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Goings On: posted week of May 7, 2007

CONTENTS:
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1. Norm Magnusson, FF Alumn, at GCCA Gallery, Catskill, NY, thru June 12
2. Linda Sibio, FF Alumn, at 2 locations, Morongo Basin, CA, May 22-July 21
3. Jennifer Miller, Julie Atlas Muz, Peggy Shaw, Carmelita Tropicana, in Circus Amok benefit, PS 122, NY, May 21, 7 pm
4. Dennis Adams, Doug Ashford, Judith Barry, Kyong Park, Javier Tellez, Krzysztof Wodiczko, FF Alumns, at Cooper Union’s Great Hall, NY, May 12-13
5. Annie Sprinkle, FF Alumn, in The New York Times, May 1, and more
6. Vito Acconci, Laurie Anderson, Anita Contini, Jenny Holzer, Lucy Lippard, William Pope.L, Martha Rosler, Cee Scott Brown, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, FF Alumns, in Creative Time: The Book, at Printed Matter, NY
7. Robert Flynt, FF Alumn, updates website, robertflynt.com
8. George Peck, FF Alumn, launches new website
9. Jennifer Miller, Julie Atlas Muz, FF Alumns, at Collective Unconscious, May 9
10. Barbara Hammer, Murray Hill, Shelly Rice, FF Alumns, at Aperture Gallery, May 11
11. Karen Show, FF Alumn, at L ina Davidov, Paris, France, opening May 15, and more
12. Oliver Wunsch, FF Intern, at Haverford College, opening May 11, 6-9 pm
13. Sally Greenhouse, FF Alumn, at UMass Herter Art Gallery, May 13-17
14. Paul Zaloom, FF Alumn, at Silverlake Film Festival, LA, TONITE
15. Cary Peppermint, FF Alumn, at Schupf Artists Studios, Hamilton NY, May 8, 9 pm
16. Tiffany Ludwig, FF Alumn, publishes book with Rutgers U. Press
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1. Norm Magnusson, FF Alumn, at GCCA Gallery, Catskill, NY, thru June 12

GCCA Gallery
398 Main St.
Catskill, N.Y.
(518) 943-3400
http://www.greenearts.org/

Opening reception May 12, 5 to 7pm

Curated by Paul Smart, "About Face: Artists not afraid of U-Turns" explores the growing number of artists in the Hudson Valley who have moved beyond the need to present constancy in their work to something more naturalistic and, at the same time, excitingly creative.  Included in this exhibit will be painters who do cartoons, make collages, and do prints… all in distinct styles. Sculptors who photograph. Filmmakers who make sculpture. Painters who do video… and create their own soundtracks. Theorists with a love for process. Realists with a surrealist edge.  All are artists who treasure the roads their creativity takes them on. Creators with no fear, and a true sense of just what our Hudson Valley art scene is now offering the wider cultural world.  Participating artists are:  Barry Gerson, Stevan Jennis, Norm Magnusson, Wayne Montecalvo, Chris Piazza and Michelle Spark.

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2. Linda Sibio, FF Alumn, at 2 locations, Morongo Basin, CA, May 22-July 21

The Cracked Eggs, a culturally diverse avant-garde performance group of mentally disabled adults and children, will present their first ever visual arts show “Black and White” at two Morongo Basin locations, the Hi-Desert Museum and A Roadside Attraction. The opening celebration at A Roadside Attraction on May 21st at 7pm will feature a variety of live performances including a sneak peak into their new play “The Prophecy of I.” The Hi-Desert Museum opening will be May 31st at 7pm and will include food, fun and festivities. Both events are open to the public.

Cracked Eggs director Linda Carmella Sibio attributes the “Black and White” theme to Heath McLaughlin, a local artist and Brooklyn native whose life has revolved around the mysterious edge of dark and light since childhood. The psychological themes of good and bad, positive and negative, led artist Peanut Viviano to describe her artwork as "Aliens, Demons, and Other Pleasantries." While the diverse and talented Cracked Eggs present a compelling collection of intensely dramatic works, they also give life to their core philosophy that creative expression is critical for achieving good mental health and well-being.

“Black and White” will be at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum from May 29th through July 21st, and at A Roadside Attraction from May 22nd through July 14th. Both shows are sponsored by Morongo Basin Mental Health, the Morongo Basin Cultural Arts Council and Bezerk Productions. For more information call 760-362-4071 or 760-362-4100.

Hi-Desert Nature Museum
57090 29 Palms Highway
Yucca Valley , CA 92284
760-369-7212

Artist: Peanut Viviano
May 29 - July 21
Reception: May 31 at 7pm

A Roadside Attraction
62197 29 Palms Highway
29 Palms, CA
contact Richard Westman 760-362-4100

Artists: Angela Trent, Heath McLaughlin, Roy Howell, Joey Hernandez May 22 - July 14
Reception: May 21 at 7pm

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3. Jennifer Miller, Julie Atlas Muz, Peggy Shaw, Carmelita Tropicana, in Circus Amok benefit, PS 122, NY, May 21, 7 pm

SAVE THE DATE!!   DON’T MISS OUT!!
 
GLAMOK! A BENEFIT EXTRAVAGANZA FOR CIRCUS AMOK
 
MONDAY, MAY 21ST, 7PM
PS 122
150 First Avenue, NYC
 
Performances by:
Justin Bond
The Dazzle Dancers
Julie Atlas Muz
Peggy Shaw
The Swiss Misses
Basil Twist
 
Mistress of Ceremonies:
CARMELITA TROPICANA
 
Music by:
THE CIRCUS AMOK BAND & SPECIAL GUESTS
 
Fantabulous Auction:
Featuring work & goodies by Inner Princess, Nautica, Chantarelle, LAVA, Babeland, Town Shop, Bikram Yoga LES, Mikey’s HookUp & more!
 
TICKETS $50/general admission
Available online or at the door:
www.circusamok.org/benefit

To join our HOST BRIGADE or for more info:
circusamokbenefit@gmail.com
718-486-7432 xt 1
www.circusamok.org
 
CIRCUS AMOK is NYC’s internationally-acclaimed one-ring FREE traveling circus. Since 1994, we’ve been bringing fabulous, political circus spectacle to more than 10,000 diverse audience members in the parks of NYC each season. From East New York to the East Village, Jamaica to Harlem, CIRCUS AMOK dazzles audiences with our melange of traditional circus and variety arts, post-modern dance, street theater and performance art techniques, as we tackle the tough issues that touch New Yorkers—immigration, affordable housing, quality public education, police-community relations, healthcare for all and security post-9/11. For more info and the 2007 performance schedule go to www.circusamok.org

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4. Dennis Adams, Doug Ashford, Judith Barry, Kyong Park, Javier Tellez, Krzysztof Wodiczko, FF Alumns, at Cooper Union’s Great Hall, NY, May 12-13

Dennis Adams, Doug Aitken, Doug Ashford, Judith Barry, Ute Meta Bauer, Mark Beasley, Bulbo, Teddy Cruz, CUP (Center for Urban Pedagogy), Tom Eccles, Peter Eleey, Hamish Fulton, Gelitin, Joseph Grima, Maarten Hajer, David Harvey, Mary Jane Jacob, Nina Katchadourian, Vasif Kortun, Laura Kurgan, Rick Lowe, Markus Miessen, France Morin, Antoni Muntadas, Kyong Park, Anne Pasternak, Vong Phaophanit, Michael Rakowitz, Paul Ramirez Jonas, Osvaldo Sanchez, Saskia Sassen, Allan Sekula, Shuddhabrata Sengupta (Raqs Media Collective), Michael Sorkin, Javier Tellez, Nato Thompson, Anthony Vidler, Anton Vidokle, Judi Werthein, Krzysztof Wodiczko, Mans Wrange.

In the network society everyone puts together their own city. Naturally this touches on the essence of the concept of public domain…Public domain experiences occur at the boundary between friction and freedom.
--Maarten Hajer and Arnold Reijndorp, In Search of New Public Domain

inSite/ San Diego-Tijuana and Creative Time, New York are pleased to present The Situational Drive: Complexities of Public Sphere Engagement, a two-day multidisciplinary sequence of panel discussions, conversations, and art projects rethinking the challenges of artistic, curatorial, architectural and theoretical engagement in urban and other public spheres.

What is at stake today in terms of public domain experiences? How do we know the impact of cultural projects upon the imaginations of citizens? Do we believe in the possibility of transforming publics? What is the nature of our situational drive?

Participants: Dennis Adams, Doug Aitken, Doug Ashford, Judith Barry, Ute Meta Bauer, Mark Beasley, Bulbo, Teddy Cruz, CUP (Center for Urban Pedagogy), Tom Eccles, Peter Eleey, Hamish Fulton, Gelitin, Joseph Grima, Maarten Hajer, David Harvey, Mary Jane Jacob, Nina Katchadourian, Vasif Kortun, Laura Kurgan, Rick Lowe, Markus Miessen, France Morin, Antoni Muntadas, Kyong Park, Anne Pasternak, Vong Phaophanit, Michael Rakowitz, Paul Ramirez Jonas, Osvaldo Sanchez, Saskia Sassen, Allan Sekula, Shuddhabrata Sengupta (Raqs Media Collective), Michael Sorkin, Javier Tellez, Nato Thompson, Anthony Vidler, Anton Vidokle, Judi Werthein, Krzysztof Wodiczko, Mans Wrange.

For a full program of events: http://www.inSite05.org or http://www.Creativetime.org.
Tickets are Free! No reservation necessary.

The Situational Driveis made possible, in part, by Artography: Arts in a
Changing America, a grant and documentation program of Leveraging Investments in Creativity, funded by the Ford Foundation.

Additional support provided by haudenschildGarage and the Ronald and Lucille Neeley Foundation; media support by The Village Voice.

In conjunction with The Situational Drive, inSite is pleased to launch Dynamic Equilibrium: In Pursuit of Public Terrain, the third in a series of books documenting inSite_05. Dynamic Equilibrium includes essays and dialogues drawn from the inSite_05 Conversations, which took place in San Diego and Tijuana from November 2003 through November 2005. For more information, or to place an order, please visit http://www.inSite05.org

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5. Annie Sprinkle, FF Alumn, in The New York Times, May 1, and more

FF Alumn Annie Sprinkle's show with Elizabeth Stephens favorably reviewed in the NY Times! The full text follows below this link http://theater2.nytimes.com/2007/05/01/theater/reviews/01expo.html

May 1, 2007 The New York Times, Theater Review
'EXPOSED' Amid Bare Breasts and Love Stories, Audience Participation
by Charles Isherwood

A warning: breasts will be bared in “Exposed: Experiments in Love, Sex, Death and Art,” a new show at Collective: Unconscious in TriBeCa. Since Annie Sprinkle, the pornography star turned performance artist, is a key participant in the proceedings, this is not entirely surprising. But amateur exhibitionists, too, are given a chance to display their wares in one of the evening’s interactive moments, when Ms. Sprinkle and Elizabeth Stephens, her partner in three of the four titular experiences, swarm the audience with digital cameras early on, looking for volunteers to join the party.

After a few moments of fraught silence, and at the encouraging of the jolly Ms. Sprinkle and the earnest Ms. Stephens, up came the shirts and on went the show. The conceit behind this loosely assembled evening of musings on creation, procreation and threats to same is that audience and performers are together in the “love art laboratory.” The world being grim these days, Ms. Sprinkle and Ms. Stephens don traditional white coats to play research scientists of sorts, determined to fill the world with a little more love, with the help of public recruits.

If audience participation ranks somewhere near root canals on your list of favorite things, fear not. These interludes are brief and mild, and include a raffle. For the most part, Ms. Sprinkle and Ms. Stephens concentrate on giving us a guided tour of their own history together. The evening is a scrapbook of memories about their lives as partners, both personal and professional.

These are deeply intertwined, it becomes clear, as Ms. Sprinkle and Ms. Stephens describe their evolving relationship in monologues amusingly if confusingly delivered simultaneously. The fabulously buxom Ms. Sprinkle is a naturally adorable raconteur, sort of like a naughty Dolly Parton, but dressed incongruously as an opera diva of the old school, in glam floor-length dresses with matching jackets. Ms. Stephens sports a buzz cut, mannish pants and a glittery top, and has the friendly, slightly ingratiating aspect of a Las Vegas M.C.

Once friends and occasional collaborators on the East Coast, they reunited several years later in San Francisco. Hot sex and true love soon blossomed. When the gay-marriage movement began to percolate, Ms. Sprinkle and Ms. Stephens decided to hop aboard, despite ambivalence about the institution from a feminist, economic and political perspective. (Audience input is sought as the show stops for an instant forum on this contentious issue.)

While they were late for the San Francisco gay-marriage free-for-all of a few years back (a party-pooping injunction stilled the festivities), they decided to incorporate nontraditional wedding ceremonies into their recurring artistic collaboration.

“Exposed” is part of a project spanning seven years. Each year kicks off with a wedding ceremony color-coded to match one of the hues of the body’s “chakras,” the meaning of which remains vague to me despite the brief lecture helpfully provided. In any case, a slide show from their ceremonies dating back to 2004 suggests that Ms. Sprinkle and Ms. Stephens will have no need to hire a wedding consultant to think up innovations as their project continues. Possibly Martha Stewart’s cadre of nuptial experts could take a few tips from them.

“Exposed” is not all happy memories and risqué game-playing, however. A comic interlude explores their fruitless attempts to have a child. Another slide show reveals in gory detail Ms. Sprinkle’s bout with breast cancer, now fortunately in the past. The terror of this experience was a little alleviated by their determination to treat chemotherapy sessions as a continuing madcap fashion show. (Touchingly, Ms. Stephens shaved her own head in solidarity as Ms. Sprinkle’s auburn tresses fell victim to the treatments.)

Cynics on the subject of performance art may wonder whether simply doing lots of kooky things and taking pictures of them necessarily qualifies as art-making, but Ms. Sprinkle and Ms. Stephens are convincing proselytizers for the healthy idea that life is more enjoyable — and its horrors are less overwhelming — if you can treat all its twists and turns as fodder for aesthetic inspiration.

EXPOSED: Experiments in Love, Sex, Death and Art

Created and performed by Elizabeth Stephens and Annie Sprinkle; directed by Neon Weiss; media design and sound by Sheila Malone; lab assistants, Scout Durwood, Morty Diamond and Zhenesse Heinemann; costumes by Piedmont Boutique; production manager, Aaron Lemon Strauss. Presented by Collective: Unconscious, Caterina Bartha, producer; R. Justin Hunt, general manager/associate producer. At the Collective: Unconscious, 279 Church Street, at White Street, TriBeCa; (212) 352-3101. Through May 12. Running time: 1 hour 30 minutes. End

The performance is also reviewed at theatermania.com – here’s a link:
http://www.theatermania.com/content/news.cfm/story/10644

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6. Vito Acconci, Laurie Anderson, Anita Contini, Jenny Holzer, Lucy Lippard, William Pope.L, Martha Rosler, Cee Scott Brown, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, FF Alumns, in Creative Time: The Book, at Printed Matter, NY

Printed Matter, Inc. is pleased to present Creative Time: The Book, an anthology that documents three decades of Creative Time's public art projects. Printed Matter is located at 195 10th Avenue at 22nd Street, and project partner 192 Books is located across the street at 192 Tenth Avenue.

Creative Time: The Book exposes how Creative Time changed the notion of art in the public realm and made it possible for more than 1300 artists to create over 300 works that have enlivened and transformed New York City over the last three decades. From legendary projects such as Art on the Beach, Art in the Anchorage, Tribute in Light, and cloud writing, to small and timely interventions that gave artists a voice--all the projects documented gave New Yorkers moments of surprise and inspiration in their daily lives, enabling them to experience the city in new ways.

The publication is an art project in itself, capturing the issues, ideals, and experimental spirit that inspired the organization's mission and projects. The design duo, karlsonnwilker inc., created each cover to be a unique visual record connecting the making of the book with the temporary ephemeral art inside. A truck called _The Urban Visual Recording Machine_ traveled to locations of key Creative Time projects last fall (including in front of Printed Matter!); recorded the colors, sounds, temperature and wind velocity; and printed out 5,000 distinctive covers on-site.

The 288-page book explores over 300 projects with photos and text by Anne Pasternak and Lucy Lippard; essays by Peter Eleey, Kirby Gookin, Frances Richard, and Linda Yablonsky; dialogue with Tom Eccles and Tom Finkelpearl; interviews by Michael Brenson with Cee Scott Brown and Anita Contini; and contributions from Vito Acconci, Laurie Anderson, Paul Chan, Mel Chin, Thomas Demand, Jenny Holzer, Julian LaVerdiere, Adelle Lutz, William Pope.L, Martha Rosler, David Levi Strauss, and Mierle Laderman Ukeles.

Creative Time: The Book was edited by Ruth Peltason and is published by Princeton Architecture Press. The publication retails for $50 and is available at www.printedmatter.org and Printed Matter's storefront at 195 Tenth Avenue.

For additional information, please contact Max Schumann, Associate Director, at 212.925.0325 or at mschumann@printedmatter.org.

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7. Robert Flynt, FF Alumn, updates website, robertflynt.com

Please excuse the spamlike self-promotional nature of this message, but it the annual update of the website has been essentially completed (minor some tweaking excepted), so I wanted to put the word out before I head into a month of excessive travel.

Check out the major changes in the "recent work" section http://www.robertflynt.com/recent.html which has been substantially redisigned (with major thanks to Lonnie Tapia). Be sure to click through from there to the new pages.

Comments and suggestions are of course always welcome.

With all best wishes.....
www.robertflynt.com

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8. George Peck, FF Alumn, launches new website

George Peck, FF Alumn, launches new website, Georgepeck.net

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9. Jennifer Miller, Julie Atlas Muz, FF Alumns, at Collective Unconscious, May 9

The Members of Collective:Unconscious and the Benefit Committee invite you to

The GOLD STAR BENEFIT for Collective:Unconscious Honoring 3 C:U Superstars Paul Nagle (Director of Communications and Cultural Affairs for Council Member Alan J. Gerson) Saint Reverend Jen Miller (Patron Saint of the Uncool and creator of the Anti-Slam) Daniel Green (Co-Founder of Collective:Unconscious and Director of IFAM)

May 9, 2007 7:00pm - 11:30pm

The evening will be hosted by Pinchbottom Burlesque's Jonny Porkpie and Nasty Canasta with performances by Julie Atlas Muz Tigger! Dirty Martini Topaz and Travis SD

Music by DJ, Chris Mosier
Sponsored by Xellent Swiss Vodka
Tickets available at www.weird.org

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10. Barbara Hammer, Murray Hill, Shelly Rice, FF Alumns, at Aperture Gallery, May 11

Barbara Hammer, FF Alumn, screens LOVER OTHER: Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore
at Aperture Gallery in conjunction with the Highline Festival:
May 11 at 2,3:30,4:30
Free
547 W. 27th Street, 4th Floor
Followed by discussion with  Shelly Rice, FF Alumn, Hammer and Anne Scott; then performances by JD Samso of Le Tigre and Murray Hill, FF Alumn

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11. Karen Show, FF Alumn, at L ina Davidov, Paris, France, opening May 15, and more

Karen Shaw at Lina Davidov, 210 Blvd. St. Germain, Paris, France, opening May 15-June 12.  The information is enclosed in French after the pictures.

Also in a group show 101 dresses at ArtSpace, New Haven, Ct. May 12-June 28

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12. Oliver Wunsch, FF Intern, at Haverford College, opening May 11, 6-9 pm

Oliver Wunsch, FF Intern, presents his Fine Arts Thesis, “Open Container” at Haverford College, 370 Lancaster Avenue, Haverford PA, opening on May 11, 2007, from 6-9 pm and continuing through May 19 th, 6-8 pm daily.

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13. Sally Greenhouse, FF Alumn, at UMass Herter Art Gallery, May 13-17

Sound Art Installation: Other Voices : Sounding Self
Sunday, May 13 – Thursday, May 17 Herter Art Gallery
UMass Amherst Campus
Handicap access available
Directions & Parking
Free Admission
Contact: sally greenhouse greenhouse@comcol.umass.edu

No sound holds as much resonance as the human voice. We internalize on a daily basis these intimately individual, yet disembodied voices, emanating from our answering machines. What do these audio missives have to say about how we hear who we are? Can our life narrative be constructed by the voice of the other in a kind of Gertrude Stein-ian "anti-autobiography" as evoked by aural imagery? Sally Greenhouse explores these conceptual questions in her MFA thesis sound art installation. A performative "concert" of archival "found sound" from an artist archive spanning 20 years.

Opening Reception Sunday, May 13 from 2 to 5 pm.
Gallery Hours:
Monday through Friday 11 am through 4 pm
Funded in part by the UMass Arts Council

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14. Paul Zaloom, FF Alumn, at Silverlake Film Festival, LA, TONITE

“DANTE'S INFERNO” will screen at the SILVERLAKE FILM FESTIVAL Tonite, Monday, May 7 at 7:00pm, at the The Los Feliz 3 Theatres,  1822 Vermont Ave. (just north of Hollywood Blvd.) For tickets go to:

http://audience.silverlakefilmfestival.org/   (under “D” for Dante)

Our toy theater puppet film has been playing lots of festivals around the country to consistently rave reviews and has won several fest awards. 

The OC Weekly called it, "...one of the most unique films of the year, and one of the best." In San Francisco, the film sold out all three of its showings and won the "Audience Choice Award". We will attend the screenings and give a Q+A session after each.

To see a trailer for the film and read more about it, go to http://dantefilm.com

Hope to see you there! 
Paul Zaloom

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15. Cary Peppermint, FF Alumn, at Schupf Artists Studios, Hamilton NY, May 8, 9 pm

MOUSEMIXER
An evening of creative interruptions featuring experimental mashups of digital and new media art technologies
WEBSITE
http://www.mixmouse.net

LOCATION
Tuesday May 8th, 2007 @9PM
Schupf Artists Studios
54 Montgomery Street
Hamilton , NY

INSTRUCTIONS
Find the Mixmouse and knock seven times for admission

BLOG IMAGE http://www.mixmouse.net/images/mixmouse_small.jpg

MORE INFO

MIXMOUSE.NET is an ongoing, experimental site of student works from Arts 302, Digital Studio II at Colgate University.
MIXMOUSE.NET is a platform for the online exhibition and distribution of digital and new media works including net.art and networked performances.

MIXMOUSE.NET is: Jon Costantino, Jessica Cozzetta, Polina Koronkevich, Phill O'Connor, Mary Pratt, Jason Rand, Bailey Rogers, Cori Schattner, Ruth Sylvia, Shelby Scott, Colin Twomey, and Jess Worby

MIXMOUSE.NET was initiated and is directed by Cary Peppermint, Assistant Professor of Digital Art. Mixmouse.net is made possible by the Department of Art & Art History at Colgate University

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16. Tiffany Ludwig, FF Alumn, publishes book with Rutgers U. Press

Hello Family and Friends,

I have great news!  After six years of hard work, Renee Piechocki and I are publishing a book about our project called Trappings: Stories of Women, Power, and Clothing.  Here is a link to our book website: http://www.trappings-stories.com

As you all know, Renee and I have been working together as artists under the name Two Girls Working since 2001.  We have been traveling across the United States since November 2001 getting groups of women together to respond to the question: what do you wear that makes you feel powerful?  We have interviewed over 500 women from 15 states. 

The book contains photographic portraits and edited transcriptions of 61 of the women we have met.  There are a broad range of women included in the book: cowgirls, attorneys, artists, reverends, teenage students, and hockey players.  A list of all of the women in the book appears below.  The book is 250 pages, hardcover, with 149 photographs.  The cost is $29.95.

Our publisher is Rutgers University Press.  They have worked with us to develop a way to allow for pre-sales of the book, which will be mailed in November 2007.  We are hoping to sell out our first edition of 5,000 books before they even get to stores. 

I am writing you with the hopes that you will want to buy advance copies of the book.  Here are two choices:

Renee and I have found that our best success has come from brainstorming with the people we know.  So, I am also writing to pick your brains about bookstores, retail shops, etc. in your area that might be interested in selling the book.  If you think your local library would want a copy, or if you know of an organization that might want to host us on our book tour, please email me all of your ideas…we promise to follow up.

I apologize for this mass-email.  I would love to hear back from all of you personally…so send me a note about what you have been up to and I will write back with more news.  But to give you an idea of how life is in addition to Trappings, Ryan and I are doing really well.  The quiet suburb of Glen Ridge is treating us to lots of green leaves this Spring.  The house we have renovated is really finally home and we have unpacked just about every single box.  Ryan’s still an internet superhero, some things never change.

So, I hope you will help support Trappings by ordering a book and spreading the word to people you know.  If you would like to learn more about the project, please visit the extensive Trappings website http://www.twogirlsworking.com.

Tiffany

Trappings: Stories of Women, Power, and Clothing
By Two Girls Working: Tiffany Ludwig and Renee Piechocki
Published by Rutgers University Press
Release Date: November 2007

This 250 page book features portraits and stories by the following Trappings participants:

Rocio Aranda-Alvarado, Jersey City, New Jersey
Heather Arnet, Pittsburgh, PA
Clara Lee Arnold, Oxford, Mississippi
Crystal Barrett, Memphis, Tennessee
Anne Barry, Jersey City, New Jersey
Suzanne H. Bertolett, Durham, North Carolina
Marcia B. Blacksmith, Lodge Grass, Montana
Georgia Boley, Sheridan, Wyoming
Stacey Deine, Jersey City, New Jersey
Sheelagh Cabalda, Jersey City, New Jersey
Tina Camero, Jersey City, New Jersey
Susan Chin, Jersey City, New Jersey
Marilyn M. Cuneo, St. Paul, Minnesota
Linda Davis, Sheridan, Wyoming
Linda Durham, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Mary Faulkner, Nashville, Tennessee
Kathleen Ferguson, Jersey City, New Jersey
Jan Gallaway, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Elizabeth Garlington, Nashville, Tennessee
Misc. Pippa Garner, Santa Fe, New Mexico
France Garrido, Jersey City, New Jersey
Kim Hafner, Jersey City, New Jersey
Patti Hammond-Kovach, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Donna Henes, FF Alumn, Jersey City , New Jersey
Penny Henry, Kansas City, Missouri
Laura C. Hewitt, Esther, Alaska
Caroline Honour, Albion, Michigan
Dana Jacobs, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Pat Clements Jaquay, New York, New York
Amelia M. Joiner, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Megan Jones, Memphis, Tennessee
Mary Turner Lane, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Anna Laurenzo, Oxford, Mississippi
Carey Lovelace, FF Member, Brooklyn, New York
Anna Marie Ludwig, FF Member, Jersey City, New Jersey
Erika Mann, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
La’Tasha D. Mayes, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Tara A. McComb, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Meg Anne McGurk, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Neeve, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Rachelle Nesta, Laramie, Wyoming
Lorraine O’Grady, FF Alumn, Brooklyn, New York
Stephanie Pierce, Albion, Michigan
Stephanie Rivera, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Jenny Sanborn, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Anna B. Sandoval Giron, Boston, Massachusetts
Iris Scott, Memphis, Tennessee
Uruj Sheikh, Jersey City, New Jersey
Peggy Shumaker, Esther, Alaska
Erika Soveranes, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Cecile Springer, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Vivian Swallow, Riverton, Wyoming
Janine Thibedeau, Fairbanks, Alaska
Helen A. Waldorf, Boston, Massachusetts
Towana Welch, Memphis, Tennessee
Garrett Ann Wexler, Boston, Massachusetts
Bille Wickre, Albion, Michigan
Courtney Wilson, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Colleen Wyse, New York, New York
Claire A. Yannacone, Patchogue, New York

Other features include an introduction and preface by Two Girls Working, as well as a photo and name index of 507 Trappings participants.  For more details, visit www.trappings-stories.com

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