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Franklin Furnace's Goings On
December 22, 2004

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1. Isabel Samaras, FF Alumn, online interview now available
2. Joni Mabe, FF Alumn, at the Mueum of Contemporary Art, GA, thru Jan 15, 05
3. Anna O'Sullivan, FF Alumn, appointed director of Butler Gallery, Ireland
4. Eyewash, FF Alumn, DVD release party, Dec. 29 at Remote Lounge, NYC
5. Frank Schifreen, FF Alumn, at Art Lot, Brooklyn, thru Jan 1, 2005
6. Raul Zamudio, FF Alumn, in Finland and London, January 2005
7. Franc Palaia, FF Alumn, in Kingston NY Sculpture Biennial, June - Oct 2005
8. Paul McMahon, FF Alumn, at Sidewalk Café, NY, Jan 1, 15, 29 2005
9. Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church, annual benefit, Dec 31-Jan 1
10. Digital Audio exhibition site now online, www.greatestbits.com
11. Michael Bramwell, FF Alumn, at Int'l Print Center, NY, Jan 13-26, 2005
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1. Isabel Samaras, FF Alumn, online interview now available

An interview with Isabel Samaras, FF Alumn, is now available at
http://scenemissing.blogspot.com/2004/12/interview-w-isabel-samaras-artist.html

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2. Joni Mabe,. FF Alumn, at the Mueum of Contemporary Art, GA, thru Jan 15, 05

The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia invites you to an exhibition, Wayne Kline & The Rolling Stone Press through Saturday, January 15, 2005

Atlanta celebrates twenty years of Wayne Kline and The Rolling Stone Press The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia (MOCA GA) announces the first in a series of short-run, historical exhibits that presents the history of contemporary art in Georgia. WAYNE KLINE & THE ROLLING STONE PRESS will exhibit works by contemporary artists from Georgia and across the southeast who were selected to work on the lithography press at Rolling Stone during its twenty years of operation. It will also exhibit the work of Wayne Kline, founder of the press and artist working in the medium of lithographic printmaking.
Rolling Stone Press is a lithography print atelier run by master Tamarind printer Wayne Kline. Observing traditions developed over the past two hundred years, Kline has been inviting artists to work on the press since 1984. Artists who have made prints at Rolling Stone include Benny Andrews, Linda Armstrong, Genevieve Arnold, Joni Mabe, Beverly Buchanan, William Christenberry, Herbert Creecy, Reverend Howard Finster, Cheryl Goldsleger, Ruth Laxson, Lynn Marshall Linnemeier, Cornel Rubino, and Barbara Schreiber.
Lithographs created at the press are in a number of permanent collections including The Bauhaus Archiv State Museum, Berlin, Germany; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; The High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia; The Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, Alabama; The Telfair Museum of Art, Savannah, Georgia; and the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia.
MOCA GA is located at 1447 Peachtree Street, two blocks north of the High Museum of Art in Midtown Atlanta. Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. MOCA GA is free and open to the public. For more information, 404/881-1109, or info@mocaga.org.

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3. Anna O'Sullivan, FF Alumn, appointed director of Butler Gallery, Ireland

Anna O'Sullivan, a performance curator of Franklin Furnace in the 1980's and formerly of Robert Miller Gallery and Danese is returning to Ireland at the end of January, 2005, to take up the position as the new director of the Butler Gallery. The Butler gallery is a contemporary nonprofit art space with an international program and is located in the medieval\ Kilkenny Castle

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4. Eyewash, FF Alumn, DVD release party, Dec. 29 at Remote Lounge, NYC

what: EyeWash 2 DVD Release Party
When: December 29, 2004 9pm-1am
Where: Remote Lounge, 327 Bowery at 2nd Street, NYC
Admission: FREE
Contact: Eric Dunlap, 212-683-9053 or eric@FORWARDmotiontheater.org

Forward Motion Theater, Inc. is pleased to announce a special event celebrating the release of the EyeWash Year Two DVD. The event will feature live performances by artists who appear on the DVD and takes place from 9pm-1am on December 29th, 2004 at Remote Lounge, 327 Bowery. Admission is free and copies of the new DVD will be on sale for $20.

Bill Jones and Ben Neill (Six Degrees Records, Astralwerks) perform a sneak peek from their upcoming theater/media hybrid "Palladio" (http://www.palladiomovie.com). Electronic music composer/author Peter Kirn (http://www.peterkirn.com) performs a live video/audio mix with vocal accompaniment by Kamala Sankaram. Feedbuck Galore (http://www.feedbuckgalore.com) crosses video with eco-social spoken word. Adam Kendall (http://www.hellbender.org) provides live-mixed visuals with DJ Duane Reade adding the additional beats.

The EyeWash 2 DVD, another mixed cocktail of visuals and music, contains original video + audio collaborations by selected artists from the EyeWash live-mix video series which has been running since March 2003 in New York City. Pre orders of the DVD are available on the Forward Motion Theater website http://www.FORWARDmotiontheater.org. All proceeds go to continue EyeWash events.

EyeWash is a series of live-mixed video events featuring VJs and Video Artists who manipulate video in real time. EyeWash is presented by Forward Motion Theater, Inc. a 501(c)3 non-profit organization since 2001, and is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State agency.

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5. Frank Schifreen, FF Alumn, at Art Lot, Brooklyn, thru Jan 1, 2005

At the Art lot at Sackett and Columbia St. in Brooklyn until Jan 1, 2005. Now the site of an ongoing collaborative sculpture project by Frank Shifreen and Danny Scheffer, primarily, also featuring artists Jason Murphy and Aki Kimoto . It is titled Urban Project: Conversations in Steel and it is a 4 month long exhibition that changes and evolves continuously. Martin Buber has written that truth is revealed in discussion, argument , dialogue and conversation.The artists have created sculptures that converse in a dialogue that is both serious, deep. funny, poignant, and revealing. Steel becomes cartoons, thought bubbles, animals , surrealist objects, heavy, solid or light as smoke. Conversation in steel. The works are iconic, surrealist, humorous, expressive, spiritual and transcendant Danny Scheffer and Frank Shifreen have a long history of Brooklyn art projects. Shifreen was the founder of the Gowanus Memorial Artyard, organized the Monumental Shows, co-organized the Terminal Show many important exhibitions in the 1980's, Recently, Organized and participated in "Art Against War" shown at 6 galleries in the U.S.and featured at the World Social Forum in Mumbai India 2003-2004 He is the director of the Digitalmuseum ( www.thedigitalmuseum.org) and a member of the Social Media Group at Columbia University. He is finishing a doctorate at Columbia University Teachers College. Both Scheffer and Shifreen have had numerous exhibitions of their work here and abroad. There is an ongoing weblog of the project at www.retiform.net.
Jim Osman is the director of the Artlot. He is an artist who lives in Columbia Heights Vicinity and teaches at Parsons School of Design.

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6. Raul Zamudio, FF Alumn, in Finland and London, January 2005

Raul Zamudio, FF Alumn, will be visiting critic/curator in Finland from January 3-10, his stay is sponsored by FRAME: Finnish Fund For Art Exchange. He will then give a lecture titled "Be my guest, be my host, be my ghost" on January 12th at the Royal College of Art, London, England.

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7. Franc Palaia, FF Alumn, in Kingston NY Sculpture Biennial, June - Oct 2005

Franc Palaia, FF Alum will be included in the Kingston Sculpture Biennial,June-Oct 2005. He will exhibit "Solar House Sculpture" a self illuminated Photo-house on an outdoor site in Kingston, NY near the Hudson river. Franc received a grant from the Dutchess County Arts Council for this piece.

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8. Paul McMahon, FF Alumn, at Sidewalk Café, NY, Jan 1, 15, 29 2005

Paul McMahon, FF Alumn, will be playing guitar with ARMY OF LOVE at the Sidewalk Cafe, 6th and A, at 10 PM on three Saturdays in January; the 1st, 15th and 29th. More about this swampy rockband from Woodstock by way of Georgia can be found at armyofloveband.com. Paul is reachable at paul@paulmcmahon.tv

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9. Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church, annual benefit, Dec 31 - Jan 1

150 or more poets and performers will be reading at The Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church 131 E. 10th Street in Manhattan sometimes between 5-6:30 p.m. The annual benefit starts at 2 p.m. and ends around 2 a.m. on JANUARY 1. So bring your eyes and ears and $16 to get in (students $12) and help start 2005 with rhyme, rhythm and poems.

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10. Digital Audio exhibition site now online, www.greatestbits.com

Jeremy Turner (Canada) and Janne Vanhanen (Finland) are pleased to announce their new digital audio curatorial project called GreatestBits, featuring1-second compositions from many artists from around the globe.

We encourage you to check out www.greatestbits.com.
We believe you will enjoy listening to the 1-second audio "bits" and reading the associated reviews.

GreatestBits is still accepting 1-second digital audio submissions. This website is constantly being updated. For more information, please email Bit-Bot at transmitbit@yahoo.ca

Happy Holidays! Jeremy Turner and Janne Vanhanen

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11. Michael Bramwell, FF Alumn, at Int'l Print Center, NY, Jan 13-26, 2005

Michael Bramwell, FF Alumn, introduces a new print edition entitled: Cargoburst I, included in the exhibition New Prints 2005/Winter, at The International Print Center New York, 526 West 26th Street New York, NY 1000, Dates: (13 January-26 February 2005.) For more information please visit www.ipcny.org/exhib/exhib.htm

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