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Contents for July 19, 2011
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1. Liz Magic Laser, Alicia Hall Moran, FF Alumns, at Studio Museum in Harlem, thru October 23, and more
2. Peter Downsbrough, FF Alumn, now online at lemagazine.jeudepaume.org
3. Jimbo Blachly, FF Alumn, at Winkleman Gallery, Manhattan, thru July 29
4. Karen Finley, FF Alumn, in The New Yorker, July 11-18, 2011
5. Joshua Harris, FF Alumn, now online at theatlanticwire.com
6. Benoit Maubrey, FF Alumn, in Les Accroches-Couers Festival, Angers, France, September 8-11
7. Lawrence Graham Brown, FF Alumn, The Circus, Dayton, OH, July 31, and more
8. Annie Sprinkle, Elizabeth Stephens, FF Alumns, in Gijon, Spain, July 20-23
9. Frank Moore, FF Alumn, at Temescal Arts Center, Oakland, CA, July 23
10. Jay Critchley, FF Alumn, at Freight + Volume, Manhattan, opening Aug. 4
11. Lorraine O’Grady, Clifford Owens, Saya Woolfalk, FF Alumns, at PS1, Long Island City, NY, July 8-29
12. John Fleck, FF Alumn, at Sklight’s Skylab, Los Angeles, CA, extended thru July 31, and more
13. Marilyn R. Rosenberg, FF Alumn, at Ceres Gallery, Manhattan, thru Aug. 13, and more
14. Alvin Eng, FF Alumn, selected as Fulbright Specialist in Theatre/U.S. Studies, and more
15. Irina Danilova, FF Alumn, at Set Gallery, Brooklyn, July 22
16. Erica Van Horn, Peter Downsbrough, FF Alumns, at The Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork, Ireland, opening July 22
17. Priscilla Stadler, FF Member, at m55 Gallery, Long Island City, NY, opening July 21, and more
18. Angels Ribe, FF Alumn, at Maxphotos, Barcelona, Spain, opening July 20
19. Gulsen Calik, Scott McCarney, Juana Valdez, FF Alumns, receive New York Foundation for the Arts’ Artists Fellowship
20. Janine Gordon, FF Alumn, in The New York Times, July 14, 2011
21. Charles Yuen, FF Alumn, at Mulherin + Pollard, Manhattan, opening July 21, and more
22. Crista Maiwald, FF Alumn, at Islip Art Museum, NY, opening July 24
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1. Liz Magic Laser, Alicia Hall Moran, FF Alumns, at Studio Museum in Harlem, thru October 23, and more

Liz Magic Laser, FF Alumn, writes:

- Evidence of Accumulation at the Studio Museum in Harlem, 144 West 125th Street, will include a video that Artist in Residence Simone Leigh and I made in collaboration with singer Alicia Hall Moran. Opens Wednesday, July 13th, 7-9 pm: http://www.studiomuseum.org/exhibition/evidence-accumulation-artists-in-residence-2010-11-simone-leigh-kamau-amu-patton-paul-mpa

- My first bronze sculpture can be seen in Everything Must Go! at Casey Kaplan, 525 West 21st Street, June 30 – July 29: http://www.caseykaplangallery.com/

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2. Peter Downsbrough, FF Alumn, now online at lemagazine.jeudepaume.org

http://lemagazine.jeudepaume.org/blogs/hildevangelder/2011/06/29/complements-%E2%80%93-photographie-et-film-dans-l%E2%80%99oeuvre-de-peter-downsbrough/

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3. Jimbo Blachly, FF Alumn, at Winkleman Gallery, Manhattan, thru July 29

Lytle Shaw and Jimbo Blachly, FF Alumn, present "The Chadwicks" at Winkleman Gallery, 621 W. 27th Street, Manhattan, 212-643-3152 through July 29

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4. Karen Finley, FF Alumn, in The New Yorker, July 11-18, 2011

Karen Finley, FF Alumn, is featured in The New Yorker’s Talk of the Town in the July 11 & 18, 2011 issue.

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5. Joshua Harris, FF Alumn, now online at theatlanticwire.com

http://www.theatlanticwire.com/technology/2011/07/conversation-josh-harris/39776/

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6. Benoit Maubrey, FF Alumn, in Les Accroches-Couers Festival, Angers, France, September 8-11

Benoit Maubrey / Die Audio Gruppe
at Angers (France) Les ACCROCHES-COEURS Festival
Sept 8th-11 2011
SPEAKERS WALL project: an original segment of the Berlin Wall integrated into a "wall" of 2000 recycled loudspeakers, the whole sculpture functions as a "Speakers Corner" through which people can talk through for 3 minutes.

He will also present: Audio Ballerinas, Audio Geishas, Audio Cyclists and Plantagenets 3000 (former Sorben 3000).
infos: http://www.benoitmaubrey.com and
http://www.angers.fr/index.php?id=55980

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7. Lawrence Graham Brown, FF Alumn, The Circus, Dayton, OH, July 31, and more

On July 31 join me at The Circus in Dayton Ohio http://www.daytoncircus.org/ for an hour long Performance Art/Experimental Theatre "Getting Closer To The True Folk" where I will be visiting artist at Blue sky projects http://www.blueskydayton.org/ and doing research for my project "Gimme Bak Ma Clothes" in Cincinatti for AIOP for the fall in New York City

Then for events that I am really excited about are my solo project with Art in Odd Places
Art in Odd Places: 66 Artists Selected Art in Odd Places 2011 !
artinoddplaces.blogspot.com guest curated by Kelia Brooks, Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts and Trinidad Fombella, El Museo Del Barrio NY, my project title: "Gimme Bak Ma Clothes" which will be held on 14th street New York and Theater Lab www.theaterlabnyc.com Oct1-10, 2011

Then swing over to Soho for Lawrence Graham-Brown "On Jamaica Government Service" at the Leslie Lohman Gay Art Foundation/Museum New York Oct 18, 2011 Curated by Charles Leslie Co-Founder / Ex. Director Leslie Lohman Gay Art Foundation

leslie/lohman gay art foundation www.leslielohman.org/ - Cached

And guest curator Dean Daderko of my exhibition Disconnecting, Reconnecting...Disconnected, at Aljira Center for Contemporary Arts, considered to have one of the finest pair of eyes in the northern hemisphere is now at Contemporary Art Museum of Houston, expect great things to come from Houston.

Best http://lawrencegrahambrown.com

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8. Annie Sprinkle, Elizabeth Stephens, FF Alumns, in Gijon, Spain, July 20-23

FF Alum Annie Sprinkle and her partner/collaborator Elizabeth Stephens will be doing an art making workshop that culminates in an ecosex wedding in Gijon, Spain. July 20-23. Everyone is invited to participate and collaborate. It is produced by Laboral Centro De Arte. The town of Gijon is having their annual "Black Week." So Sprinkle and Stephens will be creating a "Black Wedding to Coal," to call attention to destructive coal mining practices such as mountain top removal mining. They hope to garner more love and care for the Earth by switching the metaphor from Earth as mother to Earth as Lover. They also aim to make the environmental movement a bit more sexy, fun and diverse. For more information:


http://www.laboralcentrodearte.org/en/actividades/taller-de-ecofeminismo
and
http://loveartlab.org/

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9. Frank Moore, FF Alumn, at Temescal Arts Center, Oakland, CA, July 23

THE UNCOMFORTABLE ZONES OF FUN
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, July 23, 2011
8pm

TEMESCAL ARTS CENTER
511 48th Street
Oakland, CA 94609-2058

For more information
Call: 510-526-7858
email: fmoore@eroplay.com
http://www.eroplay.com/events.html
http://www.temescalartscenter.org/

2011 Dates!

8/27
9/24
10/22
11/26
12/16

"One of the country's most controversial and profound artists." Kotori Magazine

"...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:
http://www.eroplay.com/UZOF_JULY_2011.pdf

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10. Jay Critchley, FF Alumn, at Freight + Volume, Manhattan, opening Aug. 4

JAY CRITCHLEY DEEP BONES AND CHAD PERSON A HERO NEVER FAILS @ FREIGHT+VOLUME.
530 West 24h St, Chelsea, NYC
August 4th-September 10th, 2011.
Opening Reception: Thursday, August 4th, 6 – 8 pm
Freight + Volume is very proud to announce the New York debut of two remarkably talented installation artists. As both politically- and ecologically-motivated voices, this pairing will transport the viewer through an unusually provocative and timely dialogue amongst the F+V walls.

O Swallower of Shades…, I have not slain people…, O Breaker of Bones…I have not stolen food…, O He-who-is-Blood who came forth from the place of slaughter, I have not done grain-profiteering. − Egyptian Book of the Dead, Chapter 125

Jay Critchley’s two-part installation, Deep Bones, mixes basic elements of our voracious energy appetite − hydrocarbons and the nuclear atom. Jay writes, "As we race on our journey in our ‘solar barque’ to the Sun God Re, will we make it in time to defy the death-defying carbon kindness we practice? What will the afterlife on earth be like? Have we lost our desire for eternity? Our pilgrimage to the afterlife begins in this earthly place [Hydrocarbons], the place we return to after our spiral journey into the multiverse. But return we must, as we take our prized possessions and techno necessities into the afterglow!"

In the main gallery, the artist’s performance installation will eviscerate the "organs" of a classic MG sports car, ritually wrap each engine part with recycled plastic shopping bags, display them, and finally return them to the corpus vehicle and mummify the car. Above, a lowered, circular ceiling fashioned from recycled plastic shopping bags will hover over the remains.

In the video room, Critchley presents NRC – An Atomic Journey. In 1988 Critchley made a pilgrimage to abandoned, un-built nuclear power sites and facilities across the Mid-West/USA as president of the Nuclear Recycling Consultants (NRC). This video installation documents official visits and ritualized actions that explore our relationship to the atom and our quest for dominance of nature and the future itself. NRC − An Atomic Journey visits sites in Tennessee, Mississippi, Ohio and Indiana, exploring links on a proposed Nuclear Heritage Trail.

The video installation will be projected above a trough of consumables immersed in motor oil, with the reflected light dancing upon its petro-surface.

Please join us for a lively artists’ reception Thursday, August 4th from 6-8pm. On opening night, Jay Critchley will conduct a ceremony at the body of the MG, O Breaker of Bones, at 8:00 pm. During gallery hours on Tuesday and Wednesday, August 16th and 17th, Critchley will work in the space, returning the wrapped engine viscera into the cavity of the car and the ceremoniously mummifying the MG with recycled shopping bags. The public is welcome. For further information, please contact Nick Lawrence or Kevin Kay @ 212-691-7700, or info@freightandvolume.com.

Critchley’s environmental work dates back to the early 1980s with his sand car series in a waterfront parking lot in Provincetown. Founder of the patriotic, controversial Old Glory Condom Corporation and several corporate personas, his videos and conceptual proposals and projects have won numerous awards, including ones from HBO and the Boston Society of Architects, and he has had residencies at Harvestworks, NYC, Harvard University, AS220 in RI and Milepost 5 in Portland, Oregon. His work has been presented world wide, and recently in Argentina and Columbia.

Chad Person explores the concepts of heroism, manifest destiny, and apathy in a new show titled A Hero Never Fails. Using his signature repertoire techniques of inflatable sculpture, currency collage, and video Person’s objects ask the viewer: what is heroism and why do we care? The centerpiece of the exhibit is Hero, a defeated caricature of the 50’s cartoon character Underdog. The goofball "hero who never fails" has resigned to abject apathy. Hero is rendered as a gigantic inflatable (a la used car dealership gorilla). Strung out on the "super vitamin pills" that provide his super powers, he sits slumped forward, meditating on his iPhone.

Person describes the work as three parts culture, one part self-portrait. "In a political state dominated by an agenda of distract the public and rob what’s left, with two endless wars draining the last of my great grand-children's hope for prosperity, why be anything but apathetic to injustice? ‘Hero’ is a metaphor for my own vocational and economic struggle, my country’s role on the global stage, and whatever is left of my American dream. If creation is thought moved to action and object, then art-making is an incredibly heroic effort (perhaps more so in this economy). Has the time come for heroism? Or should we just give up, sit back, and have a good laugh?"

Person’s work has been exhibited internationally, with his most recent solo show at Mark Moore Gallery in Los Angeles. Hisprovocative and controversial RECESS project recently led AOL.com to label Person "the most paranoid man in America." And in 2010, one of his sculptures was seized from Mark Moore Gallery by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives pending allegations that it was an illegally manufactured and trafficked firearm.

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11. Lorraine O’Grady, Clifford Owens, Saya Woolfalk, FF Alumns, at PS1, Long Island City, NY, July 8-29

a show of performance work by Clifford Owens, FF Alumn, called "Anthology," will be held at PS1 in November. The show will honor previous generations of African-American performance artists with performances of scores commissioned from various artists for Mr. Owens to perform. As part of the process, Mr. Owens is doing a residency this summer at PS1, Long Island City, NY, which features public rehearsals of the different scores.

July 8, 1-6pm
3rd Floor
Clifford Owens enacts performance scores by Terry Adkins, Sanford Biggers, Charles Gaines, and Jennie C. Jones.

July 22, 1-6pm
3rd Floor
Clifford Owens enacts a performance score by Lorraine O'Grady, FF Alumn.

July 29, 4pm
3rd Floor
Clifford Owens, in conjunction with MoMA's Teen Programs, enacts a performance score by Saya Woolfalk, FF Alumn.

MoMA PS1
22-25 Jackson Ave. at the intersection of 46th Ave.
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718) 784-2084

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12. John Fleck, FF Alumn, at Sklight’s Skylab, Los Angeles, CA, extended thru July 31, and more

John Fleck’s current show at Sklight’s Skylab, Los Angeles, CA has been extended thru July 31, Fridays @ 8 & Sundays @ 7pm, and was reviewed in the Los Angeles Times (please read the text below). Thank you.

Los Angeles Times
Critics Choice
Theater review: 'Mad Women' at the
Skylight's Skylab
July 13, 2011 | 11:13 am F. Kathleen Foley
John Fleck is perhaps best known as one of the NEA Four, envelope-pushing performance artists whose denial of funding by the then-NEA chairman was the basis for a landmark Supreme Court case in the early '90s.

As he proves in "Mad Women," at the Skylight Theatre's Skylab, Fleck is no mere footnote in theatrical history. Nor have the decades mellowed his signature style, which can best be described as cyclonic. Indeed, Fleck invests his new solo show with the kind of manic energy and off-the-wall humor for which he has become justly renowned. The show centers around a fascinating archival tidbit -– a recently discovered audio recording of Judy Garland's last Los Angeles concert at the Coconut Grove scant months before her death. Initially, Fleck uses that bootleg tape for a whirlwind camp-fest, prancing about the stage while lip-syncing to Judy's songs and drug-fueled tirades. Yet Fleck, under the direction of Ric Montejano, is not out for the easy laughs of a drag show retread. Video footage of his Alzheimer’s-suffering mother, Josephine, shortly before her death, along with family home movies and anecdotes from Fleck’s own Midwestern childhood, give "Women" an unexpectedly elegiac inflection that is heart-wrenching.

The tone of the show is stream-of-consciousness and impromptu, with Fleck as our freewheeling host. Fleck does tend to go on a bit, especially when recounting his travails as Gecko on the underrated television series "Carnivale," a role for which he endured hours of torturous prosthetic makeup. On the whole, though, "Women" is a vastly entertaining yarn from a born storyteller whose outsized personality threatens to blow the walls off this small theater space.

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13. Marilyn R. Rosenberg, FF Alumn, at Ceres Gallery, Manhattan, thru Aug. 13, and more

Hello - YOU ARE INVITED
Marilyn R. Rosenberg has a work at each gallery-

Ceres Gallery, 547 West 27th Street, Suite 201, New York, NY 10001, 212-947-6100, group exhibition, one collaborative one of a kind artists' book will be included, photo available. Also, see now, at the WCC Gallery, Peekskill NY, a one of a kind artists' book scroll, in two section is on exhibit, photo available.

Recent selected brief bio updates
2011 WOMEN OF THE BOOK, The Park School of Baltimore, MD. Curator: Rick Delaney, WWW and print catalog.
2011 HANDMADE/HOMEMADE, Pace University Westchester, Mortola Library, Pleasantville, NY. Curator: Deborah M. Poe.http://handhomemade.wordpress.com/
2010 Avant Writing Symposium Exhibit, featuring MRR and David Coles’ TRACK, The Thompson Library, The Ohio State University, Calumbus.
2010 SKYLAB VISUAL POETRY EXHIBITION, Skylab gallery, Columbus OH.
http://visualpoetrymailartexhibit.blogspot.com/2010/05/diverse-document-5.html
2010 18TH ANNUAL POET HOUSE SHOWCASE, New York.
2010 International Mail Art Exhibition in Honor and Memory of Judith A. Hoffberg, Curated by Jay Belloli, Armory Center for the Arts Caldwell Gallery, Pasadena, CA
2010 KLEBNIKOV CARNAVAL, second edition, Kessel-Lo Belgium
2010 PRINTS: NOW IN 3D, Minnesota Center for the Book Arts, Curator, Jeff Rathermel.
2010 PAC 13th ANNUAL OPEN STUDIOS EXHIBITION, WCC, Peekskill , NY.
2010 The Illustrated Accordion, KBAC Gallery,Kalamazoo, MI.
2010 T H E L A S T V I S P O, COMMON GROUND ART GALLERY, Windsor, Ontario in conjunction with RAMPIKE Magazine, from the upcoming anthology edited by Crag Hill and Nico Vassilakis,
compiled by Volker Nix
2010 Last vispo prints made and selection by Marton Koppany, Budapest, Hungary as part of the Europoetica Festival.
2010 LAST VISPO, L-Gallery, Moscow, Russia.
2009 - 2010, ARTISTS BOOKS AND PRINTS, Central Booking, Dumbo, Brooklyn NY. Curator: Maddy Rosenberg
2009 - 2010 JOURNEYS: Treasures of The Ohio State University Libraries Special Collections, William Oxley Thompson Memorial Library, catalog.

WORKS in A FEW recent PRINT AND WEB PUBLICATIONS - 2010, 2011
COLLABORATION- C. Mehrl Bennett and MRR' s artists' book, The Book of Soles (Souls), February, 2011, published by Luna Bisonte Prods, Columbus OH.
http://www.lulu.com/product/paperback/the-book-of-soles-%28souls%29/14730711?
MRR, this is visual poetry, March , 2010, a 16 page chapbook published by Naissance the publisher of the this is visual poetry series
under the name of Chapbook Publisher, Kingston, PA . http:/thisisvisualpoetry.com/?p=200
MRR, a 56 page visual poetry artists’ book, etceteras, published by Luna Bisonte Prods, Columbus Ohio, February 2010. http://www.lulu.com/content/8380410
Austin, Alice, ed. SHOW AND BESTOW: THE RUTH HUGHES COLLECTION OF ARTISTS’ BOOKS.
Oberlin College Library, Oberlin OH, 2010. (photo of RED edition). WWW and print catalog .
Delany. Rick, Exhibitions Educator. WOMEN OF THE BOOK. The Park School of Baltimore Press (February, 2011), statement and image.
HANDMADE BOOKS: LARK STUDIO SERIES, New York/London, 2010, (accept/decline, image page 124).
NōD 13, University of Calgary's undergraduate literary magazine, Jan. 2011, (drawing)
Young, Mark, ed. Otoliths, the Southern Autumn, part two, 2010, pages 76-88. Otoliths: Issue #17, the southern autumn, 2010
http://the-otolith.blogspot.com/2010/02/marilyn-r-rosenberg.html
PEDESTAL: ISSUE 57: http://www.thepedestalmagazine.com/gallery.php?item=10915

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14. Alvin Eng, FF Alumn, selected as Fulbright Specialist in Theatre/U.S. Studies, and more

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Greetings from Hong Kong. As many of you know, I have been selected as a Fulbright Specialist in Theatre/U.S. Studies. Through this program, and the English Department of City University of Hong Kong, my wife, Wendy Wasdahl, and I have been co-teaching "Our Town: HK/USA," a playwriting and performance workshop at CityU. The students will perform the plays they wrote in this workshop on Monday, July 18. If you know anyone in HK who may be interested, please pass this notice on to them. The announcement is attached, more info: http://www.english.cityu.edu.hk/ourtown

In addition to the workshop, Wendy made her HK acting debut last month in "Bang Bang," at the Fringe Club. Last week, I had the honor of performing my memoir monologue, "The Last Emperor of Flushing," in my family's ancestral Guangdong Province.

I have started blogging about our residency at my website, www.alvineng.com , and will add more updates soon.

As always, I hope this finds you and yours having a great summer!

All the best,
Alvin

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15. Irina Danilova, FF Alumn, at Set Gallery, Brooklyn, July 22

Midsummer bash "Your Friday Night", organized by vydavy sindicat, performances,
poetry reading and more at SET Gallery on Friday, July 22nd, starting at 6pm.

Featuring:

a. "Left Behind Or My Wife Is Made Of Salt" ongoing through the evening performance by vydavy sindicat. Starts at 6pm.

b. "But an umlaut over the u". (voice and cello) by Valerie Kuehne as Zola Leverkuhn.at 7pm

c. Matvei Yankelevich poetry reading at 8pm

d. BANGLADEAFY! prunk music band after 9pm.

e. "水面 Minamo", by Andrei Severny, current windows video installation (July 9 – August 29, every day, from dusk to dawn)

We continue to celebrate our new backyard with a small sculpture garden and installation "Outdoor Furniture" from the "Home Improvement" series by Jason Reyen.

Make Your July 22nd Friday Night at SET Gallery at 287 3rd Ave.
between President and Carroll Street (Subway: R train to Union Street Station).

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16. Erica Van Horn, Peter Downsbrough, FF Alumns, at The Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork, Ireland, opening July 22

Erica Van Horn and Simon Cutts at The Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork, Ireland

In Other Words 22 July- 30 October 2011
Curated by Matt Packer

This exhibition will explore relationships between art and text, featuring artists who use words as material in works of sculpture, installation, and video.

Artists: Semâ Bekirovic, Erica van Horn & Simon Cutts, Niamh McCann, Cerith Wyn Evans, Takahiko Iimura, Joseph Noonan-Ganley, Kay Rosen, Peter Downsbrough, Michael Stumpf, Tim Etchells.
info@glucksman.org

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17. Priscilla Stadler, FF Member, at m55 Gallery, Long Island City, NY, opening July 21, and more

"The Randomizer" will be available on Sunday July 31 from 4 - 7 pm in the small park across the street from P.S.1 MoMA, weather permitting. Take a dip in the stream of the collective unconscious. All are welcome to ask a Question, contribute an Answer, or both.

For info: write to priscillastudio@gmail.com, or visit http://www.solanima.net .

The "Bonafide Questions for an Oracle" installation is at m55 Gallery for the "In the Place We Live" exhibition, 44-02 23rd St., Long Island City, July 21 - August 27. Opening reception 7/21 from 6 - 9 pm. For info: http://www.55mercergallery.com/ .

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18. Angels Ribe, FF Alumn, at Maxphotos, Barcelona, Spain, opening July 20

"Angels RIBÉ 1994 – 2011"
Opening July 20 at 8 pm and continuing through October 23, 2011 at Maxphotos Valldonzella 25 Local 2 08001 Barcelona

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19. Gulsen Calik, Scott McCarney, Juana Valdez, FF Alumns, receive New York Foundation for the Arts’ Artists Fellowship

The New York Foundation for the Arts with Leadership Support from New York State Council on the Arts Awards $728,000 in Grants through the 2011 Artist Fellowship Program

121 Fellows and Finalists Named; More Access for Industry Professionals introduced

The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) today announced recipients for this year's New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA)'s Artist Fellowship Program, which awarded a total of $728,000 in unrestricted cash grants of $7,000 to artists throughout New York State. In an effort to recognize even more of the State’s outstanding talent, for the first time this year, NYFA also announced three Finalists in each category; Finalists do not receive a cash award, but will participate in various career enhancement opportunities. A total of 105 Fellows and 15 finalists were selected from a pool of 3,692 applicants in the categories of: Crafts/Sculpture; Digital/Electronic Work; Nonfiction Literature; Printmaking/Drawing/Book Arts, and Poetry. A complete list of Fellows, Finalists and their counties of residence is below.

"The NYFA Fellowship awards represent to the New York State artist community a huge validation of their dedicated art practices. These awards to these great artists from around the state help in more ways than just financial support, they also propel these recipients to new levels of recognition in their careers," said NYSCA Council Member Danny Simmons.

This year, NYFA will help the recipients expand their professional networks by holding a special reception on July 8th at The Bubble Lounge in Tribeca to introduce Fellows and Finalists to industry professionals.

"We continually look to find ways to make our programs more impactful for artists," says NYFA Executive Director Michael L. Royce. "Every application we received was reviewed by a peer panel of artists from across the state. This is a highly rigorous process and the recipients are incredibly talented. We want to make it easier for industry leaders to meet this group and see their work; therefore, in addition to inviting curators, gallery owners, agents, editors and publishers to the Fellowship celebration on July 8, we will also send an announcement, artist statements and work samples to more than 600 arts professionals throughout the state."

Now in its 26th year, the Artists' Fellowship Program has awarded more than $26 million to over 4,300 artists. Among those who received support at critical stages in their careers are: 2011 Pulitzer Prize winners Jennifer Egan (Fiction) and Zhou Long (Music); Doug Aitken; Junot Diaz; Todd Haynes; Barbara Kruger; Spike Lee; Christian Marclay; Marilyn Minter; Lynn Nottage, and Julie Taymor.

NYFA's 2011 Artists’ Fellowships are administered by NYFA with leadership support from the New York State Council on the Arts. Additional support is provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation, the John Burton Harter Charitable Trust, the Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation and one anonymous donor.

The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) was founded in 1971 to empower artists at critical stages in their creative lives. Each year we provide over $1 million in cash grants to individuals and small organizations. Artspire, our fiscal sponsorship program, is the largest and most established in the country and helps artists and organizations raise and manage over $3 million annually. Our NYFA Learning programs provide thousands of artists with professional development training and our website, NYFA.org, received over 1.9 million unique visitors last year and has information about more than 8,000 opportunities and resources available to artists in all disciplines.

Want to know more about Artists' Fellowships and learn about the next deadline to apply? Join our email list!

Artists' Fellowships are $7,000 cash awards made to individual originating artists living and working in the state of New York for unrestricted use. Grants are awarded in 15 artistic disciplines, with applications accepted in five categories each year. Since the fellowship program's inception in 1984, NYFA has awarded over $24 million to over 3,700 artists. In 2010, NYFA awarded 115 Fellowships to 118 artists, with three of them working in a collaboration.

To be eligible for a NYFA Fellowship, applicants must be a resident of New York State for at least two years prior to the application deadline and cannot be enrolled in a degree program of any kind.

Funding Support
NYFA’s 2011 Artists’ Fellowships are administered with leadership support from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State agency.
Major funding has also been provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and the Lily Auchincloss Foundation. Additional funding has been provided by the Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation, Alex G. Nason Foundation, Norton Family Foundation, an anonymous donor, and individual donors.

Crafts/Sculpture
Afruz Amighi (Kings)
Michael Beitz (Monroe)
Jamie Bennett (Ulster)
Joe Brittain (Kings)
Oreen Cohen (Monroe)
Linda Cordell (Chautauqua)
Rachel Foullon (Kings)
David Hardy (Kings)
Janelle Iglesias (Queens)
Stephanie Liner (New York)
Michelle Lopez (Kings)
Yasue Maetake (Queens)
MaryKate Maher (Kings)
Joanna Malinowska (Kings)
Justin Matherly (Kings)
Mary Mattingly(New York)
David McQueen(Kings)
Shari Mendelson (Kings)
Matthew Northridge(Kings)
Karyn Olivier(Kings)
Mia Pearlman(Kings) – Robert Sterling Clark Visual Arts Space Award
Sarah Peters (Kings) – Buddy Fund Fellow
Ishmael Randall Weeks (Kings)
Barbara Smith (Ulster)
Jennifer Trask (Ulster)
Juana Valdes, FF Alumn (New York)
Mike Womack (Kings)
Shai Zurim (New York)

Finalists: Crafts/Sculpture
Sam van Aken (Onondaga)
Liaung Chung Yen (Monroe)
Elisa Lendvay (Queens)

Panelists: Crafts/Sculpture
Diana Al-Hadid (Kings)
Talya Baharal (Ulster)
Michael Ferris Jr. (Bronx)
Jonathan Kline (Tompkins)
Tamara Kostianovsky (Kings)

Digital/Electronic Arts
Leonor Caraballo-Farman (Westchester) (Collaboration)
Abou Caraballo-Farman (Westchester) (Collaboration)
James Case-Leal (Kings)
Adam Daily (Washington)
Ella Gant (Oneida)
Michael Greathouse (Kings)
Sophie Kahn (Kings)
Michelle Mayer (Kings)
Gabriela Monroy (Kings) – Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation Award
Jeremy Olson (Kings)
Tristan Perich (New York) – Gregory Millard Fellow
Emily Puthoff (Ulster)
Edward Schexnayder (Kings)
Karolina Sobecka (Kings)
Chin Chih Yang (Queens)

Finalists: Digital/Electronic Arts
Jason Bernagozzi (Monroe)
Marc Bohlen (Erie)
Thessia Machado (New York)

Panelists: Digital/Electronic Arts
Stefani Bardin (Erie)
Eric Corriel (Kings)
Tal Halpern (Kings)
Ernesto Klar (Kings)
Fernando Orellana (Schenectady)

Nonfiction Literature
Ryan Berg (Kings)
Andrew Blackwell (New York)
Akiko Busch (Dutchess)
Leah Carroll (Kings)
Carmela Ciuraru (Kings)
Boris Fishman (New York)
James Guida (Kings)
Vivian Heller (Dutchess)
Catherine McKinley (New York)
Honor Molloy (Kings)
Dustin Parsons (Chautauqua)
Donna Steiner (Oswego)
DS Sulaitis (Greene)
Gia-Bao Tran (Kings) – Gregory Millard Fellow
Damian Van Denburgh (New York)
Wesley Yang (Kings)

Finalists: Nonfiction Literature
Sarah Broom (New York)
Bette Ann Moskowitz (Ulster)
Aimee Nezhukumatathil (Chautauqua)

Panelists: Nonfiction Literature
Ducky DooLittle (New York)
Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts (Dutchess)
Ruthann Robson (Suffolk)
Ginger Strand (New York)
Joshua Swiller (Westchester)

Poetry
Desirée Alvarez (New York)
Ari Banias (Kings) – Gregory Millard Fellow
Jose Perez Beduya (Tompkins)
Cara Benson (Rensselaer)
Michael Burkard (Onondaga)
Ken Chen (Kings)
Barbara Cole (Erie)
Susan Deer Cloud (Broome)
Robert Fitterman (New York)
Tonya Foster (Kings)
Rigoberto Gonzalez (Queens)
James Hall (St. Lawrence)
Brenda Iijima (Kings)
Garrett Kalleberg (Suffolk)
Amy Lawless (Kings)
Ricardo Maldonado (New York)
Ryan Murphy (Dutchess)
Jacob Rakovan (Monroe)
Wendy S. Walters (New York)
* Wendy Walters was also nominated in Nonfiction Literature.

Finalists: Poetry
Urayoan Noel (Bronx)
Bruce Smith (Onondaga)
Stacy Szymaszek (Kings)

Panelists: Poetry
Jennifer Hayashida (Kings)
Anna Moschovakis (Delaware)
Willie Perdomo (New York)
Claudia M. Stanek (Monroe)
Paige Taggart (Kings)

Printmaking/Drawing/Book Arts
Richard Baker (Kings)
Joseph Burwell (Kings)
Geoffrey Chadsey (Kings)– John Burton Harter Charitable Trust Fellow
Marti Cormand (Kings)
Paul Farinacci (Nassau)
Adam Fowler (Kings)
June Glasson (Nassau)
Ellen Grossman (New York)
Takuji Hamanaka (Kings)
John Hampshire (Rensselaer)
Matthew Hansel (Kings)
Dusty Herbig (Onondaga)
Frances Jetter (New York)
Dustin London (Kings)
China Marks (Queens)– Gregory Millard Fellow
Scott McCarney (Monroe)
Kristen Nash (Queens)
Chris Nau (Kings)
Alex O’Neal (Kings)
Kristofer Porter (Kings)
Bianca Stone (Kings)
Allyson Strafella (Columbia)
Ilene Sunshine (New York)
Michael Tarbi (Kings)
Margaret Inga Wiatrowski (New York)
Sandy Winters (New York)
Karla Wozniak (Kings)

Finalists: Printmaking/Drawing/Book Arts
Ernest Concepcion (Kings)
Ben Finer (Kings)
Jacob Margolin (Washington) (Collaboration)
Nicholas Vaughan (Washington) (Collaboration)

Panelists: Printmaking/Drawing/Book Arts
Gulsen Calik (New York)
Lisbeth Firmin (Franklin)
Fay Ku (Kings)
Frederick Mershimer (Kings)
Kymia Nawabi (New York)

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20. Janine Gordon, FF Alumn, in The New York Times, July 14, 2011

Janine Gordon, FF Alumn, was mentioned in the Arts, Briefly column compiled by Dave Itzkoff for The New York Times, July 14, 2011

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21. Charles Yuen, FF Alumn, at Mulherin + Pollard, Manhattan, opening July 21, and more

Dear Friends,

I am pleased to announce that I'll be included in 2 upcoming exhibitions: a large group of paintings and drawings at the contemporary art and design venue, de Castellane Gallery; and a major drawing will be included in a show at Mulherin + Pollard Gallery (scroll down for more info).

MULHERIN + POLLARD
presents

DANIEL DAVIDSON: FAT FINGERS (Chrystie Street space)
and Mundus Incognita ( Freeman Alley space)
exhibitions open at Mulherin + Pollard Wed. July 13th
**Please note Our artists reception will be
NEXT THURSDAY
July 21, 6-9pm
Mulherin + Pollard is located at the end of Freeman Alley off Rivington between Bowery & Chrystie Streets with an extra entrance currently at 187 Chrystie Street, New York, NY 10002
MUNDUS INCOGNITA:
Chris Norris, Ernest Conception, Jenny Kendler, Rob Lee, Charles Yuen and Garyt Shiflett.

exhibition(s) dates : Wednesday July 13 - Sunday August 7th, 2011

GALLERY HOURS: WED-SAT, 12-6PM, SUN 1-5PM
END OF FREEMAN ALLEY OFF RIVINGTON BETWEEN BOWERY AND CHRYSTIE STREETS
(extra entrance at 187 Chrystie Street, New York, NY 10002) 212-967-0045

MULHERINPOLLARD@GMAIL.COM

WWW.MULHERINPOLLARD.com

and

Snowy Wilderness Presents: Nabobs
at de Castellane Gallery
539 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217
July 15-September 30, 2011
opening July 15, 6-9 pm

Paintings & drawings by Charles Yuen
Embroidered panels by Richard Saja
Decorative wall patterns by Michael Laughlin’s Talking Walls
Rugs by Heirloom
Clothing in context by Bradley Callahan’s B.CALLA
Visual identity by Jacob Severn
Performance art curated by Colin Self

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22. Crista Maiwald, FF Alumn, at Islip Art Museum, NY, opening July 24

JUNE 15 - SEPTEMBER 4, 2011
Reception for the artists, Sunday, July 24, 1-4pm
Islip Art Museum is pleased to present Flag Day, curated by artist, writer and independent curator, Janet Goleas. Flag Day will explore the way in which information, belief systems, politics and identity are communicated through pennants, banners and flags as well as things that wave, fly or hang like a flag, that relate to nationalism, pride of place/gender/race/ideology or that celebrate events, mark a place or time, celebrate a triumph or mourn the loss of a loved one.

Participating artists include Ivin Ballen, Patrick Brennan, Zintis Buzermanis, Mary Carlson, Amanda Church, Alan Cyprys, Peter Dayton, Carla Edwards, Jameson Ellis, Jorge Fick, Veronique Leriche Fischetti, Joe Fyfe, David Gamble, Ray Germann, William Graef, Priscilla Heine, Christopher K. Ho, Darren Jones, Michael Konrad, Stephen Maine, Christa Maiwald, Karyn Mannix, Bobbi Mastrangelo, Joe Nanashe, Gabriele Raacke, Lynn Richardson, John Salvest, Matthew Satz, Mary Schiliro, Andrew Schoultz, Bob Seng, Drew Shiflett, Mike Solomon, Susannah Stern, Tmima, Vargas-Suarez Universal, Banks Violette, Ryan Wallace

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