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Contents for January 10, 2018

1. Diane Torr, FF Alumn, memorial videos now online

Hello Dear Friends,
Happy New Year!

I hope you are all doing well and surviving the bitterly cold winter!
Here is a link to the videos of Diane's memorial on November 19, 2016:


Robert Burns' night is coming up on January 25! I'll be reading a few of Burns' poems by candle light in honor of Diane (though she much preferred the bawdy ones), and I invite you all to do the same in your own homes (or at Burns' nights you may be attending).

Also, Bradley Wester, who performed with Diane in the 1982 piece Arousing Reconstructions (see photo attached) will be doing a reading in Diane's honor at MoMA's PS1 on March 22, 2018 as part of the Club 57 show (more details to come; it's not on MoMA's public calendar yet)-- please save the date if you are in NYC on March 22!

Best wishes for a fantastic 2018!

With much love,




2. Ida Applebroog, Ron Athey, Julie Ault, John Baldessari, Nancy Burson, Peter Cramer, Nicole Eisenman, Brendan Fernandes, Robert Flynt, Carlos Gutierrez-Solana, Hans Haacke, Barbara Hammer, Geoffrey Hendricks, Robert Longo, Mira Schor, Kiki Smith, Pamela Sneed, Steed Taylor,Guerrilla Girls, Jack Waters, William Wegman, Lawrence Weiner, FF Alumns, at Gallery 524, Manhattan

Peter Cramer & Jack Waters show their cards.... and participate in Visual AIDS Silent Auction.

Hosted by Visual AIDS at Gallery 524
January 19-21, 2018
Over 1,400 original postcard-sized artworks!
Postcards From the Edge offers a rare opportunity to acquire original, postcard-sized artwork from internationally renowned and emerging artists for only $85 each. Offered on a first-come, first-served basis, over 1400 works are exhibited anonymously, and the identity of the artist is revealed only after the work is purchased. With the playing field leveled, all participants can take home a piece by a famous artist, or one who's just making their debut in the art world. Nonetheless, collectors walk away with something beautiful, a piece of art they love!
January 19, 6-8PM - Preview Party
January 20, 10AM-6PM - Benefit Sale
January 21, 12-4PM - Benefit Sale - Buy 2 get 1 FREE!
• Artworks by Kathe Burkhardt, Peter Cramer, Louise Fishman, Guerrilla Girls, Tim Greathouse, Joanne Greenbaum, Keith Haring, Cary Leibowitz, Glenn Ligon, Giles Lyon, Jerry the Marble Faun, Slava Mogutin, Bryson Rand, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Hugh Steers, Vincent Tiley, George Towne, Conrad Ventur, Kathleen White
Bidding at Artsy.net beginning January 8th. Artwork will also be on view at Gallery 524 starting the evening of the Preview Party.
Final bids close online on Sunday, January 21 at 4 PM.



3. Peter Cramer & Jack Waters, Ishmael Houston-Jones, Pamela Sneed, FF Alumns, at St. Mark's Church, Manhattan, Jan. 13

Peter Cramer & Jack Waters speak...
Coinciding with the encore performances of Variations on Themes from Lost and Found: Scenes from a Life and Other Works by John Bernd, Danspace Project hosts a panel conversation and reception co-presented by Danspace Project, Gibney Dance, American Realness, and The Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance (ICPP).
Panelists will include: Will Rawls, Ishmael Houston-Jones, Jaime Shearn Coan, Peter Cramer, Jack Waters, Ricarrdo Valentine, Orlando Zane Hunter Jr, Miguel Gutierrez, Pamela Sneed, Judy Hussie-Taylor, and others to be announced.

Saturday, January 13 . 4:30-6:30pm
• RSVP recommended with a suggested donation of $10 at the door
St. Marks Church 131 East 10th St. NY NY 10003



4. Ruth Hardinger, FF Alumn, at 490 Atlantic, Brooklyn, opening Jan. 13

exhibition PRIMAL MATTER opening on Saturday, January 13 at 490 Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn, NY



5. Julia Scher, FF Alumn, at MoMA PS1, Long Island City, Queens, Jan. 28

Sunday, January 28 2-6 p.m. Anti Bodies Anti Bodies is an afternoon of performance, readings and installations organized with Topical Cream, a platform for female-identifying and gender non-conforming persons working at the intersection of contemporary art and technology. Focusing on artists whose practices explore methods of self-preservation, the featured work demonstrates how gestures of resistance can be choreographed through performance and communal action. The program includes a performance by Analisa Teachworth; video screenings presented by Jacksonville-based artist Redeem Pettaway; an exploration of surveillance, control, and seduction by Julia Scher; and live concerts from Zsela and Deli Girls. The program is complemented by additional programming presented throughout the museum, including an ongoing performance by Michelle Y. Lee examining the labor of care, a video installation by Sara Hornbacher, and a recital situated within an environment created by Sarah Zapata with poetry and readings from Zapata, Maya Martinez, Rin Johnson, Sophia Le Fraga, and Natasha Stagg. Topical Cream, founded by Lyndsy Welgos, Whitney Mallett, and Ara Anjargolian, takes an active part in New York City's contemporary artistic and digital community through critical feminist interventions. Tickets: VW Dome$15 (MoMA Members $13) Programming throughout the building free with museum admission



6. Doug Beube, FF Alumn, at Penn College, Williamsport, PA, opening Jan. 18

Books as Art Exhibit Opens at The Gallery at Penn College

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - Visually stunning reinventions of the printed page will fill The Gallery at Penn College in January and February.

"Books Undone: The Art of Altered Books," a national juried exhibit, will showcase 58 imaginative works in the gallery, on the third floor of the Pennsylvania College of Technology's Madigan Library.

The exhibit will run Jan. 11 through Feb. 28, with a gallery reception scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 18, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Awards will be presented at 5:30 p.m. followed by a gallery talk by exhibiting artist Doug Beube. The reception and exhibit are free of charge and open to the public.

Throughout history, books have been read, burned, banned and collected. Today, books are both valuable and disposable. Contemporary artists hold the history of books - from scrolls (circa 2400 B.C.) to vegetable-fiber paper (China, circa A.D. 100) to woodblock printing (Europe, 1418) and the Gutenberg Bible (1456) - in their hands when they choose to transform books into works of art. Reflective artists convert this long-revered written communication artifact into a visual communication object - often to great effect. The Gallery at Penn College is pleased to highlight the community of artists working in this important medium.

"'Books Undone' presents a sample of the current work being produced in the medium of altered books," said Penny Griffin Lutz, gallery director. "This national exhibition includes works that examine social issues, cultural transformations, global and economic issues, personal concerns and, of course, stories."

The works of 27 artists will be featured in the "Books Undone" exhibit in The Gallery: Cynthia Ahlstrin, Winthrop, Maine; Heather Allen Hietala, Asheville, North Carolina; Seth Apter, New York; Cara Barer, Houston, Texas; Heather Beardsley, Virginia Beach, Virginia; Doug Beube, Brooklyn, New York; Caryl Burtner, Richmond, Virginia; Adele Crawford, Oakland, California; Jamie Hannigan, Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania; Edwin Jager, Oshkosh, Wisconsin; Peggy Johnston, Des Moines, Iowa; Kevin H. Jones, New Orleans, Louisiana; Carole P. Kunstadt, West Hurley, New York; Mary Larsen, Biscayne Park, Florida; Susan Lenz, Columbia, South Carolina; Adriane Little, Kalamazoo, Michigan; Greg Lookerse, Boston; Chris Maddox, Madison, Wisconsin; Anthony Mead, Tempe, Arizona; Christopher Moss, Savannah, Georgia; Brenda Oelbaum, Dexter, Michigan; Chris Perry, Ridgefield, Connecticut; Gregg Silvis, Newark, Delaware; David Stabley and Deborah Stabley, Muncy, Pennsylvania; Adam White, Maplewood, Minnesota; and Julie Wills, Chestertown, Maryland.

One example of the compelling pieces can be found in artist Adriane Little's works, focused on author Virginia Woolf. "I am interested in studying both her writing and her as a woman who experienced early and profound loss," Little writes. "Each altered book is an entire Woolf novel and has been paired with water sources that are relevant to either the book or Woolf's life."

In the work "Refugee Atlas," artist Heather Beardsley embroiders the interventions that relate to the current refugee crisis in various European countries.

"The Gallery received over 190 works of art by 84 artists from 28 states for the original call for entries," Lutz added. "The juror was charged with selecting 50 to 60 works and did an excellent job culling unique, thought-provoking and distinctive pieces for the final exhibit. We are pleased to host this significant exhibit in the gallery."

Jason Thompson, founder and president of Rag & Bone Bindery and author of "Playing with Books," served as the submission juror. The prize juror will be Sue O'Donnell, visual artist and associate professor of graphic design at Bloomsburg University. Prizes will be announced at the opening reception.

A limited-edition catalog of the exhibit will be available while supplies last.

The Gallery at Penn College is open 2 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays, and 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays. It is closed on Saturdays and Mondays, and it will be closed Sunday, Jan. 14, during the "Books Undone" exhibition.

In addition to serving as an educational resource for Penn College students and a cultural asset to the college and community, the gallery is dedicated to promoting art appreciation through exhibitions of contemporary art.

For more information about The Gallery at Penn College, visit www.pct.edu/gallery.

For more about Penn College, a national leader in applied technology education, visit www.pct.edu, email admissions@pct.edu or call toll-free 800-367-9222.



7. Alicia Hall Moran, FF Alumn, in the New York Times, Jan. 5

The complete illustrated article is at the link directly below. Text only follows below the link.

The New York Times
'Breaking Ice' Makes Music From a Classic Skating Rivalry
JAN. 5, 2018

The vocalist and composer Alicia Hall Moran practicing at Chelsea Piers for "Breaking Ice," her new music theater piece. Credit Vincent Tullo for The New York Times
A singer's natural home is on the stage. But the vocalist and composer Alicia Hall Moran's newest piece lives on the rink.

Ms. Hall Moran's undefinable "Breaking Ice: The Battle of the Carmens" finds its inspiration in figure skating history, and the work will have its premiere in the midst of public skating sessions at Bryant Park on Jan. 11 and Riverbank State Park on Jan. 14, as part of the Prototype festival of new music theater.

"The Battle of the Carmens" referenced in the title wasn't just an opera lover's fever dream. It was a bit of media hyperbole that described the showdown between skating rivals, both of whom performed to music from Bizet's classic opera, at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Canada. Katarina Witt, from East Germany, fully inhabited the role of the cigarette-girl femme fatale through her dramatic choreography, while the American Debi Thomas, then a pre-med student at Stanford University, strove for technical excellence with a gymnast's clean lines and economy of style.
Even though Ms. Thomas faltered, ultimately receiving the bronze, Ms. Hall Moran remembers her performance as a victory; she was the first African-American to win a medal in the Winter Games. Ms. Hall Moran, then a 14-year-old skater avidly following the Olympics, easily related to the two-time U.S. national champion, who was 20 at the time.

"Debi Thomas not only looked like me, she really looked like me," Ms. Hall Moran said in a recent interview. "We could have been sisters. And my parents went to Stanford. I never thought that skating was going to take me to Lillehammer" - the Norwegian town that hosted the 1994 Winter Games - "but she made the sport something into which I could realistically and holistically pour my identity."

Although Ms. Hall Moran's athletic career never advanced beyond a spot on a local synchronized skating team, she will take to the blades herself for "Breaking Ice," accompanied by tango skaters from Ice Theater of New York. The performance at Bryant Park is free of charge, while the one at Riverbank costs only the rink's admission fee ($5 for adults, $3 for children). Anyone who wants to join the action on the ice needs to bring or rent skates and ideally should be capable of navigating the frozen terrain.

"Vocalists like to talk about grounded singing," Ms. Hall Moran said with a grin. "Trying to activate the space between the bottom of your feet and that cold surface is a bit like levitating."

A backing track, at the mercy of each rink's dubious acoustics, will structure the piece: The mash-up of Carmen's "Habanera" with Stevie Wonder's "Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours)" on Ms. Hall Moran's recently released album, "Here Today," offers a taste of what the music might sound like. But she has also left ample room for improvisation with the taiko drummer Kaoru Watanabe and the saxophonist Maria Grand, who will be stationed in hockey penalty boxes nearby, as well as through the physical interaction with the swirl of bodies watching and surrounding her.

This kind of imaginative recontextualization of classical singing has long propelled Ms. Hall Moran. She is a trained mezzo-soprano who never tries to sound like anything else, despite the diverse artistic company she keeps. She has participated in a number of residencies, including one with her husband, the jazz pianist and composer Jason Moran, as part of the 2012 Whitney Biennial; toured with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company; made her Broadway debut as Bess in "Porgy and Bess"; and partnered with jazz musicians like the guitarist Brandon Ross and Mr. Moran. In her work, as in that of the visual artist Kara Walker, historical genres like spirituals and Motown (and even the racialized figure of Bizet's Carmen herself) take on new, charged meanings in juxtaposition with contemporary forms.

During a practice session two weeks ago with Moira North, the artistic director of Ice Theater of New York, Ms. Hall Moran indeed evoked Debi Thomas. In a flowing cardigan, ribbons of hair tied back at the base of her neck, she appeared longer limbed than her old hero, though.

While a compact body holds advantages for most skating hopefuls, Ms. Hall Moran's height was actually an asset when she was the only black member of the Shadows, one of the three synchronized skating teams at Terry Conners Rink in Stamford, Conn., where she grew up in an affluent family. (Her best friend was the daughter of the black mezzo-soprano star Shirley Verrett.)

"I was the anchor, standing tall in the center and pulling little 90-pound advanced skaters around in these pinwheels," she recalled.

Skating fell into the background as Ms. Hall Moran joined a busy choir at her public high school that performed internationally, attended Barnard College and then started her music career.

But now, in her new piece, she is returning to the ice, seeking to broaden our perspective on a sport thought to be populated solely by rich white princesses. (She believes Ms. Thomas, wanting to resist embodying stereotypes of overly sensual black women, failed to win Olympic gold because she didn't give people the boldly carnal Carmen they were expecting.) And at a time when the film "I, Tonya" has rekindled interest in Tonya Harding, depicted as a redneck who failed to find acceptance despite her prodigious talents, "Breaking Ice" has the potential to demonstrate ice skating's genuine inclusiveness.

"The elite world of competitive figure skating is a fraction of a fraction of a fraction of the people who are fearless enough to even try the sport," Ms. Hall Moran said. "If you are to truly address what skating is, the evidence shows us that it's millions of people of color and from the working class. Just go to any public session: Everyone is on the ice."

Correction: January 5, 2018
An earlier version of this article referred incompletely to the cost of attending "Breaking Ice: The Battle of the Carmens." Attendees at Riverbank State Park must pay the rink's regular admission fee, although the program itself is free there. There is no charge at Bryant Park.



8. Paul Henry Ramirez, FF Alumn, at Ryan Lee, Manhattan, thru Feb. 10, and more

I'm pleased to announce my new website paulhenryramirez.art featuring installations, paintings, drawings, sculpture and collaborations. If you are in town please come visit my exhibition Fun in the Color at Ryan Lee Gallery. All best, Paul Henry

Paul Henry Ramirez: Fun in the Color
RYAN LEE, New York
through February 10, 2018
515 West 26th Street, NYC 10001
P. 212-397-0742
Location: Chelsea 26th St. between 10th and 11th Ave. near the High Line (Elevator 3rd floor)




9. Doreen Garner, FF Alumn, at RecessArt, Brooklyn, thru March 3

Please visit this link:


thank you.



10. Stephanie H. Bernheim, Nicole Eisenman, Cindy Sherman, Joan Snyder, Hannah Wilke, FF Alumns, at the Jewish Museum, Manhattan, opening January 21

Scenes from the Collection

Opening in January 2018, a major, new exhibition of the Jewish Museum's unparalleled collection will feature over 650 works from antiquities to contemporary art - many of which will be on view for the first time. Some of the most powerful works in the collection are those that express aspects of Jewish culture, history, or values, while also reflecting universal issues of art and its relationship to society. In "Constellations," over 50 of the most significant works in the collection will be exhibited as individual gems but with thematic connections to one another. Works by such artists as Chantal Akerman, Mel Bochner, Nicole Eisenman, Eva Hesse, Anselm Kiefer, Lee Krasner, Camille Pissarro, Mark Rothko, Cindy Sherman, Laurie Simmons, Joan Snyder (Hard Sweetness, 1971, oil, acrylic, and enamel on canvas. The Jewish Museum, New York, Gift of Stephanie H. Bernheim, 2007-3), and Hannah Wilke are included. A diverse selection of Hanukkah lamps and other ceremonial objects drawn from the Museum's renowned collection, from the 3rd to the 21st centuries, and Europe, North Africa, Asia, and the United States, will also be on view. When these widely varied artworks are presented together, multiple meanings and conversations can emerge. Issues to be explored include transforming and transcending tradition, cultural distinctiveness and universality, and the ever-changing nature of identity.



11. Susan Martin, FF Alumn, at 1642 West Temple Street, Los Angeles, CA, Jan. 26

L.A. Reunion Party on Friday, January 26, 2018
1642 West Temple Street, Los Angeles

SOME SERIOUS BUSINESS is pleased to announce a reunion with artists, the SSB Braintrust, and friends and colleagues to toast 40 years of the fearless, groundbreaking spirit and nose for talent that was born in Los Angeles in 1977. RSVP by January 19 to susan@someseriousbusiness.org.

Founded in the Conceptual 70s in L.A. by Nancy Drew, Elizabeth Freeman, and Susan
Martin, from 1976 to 1980 SSB produced close to 50 performances and events fostering
an international conversation with wide-ranging creators-many at the earliest stages
of their careers. Without a space or fixed location, SSB tapped into the entire city of
Los Angeles as a generative resource-partnering with established art and presenting
organizations, but also producing performances on Venice Beach-in parking lots, hotel
rooms, deserted skyscrapers and derelict buildings-on broadcast television, even on the
Amtrak Coast Starlight from LA to Seattle. Among the groundbreaking artists that SSB
produced are:

Laurie Anderson
Lynda Benglis
Carla Bley
Bob and Bob
Glenn Branca
Lee Breuer
John Cage
Lucinda Childs
Ping Chong
Nigel Cooper
Lowell Darling
Guy de Cointet
Constance DeJong
Douglas Dunn
John Gibson
Philip Glass
Hal Negro
Deborah Hay
Jenny Holzer
Peter Ivers
Harry Kipper
Noel Korten
Robert Kushner
Louise Lawler
Gary Lloyd
Robert Longo
Linda Montano
Peter Nadin
Hermann Nitsch
Nam June Paik
The Plugs
Steve Reich
Rachel Rosenthal
Carl Stone
T.R. Uthco
William Wegman
Lawrence Weiner
Robert Wilson

Based on the principle that the artist always comes first, Some Serious Business
incubates emergent expression in the arts, germinates intrepid new works and ideas,
and presents diverse projects that celebrate audacity and experimentation. Supporting
hybrids and chimeras that traverse performance, literature, theater, dance, visual art,
moving image, music, architecture and design, and social practice, SSB offers major
culminating presentations, support for works in progress, public discussions of issues
and ideas, and intimate, focused interludes and salons. Since its relaunch in 2016, SSB
has produced artist-driven programs, exhibitions, events, and publications with visionary
creators and thought-leaders including:

Penny Arcade
Brian Butterick
Christen Clifford
Kristofor Giordano
Howl! Happening
Umar Bin Hassan
Alexandra Henry
Jasmine Hirst
Marya Errin Jones
Arthur Kell
John Kelly
Joseph Keckler
Esther Kirshenbaum
Scooter LaForge
Rachel Levitsky
Hilary Lorenz
Lydia Lunch
Carlo McCormick
Mary-Ann Monforton
Maynard Monrow
Izhar Patkin
Ted Riederer
Ariana Reines
Dean Rolston
Arlene Schloss
Bill Stelling
Sur Rodney Sur
Mike Tyler
Arturo Vidich
Weasel Walter
Darryl L. Wellington
Quintan Ana Wikswo
Bett Williams
Linda Yablonsky

For further information, images, interviews, etc, contact
Susan Martin, Founding Director, susan@someseriousbusiness.org



12. Charles Dennis, FF Alumn, at Dixon Place, Manhattan, Jan. 18

January 18, 2018 at 7:30pm.


And there are 11 days left to contribute to the finishing funds for ALEXCHRISTINE campaign on Indiegogo. to cover the cost of the final editing, mixing and mastering of the film. We are one third of the way toward our goal of $1500. Please consider supporting the project.


Thank you Cindy Bishop, MJ Anderson, Kit Schneider, Keith Humphrey, Katherine Wolpe, Nicholas Cockshutt, Michael Mao, Simon Dennis and Irene Lipshin for your recent contributions.

I hope to see you at Dixon Place on the 18th or in cyberspace!
thanks & best wishes, Charles



13. Linda Montano, FF Alumn, at MoMA, Manhattan, Jan. 22

I would like to invite you to the forthcoming MoMA R&D Salon 22: New Aging, on Monday January 22, 6pm to 8pm, at the Bartos Theater, MoMA.

Some background: In 2012, we launched MoMA Research & Development, an initiative that, among other objectives, explores the potential and responsibility of museums - MoMA in particular - as public actors, with the vision of establishing our institutions as the R&D departments of society. Part of this initiative is a series of intimate salons that tackle themes relevant both within and beyond the museum walls, and whose goal it is to generate a lively discussion that will not only inform the museums and its program, but also the wider conversation in the world outside.

Previous salons, which you can browse here, have examined among other topics the role of curators; the ongoing tension between high and low culture; how to measure cultural impact; the trend towards immersive experiences; taboos; how museums can be better citizens; the object, online and offline; the changing nature of the copyright; new philanthropy and arts funding; the aspirations and anxieties surrounding big data and algorithms; and, most recently, hybridity, fluidity, death, truth and silence. Our speakers have included artists Vija Celmins, Carlos Motta, and K8 Hardy, sociologist Elijah Anderson, music producer Tor Hermansen, NY Commissioners of Cultural Affairs past and present Kate Levin and Tom Finkelpearl, writer LaToya Peterson, media producer Michael Hirschorn, Intelligence Squared's CEO Yana Peel and Kickstarter's co-founder Yancey Strickler, writer Mona Eltahawy, data scientist Hilary Mason, and MoMA's own director Glenn Lowry and trustee David Rockefeller, Jr., to name just a few.

About our next salon: The last decades have seen unprecedented progress in human longevity - known as the the "longevity revolution" - and corresponding variations in the age composition of the world population. In the last sixty years, life expectancy in the more developed countries has almost doubled - from just over 40 to nearly 80 years - while the percentage of populations aged 60 and above has doubled, from around 8 percent to around 16 percent. Such rates of growth, the UN says, are without parallel in history, and are anticipated to continue in the future. As societies grow older, common understanding of what it means to age becomes elusive; and this, in turn, has profound implications for the lives of every men and women across the globe: from the way we conceive of the space we inhabit, to changing conceptions of the meaning of authority, leisure, health and mortality. In this salon, we will unpack some of the challenges associated with one of the most elusive phenomena faced by contemporary society.

Among the questions that we will tackle: What is the meaning of the demographic transformation the world is undergoing? Is it a threat or an opportunity? What are its social, psychological, aesthetic, and ethical implications? How does this global trend force us to negotiate novel conceptions of intergenerational obligations and expectations for a well-lived life? Do we need a philosophy of aging? Are we correct to be worrying about the world's population aging? What is the role of art in all of this? What will be the impact of a demographic tectonic shift for world politics? What is the longevity economy? How does the beauty industry exploit ageist myths and stereotypes? Are there countries in which it is easier to get old? How does the pressure to stay young forever play out in different global contexts? How and where will we live as we age? What an all-age-friendly world would look like?

As always, we will be left with more questions than we began with--but hopefully they will be better, more pointed and stimulating questions that will stay with you.

The evening will commence with a brief introduction by yours truly, followed by equally brief presentations by - here in alphabetical order:

-- associate director at 100 Resilient Cities Liz Agbor-Tabi;
-- writer and anti-ageism activist Ashton Applewhite;
-- fellow of the Harvard Graduate School of Design Carly Dickson;
-- fashion and culture icon, and founder of Diversity Coalition Bethann Hardison (TBC);
-- feminist performance artist Linda Montano.

After the presentations, I will moderate a lively Q&A in which I hope you will take part. Come prepared and please do send us any burning questions you would like the group to address. We look forward to an engaging discussion that will not only have a lasting impact on the Museum but will continue to invade your thoughts for days to come.
The program is free but the invitations are very personal because of the size of the theater. Should you have a suggestion for an additional audience guest, do let us know.

Please RSVP to randd@moma.org by Tuesday, January 16.

MoMA R&D Salon 22: New Aging
Monday January 22, 2018
6-8pm, followed by reception
MoMA Bartos Theater, 4 West 54 Street
RSVP to randd@moma.org



14. Coco Gordon, FF Alumn, at Gallery Now, Lyons, CO, thru Jan. 31

Coco Gordon AKA Coco Go aka SuperSkyWoman
New Intermedia installation work titled "Feed Me" at Gallery Now,401 Main Street, Lyons Colorado 80540 - up for 2+ months 11-17-17- through January 2018, with two openings 11-11-17 and 12-12-17 using Longhorn steer skull, Jeans cutting, netting, handmade paper, Bungee cords and a Da Da sign above from an instant eye dream, Feed Me.

This is one of 13 pieces made with Bison & Longhorn Steer skulls given to a group of artists to transform, that were fitted with various crystals in their eyes and lit with LEDs by Jeremy Ragland after their completion.

Contributors: Coco Gordon, Jeremy Ragland, Lee Icyda, Sally King, Bonnie Paine, Carin Reich, Shawna Todd, Cheri Vilona, Nicholas Emory, Parker Johnson, Jacob Lewenberg/ Anne Hall, Oracle Lynn, and Donnie Mortimer.



15. Arlene Rush, FF Member, at Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, opening Jan. 13

Hoping you can join us to celebrate this wonderful annual extravaganza!
Opening Reception:
Saturday, January 13, 6-9 pm
Sideshow Gallery
319 Bedford Ave
Brooklyn NY 11211

For more information on hours, etc:
www.sideshowgallery.com or 718-486-8180



16. Christy Rupp, FF Alumn, at Wild Bird Fund, Manhattan, opening Jan. 12

Hi Friends
Please join us on Friday night from 6-8 for the opening of my window installation at The Wild Bird Fund. It's been so much fun getting to know this incredible place which is a hospital and ER for all things wild in NYC. I want to spread the word about their mission in helping wildlife, so please check it out! If you've ever seen an injured pigeon, duck, turtle, hawk ( or other ) on the street, and didn't know what to do because your vet only takes patients with owners, this is where you go!

Happy New Year

The Windows at the Wild Bird Fund
565 Columbus Avenue NYC (87 & 88 Sts.)
New York City 10024


Christy Rupp- SNAGGED

January 12, 2018- February, 24, 2018

artist reception: January 12, 6-8pm

The Windows at the Wild Bird Fund is pleased to present the work of Christy Rupp, opening January 12, 2018. Rupp, an urban eco-artist, has been observing the waste stream and its impact on habitat since the 70's, addressing issues of air pollution, plastic waste, endangered species and climate chaos. She has frequently incorporated materials salvaged from the poisonous waste stream itself- using materials like plastic netting, credit cards, discarded chicken bones and other cast off debris.

Confounded by the amount of plastic used to package fresh produce, Rupp started saving her discarded netting bags and decided to transform them into depictions of bird plumage. In this body of sculptures, entitled "Snagged", she has appropriated iconic birds from art history, such as Fabritius' "the Goldfinch" and Miro's "Women Throwing a Stone at a Bird", which portray birds in the context of struggle. It is the artist's belief that our culture frames nature through the lens of vulnerability, our interest is stimulated when we see creatures objectified or abused, not represented for their inherent wonder and complexity.

Her delicate, diaphanous bird sculptures, made in 2016-17, also borrow from the imagery of John James Audubon (who would have shot the birds he drew and painted), M.C. Escher, Joan Miro, Louise Bourgeois, Brancusi, Frida Kahlo and Lee Bontecou, among others.

Ms. Rupp has received grants from NYSCA, NEA, Art Matters INC, Anonymous Was a Woman, and a CALL grant from the Joan Mitchell Foundation. She has exhibited her work extensively, at institutions including The Barnes Foundation, The Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, NYC's Museum of Art and Design, to name a few. She was born in Upstate New York, too young for Elvis and too old for Barbie.

See more at: www.christyrupp.com

sales benefit the Wild Bird Fund

For information contact curator Andrew Garn- Andrewgarn@me.com, 646-641-5888



17. Deborah Faye Lawrence, FF Member, at John Jay College, Manhattan, opening Feb. 14

Thanks to curators Susan N. Platt [Seattle] and Maria de Los Angeles [New York], I've been included in the "Internalized Borders" exhibition at
The Anya and Andrew Shiva Gallery
John Jay College
860 11th Avenue
New York, NY 10019
February 14th through April 13th, 2018
Opening reception with performance art and music
Wednesday, February 14th, 2018,
5:30-9:00 PM

Here's a link to the gallery site:

Deborah Faye Lawrence
View my artwork here:



18. Francheska Alcántara, Ayana Evans, Alicia Grullón, FF Alumns, at Longwood Art Gallery, The Bronx, opening Jan. 16

Her Art Will Be Cannibal✨
January 16th to March 7th, 2018
Her Art Will Be Cannibal, curated by interdisciplinary artist Alicia Grullón. Opening reception with the curator and the artists is Tuesday January 16 from 6:00 to 9:00pm at Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos.

Her Art Will Be Cannibal is inspired by the work of the Martinique poet Suzanne Césaire and her book "The Great Camouflage: Writings of Dissent (1941-44)." Artworks in this exhibition break down patriarchy, class, and racial paradigms in contemporary contexts, re-stating and affirming the discourse of art from the view of women. Moving through photography, video, text, performance and drawing, their work serves as a manifesto, uncompromising in beliefs and identities. The exhibit highlights a narrative of humanness seldom given visibility, and allows room for the artists' visions to take over. Participating artists include: Damali Abrams, Francheska Alcántara, Chloë Bass, Ayana Evans, Jessica Lagunas, Shellyne Rodriguez and Misra Walker. Engaging public programs will include four performances and one panel discussion with participating artists.
Public Programs:
Opening Reception
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 | 6:00-8:30pm

Performance by Damali Abrams "Brand New Life Around the Bend"
Friday, January 26, 2018 | 6:30-9:00pm

Performance by Ayana Evans "Drink My Kool Aid or Drink The Kool Aid"
Saturday, February 10, 2018 | 6:30-9:00pm

Performances by Francheska Alcántara "Sobre Papel y Palabras"
& Chloë Bass "#sky #nofilter"
Thursday, March 1, 2018 | 6:30-9:00pm

Closing Reception + Artist Talk with Jessica Lagunas, Shellyne
Rodriguez and Misra Walker, moderated by Jessica Lynne
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 | 6:00-9:00p

Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos
450 Grand Concourse, Room C-190
(at 149th Street) Take #2, 4, or 5 to 149th Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10451



19. Alicia Grullón, FF Alumn, at BRIC, Brooklyn, opening Jan. 17

Alicia Grullón will be presenting new work as part of Reenactment curated by Jennifer Gerow. The photograph The Battle of Brooklyn (3 reenactors and visitor), 2016 is from a new series and of my interventional performance at the annual revolutionary war reenactment in Greenwood Cemetery. With this series, she continues to explore ideas on history and its fluidity in regards to perspective. She will also be performing at BRIC in February. Please stay tuned for more on Instagram where she will post more details. For complete information please visit https://www.bricartsmedia.org/events-performances/opening-reception-reenactment



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