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Contents for January 4, 2011
1. Joe Diebes, FF Fund recipient 2010-11, at HERE ArtsCenter, Manhattan, Jan 12-13
2. Vernita Nemec, FF Alumn, at WAH, Brooklyn, Jan. 13
3. Kanene Holder, FF Alumn, at CUNY Grad Center, Manhattan, Jan. 7
4. Beverly Naidus, FF Alumn, at Valise Gallery, Vashon, WA, opening Jan. 7
5. Miriam Schaer, FF Alumn, announces January events
6. Linda Montano, FF Alumn, at San Francisco Art Institute, CA, Jan 21
7. Dread Scott, FF Alumn, now online at http://www.unitedstatesartists.org/
8. Mitzi Humphrey, FF Alumn, at art6 Gallery, Richmond, VA, Jan. 7-30
9. Duston Spear, FF Member, launches new blog at http://lettersforcezanne.com/
10. Franc Palaia, FF Alumn, at John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, CUNY, Manhattan, opening Jan. 20
11. Max Gimblett, FF Alumn, in The Wall Street Journal online, and more
12. Barton Lidice Benes, FF Alumn, at Pavel Zoubok Gallery, Manhattan, opening Jan. 7
13. Martha Rosler, FF Alumn, in The Village Voice, Dec. 29, 2010
14. Norm Magnusson, FF Alumn, at Van Brunt Projects, Beacon, NY, opening Jan 8

1. Joe Diebes, FF Fund recipient 2010-11, at HERE ArtsCenter, Manhattan, Jan 12-13

BOTCH by Joe Diebes

January 12/13 at 7pm (on a shared bill with Aaron Landsman's "City Council Meeting"
tickets: $15. Aaron Landsman is also a FF Alumn.

HERE ArtsCenter
145 6th Avenue
New York, NY 10013-1548


What’s in a mistake? Or rather… what’s in a human mistake? Unlike the dead-end result when a machine malfunctions, with human errors the mistake itself provides new information and possibilities. In Botch, we see transformations, decompositions, and near misses as human limitations butt up against machine precision. An ensemble of performers attempt impossible tasks with several microphones and speakers, paper and pencils. Real-time translation yields a score of flubs, where words, symbols and meaning continually mutate into pure sound and lines.

Joe Diebes creates works that converge in the categories of opera, sound installation and visual art. From 1996-2003 he was an artist member as well as the musical force behind the hybrid arts collective GAle GAtes et al., described by the New York Times as "an adventurous troupe with one foot in the world of postmodern art and the other in downtown performance." There Diebes co-created several expansive pieces that were part art installation, part progressive theater and part opera. His music installation, emblem, was commissioned by and presented at the 2006 Olympics in Torino, Italy. Diebes graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Yale University in 1995, and studied privately with Stanley Wolfe at Juilliard and with La Monte Young.



2. Vernita Nemec, FF Alumn, at WAH, Brooklyn, Jan. 13

thank you to all who were able to come to my exhibit & performance at Ceres on Thursday, despite the terrible weather. Your feedback & support is always welcome & so helpful...for those who missed it, Sean & I will be performing again on Saturday January 13, 5:30PM at the reception of the Salon Show at WAH (Williamsburgh Art & Historical Centre) @ 135 Broadway (Marcy av stop on J or M train) - please check the WAH website

(http://wahcenter.net/exhibits/2011/WAHsalon) for precise information. I will be showing 2 of my torso pieces as well...




3. Kanene Holder, FF Alumn, at CUNY Grad Center, Manhattan, Jan. 7

Happy NEW Year!

Indeed I wish you the best in all of your endeavors in 2011 and beyond.

I am pleased to inform you that I will be presenting a portion of my ed reform platform at The State of African American and African Diaspora Studies: Methodology, Pedagogy, and Research on Jan 7th.

Please forward to parents and educators! We need a populous armed with information to cause systemic CHANGE:)

Below you will find all the information needed.

The Graduate Center, The City University of New York located at 365 Fifth Avenue (at 34th Street) in New York City.
B/D/F/Q/ Trains to 34th st.

My presentation is from 2:45-4:15 p.m.
in G – Room C198 Slavery, Resistance, Gender, and Social Movements in the Caribbean and North America

The actual conference is from Jan 7-9 and has many presenters and opportunities to network and mingle.

Here is the link to the entire conference. Details about my presentation are on page 18.

The conference is $20 per day or FREE with student ID.
There will be many signs and people staffed to answer any questions and guide you to workshops and lectures.

Here is a link to NYPL's Public Programs page which also details this event and highlights other programs on the NYPL calendar! Check back to find other great events!

Continued success,

Kanene Holder
Education is the Gold Rush of the 20th Century- will your child be served a high-quality and engaging education?

Development Associate
Hip-Hop Education Center H2ED @ NYU

Colin Powell Center for Policy Study
New York Life Graduate Fellow
917 318 8115
We wear the mask to survive
but who we be is more fascinating
keep it real!

If You Don't Stand for Something, You'll Fall for Anything- Instead SITCHAASSDOWN

Interpreting the story and icon of the "Gingerbread Man" through Donte K Hayes's invented character the "Gingerblack Man.

DV Republic



4. Beverly Naidus, FF Alumn, at Valise Gallery, Vashon, WA, opening Jan. 7

During the month of January 2011, VALISE gallery is pleased to host the work of two Vashon artists, Beverly Naidus (a member of the VALISE collective) and Shahreyar Ataie.

Beverly Naidus will be sharing mixed media works and will solicit stories from gallery visitors as part of Reframing Eden: Phase #2 – Gathering Pollen. In 2010 Beverly Naidus was awarded the Royalty Research Foundation grant (from the University of Washington) to create a community-based, eco-art project entitled Eden Reframed. This public project will remediate soil, offer a permaculture designed "food forest," and share the stories of Vashon farmers and gardeners in sculptural story hives. The exhibition will display various proposals and explorations of the project’s form and content. During the month of January, Beverly Naidus will be in residence in the gallery collecting stories about what has inspired Vashon farmers and gardeners to plant seeds.

Beverly Naidus is currently on sabbatical from UW Tacoma where she has taught art for social change since 2003. Her work has received recognition in the New York and Los Angeles art worlds, and has been written about in several books. She has exhibited her work internationally and travels frequently to give talks and workshops. She is the author of Arts for Change: Teaching Outside the Frame (New Village Press, 2009). Her local involvement includes being a founding member of SEEDS (www.socialecologyvashon.org) along with her husband, Bob Spivey. She shares her home with her husband and their teenage son, Sam, three cats and their housemate, Jenny Bell. Her websites are www.beverlynaidus.net , www.artsforchange.org and www.edenreframed.blogspot.com.

Shahreyar Ataie will exhibit a new site-specific installation at VALISE gallery entitled Sheep. Shahreyar states about his work, "It is an interesting psyche that can burden a source of food and clothing with enumerable psychological, cultural, and spiritual meaning. From surrogate sacrificial offering to a symbol for our desire to find the meaning of life, from Abraham and the fortunate Isaac to Jason and the adventurous Argonauts, sheep have played a pivotal role in the development of human history. It is this love-eat relationship that I am interested in - this total indifference to our simile for innocence- this idyll that we pillage repeatedly without remorse- this relationship that we take for granted and use." Shahreyar also states that he believes long drawn out Biographies only serve to irritate the reader, in this spirit of focused brevity he presents his own: "Shahreyar Ataie lives on Vashon with his wife Jutta and two cats Gianni and LittleMan."

The gallery will be open every Saturday from 10 am – 5 pm, on Thursday evenings from 5-8 pm, and by appointment. To call for an appointment, please contact Beverly at 206-463-4223. The opening reception for these two site-specific installations will be on January 7th from 6-9 pm. VALISE is located at 17633 Vashon Highway SW, on Vashon Island, just a quick ferry ride from West Seattle, Washington.

Beverly Naidus
Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Arts
(on sabbatical Sept 2010 until Sept 2011)
Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Program
University of Washington, Tacoma




5. Miriam Schaer, FF Alumn, announces January events

Dear Friends,

I hope you have had a wonderful holiday season! After an incredibly busy fall, this January there are many exhibitions and projects coming up.

I am very pleased that my sculptural piece No Ornament So Precious As The Labor Of Their Hands, created from hundreds of gloves found on the street, then sewn together, will be included in Raw Beauty curated by Rebecca Kelly, at the Arts Council of Princeton, which opens Saturday, January 8, 4–6 pm. I will be at the opening and hope you can stop by if you are in the area. As part of the exhibition, I am teaching a one day workshop, Wearable Books on January 8, from 10-3, and there are still a few spaces left! For more information, Arts Council of Princeton

Childess Women Lack An Essential Humanity
My new work, Baby (Not) On Board: The Last Prejudice?, which deals with how society views women without children will be up in early January on Nanomajority.com. Keep your eye out for an emailing from Art364b about this soon!

I also have work in the following exhibitions: The Book: A Contemporary View at the Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts In Wilmington, Unwearable, at Los Angeles International Airport/Ontario International Airport through February 20, and until January 9, Book+ Art, at the Perkins Gallery, Duke University Libraries

I wish you all a happy, healthy and wonderful 2011!


©2010 Miriam Schaer Studio | 199 Eighth Avenue, #A3, Brooklyn, NY 11215



6. Linda Montano, FF Alumn, at San Francisco Art Institute, CA, Jan 21







My father used to say to me, WAKE UP , LINDA ! and I think the Buddha also said, Sickness , Old Age and Death were the big wake up calls. I have a sickness( dystonia), am old (69) and lost my best friend (she died in 2009).

My intention in sharing these 3 films is to admit that I have received the three calls , and to share three films that illustrate the three "calls". I also need "ART" to help me find ways to wake up in new, healthy and holy ways.

The three films are:

a. DYSTONIA : I receive injections for a movement disorder.SICKNESS

b. MOTHER TERESA: I perform as Mother Teresa as she apperared in her 80's. OLD AGE

c. THANK YOU DR ARUNA MEHTA: I sing a goodbye song to my best friend, an Ayruvedic Physician from India. DEATH

Linda Mary Montano was born to perform. Her training as a sculptor, MA in Italy and MFA at University of Wisconsin, Madison has allowed her to see herself as living sculpture and as a result to shape her life as living art. Her early performance years in San Francisco were pivotal in birthing an attitude of celebration that graces her life and art. She has taught, endured as performance and written three books about the intersections between art and life. www.lindamontano.com



7. Dread Scott, FF Alumn, now online at http://www.unitedstatesartists.org/

Treasons greetings,

I was recently selected by the United States Artist foundation to be a featured artist on their newly launched USA Projects. I need your help with the project which I'm showing on their site. For info on this, see below.

It has been a great year for me and I wish you all a happy New Year.


United States Artist foundation is supporting my new project Revolutionary Archive by including me in their new online community USA Projects, developed to support nationally acclaimed artists.

Revolutionary Archive is a suite of paintings that utilize and transform vintage photographs from the Paris Commune, the Russian Revolution and the Chinese Revolution. This period (1871-1976) profoundly affected the world. We need to re-examine this history and learn from the spirit and vision of the revolutionaries. I recently began working on this project and I’m seeking $8,000 so I can develop it and contribute to an ongoing international conversation in the arts and beyond. For more information, including video of me discussing the work, or to make a donation, see my page on the USA site. I have some great perks available for anyone that’s interested in supporting me in this effort. If you know people who would like this, please spread the word.

FYI, I haven't sold out. United States Artists is an independent arts foundation and is not affiliated with the US government. USA Projects is a community where recognized artists and those that love and support them can share their latest work, discover new artists, enter into a dialog with each other, and make direct donations (all of which are tax deductible) to new projects created by each artist. So in addition to supporting me, I hope you will join this community and help it grow.

Thanks for your support.




8. Mitzi Humphrey, FF Alumn, at art6 Gallery, Richmond, VA, Jan. 7-30

FF alumn Mitzi Humphrey is currently showing in "Raw Realities" curated by Helene Ruiz at art6 Gallery, 6 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23219. January 7 – 30. Other artists in the exhibition include Mia Roman Hernandez, David Turner, Frederick Chiriboga, Sheryl Humphrey, David Freed, David Cochrane, Ashley White, Henrietta Near, Alan Entin, Helene Ruiz, Eugene Vango, Janine Turner, Anthony Ferguson, Marian Hollowell, Francisco Londono, Dan Tassone , Ernest Hodnett, and Ro Rozario. Gallery hours are First Fridays 6-10, Saturdays 12-4, and by appointment.

An article about Mitzi Humphrey, "Printmaker immerses herself in art," by Ann Harmon is in the January issue of "Fifty Plus" magazine and online at http://www.fiftyplusrichmond.com/50_time_of_my_life.htm



9. Duston Spear, FF Member, launches new blog at http://lettersforcezanne.com/

I'd like to invite you to take a look at my new first blog : :


This first entry features Bernd Haussmann's paintings
and his responses to a few Rainer Maria Rilke fragments
I selected for him to answer, but primarily he followed
Cezanne's advice and "answered through pictures."

Happy New Year,

Duston Spear



10. Franc Palaia, FF Alumn, at John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, CUNY, Manhattan, opening Jan. 20

"Digital Polaroids of Italy"
1986- 2010
January 20 – April 1, 2011
Artist’s Reception: Jan. 20, 6-8pm
Light Refreshments will be served
RSVP: 212-642-2094 - photo ID required

Franc Palaia’s color digital prints from his SX-70 Polaroid series depict architecture, landscapes, and urban spaces from several regions of Italy. He manipulates and hand-colors the 3"x3" Polaroids,which heightens the colors and textures of the images, making them look like very small oil paintings.

John D. Calandra Italian American Institute
Queens College/CUNY
25 W. 43rd St, 17th fl. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.)
New York, N.Y. 10036
www.qc.edu/calandra calandra@qc.edu



11. Max Gimblett, FF Alumn, in The Wall Street Journal online, and more

Max Gimblett Studio News

Oxherding, a collaboration between Lewis Hyde and Max Gimblett, at Japan Society is reviewed in the Wall Street
Journal, "Drawn Toward Enlightenment" by Lee Lawrence

Max has two paintings in SVA's "Between Picture and Viewer:
The Image in Contemporary Painting" up until December 22nd
more info here:
http://artandeducation.net/announcements/view/1379 \

Upcoming solo shows in 2011:
2-26 February 2011
Max Gimblett | The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze
Gow Langsford Gallery and John Leech Gallery, Auckland
catalog available

8 February - 6 March 2011
Max Gimblett | on the shores of infinity
Page Blackie Gallery, Wellington

19 February - 2 March 2011
Max Gimblett | The Perfect Mirror
Max Gimblett
Nadene Milne Gallery, Arrowtown

Max Gimblett Workspace is available at Amazon.com here:



12. Barton Lidice Benes, FF Alumn, at Pavel Zoubok Gallery, Manhattan, opening Jan. 7

Barton Lidice Benes, FF Alumn, presents ARCHVIE at Pavel Zoubok Gallery, Manhattan, opening Jan. 7. 533 W. 23rd St. Manhattan, pavelzoubok.com



13. Martha Rosler, FF Alumn, in The Village Voice, Dec. 29, 2010




14. Norm Magnusson, FF Alumn, at Van Brunt Projects, Beacon, NY, opening Jan 8

The inaugural exhibition of Van Brunt Projects at Hudson Beach Glass, organized and curated by inimitable art impresario Carl Van Brunt opens Jan. 8, 2011 at 162 Main Street in Beacon, NY. The opening reception will be from 6-9 pm.

The exhibition, "Route 28 or Thereabouts" will feature new work by Norm Magnusson from his "Decorating Nature" series (http://www.DecoratingNature.com) as well as a new painting on the theme of First World excess: "Flabapple." Other featured artists are Lenny Kislin, Anthony Krauss, Gilbert Plantinga, Carol Struve, Joe Concra and Ivan Koota.

For more information, contact Carl VanBrunt or visit the gallery website at: http://www.vanbruntgallery.com/home.html



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