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Contents for July 2, 2018

1. Martha Wilson, Sonja Guimon, FF Alumns, at RISE Center, The Rockaways, Queens, July 15

The Landfill Project: Visioning Workshop

Date: 15 July 2018, 12pm
Location: RISE Center
58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd
Web: www.llandfillproject.org

Join us on July 15 at 12 pm for a workshop with residents, students,
experts, officials and artists to dream the future of the Edgemere
Landfill. The Landfill Project exhibition at the RISE Cente will help
inform the conversation and the ideas for this unique site.

The Edgemere Landfill, a former municipal dump in the Rockaways,
Queens, has been closed for over 20 years. The landfill operated as a
disposal site from 1938 to 1991, receiving about 1200 tons of waste per
day. Today, Edgemere Landfill is capped and is at the end of a
remediation process that has converted it into a spectacular, and yet
unused site offering views of Jamaica Bay and the distant Manhattan
skyline. The land is facing an as-yet-undeter¬mined future. The
Landfill Project is an exhibit at the Rockaway Institute for a
Sustainable Environment, that explores the site and strategies to
create and use it for positive impact for Edgemere. Defining the
constraints, opportunities and expressions of the site's unique
features helps to imagine what this land could become in the future.

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2. Martha Wilson, FF Alumn, now online at hyperallergic.com

Please follow this link:

https://hyperallergic.com/447936/jasper-johns-life-and-work-a-conversation-between-john-yau-martha-wilson-and-william-villalongo/

thank you.

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3. Russet Lederman, FF Alumn, shortlisted for Photobook Award

The Gould Collection's second Volume It Don't Mean a Thing: Photographs by Saul Leiter with a Story by Paul Auster is shortlisted for the 2018 "Photo-Text" Photobook Award at the Rencontres de la Photographie festival in Arles, France. Co-edited by FF alum Russet Lederman with Laurence Vecten and Yoko Sawada.

BTW: Our first volume in The Gould Collection series:
Change: Photographs by Mikiko Hara with a Short Story by Stephen Dixon was awarded the 2016 Ihei Kimura Photography Prize in Japan.

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4. Jeff McMahon, FF Alumn, at Dixon Place, Manhattan, July 16

JEFF MCMAHON Launch and reading/performance from his new book out on NoPassport Press SIX MONOLOGUES 1990-2007. Guest reader/performers! Film Preview! Book signing! Free! Bar open (not free)! Book available $12 cash/check! Monday, July 16 Dixon Place Lounge 161A Chrystie St. NYC 7:30pm. Part of the annual Dixon Place Hot! Festival.
jeffmcmahonprojects.net dixonplace.org nopassport.org/press

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5. Penny Arcade, FF Alumn, at Joe's Pub, Manhattan, July 6-Aug. 1

Staying in NY Fri July 6th? Consider spending it with Penny Arcade and Steve Zehentner as we bring our new work to life at Joe's Pub

The Faghag and her Friends in the Summer Of Love

Fri July 6th 7pm

additional dates July 14, 25, August 1

excerpt

https://vimeo.com/277349220

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6. Terry Braunstein, FF Alumn, at The Getty Research Institute, LA, CA, July 10

Dear Friends and Family,

I am very excited to be included in the wonderful Getty publication Artists and Their Books, Books and Their Artists by Marcia Reed and Glenn Phillips. (photos below)

For any of you who are local, and willing to brave the 405 to the Getty, I will be doing a short talk at the Research Institute following a walk-through of the exhibition from 2-3PM (of others' artists books, not including my own) on July 10th from 3 to 3:30PM.

Wishing you all well,

Terry Braunstein
www.terrybraunstein.com

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7. Lorraine O'Grady, FF Alumn, at National Portrait Gallery, London, UK, thru Oct. 21

Lorraine O'Grady: National Portrait Gallery, London
June 28, 2018-October 21, 2019

Alexander Gray Associates is pleased to announce Michael Jackson: On the Wall, including work by Lorraine O'Grady, at the National Portrait Gallery, London. The exhibition is curated by Dr. Nicholas Cullinan.

This landmark exhibition explores the influence of Michael Jackson on some of the leading names in contemporary art, spanning several generations of artists across all media. The exhibition will coincide with what would have been Michael Jackson's 60th birthday (on August 29, 2018).

Jackson is one of the most influential cultural figures to come out of the 20th century and his legacy continues into the 21st century. His significance is widely acknowledged when it comes to music, music videos, dance, choreography and fashion, but his considerable influence on contemporary art is an untold story. Since Andy Warhol first used his image in 1982, Jackson has become the most depicted cultural figure in visual art by an extraordinary array of leading contemporary artists. For the first time, Michael Jackson: On the Wall will bring together the works of over forty of these artists, drawn from public and private collections around the world, including new works made especially for the exhibition.

To coincide with the opening of the exhibition, Dr Nicholas Cullinan, Director of the National Portrait Gallery and curator of Michael Jackson: On the Wall, introduces the exhibition and talks to participating artists Todd Gray, Lorraine O'Grady and Isaac Julien.

Talk: In Conversation: Michael Jackson: On the Wall
June 29, 2018, 7:00 PM
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, London

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8. John Kelly, FF Alumn, at Joe's Pub, Manahttan, Sept. 14-Oct. 3

Tickets for 'Down To You' on sale now!

'Down To You: John Kelly Sings Joni Mitchell'
September 14, 19, 26, October 3 & 10

Ticket Price: $25.00

Sept 14, 19* & Oct 3
Doors at 6PM
Show at 7PM
Sept 26 & Oct 10
Doors at 9PM
Show at 9:30PM

*SPECIAL JOHN KELLY PERFORMANCE BENEFIT EVENT - PEOPLES PARTIES - ON SEPT. 19. Scroll down for details

Joe's Pub (https://www.publictheater.org/Tickets/Calendar/PlayDetailsCollection/Joes-Pub/2018/J/John-Kelly/)
425 Lafayette Street (https://www.google.com/maps/place/425+Lafayette+St,+New+York,+NY+10003/@40.7290178,-73.9939381,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x89c2599aff151d85:0x84c9144cb1afd4e2!8m2!3d40.7290178!4d-73.9917494)
NY, NY 10003

Purchase REGULAR tickets for performances at Joe's Pub HERE (https://www.publictheater.org/Tickets/Calendar/PlayDetailsCollection/Joes-Pub/2018/J/John-Kelly/?SiteTheme=JoesPub)

Purchase BENEFIT tickets at link below

'Down to You' (Joe's Pub, June 2017) was cited by The New York Times as one of the top ten opera and vocal performances of the year (https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/12/06/arts/music/best-classical.html) and was included in New York Magazine's 'Reasons to Love New York (http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/12/reasons-to-love-new-york-2017.html) ' feature.

This concert version of John Kelly's acclaimed tribute to the music of Joni Mitchell, performed without theatrical costumes, is focused on songs from the various stages of Ms. Mitchell's career, sung in Kelly's signature three-octave voice, and played utilizing her unique guitar tunings and on the dulcimer that she gave him upon first seeing his performance. Music direction and piano by Zecca Esquibel.
PEOPLES PARTIES - A BENEFIT FOR JOHN KELLY PERFORMANCE

A special performance of John Kelly Sings Joni Mitchell: Down To You Followed by cocktails and an intimate encore

Wednesday, September 19th
7pm Show at Joe's Pub
8:30 pm Reception at Dan Scheffey's East Village home

All benefit tickets include prime seating for the performance at Joe's Pub and post-performance cocktail reception. Tickets will held at will call at Joe's Pub. There are limited tickets available. We encourage you to purchase tickets early.

Benefit tickets do not include food or drink at Joe's Pub. There is a 2 drink or $12 food minimum per person at Joe's Pub. A portion of each benefit ticket is a tax-deductible contribution to John Kelly Performance. Tickets are non-refundable.
BENEFIT TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED HERE (https://www.fracturedatlas.org/site/FiscalSponsorship/profile?id=2787#giving_levels)

If you have questions about benefit tickets email office@johnkellyperformance.org Funds raised support the development of John Kelly's creative projects during 2018 and beyond.
Your donation makes the work of John Kelly Performance possible -

Donate Now (http://johnkellyperformance.org/wp2/donate/)

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9. Eunice Golden, FF Member, at Stadtgalerie, Saarbrucken, Germany, thru Sept. 30

Eunice Golden exhibits 8 works of paintings and mixed media artworks along with her seminal film "Blue Bananas and Other Meats" 1973 in the Group show "In The Cut: The Male Body in Feminist Art" at Stadtgalerie Saarbrucken, Germany May 18 to Sept. 30, 2018.

Artists like Louise Bourgeois (US), Eunice Golden (US), Herlinde Koelbl (DE), Carolee Schneemann (US), Joan Semmel (US), and Betty Tompkins (US) pushed the development of these feminist approaches from the 1960s onwards. Sexuality has played a decisive role in the history of art ab initio. Until the 1970s, however, it was the male gaze at the female body which informed the politics of these images. In the first feminist examinations of the erotic which followed, woman artists also focused their explorations on their own body. The (hetero)erotic female gaze, on the other hand - directed at the male body - continues to be an exception in art. When feminist artists take a desirous look at the male body they break more than one taboo and reverse the power relations inherent to the traditional canon of images. With their own depictions of the erotic male body they raise a claim to sexual self-determination and artistic authority. At the same time they question determined role models and open up the discourse for new options of sexual identities.The distinctiveness of this exhibition's approach, however, lies also in its creating a platform for woman artists to explore a subject which remains taboo for women; that is to say, it gives private female sexuality - a subject with has been either excluded or ignored by social, artistic, and even feminist discussions - a stage for artistic expression. Although curiosity for the female body's sensuality and the desire which it inspires have long been a source of creative impetus and a central theme of the artistic production for many male artists, the sensual gaze upon the male body remains an exception in the work of woman artists.

The catalog accompanying the exhibition is published by Kerber Verlag (230 pages, German/English).

See this link of the exhibit http://www.stadtgalerie.de/en/upcoming/in_the_cut_the_male_body_in_feminist_art

and her website Eunicegolden.com

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10. Karen Finley, FF Alumn, at Laurie Beechman Theatre, Manhattan, July 15-29

Karen Finley Presents
GRABBING PUSSY
July 15 - 29 at Laurie Beechman Theatre

"Karen Finley is a profound theater-artist. Her artistry is due in part to her ability to alchemize 'news' and make it art ... She is irreplaceable." -Hilton Als

"Ms. Finley hasn't lost the power to disturb." -- Ben Brantley, The New York Times

Karen Finley, a name synonymous with Performance Art, will present a special staged reading/performance based on her new book GRABBING PUSSY from OR Books. It will be presented July 15 - 29, Sundays at 7pm at The Laurie Beechman Theater (inside West Bank Cafe at 407 West 42nd Street -- at Ninth Avenue, accessible from the A,C,E,N,R,V,F,1,2,3 trains at 42nd Street). Tickets are $22 for general admission or $35 for VIP tickets that include a signed book and a one-of-a-kind bookmark handmade by Finley. Please note that there is also a $20 food/drink minimum at all performances at this venue. To purchase tickets, call 212-352-3101 or visit www.SpinCycleNYC.com.

In GRABBING PUSSY, celebrated performance artist Karen Finley offers a breathless cascade of poetry and prose that lays bare the psychosexual obsessions that have burst to the surface of today's American politics. Alternately funny and disturbing, Finley explores the Shakespearean dynamics that arise when libidos and loyalties clash in the public and private personas of Donald Trump, Hillary and Bill Clinton, Anthony Weiner, Harvey Weinstein, and others. The aggression of intimacy, the disparity of gender, and the vital importance of hair are all expressed with Finley's raucous candor. The evening will also include new work not included in the book that responds to the separation of families at the border, the suicides of Bourdain and Spade, and the #MeToo movement. Standing in the tradition of Allen Ginsberg's Howl, GRABBING PUSSY speaks to a world increasingly divided into predators and victims.

GRABBING PUSSY is currently available in paperback or E-book from OR Books at www.orbooks.com.

Since her first performances in the early 1980's, KAREN FINLEY has become synonymous with performance art. A performer, artist, writer, musician, poet, teacher and lecturer, she is the recipient of two Obies, two Bessies, and multiple grants from the NEA and NYSCA. She has toured internationally with pieces including Make Love, George & Martha, The Jackie Look, The American Chestnut, A Certain Level of Denial and The Return of The Chocolate Smeared Woman, and Written in the Sand. In 1990, Finley became an unwilling symbol for the NEA when she, along with Tim Miller, Holly Hughes & John Fleck, sued the NEA for withdrawing grants on the grounds of indecency; the controversial case went all the way to the Supreme Court. Among Finley's books are Shock Treatment, Enough Is Enough: Weekly Meditations for Living Dysfunctionally, the Martha Stewart satire Living It Up: Humorous Adventures in Hyperdomesticity, Pooh Unplugged, and A Different Kind of Intimacy. Her art is in the collection of the Centre Pompidou in Paris and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, among other places. Finley is a professor in the department of Art and Public Policy at Tisch School of the Arts, New York University.

Contact: Ron Lasko @ 212-505-1700, ron@spincyclenyc.com

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11. Carolee Schneemann, FF Alumn, new publication now online, and more

Please visit these links:

http://www.galeriemagazine.com/6-brilliant-summer-group-shows-to-see-in-new-york-now/

http://www.primaryinformation.org/product/uncollected-texts/

Thank you.

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12. Le Petit Versailles, FF Alumns, summer 2018 events, July 7-21

Hope you had a wild and fevered Pride Weekend, and that the hangovers are long gone (but not forgotten!) We have so much going on this month!

LPV EVENTS
JULY 7 - IF TREES COULD TALK - BARA DIOKHANE
JULY 12 - AUGUST 9 - BOUTURE - BENJAMIN BLAQUART
JULY 14 - LET US BAKE CAKES! - FUNDRAISER FOR LE PETIT VERSAILLES
JULY 14 - Interiors in motion (WIND/MIND) - SARA SOWELL
JULY 21 - COURRIER DU COUER - BILLY STARFIELD & LYNDSIE ALGUIRE

But first, in compliance with the new European Union (EU) data privacy laws, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which took effect May 25, 2018. We want you to know that your personal information is, and always has been, secure and private with us. We do not, and have never, tracked, shared or sold our audience information for any purpose. We value your privacy, and believe in regulatory compliance for the benefit of our audience. If you wish to unsubscribe from our newsletters, please click the unsubscribe link at the end of this email or any email announcement we send.

LPV EVENTS FOR JULY
IF TREES COULD TALK
BARA DIOKHANE

JULY 7, 2018 @ 8pm

LE PETIT VERSAILLES COMMUNITY GARDEN
346 E. Houston St. / 247 E. 2nd St.
RAIN OR SHINE

Issa Samb(a), aka Jo(e) Ouakam was a Senegalese painter, sculptor, performance artist, actor, poet, art critic. He also used the name Ramangelissa as a playwright. Some call him the Shaman of African Art. Samb was a founding member of the seminal Laboratoire Agit-Art, an art collective founded in 1973 with goal of revitalizing artistic production, and critique institutional frameworks and the philosophy of Negritude in particular. His work combines influences from African traditions as well as 20th-century avant-garde movements including Dada, Surrealism, Situationism, and Fluxus. Samb's work was exhibited at the Whitechapel gallery in London in 1995, and at the 2012 Documenta in Kassel, Germany. During the 2016 Dakar Biennale, he convened the "Midnight Congress", a major multimedia exhibit that would be his last show before his death on April 24, 2017.

The film is primarily situated in Samb's compound where he lived and worked, turning the outdoor courtyard into a constantly evolving, living installation. Samb's artistic laboratory was under threat from developers in the last year of his life, and, despite community efforts to safeguard it for posterity, it was torn down shortly after his death. This film gives a rare glimpse into Samb's life and the community he created around this now-lost space.

BIO
Bara Diokhane: "My work is the expression of necessity and serenity in an age of fast food fast information fast life and fast money. It echoes my ancestral lineage of blacksmiths and jewelers and mask carvers those whose spiritual communication with elements such as of water fire and air could create works of art or weapons of self defense or spiritual and cultural objects. My art aims to relay those coded messages being carried and transmitted for thousand of years before modern civilization by the ancestor of the internet the African drum." - Brooklyn Arts Council Artist Registry

BOUTURE
BENJAMIN BLAQUART
JULY 12 - AUGUST 9, 2018
Opening Reception: JULY 12, 7-9pm

LE PETIT VERSAILLES COMMUNITY GARDEN
346 E. Houston St. / 247 E. 2nd St.
RAIN OR SHINE

Garden open hours: Thurs - Sun from 2pm - 7pm

Augmented virtual reality installation:

Here is a simple setup:
- open your scene.
- find the BugRegion prefab in the Prefabs folder
- drag it into place
- set the Region size eg:
X Region Size X -1 and Y 1 with Y Region Size X -2 and Y +2
This means the bug will crawl in a region of 2 by 4 meter with the center in the middle.
- You can add and remove bugs if you want and set each minimum and maximum size.
- You can add your own bugs if you like.
- Mix them up..
- Press play. And voila,
Have fun!

BIO
"Instead of postapocalyptic angst or fantasies of boosted human capacities, which in his view abet purposes that are more conservative than truly evolutionist, Benjamin Blaquart's approach to biotechnological hybrids is articulated in ecosystems that are steeped in poetry. Informed by queer theory and speculative fiction, and in particular the writings of Paul B. Preciado and Samuel R. Delany, his work draws both on digital engineering and production techniques and prosthetics materials, from 3D printing to silicone and resin. His objects thus blur the frontiers between sculpture, installation, and prototype, occupying space like autonomous organisms irrigated by fluids and linking together heterogeneous objects such as aquatic plants and micro-screens operated by Arduino." -- Frank Balland

LET US BAKE CAKES
(and eat them too!!)
A Bastille Day garden celebration & fundraiser for
Le Petit Versailles. Hosted by Delphi, Peewee, & Jack
JULY 14, 2018 @ 2-7pm
(or until all cakes are consumed--leave no crumbs left behind!)

LE PETIT VERSAILLES COMMUNITY GARDEN
346 E. Houston St. / 247 E. 2nd St.
RAIN OR SHINE
$5 Admission
(more if you can/less if you must)

All proceeds will benefit ongoing maintenance of Le Petit Versailles, our beloved faerie garden sanctuary in New York City.

Donations of $25 or more (please be generous) will include free admission, a cake slice of your choosing & Petit Versailles tote bag.

Join us for an afternoon fete & frolic to celebrate the Storming of the Bastille!!! With the recent SCOTUS decision about the refusal of a bigoted baker to make a wedding cake for a gay couple, it's time we take matters into our own hands. Wake and bake to stake your claim to the history of revolution. Sharpen your tines and come hungry to plunge your instruments into the sweet gooey deliciousness of homemade cakes created by a bevy of guest bakers including Multiform, Brad Taylor, Rodrigo Chazaro, Monsieur NYOB . . .

Mmmmmm . . . . . Qui'ils mangent de la brioche, gateau, tartes, petit fours, croquembouche, twinkies?! Special Surprises! Heads may roll . . .

Interiors in motion (WIND/MIND)
SARA SOWELL
JULY 14, 2018 @ 7pm
LE PETIT VERSAILLES COMMUNITY GARDEN
346 E. Houston St. / 247 E. 2nd St.
RAIN OR SHINE

Interiors in motion (WIND/MIND), 2018, is a projected video work.

This work is comprised of displaced familiar imagery, producing texture within rhythms of image-processing, how they sway, mirror and bond within the shadow of psyche.

BIO
Sara Sowell is an interdisciplinary artist and video editor working in New York City. Clients include Bustle, Refinery29, SJR Group and Feral Productions.

COURRIER DU COUER
BILLY STARFIELD & LYNDSIE ALGUIRE
JULY 21, 2018 @ 7:00 PM
LE PETIT VERSAILLES COMMUNITY GARDEN
346 E. Houston St. / 247 E. 2nd St.
RAIN OR SHINE

Zinester & visual artist Billy Starfield (better known as Starchild Stela) currently runs a DIY, self-published advice column called Billy's Courrier du Coeur.

Courrier du Coeur is created and promoted entirely offline, through flyers at specific locations. Topics in its advice column vary greatly: from romantic endeavours to astrological compatibility, queer dramas to outfit advice, surviving sexual violence to striving on your own. The courrier, always building from an anti-oppressive framework, can take a silly, spontaneous turn to a more political and serious take according to the letter.

In partnership with musician Lyndsie Alguire, the artists will provide a romantic ambiance through music, performance and installation work. Transforming the garden into a love nest filled with an idyllic weather-proof decor, coming alive with an evening of sounds and performances, composed of objects that have had a past life: objects found on the curb, in second hand stores or through friends.

BIO
"[Billy] Starfield is a well-known Montreal graffiti artist, visual artist, and zinester. They elevate femme identity and so-called "feminine" aesthetics in a masc-obsessed queer culture. Their work generates support and space for other people to be visible and free." -- Sarah Mangle, Montreal Review of Books

Lyndsie Alguire is a Montreal-based audio-visual artist creating textural and melodic music that draws equally from neo-classical,electroacoustic, and pop forms. Her productions and performances are built on a foundation of improvisation and reflection. Through both sound and photography, she experiments with concepts surrounding vulnerability. Playing with abstractions and personas allows her to explore the ways in which she inhabits her body, and the ways her body inhabits spaces.

Le Petit Versailles
346 East Houston / Ave C
East Village, New York City
J/M to Delancey/Essex; F to 2 Av
212-529-8815

www.alliedproductions.org
Allied Productions
PO BOX 20260
Tompkins Square Station
New York, NY 10009

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13. Paul Zelevansky, FF Alumn, now online at https://vimeo.com/277315602

TO THE GREAT BLANKNESS
MAILING LIST:

EMPIRICAL KNOWLEDGE3
The theory that all knowledge is derived
from sense experience.

https://vimeo.com/277315602

FOR THE FULL SET:
http://greatblankness.com/portfolio-gallery/empirical-knowledge/

PZ, June 2018

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14. Veronica Vera, Annie Sprinkle & Elizabeth Stephens, Linda M. Montano,
Barbara Carrellas, Veronica Hart, FF Alumns, at Judson Memorial Church, Manhattan, August 12

SAVE THE DATE: Pleasure Activist Sunday, 8/12, 4:30pm

Veronica Vera, Annie Sprinkle & Elizabeth Stephens, Linda M. Montano,
Barbara Carrellas, Veronica Hart, and Betty Dodson are hosting...

PLEASURE ACTIVIST SUNDAY!
To Benefit JUDSON MEMORIAL CHURCH'S RENOVATION FUND
Sunday, August 12, 2018, 4:30- 8:30pm
Tix sliding scale, $20 - $50 -- Or pay what you can
55 Washington Square South; Manhattan, NYC
http://bit.ly/pleasureactivistsunday

PLEASURE FEST & SCREENING OF
Water Makes Us Wet--An Ecosexual Adventure

* 4:30-6:30pm -- A circus of delights, community and connections, all devoted to sensual arts, joy and activism.

* 6:30-8pm -- Water Makes Us Wet - An Ecosexual Adventure. Documentary by Beth Stephens & Annie Sprinkle, about pleasures and politics of water.
Plus Q & A.

* 8-8:30pm -- Legendary performance artist Linda M. Montano, and afterglow.

SPONSORS:
Cinekink
The Caregiver Space
C. X. Silver Gallery
Dodson and Ross
Dragonfly [aka Miss Justice Jester]
Franklin Furnace
Gavin Brown Enterprise
Kris Grey
Meridian Touch LLC
Miss Vera's Finishing School for Boys Who Want to Be Girls
The Pleasure Mechanics
Pleasure Salon
Purple Passion / DV8
The Rialto Report
Sexecology
Shawn "The Puru" Schafner
Stefanie Iris Weiss
Urban Tantra

Curious about Judson?
Start at morning service, 11am - 12:15pm.
Theme: "Pleasure & Activism" All welcome! Coffee hour follows. FREE!

Want to be a sponsor or volunteer?
http://bit.ly/judsonpleasureteam

Want to donate directly to the renovation fund?
http://bit.ly/judsonrenovation

Why I Love the Building that Is Home
to Judson Memorial Church
By Veronica Vera Cottingham

Judson's commitment to sex workers rights is unflagging. For decades, to this day, they've given space for sex worker rallies, meetings, parties and vigils. This includes giving coffee, cookies and warmth to streetwalkers in the 70's and 80's, and where Margo St. James and Gayle Phetersen announced the 2nd World Whores Congress that I attended with Annie Sprinkle in 1986.

Judson is a bastion of avant garde art, and is credited with changing dance in America.

Social Justice matters to Judson. When I support Judson, I am also supporting immigrant's rights through the New Sanctuary Movement, the New Poor People's Campaign, and safe needle exchange thru Judson's harm reduction kit parties.

All are welcome at Judson, always an advocate for the LGBTQXIE rights and supports them as ministers. Judson also invites and supports dialogues and events with other religions and leaves room for non-believers too.

My husband Stuart Cottingham and I had our blessed wedding at Judson. It is there where we also celebrated and mourned the lives of my beloved Stu, Gloria Leonard and Candida Royalle.

Reverend Donna Schaper sort of adopted me, and The Judsonistas supported my book launch.

Attending a service at Judson keeps me informed on many issues, fills me with joy and almost feels like a cabaret.

A thoughtfully spirited community thrives within the walls of Judson Memorial, and it's great to know that a church has my back.

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15. Sydney Blum, FF Alumn, at Kim Foster Gallery, Manhattan, July 5-Aug 4

Sydney Blum, FF Alumn, has work in the Summer Daze exhibition at Kim Foster Gallery, 529 W. 20th Street, Manhattan, from July 5-August 4, 2018

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Goings On is compiled weekly by Harley Spiller