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Contents for April 22, 2010
1. Ed Bowes, Holly Hughes, Mary Lum, FF Alumns, named Guggenheim Fellows 2010
2. Horace Brockington, FF Alumn, at Hatch-Billops, Manhattan, May 2
3. Joseph Nechvatal, FF Alumn, at White Slab Palace, Manhattan, April 27
4. Esther K. Smith, FF Alumn, at Ding Dong, Manhattan, May 1, and more
5. George Sanchez-Calderon, FF Alumn, at The FarSide Gallery, Miami Fl. April 23rd
6. China Blue, FF Alumn, at HP Garcia, Manhattan, opening May 5
7. Terry Dame, FF Alumn, at Catskill Arts Society, Livingston Manor, NY, April 23, and more
8. Peter Dobill, Holly Faurot & Sarah H. Paulson, FF Alumns, at English Kills, Brooklyn, thru June 20
9. Frank Moore, FF Alumn, at Temescal Arts Center, Oakland, April 24
10. Jay Critchley, FF Alumn, now online at http://jaycritchley.com/category/my_blog/
11. Leon Golub, FF Alumn, at The Drawing Center, Manhattan, opening April 23
12. Vernita Nemec, FF Alumn, at 361 Canal Street, Manhattan, April 23-26
13. Penny Arcade, FF Alumn, at Le Poisson Rouge, Manhattan, April 23
14. Linda Montano, FF Alumn, now on youtube.com
15. Kate Gilmore, FF Alumn, at Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation, Brooklyn, April 23
16. LuLu LoLo, FF Member, now online at http://artinoddplaces.blogspot.com/

1. Ed Bowes, Holly Hughes, Mary Lum, FF Alumns, named Guggenheim Fellows 2010

Congratulations to Ed Bowes, Holly Hughes, and Mary Lum, FF Alumns, on being named 2010 Fellows by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.
For more information please visit www.gf.org



2. Horace Brockington, FF Alumn, at Hatch-Billops, Manhattan, May 2

Curator and Art Historian Horace Brockington to be interviewed by Artist Sandra Payne as part of the Hatch-Billops Collection’s Artist and Influence Series
Sunday May 2, 2010 @ 2PM
Admission Free

491 Broadway
New York, NY 10012-4412
(212) 966-3231



3. Joseph Nechvatal, FF Alumn, at White Slab Palace, Manhattan, April 27

THE THING at WHITE SLAB presents VIRAL VENTURE: a digital movie by Joseph Nechvatal. Tuesday, April 27, 2010 @ 8:30 pm and 10:00 pm. Free.
White Slab Palace is located at 77 Delancey Street (Southeast corner of Allen and Delancey) Transit: F to Delancey St.; J/M/Z to Essex St.
The Viral Venture projection consists of imagery of Nechvatal’s most recent artificial-life computer virus attacking his digital images. The score is by Rhys Chatham, recorded at the Sacré-Coeur Basilica in Paris using 400 electric guitars.



4. Esther K. Smith, FF Alumn, at Ding Dong, Manhattan, May 1, and more

Esther K Smith, Purgatory Pie Press and author of HOW TO MAKE BOOKS, MAGIC BOOKS & PAPER TOYS and THE PAPER BRIDE hands-on book making demo:
May 1
early afternoon at
May Day at Ding Dong
129 Columbus Av
between 105th & 106th Sts.
New York City
Purgatory Pie Press will also be showing & selling artists books and limited editions.


Monday, May 3 | 4-8 pm
Free Esther K Smith Book Arts Workshop
ETSY Craft Night
55 Washington St # 512
Dumbo, Brooklyn
or follow along on Etsy Virtual Labs at 5pm


May 3
Registration opens for Esther K Smith's June Artist Books classes at Cooper Union, NYC
Instant Artist Books and Magic Books & Paper Toys will be offered simultaneously Mondays and Tuesdays in June for an artist book intensive focusing on a variety of basic book structures as well as simple pop-ups, flexagons, magic wallets and more sculptural book forms. This can be an excellent into for artists interested in entering the world of artist books.

Register May 3-9 for discount registration fee waived)
Instant Artist's Books
5000007 | 5 sessions | $200
Tuesdays June 1- June 29 6:30 - 9:30 pm
Magic Books and Paper Toys
5000008 |4 sessions |$175
Mondays June 7- 28 6:30 - 9:30 pm


Dikko Faust will be teaching artists this summer at School of Visual Arts, New York City
An Introduction to Letterpress
6-9:30PM | Wednesdays, Jun 9 - Aug 11

"Their House is a Museum" EKSmithMuseum.com



5. George Sanchez-Calderon, FF Alumn, at The FarSide Gallery, Miami Fl. April 23rd

"In God We Trust"
The FarSide Gallery is a private exhibition space owned and managed by Dr.Arturo & Liza Mosquera. They have been collecting contemporary art for over 20 years. The exhibit will envelop a 3/1 tract home built in 1956 and located on 87th Avenue in Westchester. George Sanchez-CalderŅƒn had his first one-man exhibit at the Franklin Furnace Archive in New York City in 1996.

Link to images and video of exhibit:

Link to artist website:

The FarSide Gallery
1305 SW 87Ave. Miami,Florida
George Sanchez-Calderon
March 19th - April 29, 2010
Performances: March 19 & April 23
8:30 sharp



6. China Blue, FF Alumn, at HP Garcia, Manhattan, opening May 5


If you are in NYC I hope you will be able to come to see the exhibition "Nature of the Beast" at HP Garcia, curated by Richard Humann. I have some new and interesting pieces in this show. Please do try to come to the opening on May 5th, 6-8. It would be great to see you!

China Blue
“Hygro Rhizome” is group of 6 interconnected sculptural rhizomes, root-like structures of biological plants, each with their own circuit that measures the water supply in an attached beaker. As long as there is water, the rhizome remains internally illuminated, dimming and going dark as the water evaporates or is contaminated.

“Firefly 2.0,” made with guitar string legs, pager motor body, recycled water bottle wings and a large blue blinking LED in a jar, shows a possible future evolution of what may take the place of our familiar fireflies if the natural ones succumb to climate change.



7. Terry Dame, FF Alumn, at Catskill Arts Society, Livingston Manor, NY, April 23, and more

Hello Friends,
We have two shows coming up this week. Friday, April 23rd we will be in Livingston Manor, NY at Catskill Arts Society and Sunday 4/25 at The Some Kind of Jam 5 Festival in PA. Also I am sad to report that our Earthday show, April 22nd at Galapogos has

been CANCELLED due to a venue screw up. We will be celebrating in our hearts and remember EVERYDAY IS EARTHDAY!!!! But onward we forge into the future where we shall spend the rest of our lives....so, details for all upcoming shows are below. If these are in your hood please spread the word and come celebrate Spring with us. Our Summer schedule is shaping up nicely with shows in and out of NYC. June is busy, tours in July are in the works...and I'm learning to weld. Watch out world! Hope to see you all soon.

Terry & EJG


Friday, April 23rd, 7:30pm
Catskill Arts Center
48 Main Street
Livingston Manor, NY

Sunday, April 25rd, 10am
Some Kind of Jam 5 Music Festival
Schuulkill Haven, PA

Monday, May 17th 8pm
Small Beast Series @ The Delancey Lounge
168 Delancey St., NY, NY

Saturday, June 5th 12pm
Pelham Arts Center Street Fair
155 Fifth Avenue Pelham, NY

Sunday, June13th, tba
Figment Festival
Govenours Island, NY

Wednesday, June 16th 6pm
New Hope Community
(Private Event)

Thursday, June 17th 6pm
3rd Thursdays
Pittsfield, MA

Friday, June 18th@8pm
Time & Space Limited
434 Columbia Street
Hudson, NY

Saturday, June 19th, 12pm
Kellogg Hubbard Library
Montpelier, VT

Saturday, June 19th 9pm
Langdon Street Cafe
Montpelier, VT

Sat. June 20th (date pending)
Old Deerfield Craft Fair
Old Deerfield, MA

Monday June 21st tba
Make Music New York - Joe's Pub Stage
The Cube @ Cooper Square

Tuesday, June 23rd 12pm & 1:45pm
International Festival of Arts & Ideas
New Haven, CT

Friday, July 16th
The Sun
Floyd, VA

Saturday, July 17th 8pm
Bower Art Center
Bedford, VA

Sunday, July 18th (pending)
Artscape Festival @ Metro Gallery
Baltimore, MD



8. Peter Dobill, Holly Faurot & Sarah H. Paulson, FF Alumns, at English Kills, Brooklyn, thru June 20

English Kills: The 3 Year Anniversary

Group Exhibition featuring works by:
David Pappaceno, Steven Thompson, Lenny Reibstein, Jim Herbert, Steve Harding, Dan Taylor, Vilaykorn Sayaphet, Andy Piedilato, Hiroshi Shafer, Peter Dobill, Holly Faurot & Sarah H. Paulson, Don Pablo Pedro, Andrew Ohanesian, Tescia Seufferlein, Andrew Hurst, Brent Owens, Tyrome Tripoli, Jeffrey Colbert, Jason Peters, Carter Davis, Leah Aron

Curated by Phoenix Lights

Faurot & Paulson will be showing the video component to their upcoming performance, "Plow Like Hell". (Video appearance: Katurah Hutcheson)

English Kills Art Gallery
114 Forrest Street (alley entrance / cross streets: Flushing Ave.
and Central Ave.)
Brooklyn (Bushwick), NY 11206

Subway: L to Morgan Ave.

English Kills Art Gallery contact info:


All best,

Holly Faurot & Sarah H. Paulson



9. Frank Moore, FF Alumn, at Temescal Arts Center, Oakland, April 24

experiments in experience/participation performance

The Underground Hit! CRITIC'S CHOICE: East Bay Express

Frank Moore, world-known shaman performance artist, will conduct improvised passions of musicians, actors, dancers, and audience members in a laboratory setting to create altered realities of fusion beyond taboos. Bring your passions and musical instruments and your senses of adventure and humor. Other than that, ADMISSION IS FREE! (But donations will be accepted.)

Saturday, April 24

511 48th Street
Oakland, CA 94609-2058

For more information
Call: 510-526-7858
email: fmoore@eroplay.com

2010 Dates!
Friday, May 21
Saturday, June 26
Saturday, July 31
Saturday, August 28
Saturday, September 25
Friday, October 22
Friday, November 19
Friday, December 17

"...He's wonderful and hilarious and knows exactly what it's all about and has earned my undying respect. What he's doing is impossible, and he knows it. That's good art...." L.A. Weekly

"Merging improv, erotica, entertainment, religion and ritual, Frank Moore - self-styled shaman, world-renowned disabled performance artist, and 2008 presidential candidate ...." - East Bay Express

Resisting "the easy and superficial descriptions..., Moore's work challenges the consensus view more strongly in ways less acceptable than...angry tirades and bitter attacks on consumer culture." Chicago New City

"If performance art has a radical edge, it has to be Frank Moore." Cleveland Edition
"Transformative..." Moore "is thwarting nature in an astonishing manner, and is fusing art, ritual and religion in ways the Eurocentric world has only dim memories of. Espousing a kind of paganism without bite and aggression, Frank Moore is indeed worth watching." High Performance Magazine

"Surely wonderful and mind-goosing experience." L.A. Reader


Downloadable poster here:

In Freedom,
Frank Moore



10. Jay Critchley, FF Alumn, now online at

Pilgrim Memorial Tamponument Commemorates
The Centennial Of Provincetown
Pilgrim Monument;
A Fertile History - 1200 Cycles A Century;
Postcard Celebrates The 25th Anniversary Of Tacki, Founded By Artist Jay Critchley.

‘Give me your tired, your poor…The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.’ - Emma Lazarus, Statue of Liberty
A fertile history. Twelve hundred cycles a century. The Provincetown Tamponument celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Provincetown Pilgrim Monument, dedicated in 1910 to commemorate the first landing place of the Pilgrims and the signing of the Mayflower Compact. The Tamponument, and the antique, centennial postcard on which it is featured, also commemorates the 25th anniversary of TACKI (Tampon Applicators Creative Klubs International).

“The Pilgrims were not the first visitors to the Cape tip and they won’t be the last - as long as we have “beach whistles” visiting our shores. And they add a feminine touch to the festivities,” states artist Jay Critchley. The postcard will be distributed in town and available at the Provincetown Art Association & Museum and Far Land Provisions.

Formed in 1985 by TACKI President Critchley, who was alarmed by the volume of plastics in the marine environment, TACKI sponsored legislation in Boston to ban the manufacture and sale of these non-biodegradable “feminine hygiene products” washed up on Cape Cod beaches. The artist also created numerous sculptures and installations, including TACKITOWN, as well as performance pieces, one wearing his Miss Tampon Liberty gown, fashioned from 3,000 beach whistles, at Liberty State Park for the Statue of Liberty Centennial in 1986.

The Tamponument postcard is modeled after one from the antique postcard collection of Dan Towler. It is authentic to the historic size, 3.5” X 5.5,” with a non-glossy paper and finish.

In 1985, Critchley was the only one in Provincetown to commemorate the Monument’s 75th anniversary by burying memorabilia in a plastic tampon applicator time capsule, wrapped in fish skins, at the foot of the all granite structure.

Critchley’s work spans the globe, and includes sculpture, installation, performance, ceremony, video and text. This spring he will be in Portland, Oregon at Milepost 5 as an artist in residence. Also, he will appear on BBC America on April 15 with a project called Artists Against Corruption. His exhibition this summer, Insurgent Bodies, will open on July 23 at DNA Galley in Provincetown.



11. Leon Golub, FF Alumn, at The Drawing Center, Manhattan, opening April 23

Leon Golub: Live & Die Like a Lion?
April 23 – July 23, 2010

The Drawing Center
35 Wooster Street
New York, NY 10013


Main Gallery
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 22, 6:00-8:00pm

Leon Golub: Live & Die Like a Lion? is the first major museum exhibition to focus on the late drawings of the American artist Leon Golub (1922–2004). This presentation features approximately 50 oil stick and ink on Bristol board and vellum drawings made between 1999 and 2004. It also includes Golub's only existent unfinished painting as well as preliminary 'background' drawings and the artist's original source material. Although most often noted as a painter, Golub used drawing as a foundational tool throughout his career. The drawings on view mark a stylistic and thematic shift from a long-term preoccupation with the atrocities of the external world towards a more nuanced personal investigation. The resulting works are candid examples of an aesthetic immediacy and newfound freedom in the artist's late work. Curated by Brett Littman, Executive Director of The Drawing Center, the exhibition will travel to the Mary & Leigh Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL (September 21, 2010–December 12, 2010) and The Museum Het Domein, Sittard, Netherlands (January 22, 2011–April 24, 2011).

Leon Golub (1922–2004) studied art history at the University of Chicago before serving in the U.S. Army as a cartographer during WWII. When he returned to Chicago he studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and received an M.F.A. in 1950. Along with a group of like-minded artists, including Nancy Spero, whom he married in 1951, Golub sought to develop a figurative style that responded to the political and existential conditions of the postwar period. Following a short stint of teaching in the Midwest, Golub and Spero moved to Paris in 1959. Returning to the U.S. by 1964, the artist moved to New York where he created his signature large-scale paintings that responded directly to current events, many of which he staunchly opposed.

Sunday, April 25, 2:00pm
Exhibition walk-through with Jon Bird, eminent Golub scholar and author of Leon Golub: Echoes of the Real.

Thursday, May 6, 6:30pm
Panel discussion with Samm Kunce, Leon Golub's studio assistant; Robert Storr, artist/critic, and Dean of the School of Art at Yale University; Susan Harris, independent curator and writer; and Douglas Dreishpoon, Chief Curator of The Albright Knox Art Gallery will share their personal experiences with the artist, and discuss a specific drawing from the exhibition as it relates to his or her own relationship with Golub. Moderated by Brett Littman.

Saturday, May 8, 2:00pm
New York Gallery Weekend exhibition walk-through with Brett Littman.

To accompany the exhibition, The Drawing Center will publish a 120-page volume including over 50 color plates and featuring essays by Brett Littman, Executive Director of The Drawing Center and Eduardo Cadava, author and professor of English at Princeton University. Available to order now.

Wednesday, 12pm–6pm, Thursday, 12pm–8pm, and Friday–Sunday, 12pm–6pm (closed Mondays and Tuesdays). The Drawing Center is wheelchair accessible.

Leon Golub: Live & Die Like a Lion? is made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts and The Dedalus Foundation.

Additional funding for the publication has been provided by Frayda and Ronald Feldman, Harriet and Ulrich Meyer, and Caroline Shapiro and Peter Frey.

The Drawing Center is the only not-for-profit fine arts institution in the country to focus solely on the exhibition of drawings, both historical and contemporary. It was established in 1977 to provide opportunities for emerging and under-recognized artists; to demonstrate the significance and diversity of drawings throughout history; and to stimulate public dialogue on issues of art and culture.

The Drawing Center
35 Wooster Street (between Grand and Broome)



12. Vernita Nemec, FF Alumn, at 361 Canal Street, Manhattan, April 23-26

Vernita Nemec AKA N'Cognita Open Studio as a part of T.O.A.S.T., April 23-26
Come to 361 Canal St, north side between West Broadway & Wooster Sts. See photo of "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Dress" assemblage , page 14 Gallery Guide, April issue & paintings & poems on shower curtains (mentioned in Tribeca Trib) & the newest "Endless Junkmail Scroll" installation

Friday, April 23, 5:00 to 9:00 PM
Saturday, April 24, 1:00 to 6:00 PM
Sunday, April 25, 1:00 to 6:00PM
Monday, April 26,1:00 to 6:00 PM



13. Penny Arcade, FF Alumn, at Le Poisson Rouge, Manhattan, April 23

On Friday April 23rd Penny Arcade returns to Le Poisson Rouge to continue her quest to re-define the night club experience for 2010 and bring back real NYC style entertainment and nightlife with CONTENT! TALENT! FREEDOM FOR THE AUDIENCE! COMMUNITY!

The New York You Miss or The NY You Missed!

The BEST Erotic dancers! Food! Drinks! and Penny Arcade!!!

The Girl Who Knew Too Much!

Penny Arcade draws from her treasure trove of 25 years of expansive performance to create a night of legend!
Moving on to create the kind of night we all want in NYC penny sets out to re-define the night club experience itself! Inclusion! Audience dance breaks! Hot Hysterical comedy with live mixed video from Stemming The Tide of Cultural Amnesia with our greatest s/heros of the nY Underground

A special performance hommage to the great HM Koutoukas! the first ever availability of dvd's from the shows in Penny's new hardcover book BAD REPUTATION! and a special limited run of dvd's of THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF QUENTIN CRISP

Penny Promises a night you will long remember and you know Penny Arcade does not lie!

Doors open 7pm...as usual low ticket price prevail
$15 in advance $20 night of

Buy Tix here


“Comedy of scorching candor” – The London Guardian

"Arcade is a wonder to behold; she manages to entertain, absorb and broaden the audience simultaneously. Beg, steal a ticket." – Newsweek
"What raises Arcade to the level of greatness is her insight into the collapsing soul of America." – Sydney Morning Herald
"Penny Arcade combines the anarchy of Lenny Bruce with the pathos of Judy Garland. She is provocative, intellectually stimulating, perceptive and hilariously funny." – The List, UK

If there is an underlying thematic in all of Arcade’s work, it is perhaps this concern to advocate the full expression of our “life force”—creative, sexual, physically and verbally expressive—and to speak out against those societal and political forces that would repress such energizing self-realization. – Stephen Bottoms, University of Leeds, U.K




14. Linda Montano, FF Alumn, now on youtube.com

LINDA MARY MONTANO launches two new Youtubes: I DREAMED I WAS MOTHER TERESA: A FAIRY TALE. Montano performs an hour event as MOTHER TERESA when she presents this work at universities/museums. A document of a performance DAD ART PERFORMANCE is also found on Youtube and Montano is available to present DAD ART at your university, museum and will work with volunteers there who will be collaborating with Montano during this experience. For bookings, lindamontano@hotmail.com





15. Kate Gilmore, FF Alumn, at Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation, Brooklyn, April 23

Hi All,

Please stop by the Marie Walsh Sharpe open studios this coming weekend...

Friday, April 23: Reception from 6 to 9 pm.

Saturday, April 24: Phong Bui will be in conversation with David Levi Strauss from 1 to 2 pm.
Open studios are 2 to 6.

Sunday, April 25: Open studios 12 -5.

The Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation, Space Program 20 Jay Street, 7th Floor, Room 720 Brooklyn, NY 11201



16. LuLu LoLo, FF Member, now online at http://artinoddplaces.blogspot.com/




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