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Contents for June 25, 2010
1. Julia Balmaceda, FF Alumn, now online at http://juliabalmaceda.blogspot.com/
2. Dynasty Handbag, FF Alumn, at Dixon Place, Manhattan, July 2-24
3. Beverly Naidus, Ruth Wallen, FF Alumns, at David Brower Center, San Francisco, CA, June 25
4. Norm Magnusson, FF Alumn, at the Greene County Council on the Arts, Catskill, NY, opening June 19
5. Sol LeWitt, FF Alumn, at Mercer Union, Toronto, Ontario, July 7
6. Alexander Viscio, FF Alumn, at Galerie Michaela Stock, Vienna, Austria, opening June 29
7. Vernita Nemec, FF Alumn, at Dance Theater Workshop, Manhattan, June 30
8. Robin Tewes, FF Alumn, at New Bedford Museum, MA, thru Sept. 11
9. elin o'Hara slavick, FF Alumn, now online
10. Diane Torr, FF Alumn, at Centro Cultural Montehermoso, Vitoria, Spain, June 24
11. Kanene Holder, FF Alumn, now online at http://archive.wbai.org/
12. Adele Ursone, FF Alumn, at Turtle Gallery, Deer Island, ME, thru July 10
13. Carolee Schneemann, FF Alumn, at Location One, Manhattan, June 24
14. Susana Cook, FF Alumn, at Dixon Place, Manhattan, July 10
15. Karen Shaw, FF Alumn, at Pavel Zoubok Gallery, Manhattan, opening June 30

1. Julia Balmaceda, FF Alumn, now online

Julia Balmaceda, FF Alumn, announces a new online blog with her photographic collages. Please visit:


thank you.



2. Dynasty Handbag, FF Alumn, at Dixon Place, Manhattan, July 2-24

(Mondo Cane! commission) Dynasty Handbag returns to Dixon Place with sleuthful vengeance as "Detective Bags", on the hunt for a missing woman--or is it every woman? ...Or could she be the very woman she is looking for? Find out - or not - in this explosion of noir inspired mind melting performance art. Creative Consultant: Kate Valk (Wooster Group)!

Fridays & Saturdays, July 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23 & 24 at 7:30 PM
$10 (advance sale), $15 (at door)
QUEER AS A $3 BILL Ticket Special: $3 tickets, July 2 & 3 shows only – First Come, First Served!

at the new, improved, beautiful DIXON PLACE
161A Chrystie Street, between Rivington and Delancey.


also catch DH at THATS MY JAM - SPECIAL PRIDE PARTY - Saturday, June 26th at the BELLHOUSE - facebook.com/thatsmyjam




3. Beverly Naidus, Ruth Wallen, FF Alumns, at David Brower Center, San Francisco, CA, June 25


WHAT:A full-day eco-event featuring panel discussions by eco-artists and ecologists, film-festival, discussion groups, art-making,performancesand awards ceremony.
WHEN: June 25, 2010 from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
WHERE: David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA
ORGANIZERS: Pacific Region Women’s Caucus for Art
OVERVIEW: Participatory conference features panels, eco-film festival, interactive discussion groups, art-making, performances and activism awards ceremony. Participants are encouraged to recycle throughout the conference: bring old conference badges that you have decorated or and decorate them at the conference, bring postcards you've made with recycled materials to trade. Price of admission includes gourmet box lunch by Back to Earth that uses locally sourced organic ingredients and reception. Spend a day being "green!"

PANELS: Eco-Art: Past, Present and Future with Susan Leibovitz Steinman, Deborah Thomas and Ruth Wallen. Collaboration and Community with Jennifer Colby, Susan Leibovitz Steinman, Deborah Munk and Tierney Thys. Activism: Making a Difference with Samantha Fields, Michelle Lapinski, Beverly Naidus, Daniella Russo and Andree Singer Thompson.

PERFORMANCE: Special appearance by Capacitor, San Francisco's inter-disciplinary dance company.
ALSO ON VIEW: Eco-Film Festival, water-themed postcard exhibition and fundraiser.
REGISTRATION FEE: $90 online, $125 at the door.
FOR DETAILED PROGRAM AND UPDATES: go to http://sbawca.org/blue_planet/conference.html.
And please join us for the reception of "Blue Planet," an art exhibition juried by eco-artist Kim Abeles, which accompanies this conference on Saturday, June 26, 5-7 pm. The reception will be held at the SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan St, San Francisco.



4. Norm Magnusson, FF Alumn, at the Greene County Council on the Arts, Catskill, NY, opening June 19

Opening reception Saturday June 19, 5 - 7 pm.

"Define the decade 2000-2010" curated by Fawn Potash and the GCCA, is a show of topical, political and controversial works brought together by curator Fawn Potash and the GCCA to frame the first decade of this new millennium.

Influential political artist Norm Magnusson will be showing 8 pieces in this important exhibition. His pieces from the show can be seen here: http://normdefinesthedecade.blogspot.com/.

The GCCA gallery is located at 398 Main Street Catskill, NY 12414
For more information, call 518.943.3400 or email: gcca@greenearts.org



5. Sol LeWitt, FF Alumn, at Mercer Union, Toronto, Ontario, July 7

I am excited to announce a special preview of Sol LeWitt: A Mercer Union Legacy Project.

This landmark exhibition pays homage to an important piece of Mercer Union history: the original installation by Sol LeWitt in our founding exhibition space on Mercer Street in 1981.

The 2010 exhibition of Wall Drawing #349 pays tribute to the importance of the artist’s legacy within Mercer Union’s innovative history of exhibitions, while also tapping into the currency of conceptual art practices for an emergent generation of artists. The back gallery features an exhibition of artist books by Sol LeWitt.

This will be a very special preview featuring some of the more interesting figures in the Contemporary Art scene.

Wednesday 7 July 2010

TICKETS By donation starting at $125
Purchase Online
Or email york@mercerunion.org or call 416.536.1519

LOCATION Mercer Union, 1286 Bloor Street West, Toronto
(one block East of Lansdowne Station)

TIME 6:30PM onward, remarks at 7PM

DRESS Summer Chic – Primary Colours Preferred

For more information, please visit www.mercerunion.org



6. Alexander Viscio, FF Alumn, at Galerie Michaela Stock, Vienna, Austria, opening June 29

"Hang Gliding with a LazyBoy", Wall tattoos, a Hang glider, a Sarcophagus and a LazyBoy.
Galerie Michaela Stock ,
Opening: Tuesday, June 29th, 19:00 thru July 31st, 2010
Schleifmühlgasse 18, 1040 Wien
T: +43-1-920 77 78 M: +43-699-1920 77 78
info@galerie-stock.net www.galerie-stock.net
Öffnungszeiten: Di-Fr 16.00-19.00 Uhr und Sa 11.00-15.00 Uhr

True to his nature of inciting suspicion in the way we read his installations and making the viewer aware of their own spatial relationship to his work and the space they occupy, Alexander Viscio will suspend a Hang Glider from the ceiling of the Michaela Stock Galerie here in Vienna with a 200 pound upholstered reclining sofa chair dangling from it, known by it’s trade name in the US as a "Lazy Boy". For the last 3 decades Viscio has produced a series of works referred to as "Live-Site Installations" that include his own active presence inside the work itself as navigator and less as performer. This time around silicone, wax, wood, glass and "Montageschaum" or insulation spray foam are the joining agents in this setting and highlight Viscio’s penchant for mundane materials to perform in the abstract, using garage technologies to make vehicles for other landscapes. Hang Gliding with a LazyBoy exploits notions of the precarious relationships between high-risk recreational activities and the act of "vegging", doing nothing at all. Which is a critical response to the multi tasking agenda we’ve accepted to perform at a high level of engagement with a diverse arsenal of gadgets that help uphold the allusion of getting things done when we’re really just trying to keep ourselves amused with our surroundings to where we are in a constant mode of risk assessment compared against the return of our investments.



7. Vernita Nemec, FF Alumn, at Dance Theater Workshop, Manhattan, June 30

Dear friends
Hoping you can come to see my newest work in progress. Feedback welcome for this piece is just the beginning of a larger version to come...hot & sweaty regards & apologies if you receive more than one invite... it’s because you are many things to me!


The Field Presents:

Spring Residents' Showcase
@ Dance Theater Workshop

Wednesday, June 30, 7:30pm
Purchase $10 Tickets

The Field's Emerging Artist Residency supports the individual creative process with three months of rehearsal space and workshops.

Join us for an evening of works-in-progress as the Spring 2010 residents harvest their creative crop...

Emerging Artist Residents:

Michael Leon Thomas' Motion Theater Lab: Aquarius Rising, by Michael Leon Thomas, with Sarita Allen and Josef Woodson

Maki Morinoue of Esse Aficionado:
by Maki Morinoue, with Gina Graham

Vernita N'Cognita: Dress, by Vernita Nemec AKA N'Cognita

anna&meredith: The House on the Shore (excerpt), by Anna Moench and Meredith Steinberg, with Elisa Matula and Nathan Richard Wagner

Yoo & Dancers: Catwalk Part II, by Hee Ra Yoo, with Ashley Marinelli, Marissa Maislen, Cori Marquis, Min Hee Kim, and Mary Sullivan

Michael Freeman: Crane dances, with Douglas Allen, Ashley A. Friend, and Stacy Lynn Smith

RASTRO: cancionero, by Julieta Valero, with Leigh Atwell, Hilary Brown, Briana Brown, Lucia Campoy, Cynthia Cortes, Maya Krishnasastry, Bharaat Patel, and Edgar Rodriguez

LOCATION: Dance Theater Workshop, 219 West 19th Street
Between 7th & 8th Avenues
A/C/E to 14th Street, 1 train to 18th Street




8. Robin Tewes, FF Alumn, at New Bedford Museum, MA, thru Sept. 11

Robin Tewes Group Exhibition - New Bedford Museum June 5-September 11, 2010
608 Pleasant Street
New Bedford, MA 02740
tel: 508-961-3072

Tuesday–Sunday 10am–5pm

Artists Include:
Entang Wiharso
Robin Tewes
Marc Tasman
Rafael Salas
Victoria Roth
John Riepenhoff
Grace Graupe Pillard
Victoria Lockard
Tyler Inman
Barbara Friedman
Barbara Drucker
Robert Dilworth
Ruth Dealy
Daniel Dallmann
Morgan Calderini
Fred Bell



9. elin o'Hara slavick, FF Alumn, now online

The latest online issue of PAPERS OF SURREALISM includes 8 of my collages and poems. If you scroll down to the bottom of the Table of Contents, I am the last link - http://www.surrealismcentre.ac.uk/papersofsurrealism/journal8/index.htm

enjoy! elin

elin o'Hara slavick
Distinguished Term Professor of Art
Hanes Art Center CB# 3405
UNC, Chapel Hill, NC 27599



10. Diane Torr, FF Alumn, at Centro Cultural Montehermoso, Vitoria, Spain, June 24

Diane Torr, FF Alumn, presents in the lecture series at Centro Cultural Montehermoso, Vitoria, Spain, in celebration of LGBT Pride Day June 24, 2010

More info/details at:




11. Kanene Holder, FF Alumn, now online at http://archive.wbai.org/


I pray that all is well. Thank you for your continued support and interest in my "work". I have included a brief synopsis and link to the broadcast below, and I have also attached a longer synopsis and pictures as well. All of the "live audio" that you hear on the broadcast was recoded on location in front of the Apollo on June 25, 2009 with my technological devices.

The broadcast originally aired in its entirety on the radio show The Cutting Edge on WBAI 99.5FM at 2pm on June 19, 2010. It has been selected for national broadcasting in the near future! Please tell me what you think.

Here is the link to the download.
scroll down to June 19th 2:30pm Cutting Edge ... after 1min. of promos, my show lasts an ENTIRE HOUR:)
Man in the Mirror: Reflecting on How Man Reflected on MJ
MIM: ROHMROMJ is a meditation on the complex intersections between tears and fears, being human and android, confused and informed. It’s a juxtaposition of my sedentary Facebook/texting digestion of MJ’s death and my visceral/tangible cavorting on 125th St. in front of the Apollo. Viewers are left to determine their obsession/compulsion to text or BE present. Are we capable of being "in the moment" when we can be interrupted by texting/or is texting an extension of being present?

Thank you to award winning producer Dred Scott Keyes who edited and agreed to air the show in its ENTIRETY, Winthrop Holder (my beloved daddy), Everybody Magazine (for publishing MIM: ROHMROMJ) and numerous friends and family who allow me to "talk too much" and are my sounding springboards towards my creative productivity:)

This is the video tribute and trailer which I edited:)

To infinity!




12. Adele Ursone, FF Alumn, at Turtle Gallery, Deer Island, ME, thru July 10

Adele Ursone, FF Alumn, has work in a group exhibition at
Turtle Gallery
61 N. Deer Isle Rd.
Route 15
Deer Isle. Maine
For more info please visit www.turtlegallery.com



13. Carolee Schneemann, FF Alumn, at Location One, Manhattan, June 24

Location One is proud to present a rare performance and talk by Carolee Schneemann

Carolee Schneemann
Carolee Schneemann
Mysteries of the Iconographies
Thursday June 24, 2010
Free and Open to the Public
7pm, doors at 6:30
limited seating

Mysteries of the Iconographies is Schneemann's recent visual lecture in which she travels backwards and forwards in time. Recurring formal properties are analyzed beginning with obsessive childhood drawings of a staircase. The mysteries of a notched stick, paper folds, indentations, the slice of line in space are followed as unexpected structural motives, up to and including her recent photographic grids and objects.

Carolee Schneemann, multidisciplinary artist, transformed the definition of art, especially discourse on the body, sexuality, and gender. The history of her work is characterized by research into archaic visual traditions, pleasure wrested from suppressive taboos, the body of the artist in dynamic relationship with the social body.

Painting, photography, performance art and installation works shown at Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art; Whitney Museum of American Art; Museum of Modern Art, NYC; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; and most recently in a retrospective at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York entitled "Up To And Including Her Limits". Film and video retrospectives Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Museum of Modern Art, NY; National Film Theatre, London; Whitney Museum, NY; San Francisco Cinematheque; Anthology Film Archives, NYC.

She has taught at many institutions including New York University, California Institute of the Arts, Bard College, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Recipient of a 1999 Art Pace International Artist Residency, San Antonio, Texas; Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant (1997, 1998); 1993 Guggenheim Fellowship; Gottlieb Foundation Grant; National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts, Maine College of Art, Portland, ME. Lifetime Achievement Award, College Art Association, 2000.

Schneemann has published widely; books include Cezanne, She Was A Great Painter (1976), Early and Recent Work (1983); More Than Meat Joy: Performance Works and Selected Writings (1979, 1997). Forthcoming publications include Imaging Her Erotics, from MIT Press. A selection of her letters edited by Kristine Stiles is also forthcoming.

Currently on view at Samuel Dorsky Museum of art at SUNY New Paltz
Carolee Schneemann: Within and Beyond the Premises
through July 25, 2010
For a recent New York Times review of the exhibition, visit: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/30/nyregion/30musewe.html




14. Susana Cook, FF Alumn, at Dixon Place, Manhattan, July 10


last Episode

An exercise in Pop Blasphemy

An ecclesiastical experiment in Heathenism

A sharp biting satire that skewers the sacred

By Susana Cook

Sound design by Julián Mesri

With Performative Interventions by Homogenius Kiebpoli Calnek, Zoe Lukov, Flora Mendoza, Helaine Gawlica, Zena Bibler and Rey Asher Jonah Grosz, Simba Yangala, Syd London, J. Bob Alotta and Anti-Social.

The Fury of the Gods is a series of ecclesiastical interventions that mocks capitalist individualism. Susana Cook uses religious oratory to highlight conservative interpretations of homosexuality and exaggerate them, taking them to their logical extremes. As conservative narrative appropriates religion to fulfill an agenda, Cook's work appropriates religious and political language as a means to unveil the ways that fundamentalist belief have come to influence public policy and unmask the real substance and immorality of these national messages.

Saturday July 10 at 10pm.
Dixon Place
161A Chrystie Street. New York, NY 10002. (212) 219-0736

Nearby Subway Stops:
F V to 2nd AVE
J M Z to Bowery
B D to Grand Street


Born in Argentina, Susana Cook is a New York based playwright, director and performer who has been producing original work for over 20 years. Her work has been presented in numerous performance spaces in New York City and internationally in Spain, France, India, Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, Canada and at several colleges and universities around the country.

Some of her latest shows are : Homeland Insecurities, The idiot King, The Values Horror Show, 100 Years of Attitude, Dykenstein, Hamletango, Prince of Butches, Gross National Product, Hot Tamale, Conga Guerrilla Forest, The Fraud, Butch Fashion Show in the Femme Auto Body Shop, Rats and Tango Lesbiango

She is the recipient of several fellowships and awards from the New York Foundation for the Arts, Arts International, Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice, Franklin Furnace Archive, The Puffin Foundation and INTAR.



15. Karen Shaw, FF Alumn, at Pavel Zoubok Gallery, Manhattan, opening June 30

I am in a group show at Pavel Zoubok Gallery.
Pop Goes the World, reception Wednesday June 30, 6-8 PM goes until August 13.
Some of the artists in the show are: Barton Lidice Benes, John Evans, Al Souza, David Wojnarowicz, and others.
Pavel Zoubok Gallery, 533 West 23rd St. between 10th and 11th Avenues.



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