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Contents for January 21, 2019

1. Jo Andres, Rebecca Moore, Lucy Sexton, FF Alumns, in The New York Times, January 16

Please visit the complete illustrated article linked here (text only follows below):

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/16/obituaries/jo-andres-dead.html

The New York Times
OBITUARIES
Jo Andres, Innovative Choreographer and Filmmaker, Dies at 64
by Richard Sandomir
Jan. 16, 2019

Jo Andres, a visual artist whose experimental choreography performed at clubs in downtown Manhattan and evocative short films were imbued with fantastical and dreamlike imagery, died on Jan. 6 at her home in Brooklyn. She was 64.
Her husband, the actor Steve Buscemi, said the cause was encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis, which is characterized by intestinal blockage. She had also been treated for ovarian cancer.

When Ms. Andres arrived in New York from Ohio in the early 1980s, she began to develop choreography that immersed the audience in a more sensually enriching experience than simply watching dancers, like herself, performing onstage.
"We had all studied modern dance and dance composition," Lucy Sexton, who attended Ohio University with Ms. Andres and performed with her, said in a telephone interview. "But when we came to New York, we were performing in nightclubs and punk-rock clubs, so her dances wedded two traditions: modern dance and performance art."

To achieve her goal, Ms. Andres used a multimedia strategy. She used slides (of stick figures, bones, skulls and abstract shapes she had drawn or painted) and film (on which she scratched lines that swirled around the performers in them) and then projected the images onto her dancers as they moved to music and manipulated wispy tulle.
The images themselves seemed to dance as the performers moved the tulle around the stage, Ms. Sexton said. Layers of different-colored tulle made the images appear to reverberate in a holographic effect.
"Marvel followed marvel in 'Dreaming Out Loud,'" the New York Times dance critic Jack Anderson wrote in 1990. "The production was dominated by films projected on three screens. Cinematic images appeared and vanished. Upside-down faces rippled on the screens like reflections in water, then were swallowed up by a void. Bodies seemed to float weightless in space."

Ms. Andres said she had hoped to create a "mood thing" by mixing dance with film and slides.

"For me," she told The Los Angeles Times in 1988, "it is more interesting to change the flatness of film - to make it kind of 3-D and to make light dance - and to make the dancing look less dimensional, more compressed, like pictures, mysterious symbols, where the light bends and shifts, than to work with just the human form."
Mary Jo Andres was born on May 21, 1954, in Wichita, Kan., and moved with her family to Hilliard, Ohio, a suburb of Columbus, when she was 2 years old. Her father, Martin, was a professor of veterinary medicine at Ohio State University; her mother, Rosemarie (Caiaccia) Andres, was a home economics teacher.

Growing up in what she called a "dark and scary" emotional environment, Ms. Andres, to her parents' dismay, painted her bedroom in shades of yellow and orange that reminded her of the sun, she told Jung Journal, a quarterly publication about culture and psychology, in 2012. Her parents began introducing her as their "creative child," she said.
"I was embarrassed because I knew that wasn't really a good thing," she said. "My parents didn't quite know what to do with my creativity, but it's interesting that they allowed it."

She began dancing in high school - which did not impress her parents, who she said believed dance was an exhibitionistic art that would expose her to "weirdos" - and sneaked away for private lessons, which she paid for through a job at a pharmacy.
She graduated from Ohio University, in Athens, with a bachelor's degree in dance, and later earned a master's in film there.

By the early 1990s, Ms. Andres had largely stopped working as a choreographer, although she directed a dance number in "The Impostors," a 1998 film directed and starring Stanley Tucci; instead she turned to making short films.
One of them, "Black Kites" (1996), adapted portions of a diary written by the visual artist Izeta Gradevic while she was hiding from snipers and mortars in the basement of an abandoned theater during the siege of Sarajevo in 1992, early in the Bosnian war. Ms. Andres - who shot the film in her basement in Brooklyn with roles played by Mr. Buscemi and their son, Lucian - mixed surreal imagery with dramatic scenes to convey the terror and hope recorded by Ms. Gradevic.

"I describe my aesthetic style as 'perceptual mischief,'" Ms. Andres said in an interview with the International Forum of New Cinema in 1997, when "Black Kites" was shown at the Berlin International Film Festival.

Ms. Gradevic, now the creative director of the Sarajevo Film Festival, wrote in an email that Ms. Andres's film illustrated the pain of her wartime experience "and the absurdity of our capacity to dream in the most unimaginable situations."
Film and dance were not Ms. Andres's only artistic endeavors: She also painted and created cyanotypes, using a 19th-century photographic process to produce eerie, nightmarish deep-blue images.

In addition to her husband and son, Ms. Andres is survived by her brothers, Tim, Pat and Mike, and a sister, Dayna Andres Harp.

Ms. Andres's friendship with the jazz singer Diana Krall led her to direct a film of Ms. Krall performing "When the Curtain Comes Down," with Mr. Buscemi as a carnival barker and song-and-dance man. It served as the overture to Ms. Krall's performances of vaudeville songs during her "Glad Rag Doll" tour in 2012 and 2013.

"We had such an intuitive relationship with each other," Ms. Krall said of Ms. Andres in a telephone interview. "I said, 'Do the film, as you'd like,' and when I saw it, I said,

'This is exactly what I want.' She understood Magritte, silent movies and Stan Laurel - there are elements of all of them in it. And her choreography of Steve, and his body language, are amazing. She captured all this in a piece that had empathy, humor and darkness."

A version of this article appears in print on Jan. 17, 2019, on Page A22 of the New York edition with the headline: Jo Andres, Visual Artist Who Thrived on 'Perceptual Mischief,' Is Dead at 64.

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2. Michelle Handelman, Alison O'Daniel, FF Alumns, receive Creative Capital Award 2019

please visit this link:

https://creative-capital.org/award/awardees/2019/?artistview

thank you

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3. Pamela Enz, FF Alumn, at Dixon Place, Manhattan, Jan. 25

Special Friends in art +
Please consider coming to the event which is a culmination of years of work & passion Chock full of talent Elliott Randall Steely Dan Reelin in the Years composing original work as well as arranging songs from the America Canon Listen to attached for a taste. cheers, Pam Enz
http://dixonplace.org/performances/casablanca-on-the-hudson/

Dixon Place presents:
Casablanca on the Hudson
Pamela Enz Julia Petrusak & Elliott Randall January
25th @7:30pm
Dixon Place
161A Chrystie Street - btw Rivington and Delancey NYC
Tix: https://bit.ly/2SHc4GG
'round up the usual suspects...' "Casablanca on the Hudson" a fiery call to arms in
support of those brave angels amongst us who remain through-out light and dark
guardians of humanity's collective miraculous heart."
A zany sexy dialogue arising from the collaborative magic of its creative team led by
composer guitarist Elliott Randall who has recorded or performed with Steely Dan,
The Doobie Brothers, Carly Simon, Seatrain, The Blues Brothers, Peter Wolf, Peter
Frampton, James Galway, Richie Havens, & The American Symphony Orchestra Favorite
of songwriters Jimmy Webb, George and Laura Nyro, a music consultant for
Saturday Night Live and Oliver Stone Mr. Randall sound-scapes this theatrical journey
with original compositions & heart rending arrangements from the American canon.
Dramatist trouble maker & Albee Fellow Pamela Enz's text is again the backdrop for
Media Designer Julie Petuskak's inventive evocative video projections. Ms. Petrusak's
a selected artist for the Oulu Dance Hack 2017 in Oulu, Finland, 2018 BRIC Media Arts
Fellow and M.FA. Candidate for Video Media Design at Carnegie Mellon University
previous work with Randall delighted:from a Trav S D article on a recent TNC show:
"Intertwined with the tapestry of human interaction is the audio/video-scape devised by
Randall and Petrusak. Said Enz, "As the play was being birthed, Elliot and [Petrusak] came together and created the home in which it could live - evocative without words, and viscerally quite powerful... Our colleague Ève Laroche-Joubert said so smartly that Ms. Petrusak who has evolved from choreographing dance was now simply choreographing images through space."

Director Liza Couser helms the wondrous cast with OBIE winner Meg MacCary,
Elizabeth Inghram, stars Person of Interest, Black List, Royal Pains, Gossip Girl,
Michael Wiener actor/producer @Roulette, Baryshnikov Center, Soho Repertory, New
York Theater Workshop, MoMA PS1, St. Ann's Warehouse, HERE, & films awards at
Sundance, & Comic Con, Maria Fontanals HOLA Award 2018 and 2017 for Outstanding
Performance by a Female Actor & Latin ACE Award 2017 for Best Comedic Actress.
Rounding out the cast Ryan Burton best known for A Nightmare on Elm Street
Franchise, Caleb Donahoe feature debuts Summertime Dropouts summer 2019 and
singer actress extraordinaire Sam West.

Stage Manager Jackie Pageau
All Press Inquiries: to badreptheater2@gmail.com or 347 765-5645

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4. Blaise Tobia, FF Alumn, at CAA Annual Meeting, Manhattan, Feb. 15

Blaise Tobia, FF Alumn, will chair a panel "The Forgotten Federal Artist" about the CETA Artists Projects of the 1970s that rivaled the WPA in size but are little known. At the CAA annual meeting, Friday, February 15, 12:30-1:30 PM. Grand Ballroom East, Hilton Hotel. Free and open to the public!

Friday 2/15 12:30-1:30 PM. Grand Ballroom East of the Hilton Hotel. Free and open to the public. Thanks! - Blaise

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5. Mark Bloch, FF Alumn, now online at whitehotmagazine.com

Jae Ko: Drift at Heather Gaudio by Mark Bloch

https://whitehotmagazine.com/articles/gaudio-in-new-canaan-connecticut/4129
A very interesting woman and a very interesting show that I wrote about recently. I'd say hot off the presses but she kind of changes the meaning of paper!

"Drift," is Jae Ko's first solo exhibition at Heather Gaudio Fine Art. Ko created, as a centerpiece, one of her striking oversized wall installations consisting of over 80 reams of adding-machine paper that wind toward gallery ceilings.

Early explorations such as submerging utilitarian Kraft paper into ocean-soaked sand led to her positioning the physical properties of paper and against techniques used in Japanese, Korean and Chinese paper traditions. Concentric circles, waves, water rings and ripples in sand create a counterpoint between the human-made and the natural world. Her unique geometry led eventually to rolls of adding machine and cash register paper immersed in black Sumi inks coiled into different forms.

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6. Kathy Westwater, M. Lamar, FF Alumns, at NY Live Arts, Manhattan, Feb. 14-16

I am excited to share that tickets are now available for Rambler, Worlds Worlds A Part. I hope you can join us for one of the performances on February 14, 15 & 16!
Kathy

Lumberyard and New York Live Arts
present

Rambler, Worlds Worlds A Part
by Kathy Westwater

Performed by Ilona Bito, Thomas F. DeFrantz, Alex Romania, Rakia Seaborn, Paul Singh, Stacy Lynn Smith, and Kathy Westwater

Music by Julius Eastman, performed live by Joseph Kubera and Adam Tendler

special appearance by M. Lamar performing original work in tribute to Eastman

Set design by Jae Lee
Lighting design by Roderick Murray
Dramaturgy by Melanie George

Thursday, February 14, 15 & 16
7:30pm

New York Live Arts
219 West 19th Street
NYC

Tickets: $15-20
to purchase, go here:
https://newyorklivearts.org/event/rambler-worlds-worlds-a-part/

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7. Lorraine O'Grady, FF Alumn, at Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco, CA, thru April 14

January 16 - April 14, 2019

Alexander Gray Associates announces Black Refractions: Highlights from The Studio Museum in Harlem, including work by Frank Bowling, Melvin Edwards, and Lorraine O'Grady. Curated by Connie H. Choi, the exhibition is organized by Emily Kuhlmann at the Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco, CA.

The institution's press release follows:

Museum of the African Diaspora is the inaugural venue for Black Refractions: Highlights from The Studio Museum in Harlem, a major traveling exhibition created by the American Federation of Arts (AFA) in collaboration with The Studio Museum in Harlem. Black Refractions surveys close to a century of creative achievements by artists of African descent and is the first traveling exhibition in twenty-five years to reveal the breadth and expansive growth of the Studio Museum's permanent collection. MoAD's showing of the exhibition includes over sixty works by over fifty artists across all media dating from the 1920s to the present.

"The Studio Museum in Harlem is a sanctuary, foundation, and steward for artists of African descent around the world," said Emily Kuhlmann, Director of Exhibitions and Curatorial Affairs at MoAD. "The work that we do at MoAD is inspired and upheld by the legacy of the Studio Museum, and we are so honored to be able to share this work with our audiences in the San Francisco Bay Area."

The landmark exhibition explores the vital contributions of artists of African descent, proposing a plurality of narratives of black artistic production and multiple approaches to understanding these works. Such an ambitious, multifaceted project is uniquely possible through the use of the Studio Museum's collection. Through its pioneering exhibitions, public programs, artist residencies, and bold acquisitions, The Studio Museum in Harlem has served as a nexus for artists of African descent locally, nationally, and internationally since its founding in 1968.

Through its groundbreaking Artist-in-Residence program, the Studio Museum has supported many distinguished artists at decisive stages in their careers. The exhibition includes artworks by renowned alumni of the residency program such as Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Chakaia Booker, David Hammons, Kerry James Marshall, Mickalene Thomas, and Kehinde Wiley. Black Refractions also presents iconic works by artists Beauford Delaney, Barkley Hendricks, Alma Thomas, and James VanDerZee, among others.

The traveling exhibition is an important initiative created to share The Studio Museum in Harlem's collection with audiences throughout the country during the closure of its galleries, as the Museum prepares for the construction of its new home, designed by Adjaye Associates in collaboration with Cooper Robertson. MoAD is pleased to be the first venue on the exhibition's national tour that includes Gibbes Museum of Art (SC), Kalamazoo Institute of Arts (MI), Smith College Museum of Art (MA), Frye Art Museum (WA), and Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UT).

"We are delighted to share the incomparable collection of The Studio Museum in Harlem with audiences across the nation," said Pauline Willis, Director, and CEO of the American Federation of Arts. "Black Refractions highlights historically significant pieces alongside works by some of the most critically important artists in the field today. The AFA is honored to travel this exhibition and spark dialogue around the artistic contributions by artists of the African diaspora."

"Over the past fifty years, The Studio Museum in Harlem has played a catalytic role across the United States and the world in advancing the work of visual artists of African descent," said Thelma Golden, Director and Chief Curator of the Studio Museum. "Now, we are thrilled to collaborate with AFA in sharing works from our collection during an historic moment in the life of the Museum. Though the doors of our former building may be closed, through Black Refractions we are able to carry our mission to new audiences, maintaining ourselves as a point of contact between artists of African descent and people across the country."

"Through our collaboration with AFA and these important institutions, we are able to explore the Studio Museum's collection in new ways, while continuing to generate interest and scholarship around the work of artists of African descent," said Connie H. Choi, Associate Curator, Permanent Collection at the Studio Museum. "Black Refractions deepens our ability to share works and engage with new audiences in new environments, providing additional contexts in which we can understand the powerful works in our collection."

More information on Black Refractions.
More information on Frank Bowling, Melvin Edwards, and Lorraine O'Grady.

Press Inquires
press@alexandergray.com

Alexander Gray Associates
Alexander Gray Associates is a contemporary art gallery in New York. Through exhibitions, research, and artist representation, the Gallery spotlights artistic movements and artists who emerged in the mid- to late-Twentieth Century. Influential in cultural, social, and political spheres, these artists are notable for creating work that crosses geographic borders, generational contexts and artistic disciplines. Alexander Gray Associates is a member of the Art Dealers Association of America.

Alexander Gray Associates
510 West 26 Street, New York NY 10001 United States
Telephone: +1 212 399 2636
Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
www.alexandergray.com
info@alexandergray.com

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8. Sonya Rapoport, FF Alumn, January news

The Sonya Rapoport Legacy Trust is excited to announce the publication of a very thoughtfully researched and lavishly illustrated article, The Personal is Computable: Sonya Rapoport, by Leslie Jones, Curator of Prints and Drawings at LACMA, in the current "Machine Learning" issue of Art in Print.

Jones, who has done on-site research at the SRLT with Rapoport's original artworks, has produced an informed, in-depth exploration of Rapoport's engagement with the computer, from her earliest drawings on computer printout paper in the mid-1970's, to her computer-mediated "audience participation performances" of the 1980's.

"AN AESTHETIC RESPONSE" - SPECIAL EVENTS

Sonya Rapoport's exhibition An Aesthetic Response is currently on view at Casemore Kirkeby Gallery, SF. Gallery hours are Tuesday - Saturday, 11am - 6pm, through January 26th.

The exhibition was selected by the SF Chronicle as one of Four Exhibitions to See in January!

Please join us for the public events scheduled during air fairs week in San Francisco:

BREAKFAST WITH THE GALLERIES
10am - noon, Thursday, January 17th
Minnesota Street Project Atrium - 1275 Minnesota Street, SF

UNTITLED VIP ART PARTY
7 - 10pm, Saturday, January 19th
Minnesota Street Project - 1275 Minnesota Street, SF

We will be there and would love to show you the work!
Sincerely,
Farley Gwazda
Director, Sonya Rapoport Legacy Trust
sonyarapoport.org

Copyright (c) 2019 Sonya Rapoport Legacy Trust, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
Sonya Rapoport Legacy Trust
1201 6th St.
Berkeley, CA 94710

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9. Linda Mary Montano, FF Alumn, at SUNY New Paltz, NY, Feb. 9-April 14

THE ART/LIFE HOSPITAL: Linda Mary Montano
FEBRUARY 9-APRIL 14
Performances: February 9, 5-7; Lecture on Art and Death( with others) April 13, 2pm; Final Performance April 14 Time TBA

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10. Frank Moore, FF Alumn, now online

Frank Moore, FF Alumn, featured in a new web documentary, Art of a Shaman - Part 1

Art of a Shaman - Part 1

Art of a Shaman - Part 1 is a new video presentation of shaman performance artist Frank Moore's book by the same name. It features readings of the first 10 chapters of the book, with photos, film and video footage from Frank's life and performances. The chapter readings are by people who played an important part in Frank's life.

Art of a Shaman - Part 1 includes the chapters, "A Lucky Guy", "A Wounded Healer", "Art of Reshaping Reality", "Roots of Performance", "A Channel, not a Creator", "Learning the Trickster's Art", "Nonfilms", "Art of Risking", "Time, Community, Inter-Relations", and "Theater of Human Melting".

In "Art of a Shaman", originally delivered as a lecture at New York University in 1990 as part of the conference, "New Pathways in Performance", Frank Moore explores performance and art in general terms of them being a magical way to effect change in the world. He looks at performance as an art of melting action, ritualistic shamanistic doings/playings. By using his career and life as a "baseline", Moore explains the dynamic playing within the context of reality shaping. He brings in concepts from modern physics, mythology and psychology.

The video, as well as the full text of the book, are available on Frank's website at: http://www.eroplay.com/Cave/ArtShaman/artsham.html

And on Vimeo at: https://vimeo.com/311275925 .

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10. Cheri Gaulke, FF Alumn, at Slamdance Film Festival, Park City, UT, Jan. 25 and 31

Gloria's Call, a short documentary directed by Cheri Gaulke and presented by ACCCA Productions, has been selected to screen at the 2019 Slamdance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, January 25 and 31, 2019.

The 17-minute film Gloria's Call uses art, animation and storytelling to celebrate the wild adventures of groundbreaking scholar Dr. Gloria Orenstein as she follows her muse to the cafes of Paris and the mountaintops of Samiland. In 1971, graduate student Gloria Orenstein received a call from Surrealist artist Leonora Carrington that sparked a lifelong journey into art, ecofeminism and shamanism. Gloria's story gives a glimpse into how her life was forever changed through her friendships with the women artists of Surrealism and a mystical shaman.

Gloria's Call was produced by artists Cheri Gaulke (director, screenwriter), Cheryl Bookout (animation), Anne Gauldin (screenwriter, animation), Sue Maberry (animation) and Christine Papalexis (animation). The film features original music by Emmy winner and Oscar-nominated composer Miriam Cutler.

Link to film trailer: http://gloriascall.com/trailer/

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12. Stephanie Brody-Lederman, Christa Maiwald, FF Alumns, at Kathryn Markel Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY, opening Feb. 2

Stephanie Brody-Lederman in "Connections" exhibition at Markel gallery curated by Arlene Bujese

CONNECTIONS
curated by Arlene Bujese @ Kathryn Markel Gallery
February 2 - 24, 2019
opening reception
Saturday, February 2nd, 5 - 7
SHARI ABRAMSON . MARCEL BALLY
MONICA BANKS . PRISCILLA BOWDEN
STEPHANIE BRODY LEDERMAN
FELISA DELL . ROBIN GIANIS
CAROL HUNT . DENNIS LERI
SUSAN LAZARUS REIMEN
CHRISTA MAIWALD . BARRY McCALLION
FULVIO MASSI . BO PARSONS

2418 montauk highway, bridgehampton, ny
gallery hours: Saturday & Sunday 11-5 and by appointment 631-324-2823

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13. Robert Mapplethorpe, FF Alumn, at New Media Theater, Manhattan, Feb. 12

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
presents
ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE
A film by Paul Tschinkel
New Media Theater February 12, 2019, 6 PM
1071 5th Ave, New York, NY 10128

This documentary looks at the life and work of Robert Mapplethorpe, a world renowned and controversial photographer, who died of AIDS in 1989. It explores his photography, his relationship to the downtown New York art world, and the gay S&M club scene prevalent in the eighties. His infamously explicit pictures of the gay, leather, New York Underground were considered groundbreaking and made him a cause celebre. Mapplethorpe's portraits, flowers, erotic subject matter and artistic presentation, elevated the photograph to serious art, worthy of exhibition in galleries and museums.
In this documentary, conducted by Marc H. Miller PhD, we see a 1983 interview with the youthful and mythic Robert Mapplethorpe. In his downtown loft, he talks about his ideas, inspiration, and his highly charged subject matter depicted in his work. Included are interviews with Jack Walls, Mapplethorpe's partner; artist Brice Marden; Holly Solomon, his first dealer; his father, Harry Mapplethorpe; and Father Stack, his priest in Floral Park, Long Island. Also commenting are curator Richard Marshall, brother Edward Mapplethorpe, photographer Gilles Larrain, lawyer Michael Ward Stout, artist Louise Bourgeois, and biographer Patricia Morrisroe.
Due to explicit content and imagery, this program is recommended for MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY.
"I was very impressed with the documentary and thought it was a first-rate accomplishment."
- Howard Guttenplan, Director of Millennium Film Workshop
"I found it fascinating in so many ways and felt it humanized Mapplethorpe like nothing else I've seen. ... Thanks for giving me a fresh look at a monumental talent."
- Robert Byrd, Senior Program Officer, Jerome Foundation

Paul Tschinkel, a Yale School of Art educated artist and filmmaker, is a long time resident of SOHO and the Downtown art world. Since 1970 Tschinkel has participated in, and witnessed the many changes that have transformed SOHO and it's artistic life. He has shown his work at various SOHO galleries, performances, exhibitions, and events in lofts, theaters, and the streets of SOHO. As artist-turned video filmmaker, he has recorded much of the art and music scene. In 1974, after showing video pieces in galleries, he cablecast his work, as well as fellow artists' work, exhibitions, interviews, and the emerging downtown artistic scene on Manhattan Cable TV. "Paul Tschinkel's Inner-Tube", a weekly "Gallery on Art and Artists" was cablecast Sunday evenings for over a decade, from 1974-84. As an active member of the art community since the early 70's, Tschinkel, affectionately referred to as the 'Mayor of SOHO, continues to produce and direct ART/new york.
(commentary and interviews for these programs - art historian and curator, Marc H. Miller)

For information contact: Paul Tschinkel at artny@bestweb.net
and Laili Amighi at lamighi@guggenheim.org

Paul Tschinkel
Producer / Director
ART new york
138 Prince Street
New York, NY 10012

http://artnewyork.org/programs Copyright (c) 2018 Innertube LLC, All rights reserved.
Our mailing address is:
artny@bestweb.net

Paul Tschinkel
Producer / Director
ART new york
138 Prince Street
New York, NY 10012

http://artnewyork.org/programs

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14. Carey Lovelace, FF Alumn, at The Dramatists Guild, Manhattan, Jan. 26

I have the good fortune to be having a reading of The Osprey Tree as at the Dramatists Guild as part of "DG Footlights," January 26th at 8:30pm. If you missed it at the Actors Studio...a second chance!
Please rsvp: alexis@fastlaneprojects.com for a (free!) ticket.

will feature a reading of

The Osprey Tree
By Carey Lovelace
Directed by Keith Bulla

Saturday, January 26th, 8:30PM

Tickets are free. Please RSVP to alexismorley@fastlaneprojects.com

Featuring: Charlotte Cohn*, Monica Howe, Bo Corre*, Randall Holden
Stage Directions: Anna Clare Kerr

The Mary Rodgers Room
at The Dramatists Guild
1501 Broadway (On 43rd Street off of 7th Avenue)
7th Floor
Please bring ID
*Member, Actors' Equity

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15. R. Sikoryak, FF Alumn, at Dixon Place, Manhattan, Jan. 30

Dixon Place presents
CAROUSEL
Comics Performances and Picture Shows, hosted by R. Sikoryak.
Live readings and projected presentations of graphic novels, cartoons, and other visual art, presented by writers, artists, musicians, and voice actors.
Featuring:
Marcellus Hall
Jeff Lewonczyk
Summer Pierre
A. T. Pratt
Jim Torok
Lauren R. Weinstein
Wednesday, Jan 30, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Dixon Place, 161A Chrystie Street (btwn Rivington & Delancey), NYC
Tickets: $15 (advance),
$18 (at the door),
$12 (students/seniors/idNYC in advance, $15 at the door)
Advance tickets & info: (212) 219-0736
http://dixonplace.org/performances/carousel-01-30/
(The Dixon Place Lounge is open before, during, and after the show. All proceeds directly support DP's mission and artists.

BIOS:
Marcellus Hall's work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, TheAtlantic, and Time, as well as in American Illustration, the Society of Illustrators, and Communication Arts annuals. He has illustrated 9 children's books, including the self-penned Everyone Sleeps. His debut long-form comic narrative, Kaleidoscope City, was published in 2018 by Bittersweet Editions. See more at www.marcellushall.com

Jeff Lewonczyk is a recovering playwright and aspiring cartoonist who lives in Brooklyn. His children's holiday comedy Bethlehem or Bust has been performed in schools across the country, and his illustrated travelogue "I Went To India, and All I Brought You Were These Lousy Cartoons" has been featured in publications ranging from Buzzfeed to the Hindustan Times. Visit his website at jeffisaweso.me.

Summer Pierre is a cartoonist and writer living in the Hudson Valley. She is the author most recently of the graphic memoir All The Sad Songs (from Retrofit) and the autobiographical series Paper Pencil Life. Her work has appeared in TheNewYorker.com, PEN America, Upworthy, and The Comics Journal, among other places.

A. T. Pratt is a cartoonist whose comics and other printed work often features tricks and special features such as fold-outs, pop-ups and peek-a-boos. He is also Chief Creative Officer of MrMiSocki, a sock brand that comes with comics about the characters (who are the socks).

Jim Torok is a fine artist, and a cartoonist too. His work can be seen in New York at Pierogi Gallery.

Lauren R. Weinstein's highly acclaimed comic strip, Normel Person, can be found at Popula and previously in the Village Voice. Sometimes her work can be spotted in the New Yorker. She has published three books: Girl Stories, Inside Vineyland and Goddess of War. Her latest comic is "Mother's Walk," published by Youth in Decline.

R. Sikoryak is the cartoonist responsible for Masterpiece Comics, Terms and Conditions, and The Unquotable Trump (published by Drawn & Quarterly). He's drawn for The New Yorker, The Onion, MAD, and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. He has hosted Carousel since 1997.

Copyright (c) 2019 R. Sikoryak, All rights reserved.

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16. Jacob Burckhardt, FF Alumn, at Suite, Manhattan, Jan. 27

Lavinia Co-op, Jacob Burckhardt, and R. Nemo Hill present:

A Mini Bill Rice Film Festival

including the premiere of
Identity a Poem by Gertrude Stein,
(a long lost gem)

WHEN:
Sunday, January 27, 2019. Doors open at 3PM, screening at 3:30

WHERE:
Suite, 992 Amsterdam avenue at 109th street, http://suitenyc.com

BILL RICE:
A painter, film actor, and an unaffiliated scholar, Bill Rice (1931 - 2006) was for decades a linchpin of the now all-but-extinct cultural underground of the Lower East Side. He was a terrific, low-key actor with a deep voice and slightly exaggerated, handsome features that put him in company with Humphrey Bogart. Among his diverse achievements, Rice worked with noted Gertrude Stein expert Ulla Dydo on Gertrude Stein: The Language That Rises.
Although Mr. Rice originally identified himself as a painter, since the late 1970s he was best known as a stage and film actor who worked with Jim Jarmusch, Robert Frank, Jack Smith, Beth and Scott B, Gary Indiana, Richard Kern, Gary Goldberg, Charles Alcroft, Lei Chou, Lavinia Co-op (Bloolips), R. Nemo Hill, Jacob Burckhardt and Jim Neu.

THE MOVIES:
Identity A Poem by Gertrude Stein By Lei Chou, Starring Bill Rice and Lavinia Co-op, With Michael Cabarubias, R. Nemo Hill, Narrated by Ulla Dydo, Sound by Jacob Burckhardt
The Monkey and the Engineer (1995) By Tom and Jacob Burckhardt, With Bill Rice and Hugh Burckhardt, Music by Marc Ribot, Bill Rice and Jesse Fuller.
Stray Dogs (1984) By Richard Kern, With Bill Rice, David Wojnarowicz, Robin Renzi and Montanna Houston, Music by J. G. Thirlwell
Mesmer (1990) By Gary Goldberg, With Bill Rice and Taylor Meade
Champagne (2004, from Coffee and Cigarettes) By Jim Jarmusch with Bill Rice and Taylor Meade

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17. Pope.L, FF Alumn, at MoMA, Manhattan, Jan. 28

An Evening with Ralph
Lemon and Pope.L
Monday, January 28, 7:00 p.m.
The Museum of Modern Art
The Museum of Modern Art,
Floor T2, Theater 2
For complete information please visit https://www.moma.org/calendar/events/5137
Inspired by his study of Bruce Nauman's Wall/Floor Positions(1965/68), choreographer and artist Ralph Lemon offers a meditation on the body, race, and the space of the studio, followed by a response from the multidisciplinary artist Pope.L and a discussion with Adrienne Edwards, Engell Speyer Family Curator and Curator of Performance at the Whitney Museum of American Art.

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18. Joyce Yu Jean Lee, FF Alumn, now online at hongkongfp.com

Please visit this link:

https://www.hongkongfp.com/2019/01/20/two-artists-ask-what-does-it-mean-to-live-under-the-shadow-of-the-great-firewall/

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19. EIDIA House, FF Alumns, at Plato's Cave, Brooklyn, reception Feb. 28

"Bob Witz: An Orbit All By Himself"

December 12, 2018 to February 28, 2019

Plato's Cave @ EIDIA House
14 Dunham Place, Brooklyn 11249

Closing Reception Thursday February 28th 6-8pm

Hours 1- 6pm, Tuesday - Saturday (or by appointment)

EIDIA House announces the 29th initiative of its ongoing PLATO'S CAVE exhibition, started in 2009. This special holiday salon will feature works from Bob Witz's wry and witty "Milk Carton" series as well as painting portraits of characters conjured from the artist's deeply esoteric imagination.


The result of a meditation inspired originally by the lunches Witz's mother prepared for him as a child in Tomah, Wisconsin, "Milk Cartons" - we dare to propose - is a more subversive twin to Warhol's Soup Cans.


It is an honor for EIDIA House to curate and install Bob Witz's work in the Plato's Cave vault space. While many of the sculptures exist in private and public collections, it will be the first ever exhibit of the near total compilation of Witz's "Milk Carton" series, dating back to the 1980's and including a number of works created in 2018.


Bob recounts the origin story in his characteristic wry terms: "One day, I had this milk carton and an orange juice container and I thought I'd make some art of it."


To further commemorate this often overlooked artist, EIDIA is also in the process of making a documentary film on Witz, a mainstay of New York's downtown scene in the 1970's and 80's. The film (Bob Witz Untitled) will feature Witz's paintings and sculptures, and the literary arts publication "APPEARANCES" to capture the artist's - still at work in his modest one room studio loft - compelling and ever-unfolding story. Including interviews with fellow artists, colleagues, scholars and friends, the film is also a portrait of the artistic circle that spanned the 60 years of Witz's enduring art practice.

Like us at EIDIA House, they have plenty of good things to say:


"I immediately fell in love and was enamored with his works the "Milk Cartons." The work is very much of its time using non-traditional art materials and the process. In the Art World Bob is an orbit all by himself...somebody identified Bob as an outsider artist-no way...he was very much an insider but, as an insider he was an outsider."

- Jean-Noël Herlin, an artist, curator, archivist and bookseller


"I love it [Bob's work] - so quirky and eccentric. He really gets involved with strange materials. He has a really good 'I don't care attitude.'"

- Betty Tompkins, painter


"I really don't like categories, but Bob is an outsider / insider because he's lived in New York all these years."
- Bill Jensen, painter


"Bob is kind of like the last bohemian."
- Phong Bui, Co-Founder and Artistic Director of The Brooklyn Rail


"Bob's a trip!"
- Joe Lewis, visual artist, photographer, musician, art critic, former co-director of FASHION MODA, 1978-1993


Bob Witz was born in Tomah, Wisconsin in 1934. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1959. His correspondence with Artforum magazine in 1973 was published by the editor Robert Pincus-Witten as "Robert Witz: Selections from the Tomah Letters". He is founder and editor of the literary arts magazine, APPEARANCES 1976 - 2000. Witz had a retrospective at the New York Studio School, curated by Phong Bui in 2012 and numerous one person and group shows over the years. His works are in many private and public collections.


For PLATO'S CAVE, EIDIA House Inc. co-directors Melissa P. Wolf and Paul Lamarre (aka EIDIA) curate invited fellow artists to create an installation with (in some cases) an accompanying limited edition. EIDIA House functions as an art gallery and meeting place, collaborating with artists to create "socially radical" art forms framed within the discipline of aesthetic research.

Plato's Cave at EIDIA House 14 Dunham Place Brooklyn, NY 11249
Contact Paul Lamarre or Melissa P. Wolf
646 945 3830
eidiahouse@earthlink.net
https://www.eidia.com/
Trains: J, M, & L
Hours 1-6pm, Tuesday - Saturday (or by appointment)

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20. Jim Costanzo, FF Alumn, online now at https://gregsholette.tumblr.com/

Please visit this link:

https://gregsholette.tumblr.com/

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21. David Antonio Cruz, Guerrilla Girls, Ana Mendieta, Lorraine O'Grady, Martha Rosler, Cindy Sherman, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, FF Alumns, at Gracie Mansion, Manhattan

Please visit this link:

https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/gracie/downloads/pdf/She-Persists-Brochure.pdf

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Goings On is compiled weekly by Harley Spiller