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Franklin Furnace's Goings On
January 3, 2006

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1. Diane Torr, FF Alumn, received Scottish Arts Council award.
2. Deborah Garwood, FF Alumn, at Makor Gallery, reception Jan. 3, and more
3. Raul Zamudio, FF Alumn, at Shore Institute, Long Branch, NJ, Jan. 12-Feb. 19
4. Paul Zaloom, FF Alumn, at Redcat, Disney Concert Hall, LA, Jan. 18-22.
5. Jane Bell Davis, wife of Doug Davis, FF Alumn, died Dec. 30, 2005.
6. Geoffrey Hendricks, FF Alumn, at Emily Harvey Foundation, Jan. 6
7. Willie Cole, FF Alumn, at Alexander & Bonin, NY, opening Jan. 7
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1. Diane Torr, FF Alumn, received Scottish Arts Council award.

Diane Torr, FF Alumn, received an award of £6,000 from the Scottish Arts Council towards the cost of a new production entitled, DONALD DOES DUSTY, in which a young teenage lad, growing up gay in the 60s in the north of Scotland, discovers solace in the songs, and in assuming the persona, of Dusty Springfield. Performance will tour US venues in 2007. For tour dates and schedule contact Diane at dragkingdt@aol.com

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2. Deborah Garwood, FF Alumn, at Makor Gallery, reception Jan. 3, and more

Deborah Garwood is participating in a group show:

"Real Art Today: A Salon Celebration"
December 21, 2005 - January 15, 2006
Reception Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2006, from 6:30 - 8:30pm
Makor Gallery
Makor-Steinhardt Center of the 92nd St. Y
35 West 67th St.
New York, NY (near Columbus Ave.)

And read her review of Suzan Frecon’s work:

Sedate Rhythms, Intuitive Precision
Suzan Frecon’s interplay of geometry and geology, with mineral hues
Gay City News
Volume 4, Number 52 | Dec. 29 - Jan. 4, 2005

http://www.gaycitynews.com/gcn_452/sedaterhythms.html

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3. Raul Zamudio, FF Alumn, at Shore Institute, Long Branch, NJ, Jan. 12-Feb. 19

Critics Select, Co-curator, Raul Zamudio (Art Nexus, Contributing Editor; Flash Art, Correspondent; and Contemporary, Contributor), selects Mexico City artists: Edgar Orlaineta, Ulises Mora, Teresea Serrano, Shore Institute of Contemporary Art, 29 3 rd Avenue, Long Branch New Jersey, January 12- February 19, 2006. Opening reception January 15, 3:00-6:00pm.

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4. Paul Zaloom, FF Alumn, at Redcat, Disney Concert Hall, LA, Jan. 18-22.

WOW! REDCAT, at the Disney Concert Hall in downtown LA, presents the World Premiere of Paul Zaloom’s The Mother of All Enemies, January 18-22 (WED-SUN).

WHAT? The wickedly funny puppeteer and satirist gives new meaning to the term “shadow government” with his latest spectacle, a politicized update of the traditional Middle Eastern “Karagoz” shadow play. Using a glut of low-rent special effects, Zaloom plays out a frenetically comic epic in which his Karagoz, a queer-secular humanist-Quaker-Buddhist-agnostic Arab immigrant artist, somehow outfoxes a horde of pursuing adversaries made up of Homeland Security, Al Qaeda, the Statue of Liberty, the Christian Ex-Gay Movement, Minutemen vigilantes, and Israeli and Syrian agents.

WHO? Called “one of the most original and talented political satirists working in the theater” by The New York Times, Paul Zaloom is an OBIE-winning puppeteer and performance artist who has written, designed and performed 12 solo spectacles, including Fruit of Zaloom, Sick But True, and his latest, The Mother of All Enemies.

A Los Angeles-based artist, Zaloom began his career with his company Bread and Puppet in 1971, and was awarded such grants as the Guggenheim Fellowship and The Cola Award, and received a BESSIE and LA Weekly Theater Award. His highly idiosyncratic work utilizes techniques such as overhead projection, government document exposé, “picture performance”, and hand, rod, shadow, found object, and dummy puppets. For more information, visit http://www.paulzaloom.com/ and www.dantefilm.com/.

WHERE? REDCAT, CalArts’ downtown center for innovative visual, performing and media arts, is located at the corner of W. 2nd St. and S. Hope St., inside the Walt Disney Concert Hall complex.

WHEN? Mother of All Enemies runs Wednesday-Sunday, January 18-22, at 8:30 p.m (Sun the 22nd at 3pm). Ticket prices range from $22-14, with student discounts available. Seating is general admission. Tickets may be purchased at the REDCAT box office—located at the corner of 2nd and Hope Streets, by calling 213.237.2800, or at www.redcat.org.

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5. Jane Bell Davis, wife of Doug Davis, FF Alumn, died Dec. 30, 2005.

Dear Friends,

i both hate to tell you what i have to tell you and expess at the same time my belief in the strength of her/your soul...and that she will continue to help us all from afar, and nearby. Jane went on to the beyond on Saturday morning, Dec.30, via a heart attack at Roosevelt Hospital Emergency Ward, taken there from Euclid Hall on upper Broadway, an "Assisted Living" residence." She was cared for by Medicaid and St. Vincent's Hospital.

Below you will see comments from a marvelous book by a dear, departed friend and collector of mine, the late Eugene M. Schwartz, who, thanks to the generosity of his widow, Barbara Schwartz (who I long now to see), gave my Sentence, which only he had the wit and alertness to recognize so early (in early 1995, shortly after it was commissioned by Susan Hoeltzel, Director of the Lehman College Art/CCNY gallery in the Bronx--where i also had the pleasure of teaching for several years.

He also alone had the wit toward the end of his life--encouraged by the great religious scholar at Princeton, Elaine Pagels-- to patch together the great poetry of the Bible, Jesus, and the ancient Judaic gospels. He also speaks of and quotes Mohammed in this early attempt to bring the falsely warring religions together. Its title is "You are not far from the Kingdom of God" (Second Creation Press, 1002).

I thank him for the words below. I thank Jane for advocating a "Quaker wake" at the Whitney Museum when he passed away (she was a birth- right Quaker converted to Episcopalianism at the lovely, battered historic Trinity Church, whose ancient St. Paul's Chapel became in effect "the Ground Zero Church" on 9/11/01, when it housed overnight victims, battered firemen and policemen...for several days...an extension of its sleep-in program for the poor, which is ongoing.

Jane's Quaker Wake, which emphasized friends of Gene standing up and discussing his liveliness, compassion, and wit as tho he were alive, was an outstanding success--and monitored/supported by then director David Ross. I hope to do the same for Jane in or near Trinity and St. Paul's-- yes, an interdenominational innovation--but that is how she lived and guided both me and three daughters (two, Laura and Mary Beth by another mother), and a third, Charlotte Victoria, her own, now 23, Godfathered by John Brademas, President Emeritus of NYU.

I welcome your thoughts, suggestions, memories of Jane, and any other form of human discourse in a difficult age given more to killing than to discourse. We must change this. For Jane....

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6. Geoffrey Hendricks, FF Alumn, at Emily Harvey Foundation, Jan. 6

The EMILY HARVEY FOUNDATION
invites you to:
TWELFTH NIGHT !
(Shakespeare wrote a play about it)
FRIDAY JANUARY 6TH, 2006
Celebrating
the opening of the
BERTY SKUBER
and
GEOFFREY HENDRICKS
exhibitions
at the PAVEL ZOUBOK GALLERY
and
the rare appearance in New York
of
HENRY MARTIN
(our treasurer)
direct from Bolzano for 10 days only
STARTING AROUND 8PM OR SO
Refreshments will be served
DON’T MISS IT!
REALLY!
at the
EMILY HARVEY FOUNDATION
537 Broadway, New York City / 2nd Floor

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7. Willie Cole, FF Alumn, at Alexander & Bonin, NY, opening Jan. 7

Willie Cole, FF Alumn, presents Sole to Soul, at Alexander and Bonin Gallery, NY, from January 7 th through February 18 th. The opening reception is on January 7 th from 6-8 pm.

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Goings On is compiled weekly by Harley Spiller

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