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Contents for April 15, 2013

1. Annie Lanzillotto, FF Fund recipient 2012-13, at Jimmy's 43, Manhattan, May 9

ANNIE LANZILLOTTO'S BLUE MAILBOX BOOK CRAWL
Thursday May 9th
6PM
at "Jimmy's No. 43" bar/restaurant
43 E 7th St
New York, NY 10003
Tickets at www.franklinfurnace.org

Come take the passeggiata letteraria - literary walk - of L IS FOR LION: an Italian Bronx butch freedom memoir" by Annie Lanzillotto, SUNY Press 2013. Annie sits atop street corner mailboxes and performs stories from her book that happened on those corners, bringing back the street corner mailbox as urban hotspot of storytelling and singing.

Tickets Sliding Scale $19 - $99
You get:
Chef Jimmy Carbone's pasta + a glass of vino or tap craft beer
Annie's performance in Jimmy's backroom theater
passeggiata letteraria
Annie's guided Action Writing event at CityLore's POEMobile
Invitation to the after party at Jimmy's 43
The opportunity to include your story on Annie's Mailbox Book Crawl tour on CityLore's City of Memory, www.cityofmemory.org - a visual map of New York stories.

Pay $49 or more and you get all of the above plus:
An autographed copy of L IS FOR LION (Already have a book? You can join our Liberation Books campaign and donate this copy to a community center - suggestions below.)
L IS FOR LION swag: Annie's hand silk-screened commemorative tote, and a handmade paper rose made out of Annie's manuscript page - Audrey Kindred is the chief rose maker.

Details:
6:00 PM In the back room of "Jimmy's 43" an iconic bar and restaurant with chef / Jimmy Carbone. The artisan atmosphere golden cavern, arches and wine barrels in the walls makes you feel like Marlene Dietrich is about to look you in the eye and sing to you. And maybe she is. We eat. We drink. Broccoli-rabe RAVE plate of pasta, a glass of craft beer or vino. Annie on stage.

7:20 PM Fortified, we take a walk - a passeggiata letteraria -- a literary walk -- through East Village, as Annie regales us with stories from atop street corner mailboxes about life events that happened on that spot. We hear the stories and we mark the spot in fire ritual.
At 3rd Ave and 8th Street, Annie tells her LEATHER story.
At 1st Ave and 8th Street, Annie tells her GARLIC story.
At 7th Street and Ave A, Annie tells her LOVE story.
Annie leads the crowd in Action Writing - so you can write your NYC LEATHER, LOVE and GARLIC stories, and mail them on the spot to CityLore at the CityLore POEMobile. CityLore will post the best of them up on their City of Memory map, www.cityofmemory.org, linking all our stories for generations to come.

9:00 PM Afterparty at Jimmy's 43. We have the back room to ourselves to talk and hang. Everyone on their own tab. Welcome to hang out.

This work was made possible, in part, by the Franklin Furnace Fund supported by Jerome Foundation; the Lambent Foundation, and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Co-produced by City Lore, and Jimmy's No 43. With funding from donors to Annie Lanzillotto's Book Tour Campaign.

Graziemille to Martha Wilson, Steve Zeitlin, Jimmy Carbone

LIBERATION BOOK CAMPAIGN:
Join readers who are buying and donating copies of L IS FOR LION to charities and libraries for accessibility to those dealing with domestic violence, cancer, PTSD, and LGBTQ discrimination, and beyond.

So far, L IS FOR LION has been donated to:
a. Housing Works Bookstore Cafe (18 books)
b. Peace Portal for Harvey Milk School and Hetrick Martin Institute (2 books)
c. Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (4 books to clinic staff)
d. Women Rising - domestic violence services (2 books)
e. and to individuals, young readers who are suffering with domestic abuse issues. (12 books)
f. La Prima Espresso (2 books) Pittsburgh, PA, to set up a 'multicultural bookshelf' in a vital espresso house / meeting ground.

More books are earmarked to go to:
g. Gilda's Clubs
h. Sloan-Kettering Psych Waiting Room
i. Sloan-Kettering Patient Rec Room
j. Ali Forney Center (homeless LGBT youth)

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2. Coco Fusco, Barbara Hammer, Laura Parnes, Anne Waldman, FF Alumns, receive John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowships 2013

Congratulations to the FF Alumns who received 2013 Fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation:

Coco Fusco
Barbara Hammer
Laura Parnes
Anne Waldman

Complete information available at www.gf.org

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3. Sabrina Jones, FF Alumn, at 15th Street Meeting, Manhattan, April 28

15th St. Ministry and Worship Committee presents:

The Race to Incarcerate and Quaker Prison Witness Slide Talk and Book Release Celebration Sunday, April 28th, 1PM 15th Street Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) 15 Rutherford Place at 15th St between 2nd and 3rd Aves. New York NY 10003

How did the US become the world leader in locking its people up?

How are comics part of the solution?

Race to Incarcerate, A Graphic Retelling tackles these questions with the vivid artwork of graphic novelist and15th Street member Sabrina Jones and the expertise of Marc Mauer, director of the Sentencing Project.

A thoroughly researched analysis of the "war on drugs" and "tough on crime" policies adapted in the form of a graphic novel, Race to Incarcerate may be particularly useful to Friends concerned with prison issues and racial justice.

Come see, hear and discuss how we can engage in this urgent issue.

Books will be available.

Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow, states in the introduction: "Do not underestimate the power of the book you are holding in your hands." We will follow up with a second event on May 19th, featuring New York Yearly Meeting prison concerns, including Alternatives to Violence and prison worship groups.

Visit www.sabrinaland.com to learn about Race to Incarcerate and more.

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4. Franc Palaia, FF Alumn, at Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY, April 23-Aug. 16

Franc Palaia, FF Alum, will present a 37 year retrospective on his artists books at the Art Library of Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY from April 23 - Aug 16, 2013. Artist's reception, Wed. May 1, 2013 from 4-7pm.

Franc is an award winning multi-media artist and pioneer in the creation and production of limited edition and one-of-a-kind artist's books. This survey exhibition will include books made from 1975 to 2012. Palaia was an early practitioner of color xerox printing when there was only ONE color xerox machine in all New York City. As a painter and photographer Palaia's books incorporate a wide variety of materials such as; hand-painted 1940s school text books, accordian bound children's books, LP records, torn wall posters, spiral bound coloring books, gold leaf, Chinese silk, and DVDs. The show will also include related printed works such as exhibition catalogs, travel stickers, postcards, coasters, and small edition color photography books.

Palaia has been included in dozens of regional, national and international artist book exhibitions that include the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Franklin Furnace, Pratt Institute, Center for Book Arts, New York Public Library, OK Harris, Exit Art, Lenin Library, Bergen Museum, Moore College of Art, Check Point Charlie Museum, Berlin and Arte Fiera, Italy among others. His books are in many private and public collections, they include the Museum of Modern Art, Brooklyn Museum, American Academy in Rome, Arman, Tony Zwicker to name a few.

Palaia is a recipient of numerous grants of which several were in book arts, they include the Rome Prize Fellowship, L.C. Tiffany grant, Franklin Furnace Residency, two Polaroid Sponsorships, Ludwig-Vogelstein grant, The Painted Bride grant, NYFA-SOS grant, New Jersey State Council on the Arts grant, Dutchess County Arts Council grant among others.

The exhibition is located on the second floor of the Vassar College Art Library, at 124 Raymond Ave. Poughkeepsie, NY

Library Hours: daily 8am-10pm.

For more info: 845-437-5791, or Franc Palaia- 845-486-1378, Francpalaia1@gmail.com.

The exhibition was listed in Art Daily.

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5. Ida Applebroog, Mary Beth Edelson, Nicole Eisenman, Andrea Fraser, Coco Fusco, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Ann Hamilton, David Hammons, Julia Scher, Andres Serrano, Cindy Sherman, Kiki Smith, Hannah Wilke, FF Alumns, at The New Museum, Manhattan, thru May 26

"NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star" looks at art made and exhibited in New York over the course of one year. Centering on 1993, the exhibition is conceived as a time capsule, an experiment in collective memory that attempts to capture a specific moment at the intersection of art, pop culture, and politics.
Cover Image:

Studio 231 at 231 Bowery, Lobby Gallery, Second Floor, Third Floor, Fourth Floor, and Fifth Floor

The social and economic landscape of the early '90s was a cultural turning point both nationally and globally. Conflict in Europe, attempts at peace in the Middle East, the AIDS crisis, national debates on health care, gun control, and gay rights, and caustic partisan politics were both the background and source material for a number of younger artists who first came to prominence in 1993. This exhibition brings together a range of iconic and lesser-known artworks that serve as both artifacts from a pivotal moment in the New York art world and as key markers in the cultural history of the city.

"NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star" draws its subtitle from the eponymous album that the New York rock band Sonic Youth recorded in 1993 and captures the complex exchange between mainstream and underground culture across disciplines, which came to define the art of the era. The exhibition takes a broad view of the New York scene as it existed twenty years ago-focusing not only on a single generation of emerging New York artists, but also looking at more senior figures and individuals from other cities who had some of their first significant exhibitions in New York in 1993. Works that are immediately recognizable from major institutional presentations like the Whitney Biennial and Venice Biennale are presented alongside lesser-known works, which may have initially only been seen by a small audience in commercial galleries, alternative spaces, or in the artist's studio.

This exhibition is not a definitive history of the art in the 1990s, nor is it one that privileges a single group of artists united under a single thematic or conceptual banner. Instead, the exhibition takes the form of a kind of vertical cross section of artistic production in New York City-capturing both the familiar and the forgotten, and bringing together individuals who may have originally inhabited radically different positions. The critical debates and discussions of the early 1990s-on issues such as racial and gender politics, globalism, and institutional critique-have been taken up again in recent years by younger artists, writers, activists, and filmmakers, demonstrating how our current social and political moment grows out of the events and ideas of the recent past. Many of the artists in the exhibition have only recently become prominent, and although others may seem less familiar to a contemporary audience, all the participants have contributed to the complex intersection between art and the world at large that defined the 1990s and continues to shape artistic expression today.

The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue with key historical texts and reflections by younger curators and writers on the impact of this pivotal moment in American culture.

"NYC 1993" is curated by Massimiliano Gioni, Associate Director and Director of Exhibitions, Gary Carrion-Murayari, Curator, Jenny Moore, Associate Curator, and Margot Norton, Assistant Curator.

Artists presented include:

Janine Antoni
Ida Applebroog
Art Club 2000
Lutz Bacher
Alex Bag
Matthew Barney
Sadie Benning
Lina Bertucci
Nayland Blake
Gregg Bordowitz
Kathe Burkhart
Peter Cain
Larry Clark
with Lisa Bowman,
Martin Kippenberger,
and Sally Webster
Patricia Cronin
John Currin
Jessica Diamond
Devon Dikeou
Cheryl Donegan
Mary Beth Edelson
Nicole Eisenman
Andrea Fraser
Coco Fusco
Robert Gober
Nan Goldin
Felix Gonzalez-Torres
Renée Green
Michael Joaquin Grey
with Randolph Huff
Peter Halley
Ann Hamilton
David Hammons
Rachel Harrison
Todd Haynes
Derek Jarman
Mike Kelley
Karen Kilimnik
Byron Kim
Jutta Koether
Alix Lambert
Sean Landers
Annie Leibovitz
Zoe Leonard
Glenn Ligon
Sarah Lucas
Kerry James Marshall
Daniel Joseph Martinez
Paul McCarthy
Marlene McCarty and Donald
Moffett for Bureau, NY
Suzanne McClelland
John Miller
Frank Moore
Christian Philipp Müller
Cady Noland
Kristin Oppenheim
Gabriel Orozco
Pepón Osorio
Elizabeth Peyton
Jack Pierson
Steven Pippin
Charles Ray
Jason Rhoades
Julia Scher
Andres Serrano
Cindy Sherman
Gary Simmons
Lorna Simpson
Kiki Smith
Rudolf Stingel
Lily van der Stokker
The Thing
Wolfgang Tillmans
Rirkrit Tiravanija
Nari Ward (Studio 231;
Jan. 16-Apr. 21, 2013)
Gillian Wearing
Jack Whitten
Hannah Wilke
Sue Williams
Andrea Zittel

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6. Barbara Hammer, FF Alumn, at Millenium Film Workshop, Manhattan, April 17

Screening "The Psychosynthesis Trilogy" (rarely seen 1970 films)

Millenium Film Workshop Personal Cinema Series

The final program in a three-part series presenting personal visions of cinema's potential as an artistic medium, "Intimate Projections," features three internationally exhibited filmmakers whose meditative, insightful, and critical engagements with the diary form speak volumes about the aesthetic, political, and historical dimensions of this cinematic mode. From Hutton's lyrical reverie in the day-to-day to the charged, poetic feminism of Hammer's Psychosynthesis Trilogy to Siegel's examinations of performed and projected identities in appropriated Youtube videos, the works presented in this program explore the vast reach of the diaristic gesture. Screening followed by a discussion led by Howard Guttenplan with the artists.

The New School Wollman Hall, 65 West 11th Street 7 pm FREE Wednesday, April 17

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7. Colette, FF Alumn, now online at examiner.com

Link to the complete story with images
http://www.examiner.com/article/moma-features-a-performance-art-bamboozle

MoMA Features a Performance Art Bamboozle
By Linda Covello, examiner.com
April 11, 2013

It is difficult to trace the roots of an idea to its source, and, as the pundits say, everything has been done before. Therefore, it is with an equivocal eye that one might gaze upon the sleeping actress, Tilda Swinton, in a glass box at the Museum of Modern Art. The idea of chancing upon the actress in repose, amidst Monet's "Water Lilies", or Munch's "The Scream", has driven many to the midtown museum to plunk down the $25.00 entry fee. The museum has not posted a schedule for the artist's appearances, and Swinton is free to stealth her way into the MOMA at whim, so many leave in disappointment upon discovering it was not one of the mercurial star's chosen days of public repose. The actress' performance piece, titled "The Maybe" (Maybe she is going to be here today?) was first unveiled in 1995, in collaboration with the artist Cornelia Parker, at London's Serpentine Gallery. Over 20,000 visitors watched her sleep over seven consecutive days. The MOMA has not advertised how many visitors have watched Swinton count sheep since her first appearance, but the bean counters must be rubbing their hands with glee at the prospect of all the hopeful star gazers.

The artist Colette Lumiere slept in a glass case on public display for her "Liberte to Olympia" exhibition, at the Rempire Gallery in Soho, in September, 1991. As this performance piece predates Swinton's by four years, it might be speculated that the androgynous actress was inspired for her own work by this exhibit. Or, maybe not. What does not remain in doubt is that the original idea for the work cannot be attributed to Swinton. Lumiere is a multimedia artist known for her pioneering work in performance art, street art, and the constructed photograph. Born in Tunisia, she grew up in Nice before coming to New York City. By the early '70's, she had already established herself as a prolific artist and tireless innovator of multimedia statements. Lumiere was painting the streets incognito in the mid-'70's, well before the anonymous Banksy gained fame and fortune for the enterprise. Lumiere slept in store windows, decorated as her boudoir, long before the curators of Barney's window displays executed "Gaga's Boudoir" for the Lady Gaga's Workshop event the store hosted for the 2011 holiday season. Fiorucci, the hottest retail store of the disco age, commissioned Lumiere to stage one of her "Sleeping Environment" pieces in the store's East 59th Street windows in 1978, which she followed with a performance with her band "Justine and the Victorian Punks".

The worlds of art and commerce are rife with stories of plagiarism, and the impoverished of genius often resort to ripping off the ideas of actual artists who endure in creative anonymity and fiscal penury. The Italian composer Antonio Salieri comes to mind, when considering the roadblocks the establishment can throw in the way of an artist's recognition. Salieri, with his year's long lucrative position as director of the Italian opera at the Hapsburg court, was thought by Mozart to be the main impediment to his opportunities in obtaining posts and staging his operas. This creative rivalry was famously depicted by the playwright Peter Shaffer, in his highly acclaimed 1979 play, "Amadeus". With its fictionalized account of Salieri's two faced dealings with Mozart, and his behind the scenes machinations to thwart the brilliant composer's success, Salieri has become an emblem of a soulless establishment that profits at the expense of authentic genius.

Nothing says "Establishment" like the commercial success of Lady Gaga. To her Little Monsters she may seem like the Joan of Arc of the unique and the individual of the world, as is the mission statement of her "Born This Way" Foundation. But there is something inherently inconsistent about a "champion" who speechifies on Oprah that she supports the "creative brave", only to turn a deaf ear when it is brought to her attention, as Lumiere and her supporters have repeatedly attempted to do, that she might publicly acknowledge her debt to her creative forbear. In a blatant act of unattributed cribbing, Gaga staged an event at the end of the September 2012 Fashion Week to hawk her new perfume, "Fame" at the Guggenheim Museum. She slept in a bubble in front of an assembly of invited friends for a masquerade ball that culminated with her receiving a scalp tattoo as onlookers gaped at her bloody neck.

Lumiere is sanguine when asked her feelings about all the borrowing of her art that takes place in the public domain by entities that trade on their gifts of incomparable style and supposed avant garde status. "I am like David fighting Goliath. I am dealing with these big corporations, and my sling shot is my vision and my history, which no one can take away from me. I am still here and I am still creating." This is true, as evidenced by her recent installation at a Tribeca gallery in February, "A Colette/Sandy Collaboration", that celebrated the artist's ability to "turn the nightmare of Sandy into something wonderful". On view were pieces of Lumiere's vast archive that survived the storm with minimal damage, and found objects excavated from downtown ruins. Lumiere's "In The Bedroom" installation was featured on the entire fourth floor of Tokyo's HPGRP Gallery from 2003 to 2005, and she takes commissions for installation work here in NYC as well as in Europe. Lumiere teaches art at the School of Visual Arts, and continues her commitment to her living environment as a work of art. In her words "it's not the medium that I use that is important, as the fact that I turn it into incredible artworks".

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8. Peter Dobill, FF Alumn, at English Kills Art Gallery, Brooklyn, opening April 20

I've been caged, like a wild cat. By fools who dont know where its at. But it ain't gonna be that way no more!

My third solo exhibition at English Kills Art Gallery, OPEN UP AND BLEED, will be opening this Saturday April 20 from 6-9pm. The exhibition runs from April 20 - May 19, 2013.

Unlike previous solo shows, this one features a range of work from my artistic practice including drawings, sculpture, recent performance videos, and a screening room of my recently completed Strobe Trilogy of actions.

As a bonus for the opening, my comrades Fadensonnen will be playing a sledgehammer set of high energy rock and roll at 9ish-pm opening night.

In the words of a wiser man, "don't fuck this up."

Peter Dobill

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9. Ruth Hardinger, FF Alumn, at Masters & Pelavin, Manhattan, opening April 18

Dear Friends,
I'm delighted to have work in this group show
Hope you can come to the opening or see the show.
all best
Ruth

Legend Tripping
Masters & Pelavin
13 Jay Street, TriBeCa (between Greenwich and Hudson St.)
Opening Thursday April 18 6-8 pm
exhibition continues thru June 1

my work will be Clusters of Envoys, conundrums and similes

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10. Nina Sobell, FF Alumn, at Galerie MLC, Vains, France, opening April 20
Nina Sobell has work included in Body and Souls, opening April 20th at Galerie MLC , Vains, France

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11. Richard Artschwager, Hans Haacke, Adam Pendleton, FF Alumns, in The New York Times, April 11

The New York Times, April 11, 2013
'Murals on the Bowery,' Organized by Art Production Fund
By CAROL VOGEL
ROLLDOWN STEEL MURALS
ON BOWERY STOREFRONTS

The steel roller shutters found on the front of commercial supply shops along the Bowery were once a playground for graffiti artists. But now, for a few months anyway, they are going to be used as canvases for a more upscale group of painters. There's a catch. The art will be visible only at the end of each day, when the stores have closed and the shutters have been pulled down.

The installation, "After Hours 2: Murals on the Bowery," starting April 25, has been organized by the nonprofit Art Production Fund. Well-known figures like Mel Bochner, Michael Craig-Martin, Laura Owens, Adam Pendleton and Dana Schutz have created works for it.

"They're all site-specific, and they all relate to the neighborhood," said Yvonne Force Villareal, co-founder of the fund. The project, on view through Sept. 29, is part of this year's Ideas City Festival, a series of arts and civic events that the New Museum and other downtown cultural institutions will conduct, May 1 to 4.

Thirteen of the 14 artists whose work makes up "After Hours 2" were invited by the Art Production Fund. One, however, was chosen from an open call for submissions that was posted last month on the Web sites of the New Museum and the Art Production Fund.

A jury of arts professionals whittled more than 100 entries down to 5. The final choice was made by a group of students aged 15 to 18 who are part of after-school programs like G: Class, at the New Museum; Groundswell, a community youth organization; and University Settlement, another youth group that works with the New Museum. They selected Nao Uda, a 29-year-old artist from Tokyo who has created a cartoonlike figure holding a string of paper-doll-like figures that echo its own shape.

Most of the murals are colorful and have strong graphic images or words or both. Mr. Bochner, for example, has a created a bright blue background with "BLAH" scribbled over the entire surface in white lettering.

Colossal Media, from Brooklyn, is working from the artists' images to do the actual painting on the shutters. Next to each mural will be a telephone number that viewers can call to hear the artist talking about the project. "It's a cellphone audio guide," Ms. Villareal said.

ART FROM THE '60S

Spring at the National Gallery of Art in Washington isn't just about the crowds in town to see the cherry blossoms. It's also about the crop of acquisitions made possible by the trustees and patrons who are members of its collectors committee for contemporary art.

This year's crop is by a more familiar group of artists than those who have appeared in seasons past. "We're continuing to fill out our collection of art from the 1960s," said Harry Cooper, curator of modern and contemporary art. Two sculptures fall into that category. One is "Piano/Piano," by Richard Artschwager. Conceived between 1963 and 1965 but not created until 2011, for an exhibition at the Gagosian Gallery in Rome, it is one of the artist's lighthearted wood laminate boxes - a hybrid of Pop and Minimalism - this one with two keyboards. The Gallery also acquired the German artist Hans Haacke's "Condensation Wall," from 1963-66. The piece, an example of kinetic art, is composed of a transparent, boxlike environment in which viewers see drops and rivulets water evaporating. "It's very moist and beautiful," Mr. Cooper said.

Both works went on view recently in the gallery's East Building. They aren't the only new additions. Also on view is "I See a Woman Crying (Weeping Woman)," a video by the Dutch artist Rineke Dijkstra. It shows 11-year-olds at Tate Liverpool in England who have been asked to talk about a painting, Picasso's "Weeping Woman." Last year the video was included in a retrospective of Ms. Dijkstra's work at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. It is being shown through Labor Day in the West Building Project Room.

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12. Jane Dickson, FF Alumn, now online at hyperallergic.com

I'm delighted to share this thoughtful interview Jennifer Samet did with me in Hyperallergic this week. I hope you find time to look at it.

http://hyperallergic.com/68265/beer-with-a-painter-jane-dickson/
Happy spring,
Jane

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13. Priscilla Stadler, FF Member, at LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, Long Island City, Queens, April 19

COME TO THE "FAVORS" PARTY and DAY OF FAVORS PROCLAMATION IN QUEENS CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 26

"FAVORS Party/Party FAVORS" at LaGuardia Performing Arts Center Friday April 19th from 6 - 9 pm.

Queens Council on the Arts grant recipient and Queens resident and artist Priscilla Stadler is challenging the people of Queens - and beyond - to defy the stereotype of cut-throat, egotist New Yorkers by doing FAVORS* for friends, family and strangers during April. Eight community partner organizations throughout Queens are collaborating with FAVORS, and anyone, anywhere is encouraged to do FAVORS.

April 19th will be proclaimed the first annual "Day of FAVORS" in NYC Councilperson Jimmy Van Bramer's City Council District 26 which includes Long Island City, Sunnyside, and Astoria. The inaugural event "FAVORS Party/Party FAVORS" will take place at The LaGuardia Performing Arts Center in Long Island City from 6-9 pm during their Rough Draft Festival.

Come and bring friends! Please RSVP with # of people to: doingFAVORS@gmail.com .

At the FAVORS Party attendees and community partner organizations will take the stage to celebrate FAVORS month and the Day of FAVORS proclamation with stories of favors, social media feeds, and party favors. For the project, Stadler asks: what does doing FAVORS mean in your culture, on your block, in your family, or for your state of mind?

Participants document their FAVORS through new and old media, to be added to the online Map of FAVORS. The digital Map will be transformed into a large scale sculptural installation later this year. As a participant in this project, you are a co-creator of this dynamic, interactive demonstration of positive spirit and generosity in NYC.

Visit the FAVORS online headquarters: favorscommunity.wordpress.com .

Tell us the WHO, WHAT, WHERE, and WHEN of your FAVORS in April (images and video appreciated):

facebook.com/FAVORS

@doingFAVORS or # doingFAVORS - Twitter, Instagram

doingfavors.tumblr.com

doingFAVORS@gmail.com

text or call the FAVORS hotline: 646-543-4715

write: FAVORS, c/o Priscilla Studio, 44-02 23rd St. #421, Long Island City, NY 11101

Favors should take less than three hours including travel time, not involve money or coercion. And they have to be legal!

FAVORS Community Partners

Our community partner organizations are: LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, Long Island City Artists, Sunnyside Community Services, Jackson Heights Green Alliance, Immigrant Movement International, Flushing High School, Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, and Rockaway Waterfront Alliance.

About Priscilla Stadler

Through drawing, sculpture, installation and interaction, Priscilla Stadler explores experiences and questions that connect us as humans. In addition to her studio work - primarily drawing and sculpture - Stadler creates interactive situations including the FAVORS project. Her work has been featured in many exhibitions and screenings including the Itinerant Performance Festival, the Queens International 2012 at the Queens Museum of Art, the FAVORS project 2011 at Mess Hall in Chicago, and the Oracle of Random Quotes at Local Project in 2009. Her work is online at www.solanima.net .

About the Rough Draft Festival at the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, April 12 -25

A window into the creative process, The Rough Draft Festival is a showcase of exciting new work currently under development by LPAC and other companies: New Play Development Residents Joy Tomasko and Eric Holmes; Ari Laura Kreith of Theatre 167; Playwright Saviana Stanescu; Playwright J. Stephen Brantley; Interdisciplinary Visual Artist Priscilla Stadler; Lab 101 Recipient Lucy Torres; Professor Stefanie Sertich of LaGuardia Humanities Department; Tamilla Woodard and Ana Margineanu of PopUp Theatrics! Highlights include: performances at the ON-stage theater; interactive Q&A sessions; and online opportunities to engage the artists with social media.

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14. Devora Neumark, FF Alumn, at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, April 15

Concordia University
School of Graduate Studies
DOCTORAL THESIS DEFENCE

The Oral Examination

for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy of

Devora Neumark

in the

Humanities program

will take place on

Monday, April 15, 2013

in Room EV 11.705, 1515 St. Catherine St. W.

at 4:30 p.m.
Thesis Title:
Radical Beauty for Troubled Times:
Involuntary Displacement and the (Un)Making of Home

Examining Committee:
TBA, Chair
Professor Sandeep Bhagwati (Theatre), Supervisor
Dr. Erin Manning (Humanities)
Dr. Alice Ming Wai Jim (Art History)
Dr. Petra Kuppers (English and Women's Studies, University of Michigan)

External Examiner:
Dr. Sandra Lubarsky
Sustainable Development Program Director
Appalachian State University

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15. LAPD, FF Alumn, at Rosenthal Theater, Los Angeles, CA, May 3-5

Contact: John Malpede
310-259-1038
info@lapovertydept.org
'Biggest Recovery Community Anywhere' - May 3, 4, 5.

The Los Angeles Poverty Department's new performance, "Biggest Recovery Community Anywhere" will be
presented May 3, 4, 5, at Inner City Arts' Rosenthal Theater. Performances are at 7pm each day and are free.

"Biggest Recovery Community Anywhere," tells the story of the development of Skid Row as a place where recovery appens, and highlights the wisdom of people in recovery in Skid Row. LAPD is partnering with Writers in treatment to present the performance within the context of a 3 day recovery film festival, "The REEL
Recovery Film Festival ~ Skid Row Edition", with recovery themed films screened at 1, 3, and 5pm each day (all events free). Post performance and film conversations will feature recovery leaders as well as several of the filmmakers. For a complete schedule of events see LAPD's website: www.lapovertydept.org. Skid Row is where recovery and transformation happen every day and on a huge scale. Beyond the many professional resources and programs located in the neighborhood, there are 80+ meetings each week in the community, organized by community residents. Getting clean and sober happens in funded programs, but recovery happens in the community, one day at a time. Because so many people living and working in the neighborhood are following the spiritual path of recovery, the neighborhood is full of a sophisticated recovery consciousness. People get clean, they stay in the community, start meetings, work in the neighborhood. In recovery every day, walking down the street they are concrete evidence, living breathing billboards for all to see, that change is for real. The performance, "Biggest Recovery Community Anywhere" is informed by these people their insights and wisdom.

ABOUT LAPD
Los Angeles Poverty Department is a theater company comprised primarily of low income and homeless people living in those blocks of downtown Los Angeles known as Skid Row. Founded in 1985, Los Angeles Poverty Department (LAPD) creates performances and multidisciplinary artworks that connect the experience of people living in poverty to the social forces that shape their lives and communities. LAPD's works express the realities, hopes, dreams and rights of people who live and work in L.A.'s Skid Row. "Biggest Recovery Community Anywhere" is produced by LA Poverty Department with support from, The MAP Fund, supported by the Doris Duke Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The National Endowment for the Arts -Theater. The LIA Fund, The City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, The LA County Arts Commission, and DLANC, the Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council.

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16. Roberta Allen, FF Alumn, at the 14th St. YMCA, Manhattan, April 17

Hello to Everyone,

I will be doing a FREE Writing Personal Stories Workshop at
the YMCA, 125 W. 14th St., 4/17, 6:15-7:30 PM

Discover your true subject, style and form in the process of writing short personal stories, using Roberta's time-proven Energy Method. How is "what happened" transformed by the writer's self? In this hands-on workshop, you will write your own stories quickly and easily and learn the basics of story writing.
www.robertaallen.com

Creative Writing Workshops For 22 Years

"Roberta Allen is an untapped gold mine!"
--Janet Coleman, WBAI FM Radio, NYC, Cat Radio Cafe

"Roberta Allen is an untapped gold mine!"
--Janet Coleman, Cat Radio Cafe, WBAI FM Radio, NY

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

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