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Contents for October 03, 2011

1. Merry Conway, FF Member, launches new website, www.merryconway.com

it's been a long labor or love, but i have finally opened my website:
as a way to assess and digest what the hell i was ever doing all this time etc. hehehe... feeling lighter and moving on !there's a few more chapters -- one on memory and materialism and one on women's work, but his is what i have got done so far!

hope this finds you well!

much love from Merry Conway



2. Stephanie Brody-Lederman, FF Alumn, at Projective City, Paris, France, thru Oct. 15, and more

Stephanie Brody-Lederman is showing 5 paintings at Projective City, Paris France
Stephanie Brody-Lederman has work in the exhibition "The Voyages of the Oeneironauts," 34 rue Helene Brion, Paris 13e FRANCE
The show is up from Sept 23-Oct 15, 2011

Stephanie Brody-Lederman in
Works by Contemporary Artists
an exhibition of 72 works of art by 45 artists drawn from the Sally and Wynn Kramarsky Collection
August 17 to October 16, 2011
Joel & Lila Harnett Museum of Art
University of Richmond Museums, Virginia



3. R. Sikoryak, Kriota Willberg, FF Alumns, at Dixon Place, Manhattan, Oct. 5

DIXON PLACE presents...

CAROUSEL: The Science Edition

Cartoon slide shows with scientific themes by
Aaron Diaz
Tim Kreider
Michael Kupperman
Roxanne Palmer
Doug Skinner
Kriota Willberg
and more!

Hosted by R. Sikoryak

Wednesday, October 5, 2011
7:30 pm

Dixon Place
161A Chrystie St. (btwn Rivington & Delancey)

$10 in advance
$15 at the door
or TDF

Advance tickets & info:
(212) 219-0736

Check out the Carousel blog:

Carousel Facebook page:



4. Jo Andres, Heather Cassils, Guillermo Gómez-Peña, FF Alumns, in City of Women Festival, Ljubljana, Slovenia, Oct. 5-15

17th International Festival of Contemporary Arts - City of Women
October 5th - 15th, Ljubljana, Slovenia

In October, the city of Ljubljana will transform into the City of Women. The common denominator for artists hosted in the spirit of this year's festival motto - Abracadabra - is the "magic" of the outlived and non-functional patriarchal patterns, socio-political conventions and moral and ethical norms and values that prefer something more abstract and elusive than an individual human being - namely, the "magical power" of religion, ideology and political beliefs, which can serve to liberate an individual.
A rich festival programme offering everything from concerts, exhibitions, children's programme, dance performances, performances, lectures, workshops, discussion panels and meeting with the artists...

This year's Festival will present:
Barbara Kukovec, Katarina Stegnar, Spellbound, Soap&Skin, Chinawoman, Iva Bittová & Vladimír Václavek, Nathália Mello, Alexandra Eldridge, Jo Andres, J. L. Nash, Rose-Gabriel De La Lyre, Andreia Chaves, Carolyn Cowan, Lana Zdravkovic (Kitch), Áine Phillips, Liz Aggiss, Dasniya Sommer, Violeta Luna, Miwa Matreyek, Justyna Koeke, Sandra Sterle, Heather Cassils, Marisa Carnesky & Rasp Thorn, Maja Bajevic, Nina Thilas-Mohs, Milijana Babic, Denise Grünstein, Dorota Kędzierzawska, Hrafnhildur Benediktsdóttir, Meta Grgurevic & Ursa Vidic, Alicia Fantozzi, Barbara Kapelj Osredkar & Ines Simunic, Marguerite Duras, Woman's Stage, Vesna Leskosek, Marija Mojca Pungercar, Renata Salecl, Ksenija Vidmar Horvat, Lidija Vasiljevic & Violeta Andjelkovic, Erre que erre, DJ k u r o k o, Arab Lotfi, Natasa Mihoci, Nadia El Fani, Dj BRAT & SESTRA, Amal Ramsis, La Pocha Nostra: Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Violeta Luna & Erice Mott, Dahna Abou Rahmeh, Nada Doumani, Nada Zgank, Katarina Majerhold.

Chinawoman - Party Girl
Bittová & Václavek â€" Sto let
Soap&Skin - Spiracle
Abracadabra! Let the magic begin!

Alja Stvarnik
Odnosi z javnostmi in promocija / PR activities
Drustvo za promocijo zensk v kulturi - Mesto zensk /
Association for the Promotion of Women in Culture - City of Women
a: Metelkova 6 / 1000 Ljubljana / Slovenija
t: + 386 (0)1 438 15 85
m: + 386 (0)51 326 155
e: pr@cityofwomen.org



5. Cary Peppermint, FF Alumn, at Emily Carr University, Vancouver, BC, Canada, November 17-19

Cary Peppermint, FF Alumn, at Emily Carr University, "Interactive Futures 2011: Animal Influence," Vancouver, November 17-19, 2011

Cary will exhibit "#TrainingYRHuman" a collaborative work created with ecoarttech partner, Leila Nadir, at Emily Carr University's three-day new media exhibition and conference on animal studies, curated and organized by Carol Gigliotti.

Emily Carr University of Art + Design
Intersections Digital Studios
1399 Johnston Street
Vancouver, BC V6H 3R9

Interactive Futures (IF) 2011, November 17-19, presents the theme "Animal Influence" by spotlighting the work of media artists whose work has been influenced by the growing wealth of knowledge on animal behavior, cognition, creativity and consciousness emerging from such fields as ecology, cognitive ethology, psychology, neuroscience, cognitive science, philosophy, zoology, and others. These research areas have focused on new understandings of animal life and are helping to shift assumed conventions concerning animal cognition, consciousness, and agency. While the change in human attitudes towards animals has been documented in news media as well as in more academic venues, the idea that animals might possess emotional, moral, cognitive lives is an idea that has been, in the past, either dismissed or associated with metaphorical or symbolic approaches.

ecoarttech: www.ecoarttech.net
"Interactive Futures 2011: Animal Influence": http://interactivefutures.ca/



6. Brad Buckley, FF Alumn, at EIDIA House, Brooklyn, opening Oct. 7

Brad Buckley in collaboration with EIDIA at Plato's Cave closing receptions - Friday, October 7th from 6-8pm, EIDIA House, 14 Dunham Place, Brooklyn, NY 11211


Presenting: Brad Buckley

An EIDIA HOUSE project
September 10 to October 8, 2011

Closing Reception Friday, October 7, 6-8pm

EIDIA House Studio / 14 Dunham Place / Basement Left (street level doors) / Williamsburg Brooklyn / NY 11211 / 646 945 3830 / eidiahouse@earthlink.net / http://www.eidia.com/
By appointment, 1-6pm Wednesday - Saturday

EIDIA House Studio announces its continuing exhibition initiative, PLATO'S CAVE. The tenth artist in the series, Brad Buckley creates an in situ installation entitled: Manifest Destiny?

For PLATO'S CAVE, EIDIA House founders Paul Lamarre and Melissa P. Wolf, FF Alumns, invite fellow artists to create an installation and an accompanying edition for the underground space; PLATO'S CAVE. EIDIA House Studio boldly states that it does not function as an art gallery, but collaborates with the artist to create provocation in art forms, keeping within an ongoing discipline of aesthetic research.

"Buckley1s works operate within an overarching schema entitled The Slaughterhouse Project, which, a bit like Yves Klein blue, is an aesthetic armature, a strategy used for aesthetic infiltration, or infection. As the name implies, the Project is a conceptual device of cauterization, a way of exploring taboos, for investigating political anomalies, for venting dissatisfaction with social injustice." Dr Adam Geczy

Manifest Destiny?
The term Manifest Destiny was first used in the 1800s and was the philosophical basis on which the US expanded 'democratic' institutions across North America. Of course it raises a series of questions about whether these territories and people wished to be annexed by the US. Manifest Destiny? is a text based neon work created especially for Plato's Cave, which continues Buckley's conversation about the larger questions: aesthetics, culture, economics, ideology, power, space, spectatorship, technology and time.

Brad Buckley is an artist, urbanist and Professor of Contemporary Art and Culture at Sydney College of the Arts, the University of Sydney. He was educated at St Martin's School of Art, London, and the Rhode Island School of Design. He is the editor, with John Conomos, of Republics of Ideas (2001) and Rethinking the Contemporary Art School: The Artist, the PhD, and the Academy (2009). His work, which operates at the intersection of installation, theatre and performance, investigates questions of cultural control, democracy, freedom and social responsibility. Buckley's work has been included in the 3rd International Biennial (Ljubljana), the 4th Construction in Process (the Artists' Museum, Lodz, Poland) and the 9th Biennale of Sydney, and in exhibitions at Franklin Furnace (New York), the Kunstlerhaus Bethanien (Berlin), the Visual Arts Gallery (University of Alabama at Birmingham) and La Chambre Blanche (Quebec). In October 2009, Buckley was a Visiting Scholar at The New School (New York).

For his Plato's Cave edition, Manifest Destiny? is a print edition of eighty (80) with ten (10) artists' proofs using embossed and letterpress text. The edition is printed on 280 gsm Dogget Concept Velum paper. Each print is signed and dated by the artist. http://bradbuckley.com/

'This project was supported by Sydney College of the Arts, the University of Sydney'

To visit the Plato's Cave installation, Wednesday through Saturday, 1 to 6.
contact Melissa Wolf, 646 945 3830, or email to eidiahouse@earthlink.net.



7. Peter Grzybowski, FF Alumn, announces October events

New events in October:

works from 1986-2010
October 13 - November 10, 2011
Opening: October 13, 7 pm
ODA (Osrodek Dzialan Artystycznych)
Dabrowskiego 5, Piotrkow Trybunalski
http://www.odaart.pl +48 44 733 93 88
Performance related paintings, photographic and video documentation
at the home of "Interakcje" International Festival of Performance

October 4 - 6, Ostrava
October 5, 4 - 8 pm - performance
Galerie vytvarného umení
Jureckova 9, Ostrava, Czech Republic

October 20 - 23, Prague
October 20, 6 pm - performance
in cooperation with Shalom Neuman
The Fallout Shelter beneath Hotel Jalta
Wenceslas Square 45, Prague
http://www.tina-b.eu/en/ +420 774 155 591

Peter Grzybowski



8. Judith Sloan, FF Alumn, at Nuyorican Poets Café, Manhattan, Nov. 3-6

Judith Sloan's Yo Miss! Teaching Inside the Cultural Divide

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, November 3, 4, 5, at 7 PM
and Sunday November 6 at 3 PM
Nuyorican Poets Café 236 East 3rd Street Between Ave B & C, NYC
Tix: $20 general $15 students/seniors/groups 212-780-9386

What happens when a performing artist survives a near-fatal car accident and collides with the oncoming traffic of Hip Hop culture? In Yo Miss! actress/writer Judith Sloan remixes stories from twenty years of reporting on and teaching immigrant/refugee teenagers and incarcerated youth as they grapple with the cataclysmic global events that shaped them. Through poetry, vivid character portrayals and music, she brings their tales to life along with her own stories revealing the ripple effects of the Holocaust on her family. Sifting through a maze of miscommunications and misunderstandings, Sloan and the musicians battle through a cross-generational dialogue as she finds resilience in the face of tragedy.

A play with music
Written and conceived by Judith Sloan
Directed by and developed with Michael Dinwiddie
Performed by Judith Sloan
with Adam Hill and MiWi LaLupa
Live Sound Engineer: Luke Santy
Music direction: (Grammy Award winner) Frank London
Sound direction and design: Judith Sloan with the company
Lighting design: Melody Beal

Includes music by: Dave Guy, Adam Hill, David Krakauer, MiWi La Lupa (band member from Red Baraat), Taylor Rivelli, Judith Sloan.
Additional Music and Sounds by: Touré "Southpaw" Harris, Guy Klucevsek, Frank London (of Klezmatics), Immortal Technique, Ken White

Yo Miss is a project of EarSay, produced by Judith Sloan with the purpose of supporting EarSay's social justice work focusing on stories of healing from trauma. A portion of the proceeds from the Yo Miss! theatre project go to benefit EarSay's Youth Education project, Transforming Trauma Into Art, for immigrant and refugee teenagers.
Yo Miss! is being developed with support from Viper Records, and Morgan Jenness from Abrams Agency.

For more information: http://www.earsay.org/

Development of Yo Miss! with support from the Queens Council on the Arts, LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Murray Street Productions, Danny Simmons Corridor Gallery, and Viper Records.

Talkback following the SUNDAY Matinee performance: with Julissa Ferreras, City Council Member Queens / Jackie Vimo, Immigration Coalition / Mallika Dutt, Breakthrough

About Judith Sloan
Teaching, acting, producing - when it comes to exploring the world through the streets of New York, it seems that Judith Sloan has done it all. Known for her collaborative multi-media project [with Warren Lehrer,] Crossing the BLVD: strangers, neighbors, aliens in a new america Judith spent 20 years teaching and reporting at schools and jails where she encountered immigration, cultural clashes, and generation gaps. Now, she presents her accounts in a new play Yo Miss! Teaching Inside the Cultural Divide. Sloan is an award-winning playwright, radio producer, and performer. Yo Miss is a project of EarSay, a non-profit devoted to portraying uncelebrated stories. Judith's work in Yo Miss! is described as "sometimes funny, sometimes sad, always truth-seeking performance" that "attempts to break down assumptions that divide.... residents of a polygot city who live in close proximity but come from conflicting worlds.

Advance praise for Yo Miss stories produced for public radio:

"This is an art you can trust to tell the truth in vivid detail, and Sloan renews the original mission of radio and writing in the process. These are wonderful sound pieces. They are as full of life and presence as all of Sloan's earlier works." - Andrei Codrescu, poet, novelist, commentator NPR's All Things Considered

About Sweeping Statements by Judith Sloan: winner First Place Missouri Review National Audio Competition, 2008: The essay, "Sweeping Statements," is a first-person author-read accounting of teaching theatre, writing, and juggling in jails and alternative sentencing institutions with incarcerated teenagers. Category judge Jay Allison, of transom.org, says the essay "truly left the page and warranted its existence in sound.

"Judith Sloan's work is exactly what public radio sounds like at its best: unique, amazing, real people's stories that confront tough issues, told with the highest production values, including original music, and a sense of humor." Brian Lehrer, the Brian Lehrer Show, WNYC



9. Bob Goldberg, FF Alumn, at Dixon Place, Manhattan, Oct. 14

famous accordion orchestra - lounge at dixon place - friday 10/14 - 7:30 pm - $5.the famous accordion orchestra will be playing at the Lounge at Dixon Place, on Friday October 14th, at 7:30 pm.
admission is $5.00, which is ridiculously cheap. drinks are available, and also quite reasonable.

we'll play old favorites and maybe some new ones...

The Lounge at Dixon Place
161A Chrystie Street, between Rivington and Delancey.


Famous Accordion Orchestra

Bob Goldberg accordions
Mark Nathanson
Melissa Elledge
Rachel Swaner

Greg Burrows percussion

Joe Keady tuba




10. Penny Arcade, Johnny Dynell, Murray Hill, Tom Murrin, Chi Chi Valenti, FF Alumns, in HOWL, Manhattan, October-November

October Is Ours!

Welcome to the 3rd Annual HOWL! ARTS PROJECT
an ACTORS FUND benefit
supporting H.E.L.P
(the HOWL! Emergency Life Project)
an emergency services and health fund for EV/LES artists in crisis!!!

31 nights of unforgettable entertainment
you don't want to miss!
Made in the EV/LES ---what's Made here Stays here!
Music, Dance, Film, Poetry, Theater, Performance Art, Drag, Burlesque & Comedy

performances include

Rosie's Theater Kids
Harold Rome's "Pins and Needles"
Riki Colon's "Dancing In The Streets"
new work fromThe Abingdon Theatre Company and The Manhattan Theater Club
the hilarious re-workings of Tweed's "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane"

"Hair's" legendary groundbreakers James Rado & Gerome Ragni
the music of 3 Teens Kill 4
Marni Rice

the Blowdryers and the Church Of Betty,
Downtown playwrights David Caudle, Robert I. Rubinsky and Michael W. Small
Drag legends Linda Simpson and Murray Hill
!Badass! Burlesque!
San Francisco's Thrill Peddlers

Lots of great shows and all your favorite stars:
Penny, Sweetie, Hattie, Vangeline, Chi Chi, Johnny, Ilku, Rogers, Alien Tom, Kestutis, Jesurun, Rael and many many more!!!!

The not-to-be-missed FULL Fall line up and ticket information can be found here:

For full calendar: www.howlfestival.com
For Advance Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/profile/15974
HOWL H.E.L.P info: http//www.actorsfund.org/



11. Marina Abramovic, FF ALumn, at Garage Center, Moscow, Russia, Oct. 8-Dec. 4

Marina Abramović

The Artist is Present

at the Garage Center for Contemporary Culture
Moscow, Russia

October 8 - December 4, 2011

Sean Kelly is delighted to announce the opening of a major retrospective tracing the prolific career of Marina Abramović at the Garage Center for Contemporary Culture in Moscow, Russia. Originally conceived by the Museum of Modern Art in New York and curated by Klaus Biesenbach, the exhibition features approximately fifty works spanning more than four decades of her early interventions, sound pieces, video works, installations, photographs, solo performances and collaborative performances along with a new performance installation. The exhibition, titled The Artist is Present, will be on view from October 8th to December 4th, 2011.

As in her retrospective at MoMA in New York last year, which was also curated by Beisenbach, The Artist is Present will present landmark Abramović pieces performed by live 'reperformers' and Abramović herself, alongside video and photographic documentation, sound recordings and objects used in the original performances. The chronological presentation of Abramović's career culminates in a new performance installation, entitled Measuring the Magic of Mutual Gaze, which was conceived specifically for this exhibition and emerged from a close collaboration between the artist and a team of American and Russian scientists. For the interactive installation, Garage visitors are invited to participate in an experiment that measures brain activity when seated opposite one another. The viewing public can observe this activity and will be able to see which areas of the brain are physically stimulated when participants are engaged in thought with each other. The work is reminiscent of Abramović's The Artist is Present (2010), performed at MoMA in New York, in which visitors sat in silence opposite the artist over the course of the exhibition.

For further information on The Artist is Present, please visit: The Garage Center for Contemporary Art

For press inquiries, please contact Maureen Bray at the gallery (212.239.1181) at maureen@skny.com. For all other inquiries, please contact Cécile Panzieri at the gallery (212.239.1181) or at cecile@skny.com.



12. Annie Sprinkle, Liz Stevens, FF Alumns, in Tiberon, CA, Oct. 9

Dear Friends and Friends of Friends,

You are invited to a luxurious day in a magical garden at the edge of the SF Bay to "Merge With Nature: An Ecosensual Experience." Facilitated by me, Annie Sprinkle, and my beloved Beth Stephens, with Lori Grace of the Sunrise Center in Marin.

First we'll meet at Sunrise Center for breakfast treats and a slide show giving you background about what ecosexuality is all about and why it's so awesome. Then we go to a private estate's garden, right on the bay, with heated swimming pool, flowers, goats, extraordinary views, chickens, hot tub, and more. Lori will then guide us all in exploring the Earth as mother archetype. We'll mediate, draw, move. Then you will explore Earth as lover with Beth and I with an ecosex walking tour. We are excited to experiment with juxtaposing these two experiences, and seeing what each gives us. (Kinda like my old Sluts & Goddesses workshops did.)

Come find your e-spot, try 25 ways to make love to the Earth, stimulate your senses. Take an ecosexy walking tour. Learn about sustainable organic gardening, rejuvenate, have fun, heal, get food for thought.
At the end, we'll do a little wedding ceremony where you can marry the Earth, and you will never be lonely again! This is a first of its kind workshop ever!

Its next Sunday!!!! October 9. In Tiberon.
10 am til 6 pm, with an optional pot luck after.
Adults only this time.

A real bargain: $30 if you register by Oct. 6.--$40 after that.
If money is an issue email me and perhaps we'll have some scholarships or trades. annie@anniesprinkle.org

For more info and to sign up go to the sunrisecenter.org calendar.

Hope to see you. Bring your friends.
Annie Sprinkle (and Beth Stephens)



13. Alicia Grullon, FF Alumn, announces October-November events

Dear Friends and Colleagues:

I wanted to let you know about a few upcoming projects I have in October and November. Hope to see you there!

Starting tomorrow:

¡DOMINO! is a social sculpture exploring the manner in which play mediates the link between ritual, community, and identity. Reflecting the victory by Lower East Side residents to have the Parks Department include Domino tables in the Alphabet City Park renovation, I will hold a Domino game from 10 am to 4 pm in front of the Post Office on 14th Street between First Avenue and Avenue. on October 2 and 9, from 10am-4pm. ¡DOMINO! is a part of Ritual: Art in Odd Places curated by Trindad Frombella, El Museo del Barrio and Kaila Brooks, MOCADA.

Coming Soon in November:

a. PICK IT! I will hold a picket line outside of El Museo del Barrio as part of PERFORMA 11 Biennial Consortium on November 2 from 6 to 8 pm. Audience members will be invited to choose a cause and protest in front of the museum.

b. On November 16, please join me for a panel discussion at BRIC Rotunda Gallery. It is in conjunction with the S-Files 2011 El Museo del Barrio's Biennial. I will also be exhibiting some work in the Rotunda from November 10 to January 7, 2012.

c. Also in November, I will be a part of an exhibition on migration in Ansan, South Korea at Community Space Litmus. More details to come.
Let me know if you'll be in Korea. I will email you directions to the space.

New Work:

Go to my site for images on a short piece I did this summer in Wall Street, "ENJOY THE REVOLUTION"

More soon!


Alicia Grullon



14. Tom Murrin, FF Alumn, at Theatre 80, Manhattan, Oct. 5

Dear Friends - this past spring I began doing shows that combined my usual alien comic hi-jinks and storytelling - one day I was putting together a regular alien comic show, and for some reason I began including stories, without props - I'm sure it was an outgrowth of my two years work with Lucy Sexton on The Talking Show, which we did at PS 122 in the Spring of 2010, and also at The Steve Allen Theater in Hollywood in November - this "hybrid" type of show seemed to go over very well with my audiences, and so I have booked five shows this fall, and each show will be that kind of show - all with different main themes and stories -

the first is at Theatre 80, 80 St. Marks Place, (just West of 1st Ave.), Wednesday, Oct 5, at 8 PM - I'm first on a 4 act bill, which includes the outrageous Shecky Beagelman, one of my favorite performers - the show is a part of The Howl Festival - a month long arts extravaganza at Theatre 80 - all for a good cause: helping downtown performers who need it - the admission is $15 - my piece is called " The Pre-Halloween Show" -

all the best, Tom



15. Kathy Westwater, FF Alumn, at Fresh Kills, Staten Island, NY, Oct. 2


performance/installation at Fresh Kills

by Kathy Westwater, Jennifer Scappettone, Seung-jae Lee, and Leigh Draper

with performers Tessa Chandler, Kay Ottinger, Jeremy Pheiffer, and labPARK

PARK is a multi-cycled, interdisciplinary performance project. In its current cycle, artistic collaborators focus their research on translating trailbuilding practices to the site of an urban landfill, redefining the trail itself as the expressive aftermath of consumption.

PARK performance/installation occurs amidst Freshkills Park Sneak Peak, a rare opportunity to preview the landfill site as it is being transformed into the City's biggest new park on 2,200 acres of hills, creeks, and landfill on Staten Island's west shore. There will be other activities and events that day including public art like The Social Mirror by Mierle Ukeles. There will also be three miles of walking paths and two miles of biking paths, kayak tours, food trucks, and more.

Sunday, October 2
Sneak Peak 11am-4pm

PARK performance/installation 11am-3pm

HOW TO GET THERE (more info at nyc.gov/sneakpeak):
FREE WATER TAXI will operate between Slip 6 at Battery Park in Manhattan and the event site. Water taxis will depart Battery Park at 10am, 12pm and 2pm.

FREE SHUTTLE BUSES will operate regularly between the St. George Ferry Terminal and the event site. Shuttle buses will depart at :15 and :45 past the hour every hour between 10am and 2pm.

BY PUBLIC TRANSIT Take S62 Bus to Victory Blvd and Glen St. Walk down Beresford Ave to Wild Ave.

BY BIKE Enter at the corner of Wild Ave and West Shore Expressway East Service Rd.

BY CAR Parking is available at Wild and Beresford Aves, near the Victory Blvd Exit of the West Shore Expressway and south of the Showplace Entertainment Center

The Sneak Peak performance/installation of PARK is created on-site. It is supported through Freshkills Park's arts program development and iLAND's iLAB Residency Program. Funding is also made possible by the Puffin Foundation.



16. Harley Spiller, FF Alumn, at New York Public Library branches, October 2011-January 2012

Harley Spiller, Senior Educator for The Museum of American Finance, a Smithsonian affiliate, shares his knowledge of the history of paper money in the United States of America. Covering a swath of continental fiscal history, from Ben Franklin to Ben Bernanke, Spiller leads a hands-on exploration of the physical characteristics of greenbacks. Spiller regales audiences with surprising and true stories, like the one about the bank manager who threw away hundreds of dollars in dumpsters every year - and was rewarded for doing so. Why did our founding fathers selected the color green? You know why there are thirteen olive leaves, thirteen arrows and thirteen layers in the pyramid but why is there a 14th star? Join Spiller on this fascinating exploration of the mysteries behind seemingly-ordinary greenbacks and shares his extraordinary collection of rare and unusual government misprints, offbeat bills, exonumia, and more.
cost: Free

Seward Park Library
192 East Broadway (at Jefferson St.), New York, NY 10002-5597
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
6:30 PM
The Secret Life of Money: Design, Composition, and Covert Facts

Epiphany Library
228 East 23rd Street (near Second Ave.), New York, NY 10010-4672
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
1:00 PM
The Secret Life of Money: Design, Composition, and Covert Facts

George Bruce Library
518 West 125th Street (at Amsterdam Ave.), New York, NY 10027-3407
Thursday, October 13, 2011
11:30 AM
The Secret Life of Money: Design, Composition, and Covert Facts

Epiphany Library
228 East 23rd Street (near Second Ave.), New York, NY 10010-4672
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
1:00 PM
Real Fake: The Mysterious and Ever-Changing World of Counterfeiting

Epiphany Library
228 East 23rd Street (near Second Ave.), New York, NY 10010-4672
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
1:00 PM
From Franklin to Frogskins: Artists and American Money 1862-today

Bronx Library Center
310 East Kingsbridge Road (at Briggs Avenue), Bronx, NY 10458
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
10:00 AM
The Secret Life of Money: Design, Composition, and Covert Facts

Seward Park Library
192 East Broadway (at Jefferson St.), New York, NY 10002-5597
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
6:30 PM
Real Fake: The Mysterious and Ever-Changing World of Counterfeiting

Mott Haven Library
321 East 140th Street (at Alexander Ave.), Bronx, NY 10454
Thursday, November 3, 2011
11:30 AM
The Secret Life of Money: Design, Composition, and Covert Facts

George Bruce Library
518 West 125th Street (at Amsterdam Ave.), New York, NY 10027-3407
Thursday, November 3, 2011
11:30 AM
Real Fake: The Mysterious and Ever-Changing World of Counterfeiting

Bronx Library Center
310 East Kingsbridge Road (at Briggs Avenue), Bronx, NY 10458
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
10:00 AM
Real Fake: The Mysterious and Ever-Changing World of Counterfeiting

Mott Haven Library
321 East 140th Street (at Alexander Ave.), Bronx, NY 10454
Thursday, November 10, 2011
11:30 AM
Real Fake: The Mysterious and Ever-Changing World of Counterfeiting

Edenwald Library
1255 East 233rd Street (at DeReimer Ave.), Bronx, NY 10466
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
4:30 PM
Real Fake: The Mysterious and Ever-Changing World of Counterfeiting

Edenwald Library
1255 East 233rd Street (at DeReimer Ave.), Bronx, NY 10466
Saturday, December 10, 2011
2:00 PM
Beyond Green: The Art and Science of Paper Currency Across the Globe



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