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1. Billy X. Curmano, FF Alumn, in Winona, MN, April 17
2. Kathleen Chalfant, Barbara Hammer, Norm Magnusson, Scott McCarney, Marty Pottenger, FF Alumns, at Le Petit Versailles, Manhattan, upcoming schedule
3. Anahí Cáceres, FF Alumn, in Valencia, Spain, opening April 17
4. Cheri Gaulke, FF Alumn, at UCLA, and more, April 18-19
5. Agnes Denes, FF Alumn, receives honorary doctorate from Bucknell University
6. Peter Downsbrough, FF Alumn, at Plus Gallery, Chicago, IL, thru May 17
7. Isabel Samaras, FF Alumn, at Varnish Fine Art, San Francisco, opening April 19
8. Gulsen Calik, FF Alumn, at 22 Central Park South, Manhattan, opening April 18
9. Judith Sloan, FF Alumn, at Queens College, Queens, NY, April 30, 7 pm
10. Franklin Furnace Archive, Inc. in The New York Times blog


1. Billy X. Curmano, FF Alumn, in Winona, MN, April 17

Billy X and New X celebrate Ed's One year Anniversary. Free jazz; Live Art at Winona's very own Art Bar.

Hear the music.
See the art.
Have some fun!

Billy X. Curmano and the New X Art Ensemble featuring the Amazing Tess Toster Tones


ED'S VELVET JIMI (The No Name Bar)
Third & Franklin (Downtown)
Winona, MN

April 17
About 8 or 9 p.m. to about close

First show since Billy's return from the Winter Soldier II: Iraq & Afghanistan Investigation. Archived materials available at http://www.ivaw.org

Hope to see you there,

Billy X.

Art Works USA
27979 County Road 17
Winona, MN 55987

Electronic downloads at:


2. Kathleen Chalfant, Barbara Hammer, Norm Magnusson, Scott McCarney, Marty Pottenger, FF Alumns, at Le Petit Versailles, Manhattan, upcoming schedule

Le Petit Versailles Opening Weekend

May 17 Saturday
3 - 6pm Free Birdhouse making workshop for exhibition
Maison des L'Oiseaux - House of Birds (see Sunday)

8pm - Lover Other- a documentary by Barbara Hammer -in person.
"To mirror, to fix, these are the words that have no meaning here";
Under the mask is another mask, I will never finish lifting all these faces".
Claude Cahun, Aveux non avenues These words are from the 1930 anti-autobiography by the Surrealist writer, photographer, Resister, and lesbian, Claude Cahun, born Lucie Schwob (1894-1954). LOVER OTHER is a 55 minute documentary that tells her story as well as that of her partner and lover, her half-sister, Marcel Moore, born Suzanne Malherbe (1892-1972). Visuals and voiceovers will bring art, politics and gender identity to the fore as I continue my investigation into artists and Resistance during WWII. Finding an unpublished script in their archive, I decided to bring it to life and cast Kathleen Chalfant (Broadway star of Wit and Angels in America) as Cahun and Marty Pottenger (performance artist) as Moore.

May 18 Sunday
2-4 pm Free Concert with The Renaissance Street Singers
Sacred Music a cappella from the Golden Age of Polyphony

4-6 pm Exhibition Opening Reception - Maison des L'Oiseaux (House of Birds)
In conjunction with Celebrate Urban Bird. http://www.birds.cornell.edu/celebration

MAY 30 Friday 6pm.
Timesplat - where the past and the future collide in the classic tale of chaos.
Featuring a performance by the timeless Kenny Scharf, video installations by Inbred Hybrid Collective, and analogue music by artiste extraordinaire Scott Ewalt. Sport your space cowboy look or your Neanderthal drag.

Kenny Scharf, known mostly for paintings and objets d’art, has also been involved in the New York performance world since 1978 when he began to dance for the late legendary Klaus Nomi and collaborate with Ann Magnusson. He was one of the founding members of the now defunct Club 57, and has since appeared at PS 1, Art Basil Miami, and Deitsch Projects with his Vomidingleberry Performance Troupe’s “The Troglodyte Star Show” Inbred Hybrid Collective was established in 2005. Our mandate is: to stimulate a consciousness of the external factors affecting our human existence. The type of interventions associated with Inbred Hybrid Collective, achieved as artistic concept, constitute a provocation for the public to reflect upon the influence that this immersion has had upon them. Inbred Hybrid Collective presents two installations. ART STAR TREK, a multi-channel science fiction installation. Reliquarry, a multi-channel installation, documents one cave man’s return to the lost city Bedrock. Scott Ewalt had his first gig at the tender age of eighteen. Webbed feet mono-analogue troglodyte, he remains supersonica.

JUNE 6 Friday 8pm
Killer Banshee (San Francisco) - MOBILITY
Mobility - Confabulation on the Experiential Nature of Modern Medicine is about the nature of our interlocking set of experiences with medicine and what it means to live with ongoing chronic, episodic medical issues.

June 7 & 8 Saturday & Sunday
Andrea Monti (Italy)– HEARING
Hearing is a very simple ‘musical’ installation.
The micro simply captures the environment sounds and through the mixer send all directly out to the headphones (that is to people’s ears), so that the listener can hear quite exactly the sounds he would have heard normally, without the earphones.
Andrea will also curate two nights of experimental avant-garde film programs

June 14 Saturday
5pm - Strange Bedfellows - Opening Exhibition Reception
Jennifer Paul, Norm Magnusson , Scott McCarney

7pm Accordian Angels
Accordion Angels: Bob Goldberg; Carl Riehl; Genevieve Leloup; Mark Nathanson . Accordion Angels is a newly-forned accordion quartet, that bridges the traditional and the post-modern.

9pm. Free Form Film Festival
Free Form Film Fest. Independent shorts. Program 1 "Praise the Tube" -vintage and outsider religous programming, includes scenes from "Mrs. Velma's Christmas", "Pokemon: The Secret of Pocket Monsters” Program 2-. "Please Self Help Me"
-vintage instructional, excersise and self help videos.

Le Petit Versailles, created in 1996 by community neighbors is a GreenThumb garden and a project of Allied Productions, Inc. a non profit arts organization. LPV provides a green oasis for meditation and relaxation dedicated to fostering the interest of all segments of the community in the arts, broadening and enriching the general public through performances, screenings, workshops..

LPV events are made possible by Allied Productions, Inc.,
Citizens for NYC, Green Thumb/NYC Dept. of Parks, Materials for the Arts;
NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs, NYC Dept. of Sanitation & NYC Board of Education
Film & Exhibition support from The New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency. Additional support, in part, by public funds from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs


3. Anahí Cáceres, FF Alumn, in Valencia, Spain, opening April 17

Anahí Cáceres presents "S. XXI, Landscape" video installation on
DIGITAL MEDIA Valencia 2008. Festival, exhibition & symposion - La Nau Valencia/Spain
17 April - 11 May 2008

Red Nómade curators had selected 7 argentine artists for this event.
more info:


4. Cheri Gaulke, FF Alumn, at UCLA, and more, April 18-19

Dear friends,
It’s a busy time! I wanted to let you all know about two exciting events I am involved with. I would be delighted to see you there.

The 5th Annual Harvard-Westlake Film Festival (for which I am a faculty advisor), Friday, April 18, 7 pm, Arclight Hollywood

The Ash Grove 50th Anniversary Celebration (for which I will be on a panel at UCLA), Saturday, April 19, noon, UCLA

The 5th Annual Harvard-Westlake Film Festival is Friday, April 18, 7 pm. We are very excited to be presenting this showcase of student films at what many consider to be “the best film theater in Los Angeles” -- the Arclight Cinema, 6360 Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood. The event is free and tickets can be obtained at the door. The program features guest speaker Paul Thomas Anderson (director of There Will Be Blood, Magnolia, Boogie Nights), a screening of 16 short films from 10 area high schools, and a catered reception. If you are interested in seeing some of the best youth-produced videos in Los Angeles, don’t miss this excellent program.

The Ash Grove 50th Anniversary: Legend and Legacy honors the historic night club started by my friend Ed Pearl in 1958. Ed and I met in the 1980s when he became the co-director with me of Target L.A.: Anti-Nuclear Music and Arts Festival. Ed taught me so much about producing and especially about the intersection of politics and culture in music. He has had a profound (and largely unsung) influence on the music scene, connecting people across class and race borders, and making visible the true roots of American music. The Ash Grove celebration at UCLA includes wonderfully eclectic concerts the evenings of April 18 and 19 but also a day of free panel discussions. I am honored to be participating in the Panel Discussion on Women’s Culture of the 1960s/70s, appearing side by side with some of the most dynamic and influential women of the period – writer and my dear friend from the Woman’s Building, Terry Wolverton, women’s music goddess, Cris Williamson, documentary filmmaker, Johanna Demetrakis, singer and percussionist, Vicki Randle (Tonight Show band), and feminist artist, Cheri Gaulke! Event Producers: Irene Wolt & Patricia Hoffman. Co-sponsored by UCLA's Center for the Study of Women. Saturday, April 19, noon-1:15, Choral Room, Schoenberg Hall, UCLA

The day of panels: http://www.ashgrovemusic.com/Pages/UCLA_event.htm
The concerts: http://www.uclalive.org/event.asp?Event_ID=490

Cheri Gaulke


5. Agnes Denes, FF Alumn, receives honorary doctorate from Bucknell University

Agnes Denes receives second honorary doctorate, this one from Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pa., for her contributions to education, art and for pioneering ecological and environmental art.
Gives lecture at Marywood University, Scranton, Pa. and her book of writings, The Human Argument, is published by Spring Publications.

To order the book:
Spring Publications website to order The Human Argument by Agnes Denes
springpublications.com <http://www.springpublications.com>



6. Peter Downsbrough, FF Alumn, at Plus Gallery, Chicago, IL, thru May 17

Dead Center / Marginal Notes: Peter Downsbrough / Jeanne Silverthorne is the second in a yearlong series of exhibitions for Western Exhibitions' Plus Gallery curated by John Neff. Each show in the program will present one piece each by two artists or a small selection of works by a single maker. All of the works exhibited will deal – directly or indirectly – with the relationships of centers to margins (culturally, geographically, politically and within works themselves as a formal concern). The second show in the series, opening April 5, partners an untitled sculpture by Peter Downsbrough with the 1998 work Wires with Computer by Jeanne Silverthorne.
Jeanne Silverthorne's twisted network of cast-rubber electrical wiring plays on oppositions between energy / dissipation, image / object, and sculpture / environment. Peter Downsbrough’s exactingly installed, perceptually challenging arrangement of two black pipes is likewise activated by tensions between the graphic and the volumetric and also works to disturb the distinction between the object and its setting. Dead Center / Marginal Notes: Peter Downsbrough / Jeanne Silverthorne juxtaposes these two works – which initially appear quite different – to investigate how artisanal and de-skilled, studio-based and post-studio, representational and abstract practices address similar concerns.
Since the 1960s, Peter Downsbrough’s work in installation, print, sculpture and video – among other media – has been exhibited throughout Europe and the United States. Downsbrough’s wide-ranging practice was the subject of a 2003 traveling retrospective organized by the Palais des Beaux-Arts in the artist’s adoptive hometown of Brussels, Belgium.
Jeanne Silverthorne has been exhibiting her work in installation, photography and sculpture nationally and internationally for over twenty years. Her recent projects have included solo presentations at the Butler Gallery in Kilkenny, Ireland and at Seoul’s Gallery Seomi. Additionally, the artist is a widely published critical writer and a noted educator. Silverthorne is represented by McKee Gallery in New York, were she lives and works.
Dead Center / Marginal Notes series curator John Neff lives and works in Chicago. His artwork is represented by Western Exhibitions, where he will be presenting a solo exhibition in May of 2008. Neff's past curatorial projects have included “Hysterical Pastoral” at the Ukrainian Museum of Modern Art and “Cold Conceptualism” at Suitable Gallery, both in Chicago. His writings have recently been published in BAT Journal #5 and in the exhibition catalog Vincent Como: In Praise of Darkness.


7. Isabel Samaras, FF Alumn, at Varnish Fine Art, San Francisco, opening April 19

Five-Year Anniversary Show
Varnish Fine Art
77 Natoma Street, San Francisco, California

April 15 - May 31, 2008

Opening Reception: Saturday April 19, 7-11pm

Join us to celebrate 5 years of contemporary fine art at Varnish with the 5 Year Anniversary Show of recent works by a selection of 50 returning artists who have shown at the gallery since the Grand Opening Group Show April 19, 2003. From artist debuts to a literary hoax enacted and revealed and from half-ton bronze sculpture to miniature scenes, Varnish Fine Art has enjoyed presenting art from around the globe, as well as the whirlwind of our local San Francisco community and politics for the past 5 years. The artists whom owners/directors Kerri Stephens and Jennifer Rogers have had the pleasure to show, continue to impress while newer blood reveals itself.

Among the 50 participating artists, Varnish is proud to present recent works by Jennybird Alcantara, Chris Anthony, AttaBoy, Beth Bojarski, Chris Buzelli, Benjamin Carpenter, Vance Cearly, Elizabeth Dante, Albert Dicruttalo, Ron English, Kevin Evans, Jose Fernandez, Kate Garner, Ron Garrigues, Charles Glaubitz, Nemo Gould, Ben Harris, Archie Held, Al Honig, Carlos Huante, Grant Irish, Jordin Isip, Jung Han Kim, Craig LaRotonda, Sharon Leong, JP Long, Michael Maes, Chris Mars, Pierre Merkl III, Stephanie Morgan, Skot Olsen, Kevin Peterson, Rob Racine, Karl Reichley, Dan Romo, Reuben Rude, KRK Ryden, Isabel Samaras, Kristen Sard, Wayne Shaffer, Dylan Sisson, Winston Smith, Kerri Stephens, The Oyster Pirate Workshop, Thomas Wargin, and Robert Work.

Isabel Samaras


8. Gulsen Calik, FF Alumn, at 22 Central Park South, Manhattan, opening April 18

"C.P.S. 22"
22 Central Park South, Suite 2B
New York City
Reception: Friday, April 18, 2008
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
April 18 - April 30, 2008
Hours: Monday-Saturday
12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
or by appointment
Contact Dora Espinoza: 1-917-703-1507

Join us at our most recent venue, an empty apartment at 22 Central Park South transformed into an impromptu art space, for a two-week exhibition, "C.P.S. 22."

Beyond the birth of spring and the decay of winter, gathering together for a celebration of art and fleeting times, the ten artists in the show look forward to seeing you at "C.P.S. 22," where art and nature coexist, separated by a mere window pane from Central Park!

Gulsen Calik
Mica d'Orleans
Dora Espinoza
Gerald Jackson
Nikki Johnson
Mark L. Power
Cigdem Tankut
Angela Valeria
Susan Young

For more Information contact: 212-966-7744.


9. Judith Sloan, FF Alumn, at Queens College, Queens, NY, April 30, 7 pm

Wednesday, April 30, 7pm Goldstein Theatre, FREE


An EarSay Performance Festival directed and hosted by Judith Sloan


With Da-Da-Dance, Leila Buck, Elise Knudson & Teresa Kochis, Frank London, "the story", GAME REBELLION!, students from Sloan's Cross-Cultural Dialogue Through the Arts workshop & students from Queens College Department of Drama, Theatre and Dance under direction of Charles Repole.

Special Citation by New American Democratic Club to Crossing the BLVD!

A unique evening mixing cultures, stories and performers.

Special premier performances: Sloan will be performing “Sweeping Statements,” which won her First Place in the Narrative Essay category of the Missouri Review’s National Audio Competition, Feb. 2008. “Sweeping Statements,” is Sloan’s personal account of teaching theatre, writing, and working in jails and alternative sentencing institutions with incarcerated teenagers. For this premier performance Sloan will be backed up by Game Rebellion, an all Black all outta Brooklyn hip hop, punk band, and Frank London, trumpeter and member of the Klezmatics, with music composed by Taylor Rivelli, for Taylormade Sounds, LLC (tweaked by Judith).

Da Da Dance (Eun Jung Gonzales and Guillermo Ortega) will be premiering their new dance piece with audio from Crossing the BLVD. Another premiere dance choreographed by Elise Knudson for Teresa Kochis, “What’s Your Status,” includes text and vocals by Judith Sloan, and music composed and produced by Taylor Rivelli (and tweaked by Judith).

Queens College, Kupferberg Center for the Arts,
65-30 Kissena Boulevard, Flushing, NY 11367-1597

directions: http://kupferbergcenter.org/directions.htm

http://www.earsay.org <http://www.earsay.org/>
http://www.crossingtheblvd.org <http://www.crossingtheblvd.org/>


10. Franklin Furnace Archive, Inc. in The New York Times blog

Please visit the link below for Rosecrans Baldwin’s New York Times blog which mentions Franklin Furnace. Thank you.


Goings On is compiled weekly by Harley Spiller


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