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Franklin Furnace's Goings On
July 31, 2006

CONTENTS:
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1. Peggy Diggs, FF Alumn, at Brown University, Sept. 9-Oct. 22 (opening Sept. 16)
2. Marshall Reese, Peggy Diggs, FF Alumns, at Jim Kempner Fine Art, NY, Sept. 9-30
3. Lynn Swanson, FF Alumn, shooting role of Edith Frank at Italia Films, Roma
4. Lee Gordon, FF Alumn, in The Massachusetts Review
5. Galinsky, FF Alumn, at Bowery Poetry Club, Aug. 8, 8 pm
6. Heidi House Arneson, FF Alumn, in Minneapolis,, Sept. 9, 8-10 pm
7. Jess Dobkin, FF Alumn, in 2006 SummerWorks Festival, Toronto, Aug. 4-13
8. Tom Trusky, FF Alumn, shoots documentary film, Aug. 16
9. John Fleck, FF Alumn, in Redcat New Original Works Festival, Aug. 3-5, LA
10. Bonnie Sherk, FF Alumn, appointed to San Francisco Urban Forestry Council
11. Reverend Billy, FF Alumn, at South St. Seaport, Aug. 6-Oct. 1
12. Gearoid Dolan, FF Alumn, in East Village/Lower East Side, Aug. 4-11
13. Michelle Handelman, FF Member, at Le Petit Versailles, Aug. 10, and more
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1. Peggy Diggs, FF Alumn, at Brown University, Sept. 9-Oct. 22, and more

Peggy Diggs, FF Alumn, will have a new installation ("Resolution Room") at IN TRANSIT: FROM OBJECT TO SITE, an exhibition and symposium to be held in the List Visual Art Center ( 64 College Street) at Brown University in Providence, RI. The show runs from September 9 - October 22. The opening reception is September 16, 5:30-7:30pm. There will be a symposium on installation art on September 23, 11am to 5pm in List Art Center Auditorium, and will feature Julie Reiss, Ondine Chavoya, Erika Suderburg, Anne Pasternak, and Bill Arning.

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2. Marshall Reese, Peggy Diggs, FF Alumns, at Jim Kempner Fine Art, NY, Sept. 9-30

Peggy Diggs is having photographs included in an exhibition at Jim Kempner Fine Art in Chelsea in September. The show, "The Message is the Medium" runs from September 9 - September 30, and is an exhibition of unique works, limited edition prints & multiples. It's being curated by Marshall Reese, FF Alumn

This exhibit of recent editioned works is a multivalent look at the currents and crosscurrents shaping our society since September 11, 2001.

The exhibit reflects the underlying gestalt and pathos in American society observed in governmental policies around national security, surveillance, the war in Iraq and around social issues of civil rights and immigration.

The exhibition title "The Message is the Medium," is a direct reference to media theorist Marshall McLuhan and his book (with Quentin Fiore) The Medium is the Message. The title refers to the theories and impact of the media in shaping politics and art, and to the importance of art (the message) in shaping meaning from and about political events.

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Peggy Diggs
Arts and Humanities / Mears West
Williams College
Williamstown, MA 01267
pdiggs@williams.edu
413.458.8702 home/studio
http://www.williams.edu/Art/diggs

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3. Lynn Swanson, FF Alumn, shooting role of Edith Frank at Italia Films, Roma

In collaboration with 263 Films Milano, director Dario Picciau and a team of 35 artists, Lynn Swanson is creating the voice and expressions of Edith Frank (via 95 reflective facial markers and state-of-the-art motion capture photography) for a 3D animated film loosely based on the experiences of the Frank family in hiding in Amsterdam during WWII. She is also acting/dubbing coach for other actors participating. The film, entitled "Dear Anne", is expected to be released in spring 2007.

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4. Lee Gordon, FF Alumn, in The Massachusetts Review

Lee Gordon is the Featured Cover Visual Artist, with a special insert containing selections of his Self Portrait Series, in the Special Issue "The Messy Self", of The Massachusetts Review. This issue is of special interest because it includes a never before published play by Wendy Wasserstein.

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5. Galinsky, FF Alumn, at Bowery Poetry Club, August 8, 8 pm

FF Alumni Galinsky performs improv comedy at the Bowery Poetry Club 08/11/2006 08:00 PM - The My Little Eyebrow Sisters Comedy at Bowery Poetry Club NYC 308 Bowery, NYC, 10009,US - $6 The Eyebrow Sisters Power Trio consists of Philip Galinsky Robin Selfridge and Robert Galinsky. More info: http://www.mmslam.com/images/eyebrowboweryaugust.jpg 

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6. Heidi House Arneson, FF Alumn, in Minneapolis,, Sept. 9, 8-10 pm

Dear Friends, Press and Community Organizations,

PERFORMANCE FUNDRAISER FOR 2007 DIRECT ACTION WORKSHOP

DIRECT ACTION WORKSHOP www.directactionworkshop.org
Heidi Arneson’s Performance Workshop for Inmates in Minnesota Prisons

PERFORMANCE FUNDRAISER Saturday, September 9, 2006
8-10pm at Patrick’s Cabaret, 3010 Minnehaha Ave. S. Mpls MN 55406

Suggested tax-deductible donation:
$25 in advance, $30 at the door

Make donations payable to:
Intermedia Arts/Direct Action

Mail advance donations to:
Heidi House, 1916 S. 8th St, Mpls MN 55454

Or make tax-deductible donation of $30 or more at door.
Reservations: 612.333.6816
 
Starring DIRECT ACTION WORKSHOP graduates and other performing artists and local celebrities, including Heidi Arneson, Catherine Bauer, Laura Burlis, Dallas, Sue Dorumsgaard, Dan Hendrickson, Eric Larson, Howard Lieberman, Dave Kline, Wendy Morris, Darnell Neal and Joe Selvaggio.

D IRECT ACTION WORKSHOP Mission
Build awareness, communication and understanding
between diverse cultures through personal storytelling

In DIRECT ACTION WORKSHOP,
inmates participate in theater and writing exercises,
develop a performance piece based on their life-stories,
and learn skills for success: how to connect, communicate, concentrate and cooperate.

At culmination of the workshop,
inmates present their work in a live performance
for an audience of up to 100 of their fellow inmates at the correctional facility.

As clients utilize the creativity,
self-discovery and discipline involved in developing live performance, they improve their self-awareness, self-esteem and public speaking skills, and their likelihood of finding employment, maintaining strong relationships and connecting with supportive communities upon release.

The ultimate goal of the workshop is to reduce recidivism.

Check FEATURE ARTICLE IN AUGUST MPLS/ST PAUL Magazine,
pages 298-299 & 359
Veteran Performance Artist Heidi Arneson brings her talents and unflappable personality to prison.

I’ve never seen a more moving example of the power of art to change lives.
Dean J Seal, Chaplain Resident, United Hospitals, Producer Emeritus, Minnesota Fringe Festival

Heidi Arneson, Director of Direct Action Workshop, is a multidisciplinary artist renowned for her one-person plays about American Archetypes and for her to nurture creativity. She uses personal storytelling as a means for social transformation. She has performed her plays, Ten Bedroom Heart, PreHansel &Post Gretel and DeGrade Schoo l in New York, Chicago, Denver, Merced CA, Winnipeg and nearly every venue in the Twin Cities, including the Walker, Weisman, Jungle, Southern and Red Eye. She is a recipient of the 2006 Minnesota State Arts Board Grant to complete her novel, The Flying Boy. She is also a recipient of the Bush Artist Fellowship, Franklin Furnace Emerging Artist Performance Artist Award and Core Alumna of the Playwrights’ Center.

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7. Jess Dobkin, FF Alumn, in 2006 SummerWorks Festival, Toronto, Aug. 4-13


Emergency Exits
A performance by Jess Dobkin

At the 2006 SummerWorks Festival

Featuring Simla Civelek and Jess Dobkin

Theatre Passe Muraille Backspace
16 Ryerson Avenue (one block NE of Bathurst and Queen) Toronto

August 4 @ 6:30pm
August 5 @ 3:30pm
August 6 @ 5pm
August 7 @ 8pm
August 8 @ 11pm
August 9 @ 9:30pm
August 12 @ 5pm
August 13 @ 2pm

Fasten your seatbelt. This is not your usual flight...

For information and tickets: www.summerworks.ca
www.jessdobkin.com

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8. Tom Trusky, FF Alumn, shoots documentary film, Aug. 16

Release online: http://news.boisestate.edu

IDAHO FILM COLLECTION TO SHOOT DOCUMENTARY ABOUT NELL SHIPMAN IN PRIEST LAKE STATE PARK

The Idaho Film Collection, housed at Boise State University and headed by BSU Professor Tom Trusky, along with Pretty Good Productions of Coeur d’Alene, will shoot the final documentary for an upcoming collection about early film pioneer Nell Shipman. Shooting will take place Aug. 16 at Priest Lake State Park.

The documentary, “At Lionhead Lodge,” will round out the Nell Shipman DVD Collection, a series published by the Idaho Film Collection. The final installment, Vol. III, will include all of the films Shipman made in Idaho and one made in Washington, and will also include the documentary and other extras.

Shipman was a silent film star, director, editor and producer who came to Idaho in the early 1920s and established a film camp, Lionhead Lodge, on Priest Lake. She made one feature film there and a number of shorter films. Shipman’s films are known for always featuring a woman as the hero, usually assisted by an animal actor. Shipman was known for her humane treatment of animals and for her love of the environment, location shooting and independent filmmaking.

For more information, call Boise State professor Tom Trusky at (208) 426-1999
Contact: Tom Trusky, Idaho Film Collection, (208) 426-1999, ttrusky@boisestate.edu
Media Contact: Julie Hahn, University Communications, (208) 426-5540, juliehahn@boisestate.edu

Boise State University is the largest institution of higher education in Idaho with about 18,600 students and 2,200 faculty and staff. More than 190 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and technical degrees are offered within eight colleges. A metropolitan university located in the capital city, Boise State is committed to life-enhancing research, teaching excellence and public service.

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9. John Fleck, FF Alumn, in Redcat New Original Works Festival, Aug 3-5, LA

The REDCAT'S New Original Works Festival (NOW) presents acclaimed performance artist / actor John Fleck in "JOHNNY'S GOT A GUN". Directed by Steven Kent with Videography by Kate Noonen, "JOHNNY' shares the bill with new work by Juli Crockett & Matt Wardell. August 3, 4 & 5 @ 8:30. REDCAT (Roy and Edna Disney/Cal Arts Theater) is located at 631 W. 2nd St, between Grand & Hope. Park under Disney Hall or directly across the street. Tix $18 - $14. Shows sell out.Reserve a seat @ 213/237-2800 or www.redcat.org

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10. Bonnie Sherk, FF Alumn, appointed to San Francisco Urban Forestry Council

Life Frames, Inc. and A Living Library are pleased to announce that its Founder and Director, Bonnie Ora Sherk, has been appointed by The San Francisco Board of Supervisors to The San Francisco Urban Forestry Council. The Urban Forestry Council helps set City policy to plant and protect trees in San Francisco.

VIEW ARTICLE IN SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER - July 18, 2006
http://www.alivinglibrary.org/examiner706.html

CURRENT EXEMPLARY WORK OF LIFE FRAMES, INC. & A LIVING LIBRARY:

Before and After Photos of OMI/Excelsior Living Library & Think Park (San Francisco, CA)
http://www.alivinglibrary.org/beforeafterOMI.html

A Living Library Frames the Islais Creek Watershed (San Francisco, CA)
http://www.alivinglibrary.org/IslaisCreekwatershed.htm

Roosevelt Island Living Library Garden at PS/IS 217 on Roosevelt Island Day (New York, NY)
http://www.alivinglibrary.org/RIday06.html

Life Frames, Inc. & A Living Library
alivinglibrary@alivinglibrary.org
www.alivinglibrary.org
415-206-9710
212-242-1700

A Living Library, with all sectors of community, incorporates local resources and transforms them to become vibrant, content-rich, ecological learning landscapes; each Branch linked to another.

Bonnie Ora Sherk
Founder & Director
Life Frames, Inc. & A Living Library
bonnieora@alivinglibrary.org
http://www.alivinglibrary.org
415.206.9710
212.242.1700

A Living Library, with all sectors of community, incorporates local resources and transforms them to become vibrant, content-rich, ecological learning landscapes; each Branch linked to another.

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11. Reverend Billy, FF Alumn, at South St. Seaport, Aug. 6-Oct. 1

Contact: Michael O'Neil 917 825 3562 Michael @ revbilly.com
The Fox Is In The Henhouse
REVEREND BILLY AND THE STOP SHOPPING GOSPEL CHOIR
Reverend Billy, The 33 voice Choir and The 7 piece Not Buying It Band
At the South Street Seaport Spiegeltent in August and September

who and what: Reverend Billy and The Stop Shopping Choir stage tent revival at downtown tourist destination
where and when: The SPIEGELTENT at PIER 17, SOUTH STREET SEAPORT, downtown NYC : SUNDAYS 2 PM AUG 6, 13, 20, 27 SEP 17, 23 OCT 1 and a special show September 11 at 6 pm. Take the JMZ 456 ACE to Broadway/ Nassau/ Fulton
ticket info: $15/$12 in advance. Reservations, information and $10 discount tickets available at www.revbilly.com

Our New Fabulous Worship takes place inside a super mall! The South Street Seaport houses almost 100 shops, many of them non-local, non-union sweatshop companies. The seaport epitomizes the suburbanization of New York City. Without the grace of the Brooklyn Bridge or the aromatic memory of the Fulton Fish Market how would you even know you were in NYC? We bring New York to New York in a beautiful old fashioned circus tent on the pier, this is our own LOCAL PARADISE. The Preacher-Fox is in the Henhouse of Sin! Hallelujah!

To arrange an interview or confession with Reverend Billy, please contact Michael O'Neil, 917 825 3562 or email michael@revbilly.com Visit www.revbilly.com for an online press kit.


The Church of Stop Shopping Statement of Belief : Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Gospel Choir believe that consumerism is overwhelming our lives, we celebrate local economies, strong communities and non mediated experience.

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12. Gearoid Dolan, FF Alumn, in East Village/Lower East Side, Aug. 4-11

Gearoid Dolan a.k.a. screaMachine presents:
"Separate", a series of performances with installations on the streets and in the parks of the East Village and Lower East Side, New York, New York: August 4th and 11th (with raindates of August 6th and 13th).
Two performers will inhabit locations in city parks, traverse the streets between the locations and sleep the night in the parks. Each is accompanied by video projections: the performers, as they walk slowly down the streets, carry video projectors slung around their necks, projecting animated images onto the ground ahead of them. Each drags a weighted milk crate behind them as they navigate the streets and sidewalks. Each performer remains alone, separate, dragging his weight alone and separately inhabiting the city parks.

August 4th: 8pm, performer Gearoid Dolan sets out from Tompkins Square Park (9th St. & Ave A), navigating his way to S.D.R. Park (Stanton St. & Forsyth St.). At approximately 9pm, he enters S.D.R. Park and settles down for the night, illuminated by continuous video projections.August 4th: 8pm, performer Fergus Kelly sets out from S.D.R. Park and makes his way to Tompkins Square Park, where he spends the night illuminated by continuous video projections. The performers will cross paths at about 8:30pm on 1st Ave, near 4 th Street.

August 11th: 8pm, performer Gearoid Dolan sets out from Peter Cooper Park (7th St. & 3rd Ave), navigating his way to East River Park (10 th St. & East River). At approximately 9pm, he enters East River Park and settles down for the night, illuminated by continuous video projections.

August 11th: 8pm, performer Fergus Kelly sets out from East River Park and makes his way to Peter Cooper Park, where he spends the night illuminated by continuous video projections. The performers will cross paths at about 8:30pm on 7th St. near 2nd Ave.

More details, maps, routes and schedules will be published at screaMachine.com, including notice if the rain dates will be used instead of the main dates. Please check 2 days before performances for the fixing of the date, based on weather forecasts.
http://www.screamachine.com

this series is made possible with public funds from the new york state council on the arts, a state agency

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13. Michelle Handelman, FF Member, at Le Petit Versailles, Aug. 10, and more


Thursday August 10 at 8:30 pm
Le Petit Versailles Garden in the East Village
An evening spectacle with Live performances, video projections and organic delicacies served.
Le Petit Versailles Garden, August 10th? 8:30-11pm, 346 East Houston Street, NYC. (btwn Aves B & C) Admission: FREE

and

Monday August 14 - Friday August 18, Opening Mon 6-8pm
P.P.O.W. Gallery in Chelsea

Selected photos and videos from "This Delicate Monster" in "Risky Business" a group show curated by Dana Dale Lee about play and risk.P.P.O.W. Gallery, 555 W. 25th St., NYC,? August 14-18, Opening Aug 14 6-8pm, tel: 212/647-1044, Gallery Hours M-F 11a-5p; www.ppowgallery.com.


www.michellehandelman.com
www.filmlinc.com
www.ppowgallery.com

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