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Contents for November 22, 2010
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1. Independent Media Arts Preservation workshop at Franklin Furnace, Brooklyn, Dec. 3
2. Katherine Behar, FF Fund 2009 recipient, at Judson Church, Manhattan, Dec. 16-17
3. Tim Miller, FF Alumn, at PS 122, Manhattan, December 1-11
4. Dynasty Handbag, FF Alumn, at PS 122, Manhattan, December 15-19
5. Devora Neumark, FF Alumn, in Performing Ethos, now online
6. Beth Lapides, FF Alumn, at Improv Lab Theater, Los Angeles, CA, Nov. 24-Dec. 15
7. Judith Sloan, FF Alumn, at Laguardia Performing Arts Center, Long Island City, December 2
8. Artists' Books from Women's Studio Workshop at the Grolier Club, Manhattan, December 8, 2010-February 5, 2011
9. Danielle Abrams, FF Alumn, at Bronx Art Space, NY, opening December 3
10. Magie Dominic, new book on H.M. Koutoukas
11. Heather Cassils, FF Alumn, in Out Magazine, and more
12. Shea Gordon Festoff, FF Alumn, at Paragraph Gallery, Kansas City, MO, thru January 6, 2011
13. Carey Lovelace, FF Alumn, at Nuyorican Poets Café, Manhattan, Nov. 29
14. Diane Torr, FF Alumn, at Shakespeare and Co. Booksellers, Dec. 2, and more
15. Robin Tewes, Louise Bourgeois, FF Alumns, at Affirmation Arts, Manhattan, Dec. 2
16. Barry Wallenstein, FF Alumn, at Cornelia St. Café, Manhattan, Dec. 12
17. Vancsa Domokos, FF Member, online November 28
18. Nicolas Dumit Estevez, FF Alumn, now online
19. Jay Critchley, in Oregon Cultural Heritage Courier, Portland, OR, Fall issue
20. Moe Angelos, Holly Hughes, FF Alumns, at Dixon Place, Manhattan, Dec. 2-18
21. Mark Fox, FF Alumn, releases new record
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1. Independent Media Arts Preservation workshop at Franklin Furnace, Brooklyn, Dec. 3

Independent Media Arts Preservation (IMAP) presents a new workshop on

Digital Preservation for Video

Friday, December 3, 2010
10 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Franklin Furnace Archive, Inc.
80 Arts—The James E. Davis Arts Building
Headquarters of Franklin Furnace Archive, Inc.
Brooklyn, New York

If content on analog videotape is to survive for the long term, the tapes must be digitized‐‐moved from the unstable magnetic media on which the content is currently held, into the digital realm where‐‐in theory‐‐they can be preserved indefinitely and migrated forward as files rather than physical objects. Digitization, however, means more than simply selecting a destination file format. It requires a series of decisions that will determine the long‐term viability of files created‐‐and thus of the valuable video content. Workshop topics include: basic digital file creation, preservation and access file formats and codecs, software, storage and trusted digital repositories, workflows for digitization, and technical and preservation metadata. In addition, participants will examine case studies of small and large‐scale digitization projects in order to understand real‐world applications of principles introduced in the workshop.

Presenter: Linda Tadic consults and lectures in areas of digital asset management, audiovisual and digital preservation, and metadata. She is Executive Director of the Audiovisual Archive Network (www.archivenetwork.org), and an adjunct professor in New York University’s Moving Image Archiving and Preservation graduate degree program, teaching two core courses: Collection Management, and Access to Moving Image Collections. Ms. Tadic’s over 25 years experience working with and managing audiovisual, digital, and broadcasting collections includes the positions of Manager of the Digital Library at Home Box Office (HBO), and Director of the Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia. She is the past Director of Operations for ARTstor.

Workshop location:
Franklin Furnace Archive, Inc.
80 Arts - The James E. Davis Arts Building
Fourth Floor Conference Room
80 Hanson Place #301
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Franklin Furnace Phone: 718 398 7255
www.franklinfurnace.org

Pre‐payment is required with registration. Space is limited.
Register at: www.imappreserve.org
Inquiries: imap@imappreserve.org

Workshop participants are entitled to claim five Archival Recertification Credits under section B.3.c of the
Academy of Certified Archivists’ petition for recertification.

Participants are invited to attend the Franklin Furnace Holiday Party from 6-10 that evening, and to view the international exhibition Wunderkammer immediately following the workshop.

IMAP programs are supported, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, and from individual contributions.

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2. Katherine Behar, FF Fund 2009 recipient, at Judson Church, Manhattan, Dec. 16-17

Announcing an Interactive Art Concert
"Compositions for Bit"
A tribute to the original Tron on the eve of its sequel

Two Nights Only
Thursday, December 16, 2010, 8 PM
Friday, December 17, 2010, 9 PM

Judson Church
55 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012

Tickets at the door
$15 recommended donation

With millions of fans counting down the days until the release of TR2N: Legacy, new media artist Katherine Behar will bid farewell to the original Tron, Disney's techno-nostalgic cult classic, on the final day before its sequel hits the theaters. Behar's interactive art concert brings together giant computer "bits," lasers, video mixes, sound scores, and other relics of arcade culture, promising to transport the audience back in time to the golden age of Tron.

The performance "Compositions for Bit" features one of the smallest characters in Tron: Bit, the animated polyhedron who becomes Jeff Bridges' sidekick on his video game adventure. Three larger than life sculptures of Bit each hold a dancer wearing interactive video game sensor technology. As the Bits and their dancers move, they affect sound and video, making it possible to see sounds being generated. Three composers, Suzanne Thorpe, Silvia Ruzanka, and Shelley Burgon, have created original sound scores, "Compositions for Bit," which the Bits will perform live during this three-part interactive concert.

"I am nostalgic for Tron not only for its cult value," Behar explains, "but because this early vision of computer culture—however absurd it appears today—depicted the digital as vivid and physical." Tron was made in 1982, before the development of the advanced special effects and 3D imaging technologies that will feature prominently in TR2N. The original movie retains a material, even handmade quality in rendering the digital game world. Only portions of the movie were produced digitally. An example is the character Bit who is the first computer generated movie character.

Looking back, Tron seems to have one foot in the digital world and one foot in the analog world; in the early 1980s, most people were not yet fully immersed in the new technology. For Behar, the mathematically illogical nature of the character Bit embodies this in-between condition. "In the process of making Tron, no one stopped and said you can't have a Bit with three states. So we end up with a non-binary Bit with three, not two states. Bit is yellow when it says Yes, red when it says No, and blue when it is silent. That captivated me and became the basis for this performance."

Reflecting on this past moment sheds light on our current understanding of technology. "Today, we associate bodily presence with the analog world," the artist comments. "I want to show how digital processes are also grounded in physical stuff." As today's digital technologies get progressively smaller and thinner, it's easy to imagine them dematerializing completely, but as Behar says, "Bits are real."

"Compositions for Bit" will be performed at Judson Church on December 16th and 17th. A longtime home for avant-garde dance and art, Judson Church was the birthplace of the Judson Dance Theater, which revolutionized the dance world in the 1960s. The Judson Dance Theater incorporated pedestrian choreography to show dancers' physical, weighty presence as a way to undermine the illusions of virtuosic weightlessness that dominated classical dance. "Compositions for Bit" follows in this tradition, offsetting digital virtual illusions through the material presence of Bits and the physical gestures of dancers.

"Compositions for Bit" was made possible, in part, by the Franklin Furnace Fund, supported by Jerome Foundation and the Starry Night Fund of Tides Foundation.

Press Contact: Katherine Behar 212-203-7221; kb@katherinebehar.com

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3. Tim Miller, FF Alumn, at PS 122, Manhattan, December 1-11

TIM MILLER performs in NYC Dec 1-11 LAY OF THE LAND

Hey NYC Folks,

Hope all is well! I will be performing my new show LAY OF THE LAND Dec 1-11 at PS 122. http://www.ps122.org/performances/lay_of_the_land.html

LAY OF THE LAND is Tim Miller's saucy, sharp-knifed look at the State of the Queer Union during a time of trial! Careening from his sexy misadventures performing in 45 States, to Marriage Equality street protests, to the electoral assaults on gay folks all over the country, to his life as a grade-school flag monitor, to choking on cheap meat caught in his 10 year old gay boy's throat, LAY OF THE LAND friskily gets at that feeling of gay folks being perpetually on trial, on the ballot, and on the menu! LAY OF THE LAND is a "lay" in all kinds of ways: a sex-assignation, a queer citizenship map, and of course a narrative ballad with a recurrent refrain! (Miller's favorite way-down-the-list definition for "lay"!)

"A vivid, must-see achievement." - David Nichols, The Los Angeles Times
Tim Miller takes a sharp-knifed look at the State of the Queer Union during its time of trial and friskily gets at that feeling of gay folks being perpetually on trial, on the ballot, and on the menu.

Check out the trailer on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYrH-PKJPnA

Wed, Dec 1 - Sat, Dec 11
$20, $15 (students/seniors), $11 with a PS122 Passport

Tickets: https://www.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/203/1291251600000/prm/ or call 212-352-3101

More info: http://www.ps122.org/performances/lay_of_the_land.html

TIM MILLER is an internationally acclaimed solo performer. Hailed for its humor and passion, Miller's solo theater works have been presented all over North America, Australia, and Europe at such prestigious venues as Yale Repertory Theatre, the Institute of Contemporary Art (London), the Walker Art Center (Minneapolis), and the Brooklyn Academy of Music. He is the author of the books SHIRTS & SKIN, BODY BLOWS and 1001 BEDS, which won the 2007 literary prize for best Drama-Theater book from Lambda Literary Foundation. Miller has taught performance in the theater departments at UCLA and at Cal State L.A.. He is a founder of two of the most influential performance spaces in the United States: Performance Space 122 on Manhattan's Lower East Side and Highways Performance Space in Santa Monica, CA. He can be reached at his website:

www.TimMillerPerformer.com

"Tim Miller sings that song of the self which interrogates, with explosive, exploding, subversive joy and freedom, the constitution and borderlines of selfhood. You think you don't need to hear such singing? You do! You must!"

Tony Kushner, author of Angels in America

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4. Dynasty Handbag, FF Alumn, at PS 122, Manhattan, December 15-19

PS 122
Dec 15 - 19: DYNASTY HANDBAG - Brothers, Sisters, and Motherfuckers
Thursday Night Social: December 16

Performance Space 122
150 1st Ave. (@ E. 9th St.)
New York, NY 10009
Tickets Online: www.ps122.org
Tickets by Phone: at (212) 352-3101
Our box office is open for walk-up sales on performance dates:
Tuesday-Saturday: 4pm - 8pm
Sunday - 4pm to 6pm
To see active performance dates, please see our Calendar-at-a-Glance
www.ps122.org/performances

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5. Devora Neumark, FF Alumn, in Performing Ethos, now online

Intellect has just released the inaugural issue of Performing Ethos. A free on-line version of the journal is available at: http://www.atypon-link.com/INT/toc/peet/1/1

As Carole-Anne Upton writes in her Editorial: "An ethical dimension is arguably both implicit and essential in any consideration of what it is that the theatre can do, and of how the theatre can function and be understood in relation to individuals and communities, real or imagined. This journal [...] strives to create a dynamic space in which ethical questions arising within the broad fields of theatre, drama and performance can be explicitly addressed, and in which ethical challenges and imperatives can be identified and explored, analysed, evaluated, contextualized, debated, challenged, revisited and perhaps even resolved."

Devora Neumark’s "Close Proximity" is one of the featured articles in the inaugural issue (pp 69-83) and focuses on the possibility for artistic practice to effectively catalyse and support wellness. Neumark’s article explores resilience, the power of symbolic meaning-making and the scale of influence at the nexus of beauty and home relative to community performance.

Devora is completing her practice-based Humanities PhD at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Society and Culture. She is an artist-in-residence at Concordia University’s matralab – Sandeep Bhagwati, Director.

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6. Beth Lapides, FF Alumn, at Improv Lab Theater, Los Angeles, CA, Nov. 24-Dec. 15

"100% Happy 88% of the Time" adds 4 performances

100% HAPPY 88% OF THE TIME
Written & Performed by Beth Lapides
Original Music by Beth Lapides & Mitch Kaplan

Wednesdays, Nov. 24, Dec. 1, 8, 15,
8:30pm at the Improv Lab Theater, 8162 Melrose Ave.
Tickets $20. 323-651-2583 or http://bethlapides.com/

Press info: Greg Miller 323-717-4731 greg@bethlapides.com

Lighten up your holidays with Beth Lapides’ magical mystery tale of enlightenment and guide to happiness.

Un-Cabaret meets Cabaret in this standup musical stage show. Beth combines standup comedy, personal storytelling, big ideas, edge science, New Age spirituality, multi-media and original songs in a night of evolutionary entertainment that makes audiences 100% happy.

This run at the Improv Lab Theater started October 6 and sold out. Now she’s added 4 more shows, on Wednesdays Nov. 24 – Dec. 15.

The show is family-friendly fun – for modern families. Beth embraces these crazy changing times as she tells the story of her relationship, her eviction and her move to the desert where she falls down the rabbit-hole of the New Age. But she’s really telling a bigger story. As she says in the show…

"We’re all being evicted. Individually from homes and jobs and lifestyles. But we’re also being collectively evicted. From the Newtonian, network news-ian, petroleum filling-up-ian, Piscean Age into the more watery, fluid, Aquarian quantum field."

Beth is a visual and performance artist turned comedy revolutionary. She created numerous stage shows and toured the English-speaking world before creating Un-Cabaret and launching modern ‘alternative comedy’. "100% Happy 88% of the Time" is her triumphant return to a larger theatrical canvas.

"Eureka!" flavorpill

"Sweet!" LA Weekly - Best of LA
"Life-affirming and hilarious. You couldn't ask for a funnier evening out with your metaphysical self!" Edge Magazine

"Hilarious intelligent powerful fun!" Frontiers Magazine

"Insightful & dripping with wit!" NBC LA

"Lovely uplifting soul-based entertainment. I could have sworn I saw Beth Lapides sprout wings" LA Yoga Magazine

"Chakra-delic!" yogamates

"Go see Beth Lapides! Witty, indelible, hilarious!" yogadork

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7. Judith Sloan, FF Alumn, at Laguardia Performing Arts Center, Long Island City, December 2

Judith Sloan’s, Yo Miss! Teaching Inside the Cultural Divide, Vol. 1
A Lab 201 Theatre presentation.
Wednesday December 1, @4 pm
Thursday December 2 @8 pm
LaGuardia Performing Arts Center,
31-10 Thomson Avenue, LIC Queens, NY 11101

Tickets $10 students $15 General
718-482-5151

For information and links to tickets:
http://www.earsay.org

ABOUT THE SHOW:
What happens when a teaching artist survives a near-fatal car accident and collides with the oncoming traffic of Hip Hop culture? In Yo Miss! Teaching Inside the Cultural Divide, Vol. 1 Judith Sloan remixes stories from thirteen years of teaching immigrant/refugee teenagers and incarcerated youth as they grapple with the cataclysmic global events that shaped them. Through poetry, vivid character portrayals and music, Sloan brings their tales to life along with her own stories revealing the ripple effects of the Holocaust on her family. Using poetry, music, and character portrayals, she finds resilience in the face of tragedy.

Conceived, written, & performed by Judith Sloan
Directed by Michael Dinwiddie
Music Director Frank London
Assistant Director Daniel Seth

Live Trumpet: Sonny Singh
Bass: Michael Williams
Live sound engineer: Luke Santy

Dramaturgy Warren Lehrer, Yoni Oppenheim, Editha Rosario
Yo Miss! Design by Warren Lehrer

Includes music & sound by Dave Guy, Touré "Southpaw" Harris, Guy Klucevsek, David Krakauer, Frank London, Taylor Rivelli, Judith Sloan, David Stevens, Immortal Technique, Ken White.

Post show discussions: December 1st includes Martha Diaz, President Hip-Hop Association, and Judith Sloan, moderated by Peabody award-winning journalist Nancy Solomon; December 2nd includes Michael Dinwiddie, Director and Professor at NYU, Judith Sloan, and Frank London, moderated by award-winning journalist and education reporter for WNYC, Beth Fertig.

These performances of YO MISS! are sponsored by Viper Records.
Additional support from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

Yo Miss! is a project of EarSay developed in part with support from the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center LAB 101 and 201 program, Murray Street Productions and the Queens Council on the Arts with public funds from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs.

For more information about the show and project, go to http://www.earsay.org

Proceeds from the Yo Miss! project will go to support EarSay’s arts and activism youth education workshops for immigrant teenagers and NYC teenagers with little or no access to arts training. Developed at the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, the Danny Simmons Corridor Gallery, and Nuyorican Poets Café. (one hour and 20 min.)

Judith Sloan is an award-winning actress, writer and radio producer, and co-founder of EarSay, most well-known for her collaborative project with Warren Lehrer, Crossing the BLVD: strangers, neighbors, aliens in a new America.

Frank London is a trumpeter, composer, and band-leader, most well known for his work with the Klezmatics.

Sonny Singh and Michael Williams are members of the bhangra/brass funk band Red Baraat.

YO MISS IS A PROJECT IN DEVELOPMENT:
"As Sloan helps the students compose the performance, she is also coming full circle with a new work of her own. "Yo Miss! Teaching Inside the Cultural Divide," which she performs with musical collaborators, re-enacts and riffs on her experiences teaching teenagers from myriad worlds: refugee camps, struggling neighborhoods, prisons. It is a performance about performances, a story containing many stories. And suddenly, "Yo Miss!" has another mission: To raise money to keep the story going. The New York Times, Anne Barnard

Some of Sloan’s essays included in Yo Miss have aired on public radio stations.

"This is an art you can trust to tell the truth in vivid detail, and Sloan renews the original mission of radio and writing in the process. These are wonderful sound pieces. They are as full of life and presence as all of Sloan’s earlier works." -- Andrei Codrescu, poet, novelist, commentator NPR’s All Things Considered

About Sweeping Statements by Judith Sloan: winner First Place Missouri Review National Audio Competition: The essay, "Sweeping Statements," is a first-person author-read accounting of teaching theatre, writing, and juggling in jails and alternative sentencing institutions with incarcerated teenagers. Category judge Jay Allison, of transom.org, says the essay "truly left the page and warranted its existence in sound.

"Judith Sloan’s work is exactly what public radio sounds like at its best: unique, amazing, real people’s stories that confront tough issues, told with the highest production values, including original music, and a sense of humor." Brian Lehrer, the Brian Lehrer Show, WNYC

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8. Artists' Books from Women's Studio Workshop at the Grolier Club, Manhattan, December 8, 2010-February 5, 2011

Dec. 8, 2010 - Feb. 5, 2011
The Grolier Club will present an exhibition featuring artists' books by thirty-six artists published over thirty years by Women's Studio Workshop. Hand, Voice & Vision: Artists' Books from Women's Studio Workshop will be on display at the Grolier Club from December 8, 2010 to February 5, 2011. Curated by Kathleen Walkup, the exhibition is a comprehensive retrospective featuring some of the most influential contemporary book artists in America.

The forty works in Hand, Voice & Vision celebrate three facets that characterize the artist's book program at Women's Studio Workshop: the hand-made mark of the book-maker, the unique voices and viewpoints of a broad and diverse range of artists, and the visionary nature of artwork that forges new directions in the medium of book arts. Since 1974, Women's Studio Workshop has provided close to two hundred artists, both emerging and established, with studio facilities and technical expertise to produce limited edition artists' books. Currently the publishing program at WSW adds five new artists' books each year. The variety in form and content of the books in the exhibition demonstrates the breadth of the Workshop's publications, reflecting an assortment of ideas, topics, and methods spanning thirty years of women responding to pressing political and cultural issues, as well as themes of a social or personal nature.

Women's Studio Workshop was founded by four women artists Ann Kalmbach, Tatana Kellner, Anita Wetzel, and Barbara Leoff Burge with a mission to operate and maintain an artists' workspace that encourages the voices and visions of individual women artists, to provide professional opportunities for artists, and to promote programs designed to stimulate public involvement with, awareness of, and support for the visual arts.

Each of the four women founders are still very much involved in the day-to-day operation of the studios. Together with a vibrant new generation of staff, they continue to provide programming in accordance with the original mission: residencies, fellowships, internships, and classes have become the basis for professional programs that attract artists from around the world. Public programs include Art-in-Education in collaboration with Ulster County school districts, and community workshops.

About the Curator: Kathleen Walkup is Professor of Book Art and director of the Book Arts Program at Mills College, where she teaches courses covering a broad range of subjects, from visible language to women in the Paris avant-garde. Walkup's research interests include the history of women in print culture and conceptual practice in artists' books. Her own ongoing artist's book project is entitled "Library of Discards."

Catalogue: An accompanying catalogue will be available for purchase.
It contains essays by the exhibition curator, librarians, teachers, curators, and artists on the topic of artists' books and WSW's role in the field, as well as interviews with the four founders.

Location and Times: "Hand, Voice & Vision: Artists' Books from Women's Studio Workshop" will be on display at the Grolier Club from December 8, 2010 to February 5, 2011. The Grolier Club is located at 47 East 60th Street, New York, NY 10022. Hours: Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Open to the public free of charge.

(Always call ahead to be sure that the exhibition room will be available when you want to visit.) For more information call the Grolier Club at (212) 838-6690, or visit the website:
www.grolierclub.org [1]
RELATED EVENTS:
December 8, 2010. 6:00 pm. Exhibition walk-through. Free and open to the public. Two of the four founders of Women's Studio Workshop will be present to host a tour of the exhibition and answer questions.

January 25, 2011. Panel Discussion. 2:00-4:00 pm. Free and open to the public. Artists Clarissa Sligh, Susan Mills, and Emily Speed will speak about artists' books, in connection with the Grolier Club exhibition "Hand, Voice & Vision: Artists' Books from Women's Studio Workshop." Reception follows.

January 26, 2011. Bibliography Week Lecture. 2:00-3:00 pm. Free and open to the public. Kathleen Walkup will give an illustrated talk, "Women Making Art: Artists' Books from Women's Studio Workshop."

Links:
[1] http://www.grolierclub.org/

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9. Danielle Abrams, FF Alumn, at Bronx Art Space, NY, opening December 3

Danielle Abrams performs at "Acting Out", a group exhibition guest curated by Erin Riley-Lopez.
PERFORMANCES and OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, December 3, 6-9pm
December 3, 2010-January 8,2011

Temporary Exhibition Location:
BRAC on the BLOCK @ Bronx Art Space
305 E. 140th St., #1A
Bronx, NY 10454
P 718-589-5819
www.bronxriverart.org

Acting Out features: Danielle Abrams, Shana Moulton, Jill Pangalo, Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz, Karina Skvirsky, and Maya Seuss

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10. Magie Dominic, new book on H.M. Koutoukas

Magie Dominic
My new book, on New York City playwright
H.M.Koutoukas.
is going into the library systems slowly. Will be available for check out soon.
Love,
Magie Dominic

http://homepage.newschool.edu/~magie/

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11. Heather Cassils, FF Alumn, in Out Magazine, and more

I'm in this years Top 100 list from Out Magazine for my work as an artist:

http://out.com/Out100/slideshow.asp?slideshow_title=OUT100&theID=320#Top

As well I am starting a new project that I would like to fund via kickstarter. It would help a lot if we could circulate the project on the list.
Please check out:

http://kck.st/bgOMQF

Also- if you’re curious I have a crazy new personal training site up:

www.sculptthebody.com

All the best,
Heather

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12. Shea Gordon Festoff, FF Alumn, at Paragraph Gallery, Kansas City, MO, thru January 6, 2011

PAGES: BOOK AS MEDIUM, CATALYST, VENUE

Paragraph Gallery / 21 East 12th Street
Opening Friday, November 19, 6 - 9pm
Curator and Artist talk: Saturday, November 20, 1pm
Exhibition runs November 19, 2010 — January 6, 2011
Weekly gallery hours: 12 - 5pm Wednesday, Friday, Saturday; 11 - 6pm Thursday

Curated by artist Amy Kligman and featuring work by 40+ artists, PAGES: Book as Medium, Catalyst, Venue celebrates the diversity of thought, process, and experience that can be revealed or inspired via the book. All of the artists in this show draw inspiration from books in some way, and as a collection the work demonstrates the potential of the book in artmaking, as a subject, tool, material, and or/springboard for other work. As part of the exhibition, Paragraph will include a "reading room" of work shown in a library-like setting, where visitors will be encouraged to engage in browsing artists’ books, sketchbooks, and zines.

Featured artists:
Cara Barer, Kelie Bowman, Joe Bussell, Caitlin Cass, Alicia Chester, Justin Cownden, Greg Crawford, Brian Dettmer, Christa Donner, Shea Gordon Festoff, Ben Finer, Julie Green, Julian Jason Haladyn, Tanya Hartman, Rob Hatem, Aimee Howard, Lisa Iglesias, Brooke Inman, Michael Krueger, Judith G. Levy, China Marks, Liz Maugans, Colleen Maynard, Ellen Mueller, Armin Mühsam, Mia Nolting, Jessica Owings, Nathaniel Parsons, Samantha Persons, Lee Piechocki, Caroline Pjecha, David Pjecha, Stephen Proski, Melissa & Lucy Powlas, Luke Rocha, Ryan Sarah Murphy, Tennille Shuster, Angela Silver, Sean Starowitz/Jordan Stempleman, the WAFA Collective, Courtney Weida, Corinna West, Donika Wiley, and David Williams/ Kotaro Itami.

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13. Carey Lovelace, FF Alumn, at Nuyorican Poets Café, Manhattan, Nov. 29

Hello there,

My one-person The Stormy Waters, the Long Way Home will be presented as part of event to celebrate Applause Books' Best American Short Plays 2008-2009, in which it appears.

Please join me Monday, November 29th at 7pm at the Nuyorican Poets Café, 236 E. 3rd St. between Ave. B & C.

Other playwrights presenting work include Murray Schisgal, Amy Fox, Adam Kraar, Jeni Mahoney, Victor Gluck, Mike Pasternack, Jules Tasca, Rick Pulos, Joe Salvatore, Eric Lane, Liliana Almendarez, James Armstrong, and Zilvinas Jonusas.

There will be a $5 cover charge, which may go towards the purchase of a BASP anthology. Refreshments will be served. For more information please call 718-488-1087. Maybe I’ll see you there? The books will be available.

Thanks,
Carey

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14. Diane Torr, FF Alumn, at Shakespeare and Co. Booksellers, Dec. 2, and more

The book, "Sex, Drag and Male Roles; Investigating Gender as Performance" by Diane Torr and Stephen Bottoms and published by University of Michigan Press represents over 30 years of performance in New York. It includes work and comments by gender-bender New Yorkers such as Shelly Mars, FF Alumn, Dred, Buster Hymen, Martha Wilson, FF Alumn, among others. The book also gives a history of female to male cross-dressing and a US drag king timeline. It focuses on my performance work and particularly my Man for a Day workshops, which for 20 years I have taught to women in various cities around the globe.

Here are the particulars:
December 2, 7pm
Diane will give presentation.
Shakespeare and Co. Booksellers
716 Broadway
New York, NY 10003
(212) 529-1330

December 3, 7pm
Performances by Diane and
local drag kings:
Blue Stockings Bookstore,
172 Allen Street
New York, NY 10002,
(212) 777-6028

Other New York opportunities:
November 30, 5pm
Talk/Presentation/Performance
Avery Theatre
Bard Collage
Annandale-on-Hudson
NY 12504
(845)-758-6822

December 1, 6pm
Dramatalk
Interview/presentation with Bob Vorlicky
(Associate Professor of Drama)
Reise Student Lounge,
Main floor of Tisch School of the Arts,
New York University
721 Broadway
New York, NY 10003,
(212) 998-1820

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15. Robin Tewes, Louise Bourgeois, FF Alumns, at Affirmation Arts, Manhattan, Dec. 2

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2
at: Affirmation Arts, Ltd., 523 West 37th Street
The 2010 Groundswell Art Auction Benefit will feature artworks for sale by more than 50 artists, including:

Vik Muniz, Robin Tewes, Massimo Vitali, Louise Bourgeois

Ellen Kozak, Chris Soria, Mark Epstein, Maria Elena Alvarez Lourens, Cara Bloch, Wes Sherman, Katie Yamasaki, Serena Bocchino, Kyle Bowen, Conor McGrady, Marisa Baumgartner, Kevin Cooley, Juan Villanueva, Colleen Cunningham, Alexis Duque, Ofer Wolberger, Rene Lynch, Josh Azzarella, Edward del Rosario, Jessica Poplawski, Taryn Elizabeth, Herb Fixler, Simen Johan, Joshua Levine, Philip Levine, Joe Matunis, Meredith Allen, Jō Mikals-Adachi , Bede Murphy, Andrew Robinson, Yana Dimitrova, Dan Slabonik, Kimberly Baranowski, Robin Tewes, Mauricio Trenard, Charmaine Wheatley, LAND Group artists... and more!

Income from the Benefit helps sustain Groundswell's mission of bringing together artists, youth and communities in partnership to use art as a tool for social change. Thank you for your generous support of Groundswell. See you on December 2nd!

Tickets for the 7 pm silent auction and cocktail reception
$50 individual admission; $75 dual admission.

Tickets for the 6 pm Preview Reception
$100 individual admission; $180 dual admission.

To purchase tickets:
Buy on the web at NYCharities.org
Call our office: (718) 254-9782
Fax your credit card information: (917) 599-0485
Send your check: 540 President St., Ste 1A, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Please contact Marisa with any questions
(718) 254-9782 or benefit@groundswellmural.org

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16. Barry Wallenstein, FF Alumn, at Cornelia St. Café, Manhattan, Dec. 12

CORNELIA STREET CAFÉ
presents
An Evening of Poetry and Music
Barry Wallenstein: poetry
(all new work)
Adam Birnbaum: piano
Vincent Chancey: French horn
Neil Haiduck: clarinet
& Guest Musicians (TBA)
& Special Guest Poet, David Friedman

Sunday, December 12th, 2010 6 pm
Cornelia St. Café
29 Cornelia St.
(between Bleecker St. & W. 4th, just west of 6th Ave.)
(212) 989-9319
Reservations suggested
12 cover included a drink
$7 for students

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17. Vancsa Domokos, FF Member, online November 28

Temporary Borders
A Second Life exhibition by Kakukkfu Yosuke
Saturday, 28 November 2010 (GMT!), Odyssey Contemporary Art and Performance simulator
San Francisco & SecondLife 2:00 PM/ New York: 5:00 PM/ London: 10:00 PM/ Sydney: 9:00 AM

Three installations and a happening will await the visitors.

Those who are not familiar with this virtual world:
- step1 - go to Second Life's website and create an account.
- step2 - download from the same website the viewer (program) and install it.
- step3 - start the viewer and login with your Second Life name and password created at step1.
- step4 - open this link in a browser then click "visit this location"; in the viewer a popup will apear and ask you if you want to be teleported to that location: click yes, and you'll be there.

If you have problems contact me via email: contact@vancsa.com, yahoo messenger: domicici, or Skype: domicici

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18. Nicolas Dumit Estevez, FF Alumn, now online

"Días Hábiles" now en Vimeo
The first international performance showcase ever presented in the Dominican Republic
http://www.vimeo.com/16687843

Alanna Lockward, Curator
alannalockward.wordpress.com/dias-habiles-noches-habiles/

With Josefina Báez, Nicolás Dumit Estévez, César Martínez and Orlando Menicucci

Días Hábiles: Tácticas Celulares para la Nueva Economía Política del Sentido was the first international performance showcase ever presented in the Dominican Republic. It was hosted by the III Festival Internacional de Teatro de Santo Domingo, and co-sponsored by the Centro Cultural de la Embajada de España, in 2001. This epistemic challenging project created situation-specific city interventions, such as the cannibalism of César Martínez (Mexico, 1962) at Museo del Hombre Dominicano, were audience members devoured an immense man of dark chocolate, Hombre de Ébano y Sol, addressing issues of racism and nationhood in the only island in the Caribbean with a border dividing two nations: Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

Nicolás Dumit Estévez (Santiago de Los Treinta Caballeros, 1967), toured with La Papa Móvil through La Parte Alta, an underprivileged and overpopulated urban area, surrounded by a caravan of men on motorbikes dressed in Star Trek fashion. La Papa Móvil also distributed flyers as a bonus: coupons that were redeemed at the entrance to the Museum of Modern Art for five pounds of potatoes.

Josefina Báez presented for the first and only time in the Dominican Republic during its ten years of existence, her acclaimed piece Dominicanish, articulating traditional Indian dance, poetry, identity politics, politic and Gender.

As an appropriate epilogue to Días Hábiles, a reception was held in honor of Orlando Menicucci, where the artist spoke informally about the first time-based pieces he and his colleagues created in the 1970s. At the end he received a symbolic check from the Bank of the Spirit, and a more modest and "real" one by the sponsors.

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19. Jay Critchley, in Oregon Cultural Heritage Courier, Portland, OR, Fall issue

During my stay in Portland, Oregon last spring as an artist in residence at Milepost 5, I reconnected with my interest in wigwam burners, which burned all the "scrap" wood at the lumber mills up until the 1970s (when they were shut down due to pollution). There were 1,000s in Oregon, now there are only 50. My new friend Curt Deatherage from Cottage Grove, OR and I set up the Oregon Wigwam Burners Association, OWBA, to protect, preserve and reuse these magnificent, elegant structures for historic and cultural use. This article just appeared in the "Cultural Heritage Courier" of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department:

"Of Fireflies and Wigwam Burners".

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20. Moe Angelos, Holly Hughes, FF Alumns, at Dixon Place, Manhattan, Dec. 2-18

Miss Ellie Covan and the entire Dixon Place Family cordially invite you to
LET THEM EAT CAKE
A gay marriage in one act with confections.

Written by Miss HOLLY HUGHES, Miss MEGAN CARNEY
and Miss MOE ANGELOS
Cake by LOWER EAST SIDE GIRLS CLUB
Directed by Miss MEGAN CARNEY

It's the wedding nightmare your mother warned you about: a gay marriage gone wrong that asks the guests to salvage the situation by interrogating what it means to be married, single, gay, straight, commitment-phobic, a joiner, included or jeering from the outskirts. Come for the cake, if nothing else!

The honor of your presence is requested at the opening night Special Benefit Performance on Thursday, December 2nd, which includes a post-show conversation hosted by Carmelita Tropicana with Freedom to Marry's Executive Director Evan Wolfson, special performances by Joseph Keckler and Erin Markey and a champagne and cake reception! And DJ Lori E. Seid will spin some happy tunes!

Early Bird Special (through December 1st)
Reserved priority seating: $50, General admission: $25
use code EARLY

Featuring the wedding party:
Moe Angelos, Holly Hughes, Micia Mosely,
Lea Robinson& Elizabeth Whitney
and special guest Carmelita Tropicana
Bryan Heyboer (costumes), Laura Mroczkowski (sets),
Parker Pracjek (stage manager) and Lori E. Seid (lights & sound)

Additional shows:
Friday and Saturday, December 3 & 4 at 7:30 pm
Thursdays - Saturdays, 9 - 11, 16 - 18 at 7:30pm
Saturday matinees, December 4 & 11 at 2pm
Dixon Place
161A Chrystie St. New York, NY 10002. (map)

DIXON PLACE, a laboratory theater for performing and literary artists, is dedicated to supporting the creative process by presenting original works of theater, dance, music, puppetry, literature and performance art at all stages of development. Having spent over 2 decades years nurturing artists in her living room, founder Ellie Covan pursued her vision of a permanent home, spearheading the fundraising, property purchase, design and construction efforts of a space on Chrystie Street. The result is the new Dixon Place -- a $5.7 million, self-owned theater facility featuring a 120-seat main stage, a fully licensed bar and cabaret lounge, and numerous artist and administrative amenities.

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21. Mark Fox, FF Alumn, releases new record

Hello Peeps,

Just want to let you all know of a few new items from The National featuring my work.

On November 22nd the band is releasing an expanded edition of High Violet. This included the High Violet record in its entirety plus 4 new tracks from the High Violet recording sessions, an alternative version of Terrible Love, and live versions of Bloodbuzz Ohio, Anyone's Ghost, and England. It also has a new cover image featuring one of my works.

See it here: http://www.americanmary.com/news.php

Also, available now is a limited edition poster of the artwork used for the original High Violet cover. The High Violet deluxe poster is a pigmented ink jet graphic in a limited edition of 250. Each poster is signed by the five band members and me.

See/Order it here: http://thenational.cinderblock.com/all

I also designed a t-shirt for The National. They come in two styles:

Boys: http://thenational.cinderblock.com/all/pre-order-scrawl-side-tee.html
Girls: http://thenational.cinderblock.com/clothing/scrawl-side-girls-tee.html

Of course, these all make great holiday gifts for music fans!

All the best,
m

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