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Goings On: posted week of December 3, 2007

CONTENTS:
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1. Yvette Helin, FF Alumn, debuts at NY Comedy Club, Manhattan, Dec 6 & 12
2. Clarinda Mac Low, FF Alumn, announce a new organization, CULTURE PUSH,
3. Robert C. Morgan, Denise Green, FF Alumns, at Wooster Arts Space, NY, opening Dec 6
4. Grisha Coleman, FF Alumn, at Eyebeam, NY, Dec 13-15
5. Buzz Spector, FF Alumn, at Zolla-Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, opening Dec 14
6. Eve Biddle, FF Member, in Jackson Heights, NY
7. Paul McMahon, FF Alumn, at Colony Café, Woodstock, NY, Dec 8
8. Fiona Templeton, FF Alumn, at Dixon Place, Dec 11, 7:30 pm
9. Agnes Denes, FF Alumn, received Anonymous Was a Woman grant
10. Bertie Ferdman, FF Alumn, at CUNY Grad Center, NY, Dec 10
11. Joni Mabe, FF Alumn, at Sandler Hudson Gallery, Atlanta GA, opening Dec 13
12. Kazuko Hohki, FF Member, at PS122, NY, Dec 21, 2007-Jan 20, 2008
13. Marie Sester, FF Alumn, at Scope Miami art fair, Dec 5- 9
14. Ken Aptekar, FF Alumn, in Brazil, thru Jan 31, 2008
15. Candida Royalle, FF Alumn, receives 7 AVN nominations
16. Terry Dame, FF Alumn, at Rubulad, Williamsburg, Dec 7, midnight, and more
17. Stephanie Brody-Lederman, FF Alumn, at Islip Art Museum, Dec 9, 3-5 pm
18. Jess Dobkin, FF Alumn, in London, England, Dec 8
19. Tim Miller, FF Alumn, in New Orleans, LA, Dec 7-8
20. Jed Speare, FF Alumn, at Mobius, Boston, Dec 7, 8 pm
21. Pamela Sneed, FF Alumn, at Long Island University, Brooklyn, Dec 7-8
22. Mitzi Humphrey, FF Alumn, in Richmong, VA, March 26-29, 2008
23. Roger Shimomura, FF Alumn, in the Seattle Times, and more
24. John Malpede, FF Alumn, at Redcat, LA, Dec 6-8
25. Cindy Sherman, Robin Tewes, Anton van Dalen, Lawrence Weiner, at Aqua Art Miami, Dec 5-9
26. Colette, FF Alumn, studio/home demolished
27. Jeff McMahon, Tim Miller, FF Alumns, at Highways, Santa Monica, Jan 13, 2008
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1. Yvette Helin, FF Alumn, debuts at NY Comedy Club, Manhattan, Dec 6 & 12

Please come!
Don't miss your chance to laugh AT me!
And all the other fools that go up there....
Hi to all my freinds and supporters of lost clauses!

Save the Date(s)
Yvette's Fist night on stage as a stand-up comet

Thursday December 6
6PM
New York Comedy Club
241 East 24th (second Ave)
212-696-5233
$8 cover and 2 drink mim

Wednesday December 12
6PM
Broadway Comedy Club
318 West 53rd
212-757-2323
$10
2 drink min

Show should be over around 8pm so you can go home and go to bed.

This is our classes first nights out on the real stage. Watch us bomb and blast off, all at the same time!
We should absolutely be entertaining. For all the wrong reasons! Dont worry however, there will be REAL comics mixed in with us to keep it rolling, and the really bad ones will be yanked off the stage and killed in the back. YOu can watch that instead if you are really bored.

However, the more LAUGHTER in the room the BETTER we will be, so please come and bring you
LAUGHs with you,, you may need them!

We will be great, dont get me wrong!

I will be the best one.
Even if it kills me! Or even if I am killed!

HOP to SEA you BARE!

Bust,
Yvette

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2. Clarinda Mac Low, FF Alumn, announce a new organization, CULTURE PUSH,

CULTURE PUSH is a newly forming organization that acts as a gathering place for several projects with a common aim, and brings together several experienced artist-managers who produce work collectively and individually. It is a clearinghouse for ideas and methods and conversations, a state of mind that manifests in concrete events for an eclectic audience. Our work is performance, installation, intervention, animation, sculpture, and everything in between-- accessible, odd, entertaining, esoteric, fun and thought-provoking.

The core members of CULTURE PUSH are Clarinda Mac Low, Aki Sasamoto, Arturo Vidich and TRYST. Our vision is a fluid culture, where the lines between art, politics, social experiment and activism start to blur, where challenging the form of a discipline leads to challenging the form of society, where daffy humor, powerful structure, elegant craft, and being engaged in the moment are equally eloquent. All the members of CULTURE PUSH hop the lines between artistic disciplines, equally comfortable in performance, visual art, media and language. We complement each other in our skills and interests, and support each other now, and a larger community in the future, as we expand, through everything from providing arms to carry to full collaboration in an artistic concept.

Our website is up and running, and a new website, designed by Rob Stupay, is on its way. This site will become a nexus for information, exchange and philosophical experimentation--a haven for those who delight in complexity and want to explore large ideas.

We are all engaged in a variety of projects and the combination of all of us together is already a buzzing hive of activity. Upcoming: Aki and Arturo rounding out 2007 with Yvonne Meier, Clarinda starting up 2008 with RUI(NATION), a DAGGER-in-progress at the Kitchen, and TRYST planning a new piece in Chinatown. Go to our website, http://www.culturepush.org for more information.

We are looking forward to the possibilities upcoming! You'll be hearing from us as we go forward, and please, contact us with any ideas, questions or suggestions.

Clarinda Mac Low
CULTURE PUSH (aka cml performance)
241 e. 7th St. 3C NY NY 10009
917-306-6363
cml@cmlperformance.org

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3. Robert C. Morgan, Denise Green, FF Alumns, at Wooster Arts Space, NY, opening December 6

Dec 6 - 29, 2007

Robert C. Morgan: Palimpsests

Organized by Denise Green

Opening: December 6 from 6 - 8 PM

Wooster Arts Space
147 Wooster Street
New York City 10012

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4. Grisha Coleman, FF Alumn, at Eyebeam, NY, Dec 13-15

Ladies and Gentlemen:

Wanted to let you know we will be doing a gallery showing/excerpts of the echo::system, ActionStation#2 - The Desert next month for the Eyebeam "Eco-Vis" festival.
If you are in NYC come over to 11th Ave, details below....

Take it easy,
Grisha

http://www.eyebeam.org/index.php
http://www.eyebeam.org/about/about.php?page=calendar
www.echo-system.org

December 13 - 15, 2007
December 13 – 15, 8PM. Cost $10.

Online reservation & tickets: www.eyebeam.org

In a 40 minute journey through space and time, Grisha Coleman’s performance installation, echo::system—The Desert, immerses audiences and performers in a completely synthetic environment comprised of audio and visual media, digital movement analysis, robotics and live performance.

This setting recreates a desert ecosystem simultaneously made up of the virtual and real, exposing how one affects the other.

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5. Buzz Spector, FF Alumn, at Zolla-Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, opening Dec 14

I'll have some recent photographs and handmade paper works up in "Killer B's," a small group show at Zolla-Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, opening Friday, December 14, 5-8 pm. The other participating artists are John Buck, Bo Bartlett, and Tony Berlant.

All best,

Buzz Spector

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6. Eve Biddle, FF Member, in Jackson Heights, NY

Dear Friends,

This past October Josh and I designed murals that were painted on either side of a handball court in the schoolyard of IS 145 in Jackson Heights, Queens.

This was part of NYCares Day - a program that gets volunteers to help out at schools, doing everything from planting flowers to cleaning out closets to painting murals. Josh and I collaborated to design and pencil in the murals beforehand. Then the actual painting was done by the volunteers on NYCares Day. For one of the murals, the lettering was done by a volunteer grafitti artist named Yako.

You can find some photos of the completed murals as well as the process of their creation here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/evebiddle/sets/72157603294498869/show/

For those of you interested in checking out them in person, the murals are located at Northern Boulevard and 80th Street in Jackson Heights, a quick walk from the 7 or E train, easily accessible by car and close to lots of delicious food.

Josh and I are pretty excited about this project so I wanted to let all of you know about it.

all the best
Eve

evebiddle.com

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7. Paul McMahon, FF Alumn, at Colony Café, Woodstock, NY, Dec 8

Paul Mcmahon Book Release Of "Welcome To Woodstock" From Shivastan Press, Printed In Kathmandu, Nepal. Booksigning December 8 At 8, Colony Cafe, 15 Rock City Rd, Woodstock, NY 12498 845-679-5342

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8. Fiona Templeton, FF Alumn, at Dixon Place, Dec 11, 7:30 pm

Belladonna series
at Dixon Place

Tuesday December 11, 2007
7:30
$5

Fiona Templeton & The Relationship

rehearsed readings from The Medead
- including material not heard before, and new vocal layers

with Anna Kohler, Robert Kya-Hill, Clarinda MacLow, Peter Sciscioli, Tanya Selvaratnam, Stephanie Silver, and more

Dixon Place is at 258 Bowery, between Houston and Prince
www.dixonplace.org
www.belladonnaseries.org
After-party at the Anyway café, 32 East Second Street at Second Avenue

WWW.THERELATIONSHIP.ORG

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9. Agnes Denes, FF Alumn, received Anonymous Was a Woman grant

Anonymous Was a Woman has awarded $25,000 grants to Miriam Beerman, Lois Conner, Petah Coyne, Agnes Denes, Diane Edison, Paula Hayes, Joan Semmel, Jill Slosberg-Ackerman, Leslie Thornton, Carrie Mae Weems.

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10. Bertie Ferdman, FF Alumn, at CUNY Grad Center, NY, Dec 10

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

I am writing to invite you to a very special event that I initiated and co-produced along with the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center and the Instituto Cervantes. This artist is phenomenal, internationally acclaimed, truly daring, and yet very little known in the United States. His work was featured at Avignon and Festival d'Automne this year, among numerous other festivals. His piece Arrojad mis cenizas sobre Mickey ("Throw my ashes over Mickey") was just presented at Théâtre du Rond Point in Paris.

Do not miss the opportunity to see Rodrigo García's work in NYC! His bio, and all the information, is below.

Regards,
Bertie

Instituto Cervantes New York & Martin E. Segal Theatre Center
have the pleasure of inviting you to:
Conversaciones sobre teatro /
Conversations About Theater

Rodrigo García, Argentinian theater director and writer based in Spain
and one of the most important authors of the contemporary theater scene
wild hold a conversation with Frank Hentschker & Bertie Ferdman.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 10th
6:30 p.m. Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, CUNY. Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Av.
Free admission.
For further information see:
http://web.gc.cuny.edu/mestc/programs/fall07

Rodrigo García, born 1964 in Argentina and currently living in Spain since 1986, is not only "the author of texts that burst like bombs;" he is also a videographer, performer, and director. An atypical artist, he combines in his performances elements from the past and from contemporary popular culture. Together with his company La Carnicería Teatro (The Butcher Theatre), which he founded in 1989, Garcia develops a complex and astonishing theatrical language where bodies in motion trace the new rituals of the everyday. Garcia's great strength is in the work's integrity and in its ability to passionately stir the ideas and emotions moving the young generation, who wholeheartedly appreciates his corrosive and intelligent shows. Among his influences he counts artists such as Jenny Holzer, Bruce Naumann, Bill Viola, Sol Lewitt, Samuel Beckett, Harold Pinter, Fernando Arrabal, and Peter Handke, as well as Heiner Müller and Thomas Bernhard. Rodrigo García's productions have been featured, among others, at: Festival Avignon, Teatro per la musica di Roma, Festival de Salamanca, Teatro Nacional de Bretagne, Teatro Nacional de Annecy, Comédie de Valencia, Sitges Festival Nacional, Théâtre de la Ville-Paris, and Chaillot. His works have been translated to English, French, Italian, Finnish, Danish, and Polish.

ACCIDENS is a performance lasting 25 minutes without words. La Carnicería Teatro proposes one action, cruel and heart-rending, that is simply a reflection of our own reality. Rodrigo García writes: “Normally, things come already dead. You go to the supermarket and they give you everything dead. ... One has to have a lot of imagination—and I lack it—to tremble in the face of death while opening a can of meatballs at home in the kitchen.”

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11. Joni Mabe, FF Alumn, at Sandler Hudson Gallery, Atlanta GA, opening Dec 13

Joni Mabe
Elvis and Friends
December 13 thru January 5, 2008
Opening Dec. 13th 7 to 9


Sandler Hudson Gallery
1009-A Marietta St., NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
404.817.3300
www.sandlerhudson.com

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12. Kazuko Hohki, FF Member, at PS122, NY, Dec 21, 2007-Jan 20, 2008

I am coming to NY with Duckie troop in December for Christmas show with PS122.
http://www.duckie.co.uk/generic.asp?id=88&submenu=cest

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13. Marie Sester, FF Alumn, at Scope Miami art fair, Dec 5- 9

Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, NY, is presenting MIRROR http://www.sester.net/projects/Mirror/mirror.html, a new project by Marie Sester, at the Miami Basel art fair (Scope), December 5- 9, 2007.

MIRROR is a collectable multiple. A surveillance mirror detects presence and follows a detected person so that she is always in its central focus.

MIRROR is a derivative of ACCESS. It takes a consumable and turns it into an unexpected surveillance tool, in a twist of Detournement. (Any consumable becomes suspicious.)

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14. Ken Aptekar, FF Alumn, in Brazil, thru Jan 31, 2008

Now on view in Sao Paulo:TRANSPLANTARE,an exhibition of paintings, digital prints, and video by Ken Aptekarat the Centro da Cultura Judaica until January 31, 2008

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15. Candida Royalle, FF Alumn, receives 7 AVN nominations

AVN (Adult Video News), the adult industry’s premier trade magazine, has nominated AFRODITE SUPERSTAR for the following award categories:

Best Video Feature
Best Screenplay - Video
Best Director, Video - Venus Hottentot
Best Music Score
Best Actress, video - Simone Valentino
Best Supporting Actor, video - Mr. Marcus
Best Supporting Actress, video – India

AFRODITE SUPERSTAR is the first ethnically diverse feature to come out under Femme Chocolat™, a new division of Candida Royalle's internationally acclaimed Femme Productions™. Met with rave reviews, it was recently featured at the Los Angeles Erotic Film Festival and the Berlin Porn Film Festival. It is distributed by Adam & Eve Pictures.

Known for pioneering the Women and Couples genre in adult films, Royalle hopes to bring the same high quality and integrity to erotic movies aimed at people of color and anyone who would prefer erotica that is more ethnically diverse.

The AVN Awards will honor the winners at what has become a highly anticipated annual spectacle of who’s who in the adult industry, held each January in Las Vegas. For tickets and more information, go to www.AVN.com.

If you would like to know more about AfroDite Superstar, Femme Chocolat, Candida Royalle or Venus Hottentot, you can visit us at:
http://www.candidaroyalle.com
http://www.femmechocolat.com

If you would like to interview Candida Royalle or Venus Hottentot, contact: candida@candidaroyalle.com

For distribution information, please contact Peter Reynolds at: peter@adameve.com

If you would prefer not receive any further press mailing from Candida Royalle, Femme Productions, Femme Chocolat or Natural Contours, please hit reply and put “remove” in the subject line.

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16. Terry Dame, FF Alumn, at Rubulad, Williamsburg, Dec 7, midnight, and more

Hello everybody and welcome to December. Electric Junkyard Gamelan has 3 shows coming up in New York, Connecticut and my homeland Massachusetts. Please come out and hear some new sounds in some beautiful places. We'll be premiering our new piece "Ode to Fred Beans", don't want to miss that. Detail for all are below. Hope to see you soon.
Peace,
Terry
www.terrydame.com
www.myspace.com/electricjunkyardgamelan

Friday Dec. 7th Midnight
Rubulad
338 Flushing Ave.
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Great all night party with 5 rooms of live music, DJ's, art and local flavor.
The best party in town.

Saturday, Dec.15th, 2007 8pm
Amherst Unitarian Meetinghouse
121 North Pleasant St.
Amherst, MA
413-253-2848

Sunday December, 16th at 4pm
The Buttonwood Tree Art Center
605 Main St.
Middletown, CT
806-347-4957
www.buttonwood.org

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17. Stephanie Brody-Lederman, FF Alumn, at Islip Art Museum, Dec 9, 3-5 pm

The Islip Art Museum
50 Irish Lane
East Islip, NY 11730

Collection Insights:
Stephanie Brody-Lederman
"Begin Again"
Nov 28-Jan 28, 2008

Curated by Janet Goleas
The Permanent Collection Gallery
A reception for the artist will be held on Sunday, Dec 9, 2007 3-5 pm
A catalog is available

Hours: wed-St 10am-4pm
sun. noon-4pm

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18. Jess Dobkin, FF Alumn, in London, England, Dec 8

Hi friends,

I'll be presenting work in London this coming weekend as part of
INTIMACY: Across Visceral and Digital Performance at Goldsmiths University of London. It will be an exciting weekend of performances, workshops, seminars and events. Many of the events, including the symposium on Sunday, are ticketed and can be booked online:
http://www.goldsmiths.ac.uk/intimacy/

My performance on Saturday night is free and open to the public:

Fee for Service
a performance by Jess Dobkin
Saturday, December 8, 8pm-late (on-going) The Albany Douglass Way, Deptford, London

I'll also be presenting a paper on my "Lactation Station Breast Milk Bar" performance at the INTIMACY Symposium on Sunday, December 9 at the Goldsmiths Ben Pimlott Lecture Theatre.

Hope to see some of you there!

Best,
Jess
http://www.jessdobkin.com

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19. Tim Miller, FF Alumn, in New Orleans, LA, Dec 7-8

TIM MILLER PERFORMS in NEW ORLEANS DEC 7 & 8!

Hi Folks,

I head off to Baton Rouge to do a workshop in the fantastic Performance Studies program at LSU this week and then head to New Orelans. I will be performing a short piece in New Orleans Friday Dec 7 as part of the "National Performance Network Cabaret/State of the Nation" at the ASHE Cultural Art Center at 8PM.Saturday Dec 8 at 4 PM I will also be doing a FREE bookstore informal performance & booksigning at FAB, Faubourg Marigny Art & Books All crucial info below. This will be my first trip back to New Orleans since I performed there shortly before Katrina. I am really honored to be performing Friday Dec 7 at ASHE on a program of mostly New Orleans performing artists.

And to be performing sections from my books at FAB and Dec 8, including 1001 BEDS which won just the 2007 literary prize for best Drama-Theater book from Lambda Literary Foundation!!

Dec 7, 8PM
National Performance Network Cabaret/State of the Nation
ASHE Cultural Art Center
1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70130

on the program are a bucnh of wonderful performers....
Introduction of Mama NOLA
Creative Forces
Tim Miller
Jose Torres Tama
Millicent Johnnie
MUGABEE with members of Bamboula 2000 and the Mardi Gras Indians
New Orleans International Human Rights Film Fest with 2-Cent
MOOSE
Cripple Creek Theater Company
Heron/HIJACK
Sunni Patterson
Stephanie McKee
Origins of Life on Earth
Free Agents Brass Band

presented by MONDO BIZARRO
Co-Artistic Directors
Bruce France and Nick Slie
Office: 504-304-7855
Cell: 225-571-2929

www.mondobizarro.org
www.i10witness.org

I'm also doing a performance-reading at
SAT DEC 8 at 4 PM
FAB
Faubourg Marigny Art & Books
600 Frenchmen Street
504 - 947 – 3700
Performing sections from my books, including 1001 BEDS won just the 2007 literary prize for best Drama-Theater book from Lambda Literary Foundation!!

cheers, Tim http://hometown.aol.com/millertale/
http://timmillerperfomer.blogspot.com/
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=663277720
www.myspace.com/timmillerqueerperformer

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20. Jed Speare, FF Alumn, at Mobius, Boston, Dec 7, 8 pm

Jed Speare, double-CD album event for Sound Works 1982-1987, at Mobius, Boston

Studio Soto's Director, Jed Speare, will present a concert celebrating the release of his double-CD album, Sound Works, 1982-1987, on Family Vineyard Records, this Friday, December 7, at 8pm at Mobius, 725 Harrison Avenue, Boston. Joining Jed will be many of Boston's outstanding electroacoustic composers, musicians, and performers, many of whom performed at Studio Soto over the past several months, through the extraordinary Sound@Soto series curated by James Coleman and the unforgettable concerts presented by the curators and organizers of Non Event. Performing with Jed on the 7th will be:

Marjorie Morgan - voice
Jessica Newman – voice
Bhob Rainey – alto saxophone
Greg Kelley – trumpet
Eric Dahlman – trumpet
Tom Plsek (MAG)* - trombone
Larry Johnson (MAG) – violin
Vic Rawlings – cello, open-circuit electronics Jane Wang – contrabass, water voice Jay Sullivan – turntable and harmonium James Coleman – theremin Dirk Adams (MAG) - electronics Ernst Karel - electronics Angela Sawyer - electronics Steve Pyne – electronics Andrew Neumann – electronics

* MAG = member, Mobius Artists Group

Read the article about it in the current Boston Phoenix:

http://thephoenix.com/article_ektid51787.aspx

There is a suggested donation admission of $5 - $10

about Sound Works 1982-1987:
Sound Works 1982-1987 is the first ever collection of Jed Speare's long-form musique concrete compositions. Speare's investigation and uniquely expressive practice of splicing and combining analogue sound/field recording spans over 30 years, from creating the Cable Car Soundscapes LP (Smithsonian/Folkways), recording with Research Library to performing across the globe. These five pieces are vibrating, towering movements of complex sound strains that expand and grow with each new listen. Twelve page booklet features introduction by poet and artist George Quasha, Speare's detailed notes on each piece, rare photographs and performance sketches. Remastered by Bhob Rainey (nmperign). - Family Vineyard Records

Of special note to Franklin Furnace alums: the album features the soundscore to Speare's Franklin Furnace collaboration with Barbara Duifjes, Sleep Tight, presented in December 1983. Some of the sound sources were recorded in FF's basement - does anyone remember the throbbing water pipes in the bathroom sink?

about Jed Speare:
Jed Speare is an artist working in a variety of media and settings.
Initially trained in music composition, he has presented performance, sound, video, installation, conceptual, and community-based works locally, nationally, and internationally in festivals and locales such as San Francisco, Amsterdam, Canada, Taiwan, Croatia, Czech Republic, Poland, Belarus, Bulgaria, France, and Italy. He has received numerous awards, commissions, and residencies for his work from diverse entities such as the Secretary of the Smithsonian (for his work on Smithsonian Folkways Records), Wyspa Institute of Art (Gdansk, Poland), and the Experimental Television Center, to name a few.

In Boston, Jed has been known primarily as a member of the Mobius Artists Group since 1995 and as the Co-Director and Director of Mobius from 1996 through 2004. He is currently Director of Studio Soto, a space for ideas, based in Boston.

For more about Jed Speare on Family Vineyard Records:
http://family-vineyard.com/artists/jedspeare.php

Mobius website: www.mobius.org

Studio Soto website: www.studiosoto.org

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21. Pamela Sneed, FF Alumn, at Long Island University, Brooklyn, Dec 7-8

Hi Everyone!
Happy Holidays!

After some recent tour dates with my performance piece KONG (and other works), I am at home again and have directed a show of my performance work, epic poem and very political satire "America Ain't Ready" with students on the Brooklyn campus of LIU. It's my first time seeing my own words in the mouths of other people/actors and I have to say it's interesting, the students have done a good job. At any rate, if you are around and have the means to witness this new feat/come over and see the show. This Thursdays show is sold out, but I will be there for the final shows on Friday Dec. 7 at 7 and Saturday Dec. 8 at 3.
I would love to see you.
xxo

Pamela
Pamela_sneed @ yahoo dot com

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22. Mitzi Humphrey, FF Alumn, in Richmong, VA, March 26-29, 2008

FF Alumn Mitzi Humphrey announces that the Southern Graphics Council will hold its annual conference, this year called "Command Print," on March 26 – 29, 2008 in Richmond, Virginia. art6 Gallery, the non-profit gallery of which she is a co-founder, located at 6 East Broad Street, will be one of the sponsoring venues for a special Fourth Friday Broad Street Gallery Corridor Reception (for conferees and the public) on March 28, extending from Virginia Commonwealth University to art6 and beyond. In addition to VCU and art6, other Broad Street area galleries featuring print exhibitions during the conference include ADA (Artists' Downtown Access), Eric Schindler, Gallery5, Richmond Public Library, Quirk, 1708 Gallery, and Transmission Gallery. Thursday night will feature the Main Street Area Galleries (including Reynolds, Main Art, The Visual Arts Center, Page Bond, Oregon Hill Gallery, Chop Suey Books, 821 Cafe, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and the University of Richmond. VCU "Command Print" venues include Anderson Gallery, Cabell Library Special Collections, FAB Gallery, Locker 50b, and VCU Student Commons Gallery. The Saturday night conference banquet will be held at Plant Zero, south of the James River, where Artspace and Solvent Space are located.

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23. Roger Shimomura, FF Alumn, in the Seattle Times, and more

Hello all,

Were are delighted with how much attention Roger's show has received from the press, and wanted to share with you some of the wonderful material written about his current show with us:

-Sheila Farr's article "Shimomura explores a vast injustice" in the Seattle Times can be found here:
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/thearts/2004043084_visart30.html

-Regina Hackett's article "Roger Shimomura's internment camp memories are layered with emotions" in the
Seattle P-I can be found here:
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/visualart/340596_visual23.html

-Susan Kunimatsu's article "Minidoka on my mind" in the International Examiner can be found here:
http://www.iexaminer.org/archives/?p=836

-Jen Graves blogged about Roger's show on the Stranger's Slog. The blog can be found here:
http://slog.thestranger.com/2007/11/inside_heavy_lines

We hope you find the time to read these fantastic articles. If you haven't already been to see the show, we hope to see you before it closes on December 22nd.

Thanks,

Greg Kucera Gallery

GREG KUCERA GALLERY, INC.
212 Third Avenue South | Seattle WA 98104
206.624.0770 | www.gregkucera.com

Open Tuesday through Saturday 10:30 - 5:30
Closed Sunday and Monday

Exhibiting sculpture, paintings, prints and works
on paper. Please check site regularly as inventory
changes frequently: http://www.gregkucera.com

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24. John Malpede, FF Alumn, at Redcat, LA, Dec 6-8

UTOPIA / dystopia
Thursday Dec 6 - Saturday Dec 8 at 8: 8:30 pm and Sunday Dec 9 at 3 pm
REDCAT theatre: at the corner of Hope and 2nd Street in downtown LA.
213-237 2800 / www.REDCAT.org / www.lapovertydept.org

"For this LAPD, the weapons are words…explored by actors who have seen policies turned into street-level experience." LOS ANGELES TIMES

One person’s utopia is another’s dystopia.
Downtown development is generating new social policy, including the displacement of the majority population of poor people living in the area.

City vs McCity: Is the “new urban lifestyle” an upscale monoculture, or, is the vitality of city life essentially about a dynamic cultural, racialand economic mix?
In Utopia/dystopia, LAPD witnesses the policy makers and reports on the lived consequences of their policies.

Performers: Henriette Brouwers, General Dogon, Lorinda Hawkins, Chas Jackson, Kevin Michael Key, John Malpede, Tony Parker, Riccarlo Porter, Ibrahim Saba, Sashae Siatui. Music by: Weba Garetson, Ralph Gorodetsky and Ron Taylor, and pictures by Fridgeir Helgason.

LAPD is a theater group from the heart of Los Angeles' Skid Row area; an area which has the largest concentration of truly affordable housing for very low-income residents and also the largest concentration of services for homeless people in Los Angeles County.

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25. Cindy Sherman, Robin Tewes, Anton van Dalen, Lawrence Weiner, at Aqua Art Miami, Dec 5-9

ADAM BAUMGOLD GALLERY
74 EAST 79TH ST. NY 10075 212.861-7338
Exhibiting at Aqua Art Miami : Aqua Hotel 1530 Collins Ave. Room 117 : Dec. 5-9 Exhibition preview at www.adambaumgoldgallery.com

Donald Baechler
Hernan Bas
Marc Bell
Rebecca Bird
András Böröcz
Ernesto Caivano
James Castle
Geneviève Castrée
Laura Chasman
Diane Christiansen
William Copley
George Condo
Felipe J. Consalvos
Aline Kominsky-Crumb
Adam Dant
Jeremy Dickinson
Julie Doucet
Marcel Dzama
Martin Eder
Elvis Studio
Jules Feiffer
Tony Fitzpatrick
Betsy Friedman
Renée French
David Gilhooly
Red Grooms
George Grosz
Evin Gruzis
Phillip Guston
Trenton Doyle Hancock
Keith Jones
Daniel Johnston
Vivienne Koorland
Mark Kostabi
Matt Leines
Evan Levine
Ruth Marten
Shaun Morin
Malcolm Morley
Bruce Noel Mortenson
Jim Nutt
Robyn O'Neil
Alyssa Pheobus
Christina Ramberg
Auri Ramirez
Martin Ramirez
Gerhard Richter
KS Rives
Ben Shahn
Cindy Sherman
Anna Sommer
Saul Steinberg
Scott Teplin
Robin Tewes
Matthew Thurber
Anton van Dalen
Chris Ware
Lawrence Weiner
H.C. Westermann
David Wojnarowicz
Ray Yoshida
Daniel Zeller
and others

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26. Colette, FF Alumn, studio/home demolished

NEW YORK LOSES AN ART TREASURE: Colette's Legendary Environment

“They're not only destroying my home, they're destroying my art,” said Colette the artist as she stood in the Friday morning drizzle, watching and filming the workman literally knocking down 213 Pearl Street with gloved hands and crowbars. The historic structure, built in 1831, was the precursor to the World Trade Center and for the last fifty years, home to a handful of New York artists.

For the workmen, it was a job. For preservationists, it was the destruction of early New York City history. And, for art lovers, it was the loss of one of its legendary salons/ ateliers/ museums/ galleries/ sanctuaries, which provided inspiration to artists, designers and musicians. Colette is one of those rare artists whose environment is as much a part of their art as the paintings and sculptures they create.

Her space was such a phenomenon that the National Enquirer, as well as Art Forum, The New York Times and Vogue among many publications wrote praising features on Colette's studio and the crowds of people who vied for invitations. In the five-story, colonial brick building, Colette created multimedia art including portraits that are in a multitude of private collections as well as museums around the world. Locally her work is in the Guggenheim and Brooklyn Museums.

Her awards include: the National Endowment of the Arts, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, New York Academy of Arts and Letters, the DAAD-Berlin, Kunstler Kritsches Leikon (artist dictionary) Lothringrasse Studio Grant, Munich.

In 2007, she has had two major solo shows in New York: an exhibition of commissioned portraits at the Vivian Horan Gallery and “The apARTment, HPGRP Gallery.”

Leo Castelli tried to preserve Colette's space. Arturo Schwarz in Politi's Monograph on Colette wrote the loss “would be a real tragedy. It would deprive New York of one of its last poetical spots. I cannot believe that they could be blind to art and deaf to the harmony of love. For love has nested in Colette's apartment." In his book, “Art in Our Times,” Peter Selz selected Colette's environment as one of the significant installations of the seventies.

As Colette turned her back on the wreckage of her studio Maison Lumiere she said, “The real victory is to transform what is uncontrollable into a dream reality: making art.” The building is no more. Anyone who knows Colette anticipates this devastating loss will probably be transformed into beautiful creations.
For more information: www.collectcolette.com

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27. Jeff McMahon, Tim Miller, FF Alumns, at Highways, Santa Monica, Jan 13, 2008

JEFF MCMAHON
will be performing his solo, FAILURE TO THRIVE (we small hours)
in an afternoon shared with Tim Miller and Doug Cooney
4:30pm Sunday, January 13, 2008
Highways Performance Space
1651 18th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404
www.highwaysperformance.org

www.jeffmcmahonprojects.net

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