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Franklin Furnace's Goings On
November 3, 2004

1. Kriota Willberg, FF Alumn, in Dance Magazine, Nov 2004 issue
2. Cheri Gaulke, FF Alumn, wins COLA grant/exhibition from City of Los Angeles
3. Deborah Garwood, FF Alumn, at Makor, NYC, opening Nov 4, 7:30 pm
4. Erika Yeoman, FF Alumn, film screenings in NY (Nov 12) and LA (Nov 14)
5. Nina Kuo, FF Alumn, in Roppongi Hills, Japan, thru Nov 30
6. Nicolás Dumit Estévez, FF Alumn, at Art in General, Nov 3, 7-9 pm
7. Nora York, FF Alumn, at Sweet Rhythm, NY, Nov 3, 8 and 10 pm
8. Kiki Smith, DJ Spooky, FF Alumns, at Printed Matter benefit, Nov 4, 5-8 pm
9. Raul Zamudio, FF Alumn, curator and panelist announces November news
10. Power Boothe, FF Alumn, at Hartford Art School, opeining Nov 10, 5-7 pm
11. Lynn Book, FF Alumn, offers voice labs in NYC, November 4 and 18
12. Tobaron Waxman, FF Alumn, at CUNY Graduate Center, NY, Nov 13
13. Roberto Sifuentes, "14 UnNatural Acts," at PS 122, NY, opening Nov 4
14. Billy X. Curmano, FF Alumn, at Minneapolis Institute of Art, Nov 13, and more
15. Donna Henes, FF Alumn, announces December 04 events
16. Eric Bogosian, FF Alumn, at the Public Theatre, NY, starting Feb 8, 2005
17. Harley Spiller, FF Alumn, at City Reliquary, Brooklyn, party Nov 6, 4 pm til midnite

1. Kriota Willberg, FF Alumn, in Dance Magazine, Nov 2004 issue

On newsstands now!
In the November 2004 issue of Dance Magazine....
Kriota Willberg appears in the article,
"Body Image...are tattoos taboo?"
(page 52)

with her ballerina tattoo designed by her husband cartoonist R. Sikoryak
Photograph by David (Squid) Quinn
See a side of Kriota you've never seen before!


2. Cheri Gaulke, FF Alumn, wins COLA grant/exhibition from City of Los Angeles

Cheri Gaulke, FF Alumn, has received a COLA grant, a mid-career fellowship from the City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department. Gaulke will be creating a series of artists' books based on text from previously created performance and videos. The work will be exhibited at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery in May 2005.


3. Deborah Garwood, FF Alumn, at Makor, NYC, opening Nov 4, 7:30 pm

A Group Show featuring : Merav Ezer, Yahezkel Lazarov, Deborah Garwood, Peter Allen Hoffmann
Curated by Anat Litwin
November 4th - December 8th, 2004
Opening Reception Nov 4th, 2004, 7:30 PM
Makor Gallery
35 W. 67th St. NYC
Makor Gallery Hours:
Fri, Thur 10am ­ 5 pm
Sunday 2:00 Pm ­ 4:00 pm

Makor Gallery presents "Baalil/Evident", a group exhibition dealing with the notion of place as a reflection upon the human condition. The artists participating in the show each refer to a specific site which is charged with personal drama. Due to the enigmatic narratives, the site functions both as a personal story and as a universal narative. The notion of "site" comes to evoke a wider notion of place. For more information please see www.makor.org and visit Deborah Garwood's website: http://home.earthlink.net/~dagarwood


4. Erika Yeoman, FF Alumn, film screenings in NY (Nov 12) and LA (Nov 14)

Erika Yeomans, FF Alumn, Announces Two Upcoming Screenings In New York And Los Angeles:

Friday, November 12th, 7 pm
NEW YORK: ONE NIGHT STAND a special evening of award-winning films by Erika Yeomans. The Pioneer Theater will present a special feature program of her short films on Friday November 12 at 7 pm. The program includes three works featuring well-known artists and musicians including Casey Spooner (Fischerspooner), Kevin Hurley, Judy Elkan, Amy Galper, Ford Wright, Lizzy Yoder, Mot Filipowski, Magica Bottari, Pierre Foldes and Ira Glass (This American Life). The Pioneer Theater is located at 155 E. 3rd St. (@ Ave. A); Tickets: $9.00, $6.50 members;

IN SEARCH OF BAS JAN'S MIRACULOUS (Mixed Media, 1997, 39 mins, B&W/Color) is a humorous faux documentary on the true life misadventures of 1970's Dutch conceptual artist Bas Jan Ader. The short is part PBS send-up, part Technicolor Biopic (with stolen bits of films from Lust for Life and Sound of Music among many other biopics). The project was featured on NPR's THIS AMERICAN LIFE and screened in Europe and the US at various film festivals and museums. Voiceovers by IRA GLASS, LIZZY YODER of FISCHERSPOONER, FORD WRIGHT, JIM STRAHS, JUDY ELKAN and KEVIN HURLEY.

THE FORGERY (B&W, DV 2000, 26 mins.) is an award-winning parody of film noir. The script was comprised of hundreds of stolen one-liners and physical gestures from b-films and woven together into a comic narrative of double-crossing double-crossers. Featuring CASEY SPOONER of FISCHERSPOONER, AMY GALPER, FORD WRIGHT and MAGICA BOTTARI. Cinematography by award-winning filmmaker KEN KOBLAND (Wooster Group), Costumes HEATHER PRIEST (Sweet and Lowdown), Edited by DAVID KETTERLING, Original score by PIERRE FOLDES and Produced by AARON S. LEVINE in association with DOORIKA.

CHUBBY BUDDY ("the last castrato") (2003, Super 8, color, 13 mins.) is a critically acclaimed and award-winning narrative montage - a "home movie" based on the memories of a man who gave up a career and marriage in order to act upon some peculiar impulses. Features MOT FILIPOWSKI, Edited by SANDRA MONTIEL (Punch-Drunk Love), Original score by PIERRE FOLDES and post-production by Truckstop Media

Sunday, November 14th, 7 pm
CHUBBY BUDDY screens in the LA FREEWAVES 9th Festival of Film, Video and New
Nov. 14th 7 pm
Box Office:
631 W. 2nd Street

contact: fortherestofyournaturallifeproductions@verizon.net


5. Nina Kuo, FF Alumn, in Roppongi Hills, Japan, thru Nov 30

SuperDeluxe presents Psionic Distortion, a group exhibit curated by Tim Evans. Psionic Distortion is a flight of mythic grace into the recesses of the graphic imagination. Careening across the interior tundras of subjective sublimation Japanese anime, manga and technology have become viable forms of cultural production that are continually shaping contemporary art and ideas.

Psionic Distortion will open on November 10 at 10 PM -: 2000 yen (ends Nov.30), 1000 yen admission November 11 with artists' talk and free on November 15-17, 22, 25 and 30 at Super Deluxe in Roppongi Hills. 3-DAnimations & Video: Nina Kuo-Lorin Roser, Jason Smith-Sayumi Yokouchi-Tim Evans, Akino Kondoh, Taiyo Kimura , Ryan Humphrey. Manga: Suehiro Maruo, Kan Takahama, Yuko Shimizu, KENJJI, Shinsan Nameko, Shintaro Kago, Tomoo Gokita Drawings and Mixed Media: Yoko Akiyama, Kaoru Arima, Toby Barnes, Keiji Ito, Kyung Jeon, Hiroshi Kan, Aya Kondo, Mike Park , Mikio Taka, Jeremy Stenger, etc.


6. Nicolás Dumit Estévez, FF Alumn, at Art in General, Nov 3, 7-9 pm

Art In General
Please Join Us
November 3-6: re: source Performance Series
Art in General's street-level Project Space

Wednesday, November 3, 7-9pm Nicolás Dumit Estévez's Stored in the Project Space | Appearances by Charles McGill as the Black Militant Golfer

Thursday, November 4, 11am-2pm Charles McGill performs The Black Militant's Gift for Speech and Examining Black in the Project Space | 3-6pm SunTek Chung's The Infinity Project and Advertising Contract T-Shirt in the Project Space

Friday, November 5, 11-1pm Charles McGill's Black Militant Golfer in the Project Space | 2-6pm Darius Ziûra's Can you give me some time of yours? in the Project Space with Video Portraits on view

Saturday, November 6, 12-6pm Jeanine Oleson and Ellen Lesperance's We Like New York, and New York Likes Us in the Project Space | Karen Porter Sorenson performs Love Research on the corner of Lafayette and Walker Street | Will Kwan performs 24h Citibank ATM Vestibule, Walker and Broadway

re:source is made possible, in part, by Sean Johnson. Additional funding has been provided by the Jerome Foundation, Gerry and Karen Migliaccio, and the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.

Art in General is located one block south of Canal Street, between Broadway and Lafayette (6, J, M, N, Q, R, or W train to Canal).
Art in General 79 Walker Street | New York, NY 10013 |
Tel 212-219-0473 | www.artingeneral.org | info@artingeneral.org


7. Nora York, FF Alumn, at Sweet Rhythm, NY, Nov 3, 8 and 10 pm

Nora York, FF Alumn, (& magnificent band) sings POWER/PLAY
An end of the election season event!

The full length concert piece in two parts -- with new section on GOD

Show times are at
8 & 10pm
15 dollar cover 10 dollar minimum

88 Seventh Avenue South
(at Bleecker Street)
New York, NY 10014
Phone 212-255-3626

POWER/PLAY surfs personal experience and public history to explore the contemporary shifting and spinning of the American narrative. Through music, it addresses the confusions that abound in our shared relationship to power, threat and social liberty. POWER / PLAY uses the rap music devise of overlay, placing a new melody and words over a well grooved standard, to respond to our mounting sense of losing ground.

"War, Inequality and the abuse of authority are also on Nora York's mind these days; unlike most of us, though, this daring vocalist and conceptualist is able to turn her ruminations into fascinating musical explorations. Her latest "POWER/PLAY" uses Bob Dylan's "Masters of War" as its jumping off point; York is sure to take it to parts un-dreamed of. "
-- The New Yorker --

Dave Hofstra -Bass
Charlie Giordano -- Accordion
Steve Tarshis -- Guitar
Allison Miller -- Drums
Sherryl Marshall -- Vocal


8. Kiki Smith, DJ Spooky, FF Alumns, at Printed Matter benefit, Nov 4, 5-8 pm

The Editions/Artists' Book Fair just gets better and better. In a new, larger location, this unique Fair celebrates its seventh year as the premier showcase for contemporary publishers and book dealers exhibiting the latest in the medium of prints, multiples and artists' books. Museum curators and collectors praise the event as pivotal within the publishing and contemporary art community.

Organized by Barbara Baruch of Brooke Alexander Editions, Susan Inglett of I.C. Editions, and David Platzker of Printed Matter, The Editions/Artists' Book Fair;04 will take place at the Starett Lehigh Building in Chelsea located at 601 West 26th Street on the 14th Floor.

The opening reception, Thursday evening November 4, 2004 from 5 to 8 PM, is being organized as a benefit for Printed Matter, an independent not-for-profit organization founded to heighten the visibility of artists' publications. General admission for the opening night is $40. A second special ticket is available for $150 and includes a print by Kiki Smith made for the occasion. The Fair is pleased to announce an opening night appearance by D.J. Spooky spinning artists' recordings accompanied by Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth on guitar.

Timed to coincide with the IFPDA Print Fair, The Editions/Artists' Book Fair brings the history of printmaking begun at the Armory up to the minute. The Fair is also part of a citywide "Print Week" organized by the International Fine Print Dealers Association to promote the medium of prints through exhibitions and symposia.

Participants have been invited with consideration given to the variety and strength of their publishing activity or quality and diversity of their book inventory. Participants include Brooke Alexander Editions, NYC; Art of This Century, Paris/NYC; Baron/Boisante Editions, NYC; Peter Blum, NYC;Marianne Boesky Gallery, NYC; Cirrus Editions, Los Angeles; Conner Contemporary Art, Washington, D.C.; Christophe Daviet-Thery, Paris; Johan Deumens Editions & Artists’ Books, Amsterdam; Dieu Donne Papermill, NYC; Exit Art, NYC; Editions Fawbush, NYC; Flatbed Press, Austin; Goya Contemporary, Baltimore; Har-El Printers & Publishers, Jaffa; Harlan & Weaver, NYC; Highpoint Editions, Minneapolis; Ernst Hilger Editions, Vienna; I.C. Editions, NYC; Item Editions, Paris; David Krut Fine Art, Johannesburg/NYC; Yvon Lambert, Paris/NYC; Florence Loewy, Paris; Lower East Side Printshop, NYC; MS Editions, NYC; Carolina Nitsch, NYC; Parkett Editions, Zurich/NYC; Print Research Institute of North Texas, Denton; Printed Matter, Inc., NYC; Renaissance Society, Chicago; Specific Object, NYC; John Szoke Editions, NYC; Galerie 213, Paris; Two Palms Press, NYC; U.L.A.E., Bay Shore, Volume, NYC; and Wildwood Press, St. Louis.

The Editions/Artists' Book Fair has become the first stop for anyone interested in the latest in contemporary publishing. We hope you and yours will make it your number one stop as well.

PRESS CONTACT: MEGAN RILEY, (917) 627-8892, megan-riley@earthlink.net


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.


9. Raul Zamudio, FF Alumn, curator and panelist announces November news

Raul Zamudio, panelist and moderator, with Carlos Ashida, Director, Musei Carillo Gil, Mexico City, Jose Davila artist. Panel will focus on the exhibition "So Far, So Close Contemporary Art From Gudalajara," Americas Society, 680 Park Avenue, 68th St. NY,
NY 10021. Also, "Anthro/Socio" curated by Raul Zamudio opens 11/05 6:00-8:00 pm at The Artist Network,424 Broadway 6th Fl


10. Power Boothe, FF Alumn, at Hartford Art School, opeining Nov 10, 5-7 pm

Power Boothe, FF Alumn, has work in the faculty exhibition at Hartford Art School of the University of Hartford in the Joseloff Gallery, opening November 10 from 5-7 pm, 200 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford CT 860-768-4090


11. Lynn Book, FF Alumn, offers voice labs in NYC, November 4 and 18

Living Room Labs - learning on the loose
Thursdays, 7 - 8:30 pm, class fee: $70
November 4 & 18 - the extended voice

Got something to holler about? Come and extend not only your vocal range and skills, but the very perception you hold about the power of voice. This artful, adventurous play of voice out of bounds will take you into unfamiliar territories including buzzing, scatching, ploding and some non-western vocal approaches from indonesia to bulgaria. Oh, and have you ever tried to yodel?

Open to anyone interested in a full bodied exploration of their creative potential through voice.

Call 212-529-8991 to register
Discounts and specials abound... just ask.

Special All Fall
Coaching Series
it's STILL just too good to pass up...
6 private sessions at $325 for first time participants.
Good through the end of the year

535 E. 14th St. #4F
Between Ave A and B
Buzzer #137


12. Tobaron Waxman, FF Alumn, at CUNY Graduate Center, NY, Nov 13


November 12-13

"InterseXions: Queer Visual Culture at the Crossroads" is a two-day conference that will bring together visual artists, historians, critics and curators with an interest in queer arts, from a wide geographic and cultural spectrum. According to outgoing co-chair of the Queer Caucus, Maura Reilly, (Sackler Curator of Feminist Art, Brooklyn Museum), the gathering "will provide a forum for the voices and images of contemporary practitioners in all media, and will spotlight contemporary developments in art-historical research, criticism and theory, museums and galleries." The conference will also feature performance events, artists' talks, and an associated exhibition.

"InterseXions" is intended to foster exchange of ideas about historical and contemporary arts among scholars, artists, curators, and other arts personnel, and to encourage cross-fertilization among disciplines and between writers and artists, theory and practice. Conference chair James M. Saslow (CUNY Professor of Art History and Theatre) notes the timeliness of the event's focus: "The artistic and historical culture of the lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender/queer communities once again finds itself at a crossroads: established paths are worn away or petering out, while new challenges and contexts have opened up, and new directions must be charted."

for a preliminary schedule of panels go to:

Registration for this conference is required. To register online, please go to http://web.gc.cuny.edu/clags/conferenceform.htm
Conference registration fee is $35 ($10 for students and persons of low income).

Friday and Saturday, November 12 and 13.
at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York
365 Fifth Avenue (between 34th and 35th Streets)
New York, NY 10016

Co-sponsored by The Queer Caucus for Art, the Ph.D. Program in Art History at the CUNY Graduate Center, The Leslie-Lohman Gay Art Foundation, and Steven J. Goldstein, M.D.


13. Roberto Sifuentes, "14 UnNatural Acts," at PS 122, NY, opening Nov 4

Roberto Sifuentes is performing a new piece at PS122 this weekend called 14 UnNatural Acts. The opening is Thursday. For complete information please visit:



14. Billy X. Curmano, FF Alumn, at Minneapolis Institute of Art, Nov 13, and more

Billy performs on Ocean Harp & Dulcimer to round up the artists' vote for the Minnesota Artists Exhibition Program Annual Meeting Minneapolis Institute of Art, Fountain Court
2400 Third Avenue South, Saturday, November 13, 10:30 a.m.


4th & Broadway, Lowertown, St. Paul
Ring: 651.228.9274
Wednesday, November 10, 8 p.m.
ELECTRONIC PRESS KIT (Photos etc.): www.sonicbids.com/billyxcurmano

The award winning Minnesota artist, Billy X. Curmano, returns to the Twin Cities with his first solo CD on November 10th. The gala release party will be at the Black Dog Coffee & Wine Bar, Broadway and 4th, in Lowertown St. Paul. The show opens at 8 pm with selections from "Billy X: Solo Set" followed by a second set with some old friends around 9 p.m - if they show up.

"Billy X: Solo Set" was captured as a live studio recording with no over-dubbing or cheap tricks. It's an unusual blend of folk jazz and blues inspired performances featuring dulcimer, guitar, harmonica, mbira, ocean harp, vibraphone and both the sung and spoken word. But, this CD is much more than just another audio recording. It's a compilation that evolved over years of edgy performances living life as art.

Billy X. Curmano was buried alive for three days with the words to one of the selections etched on his tombstone. Others surfaced during his 2,000 plus mile Mississippi River swim from source to gulf as a performance and environmental statement. And several followed a 40 day fast in Death Valley during his life long search for the spiritual in art. The poetics of these performance are preserved in the "Billy X: Solo Set" CD and the accompanying chap book.

Billy X. Curmano has toured just about every way imaginable including 6,200 miles and 15 cities in 45 days on a Greyhound Bus. He's intriqued audiences from the Dalai Lama's World Festival of Sacred Music in Los Angeles and New York City's famed Franklin Furnace to Austria's Vienna Secession. He's been a "Pick of the Week" in the L.A. Weekly and on the City Pages "A List". He comes by his overall anti-war and social justice themes honestly. He's witnessed the stupidity and horrors of war on two continents, the insides of a jail house looking out and the poverty that grips our world.

Billy X. shows up in concerts, on CD's and on soundtracks including the 2002 "Hampton Award" winner "Swimming the Mississippi". Journalists have dubbed him the "Court jestor of Southeastern Minnesota" and compared him to the likes of P.T. Barnum, Andy Warhol, Marcel DuChamp and even a happy otter.

Warning!! "Solo Set" Contains a naughty word!

$15 CD; $5 chap book (Includes postage) available directly from:
28401 Hartwood Drive Rushford, MN 55971
CD only available on the web at:


15. Donna Henes, FF Alumn, announces December 04 events

Healing ourselves, each other, and our mutual Mother Earth. If you can't make it in person, feel free to send the names of those you would like us to include in the ceremony and of course, wherever you are, please join your energy with ours as we send out our best blessings for physical, mental, spiritual, and environmental well-being for us all. Free. December 1, Wednesday 7:30pm. Mama Donna's Tea Garden and Healing Haven Park Slope, Brooklyn. Mama Donna's (718) 857-1343.

A fun-filled, child-friendly ritual for the winter solstice. Share the spirit and the true meaning of this holiday with your children. $20. for 1 parent w/child. $5. each additional child. December 4, Saturday 10:00-11:30AM.

Preparing to dig in for the duration. $20. December 11, Saturday 7:30PM

Catch the Holiday Spirit and enjoy stress-free shopping (and complimentary goodies!) at the Tea Garden. Select and collect your special holiday gifts form our unique stock of ceremonial tools and supplies. Charms, talismans, amulets, ritual tools, rare botanicals, books, CD's, and Mama Donna's Own Blend of Blessing Oils. December 18 & 19, Saturday and Sunday 12-6pm.

30th Annual Winter Solstice Sunrise Celebration. Bring flashlights and drums and wear winter white, bright, silver, sparkle finery to light the dark. FREE. December 21, Tuesday 7:30AM. South Street Seaport, Pier 16, Manhattan. Contact: Mama Donna's (718) 857-1343

A journey on the dark side in celebration of the traditional Latin American Day of the Dead, which falls this year on Election Day. Please wear black and bring a death-related item for our communal altar. $20. November 2, Tuesday at 7:30pm. Mama Donna's Tea Garden & Healing Haven, Park Slope, Brooklyn. For info, contact: (718) 857-1343

Calling all eager beavers! Let's dam the destructive floods of apathy. A ceremony dedicated to building a better world. $20. November 12, Friday at 7:30pm.
Mama Donna's Tea Garden & Healing Haven. Reservations required.

Rare ritual items and ceremonial supplies from cultures around the world. Charms, talismans, amulets, ritual tools, rare botanicals, books, CD's, and Mama Donna's Own Blend of Blessing Oils. November 13, Saturday 12-6pm. Mama Donna's Tea Garden & Healing Haven in Park Slope, Brooklyn. For directions, contact Mama Donna's: (718) 857-1343


16. Eric Bogosian, FF Alumn, at the Public Theatre, NY, starting Feb 8, 2005

Eric Bogosian, FF Alumn, will star as Satan in "the Last Days of Judas Iscariot," a new play by Stephen Adly Guirgis, directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman and also starring Sam Rockwell as Judas. Performances start at NY's Public Theatre on Feb 8, 2005.


17. Harley Spiller, FF Alumn, at City Reliquary, Brooklyn, party Nov 6, 4 pm til midnite

Harley Spiller, FF Alumn, is exhibiting "Mr. T and Me by Inspector Collector" at The City Reliquary in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, at the corner of Grand and Havemeyer Streets (L train to Lorimer station). The City Reliquary is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and this exhibition will continue through November 30, 2004. On Saturday, November 6, beginning at 4 pm, a party will be held, complete with Mr. T look-a-like and sound-a-like contests with prizes. There'll be community spirit, snacks, drinks and a giant vegan T-bone "steak." Mr. T himself may even show up. For more information visit www.dhlabsnyc.com



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