she had thus transformed a discipline into art. The work is created in relationship to the space and the people who use it and live in it. The solutions for spaces are based on the problems and concerns in the lives of the people who live and work in them. As a result, this on-going project constantly fluxes, according to the space and people involved. In applying this concept to the gallery she challenges the Western notions of how space is perceived, by articulating a Chinese perception to space that is in relationship to those who live and work in it.


Goings On is compiled weekly by Harley Spiller


Goings On are compiled weekly by Harley Spiller

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