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Beatriz Noronha da Costa, FF Alumn, in memoriam
06/11/1974 - 12/27/2012

On Thursday December 27th, 2012, in the evening hours, Beatriz Noronha da Costa, beloved daughter, loyal friend, colleague, collaborator, and life partner, took her final breath. She was surrounded in love by those closest to her, with the faintest of smiles crossing her lips in passing.

Beatriz, known as "Shani" to friends and family, was born on June 11th, 1974 in Berlin, Germany, to Renate Noronha da Costa, an architect, and Luis Noronha da Costa, a civil engineer. An only child, she moved from Berlin to the town of Ahrensburg, in northern Germany, where she was raised and educated. Beatriz faced the boundaries of her physical body from a very young age, after being diagnosed and aggressively treated for cancer at age 14, which recurred at 19, and 21. Thankfully, her treatments were successful, and she remained cancer-free for many years thereafter, though her physical condition was permanently impacted by successive treatments.

She moved to southern France in 1995 to study art at the Ecole d'Art d'Aix-en-Provence, a place for which she always retained a special fondness. It was here that her interest in the intersection of art and technology really took off. She received her Diplôme National Superieur d'Expression Plastique (with honors) in 2001. As part of an exchange program, she moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1999 to pursue graduate studies at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). While at CMU Beatriz became part of a unique group of artists working in creative and conceptually compelling ways across a range of scientific and technical disciplines, and she served as both an associate researcher and courtesy faculty at CMU. She briefly taught at Chatham College, then as a visiting assistant professor at the State University of New York in Buffalo, before accepting a joint appointment between the departments of Studio Art (as it was then named) and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of California, Irvine, in 2003.

Beatriz was brought to UC Irvine to be a founding member of the Arts Computation, Engineering (ACE) graduate program, a highly innovative, experimental, and interdisciplinary program granting a two-year MFA/MS degree. She soon became affiliate faculty in the Informatics department, as well as the Culture and Theory Ph.D. program due both to her own background and practice and to the desire of students from a wide variety of academic disciplines to work with her.

Beatriz was a fierce and fearless proponent for social justice, and challenged inequity whenever and wherever she could, without overtly moralizing. Her art was path-breaking and took whatever shape served it best, whether robotics, micro-electronics, installation, sculpture, performance, interactivity, net art, photography, or video -- or, as was usually the case, some combination thereof. She also considered writing an important part of her practice, co-editing the widely influential MIT Press anthology Tactical Biopolitics: Art, Activism, and Technoscience in 2008. She was rare in her ability to create work that bridged the arts and sciences, and frequently engaged the public by running workshops that translated challenging new technical and scientific developments into something accessible to a more general public. Some of her better-known projects include works done in collaboration with Critical Art Ensemble like Molecular Invasion, Free Range Grains, and GenTerra, several done with Preemptive Media such as Swipe, Zapped, and Air, and Pigeonblog,

Due to the illnesses she experienced in her youth, Beatriz lived with the sense that she had little time, and she knew perhaps better than most how precious it was. Throughout her life, Beatriz traveled extensively, visiting her father's family in Goa, India, and becoming familiar with much of Europe and parts of Africa and the Middle East during her professional life. In 2007, after receiving tenure at UC Irvine, she began work on a Ph.D. in the History of Consciousness program at UC Santa Cruz.

Unexpectedly and tragically, in 2009, she was diagnosed with stage IV metastatic breast cancer and began treatment in California. By 2010, as Beatriz was traveling through New York to give talks in Europe, it was discovered that the cancer had spread to her brain. Beatriz decided to stay in New York for further treatment. Beatriz handled her disease with strength and dignity. For her it was essential to continue to make work, no matter how sick she became. Her final projects -- The Life Garden, Dying for the Other, the Delicious Apothecary, and The Anti-Cancer Survival Kit -- dealt with her experience as a person living with cancer, something she had earlier promised herself she would never do. Her position shifted because she was able to find a place from which to provoke and reflect without the work becoming solely about her (more information about her work can be found at http://www.beatrizdacosta.net/). As testimony to her fiercely independent spirit and the sheer force of her will, she often did all of this while in great pain and -- in the last several months of her life -- as her ability to walk, her motor skills, her hearing, and her vision deteriorated. Through all of the physical challenges, the anxiety, the fear, and the many smaller difficulties of living daily life with cancer, she never stopped planning for the future and trying to care for those around her, and amazingly, she never lost her sense of humor.

So much more could be written about Beatriz, and undoubtedly will be; and she herself would have written and made so much more had she not been taken from this life far too soon. We have lost an amazing and inspiring talent. As a very dear friend recently wrote, we now have the important task of carrying all she gave us into our own work and lives, and to keep it, and her, singing in our hearts.

Beatriz is survived by her mother, her extended family and network of friends, her partner Robert Nideffer, and her beloved canine companion and little bringer of light, Lucinha. A funeral service will be held in Ahrensburg, Germany on January 18th, followed by memorials in New York and Los Angeles, to be announced.



1. Mierle Laderman Ukeles, FF Alumn, at The Brooklyn Museum, Jan. 13


Sunday, January 13, 2013 at 1-5 p.m.
Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Pavilion, 1st Floor, Brooklyn Museum

Conceptual and environmental artist Mierle Laderman Ukeles asks, "What keeps you alive? What do you need to do to keep going? What happens to your freedom and to your dreams? What keeps New York City alive? What does the city need to do to survive after Sandy?"

Ukeles, featured in the exhibition Materializing "Six Years": Lucy R. Lippard and the Emergence of Conceptual Art, invites visitors to the Museum's entrance pavilion to join her in public, one-on-one conversations. Among the topics to be addressed are Hurricane Sandy and issues of personal freedom; each participant will be given up to fifteen minutes to speak.

This performance expands on Ukeles's earlier work, including her performances INTERVIEWING PASSERSBY ON THE SIDEWALK ABOUT THEIR MAINTENANCE LIVES (1974) and MAINTAINING NYC IN CRISIS: WHAT KEEPS NYC ALIVE? (1976), as well as the questionnaires she provided to viewers of her exhibitions in the early to mid-1970s, some of which appear in Materializing "Six Years."




2. Judy Dunaway, FF Alumn, at Spectrum, Manhattan, Jan. 10

Ambient Chaos night, featuring performances by: Judy Dunaway; Carlo Altomare; and Bonnie Kane/Chris Welcome Duo. Thursday, January 10th.
7:30pm. Spectrum, 121 Ludlow, Second floor, NYC. For more information:



3. Lucy Lippard, Eleanor Antin, Siah Armajani, John Baldessari, Dan Graham, Hans Haacke, Sol LeWitt, Bruce Nauman, Adrian Piper, Ed Ruscha, Richard Serra, Lawrence Weiner, FF Alumn, at Vancouver Art Gallery, British Columbia, Jan. 8

Curated by Lucy R. Lippard

New Documents is pleased to announce the availability of 4,492,040, a facsimile reprint of a series of catalogs produced by curator Lucy R. Lippard in the early 1970s. A launch will be held at the Vancouver Art Gallery on January 8 at 7 pm.

Drawn from material originally published between 1969 and 1974, 4,492,040 includes reprints of all four of the hugely important catalogs from the "numbers shows" produced for a series of exhibitions named for the populations of the cities in which they were held: 557,087 (Seattle), 955,000 (Vancouver), c.7,500 (Valencia, California), and 2,972,453 (Buenos Aires). As with the originals, 4,492,040 is made up of a collection of loose notecards containing statements, documentation, and conceptual works by each artist, to be rearranged, filed, or discarded at will. This new edition is supplemented by a new afterword by Lippard.

4,492,040 contains work by over 100 artists, including Vito Acconci, Carl Andre, Eleanor Antin, Siah Armajani, Terry Atkinson, John Baldessari, Daniel Buren, Rosemarie Castoro, Hanne Darboven, Walter de Maria, Jan Dibbets, Christos Dikeakos, Dan Graham, Hans Haacke, Eva Hesse, Douglas Huebler, On Kawara, Sol LeWitt, Duane Lundon, Bruce McLean, Robert Morris, N.E. Thing Co., Bruce Nauman, Adrian Piper, Allen Ruppersberg, Ed Ruscha, Richard Serra, Robert Smithson, Jeff Wall, and Lawrence Weiner.

Edited by Jeff Khonsary and co-presented with the Vancouver Art Gallery and the Seattle Art Museum, 4,492,040 is available for order through DAP (US/Canada), Motto Distribution (Europe/Asia), and directly from New Documents.
15.25 × 10.15 cm
358 Pages, Loose in Wrapper
ISBN: 978-1-927354-00-1
$35 + Shipping

Vancouver Launch (January 8)

In collaboration with Afterall Books and the Vancouver Art Gallery, New Documents presents a joint launch event for 4,492,040 and From Conceptualism to Feminism: Lucy Lippard's Numbers Shows 1969-74 (Afterall Books, in association with the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, and Van Abbemuseum, 2012) on Tuesday, January 8 at 7 pm in the Heritage Courtroom at the Vancouver Art Gallery.

Join Cornelia Butler, Chief Curator of Drawings at the Museum of Modern Art New York and author of "Women ¬- Concept - Art" in From Conceptualism to Feminism, and Grant Arnold, Audain Curator of British Columbia Art at the Vancouver Art Gallery, for an informal discussion of Lippard's catalogs within the context of the exhibitions they accompanied.

New Documents

New Documents is a Vancouver and Los Angeles-based art book publisher operating in collaboration with the Projectile Publishing Society. We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts and the British Columbia Arts Council.



4. Sonya Rapoport, FF Alumn, at Techfest 2013 IIT, Bombay, India, now online

Sonya Rapoport is exhibiting her web piece, "MAKE ME A JEWISH MAN: An Alternative Masculinity," in Techfest 2013 IIT Bombay, India - Asia's Largest Science and Technology Festival by Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India.

"MAKE ME A JEWISH MAN: An Alternative Masculinity," is an interactive web-based artwork. It describes the power of blood and the significance of oil in the cultivation of the ideal Jewish man. This process is paralleled with the morphology of its horticultural hermaphroditic counterpart, the olive tree, from which oil, the light of Jewish Law, is processed. Olive Oyl, partner to macho, Popeye, is the spokesperson pop-up who interrupts the edicts to take a feminist stance.

This may be viewed at:

Techfest, a non-profit student organization, started off in 1998 with the motto "Technology is fun". This is a great and unique forum of confluence for Industry and Academia where exchange of knowledge takes place by showcasing of cutting edge technology and breakthroughs in science in the form of exhibits.

The fifteenth Edition of Techfest is scheduled to be held from 3rd Jan to 5th January 2013. Techfest brings in a participation of about 92,000



5. Beth Lapides, FF Alumn, now online at http://amzn.to/UBl3nV and more

I'm really excited to announce that we just produced 4 episodes of UnCabaret for Amazon so folks not in LA can finally enjoy the show!

Episode 1 http://amzn.to/UBl3nV
Beth Lapides hosts Greg Behrendt, Sandra Bernhard, Rob Delaney, Andy Dick, Karen Kilgariff, Alec Mapa
Episode 2 http://amzn.to/V4vZbX
Beth Lapides hosts Margaret Cho, Dana Gould, Taylor Negron, Tig Notaro, Garfunkle and Oates
Episode 3 http://amzn.to/YixXwF
Beth Lapides hosts Greg Fitzsimmons, Jen Kirkman, Garfunkle and Oates, Greg Proops, Kira Soltanovich
Episode 4 http://amzn.to/UJUBIe
Beth Lapides hosts Carlie and Doni, Selene Luna, Rory Scovel, The Sklar Brothers, Casey Wilson

The shows were shot on location at our weekly Sunday night event.

I reopened UnCabaret a year ago and Sunday 1/13 will be our one year anniversary at the new venue.

The new iteration of the show is in a beautiful space in downtown LA, across from Disney Hall, called First and Hope. It's a really special performance room, intimate and comfortable. In fact I really thought I was done with UnCabaret until I saw this room. Every Sunday night I host a different line-up. Guests include the well known and the will be well known. Roseanne, Sandra Bernhard, Margaret Cho, Tig Notaro, Rob Delaney, Sarah Silverman, Jennifer Coolidge, Moon Zappa, Rae Dawn Chong, Lauren Weedman, John Fugelsang, Scott Thompson, Mike McDonald, Alec Mapa, John Riggi, Julia Sweeney etc have all come to do more intimate, story based material than you see them do elsewhere. UnCabaret is comedians and other funny people - TV writers, actors and now musicians telling stories and trying to get a handle on the now. I'm co-producing this new version with Musical Director Mitch Kaplan and our eclectic musical guests have included Jill Sobule, Florence LaRue, Dweezil Zappa, John Fleck, Marcella Detroit, Jimmy James, Miss Coco Peru etc. We have some amazing shows coming up this winter!

We do email announcements of line-ups each week if anyone would like to get on that list email me - beth@bethlapides.com.

Here are links to a couple of recent articles:
The Wrap: http://tinyurl.com/clcoym7
LA Times: latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-et-un-cabaret-20120305,0,5986877.story
Frontiers: frontiersla.com/Entertainment/Theater-Reviews/Story.aspx?ID=1716349
Tickets to This Week's Show http://www.laughstub.com/buyTicket.cfm?showTimingID=219855&buy




6. Nicolás Dumit Estévez, FF Alumn, at Hemispheric Institute's Encuentro, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Jan. 12-19

Dear Friends,
I am excited to share news about an upcoming time-based action I am presenting as part of the Hemispheric Institute's Encuentro in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Through the action in question I seek to retrace vanishing elements of my own Dominicanidad and Latinidad in the midst of an international program dealing with the subject of bodies: http://hemisphericinstitute.org/hemi/en/2013/overview
I wish you a very good 2013,

The More I Dance, 2012
Clad in Speedos, Estévez embodies Machete, a male vedette who dances night after night during the Encuentro, and whose marathon-like action poses the questions: The more Machete dances, what? The More Latin America dances, what? The more one watches Latin America dance, what? Cockiness and humor collide in a pulsating endurance piece that runs the risk of succumbing to exhaustion.



7. Barbara Rosenthal, FF Alumn, at Millenium Film Workshop, Manhattan, Jan. 12

SATURDAY, JAN. 12, 8pm
"Barbara Rosenthal-Mini Video Retrospective: Existential Word Play"
+ Discussion with audience

Solo mini-retrospective of 33 photo/performance/text video shorts in 72 minutes. Including: "Lettering Too Big", "Secret Of Life", "Nancy and Sluggo", "A Boy and His Father Butcher a Deer", "Boggle", "Paths To Follow", "Words Come Out Backwards", "Quotation from Paul Gauguin, "This Is A", "Dog Recognition", "Postcards", "Rules", "Space and Time", "World View", "Names and Faces", "Siddhartha", "Black and Silent", "Whispering Confession", "Secret Codes", "Push Me", "Burp Talk", "Daily News", "News To Fit The Family", "I Have a New York Accent", "Lying Diary/Provocation Cards", "Semaphore Poems", "News Wall", "Nonsense Conversation", "Society", "How Much Does the Monkey Remember", "Feet Handoff", "Pregnancy Dreams", and "Handwriting Analysis."

Host: Tom Jarmusch

Millenium Film Workshop
66 East 4th St., Basement
New York, NY 10003
+1 (212) 673-0090
subway: F to 2nd Ave (exit 2nd Ave)



8. Nora York, FF Alumn, at Barbes, Brooklyn, Jan. 20, and more

Sunday Jan. 20th
Nora York to play
big songs for small band
at Barbes,
376 9th St, Brooklyn,
NY, 11215
Charlie Giordano- accordion
Steve Tarshis - guitar
Dave Hofstra- tuba/bass


NORA YORK to play
Sunday February 10th 7pm
at Joes PUB
425 Lafayette St.
tickets online

Reservations necessary

Trip Switch combines York's musical inventions with images from artists Jerry Kearns, Leon Golub, Nancy Spero, Kiki Smith, Ann Messner, Kate Teale, Jane Dickson, Samm Kunce Moses
Hoskins, Amanda Tiller, Suzanne Opton

"Nora York, is the conceptualist Diva"



9. Mimi Gross, Susan Newmark, Jacquelyn Schiffman, FF Alumns, at Figureworks, Brooklyn, opening Jan. 11

Figureworks is pleased to open the new year with over 50 self portraits from its contemporary and 20th century list of artists. Please stop in this weekend (Saturday and Sunday from 1-6PM) for a preview and also join us next Friday for the artist's reception, when all Williamsburg galleries will stay open late to celebrate in the new year.

Faces of Figureworks
Self Portraits

January 5 - March 3, 2013
Reception: Friday, January 11th from 6-9PM

Byron BROWNE • Ingrid CAPOZZOLI FLINN • McWillie CHAMBERS • Marvin CHERNEY • George CONSTANT • Howard EISMAN • Philip EVERGOOD • Bonnie FAULKNER • Ernest FIENE • George GILLSON • Reina GILLSON • Matthew GREENWAY • Red GROOMS • Chaim GROSS • Mimi GROSS • Bernard GUSSOW • Abraham HARRITON • Bertram HARTMAN • Fred HATT • Joseph KAPLAN • Benjamin KOPMAN Jack LEVINE • Elim MAK • Irving MARANTZ • Herman MARIL Fletcher MARTIN • Felicia MEYER MARSH • Joachim MARX • Michael MASSEN • Meridith MCNEAL • Artem MIROLEVICH • Arlene MORRIS • Susan NEWMARK • Rusel PARISH • Robert Andrew PARKER • Joachim PROBST • Ellen RAND • Phillip REISMAN • Audrey RHODA • K. SAITO • Jacquelyn SCHIFFMAN • Michael SORGATZ • Raphael SOYER • Moses SOYER • Anthony TONEY • Mary WESTRING David YAGHJIAN • Barbara ZANELLI • Marguerite ZORACH • William ZORACH


fine art of the human form
168 North 6th St. (1 block from Bedford Avenue "L" train)
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211
hours: Saturday and Sunday from 1-6PM

Artists create self portraits for various reasons but frequently it is done as a reflective point in their career. Securing that moment in time when they feel the need to record their presence. Similar to a journal entry, it may manifest in a quick sketch such as the drawing Philip Evergood created in 1944 documenting his life threatening surgery or Byron Browne's ink drawing of his model with added self at his easel. These sketches were not created for exhibition purposes and are often stashed away with other personal belongings. Oppositely, some are finely executed oils done during long studio hours of self reflection, like those by Ernest Fiene and Joachim Marx. Equally personal, these significant executions are intended to preserve a specific place and time.

Additionally, a number of pieces in this exhibition were created specifically for patrons who commissioned the artist's portraiture for their collection. This includes the drawings by Red Grooms and Chaim Gross. Others, such as McWillie Chambers and K. Saito, were executed upon request specifically for this exhibition. These types of portraits start from a very different place than those mentioned earlier. The artist, typically just the hand behind the canvas, is asked to now become the subject. Over twenty years ago, Ingrid Capozzoli Flinn had only privately done self portraits. A labor intensive oil painter, this request was very challenging for her as she was forced to spend many hours looking back into the mirror of time.

This exhibition encompasses all of these processes and emotions in a wide range of media from pencil, oil, ink and wood to glass and digital imagery. Artists from different generations and practices are represented. It is also worthy to note the diverse self portraits by couples George & Reina Gillson and William & Marguerite Zorach which reinforces the individuality and personal expression which goes into each work.
Figureworks is located at 168 N. 6th St., Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211, one block from the Bedford Avenue "L" train. The gallery is open to the public Saturday and Sunday from 1-6 PM and is dedicated to exhibiting contemporary and 20th century fine art of the human form.

For more information please email harris@figureworks.com, call the gallery at 718-486-7021 or visit us online at www.figureworks.com



10. Franc Palaia, FF Alumn, at Jersey City Bookshoppe Café, extended thru Jan. 31

Happy 2013 Everyone!

This is a friendly reminder that my solo show of Big Polaroids has been extended to Jan 31 in case you in the Jersey City area.
All the best for 2013.



Jersey City Bookshoppe Café
260 Newark Ave., Jersey City, NJ 07302 (862)234-0822



11. Elana Katz, FF Alumn, at the Roger Smith Hotel, Manhattan, Jan. 11-25

The Introducing Series at Window 125
By Danika Druttman
Curator David C. Terry introduces Elana Katz
More Info: http://rogersmithlife.com/art/the-introducing-series

Performance: Friday January 11th 2013, 12 - 8pm
Exhibition: January 11-25, 2013

Window 125 at the Roger Smith Hotel
125 East 47th Street (at Lexington Ave.)
New York, NY 10017

Elana Katz performs REFLECT, a piece that works with ashes from cremation, among other burning practices, as a material. The artist goes through a slow and concentrated process with the ashes, developing a relationship with this dust, a material that both references and contrasts her own body. The gradual and prolonged action contrasts the surrounding urban environment, while the ashes reflect the layers of history upon which the city is operating, the layers of ashes upon which society lives.

elana katz
studio: +1 917.231.0747
tel (us): +1 508.380.3304
tel (germany): +49 (0)163.8972830



12. Annie Sprinkle and Elizabeth Stephens, FF Alumns, at Jancar Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, opening Jan. 12

We Will Show You Our Stuff at "The Collaboration." Come see it! And us!

We are pleased to invite you to our 'one couple show', a visual art exhibit at the wonderful Jancar Gallery in LA's Chinatown area.

"The Collaboration" will survey our early solo works from the 80's & 90's, and our collaborative works of 00's to today. Please join us at our opening night reception, Jan. 12, and/or on the closing night event, Valentine's day, Feb. 14. (More exciting details will be announced about the 14th later.) We would love to see you! Some things are old, some things new, many are one of a kind, some are herstoric ephemera items, and some things are very, very blue. Photographs, sculpture, collage, video and more. See our Breast Cancer Ballet, The Porn Star & Academic Bronzed Panty Collection, sign our Ecosex Manifesto wall text, and peek into our speculum boxes. We promise many surprises. For more about us, see anniesprinkle.org, elizabethstephens.org, www.sexecology.org and loveartlab.org

TEL 213 625-2522
Hours: Wednesday - Saturday 12 - 5 PM (and by appointment)

JANCAR GALLERY is pleased to announce an important survey of the work of ANNIE SPRINKLE & ELIZABETH STEPHENS - "The Collaboration"
January 12 - February 16, 2013
Opening reception for the artist: Saturday, Jan. 12, from 6 - 9 PM
"The Collaboration"



13. Lorraine O'Grady, FF Alumn, at MoMA, Manhattan, Feb. 8

MoMA, Manhattan,
Now Dig This! From Los Angeles to New York Symposium

Friday, February 8, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Theater 2
In conjunction with the MoMA PS1 exhibition Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles 1960-1980, this full-day symposium explores the relationship and parallels between the African American artistic communities in Los Angeles and New York through an examination of the social and cultural atmosphere of the 1970s in both cities, the significance of the Just Above Midtown artist space to the New York community, and the influences these artists have on their contemporaries. The program ends with a special performance by the artist Maren Hassinger, with a reception to follow. Participants include exhibition curator Kellie Jones, with scholars C. Ondine Chavoya and Komozi Woodard, curators Franklin Sirmans and Naima Keith, and filmmaker and founder of Just Above Midtown Linda Goode Bryant. Participating artists include Lorraine O'Grady, Ulysses Jenkins, Steffani Jemison, Xaviera Simmons, Sanford Biggers, Hank Willis Thomas, and Kira Harris



14. Agnes Gund, FF Member, at MoMA, Manhattan, Feb. 13

A Conversation with Wolfgang Laib and Agnes Gund

Wednesday, February 13, 6:30 p.m., Theater 3
In conjunction with the presentation of Wolfgang Laib's Pollen from Hazelnut, Agnes Gund, President Emerita of The Museum of Modern Art, joins the artist in conversation about his current installation and his creative process. Ann Temkin, The Marie-Josée and Henry Kravis Chief Curator of Painting and Sculpture, moderates.



15. Roberta Allen, FF Alumn, free writing workshop, at the 14th St. YMCA, Manhattan, Jan. 17

Thurs. Jan. 17, 6:15-7:30
YMCA 125 W. 14th St.

$40 off if you sign up early for Roberta's
near Union Square
starting Wed. Jan. 23, 6:30 - 9:30 PM
8 Sessions. Meets twice a month.

Workshops for 22 Years.

"Roberta helped me push through writer's block and tell the stories I wanted to tell. Her classes were invaluable."
-- Will Ryman, Sculptor

About The Playful Way To Serious Writing:
"Not since Brian Eno's 'Oblique Strategies' have I found a more creative and helpful collection of ideas and
methods to shake myself out of patterns and get me out of big jams. This is a brilliant book!"
-- Laurie Anderson




16. Dahn Hiuni, FF Alumn, at Bed-Vyne Gallery, Brooklyn, Jan. 10-25

Peter Hassler
Dahn Hiuni


A two-person exhibition of photographs
exploring the veiled human form.

January 10 - 25, 2013
Reception: Sunday, January 13, 3-6pm

Bed-Vyne Gallery
Corner of Tompkins and Putnam
Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn

A/C trains to Nostrand AVe/Kingston-Throop Avs
or G train to Bedford/Nostrand Avs.



17. Vernita Nemec, FF Alumn, at Amarin Café, Brooklyn, Jan. 11

You are invited to a reception of an exhibit of my art at
the Amarin Cafe,
617 Manhattan Av & Nassau St.
Brooklyn (Greenpoint)
6-8 Pm Friday January 11.
Take G train to Nassau St & its just 2 doors away...

See you then I hope




18. LuLu LoLo, FF Member, at Metropolitan Playhouse, Manhattan, Jan. 15, 19, 24, 27 and more
LuLu LoLo One-Person Play January 15, 19, 24, & 27 2013
Metropolitan Playhouse Presents A LuLu LoLo Production
A Founder Festival Event in Two Acts

ACT ONE: FROM SHORE TO SHORE Written and Performed by LULU LOLO A one-person performance of a farcical melodrama portraying the ghostly laments of Aaron Burr and his daughter, Theodosia Burr Alston, as they haunt the shorelines of Battery Park and South Carolina. Burr, remembered as the man who killed Alexander Hamilton, was also a visionary who advocated the rights of women. http://www.lululolo.com/theater/shore.html

ACT TWO:THE PARCHMENT COPY A NEW ONE ACT PLAYWritten and Directed by DAN EVANS A LuLu LoLo Production July 4, 1776: the Declaration of Independence proclaimed the birth of our new nation. August 2, 1776 : the Continental Congress reconvened to actually sign the great document. On the eve of the signing, at Benjamin Franklin's home in Philadelphia, eight leading Patriots are drawn together in these perilous times that try men's souls.

Tuesday, January 15 at 7pm
Saturday, January 19 at 4pm
Thursday, January 24 at 9pm
Saturday, January 26 at 7pm

Metropolitan Playhouse 220 East Fourth Street between Avenues A&B, New York, NY 10009 Tickets: $18 Seniors/Students:$15 Children:$10
Call 1.800.838.3006 Log on: http://www.metropolitanplayhouse.org/
LuLu LoLo exhibiting: January 12- February 24, 2013 Los Angeles, CA
DOING PENNANTS: Artists made Flags
January 12 -February 24, 2013
Fifth Floor Gallery
502 Chung King Court
Los Angeles, CA 90012



Goings On is compiled weekly by Harley Spiller