THE WEEK/WEEKEND: FEB 24-26.

EDITOR’S PICKS:

Bruce Brosnan: See, hear, remember/Tyler Vlahovich: recent work
http://www.featureinc.com/
02/15/2012-03/18/2012
12pm-6pm

Bruce Brosnan began exhibiting with Feature Inc. in 2000 and See, hear, remember is his fourth one-person exhibition witht he gallery. He lives and works in Brooklyn, has a BFA from Maine College of Art (19915) and an MFA from Hunter College (1998), which is where I first saw his inspired installations. Tyler Vlahovich has a BFA (1989) from California Institute of the Arts and lives and works in Los Angeles. This recent work is his third one-person exhibition with the gallery and coincidentally, we also began working together in 2000.

BOTANICA
http://thisisbotanica.com/
02/22/2012-02/25/2012
8pm-9:30pm

BOTANICA is a creepy futuristic black comedy that examines our complicated relationship to plant life. Sealed in a human terrarium, two unorthodox botanists and a caretaker with a penchant for erotic literature unleash a flood of unusual findings and overturn the constraints of science and social norms. Riotously lush” and “a perverse kick.” -New York Times “Sex, drugs, and
botany? Plants will never seem the same after Jim Findlay’s BOTANICA, an original, mesmerizing, and disturbing piece of experimental insanity.” –Flavorpill “If you’ve had your fill of tame/lame Broadway shows, are a fan of Sci-Fi, and happen to have dendrophilia, this show is perfect for you.” –Papermag “If you’re into what’s probably the most expertly sculpted piece of weirdness in town, then I assure you, BOTANICA’s got the goods.” –NYtheatre.com

Opening Party
facebook.com/uncannnyvalleynyc
02/24/2012-02/25/2012
7:30 pm -1:00 am

UNCANNY VALLEY OPENING PARTY February 24, 7:30 p- 1:00a// $10 …In which we open up the floodgates. Join us to celebrate the official opening of Uncanny Valley as a public venue! This is a fundraiser for the space, to ensure that we are warm and well-lit in throughout the winter! Uncanny Valley, our new performance and art project space, will open with a party to benefit and celebrate the space. The party will feature performances from partners and residents, including a glimpse of “The Golden Veil”, the new show from The National Theater of the United States of America, new songs from Balkan no-wave band The Drunkard’s Wife, a play from Williamsburg’s Dome Theater, Lisa Ludwig’s Art Neighborhood installation, and much more! The event takes place at 26-09 Jackson Avenue (at 44th road, near the Court Square station) from 7:30 pm to 1:00 am on Friday, February 24, 2012. HERE IS A MAP: http://g.co/maps/k5p84

Simone Leigh: You Don’t Know Where Her Mouth Has Been
http://www.thekitchen.org/event/292/0/1/
02/21/2012-03/11/2012
11am-6pm

Exhibition Hours: Tuesday–Friday, 12–6pm; Saturday 11–6pm Open Sunday, March 11 from 12–6 FREE Curated by Rashida Bumbray This solo exhibition presents the New York premiere of Simone Leigh’s most recent sculptural explorations of materiality, women’s work, and Afrofuturism. Leigh is known for her archaic, anthropomorphic forms in porcelain, terracotta, tobacco, glass, and steel that employ early African ceramic techniques to evoke contemporary parallels and underlying social and economic conditions. For You Don’t Know Where Her Mouth Has Been, Leigh draws from a diverse range of influences, from early African-American face jugs and the manifesto of Africobra to Star Trek and Gilbert and Sullivan in order to evocatively explore the slippages between the multifarious cultural, political, and colonial histories that have laid claim to marginalized bodies.

CECILIA VISSERS: ULTIMA THULE (THE FAR NORTH)
http://masterspelavin.com/upcoming/
02/23/2012-03/31/2012
6pm-8pm

Masters & Pelavin is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of recent sculptures by Dutch artist, Cecilia Vissers. Inspired by the landscape of ‘the far north’ of Scotland during a trip in 2011, Cecilia decided to focus on the cliffs and extreme edges of land, this is the most north-westerly point in mainland Britain. Isolated and dramatic. This work is an abstraction of the landscape, its purity, color and clear line. This will be the artist’s first solo exhibition at the gallery and in the US.

THE NUDIST MUSEUM GIFT SHOP: ELLEN HARVEY
http://dodge-gallery.com/cgi-bin/DODGE?s=exhibitions&v=20121614673721738569463792
02/23/2012-04/01/2012
6pm-8pm

A museum is nothing without a gift shop. A museum without nudes is really no fun at all. This the best of all worlds: a museum attached to a gift shop with nothing but nudes. In her inaugural exhibition at DODGEgallery, Ellen Harvey offers several strangely beautiful and hilarious explorations of the art nude that both question and exploit our fascination with depictions of our naked bodies to create an intentionally contradictory and often incoherent model of art as a form of desire. These works which are part of Harvey’s ongoing Museum of Failure, explore the paradox that at a time when no one need resort to figure drawing classes to see naked members of either sex, the popular imagination still clings to the nude as one of the great subjects of art.

Run Little Girl
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/224977
02/24/2012-02/25/2012
8pm-9pm

Saturday, February 25, 2012 at 8:00pm until Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 10:00pm 55 Bethune Street (The Cunningham Studio) Run Little Girl is named after the first line of a poem John Cage wrote at the age of four and a half. The performance is constructed to struggle with its presence in a historical space, with its anonymity in the face of historical importance, with its emergence into existence in a space that faces demise.

CHRISTINE HOU & LISA IGLESIAS: ME, WE
http://support.henrystreet.org/site/PageServer?pagename=AAC_EXH_me_we
02/24/2012-03/17/2012
6pm-00pm

The Abrons Arts Center is proud to present me, we, a multi-platform collaboration partnering with the Dia Art Foundation’s education program, Abrons Arts Center StudioLab program, and 11th-grade Studio Art majors at Lower Manhattan Arts Academy (LoMA). Grounded by a continuously evolving installation on view at the Abrons Arts Center from February 17-March 17, 2012, me, we is an exploration and articulation of collective authorship that blurs the lines between studio space, exhibition, and public forum.

Missy Mazzoli: Song from the Uproar—The Lives & Deaths Of Isabelle Eberhardt
http://www.thekitchen.org/event/296/0/1/
02/24/2012-02/25/2012
8pm-10pm

Friday–Saturday, February 24–25, 8pm Thursday–Saturday, March 1–3, 8pm This multimedia opera premiere by celebrated Brooklyn composer Missy Mazzoli is a unique combination of live musical performance and original films, inspired by the life and writings of early-20th-century explorer Isabelle Eberhardt. The audience is witness to key moments in Eberhardt’s life, from the death of her family, through her journeys in the North African desert, to her tragic drowning in a flash flood at the age of 27. Song from the Uproar is presented in collaboration with filmmaker Stephen Taylor, librettist Royce Vavrek, stage director Gia Forakis, and conductor Steven Osgood, featuring NOW Ensemble with mezzo-soprano Abigail Fischer and a vocal ensemble of some of NYC’s finest singers. Produced by Beth Morrison Projects.

Cage Transmitted: Part 2 of Evening 2
http://nortemaar.org/cage-transmitted-evening-2-part-2/
02/24/2012-02/24/2012
6:45pm-00pm

Composers Inside Electronics performs live NYCAMS, 44 West 28th Street, NYC Fri, Feb 24, 6:45pm est LIVE STREAM Cage Transmitted: Part 2 of Evening 2 features the ever inventive crew Composers Inside Electronics (CIE), a group of composer/performers dedicated to the composition and live performance of electronic music, will present an engaging evening of electro-acoustic music by John Driscoll and Doug Van Nort. The performance will include John Driscoll’s new “Speaking in Tongues” – a duo work for a group of unusual instruments that use sound above our hearing to translate small physical movements into audible sounds. Driscoll and Van Nort will also perform a collaborative improvisation using resonant objects to transform sounds and custom software that allows the performers to share and alter each other’s signals.

Ladies of Experimental Music & TOM TOM Magazine
http://www.facebook.com/events/159063540877593/?ref=ts
02/24/2012-02/24/2012
8pm-11:30pm

The LADIES OF EXPERIMENTAL MUSIC at Vaudeville Park and TOM TOM Magazine Presents.. All female amazing musical artists; pushing the boundaries of music as art, assembled by rotating female curators every last friday of the month at Vaudeville Park. Little Band of Sailors Geo Wyeth I Feel Awesome LESPHINXX EKRA

Rally: Ban Fracking Now!
http://action.foodandwaterwatch.org/p/salsa/event/common/public/?key=73106
02/25/2012-02/25/2012
1pm-3pm

Join us for a rally to ban fracking, at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. The largest cathedral in the world, St. John the Divine is a powerful location for the anti-fracking movement to gather, be inspired and galvanize our forces. In addition to hearing from a variety of speakers, there will be short workshops and trainings on how to get more involved in the movement. At one table, you’ll learn how to collect petition signatures, at another you’ll learn about your legislators and where they stand on fracking. And don’t miss out on our table full of materials that you can take to share with friends and family, as well as What the Frack? t-shirts and Ban Fracking Now campaign signs!

A-Lab Forum: MURALism
http://www.qmad.org/alabforum/
02/25/2012-02/25/2012
2pm-4pm

A-Lab Forum: MURALism focuses on artists who work outside the traditional white box confines of a gallery space or museum setting. Muralists, Graffiti Artists, Interventionists, Rebels, Taggers, and Beamers working outdoors using walls, exterior surfaces and/or public spaces were identified and selected from a diverse pool of entries. MURALism explores how various forms of public art practice have been incorporated in the visual arts cannon, and how “street artists” have challenged traditional methods of production and presentation. Though there is a long tradition of commissioned muralist painting, the forum will address concerns about Urban Art in relation to Social Practice.

THE SECRET CITY – BEAUTY
http://dixonplace.org/index2.html
02/26/2011-02/26/2011
11:30am-ooam

“Beauty awakens the soul to act.” — Dante Alighieri Our Monthly Cause: This month, we direct your attention to NYCLASS, the group dedicated to ending abuse of the Central Park carriage horses. These horses live miserable lives, and several of them have literally dropped dead in the past few years – from exhaustion, pollution, fatigue and more. There is a city bill pending to retire the approximate 220 horses to sanctuaries and replace them with electric replicas of vintage automobiles. Please take a moment to check out their website and give them your support. Thanks.

OCCUPY TRIBES NOW Reading
http://www.tribes.org/web/events/
02/26/2012-02/26/2012
7pm-9pm

The OCCUPY TRIBES NOW Reading is going to be on Sunday, February 26, 2012 from 7pm to 9pm at A Gathering of the Tribes 285 E. 3rd Street, 2nd Fl., New York, New York 10009. Writers and musicians include Patricia Spears Jones, Howard Pflanzer, Eileen Myles, Jeff Grunthaner, David Henderson, Patricia Parker, Esther Louise, Jeffrey Wright, Carl Hancock Rux, Ama Birch, Zack Kangas, Morgan Heringer, Kati Duncan, and Steve Dalachinsky. A videographer will be on recording short video testimonials about Steve Cannon, the blind guy, and A Gathering of the Tribes. Come on out and show your support!

LAST CALL:

Joyce Pensato: Batman returns
http://www.petzel.com/exhibitions/2012-01-12_joyce-pensato/
02/22/2012-02/25/2012
10am-6pm

Friedrich Petzel Gallery is pleased to announce “Batman Returns,” the third exhibition of new work by the New York-based artist Joyce Pensato. An illustrated catalogue, published by 38th Street Publishers with an accompanying essay by Ira G. Wool, will be available on the occasion of the exhibition. The book commemorates the 32 years that the artist worked in her Olive Street studio in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn, before re-locating to a new space in the spring of 2011.

Derek Lerner
http://www.rhvfineart.com/
02/21/2012-02/26/2012
2pm-7pm

As Lerner’s fictional landscapes meander across the paper, growing outward as layer upon layer is applied, they depict a co-mingling of human-made and natural systems and the tensions between those forces. The elements of each composition multiply and attach themselves to one another or consume others like fungi or suburbs encroaching on open land. He coalesces questions about how complex systems work, about parasites, pesticides and poisons, genetically modified foods, over-consumption and over-population into ironically beautiful visual metaphors that reference mapping, satellite photography, microscopic imagery, radial irrigation systems as well as signs, symbols and the random marks, scrapes and scratches found on the streets of major metropolitan areas.

MORE EVENTS:

Evelyn by Nellie Tinder
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/213385
02/21/2012-03/10/2012
8pm-10pm

A new piece by Nellie Tinder, “Evelyn” is the story of a film star committed to a mysterious mental health facility in the midst of a druidical wood. Told through noir/suspense narrative styling, and scored by a small live orchestra that draws on the movie houses of old, Evelyn is a darkly classic story of the stranger who infiltrates a closed society and tears it apart.

THE DUMPSTER PROJECT
http://www.theinvisibledog.org/?p=8759
02/21/2012-03/31/2012
00pm-00pm

FROM JANUARY 8 Premiering at the DUMBO Arts Festival on September 23, 2011, The Dumpster Project is a work of transportable public art. The Dumpster Project is also a daily blog (www.thedumpsterproject.com). Fundamentally, though, The Dumpster Project is a physical taxonomy of one man’s existence. Mac Premo is a Brooklyn-based collage artist. His longtime Boerum Hill studio was a sanctuary for an assortment of objects accumulated over decades. Included among the hundreds of items are old baseball cards he shared with his dad, the shoes his eldest daughter first walked in, recently extracted wisdom teeth from an eccentric friend, a Persian music mix-tape, and a fortune cookie message that warns him against the pitfalls of relaxation (it reads: ‘You’ve had a good start. Work Harder!’). More than just objects of ephemera, they are participants in Mac’s artistic repertoire that act as both influence and raw material for his body of work.

chashama Windows Project Work by Bonnie Gloris and Stephen Chopek
http://www.chashama.org/
02/22/2012-03/04/2012
9pm-7pm

Opening reception: Friday, February 24th, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Bonnie Gloris is a visual artist and independent curator, originally from Albany, NY. She moved to New York City to attend Parsons the New School for Design, and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. She has had several solo exhibitions in Jersey City, and has participated in many group shows across the U.S. In October 2011, she was interviewed by Jersey City Magazine ( http://issuu.com/hudsonreporter/docs/v8n2_jcm_84_nobleed/67 ). Bonnie is currently on the staff of Arts Guild New Jersey, a non-profit center for the arts that presents fine art exhibitions, art classes, workshops, and other cultural events.

Lehmann Maupin Gallery Presents Angel Otero at ISTANBUL’74
http://www.lehmannmaupin.com/#/exhibitions/2012-02-24_angel-otero-at-istanbul-74/
02/23/2012-03/17/2012
6pm-9pm

ngel Otero is a visual artist best known for his process-based paintings. While much of his works have been influenced by memories based in photographs and other family memorabilia combined with the gestures of 20th century painting, his latest works highlights the artist’s unique process as a form of narrative in itself. Through his innovative process of oil paint scraping, Otero venerates historical oil painting while confronting it head on. Otero’s ‘deformation’ approach to painting his works, first across glass and then once dry, flaying the dried paint and reconstructing the composition anew across large canvasses, is representative of how the artist perceives the process of reconfiguring both personal and historical narratives. Otero’s work sometimes uses process as a way of confronting deep, personal memories. Instead of representing his life through art, he archives moments within it by creating opportunities of surprise and discovery.

Marcia Hafif: Pomona Houses and Ink Drawings
http://www.npgallery.com/
02/23/2012-04/14/2012
6pm-8pm

Opening Reception: Thursday, February 23, 6-8pm Gallery hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 11am-6pm The Ink Drawings were painted using a practice developed during the making of the Pencil Drawings, 1972, always beginning in the upper left corner and finishing in the lower right. The support and medium change while the technique remains the same. Here the ink mixture is more or less diluted, with darker and lighter results. The technique is based on the idea that repetition will produce changing results; the titles of the drawings are the date of completion – a record of the day’s work.

Same River
http://www.irondale.org/index.html
02/23/2012-03/03/2012
8pm-10pm

Same River is an improvised, interdisciplinary performance based on interviews with local residents about “fracking”. Strike Anywhere (SA) uses the collected information and personal stories to create a high-quality, improvised performance with social and political significance. The goal of the project is to provide a forum for meaningful dialogue, empathy, awareness and local action.

Bo Joseph Fragments of a Worldview
http://www.searspeyton.com/html/home.asp
02/23/2012-04/05/2012
5pm-7pm

Opening Reception: Thursday, February 23 5 – 7 pm Sears Peyton is pleased to present Fragments of a Worldview, the gallery’s third solo exhibition of New York artist Bo Joseph, on view February 23 – April 5, 2012. This exhibition will feature seven large works on paper, five of which measure nearly seven feet high, from an ongoing series that has been the focus of Joseph’s practice since his return from Berlin in 2009.

Marina Markovic’s “Pressure Me”
http://www.rabbitholeprojects.com/
02/23/2012-02/28/2012
6pm-10pm

Rabbithole is pleased to present Pressure Me by Marina Markovic featuring performance, installation, video and a set of drawings. Throughout her career the artist has been exploring her own body and those of others, observing the process of healing from anorexia, pathological behaviors related to food consumerism as well as corporeal rituals. Markovic has always treated the body as sculptural material and during the performance Pressure me

Wise Blood
http://www.fieldprojectsgallery.com/Index/Field_Projects.html
02/23/2012-03/04/2012
6 pm-8 pm

Field Projects Show #3 Wise Blood Opening: Thursday Feb. 23rd, 6:00-8:00pm Dates: Feb. 23rd- March 4th 526 W 26st Street, #807, NY, NY 10001 Features work by Christine Gedeon, Abraham McNally, Breehan James, Elissa Levy, and Matthew Craven. The works in this exhibition consider historical tracking, mapping, hunting, solitude, and back-country self-reliance. Wise Blood draws on various histories; from mass-produced Americana to personal connections with cabins and nature. The title of the exhibition refers to Flannery O’Connor’s 1952 novel Wise Blood, which highlights eccentric self-reliance and exposes the disparities between rural and modern worlds.

Allison Gildersleeve: Let Me Show It To You Unfixed
www.asyageisberggallery.com
02/23/2012-02/23/2012
6pm-8pm

February 23 – April 7, 2012 Opening Reception: Thursday February 23, 6 – 8 pm Artist Talk: Saturday March 10, 12 pm Starting with recycled drawings, photographs, and revisited childhood places, Allison Gildersleeve builds an increasing complexity – and like a visual puppetmaster, deftly orchestrates our eyes’ travel in perpetual motion. Rather than a passively-observed vista that reveals itself immediately, she aims to orient the viewer in a specific way. Then she allows the paint to swirl into a deliberate morass, forcing us to constantly lose the thread. Finding parallels in poets such as Wallace Stevens, Gildersleeve fights against a sense of order or stasis, and instead leaves borders undefined, odd juxtapositions of scale, vibrations of lush color and constant mark variation. We see a rock and just as soon have forgotten that cognition, as the patch of grey “rock” quickly erases into paint, movement, dab, or stroke. Often the most clarity is found in an unexpected corner or edge

ALL THE INDIFFERENT CHILDREN OF THE EARTH
http://bricktheater.com/
02/23/2012-03/02/2012
8pm-10pm

The piece finds three women and one man compulsively dissecting the likes of Dizzy Gillespie, human rights, and the gender identification rules of Vermont. It’s as if four anxious, petit bourgeois strangers find themselves at 8am in the backyard of a mutual friend’s August retreat, a half-mile from the coast of Cherbourg or Seattle. Or it’s as if four precocious children were abandoned in a Math/Science Center on a rainy, late-autumn Saturday morning. Or as if people do theater, in 2012, despite…things.

Michiel Ceulers
http://www.anacristeagallery.com/
02/23/2012-03/31/2012
11am-6pm

Ana Cristea Gallery is proud to present the first solo show in the United States of the Belgian artist Michiel Ceulers (born 1986). As an artist, Ceulers concentrates on the bare essentials of painting: canvases and wooden panels, paint and spray paint. Ceulers is entirely committed to painting as an ongoing art form, saying in an interview that painting “has been declared dead a few times, but still many people consider painting the most relevant medium.” Part of the impulse associated with the logic of chance the artist submits his canvases to can be seen as an attempt to move beyond from the boundaries of painterly tradition. As a result, the artworks’ origins are not only painterly, they are also conceptual. As stated in the artist’s own words, his “paintings are the result of events that form a chain reaction, so in a way they are larger than the canvases themselves – they are spatial.” Thus, true to himself, Ceulers maintains steady ground, balancing the idiosyncrasies of his pra

That Old Time Religion
http://www.endofcenturynyc.com/
02/24/2012-04/05/2012
7PM-9PM

End of Century is pleased to announce, “That Old Time Religion,” an exhibition of work by Colin Ruel. Like manger scenes on a Christmas cards or a drawings in the Lascaux cave, Ruel has created an entire visual vocabulary for the cult of his imagination, influenced by shaman practices and catholic iconography. His subjects – Virgin Mary’s, Feather-haired Navajo Chiefs, and diving birds – save, sacrifice, misguide, and redeem, on salvaged wood, stretched denim, and rain gutters from Martha’s Vineyard. Opening Reception Friday, February 24th, 7-9 PM at End of Century, 237 Eldridge Street, New York, New York. DJ Set by Will Roan of Amazing Baby.

Reading and Conversation: Translating the Poetry of Leah Goldberg ANNIE KANTAR introduced by PHILLIS LEVIN
http://cwp.fas.nyu.edu/page/home
02/24/2012-02/24/2012
2pm-4pm

Translator Annie Kantar reads from “With This Night” (University of Texas Press, 2011), Leah Goldberg’s final collection of poetry. A significant figure in contemporary Hebrew literature, Goldberg was awarded the Israeli Prize shortly after her death in 1970.

“Washington Square” Launch Party
http://cwp.fas.nyu.edu/page/home
02/24/2012-02/24/2012
7pm-10pm

Featuring a reading by John Fenlon Hogan, whose poem is featured in new issue, and a special appearance by Darin Strauss, the magazine’s executive editor. “Washington Square” is the national literary journal produced by graduate students in the NYU Creative Writing Program.

the Stain of Poetry, Lucy the Last Lucid Lion, Michelle Ferreira, Laura and Will, Feeling Frisky, Heads on Sticks 7:30-the Stain of Poetry/ lucy the last lucid lion / Laura and Will /Michelle Ferreira/ Feeling Frisky/Heads on Sticks
http://www.goodbye-blue-monday.com/
02/24/2012-02/24/2012
8pm-12am

the Stain of Poetry, Lucy the Last Lucid Lion, Michelle Ferreira, Laura and Will, Feeling Frisky, Heads on Sticks 7:30-the Stain of Poetry/ lucy the last lucid lion / Laura and Will /Michelle Ferreira/ Feeling Frisky/Heads on Sticks

PS3* PEDRO SANCHEZ3: ON THE OUTER EDGE
http://support.henrystreet.org/site/PageServer?pagename=AAC_EXH_gallery
02/24/2012-03/17/2012
6pm-00pm

The Abrons Arts Center is pleased to announce On the Outer Edge, an exhibition by Spanish-born New York based artist PS3* Pedro Sanchez3 in the Upper Main Gallery. The artist presents a new video work in his full-scale model home designed for a life of deliberate deprivation. Based on Brazilian favelas and built from materials found in and around the Lower East Side, this continually adaptable structure participates in an international language of habitation. Dwellings like the one presented in this exhibition are a global response to poverty — usually inhabited by immigrants or slave workers in the suburbs of large cities in Brazil, Mexico, the Philippines, Morocco, and many other African and Asian countries.

ANDRES BEDOYA: FROM ULTRA MADRE
http://support.henrystreet.org/site/PageServer?pagename=AAC_EXH_from_ultra_madre
02/24/2012-03/17/2012
6pm-00pm

Andres Bedoya’s performance installation Ultra Madre was originally presented at the Museo Nacional de Arte in La Paz, Bolivia, in 2009. Born of private mourning, the piece ultimately speaks of loss as a collective experience. Installed within the main arch of the museum’s patio, a steel and wood scaffold holding 57 women disrupted its architecture physically and functionally. For approximately one hour, participating women lay still with their long hair cascading down the 15-foot structure. In stark contrast to the hardness of the building, the body appeared soft, impermanent, and ephemeral.

From Gust To Hail: New England Experimental
http://www.uniondocs.org/2012-02-24-new-england-experimental/
02/24/2012-02/24/2012
7:30pm-10pm

From Gust to Hail brings New England-based filmmakers to several cities along the East Coast from Boston to Baltimore. Works by filmmakers Kathleen Rugh, Jonathan Schwartz, Rob Todd, and Kimberly Forero-Arnías are amongst the kaleidoscopic selection that comprises the program. Curators Luis Arnías and Matt McWilliams have been collaborating and showing locally in Boston since 2009 -in galleries, backyards, and living rooms. Now they are taking this cinema of attractions on the road and sharing works that would not otherwise be accessible except in an academic setting or through the festival establishment. Homemade Apple Cider will be available during the screenings and all works will be screened in their original 16mm or super 8 format.

From Gust To Hail: New England Experimental
http://www.uniondocs.org/2012-02-24-new-england-experimental/
02/24/2012-02/24/2012
7:30pm-10pm

From Gust to Hail brings New England-based filmmakers to several cities along the East Coast from Boston to Baltimore. Works by filmmakers Kathleen Rugh, Jonathan Schwartz, Rob Todd, and Kimberly Forero-Arnías are amongst the kaleidoscopic selection that comprises the program. Curators Luis Arnías and Matt McWilliams have been collaborating and showing locally in Boston since 2009 -in galleries, backyards, and living rooms. Now they are taking this cinema of attractions on the road and sharing works that would not otherwise be accessible except in an academic setting or through the festival establishment. Homemade Apple Cider will be available during the screenings and all works will be screened in their original 16mm or super 8 format.

XANGO SHOLA SPRING SHOW
http://houseofyes.org/
02/25/2012-02/25/2012
7:30pm-1am

A ceremonial fashion show-musical-prayerformance, cloaked by the creative light of Xango Shola; honouring the 7 directions of the universe, the sacred elements and all beings on the physical and mystical divine planes. Painter, Christopher Conine will exhibit work inspired by the theme of the show; displayed as an installation within the scenery of the performance. Come early for delicious food, Kombucha by Beyond Kombucha, & beat boxing Cellist, Cello Joe. Afterward we will have Live Gaitas y Tambor, Folk Music from the Atlantic Coast of Colombia until midnight.

Deacon Bishop Revival, Kung Fu Crime Wave, Purple Organ, Rainy Day Assembly, Supermajor Purple Organ / Kung fu Crimewave/ Bishop Deacon Revival/ Supermajor/Rainy Day Assembly
http://www.goodbye-blue-monday.com/
02/25/2012-02/25/2012
8pm-12am

Deacon Bishop Revival, Kung Fu Crime Wave, Purple Organ, Rainy Day Assembly, Supermajor Purple Organ / Kung fu Crimewave/ Bishop Deacon Revival/ Supermajor/Rainy Day Assembly

Best Shorts from the Ann Arbor Film Festival
http://www.uniondocs.org/2012-02-25-best-shorts-ann-arbor/
02/25/2012-02/25/2012
7:30pm-10pm

This program includes seven short films from award-winning international filmmakers. The Ann Arbor Film Festival (AAFF ) is the longest-running film festival tour, having pioneered the concept in 1964. The 49th AAFF Tour runs from July 2011 through February 2012, screening in galleries, art house theaters, universities, media art centers and cinematheques throughout North America.

Free beginner Chi Kung classes
http://www.renaissancenbk.org/
02/25/2012-02/25/2012
2pm-3pm

Saturday February 25th at 2pm & 3pm: Free beginner Chi Kung classes *Gentle *Incredibly beneficial *Aligning breath, movement and awareness

Unmanned
http://eyebeam.org/
02/25/2012-02/25/2012
4pm-6pm

ordan Crandall’s Unmanned is a piece of “philosophical theater”: a blend of performance art, political allegory, philosophical speculation, and intimate reverie that explores the changing nature of masculinity in the face of automated technologies of war. Jordan conducts a series of monologues in the guise of seven different characters, supplemented with stage action, video, and sound. Each character is an archetype of masculine identity struggling with its own agency and role in the field of deployment — historically the most complex issue in the field of military endeavor.

Scott Stein and his Well Groomed Orchestra
http://www.scottsteinmusic.com/
02/25/2012-02/25/2012
7pm-10pm

This Saturday, come see the debut of Scott Stein and his Well Groomed Orchestra! You may know Scott as the accordionist/keyboardist/vocalist of Food Will Win the War, or as the jazz keys player I play duo gigs with, but this time he’ll be performing his original songs with a full backing band! The songs are well-crafted piano singer/songwriter fare, at once straight out of Randy Newman, Elton John, or Burt Bacharach’s playbook and somehow fully Scott’s own nevertheless. As for the backing band, we’re playing his tasteful orchestrations on two violins, viola, clarinet, sax, trumpet, trombone, and upright bass – with a choir to boot! That’s right, no drums or electric guitars – if you’re tired of loud indie bands and want to hear simple, honest songwriting, this is the gig to catch. In any case it’s an early show, at 7pm, so you can still catch that rock concert afterwards if you want to. Teaser video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAJNAW_x0x0&feature=player_embedded.

The Basement Recordings, Trevor Jude Smith, Major Matt Mason USA, The Mad Doctors , Harris Face
http://www.goodbye-blue-monday.com/
02/26/2012-02/26/2012
8pm-12am

The Basement Recordings, Trevor Jude Smith, Major Matt Mason USA, The Mad Doctors , Harris Face 8pm- The Basement Recordings /9pm- Trevor Jude Smith 10- Major Matt Mason USA 11- The Mad Doctors 11:45 – harris face

Parasites: A User’s Guide – IN MANHATTAN at the Cornelia Street Cafe
http://observatoryroom.org/2012/02/08/parasites-a-users-guide-in-manhattan-at-the-cornelia-street-cafe/
02/26/2012-02/26/2012
6pm-10pm

Parasites challenges the notions of body, friend, inside, and out. The word “parasite” comes with loads of vile connotations, but in nature, nothing is purely good or evil. In the 27-minute experimental documentary Parasites: A User’s Guide, Shattuck embarks on a journey to decode some of the most misunderstood creatures on earth. The dramatic rise in autoimmune diseases, asthma, and allergies since the turn of the last century has confounded scientists, but some researchers think they have uncovered the key to controlling the skyrocketing rates: tiny parasitic worms called helminths… Through the seeming oxymoron of the “helpful parasite,” Sharon questions the nature of our relationship with parasites—and suggests a new paradigm for the future.

A-Maize-ing Grain
http://www.renaissancenbk.org/
02/26/2012-02/26/2012
12pm-4pm

Sunday Feb 26, 12- 4pm: A-Maize-ing Grain *Corn Grinding *Corn Cakes *Corn History *Interactive Farm Drawing

Narita: The Peasants of the Second Fortress
http://www.lightindustry.org/
02/26/2012-02/26/2012
3pm-5pm

“In Japan, guerrilla film activity reached high intensity during the war. The use made of Japan as a conduit for Vietnam war supplies generated strong anti-government feelings and many ‘protest films’…These were seldom seen in theaters or on television, but reached a substantial audience via 16mm in clubs, unions, and other groups. Ironically, wide distribution of 16mm projectors (‘Natco’ projectors) by the American occupation after World War II, for reindoctrination purposes, had laid the basis for this rise of a 16mm system. It now saw such films as the powerful Sanrizuka series—three feature-length films. The heavy air traffic through Japan—swollen by the war—had prompted a 1966 decision to build a new international airport for Tokyo. The area chosen, Samrizuka, was occupied by farmers who were determined to block seizure of their lands.

The Double Session
http://www.ctsq.info/gal4_about.html
02/26/2012-02/26/2012
5pm-8pm

Court Square is pleased to present The Double Session, an exhibition of new paintings by Noa Charuvi, Nora Griffin, Rory Parks, and Hayal Pozanti. The exhibition will open on Sunday, February 26 with a reception from 5-8 p.m., and will remain on view through March 25. For this exhibition, the gallery has been subdivided into two discrete sections, each featuring two artists: Charuvi and Pozanti in one space, and Griffin and Parks in the other. Though each adopts a distinctive outlook, the works of all four artists similarly point to the medium’s long history while simultaneously implicating its potency as a contemporary idiom. Within this paradigm, the imposition of the division proposes an underlying theoretical architecture, part mirror and part sieve. Viewers are encouraged to approach each pairing with a differentiating eye and to seek out implicit structural and figural linkages not only within each grouping but also more expansively.

ARTIST OPPORTUNITIES:

KEYHOLDER RESIDENCY PROGRAM
http://printshop.org/web/Create/KeyholderResidences/index.html 
02/17/2012-03/01/2012
8AM-12AM

The Keyholder Residency Program offers emerging artists free 24-hour access to printmaking facilities to develop new work and foster their artistic careers. Residencies are one year long, starting on April 1, 2012, and take place in the Printshop’s shared Artists’ Studio. Facilities are available for intaglio, relief, monoprint, waterbased silkscreen, digital processes, and other techniques that employ the tools at hand. Keyholders work independently in a productive atmosphere alongside other contemporary artists. Artists from all disciplines are eligible to apply; printmaking skills are not required, but some familiarity with the medium is recommended. Basic instruction in printmaking is provided for new Keyholders. Technical assistance is not included in the program, but is available at additional cost.

2012 Scene: Brooklyn Call for Entries
http://www.brooklynartscouncil.org/documents/1629
02/22/2012-03/08/2012
00pm-00pm

Scene: Brooklyn seeks short and feature narrative films, short and feature length documentaries, animations, and video art from Brooklyn based filmmakers and artists for our Screening Series this May. Deadline: February 24, 2012 Late: March 8, 2012

Open Call for NYC Area Boatmakers, Builders, and Artists
http://www.marina59.com/Marina59_Residency_2012.pdf
02/24/2012-03/09/2012
00pm-00pm

The Boatel is a fleet of refurbished abandoned boats clustered around a floating platform. Some of our newly salvaged boats are gutted, others have existing interiors. Design proposals should consider functionality. The structural integrity of the boats should not be compromised. Artists will be able to stay part-time or full-time in a boat with water & electricity for the duration of the project. The beach is five blocks away. You are also welcome to bring a kayak or canoe to explore Jamaica Bay, or use one of ours.

The 2nd ANNUAL GREENPOINT FILM FESTIVAL SUBMISSIONS NOW OPEN!
http://greenpointfilmfestival.org/submissions-guidelines-2012/
02/23/2012-05/03/2012
00pm-00pm

We are pleased to announce: the 2nd Annual Greenpoint Film Festival has expanded and is now accepting submissions. After the wonderful success of our inaugural event last October, we have expanded to include selected works from submissions to be screened along with high quality curated film programs. We are scheduled for early Fall 2012. Please check our guidelines for more information http://greenpointfilmfestival.org/submissions-guidelines-2012/

*Want to get your event listed on The Week/Weekend? Visit our brand new submission page or email your listing (in the correct format please!) to the22magazine {at} gmail {dot} com. 

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