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September 7, 2004

1. Agnes Denes, FF Alumn, retrospective at Chelsea Art Museum, reception Sept 14
2. Paul Lamarre, Melissa Wolf, FF Alumns, at Printed Matter, NY Sept 18, 5-7 pm
3. Ruth Hardinger, FF Alumn, at Maxwell Fine Arts, Peekskill NY
4. Robert Flynt, FF Member, at Clampart, NY, opening Sept 16, 6-8 pm
5. Harley Spiller, FF Alumn, at Museum of Chinese in the Americas, NY opens Sept 14
6. China Blue, FF Alumn, in Dijon, France, Sept. 18-Oct. 30, 2004
7. Annnie Lanzillotto, FF Alumn, at Dixon Place @ the Marquee, Sept 8, 7:30 pm
8. Vernita N' Cognita, FF Alumn, at Viridian Artists, opening Sept 10, 6-9 pm
9. Nancy Buchanan, FF Alumn, at the University of Buffalo, Sept 10-Nov. 27
10. George Ferrandi, FF Alumn, announces Fall 2004 events
11. Kriota Wilberg, FF Alumn, at the 92nd Street Y, NY, Sept 12, 7 pm
12. Laura Hoptman, FF Staff Alumn, curates the 2004 Carnegie International
13. Halona Hilbertz, FF Alumn, at the Dollhaus, Brooklyn, opening Sept 11
14. Tim Miller, FF Alumn, at PS 122, NY Sept 9-19.
15. Diane Torr, FF Alumn, at Le Petit Versailles, NY, Sept 18
16. Phillip Warnell, FF Alumn, at Macro, Rome, Italy, Sept 25

1. Agnes Denes, FF Alumn, retrospective at Chelsea Art Museum, reception Sept 14

Chelsea Art Museum Home of the Miotte Foundation
556 W. 22 St., New York, NY 10011 212.255.0719 www.chelseamuseum.org
hours: Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 6 pm, Thursdays until 8 pm

Agnes Denes
Projects for Public Spaces
A Retrospective

Curated by Dan Mills
Organized by the Samek Art Gallery, Bucknell University
thru November 6, 2004
Opening Reception: Tuesday September 14, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
The artist will be present.
Lecture by the artist
Thursday, October 7 at 6:30 p.m.

The Chelsea Art Museum exhibition received major funding from Agnes Gund and Daniel Shapiro. Additional support was provided by Charles J. Tanenbaum, Joyce Pomeroy Schwartz, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state Agency, which is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, Richard Florsheim Foundation, and the Office of Development and Association for the Arts at Bucknell University.


2. Paul Lamarre, Melissa Wolf, FF Alumns, at Printed Matter, NY Sept 18, 5-7 pm

Printed Matter Inc.,
Book Launch for A New Artists' Publication
EIDIA at Printed Matter
Saturday, September 18, 2004 from 5 - 7 PM

Printed Matter, Inc. is pleased to announce a book launch for We Apologize, a new publication from the artists' group EIDIA who are Paul Lamarre and Melissa Wolf. The launch will take place on Saturday, September 18, 2004 from 5 - 7 PM, at Printed Matter, 535 West 22nd Street between 10th and 11th Avenues. EIDIA and designer Charwei Tsai will be present to answer questions about their work and sign copies of the book.

We apologize...Melissa Wolf and I, Paul Lamarre are starting over. We are starting our art careers over. We have made so many mistakes, we have hurt and offended so many people, we want to apologize to all of you...We want to show new work that does not offend anyone...Our new art for this millennium will deal with everything corporate...We're going to make art for the military. from We Apologize Lamarre and Wolf are a "transdisciplinary" artist and filmmaker team working under the name EIDIA, an acronym with many possible meanings, from Ecological Involvement Demands Immediate / Individual Action to Everything I Do Is Art. Their work takes many forms including site specific installation utilizing photography, sculpture, video and film. It often involves collaborations with other individuals, wherein the impact of the process of artmaking and the finished product is not achieved in the studio or gallery white cube, but rather in the society at large. In the past six years Lamarre and Wolf's focused concentration has been documentary filmmaking. They have exhibited nationally and internationally and their work can be found in numerous collections. (See: www.eidia.com)

We Apologize is a statement about surviving as American citizens and artists in a time of increased limits on free expression and the self-censorship resulting from America's desperate neo-conservative agenda of privatization and homeland security. We Apologize speaks about what happens in a land where a very powerful elite chooses to keep power and profit from the bulk of its population through fear, intimidation and the squelching of open democratic dialogue. Under such conditions - and in an effort to be heard - a citizenry will inevitably turn to methods of expression utilizing humor, irony, and self-mockery.

We Apologize derives from a series of seventeen 16 x 20 inch photographs depicting all the major works of art created by EIDIA since the beginning of their collaboration as visual artists in 1983. Designed by Charwei Tsai in collaboration with EIDIA, We Apologize is hand-bound in a limited edition of 100. Each book is printed on recycled paper and employs unique record albums as covers. The book also contains a fold-out flow chart of EIDIA's career progression to date and an EIDIA Manifesto napkin.

We Apologize is priced at $38.00, and is available along with 15,000 other titles on Printed Matter's website at www.printedmatter.org.

For additional information please contact Max Schumann, Manager, Printed Matter, Inc. at (212) 925-0325 or mschumann@printedmatter.org.

Printed Matter, Inc. is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1976 by artists and art workers with the mission to foster the appreciation, dissemination, and understanding of artists' books and other artists' publications.

Printed Matter has received support, in part, through grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York Arts Recovery Fund, The Altria Group, Inc., Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation, The Cowles Charitable Trust, The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, Fifth Floor Foundation, Furthermore: a program of the J.M. Kaplan Fund, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, JP Morgan Chase, LEF Foundation, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and private foundations and individuals worldwide.

Printed Matter, Inc. is not affiliated with, nor a division of, any other non-profit organization.
Printed Matter, Inc.
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T: 212 925 0325, F: 212 925 0464
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3. Ruth Hardinger, FF Alumn, at Maxwell Fine Arts, Peekskill NY

The Peekskill Project, at Maxwell Find Arts, Peekskill, NY, presents "Wangled Tebs" a 2 person sculptural installation by Ruth Hardinger & C. Michael Norton, curated by Koan Jeff Baysa. For more information, contact 914-737-8622 or www.maxwellfinearts.com or the Center for Contemporary Arts at http://hvcca.com/calendar.html


4. Robert Flynt, FF Member, at Clampart, NY, opening Sept 16, 6-8 pm

Photographs by Robert Flynt

September 16 - October 30, 2004
Opening reception: Thursday, September 16th, 2004 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

For Flynt's newest body of work presented in his first solo show at ClampArt, the artist has mined primarily two types of found imagery: photo-graphs of hypnosis and those of physical examinations (usually of medical nature conducted by the military). During hypnosis, a subject is induced to a relaxed, suggestible mental state. Along parallel lines, upon passing a physical examination, another kind of subject is inducted into military service. Flynt's interest in these two types of induction converge in the sense that during the process of both a hypnosis and a physical examination one subject is acted upon by another person in a position of power or authority (presumably some sort of doctor or professional). Similarly, while projecting slides of appropriated images onto his models in the studio, Flynt physically acts upon his subjects maneuvering their torsos and limbs, alternately replicating and resisting the activity in the cast image. He sees a connection between the relationship of an artist and his model to the power dynamic of the professional who acts upon a subject (both physically and psychologically). Thus, Flynt's new body of work comments upon not only the nature of artistic production, but also our society in more general terms. We are all maneuvered and manipulated consciously or not as we go about the tasks of living of our daily lives. Robert Flynt's work has long been characterized by the layering of original and found imagery (with source material as diverse as anatomy charts, first aid text books, astronomical maps, 19th-century etchings, tintypes, x-rays, menswear catalogues, and photographs of classical statuary). Formerly known for photographing figures underwater, Flynt has emerged from the pool and is now working primarily in the unlit studio "painting" around his figures with small light sources during the course of the extremely long exposures. While projections are incorporated into the majority of the images in the exhibition, examples from his newest un-layered series of "Separations" will also be shown.

Robert Flynt is a well-established artist who has exhibited his work in New York for over twenty years. His work in represented in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, and International Center for Photography, among many others.

For more information and images please contact Brian Paul Clamp, Director, or see www.clampart.com. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to
6:00 p.m.


5. Harley Spiller, FF Alumn, at Museum of Chinese in the Americas, NY opens Sept 14

Have You Eaten Yet?: The Chinese Restaurant in America
A Historical Look at an American Staple

Opening Reception: September 14, 2004, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Museum of Chinese in the Americas, 70 Mulberry St., 2nd Floor, NYC 10013
Exhibition Dates: September 14, 2004 through June 2005

The Museum of Chinese in the Americas (MoCA) examines a central image of Chinese American life - the Chinese restaurant, in Have You Eaten Yet?: The Chinese Restaurant in America, an exhibit that caps the Museum's food and restaurant-themed season. Often the first introduction to Chinese culture for many Americans, the Chinese restaurant has functioned since the nineteenth century as a site of cultural exchange. Have You Eaten Yet? traces the Chinese restaurant's origin and growth in America, and explores how these cultural negotiations have been made over time. It takes a revealing look at American and Chinese perceptions and expectations through historical menu collections, travel diary entries, and Chinese food myths.

"Have you eaten yet," is a standard Chinese greeting sharing the same connotation as "how are you?" Its incorporation into the daily vernacular attests to the significance of food in the Chinese culture, where meals are a fusion of art and entertainment and a venue for dialogue and reconnecting with family, friends and guests. MoCA's exhibit similarly melds food, art and dialogue with an engaging design by graphic artist team Pei Hsieh and Stephanie Reyer, whose previous work include collaborations on the American Museum of Natural History's Hall of Ocean Life. From giant whales to grains of rice, Hsieh and Reyer team with curators Cynthia Lee and Yong Chen to examine the saga of Chinese restaurants through an impressive collection of menus, objects and souvenirs, many of which are from the collection of Harley Spiller, FF Alumn.

The exhibit is organized by thematic progression, spanning the earliest "chow chow" restaurants of the West in the mid-1800s; to the nightclub dinner shows of the 1940s; through President Nixon's visit to China renewing interest in "authentic" Chinese cuisine in the 1970s; up through the take-out culture of today. Visitors will be able to hear vintage radio commercials and excerpts of pop hits that have immortalized Chinese dishes like chop suey and chow mein. Items like menus, glassware and postcards show how Chinese food entrepreneurs have employed exoticism and the ignorance of the curious consumer to attract business. Responding to a call for stories and photographs, families and employees have submitted their own intimate portraits of working in Chinese restaurants and are sharing these revealing narratives in Have You Eaten Yet?

In conjunction with Have You Eaten Yet?, MoCA will hold related programming through June 2005. This includes screenings of Chinese Restaurants, a thirteen-part documentary series by Canadian filmmaker Cheuk Kwan. The documentary takes Kwan to restaurants around the globe, bringing the audience into the lives of extraordinary families as they share moving stories of struggle, courage, displacement and belonging, and what it means to be "Chinese" today. Screenings will be held in September, November, January, March and May around New York City. MoCA will also co-sponsor a program with the New York University Asian/Pacific/American Studies Program and Institute on October 2nd, 2004 featuring chef/food writer Grace Young and photographer Alan Richardson. Their new book The Breath of a Wok chronicles their journey to China to uncover the history and modernization of the wok - the workhorse of the Chinese kitchen. The program will be held at the Asian/Pacific/American Studies Program and Institute, New York University, 269 Mercer Street, Suite 609.

Have You Eaten Yet? The Chinese Restaurant in America opens Tuesday, September 14, 2004 and will run through June 2005. More information on related-programs is available at www.moca-nyc.org. For exhibit photos, please contact wdao@moca-nyc.org. Celebrating its 25th Anniversary in 2005, MoCA will follow this year's themed programming with a season devoted to fashion and design in Chinese America, commencing with an exhibition of rare qi paos from the 1930-40s from the collection of Pamela Chen, once owned by Phoebe Shou-Heng Chen.

Museum of Chinese in the Americas (MoCA) is the first full-time, professionally staffed museum dedicated to reclaiming, preserving, and interpreting the history and culture of Chinese and their descendants in the Western Hemisphere. The Museum provides historical and visual arts exhibitions, walking tours, school and public programs, a museum shop and extensive archives in the fields of Chinese American and Asian American studies.

HOURS: Tuesday-Sunday, 12 noon-6pm Friday 12noon- 7pm.
REGULAR ADMISSION: $3 adults, $1 seniors/students, free for children under 12 and MoCA members, Friday/Free.
DIRECTIONS: Unless otherwise noted, programs take place at 70 Mulberry St., 2nd Floor (corner of Mulberry and Bayard Streets). Public transportation routes include the N, R, Q, W, J, M, Z, or #6 train to Canal Street station or M103 and M15 buses to Chinatown. See us online at www.moca-nyc.org


6. China Blue, FF Alumn, in Dijon, France, Sept 18 - Oct 30, 2004

China Blue opens in unique exhibition "Fluid Paths." This exhibition will be held in two locations in the city of Dijon, France: L'Atheneum and Interface. Exhibition dates: September 18 - October 30, 2004 Curated by: Stephanie Jeanjean


7. Annie Lanzillotto, FF Alumn, at Dixon Place @ the Marquee, Sept 8, 7:30 pm

Cara amici,

I am reading and reciting memoir
Wednesday September 8th
7:30 pm to 8:30 pm
as a benefit for Dixon Place,
at The Marquee Theater, 366 Bowery, NYC, (on the west side of The Bowery, next to Marion's Restaurant, just north of Houston Street)
Reservations 212 219 0726 x106
The suggested donation of fifteen dollars supports the construction of the building that Dixon Place is buying. I have no complimentary tickets to extend, and appreciate supporting the survival of this living room theater that has given a home to so many of our fledgling voices. I am personally thankful that Dixon Place has survived the lean years of arts budget cuts and American hostility toward avant-garde performance art.
The series I am a part of is called "The Veteran Series" since Dixon Place has fostered our voices for over a decade; so we are civilian art veterans. I will read and perform recitation from my memoir entitled DIVINE WIND which delves into kamikaze soul. I look forward to your being there, or encouraging a friend to venture out that night.

Grazie. Pace. Amore. Giustizia.


By the way, the series runs through December with other fine artists, and I reccomend performance artist Linda Mancini on September 29th, and lyric soprano Imani Q'ryn on September 15th and 22nd, two dear friends who both performed with me up at The Arthur Avenue Retail Market in the Bronx.


8. Vernita N' Cognita, FF Alumn, at Viridian Artists, opening Sept 10, 6-9 pm

Call 212-414-4040,
or email director@viridianartists.com
"YW" (Why War, Why Dubya, etc.)
September 7-25, 2004
Presented by Viridian Artists and Ridge Street Artists
at 530 West 25th Street #407
Curated by Vernita N' Cognita and Stuart Nicholson
Opening reception: Friday, September 10, 6-9pm
Performance Night: Friday, September 24, 7-9pm

A forum show focused on exceptional issues around war, the presidency, the election & current life presented in a non-partisan spirit with the knowledge that creativity is an antidote to destruction and confusion. A performance night will bring out a more dramatic side to these issues.

A List of Participating Artists: Michelle Aki Becker, Denise Nassar, Marieken Coshius, Mike Ritchie, David Pasquale, Nancy Lunsford, Maria Castanos, Karni Dorell, Jennifer Bowen, Jeffrey Johnson, Stuart Nicholson, Amy Buchenal, Alex Deconoir, Garrison Buxton, Laurel Shute, Todd Scalise, Audrey Anastassi, Jennifer Toth, Dennis Leri, Jens Veneman, Carla Cubit, Ned McBee, Jeanne Black, David Rodgers, Ursula Clark, Richard Brachman, Richard Mock, Amy Shapiro, Charles Foster Hall, Ed Rosko, Jackie Lima, Yelena Aronson, Susan Knight, Joan Criswell, Daniel Genova, John Jerard, Marilyn Blum, Sylke Scharrenbroich, Kay Sera, Mary Creede, Margaret Watts, Peter Barnett, David G Rosen, Vernita N'Cognita, Tony Lindenberg, Lisa Beckner, Stephen West, Marjie Zelman, Sabine Carlson, Marco Garello, Teppei Tawazaki, Raine Booth, Rima Grad, Kelynn Alder, Barbara K Schwartz, Susan Sills, May DeViney, Kathleen King, Jo-Ann Maynard, Charles Dunton, Jeffrey Melzack, Molly Avery Lawrence, Christopher Weeks, James Mascitelli, Jon Goebel, Jordan Zweifer, Nancy Macina, Michael Kowbuz , Mark Eisendrath, Dorothy Dierks Hourihan, Elizabeth Rhoads Read, Chandra Smith, Alexandra Rose Brook Lynn, Megan Aldorfer, Sarah Baley, Iris Berman, Rachel Galbreath, Suzanne Broughel, Jamie Kelty, Marlene Bremer, Olivia Koopalethes, Susanna Stefanachi Macomb, Marcia Bernstein, Len Rosenfeld, Christopher Gibbs, Stephen Soreff, Bernice Kramer, Marguerite St. John, Carol Pena, Katinka Mann, Silvianna Goldsmith, John Haines, Elliott Barowitz, Carole Desbois, Renate Aller, Ed Rubin, Karen LeCocq, Hedy O'Beil, Tony Linenberger, Lisa Beckner, Chris Twomey , Brandon Gardner, Charles Kaiman, Geoffrey Raymond Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Flash Light, Lois DiCosola, Victoria Salzman, Cathy Hunter, Lynne Mayocole, Willy Whalen, Naz Shahrokh, Melissa Birch, Louise Kramer, Jeff Miller, Devorah Greenspan & more

Background of The Ridge Street Gallery or Ridge Street Artists In 1985 at the Ridge, a group of artists(some of whom created The Ridge Street Theater as well as a myriad of independent films) set their counter to the East Village and Soho by staging unique shows and performances. The gallery has always been a theater in itself with a mix of characters communicating with each other in an ongoing process, and it is this surrealistic energy that has been focused into performances, site specific installations, various solo shows and eclectic group shows with made-to-order themes and artwork. The art shown at the Ridge is media-oriented or quirky, usually both, and reflects, in an immediate sense, the varied - you could say pluralistic - nature of contemporary art. The art of seasoned veterans is often put next to artists who have no schooling and are in their first shows, and it works. Of the many artists who have shown at the Ridge over its 15 year history (eventually pursuing gallery, directing or performance careers), a small sampling is shown here. The gallery now operates as a non-for-profit curatorial association which shows in various galleries internationally. It includes many curators who present events in galleries, cafes, clubs around New York including Teddy's (Williamsburg), The Thai Café (Greenpoint), The Cutting Room, and the newly opened RSA Diesel Gallery in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

Viridian Artists Inc is one of the earliest and best artist owned galleries in New York City. It began on Long Island in the 60's and then migrated to Soho as the Second Story Spring Gallery where it remained until the late 70's, moving from there to 57th Street as Viridian Artists a few years later. The gallery maintained its uniqueness as the sole artist owned and professionally run gallery in its 57th Street location, which was at that time the "hub of the art world." Over the years, gallery artists have retained an eclectic style. They often show as a group internationally, particularly in Japan and France in both exchange and invitational exhibits. Viridian Artists moved its gallery to Chelsea, to the "now" art world, just prior to 9/11 and has maintained a strong and unique presence with artists from New York to Chicago and California and as far as Japan, Europe and South America. During its almost 40 years, Viridian has offered its roster of artists solo exhibitions in a prime location and space, while providing professional advise and continuity. It also presents annual juried exhibits, group invitationals, both national and international, and theme shows featuring outstanding artists of all genres. Viridian Artists continues to provide unique and multiple opportunities to a great number of exceptional artists of all ages. The gallery's philosophy is to maintain its professionalism, to encourage the cooperative spirit among its members and to encompass the widest possible range of gifted artists while continuing the search for promising new talent.



9. Nancy Buchanan, FF Alumn, at the University of Buffalo, Sept 10 - Nov 27

"Shutters," Sept 10-Nov 27, considers the interface of monitoring strategies and domestic spaces. Niels Bonde, Nancy Buchanan, Sophie Calle, Gordon Matta-Clark, Joel Ross, Shizuka Yokomizo.

On Friday, September 10, 2004 Government Policy, Cultural Production, Personal Privacy: A Workshop will be held at the UB Center for the Arts. Organized by the UB Art Galleries and UB Law School this interdisciplinary workshop will address the impact of government policies on cultural production and personal privacy, and the art sector's response to censorship. The first of two afternoon panels will be a historical discussion of the McCarthy era and the ramifications of the 1966 Freedom of Information Act on the visual arts. The second panel will address contemporary threats to free expression, focusing on the Patriot Act, censorship in the arts, and trends in the age of the Internet.

In conjunction with the workshop, the UB Art Gallery will present two contemporary art exhibitions: "Arnold Mesches: The FBI Files" and a group exhibition "Shutters," which will consider the interface of monitoring strategies and domestic spaces.If you have any questions about the exhibitions, please contact the UB Art Galleries at 716.645.6912.
Program and Panelists
Friday, September 10, 2004 Screening Room, Center for the Arts
1:00 to 3:00 pm
Panel No. 1: Past
A historical discussion of the McCarthy-era and the ramifications of the 1966 Freedom of Information Act on the visual arts. Panelists include: Nancy Buchanan Artist & Professor, School of Film and Video, CalArts; David Craven Professor, Department of Art History, University of New Mexico; Arnold Mesches Artist & Professor, University of Florida, Gainesville; Nils Olsen Professor and Dean, UB Law School

3:15 to 5:15 pm
Panel No. 2: Present
Contemporary threats to free expression, focusing on the Patriot Act, censorship in the arts, and trends in the age of the Internet. Panelists include: Niels Bonde Artist & Professor, Malmö Art Academy, Copenhagen Marjorie Heins Founding Director, The Free Expression Policy Project; Fellow, Brennan Center for Justice, NYU School of Law Svetlana Mintcheva Director, Arts Advocacy, National Coalition Against Censorship Miguel Ruiz Assistant Professor, DLIS, UB School of Informatics

To attend this workshop, please send an e-mail to Ellen Kausner, BaldyCenter Events Coordinator, at ekausner@buffalo.edu or call the Baldy Center at 716.645.2102.


10. George Ferrandi, FF Alumn, announces Fall 2004 events

Hello friends and friends of friends -
Welcome to the end of summer. Even though I'm off the academic calendar, I still find this time of year so hard to accept. Like I got rooked out of my time on the ride or something. I am writing to let you know about a few events on the horizon where I'll be presenting work -

Number one -
This Friday, September 10, 6:30-8:00 pm
Terrible Danger Ahead!
An exhibition at Pelham Arts Center in Pelham, New York featuring work by artists under the influence of comics or cartoons (U.I.C.)Curated by Elizabeth Saperstein. I've been working on my installation for this show most of the summer, and I'm pretty excited about it. It features a character named ch-ch-charlotte, who isn't really so in touch with herself, but her subconscious compensates by manifesting itself in mystical relationships with everyday objects and birds. (sept. 10 -oct. 22)For more articulate information: www.restlessgroove.com/pelham

Number two -
Friday, October 8th 6 - 10 pm
****The Vulnerable Hybrid
An exhibition of smaller works at a new artist run space in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, called Cinders. This features the work of Leslie Harding, Tina Mullen and myself. All three of us crossbreed animals with human traits or humans with animal traits to get to some kind of interspecies tenderness. Tina and Leslie will be showing beautifully rendered drawings and I'll be showing ivory soap carvings. (October 8 - 31)
103 Havemeyer between Grand and Hope 718.388.2311
****This show is kind of a pilot project for a larger show of work that incorporates imagery of human/animal hybrids. Leslie and I are co-curating and are seeking out artists whose work would relate. If you know of any artists or venues who might be interested, please have them contact: nightwatch@supersilvermonkey.com

Number three -
Friday, November 5th, 6 - 8 pm
I don't know what this show is called, yet. But it features four Virginia Commonwealth University Alumnae who are currently living literally and working figuratively in Brooklyn, New York. The show is being held in the Fine Arts Gallery at VCU in Richmond, Virginia. The participating artists are David Duncan, Rob Conger, Tim Wilson and myself. While we're there, we'll being doing studio visits, showing slides, giving blood, etc. David and Tim are both exquisite painters. Rob's work involves socio-political commentary via latch-hook. And I'll be showing an installation that provides another visual dossier for one of the characters I've been developing. (Nov. 5 - 26)

All the best to you and yours.
Your Friend,


11. Kriota Wilberg, FF Alumn, at the 92nd Street Y, NY, Sept12, 7 pm

Hey Everyone,
Come see an in-progress duet from Dura Mater's newest dance history project, The Bentfootes. The duet, Ballet Specialty Act, features Katya Vasilaky and Julie Betts, with original music by pianist Paul Spong. New Choreographers On Point presents Previews
Works in progress by:
Benjamin Briones
Rebecca KatzHarwood
Deborah Lohse
Miro Magloire
Lonne Moretton
Kriota Willberg (Dura Mater)
Sunday, September 12
92nd Street Y, Buttenwieser Hall
(Lexington & 92nd Street)
General Admission: $12
Thanks to Dixon Place for their support!


12. Laura Hoptman, FF Staff Alumn, curates the 2004 Carnegie International

Congrats to Laura Hoptman, FF Staff Alumn, who is curating the 2004 Carnegie International exhbiton, which runs from October 9 through March 2005 in Pittsburgh, PA. Her work on the exhibition, and a nod to her former job at Franklin Furnace, are included in Dodie Kazanjian's article, "Apocalypse Now," in the September 2004 issue of Vogue magazine, starting on page 569.


13. Halona Hilbertz, FF Alumn, at the Dollhaus, Brooklyn, opening Sept 11

Hi Friends,

Time for another big group show. This one consists of dollhouses only, at - where else? - The Dollhaus. Please stop by if you are in the hood Saturday Night! Have a drink at the Southside Lounge, and then it's just a hop and a skip to the Art next door.

OPENING: Saturday, September 11, 8 pm to Midnight
(Show runs from Sept. 11 to Oct. 10)
The Dollhaus Art Gallery
37 Broadway

Bis bald im Puppenhaus...mine features a live stone from Pennsylvania.
Halona Hilbertz


14. Tim Miller, FF Alumn, at PS 122, NY Sept 9-19

Hi Folks!
I will be performing the NYC premiere of my new performance "Us" Sept 9-19 at PS 122 in the East Village. Come and see this new show if you will be in NYC or send foks along. Call and reserve tickets right away. Reservations are available by phoning (212) 477-5288 or at ticketweb.com. I am VERY buzzed about this new show "Us"!! (See my website for proof!) http://hometown.aol.com/millertale/timmiller.html

Below is the PS 122 Press Release and a recent interview about the show. The Miami Herald ran a lovely piece on my show "Us" when I was there in July. Here's a link. It ran in the Miami Herald and the daily paper in Fort Wayne IN! http://www.fortwayne.com/mld/newssentinel/living/9245350.htm

Also the fab queer paper in Miami TWN ran a great piece on the show.

Lots more info on my website! Seeya at PS 122!

best, Tim Miller

Us plays September 9-19 at PS 122. Schedule is Thursday through Saturday at 8:00 p.m., and Sundays at 7:00 p.m. Tickets ($15) are available at ticketweb.com or by phoning (212) 477-5288.
Tim will lead a Gay Men's Performance Workshop on Saturday, September 11, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Admission is free for this event. Performance Space 122 is located at 150 First Avenue (at E. 9th) in the East Village.

"Timelier than ever in light of President Bush's proposed constitutional amendment to deny gays' rights to marry, US boils with Miller's distinctive mix of anger and humor, literate intelligence and rock-star stage presence. Moving with relentless energy around the space, including the seats, he links his political commentary with childhood memories of that most wholesome and most subversive of American entertainments, the Broadway musical. Miller is here acerbic, sweet, self-righteous, exhibitionist, and celebratory." Albert Williams, Chicago Reader

Tim Miller's "Us" Sept 9-19
Kicks-Off P.S. 122's 25th Anniversary Season
New York Premiere Set For September 9th

Performance Space 122 co-founder Tim Miller kicks-off the cutting-edge venue's dynamic 25th Season with the New York Premiere of his fast, funny and furious new show, Us, beginning Thursday, September 9. Us intertwines Miller's life-long love affair with Broadway musicals with explorations of gay marriage, exile and the injustices lesbian and gay people face in the good ol' U.S.A. Careening from memories of a ten-year-old's plan to escape the war in Vietnam by fleeing to Canada (Man of La Mancha) to a meditation on why a Southern California child spoke in an English accent (Oliver!) to a surreal tug-of-war at the border of Canada and the U.S. on Tim and his partner Alistair's Canadian wedding day at Niagara Falls ("Don't Rain on My Parade"!), Tim takes us on a whirlwind journey that re-thinks the American Musical as inspiration for radical politics and queer identity. Tim Miller is an internationally acclaimed solo performer. Hailed for its humor and passion, Miller's performance works have delighted and emboldened audiences all over the world at such prestigious venues as Yale Repertory Theatre, the London Institute of Contemporary Art, the Walker Art Center, Actors Theatre of Louisville and the Brooklyn Academy of Music Next Wave Festival. He is the author of the books Shirts & Skin and Body Blows. Tim is a co-founder of the two most influential performance spaces in the United States: Performance Space 122 and Highways Performance Space in Santa Monica, CA.

Us plays September 9-19 at PS 122. Schedule is Thursday through Saturday at 8:00 p.m., and Sundays at 7:00 p.m. Tickets ($15) are available at ticketweb.com or by phoning (212) 477-5288. Tim will lead a Gay Men's Performance Workshop on Saturday, September 11, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Admission is free for this event. Performance Space 122 is located at 150 First Avenue (at E. 9th) in the East Village. Tim Miller Website:


15. Diane Torr, FF Alumn, at Le Petit Versailles, NY, Sept 18

September 18th, Saturday. 8pm.
@ Le Petit Versailles Garden 346 East Houston Street < avenue b + c >
F/V train to Second Ave. J/M -Delancey Street. All Events Rain or Shine By donation ($5) or whatever you can - Food, Drinks! www.alliedproductions.org 212.529.8815

An evening of poetry, fiction, memoir, video, and performance about liberation, gender, spirituality and activism curated by Shelley F. Marlow

Rachel Levitsky is the author of four chapbooks of Poetry. Levitsky's first full length volume, UNDER THE SUN was published by Futurepoem books in 2003. Two of her poetic plays have been performed in New York and San Francisco. Levitsky curates Belladonna*, a readings, publications, salons matrix of innovative feminist poetics (since 1999).

Kathe Izzo is The Love Artist. Izzo will be reading excerpts from her manuscript THE LOVE BOOK, chronicling her on-going True Love Project, in which she promises to love the entire world one person at time. She is continuing to spread the love, increasing her in person appointments and commuting telepathically throughout the world (www.trueloveproject.com).

Shelley F. Marlow has been called a 'gender-punk rabbi'. Marlow will read and sing from her novels: TWO AUGUSTS IN A ROW IN A ROW (in progress), and SWANN IN LOVE AGAIN IN THE LESBIAN ARABIAN NIGHTS (2003). Her videos How my dead grandmother helped finish writing my novel, and To Go can be viewed at Perogi library.

Diane Torr returns to New York after a two-year hiatus, with her video: CIGARETTES, READING, MASTURBATION AND BOYS created as part of a residency at Glasgow school of Art. Although known as the king of drag kings, Diane will be appearing as herself (whoever that is) and will be reading about foreigners.

AND in conjunction with Parlour Projects exhibition "Republicans Like Me?" screenings of Cecilia Dougherty's "My Failure to Assimilate" & Richard Kern's "Manhattan Love Suicides".

Events are made possible by Allied Productions,Inc., Gardeners & Friends of LPV, Citizens for NYC, The Trust for Public Land, GreenThumb/NYC Dept. of Parks,Materials for the Arts; NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs, NYC Dept. of Sanitation, & NYC Board of Education. LPV programs are made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State agency. www.alliedproductions.org


16. Phillip Warnell, FF Alumn, at Macro, Rome, Italy, Sept 25

Interdisciplinary work by Phillip Warnell
Incorporating Live Art, 16mm interactive film, multi-screen video projection, sound, laser and web object.
A voyage through the gastro-intestinal tract....
@ MACRO, Museum of Contemporary Art
Rome, Italy on Saturday 25th September (one-night only)
Part of The Macrovideo 'Media Live' Festival 2004
Info @ www.macro.roma.museum/
www.guestplushostequalsghost.com (coming soon)
Phillip Warnell is currently Visiting Faculty at George Mason University in D.C.



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