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Contents for September 07, 2021

Weekly Spotlight: Jessica Dobkin, FF Alumn, now online at https://franklinfurnace.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/p17325coll1/id/115/rec/35

In this weekly spotlight, be transported to a lesbian nirvana with “Utopia Roaming”, an hour-long series of performances by FF Alumn Jessica L. Dobkin with Erica Cho and Jayne Weber. This dynamic trio offers an interactive, intimate and candid exploration of sexuality and desire. From a child’s dream of finding an orange bluebird to a puppet-projection story about seeing your ex, Dobkin's empowering 1998 "Utopia Roaming" presents a range of tales using 16 mm film projections, music, oversized props, puppetry, skits, lesbian love potions, audience-engaging art auctions and more. (Text by Ellie Guyon, FF Intern, Summer 2021)

Please visit the following website:

https://franklinfurnace.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/p17325coll1/id/115/rec/35

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1. Francheska Alcántara, FF Alumn, receives 2021 Interchange Artist Grant

Beyond thankful to receive the Interchange Artist Grant of $20K from the Mid-America Arts Alliance (@midamericaartsalliance) and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (@mellonfdn). Cannot wait to start my project Ears to the Ground fostering conversations and building solidarity between the Black and Latinx communities in Tulsa, OK.

Repost from @interchange.art
Interchange is pleased to announce the 2021 Fellows! Congratulations, Artists!

Selected artists are:
Francheska Alcántara, Tulsa, OK; C. Diaz, McAllen, TX; Luis Ordaz Gutierrez, Austin, TX; Allegra Hansen with Abril Hernandez, Omaha, NE and Mexico City, Mexico; Elisa Harkins, Tulsa, OK;Chelsea T. Hicks, Bartlesville, OK; Naima Lowe, Tulsa, OK; Cyan Meeks with Susan Mayo, Kansas City, KS; Travis Neel with Erin Charpentier, Kim Karlsrud, and Daniel Phillips, Lubbock, TX; Lizzy Petersen with Sarah Tisdale and Britny Cordera St. Louis, MO; Reyes Ramirez, Houston, TX; riel & Bianca Sturchio, Austin, TX; Ryan Tenney, Kansas City, MO; Olivia Trimble, Fayetteville, AR; Sara Vanderbeek, Austin, TX; and Lucas Wrench, Tulsa, OK.

Many thanks for the support @midamericaartsalliance, @mellonfdn, @interchange.art, @tulsaartistfellowship and congrats to all awardees.

Francheska Alcántara
Tulsa, OK
Ears To The Ground: An Ethnography Of Material, Sound And Conversations

This is a multimedia project that seeks for points of encounter and solidarity in Tulsa, Oklahoma between Black and Latinx communities. This project explores the intersection of Black and Latinx identities through the research of the material and sonic geography of these communities. Further, it looks into the archive as well as documenting on-the-ground conversations among Tulsans to learn about history, place, similarities, differences, and envisioning new possibilities for these communities.

Artist Bio:
An Afro-Caribbean-Latinx-queer-person raised-by-their-grandmother, Francheska Alcántara explores slippages between memories, fragmentations, and longing.

Alcántara graduated with a MFA in Sculpture + Extended Media from Virginia Commonwealth University, a BFA in Painting from Hunter College, and a BA in Art History from Old Dominion University. They have shared their work at the Brooklyn Museum, the Bronx Museum of the Arts, the Queens Museum, La Mama Theater, and Longwood Art Gallery. Francheska is a US Navy Veteran and a current fellow at the Tulsa Artist Fellowship.

#interchangegrant #blackandbrownunity #tulsa @tulsaartistfellowship

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2. Pratt Institute with Amy Khoshbin and Micki Spiller, FF Alumns, live online, Sept. 24-25

Dear All,

I hope you had a wonderful summer break.

Project Third (P3) will resume the monthly meetings in October—after we present two exciting programs that resulted from the conversations we've had in the past two semesters. Information for both events attached as PDFs and below. Please share with your networks and join us!

Best,
Carlos Motta

September 24 and 25, Online
The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) and Project Third (P3), Fine Arts: Decolonial Art Pedagogies Present: Fall Forum 2021: Pedagogies of Reparation and Rebuilding

Please go to the following website for more information:
https://commons.pratt.edu/ctl/2021-fall-forum-pedagogies-of-reparation-and-rebuilding/

Please go to the following website to register here:
https://pratt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEtc--qqDksH9e7kdEW9MYW-bSk4eIhc0TD

The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) and Project Third (P3), Fine Arts: Decolonial Art Pedagogies present the Fall Forum 2021: Pedagogies of Reparation and Rebuilding featuring several ongoing collaborative initiatives—currently underway within Pratt — concerned with implementing and developing pedagogies of reparation and rebuilding. The Forum will gather members of the Pratt community for two days of discussion aimed at expanding notions of education and equity, from classroom dynamics to systems of governance and administration, from archiving histories to BIPOC and queer-driven projects of radical inclusion and participation. Presenters will share ideas and practices for promoting equitable learning opportunities through decolonial approaches to an inclusive curriculum and pedagogy. Raising critical questions about how to respond to the myriad crises which were laid bare—once again—by the COVID19 pandemic and their effects within Pratt, the Forum features sessions that consider repairing or rebuilding learning environments, institutional structures, and social politics through the lenses of race, ethnicity, class, sexuality, gender, and disability. To deemphasize traditional conference presentations, the Fall Forum presents mostly collective endeavors. "Collective" means collaborations among faculty, within a department, across departments, between staff, faculty, and students, or engagements beyond Pratt.

Presenters:
Nida Abdullah, Chris Lee, and Xinyi Li— Communications Design
Nida Abdullah, Todd Ayoung, Brian Brooks, Jeffrey Hogrefe, Amanda Huynh | 黃珮詩, Andrea Merkx, and Migiwa Micki Spiller — Foundation / Communications Design / Industrial Design / HMS
Anahita Amirshahi, Natalie Tsui, and Kara Hearn — Film / Video
Eve Baron, Daniel Bergman, Caitlin Cahill, Amy Khoshbin, and Irina Schneid — Center for K-12 / SLAS / Fine Arts / Interior Design
Kim Bobier, Bethany Ides, Chris Lee, Robert Lee Brackett III, and Kimberly Sloane — Communications Design
Caitlin Cahill, Catherine Chattergoon, and Sydney King — Social Science & Cultural Studies / Architecture
Amber Colon, Cristina Fontanez Rodriguez, Rebecca Krucoff, Heather Lewis, Keena Su, and Vicki Weiner — Art & Design Education / Communications Design / Historic Preservation / Interior Design / Libraries
Andrew Freiband with Chantal Feitosa and Sakura Kelley — MFA Fine Arts / Independent Artists
Ane Gonzalez Lara and Gaia Scagnetti — School of Architecture / School of Design / GR Communications
Langdon Graves, Amy Khoshbin, and Dina Weiss — Fine Arts
Jeffrey Hogrefe, Scott Ruff, and students — HMS / Architecture
Amanda Huynh | 黃珮詩 — Industrial Design
Amy Khoshbin and Camilo Godoy — Fine Arts / Recess
Heather Lewis and Carlos Motta — Art & Design Education / Project Third (P3), Fine Arts
James Lipovac and Leslie Mutchler — Foundation
Karin Shankar and Julia Steinmetz — HMS
Layla Zami and Alexa Pitt — HMS / Illustration

Fall Forum 2021 Committee
Maura Conley
Jerrod Delaine
Heather Lewis
Ann Messner
Carlos Motta
Judit Torok
Corinne Ulmann

Thursday, October 7, 2021 at 6pm
Performance: Wild Walks Sing - Laura Ortman
Online: Pratt Fine Arts’ Instagram Live @prattfineart
In-person: For the Pratt community outside at Dekalb Gallery on campus.
Laura will perform inside the gallery and the audience will gather outside the gallery.
RSVP here

“Wild Walks Sing” is a customized 35-minute performance for amplified violin, field recordings, and megaphone. A soloist and vibrant collaborator, Laura Ortman (White Mountain Apache) works across recorded albums, live performances, and filmic and artistic soundtracks.

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3. Pope.L, FF Alumn, at Portikus, Frankfurt, Germany, thru Nov. 21

Pope.L
Misconceptions
September 8 – November 21, 2021
Portikus
Frankfurt, Germany

Vielmetter Los Angeles congratulates Pope.L on the opening of Misconceptions, his first solo video exhibition in Germany at Portikus in Frankfurt. The exhibition features a new video work titled Missverständnisse. It consists of several episodes produced in the format of a TV quiz show and filmed at Portikus and other places around Frankurt's city center. The exhibition is curated by Christina Lehnert.

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4. Saya Woolfalk, FF Alumn, now online in The New York Times

Please visit the following website:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/01/arts/design/art-gallery-shows-reviews.html?referringSource=articleShare

Thank you.

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5. Jeff Bliumis, FF Alumn, at 625 Madison Ave., Manhattan, NY, Sept. 8-12

Jeff Bilumis
Aleph & Zahir
curated by Jennifer Bacon and Filippo Fossati
Room #1042
@ SPRING/BREAK Art Show NYC
625 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10022
September 8 - 13, 2021

"According to Borges, the Aleph is a point in space that contains all other spaces all together. Anyone who looks at it can see clearly and all at once the entire universe from every possible angle without being disoriented. Zahir is quite the opposite. It can be an object or a person that has the power to materialize an obsession in the mind of everyone who sees it. The person affected by Zahir perceives lesser reality and more of the Zahir, at first only while asleep, then at all times. So whereas viewing the Aleph causes the observer to see all things, viewing the Zahir causes the observer eventually to see nothing but it. The world Jeff Bliumis sees is the staging of both perpetual dynamic and inexhaustible principles. Bliumis is convinced that art is an activity founded on immediacy and on the evidence of the supremacy of each individual’s unique imagination over common sense, rules and doctrines. The artist creates images framing selected details of the life he witnesses. He sketches rapid drawings of people and places in his notebooks that become paintings and sculptures in his studio. He fools us with images that are tropes, visual metaphors meant to provoke the viewers’ sight and bring out the ambiguities of our perception. Bliumis’ metaphorical imagination is driven solely by the wish to understand and grasp the significance of the characters’ actions, the meaning of the situation in which they find themselves. Not only does he express in a visual image what is happening, each work expresses an ineffable existential situation.”

Excerpt from “Raise a glass, a toast to the art of Jeff Bliumis”, by Jennifer Bacon, Ottavio Camenzio, Filippo Fossati and Lorena Ypostegui, Migrant Press, Bossolasco, Italy 2021

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6. Maya Ciarrocchi, FF Alumn, at Governors Island, Manhattan, NY, Sept. 18

What is your relationship to water?
What are your future dreams for water?

Please join me for Rivers, Dreams, Invisible Cities, a workshop on Saturday, September 18, from 1-2:30 pm in the Works on Water House on Governors Island.

During the workshop, you are invited to respond to prompts centered on your past and present relationships to water and future dreams for water wherever you live. We will share our stories in small groups and collaboratively create a text-based visual map illustrating our collective dreams for water.

The workshop is part of an installation I am creating inside the Works on Water House comprised of suspended cyanotype prints on silk with images illustrating past and present trajectories of New York City waterways whose shorelines are cut off from city residents. Each print will highlight the history of an individual water body, and their merging will manifest a reimagined city water system. The exhibition opens on October 2, 2021, from 2-5 pm. Workshop attendees may opt-in to have their stories incorporated into the installation.

Workshop
Saturday, September 18, 2021, from 1-2:30 pm
Works on Water House, Nolan Park, Building 5B, Governors Island

Exhibition
Opening, Saturday, October 2, 2-5 pm. 2021
Works on Water House, Nolan Park, Building 5B, Governors Island
Saturdays and Sundays from 12-5 pm, October 2-October 17, 2021
The Rivers, Dreams, Invisible Cities workshop is open to the public on a first come first served basis and is limited to 20 people. Following New York City law, participants must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination and facial coverings must be worn inside Building 5B. Writing materials will be provided.

To register for the workshop, please visit the following website:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScBmXpnjnUdgygSVuLY4zA_Rp5MvoNoRr3J2KQisxSn3HJUXg/viewform

For information about planning your trip to Governors Island or to download a detailed map, please visit the following website:
https://www.govisland.com/plan-your-visit

Thank you.

Looking forward to seeing you on Governors Island!

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7. Ed Woodham, FF Alumn, now online at Common Grounds

Please visit the following website:

https://edwoodham.com/common-grounds-field-histories-the-immensity-of-nuance/

Thank you.

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8. Raquel Rabinovich, FF Alumn, at Hutchinson Modern and Contemporary, Manhattan, NY, Sept. 9-Nov. 5

We are pleased to announce Raquel Rabinovich : Portals opens at Hutchinson Modern & Contemporary on Thursday September 9, 2021

"For me, making art is a transformative confrontation. The very execution of the work – whether drawing, painting or sculpture – leads me to experience no gate or barrier, the work and I become one, there is no more inside or outside. The process of working – layer upon layer of lines, paint, glass or stone – seems to obliterate what is not and reveal what is, what I call 'essence.' To apprehend this essence, which is beyond thought and has no boundaries, the viewer too needs to go through a gateless gate." –Raquel Rabinovich

Spanning painting, sculpture, and works on paper, Raquel Rabinovich : Portals features a selection of works from series made throughout Rabinovich’s prolific career and across different geographies. Exploring what she calls the “dark source,” the artist attempts to reveal how that which is concealed emerging into view, making the invisible visible. Shown together, they reveal how her practice has evolved from her early years working in the cultural hub of Buenos Aires, to her immersion in the experimental art scene of 1970s New York City, to her time spent in rural upstate New York as a mature artist, all while in pursuit of creating portals to the elusive “dark source.”

Please view the online catalogue at the following website:
https://websitehutchinsonmodern.artlogic.net/usr/library/documents/main/raquelrabinovich_onlinecatalogue.pdf

Please book appointments to visit exhibition in person at the following website: https://hutchinsonmodern.com/contact/

Thank you.

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9. Jaye Rhee, FF Alumn, named Hot Picks Artist 2021-22, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY

We are pleased to announce Smack Mellon's 2021-2022 HOT PICKS Artists!
Alva Mooses
André Magaña
Christina Martinelli
Elisabeth Smolarz
Hanae Utamura
Helina Metaferia
Jay Elizondo
Jaye Rhee
June Canedo
Kiyan Williams
Lionel Cruet
OlaRonke Akinmowo
Priscilla Aleman
Samantha Box
Shannon Finnegan
TJ Shin
Umber Majeed

Smack Mellon's Hot Picks program was launched in 2007. The top artists, as selected from the Studio Program applicants by a panel of esteemed curators, arts professionals, and established artists, are featured on the Smack Mellon website and social media for one year.

The panelists who selected the 2021-2022 Hot Picks were: Ylinka Barotto, Associate Curator at the Moody Center for the Arts; Ysabel Pinyol Blasi, Executive Director and Curator, Monira Foundation; and Nora R. Lawrence, Senior Curator, Storm King Arts Center.

Preliminary panelists were former Smack Mellon Studio or Exhibition artists: Mike Crane, Felli Maynard, Vandana Jain, Cecile Chong, Chantal Feitosa, Jia Sung.

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10. Annie Lanzillotto, FF Alumn, launches new website at annielanzillotto.com

Please visit Annie Lanzillotto's new website www.annielanzillotto.com

Thank you.

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11. Halona Hilbertz, FF Alumn, at Sala Projects, Manhattan, NY, opening Sept. 9

Super excited about my first solo show in NYC at SALA PROJECTS in Chelsea: FLEDGLING BEASTS. Opening on Thurs Sept 9, 4-7pm. Vaccinated people only pls. Show runs Sept. 9 - Oct. 9, 2021.

#halonahilbertz #contemporaryart #touchedbyhumanhands #brooklynartist #artistsofinstagram #zeitgenoessischekunst #deutschamerikanischefreundschaft #artobject #sculpture #wallsculpture #artwalldoll #painting #drawing #drawingfromlife #watercolor #collage #collageart #worksonpaper #fledglingbeasts #salaprojects #nyc

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12. Ann Meredith, FF Alumn, at Theatre Row Building for the Arts, Manhattan, Sept. 23

Writer Director Producer & Performance Artist Ann P Meredith Recognized With A $5,000 City Artists Corps Grant From New York Foundation For The Arts (NYFA) And The New York City
Department Of Cultural Affairs (DCLA)

Ann P Meredith Will Present her Creation titled “Special” on Thursday September 23rd 2021 from 700-1000pm at Theatre Row Building for The Arts NY, Inc.
410 West 42nd Street NY, NY 10036 as Part of the Award Program

New York, NY – Writer Director Producer and Performance Artist Ann P Meredith is one of 500 New York City-based artists to receive $5,000 through the City Artist Corps Grants program, presented by The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA), with support from the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) as well as Queens Theatre.

For more information, please visit the following website:
www.annpmeredith.com
Thank you.

Ann is being recognized for “Special,” which will bring a Scripted Reading with 10 New York City Artists Readers to the 42nd Street neighborhood of New York in Manhattan on Thursday September 23rd 2021 from 700-1000pm. Meredith will direct Maria Farrow, Thomas Morris, Robert Galinsky, Laura L Jones, Juan Cardenas, Veronica Gilligan, Patti Goettlicher and Aran Savory in a Scripted Reading of her award-winning Theatrical Stage play titled “Special,” which is also an acclaimed Motion Picture Feature Film Project.

Meredith’s passionate and compelling Script offers Evocative and Convincing roles telling a Universal Story with an Inspiring Message. “Ann’s work merits attention, provocative and self-expressive and as a dedicated artist Ann makes Art that is upfront, easily conveyed to a wide audience and stimulates discussion as her message deals with contemporary issues completely relevant to the world we live in.” -Agnes Gund President Emeritas MOMA.

@annpmeredith, specialfilmgmail.comapm7
Please visit the following website:
http://www.facebook.com/annp.meredith.3
Thank you.

Swordfish Productions Pictures & Theatrical, annpmeredith7@gmail.com, 917.806.9078

Over the course of three award cycles, more than 3,000 artists will receive $5,000 grants to engage the public with artist activities across New York City’s five boroughs this summer and fall. Artists can use the grant to create new work or phase of a work, or restage preexisting creative activities across any discipline.

Members of the public can participate in City Artist Corps Grants programming by following the hashtag #CityArtistCorps on social media.

City Artist Corps Grants was launched in June 2021 by NYFA and DCLA with support from the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) as well as Queens Theatre. The program is funded by the $25 million New York City Artist Corps recovery initiative announced by Mayor de Blasio and DCLA earlier this year. The grants are intended to support NYC-based working artists who have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. It is strongly recommended that a portion of the grant be used to support artist fees, both for the applying artist and any other artist that are engaged to support the project.

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13. Judith Ren-Lay, FF Alumn, at Pangea, Manhattan, NY, Sept. 19

Tweed's Sundays @ 7 presents
Double Bill!
Kestutis Nakas, Velvet's Republic.
Judith Ren-Lay, As the Crone Flies.
$20 cover (cash only); $20 minimum.
Proof of vax required. Reservations Required.
178 2nd Ave.

Please visit the following website:
Pangeanyc.com
Thank you.

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14. Jody Oberfelder, FF Alumn, at Philly Fringe Festival, PA, Oct. 2, and more

Dear friends and neighbors, We are excited to announce our upcoming performances in October!

Performers of Jody Oberfelder Projects will be taking a special field trip with Life Traveler in both Philadelphia and London! On Saturday, October 2nd, JOP will perform Life Traveler as part of the Philly Fringe Festival. You can find me, and illustrious dancers Vanessa Knouse, Daniel Morimoto, Maya Orchin, and Mark Willis on the Benjamin Franklin Pedestrian Bridge. This 2.5 hour durational piece invites a one-on one-interaction.

Sign up for a 15 minute slot and pay what you can by visiting the following website: https://pafringe.secure.force.com/ticket/#/events/a0S6e00000d9yA8EAIOn
Thank you.

Saturday, October 24th, Life Traveler will be presented as part of the Tsitsit Fringe Festival. We'll be found on the Westminster Bridge from 11:30-2 pm in London.
Please visit the following website:
https://tsitsitfringe.org/Last
Thank you.

But not least, save the date! Thursday, October 14th at 8 pm JOP will perform a preview of a new piece were conjuring: Rube G., with composer Frank London and his ensemble of Tuba, Trombones, and percussion in Brooklyn, in a Relevant Tones produced concert at Roulette, a WONDERFUL venue in Brooklyn.

Purchase tickets by visiting the following website: (proof of vaccination required) https://ci.ovationtix.com/36368/performance/10832015?performanceId=10832015
Thank you.

We can't wait to see you at one of these events!

Warmly,

Jody Oberfelder Projects

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15. Black Market International, FF Alumns, at Festival of Performance Art, Frankfurt, Germany, Sept. 21-25

Black Market International - Exploring 2021
Festival of Performance Art from 21.09. - 25.09.2021 in Frankfurt am Main

Black Market International (BMI) is an association of 10 artists from 7 countries who have been performing since 1985.

“Encounter” is an essential term in the performances of (BMI). For more information, please visit the following website:
https://i-pa.org/black-market-international/
Thank you.

However, Martin Buber certainly had the analogue version in mind in his much-quoted sentence on this term. To what extent the quality of encounter has changed after the digital flights in the times of the pandemic is to be explored visually and in action during the five days of the festival.

To this end, the Internationale Performance Association (IPA), under the artistic direction of Hanau artist Jürgen Fritz, has invited 20 national and international artists as well as artists from Frankfurt am Main and Hanau.

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16. Sydney Blum, FF Alumn, at Galerie Roberson Ares, Montreal, Canada, opening Sept. 10

Galerie Robertson Ares announces the opening of Aether, a solo exhibition for the Canadian sculptor Sydney Blum on September 10th, with the artist in attendance.

For Aether, Sydney Blum presents a new body of work that embodies the longing to soar, touch the sky, reach beyond the clouds into an unknown space. The work beckons one to enter a liminal place that flows with the spirit of air.

This bold exhibition, open until October 2nd, 2021, includes two distinct series of work. Icarus Colour-Space sculptures are created of complex forms and gradations of hues, which ripple and contrast, expanding with space and light. The group of prints, Mapping Icarus, are bold shapes cut to float off the wall to give dimension to the energy they radiate.

The second series, Hungry for the Cosmos / Space Kabobs, creates a deeper conversation with the Aether. Through vibrant and playful shapes of colour, pattern, and form — asteroids landed from outer space — they speak through frolicking, fanciful variations. They can be rotated and turned to create completely different experiences, thus delighting with the formal concerns of a sculptural vocabulary and the leap between the familiar and the ethereal.

Sydney Blum (b. 1950, Oneida) lives and works in Nova Scotia. She has a Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and a Master of Social Work from New York University. She has been widely reviewed in art publications such as Art Forum, Art News, Art in America, The New York Times, Sculpture Magazine, Arts Magazine, Village Voice and many others. She has been the recipient of two Creation Grants through Arts Nova Scotia since moving there in 2009. She taught in the fine art department at The New School/Parsons for 16 years and practiced as a psychotherapist for more than 30 years.

For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact:

Emily Robertson Galerie Robertson Ares
514 657 1221 1490 Sherbrooke ouest
info@galerierobertsonares.com

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17. Andrea Cote, FF Member, at Guild Hall, East Hampton, NY, Oct. 2

"Social Fabric: In the Public Square"
Saturday, October 2, 2021
(Raindate October 3)

7:00-8:00pm

Still-Ann Coppola
A multi-disciplinary collaboration between Andrea Cote & Ann Robideaux

Guild Hall
Minikes Garden, 158 Main Street, East Hampton

Event is free or by donation.

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18. Joseph Keckler, FF Alumn, at Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, Fall 2021

Please visit this link:

https://hop.dartmouth.edu/projects-ideas/artists-residence/joseph-keckler?fbclid=IwAR0-QHDCSbbq4oj1SijFkKXJWbBMNygfRhgiK9LbD6t-_nI_BlMg_m6ut8s

Thank you.

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19. LuLu LoLo, FF Member, at Dante Park Broadway, Manhattan, Sept. 19

LuLu LoLo Performance: “Dante, Opera, and Shining Shoes” September 19, 2021

LuLu LoLo brings to life memories of her Italian immigrant Grandfather Giovanni Pascale who recited Dante, loved opera, and shined shoes to make a living in two consecutive performances with dance, opera, and Dante Alighieri’s La Divina Commedia.

The struggle of the immigrants of the past is the struggle of the immigrants of today.

Performed in the shadow of Dante Alighieri’s statue and the Metropolitan Opera House at Dante Park Broadway, Columbus Avenue at 63rd Street

First Performance: Sunday, September 19, 2021: 2:30-3:00 pm
Second Performance: Sunday, September 19, 2021: 4:00-4:30pm
Rain date: Sunday, September 26, 2021. Seating is limited. Admission: Free

This program is made possible by the City Artist Corps Grants program, presented by The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA), with support from the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) as well as Queens Theatre.

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20. Some Serious Business, FF Alumn, in NYC, Sept. 10

Please visit this link:

https://someseriousbusiness.org/dreamers-video-installation-featuring-works-by-40-international-artists/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ssb_presents_dreamers_featuring_works_by_40_international_artists&utm_term=2021-09-07

Thank you.

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21. Lucio Pozzi, FF Alumn, at Hal Bromm Gallery, Manhattan, opening Sept. 21

Time and Again
1974 / 2018 / 2021
Hal Bromm Gallery
90 West Broadway
New York NY 10007
21 September 2021- 25 January 2021
Opening: Saturday, September 21
6:00 - 8:00 PM

In this exhibition, there are four recent Color Crowd paintings, painted with oil on canvas. Two are rectangular and two are tondos. The imagery is arranged in complex ensembles that rise from the bustle of my thoughts and feelings as they reveal themselves in the making.

The two larger rectangular paintings are divided by a caesura, a kind of seam at which the forms on either side of it don’t match. In one the seam is vertical and in the other it is horizontal.

Two small diptychs from the A/Z group of 1974 are included. In each, vertical brushstrokes on one panel are interrupted by a horizontal pencil line that also removes paint, while in its counterpart the opposite happens. The gap between the two when they are installed is the pivotal void that links them.

I have also made two small Relocation paintings to activate the wall above a white and a black cabinet in the gallery. The white painting is placed above the black cabinet and the Black above the white.

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Goings On is compiled weekly by Harley Spiller