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Franklin Furnace's Goings On
February 22, 2005

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1. Isabel Samaras, FF Alumn, at Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, opening Feb 26
2. Michael Smith, FF Alumn, at Christine Burgin Gallery, NY, opening Feb 25
3. Alice Wu, FF Alumn, open house and sale, Brooklyn, Feb 26, 12-6
4. Ann Rosenthal, FF Alumn, organizes Apollo Theater kidney disease benefit
5. Rev. Billy, FF Alumn, at St. Mark's Church, NY, Feb 23, 8 pm
6. Judith A. Hoffberg, FF Alumn, curates exhibition in Miami, Feb. 6-March 13, and more
7. David Medalla, FF Alumn, at Kufa Gallery, London, England, Feb 24, 7 pm
8. Javier Tellez, FF Alumn, at Americas Society, opening Feb 22
9. Deborah Garwood, FF Alumn, in Gay City News online
10. Guerilla Girls On Tour, West Hartford, CT, March 9, and Richmond, IN, March 11
11. Halona Hilbertz, FF Alumn, at Pfiff, NY, opening Feb 24, 6 pm
12. Galinsky, FF Alumn, at Bowery Poetry Club, March 7, 8 pm
13. George Ferrandi, Harley Spiller, FF Alumns, at Union Pool, Feb 23, 7 pm
14. Harley Spiller, FF Alumn, at Jersey City Museum, now thru April 17
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1. Isabel Samaras, FF Alumn, at Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, opening Feb 26

EYE OF THE ILLUMINATI Group Exhibit Opening Reception & Party Feb. 26th, 2005 8:00 pm til 11:30pm *Special Top Secret* preview on Friday Feb. 19th 6:00-9:00pm Presented by Copro Nason Gallery & Juxtapoz Magazine at Track 16 Gallery Bergamot Station 2525 Michigan Ave. Santa Monica, CA 90404 310-398-2643 A group art exhibit n honour of Mark Ryden's Pasadena Museum Exhibition. Artists include Gary Baseman, Lisa Petrucci, Alex Gross, Joe Chiodo, Ron English, Sas Christian, Craig LaRotunda, Isabel Samaras, Shag, Shepard Fairey and more http://www.copronason.com

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2. Michael Smith, FF Alumn, at Christine Burgin Gallery, NY, opening Feb 25

Take Off Your Pants by Michael Smith, FF Alumn, and Joshua White, Opening Feb., 25, 6-8. Continues thru April 9 Christine Burgin Gallery 243 w. 18 nyc 10011

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3. Alice Wu, FF Alumn, open house and sale, Brooklyn, Feb 26, 12-6

Alice and Moriah invite you to a Feral Childe Open House and SALE!, SATURDAY FEBRUARY 26th, 12 noon until 6pm. 269 Douglass Street Buzzer #1, Brooklyn.Visit the amazing Feral Childe workshop!
Beat the mid-winter slump with fantastic markdowns and Sangria! Preview the SPRING KUNG FU SHEK COLLECTION! Win a Feral Childe gift in our extraordinary RAFFLE! Take the R to the Union Street stop Walk one block down the hill on Union and turn right onto 3rd Ave Walk three blocks on 3rd Ave past the park to Douglass
Questions??? Call Moriah 347 225 7287 or Alice 917 541 4306

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4. Ann Rosenthal, FF Alumn, organizes Apollo Theater kidney disease benefit

SEKOU SUNDIATA EVENTS AT APOLLO THEATER with Ani Di Franco, Nona Hendryx, Vernon Reid, Danny Glover and more! Please help us spread the word about these important events dedicated to building public awareness about the high risk of kidney disease and the urgent need for organ and tissue donation. http://www.apollotheater.com/calendar.asp#<b>giftoflifeco
http://www.apollotheater.com/calendar.asp#blessingtheboat

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5. Rev. Billy, FF Alumn, at St. Mark's Church, NY, Feb 23, 8 pm

Push Back Starbucks!
Feb 23, 2005
8pm, St. Mark's Church
$10, no-one turned
reserve@revbilly.com for seats

We are witnessing now the suburbanizing of New York City, in which America finally swallows it. Ascendent "Developers" and transnational chain stores accomplished this, in their relentless destruction of our neighborhoods. But REALIZE that New York City is its neighborhoods.

The Starbucks invasion provides us with a kind of case study for crimes against communities. A company offering fake bohemian cafes enters a neighborhood...and then kills its host! The Starbucks Scouts SEEK OUT the hub of a community, where the hot talk takes place. They try to break the longtime proprietor's lease, the one who cultivated this hot spot. Our invading company is quite open about this, in magazine interviews and PowerPoint presentations.

If they can't send the old tenant packing they set up across the street and try to steal customers one by one. It's no accident Starbucks set up shop across from Veselka's on 2nd Avenue, or across from Galaxie Cafe up on 9th Avenue in Hell's Kitchen.

Knowing this, we move forward. We say now: NO STARBUCKS in the East Village and Williamsburg! We will offend, scandalize, and exorcize the Mermaid With No Nipples until the sweatshop bean counters realize this hostile territory is unprofitable, impossible to tame. Come to Church on February 23rd, 8pm at St. Mark's Church in the Bowery and we will conjure what this will take. The Stop Shopping Gospel Choir will move our hearts and bodies. Together, we will bump and grind the Buckheads out of our lives!

Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Gospel Choir
February 23, 2005 | 8pm at St. Mark's Church
$10, no-one turned away.

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6. Judith A. Hoffberg, FF Alumn, curates exhibition in Miami, Feb. 6-March 13 and more

Women of the Book: Jewish Artists, Jewish Themes, curated by Judith A.
Hoffberg, at Alper JCC, Miami, FL from 6 February - 13 March.

and

Just a note to say my installation, Off Spring, is up through this Sat. February 26th. Hope you will have a chance to come by and see it! I plan to be in the gallery on Saturday from 3 p.m. till closing.

Ceres
547 West 27th St.
Suite 201
212-947-6100
Tues- Sat noon- 6p.m.
Thurs. until 8 p.m.

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7. David Medalla, FF Alumn, at Kufa Gallery, London, England, Feb 24, 7 pm

David Medalla, FF Alumn, will perform on Thursday, February 24, 2005, at 7 p.m., in the Kufa Gallery, 26 Westbourne Grove, London W2 5RH, England. The occasion will be part of the launch of the book "Black Pop" by Shaheen Merali, which is published by Al Saqi Books of London. During the evening, Shaheen Merali will be in conversation with art critics Jean Fisher and David Beech. Shaheen Merali is a distinguished artist and curator of South Asian origin who is currently visual arts director at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin. He was the co-founder of the Panchayat Arts Education Resource Unit, whose archive is currently held in the University of Westminster in England. For reservations to the Kufa event, please contact rebecca@saqibooks.com Telephone: +44 - 020 7221 8347.

David Medalla, founder and director of the London Biennale, will also participate in the inauguration on March 5, 2005, of the new premises of Museum MAN, on the top floor of the elegant Georgian house at 48 Rodney street in the centre of Liverpool, England. The inauguration will feature an exhibition entitled "Night Flight into Dawn Flight", curated by Australian artist Adam Nankervis, founder and director of Museum Man. The exhibition will feature works in diverse media by a host of international artists on t aviary subjects and the themes of human and bird flight. David Medalla will present a new participatory work inspired by an old Anglo-Saxon debate in verse between the Owl and the Nightingale, on the night of the inauguration party at Museum Man.For further info please look up in the internet the website: http://www.museumman.org

David Medalla's brush & pen drawing entitled "To Eroos, by Sappho, no. 1" is in the "Drawing" exhibition at the Parnassos Literary Society in Athens, Greece. An installation by David Medalla, featuring his gold-glazed ceramic shit-shaped incense burner and the archives of the University of Failure, is currently on view in Stephen Perkins' WC Gallery at De Pere, near Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA.

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8. Javier Tellez, FF Alumn, at Americas Society, opening Feb 22

Jump Cuts: Venezuelan Contemporary Art, Coleccion Mercantil
February 22 - May 21, 2005

Americas Society
680 Park Ave @ 68th St
New York, NY
Tel: 212-249-8950
http://www.americas-society.org
Gallery Hours: Wed-Sat, 12:00-6:00 PM
(Free Admission)

Alexander Apostol, Juan Araujo, Carla Arocha, Emilia Azcarate, Aziz + Cucher, Mariana Bunimov, Sigfredo Chacon, Eugenio Espinoza, Jose Gabriel Fernandez, Magdalena Fernandez, Hector Fuenmayor, Alexander Gerdel, Ali Gonzalez, Jose Antonio Hernandez Diez, Arturo Herrera, Juan Iribarren, Diana Lopez, Luis Molina-Pantin, Roberto Obregon, David Palacios, Alfredo Ramirez, Juan Carlos Rodriguez, Luis Romero, Javier Tellez, Meyer Vaisman, Sandra Vivas, Alfred Wenemoser, Julia Zurilla

The Americas Society announces the February 22 opening of Jump Cuts: Venezuelan Contemporary Art, Coleccion Mercantil. This exhibit features twenty-eight Venezuelan artists, including Arturo Herrera, Jose Antonio Hernandez-Diez, Javier Tellez, Carla Arocha, and several U.S. debuts. These works are drawn from the contemporary art section in Banco Mercantil's extensive art collection in Caracas, Venezuela.

The concept of the exhibit draws on Jean Luc Godard's use of the jump cut, a cinematographic term that refers to the editing of film shots causing a disjunctive and visible break in the film's continuity, camera position, or time. The work of Venezuelan artists in this exhibit highlights dialogues with the past and present reflecting a break from Kinetic Art, and the idea of modernity as a concept in crisis. Thematic groupings within the exhibition are: Art-Thought, Necrophilia, The Modern Vernacular, and From the Object to its Representation. These are the jump cuts in the history of Venezuela's visual art from the 1970s to the present.

Jump Cuts is organized by the Banco Mercantil and the Americas Society. It is curated by Tahia Rivero, Curator of the Coleccion Mercantil; Jesus Fuenmayor, Independent Curator; and Lorena Gonzalez I., Colección Mercantil, jointly with Gabriela Rangel, Director of Visual Arts, Americas Society.

A public reception will be held on February 24 in the Americas Society Gallery at 7:00 PM. A panel discussion related to the exhibition will be held at the Americas Society on April 19 at 7:00 PM. The panel discussion will be followed by activities and performances celebrating Venezuelan culture.

Jump Cuts represents the latest project in the Americas Society's ongoing mission to promote understanding of the social, political, economic, and cultural issues that define and challenge the Americas today. The exhibit inaugurates the Americas Society's 40th anniversary celebrations and runs through May 21st, 2005.

For further information, contact Angela Herren at aherren@as-coa.org

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9. Deborah Garwood, FF Alumn, in Gay City News online

http://www.gaycitynews.com/gcn_360/airingthelinen.html

Greetings, Readers & Friends!
Please follow the link above to my review of works by Paul Vinet and Hannelore Baron at Senior and Shopmaker Gallery. Coincidentally: an article in the Metro section of today's New York Times notes the absence of adverstising graphics on the Gates display. (article by David W. Dunlop) Comments welcome as always,
Deborah

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10. Guerilla Girls On Tour, West Hartford, CT, March 9, and Richmond, IN, March 11

The U.S. premiere of the new play Guerrilla Girls On Tour Show - the recovered herstory of women in world theatre as a wild theatrical romp through time -- will take place at the Carol Autorino Center in West Hartford, CT on March 9th at 8PM immediately followed by a performance at the Goddard Auditorium at Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana on March 11th at 7:30PM. Guerrilla Girls On Tour is an activist theatre collective that broke from Guerrilla Girls, Inc. in 2001 so that they could specifically create touring theatre and performances that would humorously address the lack of opportunities for women and explore a way to combine performance and visual art. The Theatre Girls, as Guerrilla Girls On Tour are known, create original comedies, vaudevillian-like street actions, edgy visual works and empowering residency programs that dramatize women's history, advocate on behalf of women and artists of color and use a fresh, unique approach to address current political issues. In order to put the focus of their work solely on the topics they address, each member works under the name of a dead woman artist and performs wearing a gorilla mask. Did you know that a woman created Kabuki? Did you know that Anna Brenko began the tradition of extended rehearsal periods long before the Moscow Art Theatre? Did you know that less than 16% of all the plays produced in the US are written by women? Guerrilla Girls On Tour Show sheds a glaring light on these and other subjects, heretofore delegated to the footnotes and back pages of theatre research books. For tickets and more information visit www.guerrillagirlsontour.com.

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11. Halona Hilbertz, FF Alumn, at Pfiff, NY, opening Feb 24, 6 pm

Dear Friends,
It's the Pfiennale 2005!
I'll be in a 13-Artist-Show opening this Thursday. Even though I won't be there myself (I'll be in Florida!) (I'll say hi to the beach for you!), I heartily recommend you New Yorkers go. Pfiff is a really nice restaurant, and any event that Fritz & Germaine put on is bound to be a hell of a lot of fun. Good art, a house full of multi-culti vibrant intelligent people, and two-for-one drinks, what could beat that?
All the best,
Halona

OPENING Thursday, Feb. 24th, 6pm onwards. 241 Drinks.
Pfiff
35 Grand St. at Thompson St.
NYC
212-334-6841

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12. Galinsky, FF Alumn, at Bowery Poetry Club, March 7, 8 pm

Galinsky, F Falumn, hosts and performs in... The Manhattan Monologue Slam
Next Show MONDAY MARCH 7TH 8PM
AT THE BOWERY POETRY CLUB
308 BOWERY, NYC NY
212.332.0878
http://www.manhattanmonologueslam.com

New York's only theatre slam is hosted by the always spontaneous Galinsky Brothers and features two sets of theatrical action. It's not poetry, not spoken word, not performance art, not improv, not storytelling...It is simply the best collection of New York acting talent, and 2 industry professionals (the judges), gathered for a 2 set evening of exciting theatre.

Set one, The Manhattan Monologue Slam Championship Set, is hosted by Robert Galinsky & features ten pre-booked actors performing one three-minute monologue. What's at stake? The tag of "The Manhattan Monologue Slam Champion", the challenge of defending the title & trophy in next month's show, tickets to any Bowery Poetry Club show, & a one on one consultation with the evening's industry judge.

Set two is the "Thirty Second Slam" & is hosted by Phillip Galinsky. It's an outrageous set of audience/actors who sign up to perform on the night of the show. Each actor's performance doubles as entertainment & as an 'audition' to perform in upcoming shows.

March 7th Features: New Champion (Israeli Film Star) Meital Dohan, 4 time Champion Allison Findlater, Louise Avery, Dennis Jordan Tracy Winston, Tom Burnett, Shawn Williams and special guests.

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13. George Ferrandi, Harley Spiller, FF Alumns, at Union Pool, Feb 23, 7 pm

The City Reliquary proudly presents Collector's Night at Union Pool, located @ union avenue on the corner of Meeker Street (under the BQE) in WIlliamsburgh, Brooklyn, starting at 7:00 pm on Wednesday February 23rd with collector's showcase displays, speaker's presentations, film screenings, panel discussion and much more. suggested donation $5.

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14. Harley Spiller, FF Alumn, at Jersey City Museum, now thru April 17

Inspector Collector (a.k.a. Harley Spiller) has installed fifty items from his collection of Mr. T memorabilia, alongside the Jersey City Museum's current exhibition, "The Superfly Effect."

Inspector Collector will come to the Jersey City Museum on Saturday, March 5 at 1pm for a workshop on collecting. Families and Girl Scout troops are invited to attend and display their collections. This fun-packed day includes the airing of a video, a brief talk about collecting, hands-on collection consultation, certificates of participation, and creative activities and crafts based on the various collections displayed. Those wishing to display their collections should contact Sandy Martiny from the Jersey City Museum at 201-413-0303, ext 112 for table space. Girl Scouts who attend can work towards their Collecting Hobbies Badge.

Admission to Inspector Collector's program at the Jersey City Museum, 350 Montgomery Street at Monmouth Street in Jersey City, is $8. Families should call the museum at 201-413-0303, ext 112 to register and Girl Scouts should call the Girl Scout Council of Greater Essex and Hudson Counties at 973-746-8200 to register. For more information on this and other Jersey City Museum programs, visit www.jerseycitymuseum.org.

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