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Contents for April 7, 2010
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1. Peter Dobill, FF Alumn, at Meme Gallery, Cambridge, MA, opening April 10
2. Lynn Book, FF Alumn, at Peter Norton Symphony Space, Manhattan, May 13, and more
3. LuLu LoLo, FF Member, in Lemans, France, April 7-9
4. Karen Shaw, FF Alumn, at Islip Art Museum, reception April 18
5. Kanene Holder, FF Alumn, at Jamaica Center for Art and Learning, Queens, opening April 10
6. Vito Acconci, Gabriel Martinez, Carolee Schneemann, FF Alumns, at Slought Foundation, Philadelphia, thru April 21
7. Robin Tewes, FF Alumn, at Adam Baumgold Gallery, Manhattan, thru May 15
8. Guerrilla Girls On Tour at Bluestockings Bookstore, Manhattan, April 28
9. Jeanine Oleson, FF Alumn, at PS1, Queens, April 10
10. Nicolas Dumit Estevez, FF Alumn, at El Museo del Barrio, Manhattan, April 21
11. Paul McMahon, FF Alumn, at Museum 52, Manhattan, thru May 7
12. Lori E. Seid, FF Alumn, at PS 122, April 12
13. Judith A. Hoffberg, FF Alumn, at Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA, opening June 26
14. Quimetta Perle, FF Alumn, at Lesley University, Cambridge, MA, opening April 8
15. Penny Arcade, FF Alumn, at City Winery, Manhattan, April 11
16. Christy Gast, FF Alumn, at Gallery Diet, Miami, FL, April 27
17. Christy Rupp, FF Alumn, at Frederieke Taylor Gallery, opening April 8
18. Colette, FF Alumn, at Pavel Zoubok Gallery, Manhattan, April 22
19. LAPD, FF Alumns, at G727 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, April 7
20. Lucy Lippard, Hans Haacke, FF Alumns, at Gotham Hall, Manhattan, April 7
21. Karen Finley, FF Alumn, at Laurie Beechman Theatre, Manhattan, thru April 24
22. Ruth Hardinger, FF Alumn, at Rockland Center for the Arts, West Nyack, NY, opening April 11
23. Stephanie Brody-Lederman, FF Alumn, at Hudson Opera House, Hudson, NY, thru May 1
24. Rae C Wright, FF Alumn, at Merrimack Rep, Lowell, MA, thru April 11
25. Vernita N’Cognita, FF Alumn, at Soho 20, Manhattan, April 15
26. Paul Lamarre and Melissa Wolf, FF Alumns, at Plato’s Cave, Brooklyn, opening April 10
27. Jim Johnson, FF Alumn, now online at Discopie.com
28. John Held, FF Alumn, at Stendhal Gallery, Manhattan, opening April 15
29. Harley Spiller, FF Alumn, at The Brooklyn Kitchen, Brooklyn, NY, April 27
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1. Peter Dobill, FF Alumn, at Meme Gallery, Cambridge, MA, opening April 10

Hello Everyone,

I have a new action-installation this Saturday, April 10, 7pm @ Meme Gallery in the Cambridge section of Boston, MA.
AUTOBEATACTION
April 10-17
Opening w/ Live Performance: April 10 at 7pm
Video on Action on View Until April 17
Meme Gallery
55 Norfolk Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
Located in Central Square, Cambridge, MEME will provide space for ephemeral art to be made and witnessed. A tireless schedule of exhibitions, screenings, residencies and workshops will bring together local, national and international artists. MEME’s goal is to provide support for ideas that typically have a difficult time finding a place in the world.

http://meme.templeofmessages.com/pagez/now.html

http://www.peterdobillactionist.com

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2. Lynn Book, FF Alumn, at Peter Norton Symphony Space, Manhattan, May 13, and more

Dear New York friends!

I wanted you to know about a big, bold project launching this May in New York, with my collaborator Gina Crusco. Please see some details below in a sneak advance announcement - hold the date! Better yet, buy tickets and support us in our efforts to conduct alchemy with a French Baroque opera and a new transmedia performance work that I'm starting to cook up!

I wondered if you might help me in my quest for a place to stay in Manhattan from April 30 - May 15, that ideally would be low/no cost and would allow me to work on project material and do low tech solo rehearsals in preparation for the May 13 performance. Give me a shout out at your earliest chance with any ideas, suggestions, offers. I'm all ears.

AND for former Voicelab students, I will be setting aside a couple of days to give special one on one sessions during that time period, so do let me know if you would be interested in that! I would love to see/play/dive with you.

Sending you green wishes until next we meet!

Yours, singingly,

Lynn

Divining Opera
A New Music / Media Project
From Underworld Productions Opera Ensemble

~ t w i s t e d ~ p e a r l ~ s e r i e s ~

the Annotated Hippolyte et Aricie
a 20 minute preview performance
from Divining Opera

Gina Crusco and Lynn Book, Artistic Directors

to be followed by the one-act opera Pygmalion (1745) by Jean-Phillipe Rameau
with Sinfonia New York on period Baroque instruments

MAY 13, 2010
7:30 pm
Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theater @
Peter Norton Symphony Space
Broadway @ 95th St
New York, New York

Performance includes selections from the prologue to
Hippolyte et Aricie (1733) by Jean-Phillipe Rameau

With a counter-performance by
Lynn Book

Video by Robin Starbuck
Remote performance from Vienna by Katharina Klement

singers from Underworld Productions Opera Ensemble

For project information contact: Underworld Productions 212-304-1472 www.underworldproductions.com

Purchase tickets directly from Symphony Space:
http://www.symphonyspace.org/calendar/2010/05/13
for
"Pygmalion - My Unfair Lady"
which includes the Book/Crusco collaboration

$30 l Members, Students, Seniors $25 l Day of Show $40

Lynn Book
www.lynnbook.com

Visiting Associate Professor
Department of Theatre and Dance

Director, Program for Creativity and Innovation
Office of Entrepreneurship and Liberal Arts
www.wfu.edu/creativity

Wake Forest University, PO Box 7264
Winston-Salem, NC 27106-7264

tel: 336-758-3383 fax: 336-758-5668
e-mail: bookl@wfu.edu or creativity@wfu.edu

Faculty, Transart Institute
Berlin / New York
www.transartinstitute.org

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3. LuLu LoLo, FF Member, in Lemans, France, April 7-9

LuLu LoLo LeMans, France April 7-9,2010 Performance April 9 at Ghost Art Gallery The Cosmic Grand Prix LuLu LoLo, inaugurates the Cosmic Grand Prix of LeMans in celebration of the exhibition of Angelo Riviello, Director, Spazio Utopia Contemporary Art International Multimedia Festival Review of the Water, Campagna Italy in LeMans, France.

LuLu LoLo as Director of the Cosmic Grand Prix and Fabulous Race Car Driver will unite the cities of Campagna, Italy and Le Mans, France in the Cosmic Grand Prix.

Angelo Riviello will arrive from Campagna, Italy with a precious vial of water from the sacred Tenza River.

LuLu LoLo, Race Car Driver and Director of the Cosmic Grand Prix, will provide two toy remote control racing cars:

One car will carry the precious vial of the River Tenza water that represents the Review of the Water and the centuries-old heritage of the Chiena of Campagna, Italy.

The second car will carry the precious vial of Le Mans street dust collected by LuLu LoLo Dust Collector representing the City of LeMans and the Grand Prix.

Although the race is competitive, in the Cosmic Grand Prix all drivers are victorious!

At the finale of the Cosmic Grand Prix the sacred water and the sacred dust carried by the Cosmic Race Cars will be sprinkled on site by LuLu LoLo as an act of consecration for the healing of the Earth

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4. Karen Shaw, FF Alumn, at Islip Art Museum, reception April 18

Stuck Up
curated by Karen Shaw

reception, Sunday April 18, 2-4

Islip Art Museum
50 Irish Lane
East Islip, NY
631-224-5402

Hope you can come

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5. Kanene Holder, FF Alumn, at Jamaica Center for Art and Learning, Queens, opening April 10

I was just selected by Jamaica Flux: Workspaces & Windows 2010 Art as Action to exhibit a stop action video of my performance art of Committing that Black on Black Crime Called Blackface an excerpt of SitChaAssDown.

http://www.artslant.com/ny/events/show/99144-jamaica-flux-workspaces-windows-2010-art-as-action

Exhibition Detail
Group Show
Jamaica Flux: Workspaces & Windows 2010 Art as Action
Curated by: Heng-Gil Han
Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning
161-04 Jamaica Ave.
Jamaica, NY 11432
April 10th - June 12th
Opening:
April 10th 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
20 DESCRIPTION
The third iteration of Jamaica Flux: Workspaces & Windows will open on April 10, 2010. The contemporary art project of the Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning (JCAL) is a site-specific, public art exhibition that is mounted every three years with the intention of using the urban environment as a studio and exhibition space. Founded in 2004 by JCAL’s curator, Heng-Gil Han, Jamaica Flux includes the commission, creation, and exhibition of site-specific projects, that are installed at a variety of locations along Jamaica Avenue, including banks, stores, street intersections, parks, and

other public spaces.

The selected works conceptualize this year’s theme, "Art as Action." Artist perspectives will include art that references the tradition of gestural "action painting"; art that literally performs an action, such as a performance or event; and art that aims to solve social problems through constructive action, as opposed to art that merely represents or symbolizes social problems.

New to Jamaica Flux, Mr. Han has added Video Slam. Coinciding with the exhibition’s opening on April 10, Video Slam will feature twenty-five videos related to the theme. Video Slam will be on view throughout the day at the Jamaica Performing Arts Center.

The inaugural edition of Jamaica Flux: Workspaces & Windows took place in 2004 and featured 34 works of art by artists including Andrea Fraser, Barbara Kruger, and Fred Wilson. In 2007, the project comprised of work from Felix Gonzales-Torres, Christopher K. Ho, Jenny Polak, and Robert Smithson amongst others. This year, Jamaica Flux Workspaces & Windows 2010 will include work by Hyong Nam Ahn, Ilona Granet, Robert Morris, Lia Perjovschi and Freddy Rodriguez.

Synopsis of my "work": Committing that Black on Black Crime Called BlackFace (C.T.B.O.B.C.C.B.F)/BuckWheat is ALIVE!

In 1903, W.E.B. Du Bois stated "The most pressing problem facing America in the twentieth century is that of the color line", yet noted psychologist Grace Carroll and I question "Why in 1998, two centuries after slavery and almost a century after Du Bois, people of African descent still feel like outcasts in America?" Hence my characters, mirror minorities who navigate internal impediments towards "final solutions" to ghetto-ism/stereotypes, attempting to redefine reality internally/externally.

Fueled by my quest to reconcile "Man's inhumanity to Man" during high-school (’93-97), BKWT/Alice weave a tapestry of usurped autonomy due to societal ills and their (in)ability to transcend through self-determination. Via my theatrical experiment "Shock and Awe with an Political Aftertaste", I highlight the ironies and lies of the media, the status quo and politics as fodder dissected and fed to an interactive audience to engage in dialog and ultimately as Buddhist philosopher Daisaku Ikeda implores, "Let us extinguish the flames of hatred with a flood of dialog." After the "shock", I hope C.T.B.O.B.C.C.B.F resonates and facilitates an exchange of ideas.

BKWT/Alice in NegroLand Stop Animation:
A combustion/compilation of BKWT and Alice in NegroLand pictures as "The Entertainer" and Peter Tosh’s "400 Years" play continuously, speeding up, pausing and slowing to signify the escalating frenzy the props and flashing images impose upon:

BKWT (the anti-hero)- a self-muzzled pawn, traversing America’s checkered past/present of stereotypical images while contemplating to apply black-face makeup. As a child of the DIASPORA, BKWT actively engages the audience through the lens, beckoning for help to release "it" from the entrapment of watermelon, KoolAide packets, Aunt Jemmimah, "Born in the USA" flags, etc......

&
Alice in NegroLand (Nightmare)- Alice in Negroland: (the naïve Kanene Ayo Holder)
The eternal optimistic antithesis to BKWT, she occupies a time before (NeGroNighTMare) confrontations and realizations of her race. She is pre-occupied with PrettyBlondeBarbies, Madonna, The Muppets, Labor Day Carnival in Brooklyn and an addiction to 70’s sitcoms including All in the Family, Good Times and the Jeffersons. However, while reciting the Pledge of Allegiance she realizes that America and by extension her high school experience is mired in race politics. This becomes a NegroLand NightMare, evident in the stereotypes swimming in "reflective" mylar. She yearns for release from entrapment of an American Dream gone haywire (NeGroNighTmare) of Different Strokes, reversal of Brown Vs. Board of Education and flashes of pristine Caucasian enclaves causing Alice in NegroLand to question her so-called "friends",(hypocreeps)"Who loved Bob Marley but hated me". She musters the courage to tell them that watermelon and fried chicken don’t apply because she is a curry-goat loving child whose parents hail from Trinidad and Jamaica. Sadly, she crumbles under the stress of self-determination, running away to seek solace.

ENJOY!!!!!!!!

KAH
We wear the mask to survive
but who we be is more fascinating
keep it real!
myspace.com/blackfacecrime

If You Don't Stand for Something, You'll Fall for Anything- Instead SITCHAASSDOWN

http://www.dontekhayes.com/index.html
Interpreting the story and icon of the "Gingerbread Man" through Donte K Hayes's invented character the "Gingerblack Man.

DV Republic
www.dvrepublic.org

Hip Hop Odyssey Film Festival
www.h2oiff.org

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6. Vito Acconci, Gabriel Martinez, Carolee Schneemann, FF Alumns, at Slought Foundation, Philadelphia, thru April 21

Slought Foundation is pleased to announce "Solitary Pleasures", on display in the galleries from March 26 through April 21, 2010. The opening will take place on Friday, March 26 from 6:00-9:00pm, with a special lecture by Carolee Schneemann entitled "Infinity Kisses - The Movie" at 6pm. "Solitary Pleasures" is a provocative exhibition exploring the theme of masturbation and other forms of solitary pleasure, including smoking, drinking, reading, and art itself.

The exhibition "Solitary Pleasures", organized by Osvaldo Romberg and Kevin Richards, will feature historical works by Vito Acconci, Carolee Schneemann, Peter Weibel, VALIE EXPORT, and Marcel Duchamp, and recent works by Gabriel Martinez, Yigal Ozeri, and Pedro Roth.


Slought Foundation
4017 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Slought.org

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7. Robin Tewes, FF Alumn, at Adam Baumgold Gallery, Manhattan, thru May 15

Robin Tewes/Group Exhibition at Adam Baumgold Gallery 40 East 75th street April 1-May 15 Opening Reception: April 1 Thursday 6-8PM

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8. Guerrilla Girls On Tour at Bluestockings Bookstore, Manhattan, April 28

Guerrilla Girls On Tour is pleased to announce our third annual networking event for women in theatre in the New York, New Jersey, Connecticut area. The third annual
GUERRILLA GALa invites women directors, producers, playwrights, stage managers, designers, actresses and woman involved in any aspect of theater or production to the GALa. An open discussion will be followed by networking time. Drinks and refreshments available for purchase at Bluestocking Fair Trade cafe.


WHEN: Wednesday, April 28, 2010
WHERE: Bluestockings Bookstore, 172 Allen Street (btw. Stanton & Rivington), New York, NY 10002
TIME: 7-10PM
ADMISSION: FREE – Donations to Bluestockings are appreciated. Guerrilla Girls On Tour posters will be for sale.
ALSO BRING: A resume, your business card, some sass and ambition.

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED – SEATING IS LIMITED
To reserve your space send a fe-mail with your name and phone number to
Anne Sexton at Anne@GuerrillaGirlsOnTour.com
One reservation per fe-mail please

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9. Jeanine Oleson, FF Alumn, at PS1, Queens, April 10

Hello!
Please come to see my performance on Saturday at PS1!
It’s the day after my birthday, so please come to LIC Bar afterwards, 45-58 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City for a drink or sandwich.
Jeanine

http://www.ps1.org/calendar/view/122/

April 10: Liz Magic Laser hosts Saturday Sessions
Date: Saturday, April 10, 2010
Time: 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

4pm, Flight in the outdoor courtyard
5pm, What? in the 3rd floor main gallery

Liz Magic Laser hosts the Saturday Session on April 10th and will debut, Flight, her new performance based on scenes from popular cinema in which people chase one another up and down stairs. Developed in collaboration with actors Lindsey Andersen, Nic Grelli, Elizabeth Hodur, Michael Wiener, Max Woertendyke and Lia Woertendyke, Flight activates the grand staircase leading to P.S.1's entrance with actions culled from movies like Battleship Potemkin, M, Niagra, The Shining, and 28 Days Later. By transporting these climactic chase scenes to P.S.1's courtyard, Laser continues her examination of fear, public space, and expanded notions of theater.

In conjunction with Flight, Laser has invited Jeanine Oleson and Juliana Snapper to present What? in P.S.1's 3rd floor main gallery. Playing with a type of call and response that initially appears to be about a duality, Oleson and Snapper interpret 911 transcripts, lesbian-identified opera, Mary Daly, non-verbal communications, wild women, chimpanzee attacks, and Margaret Mead's love life. Punctuated by the pops and static sounds of vinyl records, the performance uses language and sound to grapple with ideas that reach beyond rational thought.

Please note there will be additional performances of Flight from 2-3pm in the outdoor courtyard.

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10. Nicolas Dumit Estevez, FF Alumn, at El Museo del Barrio, Manhattan, April 21

NEW TRADITIONS
NON-TRADITIONAL ENCOUNTERS
Identifying, Expressing & Marketing Yourself as an
IMMIGRANT ARTIST IN NEW YORK
Wednesday, April 21, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
The panel and presentations will explore New York City as a nexus of both human migration and artistic practice, investigating how immigrant artists bridge the distinction between contemporary and traditional art when speaking about, conceiving of, and marketing their work, providing audience members with food for thought as well as practical career advice. Attendees will have the opportunity to carry on the conversation during a networking reception at the close of the panel discussion.

Moderated by:
Sara Reisman Independent Curator and Director, Percent for Art, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs
Presenting:
Hitomi Iwasaki Curator and Director of Exhibitions, Queens Museum of Art
Amelia Uzategui Bonilla Peruvian-born dancer, performer and educator
Cui Fei Chinese-born visual artist
Nicolas Dumit Estevez Dominican-born performance artist and public interventionist
(Full Presenter Bios available below)

Location:
El Museo del Barrio, 1230 Fifth Ave at 104th St, NY, NY 10029
Room: El Taller
Map and Directions
Free and Open to the Public
Space is limited - To RSVP please click here

"New Traditions" is presented by New York Foundation for the Art's Immigrant Artist Projectin collaboration with El Museo del Barrio as part of the citywide celebration of Immigrant Heritage Week.

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11. Paul McMahon, FF Alumn, at Museum 52, Manhattan, thru May 7

I hope you can make it to Museum 52, 4 E 2nd St at Bowery. I'm showing three newspaper pastels from the 70s thru May 7. And I love you. Paul McMahon

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12. Lori E. Seid, FF Alumn, at PS 122, April 12

Lori E. Seid and The Lower East Side Girls Club Present:
Reading of Selections from Eve Ensler's New Book, "I Am an Emotional Creature: The Secret Life of Girls Around the World.
Directed and Hosted by Rosario Dawson
Featuring Girls Club members (and a few friends)
Projections by Laurie Olinder
Please Join us for a one night benefit reading for The Lower East Side Girl's Club on Monday April 12th: Performance Space 122- 6:30pm.
150 First Ave NYC NY 10009
Tickets are $25. $50, $100.
Purchase Tickets at: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/103159
More Info: 212-982-1633

THANK YOU!

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13. Judith A. Hoffberg, FF Alumn, at Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA, opening June 26

International Mail Art Exhibition in Honor and Memory of
Judith A. Hoffberg
June 27 – August 22, 2010

To be held at:
Susan and John Caldwell Gallery
Armory Center for the Arts
Jay Belloli, exhibition curator

Opening Reception Saturday, June 26, 2010, 7-9 p.m.
Susan and John Caldwell Gallery
Armory Center for the Arts
145 N. Raymond Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91103

Judith A. Hoffberg (1934-2009) was an avid and active promoter of mail art and artists’ books. Judy was editor and publisher of Umbrella, a newsletter devoted to all manner of art publishing and art exhibitions. In addition to Judy’s work as a librarian, archivist, lecturer and curator, she gave unstintingly of her time and energy to promote artists through her encouragement and connections in the art world.

To participate in the exhibition, art submissions must be received by June 4, 2010
by postal mail or email. Please send submissions to:
Jay Belloli
Director of Gallery Programs
Armory Center for the Arts
145 N. Raymond Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91103
jbelloli@armoryarts.org

All mail art included in the exhibition will be donated to the Judith A. Hoffberg Archive at the Library, University of California, Santa Barbara, with the permission of the artist.

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14. Quimetta Perle, FF Alumn, at Lesley University, Cambridge, MA, opening April 8

La Sirena, Lady of the Serpents
New Work by Quimetta Perle
Lesley University, Marran Gallery
April 2-- May 4
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 8, 4:30-7:00 pm
Cambridge, MA

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15. Penny Arcade, FF Alumn, at City Winery, Manhattan, April 11

Penny Arcade and Dee Archer The Road Less Traveled

APRIL 11TH CITY WINERY

Wild Women, Wine & Song
Starring the great R&B singer/songwriter Dee Archer and special guest, the brilliant Penny Arcade at City Winery

Sunday, April 11, 2010
Time:
4:30pm - 6:40pm
Location:
City Winery
Street:
155 Varick St.
City/Town:
New York, NY

Wild Women, Wine and Song stars charismatic R&B singer/songwriter Dee Archer, backed by top local musician Tony Sarno, and features special guest artist Penny Arcade, the captivating downtown performance icon. Cabaret Series Salon producer, Susan Lambert, will host the show and sing one of her original pieces.

In 1980, the tragic death of John Lennon caused downtown rock sensation Dee Archer's about-to-be-signed record deal with Geffen Records to evaporate. Over the next two years Dee and her band continued to take NY by storm . The "female Joe Cocker' and " the greatest female vocalist since Janis Joplin" were just a few of her accolades - but the myth pervaded that she had been passed on by the major labels.

One night in 1983 Dee turned to Penny Arcade and said "If any artist put the energy they put into their art into business, they would all be millionaires." The next day, having never done anything except sing rock and roll, Dee Archer got a job as a receptionist at CitiBank - and then not long after her first sales job in a company that rented coffee machines. Week by week and month by month she moved up the corporate ladder in sales, until she landed on the ground floor of what would become the meteoric elevator of mobile phone industry. Ten years later, one of her start-up companies went public and Dee Archer got the only thing she had ever wanted from a record deal: a house with a recording studio.

Twenty-five years after leaving the scene, Dee Archer returns to NY to the stage of City Winery with her old side kick Penny Arcade who had sat in Dee's audience night after night inspired by Dee's heroic presence in her life. Penny Arcade filled the artistic hole Dee left behind by emulating Dee Archer's courage in naming her game, and launched what would become her own career forging her original voice and unique point of view into an internationally respected brand of entertainment.

Today, Penny Arcade is an internationally known and respected performer who the Village Voice called "A take no prisoners feminist comedian. Jagged, unexpected, mesmerizing" and whose work has been called "comedy of scorching candor" by UK's Guardian newspaper.

On April 11th 2010 Dee Archer and Penny Arcade celebrate the road less traveled, together on stage at City Winery. Be there to witness it.

This special Sunday afternoon event will kick off with a screening of film clips from herFliX.com, a newly launched web portal for online viewing, information, and sales of movies for and about women, while the audience settles in with great wine and light fare from City Winery's superb wine list and menu. Doors open at 4:30 pm, performance begins at 5 pm. Cover Charge is $10 with a $15 Food/Drink minimum. You'll receive a free promotional gift bag of RoC products, as well as a dvd of videos from the artists.

www.deearcher.com
www.pennyarcade.tv

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16. Christy Gast, FF Alumn, at Gallery Diet, Miami, FL, April 27

Batty Cave will be the 13th invitational exhibition at Gallery Diet. Gallery Diet represents five emerging and mid-career artists including Brian Burkhardt, Charley Friedman, Richard Höglund, Abby Manock, and Daniel Milewski. Exhibitions from the gallery have and are scheduled to travel to institutions such as The University of Wyoming Art Museum (Brian Burkhardt ’09), the Benton Museum at the University of Connecticut (Abby Manock, ’10 forthcoming), and MARTE in El Salvador (Abby Manock, ’10 forthcoming).

"The Role of the Narrative in Contemporary Video Practices"

Panelists:
Christy Gast | Artist Miami, Fl

Christy Gast's performative work has been included in RoseLee Goldberg's Performa 07 and she has presented several projects at Andrea Zittel's High Desert Test Sites. Ms. Gast’s work has been written about in publications such as ArtUS, The New York Times and rhizome.org. Christy Gast will be exhibiting in the Project Space of the de la Cruz Collection during Art Basel Miami Beach 2010.

Rene Morales | Associate Curator, Miami Art Museum Miami, Fl

Rene Morales is based in Miami and is Associate Curator at the Miami Art Museum. Rene Morales has curated exhibitions including "Space as Medium", "Objects of Value" and "Miami in Transition". Prior to his position at MAM, Morales was with the RISD Museum in Providence, Rhode Island.

Camila Marambio | Independent Curator Santiago, Chile
Camila Marambio has taught at Universidad Arcis in Valparaiso and currently teaches at Universidad de Chile in Santiago. Independently she has curated a number of exhibitions at venues such as: Monkeytown, NYC; Galería de artes visuales h-10, Chile; Aratoi Museum, New Zealand, etc.

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010 6:30 pm
174 NW 23 Street, Miami, Fl 33127
+1 305 571 2288 / info@gallerydiet.com

For additional information or high resolution images, please contact info@gallerydiet.com or +1.305.571.2288.

The gallery is open Tuesday thru Saturday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., on the Second Saturday Wynwood artwalk from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. and on the last Thursday of the month from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

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17. Christy Rupp, FF Alumn, at Frederieke Taylor Gallery, opening April 8

CHRISTY RUPP, "Wake Up and Smell the Benzene"
at Frederieke Taylor Gallery
535 West 22nd St, 6th Fl
NYC, 10011

April 8 - May 8, 2010
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 8, 5-7pm

In the Project Room, Frederieke Taylor Gallery presents CHRISTY RUPP, "Wake Up and Smell the Benzene". This exhibition is a series of collaged landscapes, a study in disorienting geology and space.

Also on view will be hand felted wool vessels, portraits of some of the oil containers the artist has voraciously emptied lately.

In recent years, Christy Rupp has become engrossed in mineral extraction issues and has visited oil drilling sites in Ecuador and Mountain Top removal operations in West Virginia. In the Catskills, she has been part of the struggle for a statewide ban on oil gas drilling. Hydro-fracturing and Mountain Top removal are but two in a long list of weapons of mass destruction designed to vacuum up energy producing minerals as fast as possible, creating fewer jobs, while using more heavy equipment. What most high-tech mining practices have in common is the wasting of massive quantities of fresh water and a toxic legacy of future generations exposed to hazardous chemicals through groundwater pollution.

Like much of the artist’s previous work, this exhibition questions the notion of allowing the property rights of a few to assault the human rights of all. The collection asks us to support the Clean Water Act of 1977, to eliminate the "Haliburton loophole", making it legal for mining companies to pollute pure water in the mad dash for domestic energy.

Christy Rupp has been an ecoartist for almost 40 years, developing from an interest in animal behavior, which morphed into an activist perspective sometime around the Ed Koch regime.

She participated in the legendary "The Times Square Show" and "The Real Estate show" of 1979-80 and was a participant in Colab and ABC NoRio. Recent shows include "Democracy Was Fun" at White Box Gallery, NYC; "The Downtown Show" at the Grey Art Gallery, NYC; "The Drop" at Exit Art, NYC; "Hybrid Fields" at the Sonoma County Museum, Santa Rosa CA; "Person of the Crowd", at the Neuberger Museum SUNY Purchase, NY and "Ornithology" at the Contemporary Art Galleries, UConn, Storrs, CT. Christy Rupp will participate in the upcoming exhibition "Dead or Alive" at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York as well as the 10th Anniversary Celebration exhibition at MassMoCA Kidspace, North Adams MA; both opening in the Spring 2010 . She received an Anonymous Was a Woman Grant in 2009.

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18. Colette, FF Alumn, at Pavel Zoubok Gallery, Manhattan, April 22

"Girl Talk: Colette & India Evans"
April 22 – May 22
Opening Reception: April 22, 6-8pm

Pavel Zoubok Gallery
533 West 23rd Street
New York, NY 10011
(212) 675-7490
www.pavelzoubok.com

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19. LAPD, FF Alumns, at G727 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, April 7

LA Poverty Department invites fellow Angelinos to see and hear of our Bolivian tour of AGENTES Y ACTIVOS.
We’ve produced a 30-minute film of our 2-month tour. The film features the magnificent larger than life landscape of the Bolivian Andes and the on stage and on the road discoveries of our traveling cast and crew of seventeen: LAPD’ers & our Boliviano collaborators from the The Escuela de Arte y Talentos. See Cochabamba, Oruro, La Paz, El Alto, Sucre and Santa Cruz and all points in between.

The script of Agentes y Activos is from a US House of Representatives investigation into whether Nicaraguan Contras were able to smuggle cocaine into California with CIA knowledge. Agentes y Activos, directed by John Malpede, was designed to create face-to-face exchange between victims of the "war on drugs" in the US with victims in Bolivia. We performed in plazas, free universities, art centers, high schools and a prison. Each performance included conversation with journalists, historians and on one-occasion Bolivian drug enforcement officers.

We’ll show the film (subtitled in English) directed by Matt Mayes and co-produced by LAPD and Tom Jones’ Halo Group. Mayes will join LAPD’ers who traveled to Bolivia: Kevin Michael Key, Henriëtte Brouwers & John Malpede in informal conversation about the project. We’ll SKYPE our collaborators in Bolivia --- including LAPD’er Tony Parker who fell in love --- and is now living in Cochabamba.

Popcorn. Speaks for itself.
LAPD’s tour of Bolivia was made possible, in part, through the generous support of Creative Exchange International grant from the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs and the Performing America Program of the National Performance Network (NPN).

LAPD thanks Tom Jones and Halo Group for their support that made the filming and the film possible. Thanks to Adrian Rivas of g727 for generously hosting this event.

G727 Gallery
727 South Spring Street
LA, CA 90014
Tel: (213) 627-9563
7-9 PM
Wednesday April 7, 2010

Free street parking after 6 PM
FREE EVENT!
For more information about
LA Poverty Department visit
www.lapovertydept.org !

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20. Lucy Lippard, Hans Haacke, FF Alumns, at Gotham Hall, Manhattan, April 7

LUCY LIPPARD TO RECEIVE THE 2010 AWARD FOR CURATORIAL EXCELLENCE FROM THE CENTER FOR CURATORIAL STUDIES AT BARD COLLEGE

http://www.bard.edu/ccs
The Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College (CCS Bard) is presenting its thirteenth annual Award for Curatorial Excellence to curator, writer, and activist Lucy Lippard. For more than four decades, Lippard's insightful, timely, and at times radical curatorial and critical endeavors have made a profound and resonant impact on our understanding of the art of our time. From her pioneering early support of conceptual artists such as Sol LeWitt and Lawrence Weiner, and her advocacy of feminist art, to her groundbreaking work as a writer and critic, Lippard's contributions to the field of contemporary art are countless.

The formal presentation of the award by artist Hans Haacke will be made at a gala dinner on April 7, 2010, at Gotham Hall (1356 Broadway at 36th Street) in New York City. For more information, or to purchase tickets, please contact Andrea Guido at 845.758.7414 or guido@bard.edu.

About the Award
Each year the Center for Curatorial Studies celebrates the individual achievements of a leading curator or curators whose lasting contributions have shaped the way we conceive of exhibition-making today. The awardee is selected by an independent panel of leading contemporary art curators, museum directors, and artists. Past recipients include Harald Szeemann (1998), Marcia Tucker (1999), Kasper König (2000), Paul Schimmel (2001), Suzanne Ghez (2002), Kynaston McShine (2003), Walter Hopps (2004), Kathy Halbreich and Mari Carmen Ramírez (2005), Lynne Cooke and Vasif Kortun (2006), Alanna Heiss (2007), Catherine David (2008), and Okwui Enwezor (2009). This award reflects CCS Bard's commitment to recognizing individuals who have defined new thinking, bold vision, and dedicated service to the field of exhibition practice.

Lucy Lippard is a curator, writer, activist, and author of 20 books on contemporary art and cultural criticism, including one novel. She has curated some 50 exhibitions in the United States, Europe, and Latin America, and her arts activities have extended into performances, comics, and street theater. For 30 years she has worked with artists' groups such as the Artworkers' Coalition, Ad Hoc Women Artists, Artists Meeting for Cultural Change, Alliance for Cultural Democracy (for which she served as coeditor of "How to '92: Model Actions for a Post-Columbian World"), and WAC (Women's Action Coalition). She was a cofounder of Printed Matter; The Heresies Collective and its journal; PADD (Political Art Documentation/Distribution) and its journal Upfront; and Artists Call Against U.S. Intervention in Central America. She continues to write and lecture frequently at museums and universities. She has served as a member of the Santa Fe County Open Land and Trails Planning and Advisory Committee; is a member of the Galisteo Community Planning Committee; edits her community newsletter El Puente de Galisteo; and is on the Santa Fe Railyard Park Design Committee with the Trust for Public Land.

About the Center for Curatorial Studies
The Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College (CCS Bard) is an exhibition, education, and research center dedicated to the study of art and curatorial practices from the 1960s to the present day. In addition to the CCS Bard Galleries and the newly inaugurated Hessel Museum of Art, CCS Bard houses the Marieluise Hessel Collection of more than 2,000 contemporary works, as well as an extensive library and curatorial archives that are accessible to the public. The Center's two-year graduate program in curatorial studies is specifically designed to deepen students' understanding of the intellectual and practical tasks of curating contemporary art. Exhibitions are presented year-round in the CCS Bard Galleries and Hessel Museum of Art, providing students with the opportunity to work with world-renowned artists and curators. The exhibition program and collection also serve as the basis for a wide range of public programs and activities exploring art and its role in contemporary society.

For more information please call CCS Bard at 845.758.7598, write ccs@bard.edu, or visit http://www.bard.edu/ccs.

Currently On View at CCS Bard:

February 20 – May 23
Living Under the Same Roof: The Marieluise Hessel Collection and the Center For Curatorial Studies
CCS Bard Hessel Museum of Art

April 11 – May 23
Second round of exhibitions and projects curated by CCS Bard second-year students:
Living Modern, curated by Laura Barlow
Not Again, "Making History" Reimagined, curated by Sarah Demeuse
How to Begin? Envisioning the Impact of Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, curated by Özge Ersoy
SECOND COMING—a curatorial collaboration, curated by Gabi Ngcobo, Carlos E. Palacios, and Andrea Torreblanca
Requires extra budget for lettuce, curated by Mackenzie Schneider
The Bomb Ponds: Work by Vandy Rattana, curated by Francesca Sonara
Up River: A Hudson River Expedition with artist Marie Lorenz, curated by Diana Stevenson
CCS Bard Galleries

For more information, please call CCS Bard at 845.758.7598, write ccs@bard.edu, or visit http://www.bard.edu/ccs.

Center for Curatorial Studies
Bard College
PO Box 5000
Annandale-on-Hudson
NY 12504-5000
845-758-7598
ccs@bard.edu
http://www.bard.edu/ccs

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21. Karen Finley, FF Alumn, at Laurie Beechman Theatre, Manhattan, thru April 24

KAREN FINLEY: THE JACKIE LOOK
Saturdays at 7:30pm through April 24:
Laurie Beechman Theatre, 407 West 42nd Street.
The First Lady of Performance Art, KAREN FINLEY, brings icon JACQUELINE KENNEDY ONASSIS back to life in this unique look at history, style, trauma, femininity and the demands of being the First Lady. Marvel as Jackie ruminates on MICHELLE OBAMA, MARILYN MONROE and the lasting impact of that fateful day on the grassy knoll in Dallas. Tix are $20 (+ $15 food/drink minimum) at 212-352-3101 or https://www.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/681555. More info: www.SpinCycleNYC.com.

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22. Ruth Hardinger, FF Alumn, at Rockland Center for the Arts, West Nyack, NY, opening April 11

Opening Sunday Apr 11 from 1-4 pm

The INS and the OUTS
Rockland Center for the Arts
April 11 – June 20, 2010
Curated by Amy Lipton
Artists: Susan Benarcik, Jennifer Cecere, Ruth Hardinger, Larissa Killough, Melissa Mcgill, Leslie Pelino
ROCA Rockland Center for the Arts
South Greenbush RD, West Nyack, NY 10994
845 358 0877 C 845 558 0192
www.rocklandartcenter.org

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23. Stephanie Brody-Lederman, FF Alumn, at Hudson Opera House, Hudson, NY, thru May 1

Stephanie Brody-Lederman, FF Alumn, will be having a one person exhibition of her paintings at the Hudson Opera House , 327 Warren Street, Hudson, NY. The show is entitled "Stories That Add Up" and will be up from April 3 through May 1, 2010. The gallery hours are daily from Noon - 5PM.

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24. Rae C Wright, FF Alumn, at Merrimack Rep, Lowell, MA, thru April 11

Rae C Wright is currently starring in the premier of Richard Dresser's new work The Last Days of Mickey and Jean at the Merrimack Rep in Lowell, MA. The Boston Herald writes "As the play’s titular couple, (Jack) Wetherall and Wright share a convincing chemistry--you truly believe that these two have been together for decades. Both...are well-tuned to Dresser’s blend of humor and pathos." http://www.bostonherald.com/entertainment/arts_culture/view.bg?articleid=1241894&srvc=home&position=also

Tickets are available through the Merrimack Repertory Theatre Website

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25. Vernita N’Cognita, FF Alumn, at Soho 20, Manhattan, April 15

Arthur Danto in Dialog with Vernita N'Cognita @Artists Talk on Art
On Thursday April 15th ATOA is pleased to present an interview of Arthur Danto by Vernita Nemec, talking about philosophy and art and Danto’s most recent Book, "Andy Warhol".

Philosopher, author, and former art critic for The Nation, Arthur Danto has been a major shaper of recent aesthetic theory. Some say he is best known for a contemporary version of Hegel's "end of art" thesis, first enunciated by Danto in a 1984 essay called "The End of Art". Danto has written more than a dozen books on art and philosophy on subjects as diverse as Nietzsche and Warhol. Wikipedia states that Danto "is best known as the influential, long-time art critic for the Nation and for his work in philosophical aesthetics and philosophy of history... His interests span thought, feeling, philosophy of art, theories of representation, philosophical psychology, Hegel's aesthetics…" and more that will be discussed that evening.

Artist/performer/poet Vernita Nemec AKA N’Cognita, has long been an advocate for fellow artists, as former Director of ATOA and Viridian Artists, an artist owned gallery in Chelsea and as founder and curator of "Art from Detritus", creating exhibitions of art made from recycled materials since 1994. Deeply concerned with environmental and feminist issues, she is on the Board of Directors of Soho 20 Gallery, the recipient of grants for her curatorial efforts and for her performance art, from the Puffin and Kauffman Foundations, Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance Art and Movement Research’s Monday Night Series to name just a few. The "Endless Junkmail Scroll" is an ongoing artwork that she has shown throughout the U.S and continues to create.

ATOA's Critical Discussions in the Visual Arts are held at SOHO 20 Chelsea, 547 West 27th Street, Suite 301, NYC
Thursdays, at 7:30 PM, with doors opening at 6:30 PM. Check this site for dates and details, or call (212) 779-9250.
Group Health Plan Available, call RBA: (888) 722-8121

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26. Paul Lamarre and Melissa Wolf, FF Alumns, at Plato’s Cave, Brooklyn, opening April 10

Marni Kotak, at EIDIA House, Plato's Cave, Williamsburg, opens April 10, 1-6pm (to May 6, 2010) (RSVP) eidiahouse@earthlink.net

EIDIA HOUSE
14 Dunham Place
Basement Left
Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY 11211
646 945 3830 / eidiahouse@earthlink.net / By appointment, 1-6pm Wednesday – Saturday

Eidia House announces a new exhibition initiative for 2009-2012, PLATO’S CAVE. Invited artists create an installation and an accompanying limited edition for the PLATO’S CAVE underground space at EIDIA House Studio. http://www.eidia.com/


The fourth artist in the series, Marni Kotak, creates an installation with in situ performance "Found Performance" and unique limited edition "Hot Water Bags" specifically for Plato’s Cave.

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27. Jim Johnson, FF Alumn, now online at Discopie.com

Discopie.com Update

Two new pages of drawings have been posted to the Discopie site:

http://discopie.com/Drawings/Drawings.html

and The Tao Drawings at:
http://discopie.com/Drawings/TaoDwgs.html

Also new to the site is a link to the ATLAS Magic Square animation on YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uc9epCq3Img

Thanks for stopping by Discopie.

Jim Johnson
www.discopie.com

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28. John Held, FF Alumn, at Stendhal Gallery, Manhattan, opening April 15

John Held, FF Alumn, curating a show at Stendhal Gallery.

http://stendhalgallery.com/?p=3395

Opening Next Thursday, April 15

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29. Harley Spiller, FF Alumn, at The Brooklyn Kitchen, Brooklyn, NY, April 27

The First Ever Meals and Spiels An Evening of Dinner & Lectures about NYC’s Food!
The City Reliquary Presents: The First Ever Meals and Spiels:
An Evening of Dinner & Lectures about NYC’s Food!
April 27th from 7-10pm at The Brooklyn Kitchen – 100 Frost Street.
WILLIAMSBURGH, BROOKLYN. The City Reliquary Museum and Civic Organization, in partnership with a host of Brooklyn’s finest purveyors of food, is putting on an event that is NOT to be missed. The First Ever Meals and Spiels, An Evening of Dinner & Lectures about NYC’s Food! Meals and Spiels is a dinner that will focus on the incredible food shops, breweries, bakeries, and kitchens of North Brooklyn. What’s more, each dish and beverage in the Meal will come paired with a lecture about the food on your fork and beverage in your glass! All proceeds will go towards the City Reliquary’s operational funds, to keep us open to the community at large. Guests will be able to take home a Goody Bag stuffed with City Reliquary souvenirs and a Not for Tourists guidebook and more.

The meal will take place at The Brooklyn Kitchen,100 Frost Street Brooklyn NY, and the menu will consist of:
BEVERAGES:
Brooklyn Brewery’s Special Selection of Paired Beers while Matt Levy of the Levys’ Unique New York! explains the importance of Bushwick’s Breweries in the 19th century
Tap Water featuring Manhattan Borough Historian Michael Miscione explaining the story of the NYC Aqueduct system and NY’s continual thirst for fresh drinking water
APPETIZERS:
Hot Dogs from The Meat Hook while Jeff Tancil talks about the history of the Hot Dog
Dumplings from M Shanghai while Harley Spiller, FF Alumn, converses about Chinese Food and its history in NYC
MAIN COURSE:
Cuts of 5-7 lb. Man-Steak from The Meat Hook with Paul Lukas of Beer Frame discussing the History of the All-You-Can-Eat Beefsteak in NYC lore.
Shucked Oysters
Fish from the Roebling Tea Room while Tara DePorte of the Lower East Side Ecology Center talks about Health and Fishing in the Estuary that is the East River
All Sides will be created by Saltie
DESSERT:
Sugar Sweet Treat from Saltie’s baking genius while we learn about the sugar industries stay in Brooklyn
Coffee courtesy of Oslo with a presentation by Liz Clayton. Liz offers us a conversation about the roasted bitter bean’s history in NYC
All funds raised at the benefit will go to the City Reliquary’s operating costs.
April 27th from 7-10pm at The Brooklyn Kitchen – 100 Frost Street Brooklyn NY.
Tickets are $150, and will be available in advance at www.cityreliquary.org
Only 85 tickets are available – this incredibly exclusive event is sure to sell out. Come taste your history and learn about your dinner at this sure-to-be-popular event.

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Goings On is compiled weekly by Harley Spiller

Franklin Furnace Archive, Inc.
80 Arts - The James E. Davis Arts Building
80 Hanson Place #301
Brooklyn NY 11217-1506 U.S.A.
Tel: 718-398-7255
Fax: 718-398-7256
http://www.franklinfurnace.org
mail@franklinfurnace.org

Martha Wilson, Founding Director
Michael Katchen, Senior Archivist
Harley Spiller, Administrator
Angel Nevarez, Program Coordinator
Susie Tofte, Project Cataloguer
Judith L. Woodward, Financial Manager