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Contents for July 13, 2010
1. Jeff McMahon, FF Alumn, at Dixon Place, Manhattan, July 19-20
2. Robin Tewes, FF Alumn, at PS 122 Gallery, Manhattan, thru July 18
3. Eve Biddle, FF Member, at BAM, Brooklyn, July 31
4. Gearoid Dolan, FF Alumn, at Cooper Union, Manhattan, July 16-17
5. Lance Horne, FF Alumn, at Joe’s Pub, Manhattan, July 16, and more
6. R. Sikoryak, FF Alumn, at MoCCA, Manhattan, July 15
7. Paul McMahon, Matt Mullican, FF Alumns, at Inglett, Manhattan, thru July 24
8. Beth Lapides, FF Alumn, at The Triad, Manhattan, July 28-29
9. Maureen Angelos, Grisha Coleman, Holly Hughes, Taylor Mac, LAPD, FF Alums, receive Map Fund awards 2010
10. Deborah Garwood, FF Alumn, at Antonio Perez Foundation, Cuenca, Spain, Aug. 6-Sept. 30
11. China Blue, FF Alumn, in The New York Times, July 8
12. Mike Asente, FF Alumn, at Islip Art Museum, July 25
13. Steed Taylor, FF Alumn, Summer 2010 events

1. Jeff McMahon, FF Alumn, at Dixon Place, Manhattan, July 19-20

Dixon Place and the Hot! Festival present:
Straight Talk a work-in-regression. Written and directed by Jeff McMahon
July 19-20, 2010 7:30pm
Straight Talk plays with contemporary relationships and attitudes through the speech of young adults. The debased language, often obscene and aggressive, unexpectedly leaps into elevated speech and drops into longing vulnerability, with an unreal take on realism. Known for the verbal kineticism of his solo work, McMahon moves those qualities into a playfully multi-character work, featuring Grace Abbott, Salty Brine, Mikeah Earnest Jennings, Alenka Kraigher, Daniel Allen Nelson, and Elina Zavala, actors who have recently performed in the work of Taylor Mac, Richard Foreman, Big Art Group, and Young Jean Lee.

Dixon Place, 161 Chrystie Street (between Rivington/Delancey) NY NY 10002
(212) 219-0736 www.hotfestival.org

Jeff McMahon
School of Theatre and Film
Herberger Institute of Design and the Arts
Arizona State University
POB 872002
Tempe, AZ 85287-2002
(480) 965-9444



2. Robin Tewes, FF Alumn, at PS 122 Gallery, Manhattan, thru July 18

Robin Tewes, FF Alumn, is exhibiting work in
150 First Avenue, NY, NY 10009
(enter on 9th St. between First Ave. and Ave. A)
T: 212.228.4249
Gallery Hours: Thursday–Sunday, 12–6pm
Celebrate 30 years of emerging artists and say goodbye to PS122 Gallery as it has been structured. This exhibit will include art works, remembrances, site specific pieces and performances by artists associated with the gallery throughout its history. Come leave your mark and thoughts and add to the show! For information and details please see: ps122gallery.org.

July 10–18, 2010

This exhibition has been funded by the New York State Council on the Arts, Painting Space 122, Inc. and the Friends of PS122 Gallery.



3. Eve Biddle, FF Member, at BAM, Brooklyn, July 31

Hello Friends

We collaborated on a mural project that is premiering this month at BAM.
A mural project "premiering", you say? Yes! An ANIMATED MURAL that we created last fall in collaboration with four other artists Philadelphia.

For two weeks each artist took turns on the wall, making a painting, taking a photo, changing the painting, taking a photo, etc. After a day or two the wall and whatever imagery it contained was handed over to the next artist. We worked on the wall at the very beginning of the process and at the very end, creating imagery involving a ufo, a fish, some cubes and binary code. The project is titled, appropriately, MURALMORPHOSIS.

The resultant film was edited by Josh and will be screening very soon...

Saturday, July 31
screenings at 2pm and 650pm*
Animation Block Party, Program 1
BAM Cinemateque
more info on the screening is here.

*Josh, and possibly Eve, will be attending the 650pm screening.

The physical mural itself no longer exists...
So the imagery can only be seen through the movie!
The project was commissioned by the wonderful Philadelphia Mural Arts Program as part of the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival.
Artists: Eve Biddle/Joshua Frankel, Rodney Camarce, Bonnie Brenda Scott, Seth Turner, Mauro Zamora. Curated by Sean Stoops.
Producer (and provider of unfailing support and wisdom): Brian Campbell.

All the best
Eve and Josh



4. Gearoid Dolan, FF Alumn, at Cooper Union, Manhattan, July 16-17

Target Assault, a multimedia video performance series, winner of NYSCA's Film, Media and New Technologies award, will make its premiere on the campus of Cooper Union this weekend.

Target Assault comprises a set of animated digital video clips of a climbing figure which are projected onto architectural structures to the effect of the climber seeming to climb the structure. The video projections emanate from the newly designed V.R.A.G. 2010, a projection device that mimics the ability of an artillery gun to point and shoot in multiple directions and is interactive in that the operator can change content on the fly: I call the system the VRAG (Video Remix Artillery Gun). The performer operates the projector by pointing it to the target and roving the structure with images. It has an array of buttons along the projector handles that allow him to change/edit/mix the video content. He plays the projector like a musical instrument, hitting different surfaces with different clips and endless combinations of clips. The VRAG is designed to look military, to look like a weapon, but to deliver no damage, to do nothing dangerous, but look threatening. Target Assault is a series of visual "assaults" on potential terrorist targets around New York City, by a weaponless naked figure in the form of animated light. The nude figure, devoid of all potential harm, climbs the structure, traverses a portion and returns to the ground. The figure continues to climb the structure into the night, with continuously varying sequences. It is a projected image, offering no potential harm to the structure, leaving no trace. Target Assault presents a powerful image of intervention, of interaction between the most basic human form and the structure. A strange hybrid of tactical assault and embrace, emphasized by the use of the V.R.A.G..

At Cooper Union the VRAG and performer will be located on private terraces, not accessible to the public. The projections will appear on Cooper buildings as follows:

On Friday night, from 9pm - midnight, projections will emanate from 41 Cooper, hitting the east side (3rd Ave between St. Mark's Place and 7th Street) of the Cooper Foundation building, which is the large brown building at Astor Place and also hitting the Residence Hall, which is located on 3rd Ave between St. Mark's Place and 9th St. There is no viewing area set up, this is not something you sit and watch for hours, rather something you may or may not notice as you pass by. Please do not block sidewalks or streets attempting to view.

On Saturday night, from 9pm - midnight, projections will emanate from Cooper's Foundation building at 7th St and 3rd Ave., hitting the west side (3rd Ave between 6th and 7th Street) of 41 Cooper, which is the large silver New Academic Building and also hitting the Residence Hall, which is located on 3rd Ave between St. Mark's Place and 9th St. There is no viewing area set up. Please do not block sidewalks or streets attempting to view.

Sunday is reserved for a rain date to cover either Sat or Sun set up.

Check website for further info and further scheduled Target Assault performances

This project is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency



5. Lance Horne, FF Alumn, at Joe’s Pub, Manhattan, July 16, and more

Hey, crew-- here's an update from midair! Alan's gotten an Emmy nom for The Good Wife, I'm to MD the new Sater-Shiek workshop out West, Justin's gearing up for his Joe's residence this fall, and Meow's winding up for an Edinburgh crowd surf!

The big, new announcement is my new musical AMANDINE at Joe's Pub this Friday at 7pm. We're developing it with The Public, and this is its first public presentation. Please come! I'd love to share it with friends.

Friday at 7pm
CAST: Jenny Ikeda (TOP GIRLS), Michelle Federer (WICKED), Nathan Lee Graham (upcoming PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT), Kate Pazakis(JERRY SPRINGER THE OPERA) and Christian Campbell (REEFER MADNESS).

Featuring Yair Evnine on guitar/cello
book/lyrics by Obie-winning 13P member Winter Miller (IN DARFUR)
music/lyrics by Lance Horne (me)
co-conceived/directed by Drama Desk Award-winning Josh Hecht (CHRISTINE JORGENSEN REVEALS)
AMANDINE, a very modern story set in 19th-century France. Love. Betrayal. The timeless desire to be known and cherished. The amazing true story of a young woman who grew up to be a man.

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at:

Come out and play. Here's a list of my upcoming performances-- click the date for a link to the websites:

10 July SF w Alan Cumming @ Castro Theater
16 July NYC AMANDINE @ Joe's Pub
30 July Fire Island w Alan @ Pines
5-15 August Edinburgh w Meow Meow @ Assembly Rooms Spiegeltent
13-15 August Edinburgh w Alan @ Assembly Rooms Spiegeltent
5 August on Las Vegas VEGAS! The Show opens at Planet Hollywood
31 Aug- 4 Nov Boston Cabaret at ART with Amanda Palmer as Emcee

Coming up in the fall-- I'm finally recording an album: Cheyenne Jackson, Alan Cumming, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Judy Blazer, Lea DeLaria, Alexandra Silber, Ricki Lake and a West End contingency are on deck singing my songs! Check back for the exciting news on the release concert!

See you soon?

-Check out Alan's blog at www.alancumming.com; he's been posting photos and video clips of our madcap antics, including hand delivery of the score via Virgin America!
-West End star Julie Atherton's album No Room for Air has launched, featuring the song "Anywhere But Here" from my musical The Center (complete with the West End Gospel Choir). Take a listen to/buy the album here.

-Watch the showgirl's rehearsal footage from the VEGAS! The Show here.
-And see VEGAS! The Show final dress photos care of Robin Leach (!!!) here:



6. R. Sikoryak, FF Alumn, at MoCCA, Manhattan, July 15

The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art is pleased to present

R. Sikoryak and Bill Kartalopoulos in Conversation

Thursday, July 15, 7 PM
Admission: $5 | Free for MoCCA Members

Join MoCCA for a special conversation between Masterpiece Comics author R. Sikoryak, and Bill Kartalopoulos, curator of the current exhibit R. Sikoryak: How Classics and Cartoons Collide. Sikoryak will reveal his intensive working process and will discuss the history of parody and adaptation in comics. This live conversation, illustrated with slides, will be followed by a reception to celebrate the exhibit.

Comics chameleon R. Sikoryak inventively adapts canonical Western literature using the visual styles and characters of historical American comic books and comic strips. Among his many works, Sikoryak has adapted Kafka's The Metamorphosis in the style of Charles Schulz's Peanuts, Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights in the style of Tales From the Crypt, and the Book of Genesis in the style of Chic Young's Blondie. These works have been collected in his 2009 book Masterpiece Comics (Drawn and Quarterly) and are the subject of R. Sikoryak: How Classics and Cartoons Collide.

About R. Sikoryak
R. Sikoryak's cartoons and illustrations have appeared in The Onion, The New Yorker, Nickelodeon Magazine, Mad, Fortune, and many other publications; he's drawn for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and Ugly Americans. Sikoryak teaches in the illustration department at Parsons The New School for Design. Since 1997, he has presented his cartoon slide show series, Carousel, around the United States and Canada.

About Bill Kartalopoulos
Bill Kartalopoulos teaches classes about comics and illustration at Parsons The New School for Design. He is a frequent public speaker and is the programming coordinator for SPX: The Small Press Expo and the Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival. He writes about comics for Print Magazine, where he is a contributing editor, and reviews comics for Publishers Weekly. He is a member of the Executive Committee for the International Comic Arts Forum (ICAF), an annual academic conference devoted to comics. In 2008 he curated Kim Deitch: A Retrospective at the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art. He lives in Brooklyn.

About Masterpiece Comics
Masterpiece Comics adapts a variety of classic literary works with the most iconic visual idioms of twentieth-century comics. Dense with exclamation marks and lurid colors, R. Sikoryak's parodies remind us of the sensational excesses of the canon, or, if you prefer, of the economical expressiveness of classic comics from Batman to Garfield. In "Blond Eve," Dagwood and Blondie are ejected from the Garden of Eden into their archetypal suburban home; Oscar Wilde's Dorian Gray is reimagined as a foppish Little Nemo; and Camus's Stranger becomes a brooding, chain-smoking Golden Age Superman. Other source material includes Dante, Shakespeare, Dostoyevsky, bubblegum wrappers, superhero comics, kid cartoons, and more.

On view at MoCCA
NeoIntegrity: Comics Edition
extended through August 29, 2010

R. Sikoryak: How Classics and Cartoons Collide
June 15 through August 29, 2010



7. Paul McMahon, Matt Mullican, FF Alumns, at Inglett, Manhattan, thru July 24

Paul McMahon, Matt Mullican, FF Alumns, at Inglett, Manhattan, thru July 24. As reported in The New Yorker, July 13, 2010, Goings On About Town: Art:

"Stairway to Heaven"
Each summer, David Platzker, the director of the art-ephemera gallery Specific Object, unearths a time-capsule exhibition at the Inglett gallery. This year’s effort is devoted to a trio of artists who met at Cal Arts in its seventies heyday: Matt Mullican, James Welling, and Paul McMahon. Most of the work comes from the artists’ archives and dates, more or less, from that era. Mullican shows cartoon cutouts of evanescence (smoke, ice), along with examples of his stick-figure drawings, which put a mystical spin on Pop. Welling’s experimental photographs graft together Surrealism, Robert Frank, and Ed Ruscha. McMahon’s postcard collages transform banal buildings, industrial landscapes, and stranger subjects (including beached whales) into icons of the uncanny. Through July 24.

Through July 24
Address: 522 W. 24th St., New York, N.Y.
Read more: http://www.newyorker.com/arts/events/art/stairway-to-heaven-inglett#ixzz0tZrBp5dG



8. Beth Lapides, FF Alumn, at The Triad, Manhattan, July 28-29

The 'High Priestess of Alternative Comedy'
is taking the 'ow' out of Now in...
"100% HAPPY 88% OF THE TIME"
Wednesday & Thursday, July 28 & 29, 9pm
at The Triad, 158 W. 72 St. NYC 10023
$15 / $10 advance. GET TICKETS NOW: http://www.uncabaret.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=115&zenid=0dfd40f98b310fb029c1d2efbd251d52 or call 323-717-4731

More about Beth and the show: http://bethlapides.com/node/15

Watch the trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bGG6cAv21Q

Listen to original songs from the show by Beth and musical director Mitch Kaplan:

It's Not Just You (aka Dimension #4): http://bethlapides.com/audio/DIMENSION4.mp3

Change (aka The Happy Song): http://bethlapides.com/audio/CHANGE.mp3

Facebook Event Page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=104898386211312&index=1

"100% Happy 88% of the Time" is the highly-anticipated new theater show from Beth Lapides.

Beth combines big ideas and original music with personal stories in the patented comedic style she developed hosting the legendary Un-Cabaret. In her new show, Beth boldly steps into the Now Age where she connects the dots between personal change and our globally - galactically - shifting consciousness. Her original thinking about happiness and how to surf the waves of change we're all riding right now gives audiences a night of uplifting entertainment.

Various reputable media outlets have said that Beth's work is:


"UNFORGETTABLE" The Boston Globe

"ABOVE & BEYOND" The New Yorker


"SMART & FUNNY" Los Angeles Times




"SERIOUSLY FUNNY" Los Angeles Magazine



"PROVOCATIVE" Daily News (Critics Choice)

"HILARIOUS" Time Out London

"SPOT ON" Paper Magazine





BETH LAPIDES is a twenty first century artist. A hyphenated hybrid with an eye toward higher consciousness. Technically she is a comedian, and the media in which she makes light are live, print, online and on screens. You could say she is an author, radio and TV personality, columnist and actress and you would not be wrong. She's also a respected teacher, an avid yoga student and a Type A free spirit: working hard to let the wind blow her where it will.

Beth is best known for founding, hosting and producing Un-Cabaret, the legendary live show that led the 'alternative comedy' revolution. Nevertheless when strangers recognize her it is usually fro her brief but captivating appearance as the performance artist on "Sex and the City".

Beth's an original thinker and her columns, essays an opinions have appeared in and on Politically Incorrect, NPR's "All Things Considered", the Huffington Post, Los Angeles Times, Fit Yoga, Utne Reader, The Realist, LA Weekly, Premiere and freshyarn.com. She was the irreverently thoughtful self help correspondent for ABC Radio's Satellite Sisters and now writes a monthly column about yoga: "My Other Car Is A Yoga Mat" which is syndicated in LA Yoga and Yoga Chicago magazine. Her first book: "DID I WAKE YOU? Haikus for Modern Living" was published in 2006 by Soft Skull Press.

Beth established herself as a host at the live Un-Cabaret alternative comedy show, bringing together top comedy talent in a format that required a lively guardian and working with performers like Julia Sweeney, Margaret Cho, Kathy Griffin, Michael Patrick King, Judd Apatow, and many others.

Beth hosted Un-Cabaret on Comedy Central as well as on Comedy World Radio where she also hosted the talk format daily Beth Lapides Experience. Additionally she hosts the Un-Cabaret podcast on audible.com, Say The Word at The Skirball Cultural Center and The Other Network Writers Room, an audio interview series with top TV comedy writers and showrunners. She also hosted and co-executive produced a talk show pilot, The Couch, for MTV.

Beth likes to tell a story but she makes a good story too and has been featured on many TV & radio shows including The Today Show, The Treatment, This American Life, Dateline, E! True Hollywood Story, and Morning Edition.

Beth and producing and life partner Greg Miller teach writing, performing, creativity and living at The Comedian's Way (LA, NY, Tucson). They've been teaching privately for over 10 years and have also taught and/or lectured at UCLA Extension, Brown University, University of Iowa, Yoga Fit Convention, Humber College of the Arts, CalArts, the Skirball Center.

MITCH KAPLAN is an accomplished songwriter and Musical Director who has collaborated for more than twenty years with comedy icon Sandra Bernhard. His songs have been recorded by Chaka Kahn, Thelma Houston, and Sister Sledge, to name a few.

CLIFFORD BELL is one of the leading directors in the fields of Cabaret, Concerts, and One Person Shows. As a thirty year veteran of the Los Angeles nightclub scene, Clifford is most identified with the legendary Cinegrill at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, working with artists including Katey Sagal, Peter Gallagher, Judy Butterfield and many more.



9. Maureen Angelos, Grisha Coleman, Holly Hughes, Taylor Mac, LAPD, FF Alums, receive Map Fund awards 2010


Grants awarded to playwright Taylor Mac, and LAPD, FF Alumns, among others

The MAP Fund, a program of Creative Capital supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Rockefeller Foundation, announced today its 2010 grants underwriting 40 new projects spanning the disciplines of performing arts practices. A panel of peers selected this year's grantees from more than 800 submissions.

The MAP Fund also announced the continuation of its involvement in an initiative by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation that provides additional general operating support for MAP grantees in Theater, Dance, Interdisciplinary Works and Jazz, with the goal of providing greater stability to the infrastructure of the arts sector.

Ben Cameron, Program Director for the Arts at the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation said, "We are delighted and honored to support such an extraordinary group of artists and organizations through this year's MAP Fund. In addition to the project funding, we are especially pleased to once again offer additional unrestricted operating support to help organizations in these financially treacherous times-an important step to help insure their longer term financial health."

Among this year's artists, 55 percent are first-time grantees, including Amherst, MA-based playwright Marcus Gardley, who received support with New York's Foundry Theatre for The Oscar Grant Project, a play that deals with the 2009 fatal police shooting of Oscar Grant in Oakland, CA, and the subsequent media-fueled response. Another first-time grantee, Minneapolis-based Robert Karimi, received funding for The Cooking Show con Karimi y Comrades: Diabetes of Democracy, a multidisciplinary, interactive performance that uses cuisine and ritual to engage communities of color in discussions on the diabetes epidemic. In total, the grantees represent artist communities and audiences in 21 cities across the United States, from Austin to Pittsburgh to New Orleans to Butte, MT.

The MAP Fund 2010's artists will also have the opportunity to participate in Creative Capital's distinctive Professional Development Program (PDP). Through workshops led by Creative Capital grantees and other arts professionals, PDP teaches artists about strategic planning, fundraising, verbal communication, promotion and maximizing online capabilities to help them expand their skills and build more sustainable practices.

The MAP Fund's panelists this year were Rashida Bumbray (The Kitchen, New York); Jennifer Calienes (Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography, Tallahassee); Sebastian Currier (Composer, New York); Lisa D'Amour (Playwright, Brooklyn); Vallejo Gantner (PS122, New York); Janie Geiser (Performance and Installation Artist, Los Angeles); Ronen Givoney (Le Poisson Rouge, New York); Megan Monaghan (Dramaturg, New York); Peter Taub (Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago); Sixto Wagan (DiverseWorks, Houston); Chi-wang Yang (Theater Director and Media Artist, Los Angeles); and Pamela Z (Composer/Performer/Sound Artist, San Francisco).

"This year's MAP Fund grantees and their projects represent such an extraordinary diversity-I couldn't be more excited about these unique works and their potential to reach audiences in the coming years," said Ruby Lerner, President and Executive Director of Creative Capital. "It's particularly wonderful that all of the artists will have a chance to take our Professional Development workshops, which can make such a difference in their careers."

About the MAP Fund
The MAP Fund receives primary support from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, with additional funds from the Rockefeller Foundation. For two decades the program has supported innovation and cross-cultural exploration in theater, dance and music. Among the longest-lived programs in arts philanthropy, MAP has disbursed over $20 million dollars to more than 800 projects. Since 2001, the program has been administered by Creative Capital.

About Creative Capital
Creative Capital is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to providing integrated financial and advisory support to artists pursuing adventurous projects in five disciplines: Emerging Fields, Film/Video, Innovative Literature, and Performing and Visual Arts. Working in long-term partnership with artists, Creative Capital's pioneering approach to support combines funding, counsel and career development services to enable a project's success and foster sustainable practices for its grantees. In its first decade, Creative Capital has committed more than $20 million in financial and advisory support to 325 projects representing 406 artists and has reached an additional 3,000 artists in more than 50 communities around the country through its Professional Development Program.

MAP Fund 2010 Grantees

About Face Theatre
Chicago, IL
Let Them Eat Cake
Maureen Angelos
Megan Carney
Holly Hughes
Let Them Eat Cake provides an open theatrical forum that lets communities in different parts of the United States grapple with issues surrounding marriage equality.

Arizona State University Foundation
Tempe, AZ
echo::system - ActionStation #3 - The Forest
Grisha Coleman
Walter Kitundu
John Oduroe
ActionStation #3 - The Forest, the third in the five-part echo::system project, will translate the complex and unpredictable dynamics of a forest habitat into an imagined aesthetic installation, informed by the viewpoint of a contemporary urban dweller.

Los Angeles Poverty Department
Santa Monica, CA
Biggest Recovery Community Anywhere
Henriette Brouwers
Kevin Michael Key
John Malpede
Biggest Recovery Community Anywhere is a live performance that explores the personal meaning and cultural significance of the recovery culture in Skid Row Los Angeles.

Talking Band
New York, NY
Walk: A transcontinental play by Taylor Mac and the Talking Band
Talking Band
Walk re-imagines a 1992 nine-month walk from New York to Nevada to protest the Nevada Nuclear Test Site.



10. Deborah Garwood, FF Alumn, at Antonio Perez Foundation, Cuenca, Spain, Aug. 6-Sept. 30

Deborah Garwood's solo exhibition of landscape photographs from her Evans Pond project will be on view at Antonio Perez Foundation in Cuenca, Spain from Aug. 6 - Sept. 30, 2010. The exhibition catalog will feature essays by Lilly Wei and Andrés Isaac Santana.



11. China Blue, FF Alumn, in The New York Times, July 8

The New York Times
July 8, 2010, 5:40 pm
After Music From a Bridge, Why Not a Tower?

The composer Joseph Bertolozzi uses microphones to record sounds produced by the Mid-Hudson Bridge.Nathaniel Brooks for The New York Times The composer Joseph Bertolozzi uses microphones to record sounds produced by the Mid-Hudson Bridge.

It may have seemed like a crazy idea to some, but it worked.

The composer Joseph Bertolozzi recorded a broad range of sounds from the Franklin D. Roosevelt Mid-Hudson Bridge near Poughkeepsie, N.Y. He hammered on I-beams and guardrails, whacked thick cables, sent steel pellets down the inside of a bridge tower and recorded the sounds. Mr. Bertolozzi, of Beacon, turned them into a composition, "Bridge Music," which can now be heard at listening stations on each side of the bridge, as well as at 95.3 FM on the radio in parks at either end. The project was officially connected to the celebration last year marking the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s voyage up the river carrying his name.

Now in his sights: the Eiffel Tower.

Mr. Bertolozzi, armed with testimonials from politicians and music experts and the fruits of his bridge labors, wants to do something similar on the monument in Paris. He submitted his proposal to the Paris mayor’s office, which referred the matter to the Eiffel Tower’s administration.

A tower spokeswoman, Marthe Ozbolt, said in an e-mail message that the request was being taken seriously and would be examined. Ms. Ozbolt noted that the project was linked to the tower’s 125th anniversary, in 2014, "So there is still time!"

Mr. Bertolozzi said he was encouraged. "I can’t believe it, man," he said. "It’s not a definite yet, but hey, it’s moving in baby steps."

At least one other person has harvested sounds from the Eiffel Tower: China Blue, who identifies herself as a sound artist. Her approach differs in that she does not use samples to create a through-composed piece, as Mr. Bertolozzi plans to do.

For him, the Eiffel Tower has special significance. It was where he first kissed his wife-to-be, Sheila. "I said, ‘You know, I may never get a chance to kiss a woman on the Eiffel Tower again, so this is my big chance,’" he recalled last week. "And here we are, 35 years later."



12. Mike Asente, FF Alumn, at Islip Art Museum, July 25

Mike invited you to "All in the Family - Mike Asente +, summer show" on Sunday, July 25 at 1:00pm – 7:30 pm at the Islip Art Museum, Islip, New York.



13. Steed Taylor, FF Alumn, Summer 2010 events

Road Tattoo: Orange New Jersey Community Knot (28' x 190'; black high-gloss latex, names of recently-deceased local community activists and prayer) commissions by Valley Arts and the city of Orange, NJ. Located on Freeman Street between Scotland Avenue and South Jefferson Street, it spans both lanes of the 2-way street and wraps around the support pylons for NJ Transit. More information and images: http://www.valleyartsdistrict.org/news Installation Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt4RNojp5W4

Window Installation: Road Tattoo Study in Three Windows, at Mixed Greens Gallery in New York City from June 3 - September 3, 2010. More information and images:

Solo Show: Portraits of a Road Tattoo - Projects by Steed Taylor, at Gallery Plan B in Washington, DC, June 23 - July 25, 2010. More information and images: www.galleryplanb.com/exhibits.html Review: http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/artsdesk/visual-arts/2010/06/30/knot-your-typical-public-art-road-tattoos-at-gallery-plan-b/

Group Show: Family Albums at Clifford Chance US LLP across from MOMA, June 24 - September 3, 2010. For more information:

Academics: Americans for the Arts Half-Century Summit Conference in Baltimore last weekend, images of my unrealized public artworks were presented in Salon des Refuses - Sights Unseen by artist/curator Stuart Keeler. More information: http://blog.artsusa.org/2010/06/17/salon-des-refuses-sights-unseen/#more-5411



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