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Contents for May 3, 2011
1. John Baldessari, Brody Condon, Sue de Beer, and Stanya Kahn, FF Alumns, now online at http://benefitevents.com/auctions/LAND thru May 5
2. Norm Magnusson, FF Alumn, at Pember Museum, Granville, NY, May 6 - June 1.
3. Linda Stein, FF Member, at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, thru May 26, and more
4. Le Petite Versailles 15th Anniversary, Manhattan, May 1
5. China Blue, FF Alumn, at Newport Art Museum, Rhode Island, June 4-Sept. 5
6. Karen Finley, FF Alumn, at Dixon Place, Manhattan, May 3
7. Marie Sester, Lynn Hershman Leeson, FF Alumns, now online at http://auction.creative-capital.org/
8. Sol LeWitt, Tom Otterness, FF Alumns, at Flux Factory, Long Island City, May 10
9. Nao Bustamante, Susana Cook, Nicolas Dumit Estevez, Adam Pendleton, FF Alumns, at El Museo del Barrio, Manhattan, May 11
10. Janet Henry, FF Alumn, at FiveMyles, Brooklyn, May 8, and more
11. Bob Goldberg, FF Alumn, at Green Garden, Brooklyn, May 7, and more
12. Thana Alexa, FF Member, at Pomme Café, Astoria, May 1, 8, 15, and more
13. Sol LeWitt, FF Alumn, at The New School, Manhattan, May 4
14. Peter Dobill, Rafael Sanchez, FF Alumns, at Meme Gallery, Cambridge, MA, May 7
15. Wolfgang Staehle, FF Alumn, at Halle 14, Leipzig, Germany, thru July 15
16. Judith Sloan, FF Alumn, at Nuyorican Poets Café, Manhattan, May 8
17. Martha Cooper, Jane Dickson, Peter Frank, Jenny Holzer, Lisa Kahane, FF Alumns, now online
18. LuLu LoLo, FF Member, in Art In Odd Places, Manhattan, May 7

1. John Baldessari, Brody Condon, Sue de Beer, and Stanya Kahn, FF Alumns, now online at http://benefitevents.com/auctions/LAND thru May 5

LAND Art Auction & Benefit Party
Thursday, May 5, 2011
8465 Holloway Drive
West Hollywood, CA 90069

There is online bidding at:



2. Norm Magnusson, FF Alumn, at Pember Museum, Granville, NY, May 6 - June 1.

Magnusson will be showing his "historical" markers (www.TheI-75Project.com) and his "Decorating nature" series (www.GreenNaturePrints.com) at The Pember Museum in Granville, NY. this May.

First Fridays in Granville Takes A "Road Trip" On I-75
Granville’s eighth First Friday event continues in May with a trip down I-75, a public art project by New York artist, Norm Magnusson on Friday, May 6th from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The "I-75 Project" is one of numerous projects produced by Magnusson, including "Painted Nature," that will also be on display at the Pember Library and Museum along with artists Mark Haley and Queensbury wood carver, Glenn Durlacher.

Taking advantage of what will hopefully be a turn for the mild in the weather,"The I-75 Project" installation will be placed in various sites in Granville for the First Friday event, most between the Pember Museum and the Slate Valley Museum across the Mettowee River. Visitors will receive a map to follow to find the various signs. The Slate Valley program for First Friday is watercolorist Ellen Faber and banjo bluegrass music by Steve Rubin.

"For the past few years, I've been creating what I call ‘art of social conscience:’ TV spots, viral emails, paintings and posters, but none of it has engaged viewers as much as this series of ‘historical’ markers, each one a small story containing a discrete point of view," explains Magnusson. The signs, which are manufactured to resemble state highway historical markers, contain social commentaries that cover a range of subjects.

Other artists showing at the May 6th event include painter (and former Argyle mayor) Mark Haley’s heroic baseball paintings that will complement the hand-carved baseball game figures of Granville’s Paul Klam. Queensbury wood sculptor Glenn Durlacher will show his totems, stump sculptures and wildlife carvings.

Music will be provided by Phil Hoyt on guitar. Hoyt’s classic country style is available on three CDs. And picnic baskets and tasty snacks will be available from The Wells Country Store.

Contact: Bo Young 518-642-8109 / Pat Wesner 518-642-1515 / Kathryn Weller 518-642-1417

Pember Museum
33 West Main Street
Granville, NY 12832-1320
(518) 642-1515



3. Linda Stein, FF Member, at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, thru May 26, and more

Linda Stein's Exhibit/Performance/Lecture heading to:
a. Nashville, TN b. Durham NC c. Boston MA: http://conta.cc/g92sHu

a. "The Fluidity of Gender: Sculpture by Linda Stein,"
Vanderbilt University, Sarratt Gallery, Nashville, TN
April 20 - May 26, 2011
Accompanied by lecture and SteinGIG performance. For details, see link: http://conta.cc/g92sHu

b. Duke University, Women's Center, Durham, NC-- Noon, Thursday, April 26, 2011, "The Chance To Be Brave, The Courage To Dare"
Duke lecture poster: http://www.lindastein.com/home/DukePoster.pdf

c. Boston Downtown-Crossing ArtWindows, Five 8 ft windows, April 1–June 30, 2011
Cell phone amateur video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rpgmtFhfOE



4. Le Petite Versailles 15th Anniversary, Manhattan, May 1

You are cordially invited to participate in Le Petit Versailles Beltaine garden gathering!
Sunday May 1
12 NOON- 9pm.
Join us to dance around the Maypole celebrating the rebirth of the Earth and opening of the garden season of LPV. Free admission but WE NEED YOUR DONATIONS to help keep garden programs growing!

May is the time of fertility and new beginnings after a long winter. The Faeries are afoot! They dance in the hills and roll in the grass, reveling in the joy of warm May breezes. Our spirits are high with the lust and heartiness of spring. New life is stirring and appetites are keen. -Laurie Cabot, Celebrate the Earth

Le Petit Versailles
346 East Houston St. < Avenue B & C>
http://www.alliedproductions.org 212 529 8815
Subway: F/V- Second Ave. - J/M/F- Delancey/Essex



5. China Blue, FF Alumn, at Newport Art Museum, Rhode Island, June 4-Sept. 5

China Blue: Firefly Projects
June 4 - September 5, 2011
Newport Art Museum
NEWPORT, RI: Rhode Island artist China Blue is interested in data and how it shapes our lives. For almost a decade and a half she has been immersed in creating sound art works that focus on turning data into sound, a process called "sonification." In a new exhibition at the Newport Art Museum in Newport, Rhode Island, Blue comments on the fragility of our ecosystem by creating a series of artworks incorporating lights, sound, robotics and forms inspired by and mimicking fireflies. "China Blue: Firefly Projects" opens on Saturday, June 4 and runs through September 5, 2011. The Museum hosts a reception for its early summer exhibitions on Friday, June 10, 5 - 7 pm, 76 Bellevue Avenue, Newport. The reception is free for Museum members. A $10 donation is suggested for non-members.

"Firefly Projects" is a continuation of Blue's body of work "The Seventh Kingdom." This is a selection of active, interactive and reactive works based on the emergence of new biological forms from the wastes of older ones. Her recent work embraces data sonification while highlighting the issues of global warming and its impact on ecosystems. Many of these artworks are biomimetic, meaning that they imitate nature using human-made processes, substances, devices or systems.

Among the five works that will be on display at the Newport Art Museum is The Firefly Tree, a 7.5 foot piece fabricated with repurposed architectural forms and power cables, wooden dowels, speakers and blue LED lights. This biomimetic work is based on firefly light signaling. Another work made from recycled materials is Firefly 2.0, a whimsical skittering artbot that lights up randomly and resembles a firefly.

The fairy-like light shows created by fireflies that delighted us at dusk 20 years ago have been disappearing from urban settings. Light pollution from our buildings, cars and streetlights "drowns" the display, making it difficult for male and female fireflies to find each other.

" 'Where have all of the fireflies gone?' is a commonly heard despair," says Blue. "The firefly or lightning bug is an insect that has fascinated people for probably as long as humans have known of them... Today people mourn their loss."

China Blue is also interested in the hidden acoustics of our world. In 2007, she became the first person to document sounds emanating from the iron of the Eiffel Tower: the wind against the surfaces of the steel, the intermittent rumbles as the elevators moved up and down. In 2008, Blue created Aqua Alta, an immersive sound experience that captured the unique sounds of the waters of Venice and the gondolas that glide through them. Aqua Alta was installed at "OPEN XI," the "International Exhibition of Sculpture and Installations" held in conjunction with the "Architecture Biennale" at Isola di San Servolo, Venice, Italy.

China Blue is a two-time NASA grant recipient (she recorded NASA's Vertical Gun) and an internationally exhibiting artist. Her work has been shown in galleries, museums and non-profit spaces in Finland, Sweden, France, Italy and the US. Her work has also been shown at the "Melbourne International Arts Festival" in Australia and the "The Armory Show" in New York City. Reviews of her work have been published in the New York Times, Art in America, Art Forum, artCritical and NY Arts to name a few. She has been interviewed by France 3 (TV), for the film "Com-mu-nity" produced by the Architecture Institute of America and was the featured artist for the 2006 annual meeting of the Acoustic Society of America. She has been an adjunct professor and Fellow at Brown University in the United States. She is the Founder and Executive Director of The Engine Institute, which supports artistic exploration at the frontiers of science.

View mulitple videos about China Blue's work at ChinaBlueArt.com.
Associated Event:
China Blue will talk about her work and the exhibition "Firefly Projects" during an informal Gallery Talk at the Newport Art Museum on Thursday, July 14 beginning at 5:30 pm. This free event is part of Gallery Night in Newport. On Gallery Night, the Museum is open 5 - 8 pm and admission is free.

Reception for Early Summer Exhibitions
Friday, June 10, 2011
5 - 7 pm
Museum members: free
Non-members: By donation

Meet the Artist at Gallery Talk
China Blue
Thursday, July 14
5:30 pm

Newport Art Museum
76 Bellevue Avenue
Newport, RI 02871
Free for Newport Art Museum members, $10 suggested donation for non-members
(401) 848-8200
About the Newport Art Museum & Art Association
The Newport Art Museum's collections and exhibitions focus on the visual artists of Newport and southeastern New England, reflecting the region's rich cultural heritage and lively contemporary art scene.The Museum also offers art classes and camps, concerts, talks, trips and special events throughout the year. The Newport Art Museum is fully accredited by the American Association of Museums and receives support from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts. The Newport Art Museum is situated in Newport's Old Quarter at 76 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, Rhode Island. Admission: $10 adults; $8 seniors; $6 active military and students with valid ID; Museum members and children under 5: no charge. By donation Saturday from 10 am to noon. Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10 am - 5 pm, Sunday 12 - 5 pm. The Museum closes at 4 pm November 1 - April 30. Open most major holiday Mondays. Check website for details. To learn more visit www.NewportArtMuseum.org or call (401) 848-8200.



6. Karen Finley, FF Alumn, at Dixon Place, Manhattan, May 3

Tuesday, May 3 • 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Dixon Place, 161 Chrystie Street, New York, NY
Karen Finley
presents an
International Convergence of Arts & Politics

Presenting Arts Activists:
Ava Ansari
Mariana Azevedo
Samantha Calvano
Kate Conroy
Yeojin Chung
Kevin J. Estwick
M. Scott Frank
Stephen Gilchrist
Koby Rogers Hall
Roslyn Helper
Adrianne Koteen
Aisha Jordan
Michael Chang-Han Liu
Rashida S. T. McDuffie
Connie Mierkey
Victoria Joy Murray
Ayesha Omer
Anoushka Ratnarajah
Kevin Stanton
Hilary Sand
Leah Thomas
Jian Yi

Reception with cash bar follows the event.

Event sponsored by NYU Tisch Department of Arts and Politics.
Catering provided by NYU Tisch Graduate Student Organization.

Thanks Everyone!



7. Marie Sester, Lynn Hershman Leeson, FF Alumns, now online at http://auction.creative-capital.org/

FF Alumns Marie Sester and Lynn Hershman Leeson are participating in the Creative Capital Foundation auction -online until May 5, 5:00pm, then live during the gala event.
Please check out the wonderful artworks http://auction.creative-capital.org/ that have been donated to support the Creative Capital Foundation organization.

An online auction will close on May 5 at 5:00pm and will resume in silent and live auctions at a Benefit http://auction.creative-capital.org/about-the-auction/, with Christie’s auctioneer Sara Friedlander.

Creative Capital is generously sharing the proceeds from any sales of art works donated for the auction with the artists.

If you are in NYC on May 5, please join us at Paige West’s home in Tribeca for the event, featuring delicious food and cocktails and a special appearance by Jomama Jones.



8. Sol LeWitt, Tom Otterness, FF Alumns, at Flux Factory, Long Island City, May 10

Tuesday, May 10 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Flux Factory 39-31 29th Street
This will be a one night exhibition with 100+ artists. The exhibition is open to the public. There will also be tickets sold which will be drawn for works in the show. Only 1 ticket is available for each work in the show and they will go on sale Monday April 25th for $250 each. Artists featured in the show are listed below and I will post photos of available works as I get them. All money raised at this event goes to the Nathan and Elisa Bond Family Trust.

A selection of the artists thus far:
Nathan Bond
Sol Lewitt
Tom Otterness
Orly Genger
Ben Katchor
Allan Wexler
Kenneth Millington
Lauren Redniss
Carol Peligian
Frank Holliday
Julie Gross
Paul Corio
Kate Teale
John Roach
Daniel Hill
Steven Guarnaccia
Jim Osman
Jack Solomon
Motomichi Nakamura
Charles Goldman
Ian Hughes
Julia Gorton
Glenn LaVertu
Mark Saltz
Stacy Seiler
Charlotte Schulz



9. Nao Bustamante, Susana Cook, Nicolas Dumit Estevez, Adam Pendleton, FF Alumns, at El Museo del Barrio, Manhattan, May 11

Performance and Actions in
Off-limit Spaces
Curated by Nicolas Dumit Estevez
Wednesday, May 11, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Experience El Museo backstage and behind closed doors as performance artists take over the museum.
For this one evening, IN-HOUSE invites visitors to take down the divide between public and private and traverse usually restricted spaces. Taking into consideration the performative potential of backstage spaces and the creative possibilities of indoor cul-de-sacs, curator Nicolas Dumit Estevez invites a group of performance artists to dream, play, and delve into El Museo del Barrio’s off-limits areas. Artist and visitors take over the museum spaces, effacing boundaries that separate artwork exhibited in the main gallery from a snapshot tacked onto an office bulletin board. Museum areas where artistic and mundane processes are kept behind-the-scenes gain visibility by ways of ephemeral actions, performances, and movement-based works.

Participating artists:
Arthur Aviles
Migdalia Barens
Nao Bustamante
Susana Cook
Adonis Flores
Beatrice Glow
Marianela Orozco

Arthur Aviles / This Pleasant and Grateful Asylum
Arthur Aviles transforms Martha Graham's classic solo dance piece, Lamentation, into a duet expressing the struggles and triumphs of lovers. The office setting references the larger context in which this act of social protest exists, with the purple fabric closing the lovers off from the world, symbolizing the repression experienced by gay men every day.

Performed by Julio Alegría and Tim Cusack. Choreographed by Arthur Aviles. Film portion of this performance, created by Arthur Aviles and Peter Richards.
Migdalia Barens / The Construction of an Oneiric Act
Migdalia Barens embodies 13 characters, selves, and facets she has created over the last 13 years, playing with the concept of déjà vu and making the audience complicit participants in her repetition. The roof of El Museo del Barrio becomes a dream-like platform, where choreography, improvisation, costume, lighting, installation, and iterations of both sound and visual graphics are recorded and played back with the intention of constructing an oneiric act.

Nao Bustamante in collaboration with Roy Vanegas / Chase Scene
Nao Bustamante presents a site-specific event that intermingles the analog and the digital. Participants encounter Bustamante, who is caught in a looping, auditory chase scene. Using foley techniques and spatialized sound, Bustamante and Vanegas surprise us at every turn.

A composer and programmer, Roy Vanegas (b. 1971) has worked extensively with electronics, beginning as a hobbyist in his pre-teens. As a composer, he writes electronic and acoustic music – the former in a down-tempo, glitch-based style and the latter in a neo-classical context. In his role as programmer, he freelances throughout the year while teaching at a public college in New York City.

Susana Cook / 0000
Susana Cook initiates an interactive performance in which the audience becomes witness to the mental acrobatics of artist’s creative process. Cook documents and records the details of the present moment, typing the narrative on a computer. Participants become characters in her work as their gestures, words, presumed thoughts, reactions and appearance are written and projected as they unfold in real time.

Adonis Flores / El Arte de la Primavera (video)
Adonis Flores paints daisies on the camouflage uniform he wore during his military service in Angola. Following this alteration, Flores, which in Spanish translates as flower, takes us on a journey that begins in the urban streets of Havana, Cuba and ends in the garden of his own clothing.

Beatrice Glow / Fresh Ruins
Beatrice Glow creates a nocturnal clay workshop that reverses an archaeological dig, reconstructing artifacts of lives from remote civilizations. Together, performers and participants excavate a time and place embedded within their memories, illusions and notions of self.

Video by Beatrice Glow. Music composed by Beatrice Glow and Efrain Rozas. Paintings in the installation by Valeria Ghezzi.

Marianela Orozco / Sueño Dirigido (video)
Marianela Orozco projects a video-performance in which hidden puppeteers direct a woman’s movements in her sleep. The artist suggests the influence of unacknowledged forces manipulating our daily decisions and actions.

Praxis / SCAT scans (Sonic Clairvoyant Art Teachings)
The members of Praxis join us as psychics-in-residence, offering SCAT scans for individual audience members. By seeing what is not visible, but very real, Praxis raises an awareness of the natural abilities and blockages of participants. Scans offered on a first-come basis.

RSVP required at elmuseo.org/en/event/action-actual

Join us before the program for a walkthrough of LUIS CAMNITZER with contemporary artist Adam Pendleton in Las Galerías from 5:30pm-6:30pm.

FREE ADMISSION. RSVP required. Limited to 20 guests. To reserve your spot visit www.elmuseo.org/calendar
These featured programs are part of WEPA WEDNESDAYS, continuing with weekly free extended gallery hours, music by DJ extravaganza, and more.



10. Janet Henry, FF Alumn, at FiveMyles, Brooklyn, May 8


Thought you'd want to know about the closing reception on Sunday, May 8th, from 3:00 to 6:00 pm for the group show I'm in at Five Myles Gallery. For those of you in New York - hope you can make it.


Art/Sewn: Tradition, Innovation, Expression (May 26 – May 8, 2011)
Curator: Ward Mintz
Artists: Emily Barletta . Denise Burge . Elisa D’Arrigo . Linnea Glatt . Sandy Benjamin-Hannibal . Janet Henry . Cyrilla Mozenter . Anna Von Mertens . Jessica Rankin

558 St. Johns Place
Brooklyn, NY 11238

Directions: Take the 2,3,4 or 5 subway to Franklin Ave. in Brooklyn. Walk two blocks against the traffic on Franklin, turn left into St. Johns Place. Walk ½ block to 558. FiveMyles is within easy walking distance of the Brooklyn Museum.

This exhibition was covered in the New York Times on April 28, as follows:

April 28, 2011
The New York Times
‘ART/SEWN’: ‘Tradition, Innovation, Expression’
Five Myles
558 St. Johns Place, Crown Heights, Brooklyn
Through May 8
Off the beaten art world path in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, with no budget and a leaky roof, the alternative space called Five Myles has been producing polished, offbeat shows for more than a decade. "Art/Sewn: Tradition, Innovation, Expression" is the latest. The guest curator, Ward Mintz, executive director of the Coby Foundation, which supports projects in the textile arts field, has picked nine artists, all women, who together cover a good stretch of the ground being explored with needle and thread these days.

Sandy Benjamin-Hannibal comes the closest to doing the sort of abstract piecework we know from 19th-century Crazy Quilts, to which format Denise Burge adds real-world forms like mountains and skyscrapers. Three artists apply stitching to sculpture: Cyrilla Mozenter, in boxlike forms made from industrial wool and felt; Janet Henry, on a three-dimensional, tchotchke-bespangled character she calls Assimilata Lefkowitz; and Elisa D’Arrigo, in gnarly, boulderlike wall reliefs made from painted cloth and paper. Two artists use paper as a primary medium: Linnea Glatt traces an Agnes Martin-like grid in dots of thread on tea-colored mulberry paper; Emily Barletta embroiders columns of invented script in red thread on small paper sheets. Jessica Rankin’s "Empty Night" is one of the more complicated pieces. A wall hanging with flowers, vines and a half-vanishing moon embroidered on sheets of ash-colored organdy, it’s absolutely beautiful.

The installation is pulled together by Anna Von Mertens’s two hand-sewn cotton quilts stretched horizontally, like bedspreads, over low platforms. In one, a rainbow-colored band runs off to a vanishing point; in the other, white lines on a black ground seem to radiate from a single point of light. "I use the stitch as a measure of time to place the individual self within this vast universe," writes Ms. Von Mertens in the exhibition brochure. Alternative spaces like Five Myles are invaluable individual nodes in the ever-expanding sameness of the art-world universe.



11. Bob Goldberg, FF Alumn, at Green Garden, Brooklyn, May 7, and more

Famous accordion orchestra, world tour of Brooklyn 2011

An exaggeration? Maybe.

But we're back this spring to serenade Brooklyn's public spaces (and a piece of Manhattan), with new players and new tunes.

The returning Bob Goldberg, Genevieve Leloup and Mark Nathanson will be joined by accordionists Melissa Elledge, Rachel Swaner, Kamala Sankaram, and/or Justin Wedes, along with percussionist Greg Burrows and tubaist Joe Keady. (actual lineup may vary).

Saturday, May 7th: 6-15 Green Garden: 3:00 PM (6th Ave and 15th St., Park Slope, Brooklyn) Saturday, May 21st: Jane Bailey Memorial Garden (Time TBA): (Greene Ave. bet. Franklin and Classon, Fort Greene, Brooklyn) Saturday, June 4th: Red Hook Waterfront Arts Festival Mini-Parade 12:00 PM (Van Brunt Street, Red Hook, Brooklyn)

The above-mentioned gigs are free to the public, and are sponsored, in part, by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by the Brooklyn Arts Council, Inc. (BAC).

We will also be performing at:

MAY 5, 2011, 7:30 pm at the Prospect Park Picnic House, Brooklyn, NY For more information and to buy tickets, visit

and at

the Lounge at DIXON PLACE
161A Chrystie St. (between Rivington & Delancey) 9:00 PM, May 25

There will be also be a
Moonlight Tour of Green-wood Cemetery on Saturday June 11, for which Bob and Mark will be playing.



12. Thana Alexa, FF Member, at Pomme Café, Astoria, May 1, 8, 15, and more

Dear friends,

I am very excited to let you know about some news and events coming up in the next few months!

First of all, I am happy to let you know that the Croatian Music Academy, PORIN, has recently nominated my original song, "Siena" for Best Jazz Composition. The song appears on renowned pianist Matija Dedic's album "Friends", which is also nominated for Best Jazz Album! This is truly a great honor!

I am also thrilled to announce that I will be performing in both New York and Croatia over the next few months with various groups of some outstanding musicians. I hope you can attend one or more of these performances, as each features a different group of musicians, instrumentation and repertoire! Listed below are a number of upcoming shows.

More information about other upcoming performances can be found on my website, www.thanalexa.com, which was launched just yesterday! Please visit the site and check it out!

Sending warm regards and hoping you are all well!

Thana Alexa

Thana Alexa Quartet featuring
Christos Rafalides - vibes, Gianluca Renzi - bass, Carlos Maldonado - percussion

Wednesday, April 27 at 8pm
Nisi Estiatorio
60 Grand Avenue, Englewood, NJ

Jazz Mediterraneo feat. Thana Alexa
Christos Rafalides - vibes, Petros Klampanis - bass, Brad Mason - trumpet

Sundays ~ May 1, May 8, May 15 at 8pm
Pomme Cafe
37-19 Broadway Ave, Astoria, NY

Thana Alexa Quintet featuring
Ben Flocks - tenor sax, Javier Santiago - piano, Gianluca Renzi - bass, Cory Cox - drums

Sunday, May 22 at 10pm
Miles Cafe
212 East 52nd St, NY, NY

Thana Alexa Quintet featuring
Lenart Krecic - tenor sax, Vladimir Katz - piano, Chris Smith - bass, Cory Cox - drums

Sunday, June 12 at 8pm
Miles Cafe
212 East 52nd St, NY, NY

Thana Alexa Quintet featuring
Javier Santiago - piano, Gianluca Renzi - bass, Rosa Avila - drums, tenor TBA

Friday, July 1 at 8:30pm
Miles Cafe
212 East 52nd St, NY, NY

Matija Dedic Trio with guest Thana Alexa

Monday, August 1
Last Minute Open Jazz Festival
Bale, Croatia

Thana Alexa Quintet featuring
Elvis Penava - guitar, Vojkan Jocic - tenor, Goran Rukavina - bass, drums TBA

Wednesday, August 3
Last Minute Open Jazz Festival
Bale, Croatia



13. Sol LeWitt, FF Alumn, at The New School, Manhattan, May 4

Public Art Fund Talks at The New School: Working with Sol LeWitt

Wednesday, May 04, 2011 6:30 p.m.
The final talk of New York Stories, the Public Art Fund’s spring 2011 series, is "Working with Sol," a conversation between some of the people who worked most closely with the late artist Sol LeWitt throughout his career. It features gallerist Paula Cooper, artist Pat Steir, and Jeremy Ziemann, principal assistant to LeWitt, specializing in his sculptures entitled "Structures."

Moderated by Public Art Fund director and chief curator Nicholas Baume.

This talk ties in with Sol LeWitt: Structures, 1965–2006, the Public Art Fund’s upcoming exhibition at City Hall Park, which opens on May 24. For the exhibition, a map is being produced featuring works by LeWitt in public spaces in New York City -- among them The New School Art Collection's "Wall Drawing #1073: Bars of Color" from 2003. Visit this two-story mural, a gift of the artist and one of his last public commissions, at Arnhold Hall, 55 West 13th Street.

Public Art Fund Talks are organized by the Public Art Fund in collaboration with the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School.
Tishman Auditorium, Alvin Johnson/J. M. Kaplan Hall, 66 West 12th Street
$10; free to all students and New School faculty, staff, and alumni with ID
Box Office Information:
In person purchases can be made at The New School Box Office at 66 West 12th Street, main floor, Monday-Thursday 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., and Friday 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. The box office opens the first day of classes and closes after the last paid event of each semester. Reservations and inquiries can be made by emailing boxoffice@newschool.edu or calling 212.229.5488

For events scheduled during the summer term, the box office will open one hour before each event. During this period only, reservations can be made using the above contact information.



14. Peter Dobill, Rafael Sanchez, FF Alumns, at Meme Gallery, Cambridge, MA, May 7

Hello Everyone,

For anyone in the Boston area, I will be presenting a new live action this coming saturday entitled AD UNUM @ Meme Gallery in the Cambridge section of Boston, MA. It is a four person line up from 7-10pm for the night, and i will be performing last after the great Rafael Sanchez.


May 7, 2011
New York Per4mances #1

Sat May 7 - 7pm-10pm

Rafael Sanchez
Peter Dobill
Ariana Page Russell
David Boylan

Rafael Sanchez:
Title: I love Audre Lorde
BIO: Rafael Sanchez (b. Newark, New Jersey, 1978) is a performance artist who often takes his work to the streets and other unconventional spaces. In his performances, Sanchez frequently subjects his body to extreme stress and pain to materialize ideas of memory, spirituality and endurance. In an early work titled Back to Africa (2000), Sanchez wandered around New Jersey in white face, carrying a suitcase and waiting for a bus that never arrived. In a more recent work, Calienté/Frio (2007) the artist traced the migration process of two women from Cuba to America during the 1960s. The artist, dressed in a light colored suit and hat and carrying a packed suitcase, submerged himself in a tub of water that alternated between near boiling and below freezing as interviews with the two Cuban women played in the background.

Peter Dobill:
Title: AD UNUM
BIO: Born in New Zealand, Peter Dobill is a Brooklyn, NY based artist. He received his BFA from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 2004 in addition to receiving the 2008-2009 Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance Art Grant.

Dobill co-founded and curates the annual Maximum Perception Performance Festival in Brooklyn, NY. He has performed and exhibited in galleries/venues including Exit Art, NY, NY; Momenta Art, Brooklyn, NY, Meme Gallery, Cambridge, MA, English Kills Art Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, NurtureArt, Brooklyn, NY; Open Realization Contemporary Art Gallery, Beijing, China, and Rockefeller University, NY, NY.


Ariana Page Russell:
Title: Blouse
BIO: Ariana Page Russell lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. In 2005 she graduated from the University of Washington, Seattle with an MFA in photography. Recently she's had solo exhibitions at Platform Gallery in Seattle and Lisa Sette Gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona. Her next one is in November 2011 at Magnan Metz in New York City. She has also shown at SHOWstudio SHOP in London; Henry Art Gallery, SOIL Gallery, and Gallery 4Culture in Seattle; and Schroeder Romero and Tompkins Projects in New York City. Recent press and publications include the Seattle Times, The Stranger, Photo+ Magazine in Korea, ABC News 20/20, Magazine in China, and the monograph 'Dressing' published by Decode Books. http://arianapagerussell.com/

David Boylan:
Title: The Light in My Eyes
Bio: David Bodhi Boylan is a multidisciplinary artist whose work deals with the connection between emotional instability and material decay. He lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. http://davidbodhiboylan.com/home.html

55 Norfolk Street
Cambridge, MA 02139

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Website: http://meme.templeofmessages.com/pagez/future.html



15. Wolfgang Staehle, FF Alumn, at Halle 14, Leipzig, Germany, thru July 15

Dear Friends and Colleagues,
I'd like to invite you to the upcoming show:
Halle 14, Leipzig
Opening, 30. Apr. - 24. Jul. 15 Uhr

Nina Berman, Harun Farocki, Christoph Faulhaber, Shahab Fotouhi, Thomas Hoepker, Robert Longo, Elke Marhöfer, Helmut Smits, Wolfgang Staehle


best regards



16. Judith Sloan, FF Alumn, at Nuyorican Poets Café, Manhattan, May 8

Sunday May 8, 7:30 PM

New work in collaboration with composer Frank London

Performance of character monologues, music, poetry turning life on its side, anger into song, pain into hilarity. Part concert, part stories, looking at the world through the eyes of someone who has reported on stories of immigrants, refugees, and human rights for the past 20 years.

Judith Sloan/Frank London
with: Anthony Coleman on piano, Joe Fitzgerald on bass, Newman T. Baker on drums

Anecdotal Evidence was made possible with a theatre commission individual artist grant from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) through a sponsored grant through City Lore.


Nuyorican Poets Café
236 East 3rd Street Between Ave B & C
New York, NY
http://www.earsay.org/ follow the links or directly for tickets




17. Martha Cooper, Jane Dickson, Peter Frank, Jenny Holzer, Lisa Kahane, FF Alumns, now online

I was very happy to be included in the Fun Gallery section of MOCA's Art in the Streets, Martha Cooper's show at Carmichael Gallery LA and Lisa Kahane and Peter Frank's thoughtful show at Subliminal Projects.

Here's one review.




18. LuLu LoLo, FF Member, in Art In Odd Places, Manhattan, May 7

LuLu LoLo May 7th 11am-7pm
Art In Odd Places
New Museum Festival of Ideas for the New City http://www.festivalofideasnyc.com/
LuLu LuLu "Extra! Extra! Read All About 14th Street Performance as "14th Street NewsBoy" in knickers and cap like a newsboy of turn of the century vintage will hawk a weekly tabloid "The Fourteenth Street Tribune" that recalls famous, notorious and tumultuous events from the history of 14th Street


LuLu LoLo



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