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Franklin Furnace's Goings On
July 19, 2005


1. Jennifer Miller, FF Alumn, at American Museum of Natural History, July 26, 7 pm
2. Deborah Garwood, FF Alumn, at Berlitz, NY, now thru Sept. 9, reception, July 28
3. Tom Trusky, FF Alumn, at Sandpoint Library, ID, July 21
4. Robbin Ami Silverberg, FF Alumn, at Hebrew Union College Museum, opens July 19
5. Susana Cook, Ellie Covan, Holly Hughes, FF Alumns, reviewed in Village Voice
6. Diane Torr, FF Alumn, presents Man for a Day workshop, NY, July 30, 11 am-9 pm /
7. Frank Moore, FF Alumn, at Albany Library, CA, thru August 8
8. Halona Hilbertz, FF Alumn, at Niagara, NY, TONITE, 10 pm
9. Jay Critchley, FF Alumn, at Anthology Film Archives, August 3
10. Judith Sloan, Warren Lehrer, FF Alumns, at Univ. Maine, Orono, thru Nov. 23
11. Kal Spelletich, FF Alumn, in 3 San Francisco exhibitions and 2 TV shows.
12. Charles Moulton, FF Alumn,at Montclair State Univ., July 29, 7:30 pm
13. Lucio Pozzi, FF Alumn, in Vilnius, August 20.
14. Nora York, FF Alumn, at Joe’s Pub, Aug. 18, 7 pm, and more
15. Gary Corbin, Ron Ehmke, FF Alumns, in Buffalo, July 28-Aug. 7
16. Steed Taylor, FF Alumn, at Shore Institute, NJ, thru Aug. 20
17. Harley Spiller, FF Alumn, at Museum of Arts & Design, NY, Aug. 4, 6-7:30 pm
18. Moya Devine, FF Alumn, studio farewell, Solana Beach, CA, July 23, 10-4
19. The Five Lesbian Brothers, FF Alumns, at NY Theater Workshop, thru August 28
20. Linda Montano, FF Alumn, at Ananda Ashram, Harriman, NY, Aug. 12-14, and pilgrimage to European shrines


1. Jennifer Miller, FF Alumn, at American Museum of Natural History, July 26, 7 pm

Art/Science Collision:
The Coney Island Museum
@ The American Museum of Natural History
entrance on 77th Street, between Columbus and Central Park West
Tuesday, July 26
7:00 p.m.
Linder Theater, first floor
Code: EL072605
$15 ($13.50 Members, students, senior citizens)
This program will be interpreted in ASL.
Aaron Beebe, the first full-time curator of the Coney Island Museum, will discuss the museum's future and its quest for "legitimacy." He'll also consider the historical relationship between museums and the sideshow and between anthropology and commercial spectacle in Coney Island in the early 20th century, presenting archival and contemporary images. The evening will also include a presentation by Jennifer Miller, founder of Circus Amok, a political performance troupe that reinvents the meaning of circus and its capacity for political engagement, who performed as a "bearded lady" for six years at the Coney Island Sideshow.


2. Deborah Garwood, FF Alumn, at Berlitz, NY, now thru Sept. 9, reception, July 28

Paris At Spring Equinox, 2004:
Parc Des Buttes Chaumont

Portfolio of 20 digital photographs
By Deborah Garwood
Exhibition Dates:
July 11 - September 9, 2005
RECEPTION Thursday, July 28, 2005
from 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Rockefeller Center
40 West 51st St. (betw. 5th Ave. & Ave. of Americas)
New York, NY
Tel. 212-765-1000
Exhibition Hours:
Monday - Friday, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
For more information, please visit
Deborah Garwood's website:


3. Tom Trusky, FF Alumn, at Sandpoint Library, ID, July 21

Boise State University Hemingway Center Director and Director of the Idaho Center for the Book, Tom Trusky, will deliver "The Art of James Castle," a slide/lecture presentation 21 July 2005 in the Rude Girls Room of the Sandpoint Library ( 1407 Cedar Street, Sandpoint, Idaho) at 7pm.

Trusky is an expert on the Idaho artist. Castle was born in 1899 in Garden Valley and was labeled for his entire life as deaf, mute, illiterate and mentally challenged. He is now thought to have been autistic. He never learned to speak, had a limited ability to read and write and seemingly refused to be taught to sign. His primary form of communication was the tens of thousands of drawings and illustrations he produced during his lifetime.

Houses, domestic scenes, family members and friends were endlessly rendered in what some have termed a primitive "folk art" style from crude tools and supplies-ink made from soot and saliva, pens fashioned from twigs or sticks, and canvases scavenged from scrap paper, cardboard, books and the many catalogs that flowed through his
parents' general store and post office. Even when, late in his career, family,
friends, curators and artists purchased paints and brushes for him, he preferred to make his own tools.

Amazingly, although unschooled, he was able to grasp the concept of several artistic principles, including vanishing point perspective. Largely undiscovered and unappreciated during his lifetime, he is now considered by many art historians to prefigure a number of major schools and -isms off 20th century art. Trusky's presentation will focus on Castle's earliest surviving works, the Icehouse Books.  These rare books (approximately 20 in number) were stored by the apparently autistic artist (b. 1899 in Garden Valley-d. 1977 in Boise) for safekeeping in the thick, sawdust-filled walls of the family icehouse in Garden Valley. All were made from found papers and cardboards, illustrated with pencil and sharpened stick/twig pens and ink made from soot and saliva-then hand bound with string and twine. The Castle family departed Garden Valley for Boise Valley in 1924 and Castle's books were left behind.  Circa 1970, as the icehouse was being dismantled and burned, some works were retrieved by Garden Valley residents, most notably Bill Pogue, the Idaho Fish and Game Warden later murdered by Claude Dallas. Other works were sent to residents in Sugar City and survived the Teton Dam disaster in 1976. Trusky traces the history of these books that have survived ice, fire, and flood-and sketches the histories of their various owners, including an eighth grade public school teacher, her star pupil (penitentiary-bound), and the nefarious art dealer who stole and dis-assembled books. It's an all-Idaho story about the Gem State's most famous artist/bookmaker and the miraculous survival of works that reveal the artist as a young man. The presentation will be followed by a social hour. Copies of Trusky's recently-published biography, James Castle: His Life & Art, facsimiles of Castle books, and a video documentary on the artist will be on sale.

For additional information, please contact Lost Horse Press at
208.255.4410, email losthorsepress@mindspring.com, or check out this
and other Lost Horse Press events online at www.losthorsepress.org.

Christine Holbert
Lost Horse Press
105 Lost Horse Lane
Sandpoint, Idaho 83864

T: 208.255.4410
F: 208.255.1560
E: losthorsepress@mindspring.com


4. Robbin Ami Silverberg, FF Alumn, at Hebrew Union College Museum, opens July 19

We would like to invite you to the reception of  "Waldsee - 1944" exhibition at the Hebrew Union College Museum, on Tuesday, July 19th, 2005, 5:30pm -7:30pm, at One West 4th Street (between Brouadway & Mercer). Please bring photo ID.

This exhibition is in memory of the annihilation of Hungarian Jewry during the summer of 1944, when jews were deported to auschwitz were required to write deceptive postcards from "WALDSEE" to their families, reassuring them that all was well.

The exhibition, curated by 2B Gallery in Budapest along with Hebrew Union College Museum, invited artists from the US, Hungary, Germany, South Africa, and Israel to create postcard size artwork as commemoration.

The exhibition is open from July 19 - August 19, 2005.
Hope to see you at the reception -
Andras Borocz & Robbin Ami Silverberg
Dobbin Mill - Dobbin Books, NY
Alma on Dobbin - Central European Arts Exchange


5. Susana Cook, Ellie Covan, Holly Hughes, FF Alumns, reviewed in Village Voice

The Village Voice
July 13-19, 2005
Queer Planet by Danial Adkison
Two summer fests take a global perspective on LGBT lives
Hot Festival thru Aug. 29, various venues, dixonplace.org
Fresh Fruit Festival thru July 31, various venues, freshfruitfestival.com

At the age when most American kids are getting their driver's licenses and prepping for the prom, playwright Susana Cook had an abrupt baptism into the world of political consciousness, an experience that shaped her contribution to this year's 14th annual Hot Festival of queer performance art and theater.

In 1976, the 16-year-old Buenos Aires schoolgirl awoke one day to hear the radio playing military marches in place of the morning news. Overnight, right-wing generals had seized political power and would soon launch the infamous "dirty war," which led to the disappearance of nearly 11,000 intellectuals, leftists, and so-called "terrorists."

"When you go through something like a dictatorship, like I did, you can't help but be political," says Cook, who left her homeland in the '80s. Now she's worried: She sees echoes of Argentina in America, the seeds of fascism being sown in the guise of the "war on terror" and "family values."

This malaise led her to write, direct, and star in The Values Horror Show. The satire is a story of how political leaders "made this country fall in love with war and homophobia." Cook pokes fun at the Iraq war, state-sponsored paranoia, and the right wing's manipulation of gay marriage into a wedge issue. At the same time, she imbues her work with the sage perspective of someone who has known totalitarianism.

Gather 100 artists and you'll get at least that many political perspectives. With so many participants this year over its eight-week run, the Hot Festival's politics will range from international to interpersonal—and even to barnyard. Obie winner Holly Hughes's performance art piece (July 13 and 27) centers on oddly intimate relationships between humans and their four-legged friends (shh! don't tell Senator Santorum). The politics of partying define the fest's closer, Brandon Olson and Rami Ramirez's Party and Prey (August 18 through 27), a theatrical examination of New York nightlife, alienation, and the unquenchable thirst for "fun."

Even in these touch-and-go times, with the Supreme Court in limbo and a hard-line Christian bloc trying to call the shots, this LGBT-themed amalgam of talent has managed to recruit more new faces than ever and increase its diversity, according to Dixon Place director and festival founder Ellie Covan.

The festival she started in her sweltering (hence the name "Hot") living room nearly a decade and a half ago has expanded from just four weeks last year, partly because of this year's absence of the Queer@HERE fest, but also, she says, because of a growing hunger for LGBT-oriented programming.

The variety and size of this summer's Fresh Fruit Festival, Hot's upstart cousin, would seem to corroborate an increasing appetite for this type of work. Not surprisingly, the right wing has landed a juicy part in the lineup: In Barbara Kahn's Pen Pals, a radical lesbian and female Christian fundamentalist become buddies in a civil-liberty-deprived America of the future (July 21 through 24). In Waafrika (July 21 through 24), playwright Nanna Mwaluko sets an interracial lesbian affair amid the virulent homophobia of Kenya, where being gay can mean death. And homo skinhead-punk Pedro Angel Serrano recounts his subcultural sojourning as a gay man in a hardcore world in his one-man show Low Brow (July 28 and 31).

If queer theater sometimes gets accused of solipsism, the increasingly global scope of these festivals signals a welcome shift toward a new focus. But while the view is more expansive, homophobia remains an essential common theme—and problem.

For Covan, queer festivals are the antidote to this homophobia, speaking to a far-flung community: "You are reaching people who want to be reached; they want to be moved. If they don't know it's queer, they might not know to come."


6. Diane Torr, FF Alumn, presents Man for a Day workshop, NY, July 30, 11 am-9 pm

Back by popular demand!!
Diane Torr, FF Alumn, will give her unique MAN for a DAY (original Drag King Workshop circa 1989) at Hope Martin Studio, 39 West 14th Street, Studio 508 on Saturday, July 30th, 2005 from 11 to 9pm.  If you've ever fancied doing this workshop, now is the time. Workshop will be held in air-conditioned, spacious dance studio.  Limited Enrollment. Email Diane at dragkingdt@aol.com for enquiries/reservations.


7. Frank Moore, FF Alumn, at Albany Library, CA, thru August 8

Small Press Exhibit
at the Albany Library,
Albany, California July 2005
til August 8, 2005
Part of the Inter-Relations collection of zines, books and chap books collected between 1988 and the present.
Photos of the exhibit here:
Coming soon a video tour!


8. Halona Hilbertz, FF Alumn, at Niagara, NY, TONITE, 10 pm

Dear Friends!
if you missed FULL TANK yesterday at the awe-inspring BPM, come to
Corner of Ave. A & 7th St.
New York City
This time, we'll be wearing lingerie instead of kimonos.


9. Jay Critchley, FF Alumn, at Anthology Film Archives, August 3

Toilet Treatments by Jay Critchley, edited at Harvestworks in NY, will be shown as part of the NewFilmmakers Summer Series at Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Avenue, New York (212 505-5181). Admission is $5.

Wednesday, August 3, Toilet Treatments.

Toilet Treatments—A 'Dank' Comedy

Written, Directed and Produced by Jay Critchley

2002/Digital/39 minutes

HBO Audience Award for Short, Provincetown International Film Festival 2002

Alice in Wonderland meets David Lynch! Psychologically-repressed, Mid-westerner Katrina’s spiritual journey takes her to a magical East Coast seaside town where she confronts her demons, her father, and her sub-conscious—literally in an abandoned, reclaimed backyard septic tank. Katrina’s (Blythe Frank) new business of installing and programming video screens in public and private bathrooms utilizes found clips from Mary Tyler Moore Aerobic Workout video to Bass Fishing in Texas. New Age cross dresser Lady McBee, played by David Hanbury, is her mentor as the entrepreneur descends into her subterranean apartment and is ultimately transformed by the world of color (she is color blind except when she watches TV!). George, her ex‑high school guidance counselor and business partner is continuously heard via cellphone only from their New Jersey headquarters. Ramone, the indomitable Latin Lover Ricardo Rodriguez, Katrina's plumber and choreographer, sparks romance that vibrates from the magic of septic sex to Texas!

A must pee!


10. Judith Sloan, Warren Lehrer, FF Alumns, at Univ. Maine, Orono, thru Nov. 23

Open their traveling exhibition: Crossing the BLVD: strangers, neighbors, aliens in a new America at the Hudson Museum, The University of Maine Orono. On view July 12 through November 23rd

Performances of Crossing the BLVD: Tuesday August 2nd, the Alamo Theatre, Bucksport, ME benefit performance for WERU radio 207-469-6600 Saturday and Sunday August 6 & 7 at the Festival of Cultural Exchange, Portland Maine 207-761-1545

Crossing the BLVD: strangers, neighbors, aliens in a new America is a multimedia project portraying the struggles, humor and pathos of new immigrants and refugees in the most polyglot locality in the U.S. (Queens, New York).

Crossing the BLVD book and audio CD (W.W. Norton) available in bookstores and on the web. Interactive website where you can add your own story of migration or the story of your parents and grandparents. Visit the website for full schedule of performances and exhibitions or to contact the artists: http://www.crossingtheblvd.org


11. Kal Spelletich, FF Alumn, in 3 San Francisco exhibitions and 2 TV shows

I am in 3 shows this week, all in San Francisco and 2 TV shows.
# 1 is at Fort Mason, July 21-24. On the waterfront in the , ahh, err, marina district. It is a very large photo show, I have, a bunch of photos of my machines and robots and an installation with a couple of machines, a video taken while riding my motorcycle up highway 1, and a video projection of you when you walk into the room taken through a spinning time machine.

#2 is at my studio warehouse at 3rd St. It is a big group show of a bunch of us from our building. Sat July 23, 7 PM-11 PM
3235 3rd. St.
I am showing a drawing machine controlled by your heartbeat.

#3 is at CELLSPACE Saturday in the lovely Mission. This is a fundraiser for trying to send me and my partner Jay Broemmel to Amsterdam to do a show at the illustrious ROBODOCK.
Flaming Lotus/Seemen Fundraiser and Art Show
Saturday, July 23rd
CELL Space! 2050 Bryant Street, San Francisco

TV shows I am on:
Discovery Channel July 20, 8 PM A show called One Step Beyond, Superhumans, I got some mysterious call that I was on this show, I have no idea what they are showing and I don’t have cable, someone tape it for me? whatever

Bay Area PBS ch 9 July 27 @ 7:30 PM & 7/29 @ 11:00 PM & 7/31 @ 11:30 PM, a show called SPARK.

Kal Spelletich
institute for the arts , sciences and letters.
since , well, 1980!


12. Charles Moulton, FF Alumn, at Montclair State Univ., July 29, 7:30 pm

Here's the Invite and directions. Hope to see you there. (N.B. some of this material is sexually suggestive and not appropriate for those under 18)

To a special INVITATION ONLY showing of an uncommon and surprising work in progress at Montclair State University’s Dance Studio Theatre!
Land of Dreams
A new work Directed and Choreographed by Charles Moulton
Produced by Montclair State University’s Office of Arts & Cultural
Programming, Jedediah Wheeler, Executive Director

WHAT: Land of Dreams is a work in progress conceived and directed by choreographer/director Charles Moulton, inspired by and based on the music of Randy Newman. Land of Dreams tracks a journey across the axis of time and space, from the giddy innocence of utopian dreams to the brink of disillusion and destruction. The piece incorporates text by Thornton Wilder and various Futurist writings, particularly the Russian Cubo-Futurists, as well as elements of vaudeville, dance, zaum noise performance, and balloons......The evening will be followed by a reception (also with balloons!)

WHEN: Friday, 29 July @ 7:30pm
WHERE: Montclair State University, Dance Studio Theatre
By Car: http://www.montclair.edu/welcome/directions.html
By Train: NJTransit from Penn Station to Montclair Heights (Be sure to get off at Montclair Heights and NOT Montclair State University) 6:18pm train arrives at 7:08pm (Cost = $5.25) Purchase your ticket prior to boarding the train - it will save you a surcharge! An escort will receive you at the platform and direct you to the studio.
COST: Nothing!
Charles Moulton director/choreographer
Morgan Jenness dramaturg

Performed by:
Pascal Benichou, Eric Hoisington, Erin Hunter, Roz LeBlanc,Meghan McGeary, Tom Nelis, Rebecca Wisocky
Dana Blondet stage manager
Jill Dombrowski producer
RSVP: dombrowskij@mail.montclair.edu or 973-655-3002
Feel free to contact the box office for further information at
973-655-5112! We hope to see you there!


13. Lucio Pozzi, FF Alumn, in Vilnius, August 20

Lucio Pozzi, FF Alumn, is the author of a piece to be presented in Vilnius on August 20 th. For full information, please visit www.machunas.com.
Contrary to the announcements, Oskaras Korsunovas is NOT going to direct the piece. It will directed by a collective of young artists headed by Arunas Matacius.
Be well, Lucio


14. Nora York, FF Alumn, at Joe’s Pub, Aug. 18, 7 pm, and more

Nora York, FF Alumn,
And her amazing band
to sing/play “Truth To Power”
at Joe's Pub.The Public Theater.
Her only New York appearance until December’s G-D project event!
— catch Nora’s show at Joe’s or wait until winter
doors open at 6 !
Showtime 7:00 !!
Tickets $20
Available at Box Office 212. 539. 8778
or call Telecharge 212.239.6200


Buy now!!!!! check out the site — this and much more --
don’t worry — only Nora gets your email address and she won’t use it for anything!


“What I Want” and “Another Day” are featured in the new Doris Dorrie film THE FISHERMAN AND HIS WIFE —
and “What I Want” to be included in the accompanying EMI soundtrack CD release!


CHECK OUT wps1.org — ps1’s ART RADIO network—
Nora York’s RADIO SHOW — LOVE CRAZY! playing this week!

“What do you get when listening to Nora York? A little Sting, a bit of Joni Mitchell and a whole lot of wonderful.  Juxtaposing eras, genres, and attitudes to create a series of bold, brave sound sculptures. ...you know you are dealing with an intensely sharp witted fatalist who is as gifted an emotional puppeteer as she is a poet.” -- JazzTimes  -- Christopher Loudon June 2005

“Longtime followers of improvising chanteuse Nora York are well aware of her penchant for sophisticated pop, even so, York’s  new CD, WHAT I WANT ( SayYES) might surprise devotees in the extent to which the singer follows her pop muse. Shrugging off genre boundaries, she presents a worldly, literate cycle of songs in which desire and redemption intertwine.  Shorn of York’s imposing stage manner, both canny originals and repurposed standards (“Stand By Your Man” “Ruby Tuesday”) are called upon to stand on their own merit, and manage to do just that”  
--TIME OUT NEW YORK -- Steve Smith --

PICK “ Her stunning What I Want CD is a testament to the breadth of her talent. This town is full of talents due much wider recognition. None is more deserving than this tall and model thin singer-songwriter-truth teller. Grab this chance to drive yourself nuts trying to categorize the intrepid boite habitué. Her new CD What I Want ’s title tune is innovative and deserves airtime. Yeah, but on what format? Answer: on every format. She’s sold across the board. You ain’t seen nothing like what this long drink of water does with her eclectic bag of songs. If she sings an evergreen, she turns it a shade not known in nature.  A must-catch!”
-- The Village Voice — David Finkle


15. Gary Corbin, Ron Ehmke, FF Alumns, in Buffalo, July 28-Aug. 7

Media Contacts:Kurt Schneiderman (Overall Organizer) 716-883-0856 or theredkurt_14202@yahoo.com
Ron Ehmke, FF Alumn, (Publicity Director) 716-570-9999
Festival Website:  www.infringebuffalo.org

Buffalo’s First-Ever Infringement Festival Runs From Thursday, July 28
Through Sunday, August 7, 2005 Featuring A Plethora Of Independent Artistic Events Including Theatre, Dance, Poetry, Performance Art, Film, Music, And Much More

Over 130 Performances
Of Over Forty Different Productions
In Ten Different Venues
In Just Eleven Days!!!

An already sultry Buffalo summer is about to get even hotter in more ways than one, when more than 130 individual performances of more than 40 productions occupy the streets and venues of Allentown. From July 28-August 7, 2005, the first-ever “buffalo infringement festival” ­ part of the international infringement festival circuit ­ will bring together a diverse collection of performers, artists, and audiences in an explosion of creative events.

Local writers, directors, and performers ­ as well as artists from New York
City (including Gary Corbin, FF Alumn) and Montreal ­ have answered an open call to present their work as part of this new festival. The resulting assortment of activities includes world premieres of one-person shows, gender-reversed productions of classical theatrical pieces, street theatre, political cabaret, puppetry, experimental work, virtual reality simulation, hip-hop, slam poetry, interpretive dance, outdoor screenings of family-oriented films, presentations of poetry readings by area high school students, and much more. No single style or aesthetic predominates; some events are intended for mature audiences, while most are suitable for viewers of all ages.

Events will occur in and around Buffalo’s Allentown District in a variety of different venues including Rust Belt Books, the Squeaky Wheel Media Arts Center, Nietzsche's Bar, Day’s Park, the Allen Street Dance Studio, SoundLab, and others.

Each event has a separate admission fee of $10.00 dollars or less, with several productions being presented either free of charge or at a pay-what-you-can rate.  All income from each project will go directly to the artists involved.


16. Steed Taylor, FF Alumn, at Shore Institute, NJ, thru Aug. 20

Hi There -
f you happen to be on the Jersey Shore and are looking for more than sun and sea, check out INKED!, a show I am in, at the Shore Institute of the Contemporary Arts.  I have several images, scale drawings, and a video of my Road Tattoos in the show.  Thanks.

Steed Taylor, FF Alumn

July 15-August 20, 2005
SICA: Shore Institute of the Contemporary Arts
20 Third Avenue
Long Branch, NJ 07740-4045

CURATOR: Kóan Jeff Baysa
ARTISTS: Amanda Church, Don Ed Hardy, Joel Hilgenberg, Shelley Jackson, D. Dominick Lombardi, Michelle Lopez, Betsabee Romero, Steed Taylor, Anna Tsubaki, Mark Dean Veca

INKED! is an exhibition, not of tattoos per se, but of art production by a diverse group of international artists whose works are informed by the subculture of tattooage. With its wide embrace of styles, concepts, and media, INKED! provokes a dialogue on how this pervasive underground subculture has infiltrated the everyday and influenced artistic production in surprising, inventive, and remarkable ways.


17. Harley Spiller, FF Alumn, at Museum of Arts & Design, NY, Aug. 4, 6-7:30 pm

Museum of Arts & Design
40 West 53 rdStreet, NY, NY 10019

Avid Collectors/Unexpected Collections

Panel discussion with four New York collectors: George Cuhaj, Dorothy Twining Globus, Carol Mitchell, and Harley Spiller, FF Alumn

August 4, 2005

6:00 – 7:30 PM

New Yorkers collect the most amazing things! Whether you have the collecting bug, or just want to meet four New Yorkers who will share their intriguing collections with you, join us for this special foray into the fascinating world of “unexpected” collections. You will meet: George Cuhaj – the foremost collector of NYC subway tokens and related memorabilia, Dorothy Twining Globus who collects in many categories including watering cans, hangers, small buildings, rubberstamps old and new, and objects made of the wrong materials, Carol Mitchell – who has been collecting Art Dolls and “critters” for the last 25 years (including figures made from cloth, cloth with clay, figures folded from hand made paper combined with clay, wire wrapped with hand dyed silk ribbons among others) and Harley Spiller – aka the Inspector Collector, whose collection of Chinese restaurant menus has been exhibited in two New York City Museums this past year and has been written about in The New York Times and The New Yorker.

Reception following

Free with Museum admission


18. Moya Devine, FF Alumn, studio farewell, Solana Beach, CA, July 23, 10-4

Moya Devine, FF Alumn, is moving her studio . Please stop by to see her work and join her in bidding farewell to her studio space of the last 8 years. Saturday July 23rd 10-4, 440 Dell Court Solana Beach 760 492-1239 for directions or info


19. The Five Lesbian Brothers, FF Alumns, at NY Theater Workshop, thru August 28

Love! Valour! Lesbians!
30% off!

The Five Lesbian Brothers, FF Alumns, (comprised of writers/performers Maureen Angelos, Babs Davy, Dominique Dibbell, Peg Healey and Lisa Kron) are back after a six-year absence with a sexy new take on a crusty old play.

TheaterMania subscribers can act now and get tickets for all performances (except Sunday evenings) of this strictly limited engagement for $42.50; 30% off the regular price of $60. Performances begin this Wednesday and must end August 28.

In OEDIPUS AT PALM SPRINGS, The Five Lesbian Brothers take two long-term couples on a weekend trip to the desert paradise and magically mix the fun-loving surface of tanning, mixed drinks, golf and sport utility vehicles with a messy infrastructure of commitment, marriage, passion and motherhood to serve up a comedy so brave it will leave you not only shaken but stirred. OEDIPUS AT PALM SPRINGS is directed by Leigh Silverman, who recently directed Lisa Kron's Well at both the Public Theater and San Francisco's American Conservatory Theater.

OEDIPUS AT PALM SPRINGS marks the return of The Five Lesbian Brothers to New York Theatre Workshop; previous productions at NYTW include Brides of the Moon (1997) and The Secretaries (1994).

Visit the 5 Lesbian Bloggers! Check out 5LesbianBros.blogspot.com

Tuesday 7; Wednesday - Friday 8; Saturday 3 and 8; Sunday 2 and 7
Additional Monday Night Show: August 1 at 8

New York Theatre Workshop
79 East 4th Street


20. Linda Montano, Ff Alumn, At Ananda Ashram, Harriman, Ny, Aug. 12-14, And Pilgrimage To European Shrines

Come To This Meditation Center In Harriman. Incredible Place. Montano Studied With Her Teacher Shri Brahmananda Saraswati, The Founder At This Peaceful And Divine Place. Montano Will Give A Weekend Workshop Friday-Sunday Afternoon, August 12-14. See Www.Anandaashram.Org For Details. Or. Ananda@Anandaashram.Org.


Marian Pilgrimage With Linda M Montano
Tue, 19 Jul 2005 18:20:32 +0000
Please Post  This Message On Your Personal Sites For Me. Thanks  Linda
10  Day Marian Shrine Inner Performance Art
Pilgrimage:Portugal,Spain,France Avila, Fatima Lourdes, Incorrupt Saints' Bodies And Much Much More
February 5-  February 14  2006
With Linda M. Montano, And 7 Others
The Art/Life Institute Announces A Pilgrimage To Europe And Chance To Work In Inner Performance Art/Inner Laughter With Linda M Montano.It Is Spiritual Endurance Art And The 7 Participants Will Receive A Certificate On Completion Of This Journey.

Promises Made By Participants:
I Will Pack Very Light, Dress "Right"(Pilgrimage-Ware).
I Will Bring A Small Journal For Inner Performance Writings.
I Will Leave Other Equipment Home And Not Document Except In My Journal. No
Video , Cameras,.Cell Optional.
I Will Eat What Is Provided.(Usually Non-Veg .) Power Bars Are
Exceptions.Can Be Brought.
I Will Be Ultra-Unpicky At Meals And Not Ask For The Sky.
I Will Move Fast And Efficiently From Buses, Trains To Pilgrimage Sites
In My Group Of 7.(Plus Others On Bus.)
I Will Not Give Looks Of Discouragement/Disdain To The Others On The Bus
When They Annoy Me.
I Will Attend Daily Mass With The Group And All Activities Of The Tour.
I Will Pack Midol And Not Stay In Bed If I Have Pms.(Montano Will Worry Too
Much About You.)
I Will Not Have The Need To Wander Off At Any Time Since The Tour
"Leader", Montano Is Now Aging And Gets Anxious.
I Will Practice Qualities Of Silence And Reverence And Prayerfullness .
I Will Learn About Inner Laughter From Montano And Practice Smile Laughter
When Stressed By Rain Etc.
I Will Choose To Sleep In A Triple Room And Save $24 On The Cost Of The
I Will Endure An Overnight Train Ride From Spain To France.
I Will Sign A Release Taking Personal Responsibility For Myself And My
Meager Bag Of Things And Might Buy Optional Travel Insurance.(See Their
Web For Info On This.)
I Will Go Online For Tour Info And Ask Them Any Tour
Questions:Www.Spirittours.Net, Or Google Catholic Spirit Tours.
I Will Pay By December 1, 2005.I Will Tell Spirit Tours I Am Going On The
L.Montano Tour, #130.
I Will Email Lindamontano@Hotmail.Com And Tell Her You Are Going On The
I Will Be Put On A Waiting List If This Tour Fills With 7 People.
I Will Consider This Tour A Performance And Consider Myself A Performance
Art Saint At The Completion.
I Will Receive A Certificate At The End Of The Tour From Montano.

Name Of Tour: Tour 130.
Cost: $1599.00 From Ny.(Other Cities Have Add-On Fees) Plus Airport
Tax,Minus $24 For Triple Room.
Includes: Rt Air, Tour, Hotels, Most Meals, Transportation,Guides,
Admissions, Chaplin, Gratuities, Flight Bag, Documnet Portfolio Etc.
Gratuity To Montano:$77.00 Total For Workshops And Inner Performance

Thank You, Linda M Montano ,Saugerties NY 2005, July.



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