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Contents for July 11, 2012

1. Micki Watanabe Spiller, FF Alumn, at Queens Library, Woodside, NY, July 17-August 18

Micki Watanabe Spiller
Summer Reading Programs for K-1st grade Every Wednesday from 7/17 to 8/16
2:30 - 3:30 pm
Queens Library Woodside Branch
54-22 Skillman Avenue. Woodside, NY 11377




2. Ed Ruscha, Robin Tewes, Anton Van Dalen, FF Alumns, at Adam Baumgold Gallery, Manhattan, opening July 12

The group exhibition "All in Line" opens July 12 thru August 10 at Adam Baumgold Gallery, 60 E. 66th St., Manhattan. www.adambaumgoldgallery.com



3. Marcus Young, FF Alumn, at Minneapolis College of Art and Design, MN, opening July 13

LOOKING for LOVE SALE, McKnight Fellowship Show at MCAD

I have five weeks to find the LOVE of my LIFE!!
Play Cupid, and help me find that special Mr. Right.
Or sign up for a speed date with me.

I'm selling my things: loveseat, lamps, side tables, rugs, etc.
I'm making room in my heart, so everything must go!

Opening Night Sale, 10% OFF EVERYTHING, July 13, 6:30-8:30pm
The sale and show runs through August 17.

This is a new work called, "I'm looking for love, so let's fix the system."

I hope you like it. My many thanks! -Marcus

Minneapolis College of Art and Design
McKnight Visual Artists exhibition, thru Aug. 17



4. Doug Beube, FF Alumn, at Christopher Henry Gallery, Manhattan, July 12


If you missed the opening of this exhibition please join us for the closing on July 12th from 6-9 pm. In addition attached is a review of Doug Beube: Breaking the Codex in the spring issue 2012 of the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild.


Closing party for A Cut Above: Thursday, July 12, 6 - 9 PM

A Cut Above: 12 Paper Masters
curated by Christopher Henry and Diana Ewer
May 10-June 24th, 2012

Christopher Henry Gallery
127 Elizabeth St
New York, NY 10013

Hina Aoyama,
Jaq Belcher
Doug Beube
Zoe Bradley
Brian Dettmer
Danielle Durchslag
Adam Fowler
Chris Gilmour
Dylan Graham
Guy Laramee
Pablo Lehmann
Thomas Witte



5. Ed Ruscha, FF Alumn, at Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria, thru Oct. 14

Ed Ruscha
Reading Ed Ruscha
7 July-14 October 2012

Kunsthaus Bregenz
6900 Bregenz


The work of Ed Ruscha (b. 1937), one of the best-known artists of his generation, eludes established categories. Assigned to Pop Art at the start of his career and later on to Conceptual Art, today it is clear that one of the qualities of Ed Ruscha's work is its never confining itself to one style or medium.

For all its variety of styles and techniques, however, Ed Ruscha's work also displays certain constants. Among these is his use of writing, whether in print form or painted onto pictures on canvas. It is a red thread that runs through his oeuvre from its earliest beginnings to the present. As far back as the early 1960s he produced his legendary artist books.

With these works alone Ed Ruscha went down in art history and influenced later generations. His works are represented in the most important museums worldwide, and two years ago a major retrospective of his painting toured the museums of North America and Europe.

While that retrospective was devoted exclusively to his painting, the Kunsthaus Bregenz will be presenting not one but an entire range of media including drawing, photogravure, book, film, and acrylic and oil painting. The focus will be on an obvious-enough area which, nevertheless, has never been fully examined to date, namely, the significance of the book and/or the act of "reading" in his work.

Just how productive Ed Ruscha's engagement with the written word is can be seen from his artist books, all of which are on show in the Bregenz exhibition, as also from the abstract oil and acrylic pictures of the
Cityscapes series. Over a dozen such works in the exhibition document not only the atmospheric density that this combination of visual abstraction and the words supplied in thought can generate, but also a remarkable directness varying from despair and aggression to humor.

There are also new, large-format pictures, likewise produced exclusively for the exhibition, that are being presented to the public for the first time.

The exhibition Reading Ed Ruscha was specially conceived by the artist for the Kunsthaus Bregenz. It will be, surprisingly, his first institutional solo exhibition in Austria.

For further information: www.kunsthaus-bregenz.at.



6. Dan Fishback, FF Alumn, at Dixon Place, Manhattan, thru July 28

Dixon Place & BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange Present
The 2012 HOT! Festival Commission:

A new musical by Dan Fishback
Directed by Stephen Brackett


Fridays, & Saturdays in July at 7pm
Dixon Place / 161A Chrystie Street / New York, NY 10002
Tickets: Advance online: $12 GA / $10 students-seniors / $15 at door
www.hotfestival.org / 212-219-0736

Stage Manager: Danielle Thomsen*, Music Director: Dane Terry, Set & Costume Design: Deb O, Choreographer: Sam Pinkleton, Sound Design: Casey Holford, Lighting Design: James Lawlor, Guitar: Lior Hadar, Production Assistant: Curran Russell, Yiddish Translations: Eleanor Reissa

On Fishback's previous work:

"Sassier and more fun than Angels in America." - The Village Voice

"The Dan Fishback experience is like the Beyonce experience. Except, with Dan, neuroses replace the wigs, glitz and glamour." - Gayletter

"Consistently sharp, funny and endearingly off-kilter." - Backstage

Baby-faced downtown sweetheart Cole Escola (Logo TV's "Jeffery & Cole Casserole") joins cabaret sensation Molly Pope ("Our Hit Parade") and Tony-nominated Yiddish theater legend Eleanor Reissa in acclaimed playwright Dan Fishback's new musical, The Material World, directed by Fishback's frequent collaborator Stephen Brackett (Ars Nova's Be a Good Widow). Set in a boarding house in 1921, The Material World features an anachronistic cast of neurotic Jews, all trying to save the planet. Gittel Fenster (Megan Stern), a 12-year-old radical socialist, studies Marxism to prepare for global anti-capitalist revolt, while gay nerd Ian Fleishman (Escola) tests the revolutionary power of Facebook, and the Queen of Pop herself, Madonna (Amy Gironda) meditates on secret Kabbalistic codes to fix a broken universe. The characters grapple with their lofty ambitions and their capacity for failure, to an eclectic score of bouncy electro dance pop, ramshackle twee-folk and classic Tin Pan Alley. And unlike other pop musicals about Madonna and socialism, this play has scenes in Yiddish. The second installment of "The Ian Fleishman Trilogy," and a sequel to the 2009 erotic Chanukah comedy You Will Experience Silence, The Material Worldcontinues Fishback's exploration of Jewish political neurosis. This soulful musical brings surprising tenderness, humor, and ferocious diva realness to the most depressing political realities.

The Material World was developed through the BAX / Brooklyn Arts Exchange Artist in Residence Program, which is supported by The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), The New York State Council on the Arts, the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, The New York Community Trust, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

The Material World is commissioned and first presented by Dixon Place with public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and with private funds from the Jerome Foundation and The Peg Santvoord Foundation.

*These Actors and Stage Managers are appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association. The Material World is an Equity Approved Showcase.



6. Lynn Book, FF Alumn, at amann studios, Vienna, Austria, July 13, and more


performance for voice, violin, sound effects, sampler, electronics and synth

live recording session #178 @ amann studios VIENNA
Freitag, 13. Juli 2012 ab 21:00
4 euros in advance / 6 euros at the door. studioconcerts@amannstudios.com
neustiftgasse 68/23b
a-1070 wien
+43 (01)523 58 87
also performing:
Matija SCHELLANDER - Kontrabass
NOID - Cello



performance for voice, violin, sound effects, sampler, electronics and synth

Saturday, July 14, 2012 / 8:00 pm in UTC+02

Nástupište 1-12, Topalcany SLOVAKIA
Multimediálny priestor pre súčanú kultúru
Tel 0944 321 129


"Last evening I found your work to be like a profile of negative space." - - Paul Shullenberger, on the preview of The Phaedra Escapes /2012 Outer Ear Festival, Experimental Sound Studio, Chicago/USA

Lynn Book

Associate Director, Creativity
Program of Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship
Senior Lecturer, Department of Theatre and Dance

"It was never my intention to design a geodesic dome. I wanted to discover the principles at work in our universe. I could have ended up with a pair of flying slippers." ~ R. Buckminster Fuller

Wake Forest University, PO Box 7264
Winston-Salem, NC 27106-7264

tel: 336-758-3383 fax: 336-758-5668
e-mail: bookl@wfu.edu or creativity@wfu.edu

Faculty, Transart Institute
Berlin / New York



7. Emma Amos, Clarissa Sligh, FF Alumns, at Bronx Art Space, thru July 28


July 5 to July 28, 2012
Opening Reception: Reception Wednesday, July 11 5:30-9PM
305 E 140 ST, Bronx, NY 10454

Visions/ Re-Visions:
Caribbean & African American Women Artists Cultural Issues
Artists:Emma Amos, La Toya Frazier, Rejin Leys, Clarissa Sligh, including also a work dealing with Haiti by Faith Ringgold. Curated by Linda Cunningham

BRONXARTSPACE is pleased to present "Visions/ Re-Visions: Caribbean & African American Women Artists Cultural Issues", Five artists of widely varied age and experience confront their African & Caribbean heritage individual identities and class issues. The exhibition is part of the "Caribbean Crossroads" extensive group of exhibitions organized by El Museo del Bario dealing with the Caribbean diaspora.


Emma Amos
Emma Amos's highly colorful, large-scale figurative paintings reflect "investigations into otherness and challenge assumptions about skin color and the privileges of power and of whiteness." "Amos's technique incorporates contains multihued figures that populate many of her images often seen in motion, floating, falling, and extending beyond the picture plane. African textiles or her own weaving, border her work and connect powerful symbols. Her work is included in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art and she is former Chair of Visual Arts at the Mason Gross School of the Arts.

LaToya Ruby Frazier
LaToya Ruby Frazier, whose work was included in the 2012 Whitney Biennial, creates visual narratives with photography and video dealing with race, class and her life experience. Collaborations with her family are both social documentary and self-portraiture. She relentlessly documents familial encounters and wrestles with perception of self and familial personas developed though socio-political baggage.

Rejin Leys
Rejin Leys, a NYFA recipient, works with mixed media creating Tolstoy-like narratives, new combinations of images and references. She does not work "within the formal traditions of Haitian art, but her ideas begin within her community whether dealing with the unjust treatment of refugees or the residues of colonialism, or exploring the terrain of bi-culturalism."

Clarissa Sligh
Clarissa Sligh's work has been involved with change and transformation, themes that related to her experiences fostering social justice and it illustrates the power of art to transform life. Her life collided with a moment in history when she became the lead plaintiff in the 1955 school desegregation case in Virginia. Sligh weaves together the personal and the political in text-based installations, alternative photographs and artists' books using personal stories and social justice issues to open up conversations on contestable themes. Her work is in major collections including the Museum of Modern Art and she is a recipient of major fellowships including Anonymous Was a Woman, NYFA, and National Endowment for the Arts.

Linda Cunningham, curator
Linda Cunningham is an actively exhibiting artist who co-founded BronxArtSpace with Mitsuharu Hadeishi. Both Cunningham and Mitsu Hadeishi, have been curating events since organizing the 1st Open Artist Studio Tour in the South Bronx in 2005. This project presents high quality visibility for under-represented artists and themes. Read more › <http://lindalcunningham.com/>

305 E 140 ST
Bronx, NY 10454 Open: Wed, Thu 2-6, Fri 12-6 Sat. 12-5 Subway: #6 to 138th St.,walk 2 short blocks
easily accessible from Manhattan For Further Information Contact: Linda Cunningham

BronxArtSpace is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization.



8. Robert Mapplethorpe, Ken Weaver, FF Alumns, at Schroeder, Romero and Shredder Gallery, Manhattan, thru Aug. 10

531 West 26 Street New York, NY 10001 (212) 630-0722 www.srandsgallery.com

Opening Thursday, July 12, 6-8pm

Michael Kolster
Still Life: Photographs on Glass

Also on view:

Summer Camp
James Bidgood, Brice Brown, Tom of Finland, Scott Hunt, Heather Johnson, Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt, Cary Leibowitz/Candyass, Jean Lowe, Robert Mapplethorpe, Uzi Parnes, Carl Plansky, John Waters, Ken Weaver

Both exhibitions will be on view through August 10
Summer Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 10-6

Summer Camp
Schroeder Romero is thrilled to announce the exhibition Summer Camp featuring James Bidgood, Brice Brown, Tom of Finland, Scott Hunt, Heather Johnson, Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt, Cary Leibowitz/Candyass, Jean Lowe, Robert Mapplethorpe, Uzi Parnes, Carl Plansky, John Waters, and Ken Weaver representing over forty years of work about and within 'camp' culture and aesthetic-an aesthetic, according to Susan Sontag's Notes on Camp (1964), focused on artifice, frivolity, naïve middle-class pretentiousness, and 'shocking' excess.

For more information please contact (212) 630-0722 or info@srandsgallery.com

Schroeder Romero & Shredder | 531 West 26th st 2W | New York | NY | 10001



9. Joyce Cutler-Shaw, FF Alumn, at Mission Valley Library, San Diego, CA, July 14, and more

You are invited...
Mission Valley Library
10th Anniversary Celebration
Saturday July 14, 2012
Ceremony: 11am -12pm
Celebration: 10am - 2pm
On permanent view
Three Art Installations for the Mission Valley Branch Library
by Joyce Cutler-Shaw
Mission Valley Library
2123 Fenton Parkway, San Diego, CA 92108
Three Art Installations for the Mission Valley Branch Library
Designed and realized as part of the design team 1999-2002
San Diego, California, Dedicated July 2002
Winner 2002 Design Detail Award from the American Institute of Architects, San Diego

The theme of the Mission Valley Branch Library is the San Diego River, a prime natural resource of San Diego's Mission Valley. Riverbanks are a habitat of native California sycamore trees and wild river grasses, which have inspired Cutler-Shaw's designs for her library installations. The Sycamore Leaf Canopy panels, of the eight library columns, are visual metaphors for the sheltering bower of a tree. The Sycamore Leaf Cascade suggests the falling leaves of the deciduous sycamores. The glass Railing of Wild River Grasses for the balcony and staircase is etched with images of native grasses such as fountain grass and wild mustard. The three works are a response to the library as an oasis-as a sheltered retreat. The artist's three works for the Mission Valley Branch Library, which opened to the public July 20, 2002, were commissioned by The City of San Diego, through the San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture. The artist conceived the artworks as part of the Design Team of WWB Architects at the invitation of design architect Richard Blackman.


You are invited...
County Operations Center
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Artist Reception
"Orbital Loops " by Joyce Cutler-Shaw
San Diego County Operations Center
Tuesday August 7, 2012
Dedication Ceremony: 1 - 2pm
Tour of Artwork: 2 - 3pm
Reception: 3 - 5:30pm

On Permanent View

San Diego County Operations Center
5500 Overland Avenue, San Diego, CA 92123
"Orbital Loop"
San Diego County Operations Center
Orbital Loops is a public sculpture by Joyce Cutler-Shaw, commissioned by the County of San Diego. Her sources of inspiration are the natural world, the human life cycle, and the mysteries of the cosmos. The concept for Orbital Loops was generated by her interest in the visual traces of the orbits of the spacecraft, Cassini, which used the gravity of Titan, one of Saturn's 53 named moons, to propel itself into Titan's orbit to trace the paths of the planet's rings and moons. There are many orbits -- our solitary moon around the earth, the planets of our solar system around the sun, migratory paths of birds, flight patterns of aircraft around the globe, and Olympic athletes around their tracks. Orbits are inherent in our common origins and significant in the routine pathways of our daily lives.
Orbital Loops traverses the 24 foot high ceiling of San Diego County's Administration Building located at 5500 Overland Avenue, casting ceiling, wall, and floor shadows of its linear forms. It is comprised of 24 sections of two inch aluminum tubing, powder coated in a iridescent blue/green and suspended from the ceiling.



Goings On is compiled weekly by Harley Spiller