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NOVEMBER - DECEMBER 2008
~ Rob O'Neill's new book, "Digital Character Development: Theory and Practice," was released on Nov.10, 2008; published by Morgan Kaufmann (Elsevier), the textbook is a theoretical overview of character technology for animation and video games. Learn the Theory and Practice behind the development of digital characters for film and games. Digital Character Development bridges the gap between rigging concepts, algorithms, and techniques via software-agnostic descriptions that apply to any animation applications. Presenting the anatomical considerations for rigging a character alongside the expectations of an animator, a road map for character development is carefully laid out through rich illustrations and visual code examples. For details: http://charactertechnology.com
~ Leni Schwendinger/Light Projects recently did a Fall'08 Lecture Tour:
* Oct.10/San Luis Potosi, Mexico - "Reclaiming the Dark Side of Town: An Underpass Becomes a Gateway"
* Nov.6/Malmo, Sweden - "The Luminous Landscape: An Artists's Approach to Design"
* Nov.11/Savannah, Georgia - "Creating Imaginative and Practical Public Lighting Strategies"
~ Peter Gudynas digital print, "Global Auditorium Blues," is included in the exhibition, "Our Environment; the Good, Bad and the Ugly," at The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, Colorado; Nov. 7-26, 2008. http://www.c4fap.org/exhibitions/2008Environment/index.htm
~ Chris Twomey's work is included in:
* November 21 - December 18, 2008; ICONS at Woman Made Gallery; Chicago, Illinois.
* December 4 - December 7, 2008; bridgeART FAIR - Miami'08, BROADTHINKING at The Catalina Hotel; 1732 Collins Avenue, ROOM 229; Thursday- 6pm Opening-night party
* January 2 - January 15, 2009; BROADTHINKING - NYC; UNNATURAL ACTS and Other Illicit Thoughts about Nature; Broadway Gallery; 473 Broadway, 7th Floor, NYC; Reception: January 6th 6-8pm. http://www.christwomey.com & http://www.broadthinking.org
~ Paul Friedlander, an internationally renown kinetic light sculptor, is currently installing a new light sculpture into the new science musuem in Warsaw, Poland; and is working on a permanent piece for outdoors in East London, UK. http://www.paulfriedlander.com
~ Alyce Santoro's sonic fabric work is included in the "Coded Cloth, New Media Textiles" exhibition of 'interactive' textiles, clothing works and furniture which employ media art practices to create new and innovative textiles for the future; The Samstag Museum of Art, University of South Australia; 55 North Terrace, Adelaide, Australia; thru Dec.19, 2008. http://www.unisa.edu.au/samstagmuseum/
~ John Chervinsky's news includes:
* Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; Photo Forum; thru Nov.24, 2008. http://www.mfah.org
* Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, KS; Time/Frame; Until December 14. http://www.spencerart.ku.edu
* Publication: Issues in Science and Technology, Fall 2008 issue published by National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C. http://www.issues.org
* Auctions: Photographic Resource Center of the Camera Club of New York: http://www.bu.edu/prc/?
* Upcoming: Visual Communication Quarterly, Portfolio Showcase, Fall 2008
~ Kenneth Eward's molecular visualization and writing is featured as the current exhibition, "Nature's Arsenal: An Exhibit of Weaponized Molecules," in the online GALLERY of the New York Academy of Science's website. http://www.nyas.org/snc/gallery.asp
~ Carol Salmanson's "Diaphany," is a large-scale gallery installation composed of 2,642 LEDs of six colors and two shapes, fluorescents, and more than 30 colors of gel filters at varying distances; thru Dec.22, 2008; Mixed Greens Gallery, 531 W. 26th Street, NYC. http://www.mixedgreens.com
~ Ursula Freer's news:
* her article, "Zen and the Art of Digital Imaging," has been posted at the California Digital Art Guild website. This in conjunction with the exhibit at the Bonita Museum in Bonita, CA. titled URBAN LEGENDS & COUNTRY TALES. http://www.digitalartguild.com/content/view/55/
* she was one of the 80 artists chosen for the international touring exhibition, Common Ground'08 [an exhibition of digital prints about environmental sustainability]; her print is #30 in the International Tour Collection. http://www.commonground2008.com/
~ Ellen Jantzen has a new digital image series entitled "Questioning Reality" at her website. http://www.ellenjantzen.com
~ Sam Bowser [a research biologist in Antarctica for the past 25+years] was interviewed for the "Science Behind the Scenes" section of Nature Network.com, and in addition to the science part of his work, Sam speaks unabashedly about the benefits of his art-science expedition experiences collaborating with New Zealand artist/poet [ASCI Member], Claire Beynon. http://network.nature.com/people/stuffysour/blog/
~ Ralfonso's kinetic sculptures were included in the Grand Opening of Cuadro Gallery at the DIFC in Dubai, UAE; Nov.4, 2008. http://www.ralfonso.com
~ Lindsay Obermeyer's artworks are included in:
* "Crossed Borders / Crossed Cultures;" Mary-Frances and Bill Veek Gallery, Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, IL; thru Jan.14, 2009
* "Cool Globes: Hot Ideas for a Cooler Planet;" San Diego Natural History Museum /Balboa Park; San Diego, CA; thru Nov.30, 2008
* Her Red Thread Project has received an official "registered trademark"; look at her unique way of "connecting people". http://www.lbostudio.com/redthread/red_thread.html
* Her work is included in the recent book, Knitting Art: 150 Innovative Works from 18 Contemporary Artists by Karen Searle
* Take the handmade pledge! and shop Enjolive [for handmade knited accessories] at http://www.enjolive.etsy.com
~ Joshua Fried's RADIO WONDERLAND will next be performing on Sat, Dec.6, 2008 in Central Park, NYC, for "40*Phi".
~ Laura Splan's work is currently on view in:
* "Manuf®actured: The Conspicuous Transformation of Everyday Objects," Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, OR; thru Jan.4, 2009. http://www.contemporarycrafts.org/manufractured/
* "Reimagining the Distaff Toolkit"; Mead Art Museum; Amherst College, Amherst, MA; thru Dec.21, 2008. http://www3.amherst.edu/~mead/
* "Specimen: Re-presenting the Natural World" exhibition at the Paul Robeson Galleries at Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey; thru Jan.29, 2009. http://andromeda.rutgers.edu/artgallery
* her artwork is included in the book "Manufractured: The Conspicuous Transformation of Everyday Objects", By Steven Skov Holt and Mara Holt Skov, Published by Chronicle Books. http://www.chroniclebooks.com/index/main
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~ Sydney Cash exhibited his new jewelry at the Westchester Craft Show in October, and the Washington D.C. Craft Show in November, 2008. http://www.sydneycash.com
~ SAm Tomasello invites you to stop by her online shop. 10% of all sales will be donated to Darfur. I am excited to introduce my new line "Om Primitivo". Also, please take a look at my new sale section. Many items are $30 or have been reduced over 50%. I will be at 3 craft fairs, including the Brooklyn Lyceum, in December 2008. http://www.sammiegirl.etsy.com
~ Ruth West & her team's "ATLAS in silico" is opening at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery as part of the "Digital Eyes 2008" exhibition; thru Jan.18, 2009; Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery. http://www.culturela.org/lamag/Home.html
~ Roz Dimon's new net.art piece is called "The Frog Pledge," a pixelated ode to a green and political time. http://www.frogpledge.com
~ Rein Triefeldt offered one of his solar sculptures at a fundraiser in November 2008 for the launch of the New Museum of Contemporary Science, Trenton, New Jersey. http://www.triefeldt.com
~ Rachel Simmons talks about the [always] humorous "trials and tribulations" of a Florida artist "suiting-up" for her up-coming 3-week trip to Antarctica in her blog: http://web.mac.com/rsimmons4/
~ Lisa Studier will exhibit an artists' book on the endangered San Francisco garter snake in the exhibition "Dog-eared: revealing the contents of artists' books," November 10-25, 2008 at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. http://www.lisastudier.com
~ Julian Voss-Andreae recently completed a large-scale outdoor sculpture commission for the new Scripps Research Institute in Jupiter, Florida. The 12' tall "Angel of the West" was inspired by the striking similarity between the human body and the human antibody molecule (the key molecule in our immune system) in proportion as well as in function. http://www.boingboing.net/2008/10/22/
~ Jason deCaires Taylor new projects include:
* the first phase of a new ambitious underwater sculpture/living reef project to be placed within the National Marine Park of Cancun, Isla Mujeres and Nisuc.
* a land-based sculpture commission, "Un-still Life II," the Municipality of Paliani Stone Symposium in Crete, Greece;
* Limited Edition prints and Posters of his underwater sculpture/living reef projects are now available to order online for full details visit: http://www.underwatersculpture.com/pages/
* there are new photos documenting the marine life that have colonized his reef sculpture project installed 1-year ago in the Marine Park of Grenada
~ Bobbie Mastrangelo donated her "Acqua Dolce" embossed print on paper to benefit the Attleboro Arts Museum in Massachusetts, and she invites the public to comment at her blog: http://bobbimastrangelo.com/MyNews/?p=49
~ Corinne Whitaker, has been producing her monthly web-publication, The Digital Giraffe, for 14-years! She celebrates le joie de vivre of creative life, offering perceptive and insightful comments and reports on today's digital art and more. http://www.giraffe.com
~ Eric Singer of LEMUR [League of Electronic Musical Urban Robots] joined Todd Reynolds for a mini tour of Poland as part of "Audio Art Festival"; Nov.21-25, 2008. http://audio.art.pl
Eric's article, "Digital Luthier: Musical Instrument Design in the 21st Century" was just published in John Zorn's publication, Arcana III: Musicians on Music. http://tinyurl.com/5ez5d6
~ Athena Tacha has a new solo exhibition, "ROCK AND WATER: NEW PHOTOWORKS BY ATHENA TACHA;" thru Dec.18, 2008; the Marsha Mateyka Gallery, 2012 R St. NW, Washington, DC. http://www.oberlin.edu/art/athena/tacha.html
~ Hunter O'Reilly's colorful, naive-style paintings about genetics [she has a Ph.D. in genetics] are featured at NEW SCIENTIST online Gallery: http://www.newscientist.com/gallery/
~ John Chervinsky's news includes:
* Michael Mazzeo Gallery, NYC; How I Spent my Summer Vacation; thru Oct.11, 2008. http://www.michaelmazzeo.com
* Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; Photo Forum; thru Nov.24, 2008. http://www.mfah.org
* Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, KS; Time/Frame; Until Dec.14 http://www.spencerart.ku.edu
* Publication: Issues in Science and Technology, Fall 2008 issue published by National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C. http://www.issues.org
* Auctions: Photographic Resource Center of the Camera Club of New York: http://www.bu.edu/prc/?
* Upcoming: Visual Communication Quarterly, Portfolio Showcase, Fall 2008
~ Shane Hope had an installation of his research-based, "speculativernacular" art project, "Hyper-Spatial Sentient Sopper Serum Scillystrations of Morph-Feral-Foglet-Fabbed Smart-Gels and Quacker-Cast Dataclouds of Public Panopticon Powder on Airborne Algorithmicracked-Out Recreational Diseases" work at the Schroeder Romero / Winkleman Gallery Project Space, NYC; Sept.5-Oct.4, 2008.
~ Susan Kaprov's digital images from her series "From the Garden of Altered Delights" will be included in the exhibition, "Nature (re)Made: Genomics and Art" at the Williams Center Gallery at Lafayette College, Easton, PA. Dates: 10/26/08-12/7/08. Her work will also be seen in the upcoming edition of The Open Studios Press. She is currently completing a public art commission for Harvard University. Kaprov is presently teaching a course in public art at the NYU School of Continuing & Professional Education. http://www.kaprov.com
~ Susan Alexjander will be presenting a workshop, "A Metaphysical Approach to Light to Sound;" Oslo, Norway; October 17 and l8, 2008; for members of the Norsk Forening for Lgsstimulering, associate member of International Light Association, and also speaking at the International Light Association Conference in Heidelberg, Germany, Friday evening October 24th: "From Light to Sound: MicroCosmic Music;" conference runs from October 20-26, 2008. http://www.OurSoundUniverse.com
~ Steve Miller's digital x-ray images became the visual design elements for Jane Comfort's "An American Rendition" off-Broadway play in NYC at the Duke on 42nd Street; Sept.24-28, 2008. http://www.stevemiller.com
~ Stephanie Strickland, known as one of contemporary poetry's polymaths, has just published a new book of poems, "ZONE : ZERO." This work includes an interactive generative Flash poem, "slippingglimpse," in which text and video, made by using motion capture coding that combine so as to create a genuinely new and distinctive eco-poetry; Info & ordering: http://ahsahtapress.boisestate.edu/books/
~ SB London has organized the "Aboutness" exhibition that brings together an architect, a neuroscientist, and a sculptor to depict the experience of experiencing an object; SB London, 3740 W SUNSET BLVD, 2ND FL, Silver Lake, California;TEL: 323 356 1105; HOURS - SAT, SUN 12-6 & BY APPT
~ SAm Tomasello has illustrated the book, Gardening with Children, commissioned by the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and it was recently reviewed by the American Horticultural Society. Gardening with Children won a Silver Award of Achievement for illustration from The Garden Writers Association in June 2008 and is up for a GWA Gold Award for Illustration. http://www.sammiegirl.com
~ Ruth West's collaborative group project PEIR [the Personal Environmental Impact Report] is exhibiting at WIRED Magazine's NextFest; in Chicago; thru Oct.12, 2008.
~ Alyce Santoro's recent activities include:
* inclusion in the Coventry, England festival, "A Thing About Machines" in September'08.
* her sonic fabric factory movie was projected on a wall next to an antique weaving loom in the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, Coventry, UK.
* brewing-up a fresh batch of "the homeopathic remedies for the 5 ills of society," a series of conceptual art that began with "violence," created shortly after 9/11/2001. http://www.choosedeterminism.blogspot.com
~ Colleen Flanigan is participating with the over 50 artists who have been working for years on the stop-motion animated movie, "Coraline," at the "After Hours" exhibition/event in Portland, Oregon; Oct.12, 16-19, 2008 from 10am - 4pm; Goldsmith Building, 32 NW Fifth at Couch Street....
* AND, she will present the rarely seen documentary, "Reef Reborn," at Gossamer Fiber Arts in Portland, OR, October 17, 2008; as a benefit for the Global Coral Reef Alliance's (GCRA) innovative reef building technology, Biorock/TM and she talks about her experience making "coral arks" in Bali. http://www.gossamerfiberarts.com/events.html
~ Michael Wright is exhibiting work in the juried exhibition, "Urban Legends and Country Tales," that showcases the work of 42 artists from around the world; thru Nov.15, 2008 at the Bonita Museum, San Diego, California. http://www.digitalartguild.com/content/view/49/26/
~ Peter N. Gray's sculpture will be featured at the "Science in Art Exhibition" at the University of Chicago Center for Integrative Science. The jury included Kate Lorenz, of the Hyde Park Art Center; Theaster Gates, Coordinator of Arts Programming at UChicago; Dr. Heinrich Jaeger, UChicago Professor of Physics, and Dr. Sidney Nagel, UChicago Professor of Physics. The exhibition dates are October 10 through December 13, 2008. http://www.metal-i-genics.com.
~ Gregory S. Paulson recently won 1st place in a photo contest sponsored by national geographic. http://www.nationalgeographic.com/
~ Pam Longobardi's news:
* "Drifters" is currently being exhibited at Tinney Contemporary, Nashville, TN; Sept.27 - Oct.25, 2008.
* She was honored as Artist-In-Residence at New York Arts Beijing during the 2008 Olympics.
* and two pieces from her "Drifters" series are on view at the Charlotte and Phillip Hanes Gallery, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC; Sept.4-Oct.12, 2008.
~ Nina Sobell's early video work is included in the international exhibition, "art/tapes/22"; thru Oct.19, 2008; University Art Museum, College of the Arts, Cal.State/Long Beach.
~ Joshua Fried /Raido Wonderland performed at:
* Le Petit Versailles in NYC's East Village, joining him was writer, artist, Richard Kostelanetz, who read his work, "New York Oratorio."
* The Pixilerations Festival in Providence, RI. http://www.pixilerations.org
~ Julian Voss-Andreae just installed a new sculpture called "Science (Quantum Woman)" in the outdoor sculpture exhibition of Lake Oswego, OR. Also, there are some recent articles about his work, including one for the British 'Chemistry World' by well-know science writer Philip Ball and one in the recent issue of the 'Association for Women in Science Magazine'. http://www.JulianVossAndreae.com [see "new"]
~ John Milton Ensor Parker's first NYC solo show features his paintings that are characterized by beginning with a scientific equation and ends up with a philosophical inquiry; Oct.16, 6-8 thru Nov.11, 2008 at the Cheryl Hazan Gallery, 35 North Moore Street, NYC. http://www.johnparkerart.com
~ Gail Wight's recent and current exhibitions include:
* "Pixilerations [v.5] Festival" in Providence, Rhode Island in October 2008 at the Sol Koffler Gallery, the Westminster Street Galleries, and gave a talk with Heidi Kumao at Brown University.
* "Vortex: Art, Matter, & Motion" at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts.
* "Out of This World" at The Wood Street Galleries in Pittsburgh, PA.
* "Robots" at the San Jose Museum of Art through Oct. 19, 2008. http://www.sjmusart.org and
~ Lynn Fellman's news:
* Her "DNA Portraits" were on display at the Nobel Conference, "Who Were the First Humans?" and featured renowned scientists speaking about their research on human origins; at the Gustavus Adolphus College, Saint Peter, Minnesota on Oct.7-8, 2008.
* She interviews noted scientists in her radio program, discussing science topics like evolution, genetics, and anthropology. The shows are broadcast live Sunday morning from 9 - 10 am on Air America, AM 950, KTNF. http://www.fellmanstudio.com/fellman_shows.html
* Has been invited to show and speak about her work in December 2008 at the LifeScience Alley Conference, a science and biotech annual event. http://www.fellmanstudio.com
~ Deborah and Richard Cornell's "TRACER," a multimedia collaboration for live performance and virtual reality, was presented on Sept.18, 2008 at the Boston Musica Viva; The Institute for Contemporary Art, Boston, MA.
~ Eric Staller has posted a cool 2-minute online movie of his interactive artwork, "The HolyRoller," as it was on the beach as part of the Oerol Festival, Terschelling, The Netherlands; June 2008. http://www.ericstaller.com/urban%20UFOs/
~ Jonathan Feldschuh's new work based on the subatomic particle smashing of the Large Hadron Collider being built at CERN, as presented in his solo exhibition at Galerie Vernon and Vernon Projekt in Prague this past July, was covered in an article published in SCIENCE magazine, Vol.321, August 1, 2008. http://www.jonathanfeldschuh.com
~ Benoit Maubrey's "One Week in the Life of a Solar Ballerina" performances Sept.17-21, 2008 will be in Brooklyn at the old American Can Factory as part of the Canary Project's "Art & Ecology Series." http://www.canary-project.org/project_4073.html
~ Gail Wight's art is included in the exhibition, "Out of this World," that investigates the macro and micro cosmologies in the form of an interactive installation, video installations and photography; thru Sept.13, 2008; Wood Street Galleries, Pittsburgh. http://www.woodstreetgalleries.org/home.html
~ Bobbie Mastrangelo's archives have been accepted by The National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C.
~ Sidney Cash showcased his new jewelry at the American Craft Council's San Francisco Craft Show at Fort Mason in August 2008. http://www.sydneycash.com
~ Ursula Freer is showing her fine art digital prints in the South Gallery at Johnsons Gallery; Madrid, New Mexico; Sept.6 - Oct.28, 2008; Opening Reception: Sept.6, 3-5pm; and at the Palace Green Teahouse, Santa Fe, New Mexico; September 2008. http://www.ursulafreer.com
~ Laura Splan's news includes:
* "Manuf®actured: The Conspicuous Transformation of Everyday Objects" group exhibition; Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, Oregon; thru Jan.4, 2009; Member Reception: Sept.17, 2008, 6:30 - 8:30pm.
* Lecture: Co-Curators Mara Holt Skov & Steven Skov Holt; Sept.18, 2008, University of Oregon, White Stag Building.
* "Reimagining the Distaff Toolkit," group exhibition curated by Rickie Solinger; Oct.16 - Dec.21, 2008; Mead Art Museum, Amherst College, Amherst, MA.
* Recent Article - Rhizome News: "Pretty on the Inside" by Tyler Coburn.
* New Catalog published for "Biological Imperative" exhibition 2008 by Emma Wilcox / Gallery Aferro. http://www.laurasplan.com
~ Ruth West's art-sci team presented their piece, "ATLAS in silico," at the Ingenuity Festival in Cleveland, Ohio; "ATLAS in silico" from July 24-27, 2008. http://www.atlasinsilico.net
~ C. Bangs' artwork was included in a group show, "Harmony of Elements," at the Noho Gallery, NYC in August 2008. http://www.cbangs.com
~ Roz Dimon's solo exhibition, INFORMATION WOMAN, spans 27-years of her artwork; The Grace Institute, 1233 Second Ave, NYC; thru Sept.26, 2008. The show's webpage also salutes other women artists/scientist/educators in the Age of Information, and the opening will be covered by NPR [National Public Radio] Long Island on Sept.8, 2008 at 9:15am/ http://www.infowoman.us
~ Robbin Oppenheimer is a full-time 3rd-year Ph.D. student at Simon Fraser University in the School of Interactive Arts and Technology. She just secured a part-time faculty position at the University of Washington's Bothell campus, where I'm designing a new undergraduate course in the fall on creative collaboration between the arts and sciences for the Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences program. She's also be presenting a paper on West Coast 1960's light shows on a panel about the 60s counterculture and the arts at the College Art Association conference in LA in February 2009. She recently presented a paper in Berlin at the Re:place conference about the collaborations between the artists and engineers in the historical "9 Evenings: Theatre and Engineering" performances that will be published next year, and which is also the subject of her Ph.D. dissertation.
~ Joshua Fried will perform his RadioWonderland at:
* Sept.27, 2008 at 6pm: Le Petit Versailles, East Village, NYC; Sunset outdoor show with writer, artist and consummate authority on things avant, Richard Kostelanetz; Rain or Shine · FREE at a community garden.
* Oct.3, 2008 at 10pm as part of Pixilerations: a New Media Festival, Providence RI at Club Pixil @ Tazza Caffe, FREE.
~ Michael Wright's artwork was recently included in these venues:
* "Omage: The Artists, Designers, and Writers of Otis College of Art and Design"; Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, California.
* a one person exhibition on the LearningTimes Squirrel Island in the virtual world Second Life opening Aug 1 2008; Dome West 15,166,22 and Tail Gallery 169,213,28.
* "Digital Art.LA International New Media Expo" at the Los Angeles Center For Digital Art in Downtown Los Angeles, CA; thru Sept.6, 2008.
* presentation at SIGGRAPH'08: EVOLVE at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Aug.15, 2008.
~ Eva Lee's interview, "Inquiry: Art and Neuroimaging, Eva Lee and Dr. James Coan" by Mark Lynch of WICN Public Radio in August 2008, was about the making of and inspiration for Lee's collaborative work: "Discrete Terrain: Windows on Five Emotions." This work is a multi-channel, digital video installation based on the data of a neuroscientific study on the brain basis of emotions. The piece was on view at the DeCordova Museum this summer/2008. http://wicn.org/audio/inquiry-0
~ Melissa Fleming had an interview published in Double Exposure about her work in August 2008 issue. http://www.doubleexposure.com/
~ Ellen Jantzen's "Biodegradable Vessel - Metamorphosis" is included in the 4th international juried exhibition of original contemporary funerary urns, vessels, reliquaries and personal memorial art; Sept.27 - Nov.30, 2008; Reception: Sept.26, 6-8pm; at Art Honors Life The Gallery at FUNERIA, 2860 Bowen Street #1, Graton, California. http://www.ellenjantzen.com
~ Julian Voss-Andreae's protien sculptures are featured on pages 14-17 in the August 2008 issue of the AWIS (Association for Women in Science) magazine that was devoted to Art and Science. The complete issue can be downloaded at: http://www.awis.org/
~ Lindsay Obermeyer's current exhibitions and news:
* included in a panel discussion on the intersections of gender, race, and class within the DIY community; Aug.7, 2008 at Jane Adams Hull-House Museum, Chicago.
* "Cool Globes: Hot Ideas for a Cooler Planet - see my public art piece "Adjust Your Thermostat" (aka Big Blue) at Crissy Field Promenade (part of Golden Gate State Park) in San Francisco August 5 - October 13. Mini Big Blue is on exhibit at The Kennedy Center through the end of August.
* "Showing on the Green" - This new alternative gallery space at 7381 N. County Rd. O in Elkhorn, WI will be featuring two pieces from my Woman's Work series August 8-31, 2008.
* "ArtXposium" - If you missed it at Looptopia, here is another chance to participate in my community art performance piece The Attachment Project; Sept.19-21, 2008 at the former home of Grobe’s True Value, located at 103 W. Washington Street in West Chicago, IL 60185. A catalog will be available.
* San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles. San Jose, CA; "Beyond Knitting: Uncharted Stitches"; June 17 - Aug.24, 2008.
* Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, Chicago, IL; "Lawn Nation", May 22 - Sept.7, 2008; her "Throne of Thyme" is at the front door of the museum.
* Jewish Healthcare Foundation, Pittsburgh, PA - A Body of Work; May 5 - Aug.5 August 31, 2008.
* Her solo exhibition was extended until the end of the August 2008. It featured work from her Chirurgi series including new embroidered and knitted works.
* BOOK -"Knitting Art: 150 Innovative Works by 18 Contemporary Artists" by Karen Searle features a section on my work. It is scheduled for release in October. Order your copy in advance and save money! http://www.lbostudio.com
~ Devorah Sperber's work can be seen at:
* "Through the Looking Glass: Image and Process Deconstructed," works by Chuck Close and Devorah Sperber; Sept.23 - November 2008; le Poisson Rouge Gallery, 158 Bleecker Street, NYC.
* "Second Lives: Remixing the Ordinary;" Sept.27, 2008 - Feb.15, 2009; Museum of Arts and Design, 44 West 53rd Street, NYC.
~ Cheryl Safren's art, which employs chemical reactions, will be included in the 3-person exhibition,"The Alchemy of Art," and she will be a presenter in the up-coming symposium,"Intersection of Art and Science"; Adelphi University; Ruth S. Harley University Center, Room 201, 1 South Avenue, Garden City, New York; Oct.29, 2008, 9:30 am - 4pm; Free, open to public but RSVP by Oct.6th to: Justyna Widera "widera [at] adelphi [dot] edu"
~ Cheryl Safren and Barbara Roux were included in the Long Island Pulse magazine's VIP artists list: http://www.lipulse.com/newsite/LILife/
~ Coleen Flanigan organized a fundraising event of rarely seen documentary, "Reef Reborn," at Gossamer Fiber Arts in Portland, Oregon on August 22, 2008. This was a benefit for the Global Coral Reef Alliance's (GCRA) innovative reef building technology, Biorock TM. Colleen Flanigan talks about her experience making "coral arks" in Bali; also showing metalwork, paintings, kinetic sculpture inspired by the ocean, corals and jellyfish. Funds raised support GCRA reef project, Karang Lestari, in Bali. A large crocheted community reef will be on display through Nov.15, 2008; Community Reef travels to the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, Dec.2008-Feb.2009.
~ Leslie Sobel was co-juror of the exhibition, "One Planet, One Experiment," Sept.5 - Oct.2, 2008; WomenMade Gallery, Chicago, Illinois; and she is having a solo show, "Phase Change," at the same gallery; Sept.5 - Oct.2, 2008.
~ Alyce Santoro's sonic fabric clothing [made from cassette audio tapes] is included in the current exhibition, "Imaginative Qualities of Actual Things/ 3-logy Triennial 2008"; a group exhibition of recycled/‘upcycled’ objects that both stretch the imagination and suggest how to reduce the impact on the environment; Price Tower Arts Center in Bartlesville, Oklahoma; thru January 6, 2009. http://www.pricetower.org/exhibitions/?lid=246 and http://www.sonicfabric.com
~ Stephen J. Oscherwitz's artworks were included in a national works-on-paper invitational exhibition; Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle, Washington; June 27th to July 27, 2008. http://www.sedersgallery.com
~ Alison Cornyn's update:
* inclusion in "Sand: Memory, Meaning and Metaphor" exhibition at the Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY; thru Sept.14, 2008.
* solo show, "In Our Own Words: Portraits of Brooklyn’s Vietnam Veterans," at The Brooklyn Historical Society; Brooklyn, NYC. http://www.brooklynhistory.org
~ Jonathan Feldschuh's solo exhibition, "Large Hadron Collider," is inspired by the largest and most powerful particle accelerator ever built that is scheduled to begin operating this summer at CERN; Galerie Vernon & Vernon Projekt, Prague, the Czech Republic; June 23 - Sept.14, 2008. http://www.jonathanfeldschuh.com/
~ Eva Lee's news includes:
* her films were featured June 13-26, 2008 on Big Screen Liverpool, Clayton Square, Liverpool, UK.
* WICN, 90.5 FM, Interview in July by radio host, Mark Lynch, for Inquiry, to discuss the making of and inspiration for "Discrete Terrain," currently on view at the Decordova Museum in Lincoln, Massachusetts. Program airs Sundays 9-10pm, this segment TBA. http://www.evaleestudio.com
~ "Devorah Sperber: Flash Back," a solo show featuring works based on iconic images from the 1960s, including Sperber’s signature Thread Spool Installations; works from her exhibition "Bikinis, Bandanas, and a VW Bus," and recent Star Trek- inspired exhibition, "Mirror Universe". Several works will also debut in this unique exhibition; Kleinert/James Arts Center, Woodstock, NY; Aug.2 - Sept.7, 2008. In addition, her solo exhibition "Devorah Sperber: Interpretations" continues at MASS MoCA thru September 1, 2008. http://www.devorahsperber.com
~ Coleen Flanagan will bring a rarely seen documentary, "Reef Reborn," to Gossamer Fiber Arts in Portland, Oregon on August 22, 2008 to benefit the Global Coral Reef Alliance's (GCRA) innovative reef-building technology being used in Bali by Biorock (TM). Colleen Flanigan talks about her experience making "coral arks" in Bali; also showing metalwork, paintings, kinetic sculpture inspired by the ocean, corals and jellyfish. Funds raised support GCRA reef project, Karang Lestari, in Bali. A large crocheted community reef will be on display through Nov. 15, 2008; Community Reef travels to OMSI, Dec-Feb. http://www.globalcoral.org; http://www.gossamerfiberarts.com
~ Chris Janney's "Sonic Forest" [light and sound interactive installation] was purchased for permanent display in Zaragoza, Spain for the WorldExpo, and versions of it are now travelling to other locations in USA:
* The Mile High Festival, Denver, CO; July 19-21, 2008
* All Points West Festival, Liberty State Park, [opposite the statue of Liberty in the NY Harbor]; August 8-10, 2008.
* and a new work, "Parking On Color," opens on a 10-story building installation; Fort Worth, TX; Dec.1, 2008. http://www.janney.com
~ Michael Wright presented his "Otis Virtual World Project" at The New Media Consortium Summer Conference Interactive Sessions hosted by Princeton University on June 12, 2008.http://tlc.otis.edu/
~ Mara Haseltine's commission, "Estrogen Tales, the Story of Nine Molecules and How They Bonded," recently traveled from the Museum of Health and Medicine in Washington, D.C. to the New School for Social Research (NYC) where it was displayed from April 8th thru the 29th. http://www.calamara.com
~ Ralf Gschwend, better known as "Ralfonso":
* has finalized "Dances with the Wind, 2008" that will be a 30-foot, self-balancing kinetic sculpture to be prominently featured at Beijing’s Olympic Park this summer.
* his "Dances with the Wind, 2007" working prototype is included in the "SCULPTURE IN MOTION: Art Choreographed by Nature" exhibition, an extensurvey of kinetic sculpture at the Atlanta Botanical Garden; May 3 - Oct.31, 2008 and curated by Sculpturesite Gallery. http://www.sculpturesite.com/
* this summer he also exhibits his kinetic sculptures in the premiere exhibition of the Cuadro Fine Art Gallery in Dubai, now the largest and most prestigious gallery in the Middle East.
* select among 15 short docu movies of his sculptures on YouTube
~ Ellen Jantzen's work is included in the exhibition "On the Edge" that highlights the work of photographers who are re-defining what photography means to them [several are mixing painterly digital techniques with photography]; The Atlanta Photography Group; thru Aug.22, 2008. http://www.apgphoto.org/index.shtml
~ Laura Splan's work will be included in "Manuf®actured: The Conspicuous Transformation of Everyday Objects", Co-Curated by Mara Holt Skov & Steven Skov Holt at the Portland Museum of Contemporary Craft; Aug.28, 2008 - Jan. 4, 2009. http://www.contemporarycrafts.org/
~ Julie Newdoll's "Journey into the Senses," solo exhibition of prints and paintings will be installed in the grand showrooms of CreativeLiving at Petra Hellas; Opening reception Saturday, August 16, 2008, 4:00 p.m.; Bacup, Lancashire, England. http://www.petrahellas.co.uk and http://www.brushwithscience.com
~ Deena des Rioux's digital prints are included in the exhibition "A Passion for Pixels" at the Islip Art Museum; Bruce Price, Curator; East Islip, Long Island, New York; June 22 - Sept.7, 2008; Reception: Sunday, July 27, 1-4pm. http://www.islipartmuseum.org
~ Sophie Kahn has artwork included in the "Trace Elements: spirit and memory in Japanese and Australian photomedia" exhibition; Toyko Opera City Art Gallery; thru Oct.13, 2008. http://www.operacity.jp/en/ag/
~ Tonietta MarChrist Walters and The Art Office presented "TAO:5448 Renaissance: Death & Rebirth; Lauderhill, Florida. http://lauderhill-fl.net/cra/arts_inc.html
~ Rachel Simmons was involve in the "Out of the Box" art and music showcase at Mills Park, Orlando, FL; July 12, 2008. http://www.rachelsimmons.net
~ Adrienne Klein's exhibition, "Radiant Logic," will be open one final Saturday, July 19, 2008; 12:00pm - 5:00pm; Center for The Holographic Arts, 45-10 Court Square, at Jackson Ave.], Long Island City, NY. http://adrienneklein.net
~ Deborah Swack will be creating "Digital Maze Symmetry Project" (whereby the user can grow their own 3D maze interactively according to the laws of symmetry) in a CAVE immersive environment under a co-production grant at Banff Centre for the Arts this summer. Additonally "Little Wars; the Carousel Project" an animated video previously shown at the Beecher Center for Arts and Technology will be shown at White Box gallery in Chelsea starting August 14th and also at the Binghamton University Art Museum Sept.9 - Dec 6, 2008. http://users.rcn.com/speak/dswack/default.htm
~ Sam Bowser [a polar research biologist] will be presenting a paper on his art-science collaborative practice with New Zealand artist, Claire Beynon, at a science conference in Halifax, Canada. https://protist2008.dal.ca/Protists_and_the_Art.php
~ Corinne Whitaker is showing work at the 01SJ digital arts festival in San Jose, California. Her digital paintings on aluminum will remain on view at the Phantom Galleries for six weeks. http://www.giraffe.com
~ Claire Beynon presented her work in, "InterfaCE," a collaborative art-sci polar research project [with scientist, Sam Bowser], at the New Zealand International Science Festival's "The Everyday Science Art Exhibition"; Hope Gallery, Dunedin; July 5-13, 2008. http://www.asci.org/artikel978.html
~ Barbara Roux's news update:
* her artwork about the 500-yr.old oak tree that came down in a storm on Long Island, NY was featured in the June issue of the European design and art journal, Volume Magazine, issue #15.
* she's giving an artist talk in the Voices and Visions program at the Heckscher Museum, Huntington, NY. Thursday, July 24, 2008. 7pm. Wine and food served.
* in 2007, she created an artist award for an emerging enviro-artist in Suffolk County, NY. http://www.barbararoux.com
~ Alyce Santor's news includes:
* she has created a short video of how her "sonic fabric" http://www.sonicfabric.com is made and posted it on youtube.com
* a piece is in a show called "possibilities of action: the life of the score" that opened in June 2008 at the Museu d'art Contemporani de Barcelona, Spain; an exhibition of experimental forms of musical notation, and includes work by some of her favorite sonic pioneers, including Pauline Oliveros, John Cage, and Yoko Ono. http://www.macba.es/controller.php?p_action=show_page&pagina_id=28&inst_id=24704
* artwork included in the "It’s Not Easy" exhibition at Exit Art's Underground space is inspired by the recent tidal wave of personal efforts to go "green"; July 24 - Aug. 29, 2008; OPENING Thursday JULY 24 7 -10 PM
* the Sundance Channel's "the green blog" posted a synopsis of her life living an "im-permaculture" creative life-style ["WHAT WE NEED IS TO NEED LESS"] since a year ago; she lives her "green" values in far West Texas; it also includes a link to alyce's "solar kitchen" cookbook; and other solar set-up info. http://www.sundancechannel.com/blogs/
* if you want to buy a sonic necktie and/or other products, see her EtsyStore online at: http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5867191
~ Anna Dumitriu's "School Flora Event," the culmination of her one-year art/microbiology project, took place July 15, 2008. http://www.normalflora.co.uk
~ April Vollmer's news:
* her digital and woodcut work can be seen at the Cheryl McGinnis Gallery, NYC. http://www.cherylmcginnisgallery.com
* she taught several Japanese woodblock summer workshops; consult her website for future schedule. http://www.aprilvollmer.com
* work included in August 9 - September 7, 2008
* "April Vollmer Woodcut Exhibition" at the Sirens' Song Gallery Greenport, NY; Reception: Saturday, August 9, 3:00 to 8:00 pm. http://www.sirensongallery.com
* work was included in the Safe-T-Gallery's "Au Natural Group Exhibition" in Brooklyn, NY; June 19-July 20, 2008. http://www.safetgallery.com
~ David Peat:
* is teaching an Internet-based course on David Bohm out of the California Institute for Integral Studies in California. http://www.ciis.edu/online/
* will be publishing a new book, "Gentle Action: Bringing Creative Change to a Turbulent World"
* in August, a book on the history of the Pari Center in Italy will be published by Umberto Brunelli. http://www.paricenter.com
~ Agnes Denes' new book, "The Human Argument" has just been published, and she received her second Honary Doctorate Degree from Bucknell University at their Commencement Exercises in May 2008. [see FYI section above]
~ Steven Oscherwitz's "Architectonic Studies" is included in a 3-person drawing invitational at The Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle, Washington; June 27 - July 27, 2008. http://www.sedersgallery.com
~ Claire Beynon's new "Open Book" of her poems and art, was published in May 2008. http://www.clairebeynon.co.nz/
~ David Madacsi was an invited participant in the 2008 Subtle Technologies Festival at the University of Toronto, May 29 - June 1, 2008. His presentation was titled "Light, Art, Place: Visual Terroir and the Gathering of Images," about how light itself is simultaneously the principal subject matter of physics and the primary creative and expressive medium of visual art. http://www.subtletechnologies.com/
~ C. Bangs is participating in "Myths & Realities," an evening presentation by Global Fusion Art, an exciting evening of art, music and more, inspired by myths and icons from around the world.; June 5, 2008, 6-9 pm; at The Sparks, 161 West 22nd Street (6th & 7th Ave), NYC.
~ Maida Withers, dance artist and Professor at The George Washington University was recently in artist-in-residence as a Cultural Envoy in Kenya, Africa in a program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. The program is a partnership of the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya with the GoDown Arts Centre, a multidisciplinary performing and visual arts center; the residency was May 17 - June 4, 2008 and featured workshops, master classes, seminars, lectures, dance film showings, choreographic projects, and performances. http://www.maidadance.com
~ Pam Longobardi has recently collaborated to produce 'THE BOTTLE PROJECT' for the (new) Genre Landscape project through the Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs; it's a 2-part installation in Sunken Garden Park and the adjacent Morningside Nature Trail. Check-out the project website and info on two June 2008 associated public events.
~ Melissa Flemings' work will appear this summer at:
* Photo Espana: "Descubrimientos PHE08"; El Complejo El Aquila; c/ Ramírez de Prado, 3, Madrid, Spain; June 6 to July 27, 2008; Opening Reception: June 6, 2008 from 8 to 10 PM
* Photo Espana: "Night of Photography" (Projection Event); Plaza de Santa Ana, Madrid, Spain; June 13, 2008 at 9 PM
* "Landscape, other"; RayKo Photo Center; 428 Third Street, San Francisco; June 10 to July 14, 2008; Opening Reception: June 11, 6-8pm
~ Tim Watkins' new website has launched featuring his kinetic art, public art, exhibition design work with partner, artist, Carol May.
~ Cheryl Safren is in the "2D & 3D Works by Mid-Career Artists Show," Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn, NYC; thru June 22, 2008.
~ Lisa Jacobson's Recent Paintings will be at The Roxbury Arts Group from June 20th thru July 15th, 2008; Vega Mountain Road, Roxbury, New York. http://www.roxburyartsgroup.org
~ Joshua Fried has created the original score for the comedic play, FREQUENCY HOPPING and robotics by LEMUR: League of Electronic Musical Urban Robots [another ASCI member, Eric Siegel]; Performances May 29 - June 29, 2008 at 3LD Art & Technology Center, NYC. For tickets:
~ Devorah Sperber's "Traveling Solo Museum Exhibition" that was co-organized by the Brooklyn Museum; currently at MASS MoCA; thru September 2008. http://www.massmoca.org/event_details.php?id=367
~ Laura Splans' news includes:
* artwork recently featured in Rhizome News in an article by Tyler Coburn, "Pretty on the Inside".
* new video work, "Qualitative Analysis", is currently on view in "ROHSTOFF (raw material)" at the Bay Area Video Coalition, San Francisco, CA.
* a series of works on paper using blood will be included in
"Biological Imperative" at Gallery Aferro, Newark, N.J., June 14-July 26 (Reception: June 14, 7-10pm).
~ Ellen Jantzen invites the public to visit her website to view her latest body of photography-informed works called: "Light Wait": (Waiting for the Light; Light (weight) as in levitation). http://www.ellenjantzen.com
~ Sidney Cash exhibited his light sculptures at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair at the Jacob Javits Center, May 2008, NYC. http://www.sydneycash.com
~ Rachel Sussman's solo photography show, "The World's Oldest Living Things" premiered at the Michael Steinberg Fine Art gallery, NYC in May 2008; the show was slected as a "Critic's Pick" by Jerry Saltz for New York Magazine; and she became ASCI's Featured Member for June 2008. http://www.rachelsussman.com
~ Stefano Cagol's summer news includes:
* PRISKA C. JUSCHKA, New York; extended till June 7, 2008
* Visiting Artist at the HISK-Higher Institute for Fine Arts, Ghent, Belgium; June 11-13, 2008
* HOET BEKAERT Gallery, Ghent; in their 'FRAGILE' project; June 15 - August 31, 2008; Opening: June 15 at 2 pm.
* MART during MANIFESTA7, Rovereto; in the group show 'EURASIA'; Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rovereto; June 28 - November 16; Opening: June 28, 2008 at 6 pm.
* MANIFESTA7, parallel event, Trento: his 'LIGHT DISSOLUTION' installation over the city of Trento and its valley; July 17-19, 2008/
* GENIUS LOCI, Palmaria Island [a UNESCO Heritage Location]: site-specific installation 'WAR RAW'; July 31 - September 13; Opening: July 31, 2008 at 6 pm. http://www.stefanocagol.com
~ SAm Tomasello recently had an illustration commissioned by Brown Publishing Network; as well, she received the Silver Award for Achievement from the Garden Writers Association for the fully-illustrated book "Gardening with Children," published by the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, featuring over 90 illustrations. http://www.sciencepiction.com
~ Roger Ferragallo will be presenting his digital "Cosmic Tree Of Life" painting as a continuing work-in-progress, along with giving examples of the display complexities that this massive interactive painting embraces; at ISEA2008: International Symposium of Electronic Art in Singapore; July 24-30, 2008. http://www.gigapan.org/viewGigapan.php?id=868
~ Hilary Lorenz's newest art adventure via the rigors of marathon training and backpacking will be in the Cradle Mountains in Tasmania, having been awarded a two-month Natural and Cultural Residency by Tasmania’s Department of Environment, Parks, Heritage, and the Arts. The project creates a transitory wilderness studio that invites viewers to observe her daily living and art production through a weblog at: http://adventureartist.wordpress.com
~ Dee Breger reports on her latest art-sci news:
* The May issue of The Atlantic Magazine has a story, "The Sky is Falling," about the comet impact project she has been collaborating on for over 8 years with Dr. Dallas Abbott from Columbia University.
* Also an article in the Philadelphia Inquirer, and our project was covered in this year's History Channel documentary "Comet Catastrophe."
* She and Dallas will be attending the Tunguska Impact Conference and centennial in Siberia at the end of next month, including a helicopter field trip to the 1908 impact site.
* One of her images was selected for the 2008 juried "Images from Science" exhibition at Rochester Institute of Technology opening in the fall 2008; others are currently included in invited solo exhibitions at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago and the Discovery Museum in Bridgeport CT. http://www.materials.drexel.edu/breger
~ Alyce Santoro has one of her sonic fabric ensembles included in the TECHNOTHREADS exhibition at the Science Gallery at Trinity Gallery, Dublin, Ireland; thru July 25, 2008; she also invites your comments in her new blog: CHOOSE DETERMINISM [or "free will," or both!] which is inspired by principles in quantum physics.
~ April Vollmer's news includes:
* Exhibition: "April Vollmer Woodblock Prints;" May 8 to 22, 2008; Akademija Center for Graphic Art & Visual Research; Faculty of Fine Art, Belgrade
* Traveled to the Sicevo Art Colony in South Serbia for a week long stay and to produce new prints. The first art colony in the Balkans, it was founded by a woman painter in 1905 in a small village on the Sicevo Gorge.
* Gave talk at the Nis High School of Art and Design, which has an outstanding printmaking program. The city organizes regular exhibitions of work completed at the Sicevo Art Colony in its spacious galleries.
* photos from her trip to Serbia can be found at her website:
~ Bobbi Mastrangelo's sculpture relief, "WHEN?," took Third Prize in mixed media at Osceola Center for the Arts Juried Exhibition May 6, 2008. http://bobbimastrangelo.com/MyNews/?p=96
~ Rein Triefeldt traveled to the California middle school for Earth Day where he's working with students on a solar-powered tree sculpture project. http://www.triefeldt.com/tree/pages/blueprint.html
~ Rachel Mayeri's 20-minute video, "Primate Cinema: Baboons as Friends", is included in the exhibition "Primate Cinema" at TELIC Arts Exchange in Los Angeles; June 11-22, 2008; Reception June 14th. http://www.telic.info/about
- Claire Beynon [artist] & Sam Bowser [scientist] are exhibiting "InterfaCE," an installation about their multi-year, continuing collaboration concerning their research trips to Antarctica; May 1, 2008; Tang Museum at Skidmore College, Saratoga, NY; this summer it will travel to New Zealand. http://www.asci.org/artikel978.html
- Erika Blumenfeld has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for 2008 in the field of Creative Arts for an environmental-based installation, the Polar Project. https://www.thepolarproject.com
- Ellen Jantzen's digital print, "Singularity," is included in the exhibition, "In Your Dreams" at the Naomi Silva Gallery, Atlanta, GA; May 2 - June 20, 2008; Opening Reception: Friday, May 2, 2008 [7:30 -10:00 pm]. http://www.naomisilvagallery.com
- Alyce Santoro has work included in the "Second Skin" exhibition at the Exploratorium, San Francisco, CA; April 25-Sept.7, 2008.
- Rachel Simmons has won a McKean Award and she will soon be off to Antarctica with a group of 100 other artists and scientists.
- Devorah Sperber's "After Magritte" commission for the Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines' maiden voyage May 2008. http://www.devorahsperber.com/
- April Vollmer's current news:
* Demonstrates Japanese woodblock printing from 3:00 to 4:00 in the Steinhardt Gallery, at The Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Sakura Matsuri, the annual Cherry Blossom Festival; May 3-4; and will show new work for sale. http://www.bbg.org/exp/cherries/sakura.html
* work to be included in Belgrade, Serbia exhibition; May 7-22, 2008; the Akademija FLU Centre for Graphic Art & Visual Research. After the reception and lecture-demonstrations, she will travel to the Siveco Art Colony for a week of art-making.
* her "Voyage to Italy" exhibition at Square One Gallery closed to rave reviews. Photos are at: www.aprilvollmer.com/voyage
* her print, "Crossing Ground," won Honorable Mention in the Center for Contemporary Printmaking’s First "Footprint International" print exhibition; thru May 31 in South Norwalk, Connecticut.
* she recently traveled to the Southern Graphics Council meeting in Richmond, VA.
* she is giving three workshops around the country on Japanese block printing [see her website]
- Anna Dumitriu & "The Institute of Unnecessary Research" will be participating in the "Brussels Meets Brighton" extravaganza of multimedia performance, gigs and installations in the Shunt Lounge space under the London Bridge tube station, London; thru May 3, 2008. http://web.mac.com/annadumitriu/IUR/
- Stefano Calgo's GUINEA PIG is a solo exhibition of a mixed media project that investigates toxic additives that pervade both toys and food by interpreting them as a symbol of our human fragility and exposing how they influence, compel and deceive us; Priska C. Juschka Fine Art, NYC; thru 17, 2008.
- Neva Setlow's collage "Can We Be More Than We Are?" will be included in the "Art Envisions Science" exhibition at the New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street, Queens, New York. It will be on display from May 17 to July 13, 2008. The artists' reception is Sunday, May 18 from 3-5pm.
- Marianne Petit has created an online animated "bookfomercial" for a newly published book: "How Not To Write A Book" by Howard Mittelmark and Sandra Newman.
- Lois Goglia's solo exhibition "X-RAYS: LIGHT AND DARK" at the Alexey Von Schlippe Art Gallery, the University of Conneticut's Avery Point Campus' Branford House Mansion; thru June 8, 2008; phone: 860-405-9052; Directions at: http://www.averypointarts.uconn.com
- Eva Lee's animation piece, Discrete Terrain: Windows on Five Emotions, is included in the DeCordova Museum's 2008 Annual Exhibition; May 10 - Aug 17, 2008. http://www.decordova.org/decordova/
- Christopher Janney's classic work "HeartBeat" was performed by the famed a capella group, The Persuasions,as part of the Power to End Stroke Conference in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, May 3, 2008.
- Ralfonso is President of the international Kinetic Art Organization (KAO). http://www.kinetic-art.org
- Ursula Freer is showing her digital print, Luminous Photon, in the ART EXPRESSION IN TECHNOLOGY AND SCIENCE exhibition; opening March 28, 2008; The Art Center at Fuller Lodge, Los Alamos, New Mexico.
- "Estrogen Tales, the Story of Nine Molecules & How They Bonded" exhibition by Mara Haseltine & Dr. Hyun K. Kim; April 8: Artist Talk; show thru April 29, 2008; Skybridge Gallery (3rd floor passageway), Eugene Lang College at The New School, 65 W. 11th Street, NYC.
- Susan Latham's artwork is also included in the ART EXPRESSION IN TECHNOLOGY AND SCIENCE exhibition [above].
- Deborah Cornell, in collaboration with her husband, had the NYC premier of their "Tracer" piece at the InCite Festival, Town Hall, NYC; March 13, 2008.
- Chris Twomey's artwork up-date for March 28-30, NYC:
* "Chambre de Commerce" at the Chelsea Hotel (Pool Art Fair)
* "BROADTHINKING: Entropic Renovators" at the Art Now Fair; at Hotel 30/30. http://www.broadthinking.org
* and in the "IDES OF MARCH: Collaboratives and Collectives" exhibition at ABC No Rio, 156 Rivington Street, NYC; part of the Broadthinking collective. http://www.abcnorio.org
- Jim Pallas was commissioned this winter by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums to make six sculptures that would encourage visitors to make donations that will be used to support activities that improve wild amphibian habitats. Jim created interactive sculptures [large toads] that respond to the actions of donations being put into the mouth of the toad with a repertoire of frog and toad related quips, sound effects, and music samples. The Detroit Zoo has had a Pallas' talking toad, since 2000. It generates about $2000 each year for the A.Z.A.'s Amphibian Taxon Advisory Group.
- Julian Voss-Andreae's sculpture is included exhibitions and magazines:
* "To Infinity and Beyond: Mathematics in Contemporary Art" exhibition at The Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, NY; April 19 - June 22, 2008. http://www.heckscher.org/futureexhibitions.htm
* a solo show, "Inspired by Life" at Rutgers University, New Jersey, curated by Christine Zardecki; Feb.17-23, 2008;
* article by UK science writer, Philip Ball, in the March 2008 British Chemistry World magazine.
- Erika Blumenfeld's "Polar Project" enters its first phase of development. Learn about this environmental art project's mission to preserve image and sound of the Arctic and Antarctica regions and to inspire awareness and change now; and how you can help.
- Eric Singer's news about LEMUR's up-coming events/participation:
* Dangerous Music festival at Proctor's Theater in Schenectady, NY on Saturday, April 5, 2008.
* Issue Project Room on Thursday, April 10, 2008; http://issueprojectroom.org
* performs "Man with a Movie Camera" at Monkeytown, Brooklyn, NY; April 11th; http://www.monkeytownhq.com
- Ellen Jantzen has digital prints included in the "Wild Life/ Wildlife: An Artist's Response" group exhibition at The Gallery at Mount Ida College; Newton, MA; thru May 4, 2008. http://www.mountida.edu/sp.cfm?pageid=2509
- Nina Sobell's "The Long Performance: Internal Message Search" presents the artist-in-studio as spectacle, allowing the audience to share the private rituals of the art making process; at Location One, NYC; Artist's Reception: April 24, 2008, 6-8pm. Webcast: 4/19-26 at: http://www.location1.org/nina-sobell/
- Devorah Sperber's current announcements include:
* "Mirror Universe: New Series Debut" at Caren Golden Fine Art, 539 West 23rd Street, Chelsea, NY; thru April 26, 2008.
* Solo Installation at PULSE NY Art Fair, Pier 40; Caren Golden Fine Art Booth E13; March 27 - April 30, 2008.
* Solo traveling show, "The Eye of the Artist: The Work of Devorah Sperber;" MASS MoCA; March 27 - Sept.1, 2008.
* "Art, Image and Warhol Connections" exhibition; The Jewish Museum, NYC; thru August 18, 2008.
* "Brainwave: Common Senses" exhibition at Exit Art, NYC; thru April 19, 2008.
- Christopher Janney had an article, "Mr. Multimedia: Music + light + architecture = ingenious art" by Sara Shay, published in MIT's Technology Review (Jan./Feb. 2008 issue). http://www.technologyreview.com/article/19931/
- Jeanette May has a solo show of her photographic project "Fertility in the Age of A.R.T." at Roosevelt University's campus in Schaumburg, Illinois; Feb 18 - May 2, 2008. http://www.jeanettemay.com/Fertility/FertilityPage.html
- Ursula Freer has had an artwork included in the 2007 NanoArt online international exhibition. http://tinyurl.com/yrk5h5
- Devorah Sperber [& Suzanne Anker's] work is included in BRAINWAVE: COMMON SENSES exhibition at Exit Art, NYC; thru April 19, 2008.
* "Mirror Universe" by Devorah Sperber at Caren Golden Fine Art, NYC; March 20 - April 26, 2008
* "2nd Lives: Remixing the Ordinary" exhibition includes Devorah's work; Museum of Arts & Design Inaugural Exhibition, Two Columbus Circle, NYC; Sept.2008 - March 2009
- Dennis Summers' recent news includes:
* One of his Phase Shift Videos (http://www.phase-shift.org), called "One Again" will play on a large outdoor video screen in Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA as part of the Lumen Eclipse Media Arts Project (http://www.lumeneclipse.com/) for the month of February.
* A special digital print documenting the first eight Crying Posts (http://www.thecryingpostproject.org) has been accepted into the Common Ground's International Touring Exhibition that will premier at the 2008 Olympics in China and then travel to other parts of the world encouraging art on behalf of our environment. http://www.commonground2008.com/gallery/touring.html.
* His Phase Shift Video called "Filament" will play at the Museum of Modern Art at Toluca, Mexico as part of the Computer Art Congress 2008 (http://europia.org/CAC2/) from March 26 through April 6.
* And finally, if all goes well, the ninth Crying Post will go up in Ushuaia in late February, in the southernmost city in Argentina, to memorialize the ozone hole over Antarctica and the correlated increased rates of skin cancers in southern South America, and of course the increased ice melting due to global warming.
- Debra Swack reports on two current projects:
* She is currently collaborating with the Brain Mind Institute in Switzerland on a project exploring emotions and the brain. http://rhizome.org/profile.php?1040643
* and music from her "Birdsongs: the Language Gene" will be part of the Sonic Fragments soundart festival at Princeton University March 28-29th. http://music.princeton.edu/~bb//sonicfragments/
- Robert Buelteman's photographs are included in a two-person show, FLUX; the Walker Fine Art Gallery, Denver, CO; Opening Feb.29, 2008. http://www.buelteman.com
- Helen Glazer is exhibiting a relief sculpture created by translating a photograph of a cloud into sculptural form using 3D digital imaging software; part of the "Selections from the Washington Project for the Arts ArtFile"; thru March 23, 2008; the Katzen Arts Center Museum, American University, Washington, D.C. http://www.american.edu/
- Ellen Jantzen had a 6-page interview on her work and creative process published in "Trendsetter" Magazine [December 2007 issue] out of Turkey; including 8 digital images [3 full-page]. http://www.ellenjantzen.com/
- Joshua Freed performed his RADIO WONDERLAND, Feb.28, 2008 at the Nomad World Pub Minneapolis, as part of the Spark Festival of Electronic Music and Arts. http://spark.cla.umn.edu/mission.html
- Paul Friedlander is presenting a smaller version of his "Timeless Universe Installation" as part of this year's EXIT FESTIVAL in Creteil [a Paris suburb] at the Maisons des Arts, France. http://www.paulfriedlander.com
- Amy Ione's review of the "Take Your Time: Olafur Eliasson" exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Exhibition [will travel to New York's MoMA & PS#1 from April 20 - June 30, 2008]; was published in Leonardo Electronic Almanac Volume 15, Number 11 - 12, 2007.
- Michael Wright was interviewed by the The New Media Consortium and featured at their "Teachers Buzz" session on the Otis Island in Second Life with his "Virtual World Project." http://sl.nmc.org/2008/02/17/otis-student-art/
- Melissa Fleming's winter 2008 exhibition schedule includes:
* "Grace," the Peer Gallery, 526 West 26th Street, Suite 209, NYC; thru March 8, 2008.
* "Science Rocks," New York Hall of Science, Walter Le Croy Gallery, 4701 111th Street, Queens, NY; thru April 27, 2008
* "The Topography of Nature" at The Kaufmann Arcade Gallery; 139 West 35th Street, NYC; March 13 - April 25, 2008.
- Marco Villani exhibited in the "3rd Carnival of e-Creativity & Change-agents Conclave," 15-17 February 2008; New Delhi, India; curated by Shankar Barua and the Academy of Electronic Arts. http://www.marcovillani.net
- Maida Withers' film short "Tukuhnikivatz I - Passage (TUK I)," conceived and directed by her, will be screened on March 15, 2008 at 10pm as part of the DC Independent Film Festival; Jack Morton Auditorium, George Washington University in Washington, DC; Info & tickets at: http://www.dciff.org
- Claire Beynon's solo exhibition, FATHOM, is at The Art House, Christchurch, New Zealand; March 5-23, 2008. http://www.clairebeynon.co.nz/current_exhibition/index.html
- Abigail Doan's artwork has been included in the following:
* The 15th Environmental Art Festival in Iran on Hormoz Island in the Persian Gulf (January 2008) along with artist Barbara Roux. The event was organized by Dr. Ahmad Nadalian of the Paradise International Art Center in Iran.
* "Treading Lightly" at the Waterfall Arts Center in Belfast, Maine as well as at the Ninth Street Gallery in Washington, D.C. Both exhibits are to benefit non-profit arts organizations and their environmental outreach efforts.
* Digital artwork touring during 2008 - 2009 as part of the Common Ground Touring Collection which will open at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing (http://www.commonground2008.com/).
* Environmental fiber installation work was also recently featured in the Winter issue of NRDC's OnEarth Magazine:
- Alyce Santoro's news:
* recently commissioned by People Magazine "Hollywood Daily" edition, to create a sonic fabric dress for Bjork, which became the "radio tower ensemble." http://www.sonicfabric.com
* a couple of her sonic fabric pieces are in the exhibition, "evolution/revolution: the arts and crafts in contemporary fashion and textiles" at the RISD Museum, including her "silence dress" that is infused with sound, but with a patch of voidness; on view until June 15, 2008. http://www.risd.edu/museum_exhibitions.cfm?
- Cheryl Safren gave the Keynote presentation, "Chemistry for Art's Sake," on Feb.29, 2008 at the Junior Science and Humanities Symposium; Adelphi University, Garden City, NY. http://admissions.adelphi.edu/jshs/schedule.php
- Mary Neubauer's work is included in "Post-West: Reimaging the Desert Southwest," a group show of experimental media; free to the public at The Ice House, 429 West Jackson Street, Phoenix, Arizona; Reception March 7th,7-10 pm; exhibition remains open thru March 11, 2008. http://theicehouseaz.com
- Joseph Giannetti has been commissioned by the neutrinos physics laboratory in Soudan, Minnesota, to create the world's largest underground mural.
- Shoshannah White photographic, encaustic work was at Photo L.A.2008 represented by The Benham Gallery.
AND...she has two pieces in conjunction with a major retrospective exhibition of her grandfather's artwork, "Alex Steinweiss: Creator of the Album Cover"; thru Feb.12, 2008 at the Robert Berman Gallery, Bergamot Station Arts Center, Santa Monica, CA.
- Joshua Fried's RADIO WONDERLAND news:
* performs on Feb.4, 2008 at NYC's Little Theatre Series at Dixon Place; 8pm. $10.
* performs on Jan.30, 2008, at 10pm for DJ Shakey and Moldover's monthly party: WARPER (2 rooms of omnidigital DJs and Bbiomorphic musicians); at the Supreme Trading;Williamsburg Brooklyn, NYC; FREE!
- Daria Dorosh has received a PhD from the University of East London for her thesis "Patterning: The Informatics of Art and Fashion." She is now a senior researcher with SMARTlab at the university.
- Stephanie Strickland’s news:
* latest collaborative hypermedia work is slippingglimpse, http://slippingglimpse.org, made with Cynthia Lawson Jaramillo and Paul Ryan. It was first shown at e-Poetry 2007 in Paris and published in hyperrhiz: new media cultures.
* published "Quantum Poetics: Six Thoughts in Media Poetry: An International Anthology, edited by Eduardo Kac;
* published a collaborative essay, "Dovetailing Details Fly Apart All Over, Again, In Code, In Poetry, In Chreods," in electronic book review, http://www.electronicbookreview.com/thread/
* co-edited The Iowa Review Web issue, "Multi-Modal Coding: Jason Nelson, Donna Leishman, and Electronic Writing," with Marjorie Luesebrink, Fall 2007, http://research-intermedia.art.uiowa.edu/tirw/vol9n1/
* co-edited the first Electronic Literature Collection, published by the Electronic Literature Organization, with N. Katherine Hayles, Nick Montfort, and Scott Rettberg. http://collection.eliterature.org/1
- Ursula Freer's "Plankton" image was just chosen for Common Ground's International Touring Exhibition that will premier at the 2008 Olympics in China and then travel to other parts of the world encouraging art on behalf of our environment.
- Benbow Bullock has seven of his solar-activated, kinetic, glass sculptures installed in the new Parc Parisien entry of the Saint Supery Winery, 8440 Hwy 29, Rutherford, California; thru March 31, 2008. http://www.artnut.com/borrego.html
- Abigail Doan's work, described as "tactile maps, floating topographies, and in situ souvenirs that highlight the delicate nature of our environs and the degradation of spirit that results from our repeated abuse of natural resources and shared terrain," was featured December 1, 2007 in the NRDC's online publication, "onearth."
- Elaine Whittaker's work is included in a new genomic art website curated by Holly Longstaff and Jordan Miller has been relaunched that includes a 2007 exhibition, "Allegories of the Genome" in Winnipeg, Canada.
- Alison Cornyn [and her team at Picture Projects, NYC] designed and produced "In Our Own Words," an interactive exhibition at the Brooklyn Historical Society, the first exhibition to be installed in the Society¹s new Oral History Gallery, it is an introduction to the Vietnam War unlike any other.
- April Vollmer's "Voyage to Italy: Large Format Digital Pigment Prints" show is on display in NYC thru March 15, 2008; at the architectural office of Thomas A. Fenniman; call: 212-677-5691 or email: "april [at] aprilvollmer [dot] com", or view the exhibition online at:http://www.aprilvollmer.com
- Chris Twomey's news:
* her "TRIUMPH of the XX, XX & XYm," mixed media on aluminum foil piece is included in the show, "PEACE 2008"; thru Feb. 24, 2008; SIDESHOW GALLERY, 319 Bedford Avenue, Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY; 718-486-8180
* "I AM LEGEND" feature film (starring Will Smith and currently playing in theatres near you) 30 minutes into this film, you see Will Smith study the framed drawings of Chris Twomey which hang on the wall of an apartment he breaks into!
* her print, "CheeriOpus 5, In an Era of Extremes," is in the collection of FRONTROOM Gallery - Multiples and Editions, Vol. 2 curated by Ethan Crenson; 147 Roebling St., Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY; 718.782.2556
* her work is included in "METAMORPHOSIS OF IDENTITY" (a three-person show); Feb. 28 - March 30, 2008 (opening Feb. 28, 5-7pm) in the Anne Wright Wilson Fine Arts Gallery; Georgetown College; Georgetown, Kentucky.
- Rachel Simmons invites you to visit her Ocean Art site to see the final collaborativeart pieces in the OCEAN ART PORTFOLIO. http://www.rachelsimmons.net
- Hilary Lorenz began a 6-week adventure on Dec.16, 2007 living in an isolated beach shack on Cape Cod’s National Seashore with the Atlantic Ocean on one side and sand dunes on the other, while working on "Tracing Nature," a drawing and print project that visually translates the physical and visceral experience of living and hiking remote landscapes. Follow her blog entries: http://adventureartist.wordpress.com
- Roz Dimon invites you to "Drawing in the Age of Information," a solo exhibition of her digital drawings hosted by Applied Arts of Amagansett, NY and co-sponsored by Wacom Technology. Dimon will be giving free drawing demonstrations using Wacom’s state-of-the-art equipment throughout the six week show which runs from Feb.16 - March 28, 2008. http://www.appliedartsschool.com
- Bill Byrne gave a lecture/presentation at Bloomfield College, New Jersey/USA as part of their Visiting Artist Lecture Series; discussing his work, digital photo-montages, animation, sound art and professional projects; Nov.14, 2008; an MP3 file of his talk is posted online at: http://www.billbyrne.net/byrneaudiolecture.mp3
- Gregory Paulson, a scientist, shares the art-science electron-microscopy collaborative work he does with an artist/professor at his university.
- Michael Wright recently took three classes of his Otis College of Art and Design (California) digital art students into the virtual world of "Second Life" where they collaborated, and created content based on a class-developed theme. The results of this project can be viewed in world, Second Life, at the Otis Island (128,128,0).
- Julian Voss-Andreae recently completed a new sculpture, "Birth of an Idea," a commission from Nobel Laureate Rod MacKinnon (Rockefeller University/NYC). The artwork portrays an ion channel, a key ingredient of our brain and the very structure whose elucidation earned MacKinnon the 2003 Nobel Prize in chemistry. For an image of the sculpture and more info: http://www.julianvossandreae.com/new.html
- Shane Hope's paintings are included in the "Replicant" exhibition at Virgil Voldere Gallery, NYC; his work presents a visual nexus of speculative nanotechnology, extreme bioengineering, technology breakthroughs, and artificial intelligence; thru Feb.16, 2008.
- Robert Buelteman's current solo photography exhibition, "A Matter of Scale," explores the impact of scale on the viewer's perception of imagery; thru Feb.23, 2008 at Spur Projects, 888 Portola Road; Portola Valley, California; phone: 650.529.2040
- SAm Tomasello: "SciencePiction and Gardening with Children" is an exhibition featuring her illustrations for the Brooklyn Botanic Garden book, "Gardening with Children," as well as her own personal artwork concerning science and spirituality; at the Grand Army Plaza Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library, in the first floor Youth Wing; thru April 15, 2008. http://www.sciencepiction.com