“Discovery”/Boston Review Poetry Contest reading with contributor ANSEL ELKINS TONIGHT @92Y.

MONDAY, MAY 9th, 8:15 pm.

Formerly called the Discovery/The Nation poetry contest, the Joan Leiman Jacobson Poetry Prizes are, for the fourth year, presented by Boston Review poetry editor Timothy Donnelly.

The four winners of the 2011 “Discovery”/Boston Review Poetry Contest are: Ansel Elkins, of Greensboro, NC; Angelo Nikolopoulos of New York, NY; Adam Roberts, of Iowa City, IA; and Solmaz Sharif, of Los Angeles, CA.

The three runners-up for 2011 are Xavier Cavazos of Ames, IA; Rebecca Lehmann of Tallahassee, FL; and Megan Williams of Boise, ID.

At their reading on May 9, the winners will be introduced by Timothy Donnelly, Cornelius Eady and D. A. Powell (subject to change).

BUY TICKETS.

Save Bowne.

Missed the party listing last night but you can still help by signing the petition.

READ BELOW TO SEE WHAT BOWNE IS ALL ABOUT:

Closed on Valentine’s Day, 2011, after 36 years of operation, Bowne & Co Stationers was a beloved re-creation of a small nineteenth-century printing and stationer’s shop in the South Street Seaport area of Lower Manhattan. Established in honor of one of New York City’s oldest and longest-running businesses, Bowne & Co. was a museum that did not look like a museum. It was a working press that still took custom orders, a destination for researchers and school groups, and a beautiful neighborhood shop that inspired passionate responses from visitors from around the world.

Now, as its parent institution, the Seaport Museum New York, struggles financially, the future of Bowne and its significant collection is uncertain and potentially at risk of disappearing altogether.

Friends of Bowne is a group of individuals who care about what happens to Bowne & Co. It is a public platform for sharing news, ideas, and support, in an effort to ensure Bowne receives the stewardship it deserves. Mainly, it is a way to keep the idea of the shop open, even as its doors are closed, because we believe the survival of Bowne & Co. will help make New York City a richer, more interesting place.

… But don’t just take our word for it! Comment with your own memories and impressions of Bowne on our blog. Tell us why you think it’s important that Bowne survive. Share thoughts,  information, as well as feedback! Feedback is very, very welcome. Also feel free to contact the admins “offline,” if you’d rather, by emailing friendsofbowne@gmail.com.

Doug Clouse and Laura Koo Nicholas are the current admins for this blog. Doug was the shop’s master printer since June 2010 and a volunteer for four years before that. Laura began volunteering in November 2010. Both were present at Bowne on the afternoon that the Museum closed the shop.

MICHAEL DUDECK’S WITCH DOCTOR @ CPR TONIGHT.

Michael Dudeck Witch Doctor
WOMBTOMB



Monday, May 2
7:30 p.m.
Performance | Installation

CPR – Center for Performance Research
361 Manhattan Avenue, Unit 1
Brooklyn, NY 11211
MAP

For reservations email info@cprnyc.org

The Watermill Center is pleased to announce two events as part of The Watermill Center / CPR – Center Performance Research Partnership .  Both artists were part of the Fall 2010 / Spring 2011 Residency Program at The Watermill Center.  These events are continuations of the work they did at Watermill allowing them to present in New York City.

On Monday, May 2 at 7:30 p.m. Michael Dudeck Witch Doctor (Watermill Resident Artist October 2010) will present WOMBTOMB, the third performance / installation of his Religion Project at CPR – Center for Performance Research.  

THE WORK

WOMBTOMB

WOMBTOMB is the third performance/installation in Michael Dudeck Witch Doctor’s Religion Project, which involves the invention of a queer religion and prehistory which radically re-imagines the nature of human origins. This performance is a meditation upon the death and sex rituals of one of the factions of Dudeck’s mythology, which involves the invention of a multiplicity of genitalia and hybrid genders (and invented sexual acts to accommodate modified genders) as well as elaborate ritual sacrifice and mummification procedures. Separated into three movements, the work features a cast of five performers, including Dudeck, as well as live sound by composer/sound artist Andy Rudolph. The work is roughly 60 minutes long and contains nudity.

THE ARTISTS

Michael Dudeck Witch Doctor is a performance artist and cultural engineer whose work spans multiple media. He has performed and exhibited internationally at venues including the Winnipeg Art Gallery’s Platform Center for Photographic and Digital Art and aceartinc (Winnipeg), Pari Nadimi Gallery (Toronto), John Connelly Presents (New York), and the Watermill Center (New York).

Andy Rudolph is a Winnipeg-based sound artist and composer who works in multiple media, including musical composition for voice and instruments, digital composition, and spatial sound-works and installations. He has worked with the artists Rebecca Belmore and Noam Gonick, as well as having produced his own sound/music project The Calculus Affair and performing with the band Mahogany Frog.

Click HERE to read more about this event and to make a reservation.
Michael Dudeck Witch Doctor

The Watermill Center / CPR – Center for Performance Research Partnership

THE WEEKEND:

FEATURED ARTIST: 9000

9000 WEBSITE.
 

SATURDAY APRIL 30th:

BENJY FOX-ROSEN CD RELEASE PARTY:


CTMD’s An-sky Institute for Jewish Culture
presents an incredible evening of Yiddish music and dancing. Come celebrate the CD release of Benjy Fox-Rosen’s Tick Tock, a new recording of Yiddish song from the acclaimed bassist/singer of the Luminescient Orchestrii and the Michael Winograd Trio. The evening will begin with a set of Yiddish song by Adrienne Cooper. And we’ll top it all off with a Tantshoyz Yiddish Dance party! At the Ukrainian East Village Restaurant, 140 2nd Ave between East 9th St. & St. Mark’s Place in Manhattan. Admission $10. (7:30-11:00PM)


SUNDAY MAY 1st:

Columbia University 2011 MFA THESIS EXHIBITION.

2011 MFA Thesis Exhibition
Curated by Larissa Harris
(Featured Photo by Yeon Joong Yue)

Opening Reception: Sunday, May 1, 2-5pm

Fisher Landau Center for Art
38-27 30th Street, Long Island City, New York
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www.flcart.org

Exhibition Hours:
Friday-Tuesday 12-5pm
May 1-22, 2011

SEE ARTIST’S WORK BY CLICK BELOW:
Inbal Abergil
Maria Antelman
Adam Axel
Guy Ben-Ari
Alexander Carver
Matthew Fischer
Nadja Frank
Jesse A.Greenberg
Nora Griffin
Emily Henretta
Christopher Jehly
Yve Laris Cohen
Joseph Michael Lopez
Pooneh Maghazehe
Norbert Clyde Martinez Jr.
Tracy Molis
Nick Paparone
Rory Parks
Stephanie Prussin
Christine Rebet
Brie Ruais
William Santen
Julia Sherman
Walter Benjamin Smith
Francisco Vidal
Leah Wolff
Yeon Joong Yue

MATT MARBLE & STEVE BARSOTTI @ THE STONE:

Illustration by Matt Marble

8 pm
Matt Marble: Chain reactions and other music
Alex Waterman (cello) Katie Young (bassoon) Tucker Dulin (trombone) Andrew Lafkas (bass) Bob Jones (bass) Jim Altieri (violin) Kate Campbell (piano) Michael Vincent Waller (stereo) Ernie Brooks of Modern Lovers (bass) Till By Turning
Composer, improviser, and strategist Marble presents an evening of chain reaction improvisations, Arthur Russell homages, and maybe a string quartet

LISTEN.

10 pm
Steve Barsotti
Steve Barsotti (electronics)
Seattle-based sound artist/improviser/instrument builder Steve Barsotti performs music for invented instruments, field recordings, and electronics.

LISTEN. (recommend, terraces.)

NEW LOCATION FOR SCROLL BOWL V.

WE HAVE FOUND A NEW LOCATION FOR SCROLL BOWL!

We have found an alternative venue for the night of Scroll Bowl, April 2nd at the tenelven bar in Manhattan. The venue has everything we need, drinks, a movie screen, a mounted projected, a very small stage (on which we will still will use the new SCROLLIE 3000), a badly tuned piano, a melting candelabra, a soundboard, speakers and most importantly SCROLLS! Lots of amazing scroll and artists who work is still incredible.

Thank you so much for your continued support.

If there is anyone who has any questions or concerns please email or John or feel free to give me a shout at 501-514-0349. If you would like to speak to John please email dogoodergraphics@gmail.com or send your phone and he will return the call.

THE 22 MAGAZINE PRESENTS:
SCROLL BOWL V
APRIL 2nd
ONE NIGHT ONLY, 7pm
TenEleven Bar
171 Avenue C

Harnessing the ancient power of scroll storytelling, some of the world’s finest creators gather to show off their work on large and small rolls of parchment. Created in 2008 by artist Will Varner, Scroll Bowl was a unique way for artists and illustrators to present their work large scale and interactively. In 2009 Will Varner left the Scroll Bowl project to pursue a professional illustration career and artist/curator John Jennison took over the project. After accepting Jennison as one of the premier issue contributors, The 22 Magazine partnered with him to present Scroll Bowl as both a performance and installation event. Drawing from an array of traditions, commentary and communication, Scroll Bowl V presents a modern look at the scroll as both an object and as a tool. Focusing on the artist’s approach to an ancient tradition Scroll Bowl V speaks through sound, video, installation and drawing. Through this exploration we hope to elicit a rediscovery of scrolls and our views of them.

FEATURED ARTIST’S:
SIRUI HUANG
NOAH APPLE MAYERS
AILEEN BASSIS
THE PANOPLY PERFORMANCE LABORATORY (PPL)
STEVE DALACHINSKY
DOV LEDERBERG
ROBERT KLEIN ENGLER
ANKICA MITROVSKA
JOHN JENNISON
LEIGH WELLS
DWAYNE BUTCHER
S/N COALITION
REBEKKAH PALOV
JUSTIN STADEL
SOPHOUEN T. CHHIN
NESTOR GIL
KEN “ANGEL” DAVIS
OSVALDO CIBILS
LAURA PAWSON
CAT GILBERT
MACKENZIE MCDOWELL
JENNIFER STOCK
THREEFIFTY DUO
ENID ELLEN/GREG POTTER/CLAIRE FOX
DISTORT

ONLINE INVITE: http://mim.io/7049e

SEE ARTIST’S BIOS HERE: http://www.the22magazine.com/ScrollBowlVcontributorspage.html

THE 22 MAGAZINE: http://www.the22magazine.com/

SCROLL BOWL: http://www.facebook.com/pages/SCROLL-BOWL/100318989464

DIRECTIONS TO TENELEVEN: Take the L Train to First Ave. and head east on 14th st. turn right on Ave C and its between 10th st. and 11th st. Hence the name TenEleven!

MAP: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=1st+ave+and+14th+street+NYC&daddr=171+Avenue+C%2C+New+York%2C+NY&geocode=FbiCbQIdhh2X-ykZ5e3zdVnCiTEaI9dtKrhZIA%3BFQBvbQIduTGX-ylDW-ozd1nCiTEaTN1Ao4Xocg&hl=en&mra=ls&dirflg=w&sll=47.754098%2C-1.757812&sspn=115.979145%2C192.65625&ie=UTF8&ll=40.728543%2C-73.975368&spn=0.008943%2C0.01929&z=16

From Sketchbooks and Black Books @ Grand Central Library

Featuring the work of fellow Froster Jason Mamarella.

The Grand Central Library is pleased to present From Sketchbooks and Black Books, an exhibit of over 100 images from a diverse group of artists.

Ranging from pencil and ink sketches to vibrant graffiti pieces, the works on exhibit provide an intimate glimpse into the creative process. While a few of the images were created as preliminary sketches for larger works, most are personal visual explorations. And although most images reflect an internal dialog, some—particularly the graffiti-inspired pieces—were created to be shared by others.

The participants in From Sketchbooks and Black Books span a range of ages, cultures and sensibilities:  Based in Tehran, Iran, A1one creates images that fuse Middle-Eastern calligraphic elements with Western graffiti styles. Mefisto, an educator and graphic designer in Bogota, Colombia, combines abstract shapes and simple forms that reflect his indigenous roots. A graduate of the High School of Art & Design and director of a New York City apparel company, Chris Cortes creates masterful pieces blending graffiti typography, South American iconography and New York culture. Mayan symbols infuse the contemporary characters and motifs crafted by Mexican native Anuar Rosaldo.

From Sketchbooks and Black Books also features artwork by: Aeon, Zahanara Aktar, Baser, Bishop 203, Cern, Chief 69, Endi Collado, Chino Garcia, Glazer, Jesus Saves, Yasmin Jones, KR.ONE, Kove, Daniel Koy, Josh Lutz, Jason Mamarella, Native, Onesto, Moriah Ressler, Jordan Santos, Robyn Zedong, Whisper and X-Men.

With subjects ranging from quick portraits to fanciful creatures to intricate Arabesque designs, From Sketchbooks and Black Books celebrates the raw energy of the creative process that often remains unseen by the public.

Curated by Lois Stavsky with student interns Yasmin Jones, Tara Murray and Moriah Ressler, the exhibit continues through April at Grand Central Library, NYPL, 135 East 46th Street, NYC, 10010. Library hours are: Monday and Tuesday, 10am – 6pm; Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 11am – 6pm and Saturday, 10am – 5pm.