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Contents for August 06, 2013

1. Grace Roselli, FF Alumn, at Gemeentemuseum Helmond, The Netherlands, thru September 8

I'm in a group show in the Netherlands at the Gemeentemuseum Helmond thru Sept.8: 'Coup De Chapeau', Highlights from the Vescom collection:



2. Katherine Behar, FF Alumn, at 32 Old Slip, Manhattan, Aug. 16

Dear Friends,

If you are in New York this month, please join me in Wall Street for a new site-specific performance I've designed for the building at 32 Old Slip. I hope to see you there!

Best wishes,

Street.s/wall.ing/in is a site-specific performance about architectural trauma and urban memory. Dancers will occupy colored shapes derived from transient urban architectural forms to animate, explore, and haunt the exterior of 32 Old Slip in Manhattan's Wall Street district.

Dancers: Stephanie Landouer, Emily Smith, Anne Brink.

Curated by Ombretta Agró for Art Assets
Supported by a space grant from LaunchPad.

August 16, 2013
5:30-7:30 PM
32 Old Slip
Exterior arcade and courtyard
New York City, New York

More info: http://www.waterstreetpops.com/calendar/?eventid=190

More info: http://artassets.com/portfolio/water-street-pops/



3. Doug Skinner, FF Alumn, at Jalopy Theater, Brooklyn, Aug. 11

The Ullage Group is pleased to present a memorial screening of Les Blank's short films. Sadly, Les died of bladder cancer this past April, leaving behind an astonishing film legacy that has been largely unseen, due to the unconventional length and subject matter of his films. Harrod Blank will also be present to discuss his father's work and their unusual relationship. The following films will be screened with numerous breaks for beer.

God Respects us When We Work, But Loves Us When We Dance, 1968, 20min. (A film about the psychedelic LA "Love-in" of 1967) Hot Pepper, 1973, 54min. (A film about Zydeco king Clifton Chenier) Stoney Knows How, 1981, 29 min. (A portrait of master dwarf tattoo artist Stoney Sinclair) Marc and Ann, 1991, 27 min. (A film about Cajun musicians Marc and Ann Savoy) Cigarette Blues, 1985, 6 min. (An anti-smoking film with Sonny Rhodes)

**As an added bonus we will also be screening Pohaku, a new short film by David Silberberg about the making of a ukulele and "Get by on Your Wits" a
5 min scene with Les from Oh My God it's Harrod Blank, by David Silberberg. David is a filmmaker and long time sound man for Les.

When: 3 pm, August 11th, 2013

Where: Jalopy Theater, 315 Columbia St., Brooklyn NY 11231.

For directions to The Jalopy Theatre visit http://www.jalopy.biz

Admission will be $10, and all proceeds will go to The Les Blank Legacy.



4. Paul Henry Ramirez, FF Alumn, at Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC, thru spring 2014

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

I am excited to announce that the Corcoran Gallery of Art is featuring my work from their permanent collection. The exhibition, Modern and Contemporary Art Since 1945, is now on view through spring of 2014. I hope you'll have a chance to see it!

All the best,

Modern and Contemporary Art Since 1945
July 2013 - Spring 2014
Corcoran Gallery of Art
500 Seventeenth Street NW
Washington, DC 20006
Gallery: (202) 639-1700



5. Michelle Stuart, FF Alumn, at Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, NY, Aug. 9

Join Us for an Intimate Gallery Talk with Michelle Stuart

The Artist's View: Michelle Stuart
Friday, August 9, 6 pm
$10 | Free for Members, Children, and Students, includes Museum admission
Space is limited; advance reservations strongly recommended
Parrish Art Museum, 279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill, NY 11976 | T 631-283-2118

An ongoing series of intimate gallery talks, The Artist's View will feature Michelle Stuart, the internationally acclaimed artist known for a rich body of work inspired by her lifelong interest in the earth and the cosmos. The talk will begin in the exhibition Michelle Stuart: Drawn from Nature, which includes more than 50 works ranging from 1968 to the present that encompass Stuart's pioneering range of mediums and highlight her early contributions to process-based sculpture and Land Art, her use of nontraditional natural materials, and her lifelong passion for photography. After the walk-through, a collective conversation, moderated by Alicia Longwell, Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Chief Curator, Art and Education, will take place in the Lichtenstein Theater.



6. Billy X. Curmano, FF Alumn, at Boswell Book Co., Milwaukee, WI, Aug. 13

Billy X. Curmano, "Futurism's Bastard Son," book release/signing 7 p.m. August 13 Boswell Book Co., 2559 North Downer Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53211
http://www.boswellbooks.com/ 414.332.1181
News Release and book jacket image attached.

Sometimes organizations with tight budgets are interested in "Futurism's Bastard Son" for their libraries, but just can't quite swing it. Printing and shipping costs from Europe make it difficult for me to fill their requests.
We've designed a book plate to acknowledge patrons that donate copies with a simple message, "This volume the gift of______"
When ordering indicate "donor copy" with name as it should appear. Special thanks to previous donors: Margarita Baumann, Susan Russell and Steve Smith

Thank you for your continued interest,

Billy X.




7. Cave Dogs, FF Alumns, at FringeNYC, Manhattan, August 10-24

Cave Dogs performs Sure-Minded Uncertainties at The New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC) this August. Join us for a performance on Sat. 8/10 (8:15pm), Wed. 8/14 (7:15pm), Thurs. 8/15 (3:45pm), Sat. 8/17 (6pm) and Sat. 8/24 (12:45pm). Visit www.FringeNYC.org for ticket information and www.cavedogs.org for more information about us!

Cave Dogs members are Suzanne Stokes, James Fossett, Ted Conway, Douglas Keller, Adam Mastropaolo and Maria Jansdotter-Farr . Grammy Award winning Dean Jones created the soundtrack

We bring together visual artists, musicians, dancers, storytellers, and writers in the spirit of experimental interdisciplinary collaboration. Innovative, large-scale shadow projections, cast onto a scrim from props and actors, move in concert with projected video imagery and an original soundtrack. We tell stories, create visual tableaus, and produce effects that conjure the dreamlike quality of early experimental film. This multi-media artifact documents, preserves, and celebrates important cultural voices and stories. We hope our stories charm, intrigue, challenge, and captivate all of you

Sure-minded Uncertainties, explores science, technology and nature through the alternative lenses of micro and macro perspectives, situations and experiences. A range of fantastical characters and modern day archetypes, including a scientist, a naturalist, an ancient wise woman, a tailor, a technology man and a chrysalis, navigate a series of transformations throughout several scenes. The performance presents vibrant storytelling; merging ancient traditions, shadow puppet theatre and contemporary art forms - including film, video, sound, and computer-generated animation. Enjoy a healthy dose of the sublime, the exciting, the absurd and downright fun. It's magical, like watching dreams cross into the conscious world.

Cave Dogs international performances include, The Malmo (Sweden) Cultural Festival, The Grand Ol & Mat (Malmo, Sweden), Friskolen 70 (Copenhagan, Denmark) . New York performances include, Power House Theater at Vassar College, The Woodstock Fringe Festival, P .S . 122 (NYC), Henry Street Settlement (NYC), HERE (NYC), The Woodstock Comeau Property, The Widow Jane Mine(Rosendale, NY), BSP (Kingston, NY), Julien J . Studley Theatre and McKenna Theatre at SUNY New Paltz . National performances included the New Orleans Fringe Festival, Mobius (Boston), as well as engagements at The School of the Museum of Fine Arts (Boston), The Massachusetts College of Art, The Cambridge Multicultural Art Center and Boston College and The Center for Contemporary Art in Santa Fe, NM .

Cave Dogs have received multiple grants from both The Jim Henson Foundation (NYC), and Franklin Furnace (NYC).



8. Beth Lapides, FF Alumn, in Time magazine, August 1

Hi Guys,

Hope this finds you well!

An essay I wrote for an book called "No Kidding: Women Writers on Bypassing Parenthood" was excerpted in Time today!


Ironically, when Henriette Mantel asked me to write it, I was in the midst of a massive, major, tumultuous life shift. I had absolutely NO time. So I wrote the piece in 5 minute chunks, between moving, and crying, and letting go, and getting willing, and grabbing on and producing 4 episodes of UnCab for Amazon. I almost didn't hand in. But I finally I did press send. And it turns out I had enough time to end up in Time!

Here's hoping you have a more time than you think you have!


PS -If you happen to have time on Sunday, UnCabaret is going to be very delicious this week and I absolutely insist that you come if you can.


Beth Lapides



UnCabaret Amazon VOD Available Now!



9. Isabella Bannerman, FF Alumn, at Cartoon Art Museum, San Francisco, CA, Aug. 15

Cartoon Art Museum's Third Thursday presents Laydeez Do Comics with special guest Isabella Bannerman

Thursday, August 15, 2013 from 5:00-8:00 pm
Free and open to the public

The Cartoon Art Museum's Third Thursday late-night gallery hours and Laydeez Do Comics host special guest Isabella Bannerman for a presentation on August 15, 2013 from 5-8 pm. This event is free and open to the public.

About Isabella Bannerman:
Isabella Bannerman has been a cartoonist since 1987, when she was in the San Francisco Bay Guardian. Her work has been in many publications, including Glamour, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, World War 3 Illustrated and The Funny Times <http://www.funnytimes.com/> <http://www.worldwar3illustrated.org/> As an animator, she has contributed to MTV, Pee Wee's Playhouse, and the TV show Doug. Her Coffee God image is licensed by Northern Sun <http://www.northernsun.com/Coffee-Worship-Poster-%284149%29.html>

Isabella is the Monday artist for Six Chix, a comic strip syndicated by King Features <http://kingfeatures.com/comics/comics-a-z/?id=6Chix> syndicate. Six Chix can be seen daily throughComics Kingdom <http://www.oregonlive.com/comics-kingdom/?feature_id=6Chix> . See more of her work at isabellabannerman.com and

About Laydeez Do Comics:
Laydeez Do Comics San Francisco is a unique graphic novel/narrative forum with a focus on comic works beyond the mainstream superhero genre. Visit laydeezdocomics.com<http://laydeezdocomics.com> and find Laydeez Do Comics San Francisco on Facebook!

Third Thursdays occurs every month of the year in the Yerba Buena neighborhood of San Francisco, involving galleries and museums extending their hours throughout the neighborhood to create a lively atmosphere of arts and interaction. For more information visityerbabuena.org <http://visityerbabuena.org/events/third-thursdays-in-yerba-buena/>

Cartoon Art Museum - 655 Mission Street - San Francisco, CA 94105
415-CAR-TOON www.cartoonart.org
Hours: Tues.-Sun. 11:00 - 5:00, Closed Monday
General Admission:$7.00 - Student/Senior:$5.00 - Children 6-12:$3.00 - Members & Children under 6: Free

The Cartoon Art Museum is a tax-exempt, non-profit, educational organization dedicated to the collection, preservation, study and exhibition of original cartoon art in all forms.



10. Anahi Caceres, FF Alumn, at Palais de Glace, Buenos Aires, Argentina, opening August 9

Anahi Caceres' exhibition "De la misma matriz, una mirada restrospectiva" was first shown at the Museum Caraffa in Córdoba, until March, and now the exhibition is opening at the Palais de Glace in Buenos Aires. The opening is this Friday August 9, 7 pm. and the exhibition runs until September 8.



Goings On is compiled weekly by Harley Spiller