PRINT January 1966

News and Announcements

A national symposium on The Current Moment in Art will be held at the San Francisco Art Institute April 15, 16 and 17, 1966. Scheduled to moderate several panels of artists in various discussions are Harold Rosenberg, Thomas B. Hess and Henry Geldzahler Among the cash prize-winners at the recent 40th Annual of the San Francisco Women Artists, held at the San Francisco Museum were Gwen Lux (sculpture), Hope Henderson and Sonya Rapoport (painting), Helen Nestor (photography) and Vredaparis (graphics) Purchase awards went to Alexander Nepote and Douglass Parshall at the 45th Annual of the California Watercolor Society, held at the Otis Art Institute in November.

A show of drawings to benefit the Foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts, Inc. will open December 14 Rene Magritte, untitled drawing. FCPA Benefit simultaneously in the Leo Castelli Gallery and the Tibor De Nagy Gallery, New York City. The Foundation supports avant-garde work in music, dance and theatre. The drawings are the gifts of over one hundred artists.

This show follows the 1963 show of paintings at the Allan Stone Gallery, proceeds from which were used to give the Town Hall concert of that year of the music of Morton Feldman and Earle Brown, and to subsidize the 1964 world tour of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. The Foundation also made grants to Feldman and to Brown, to the Judson Dance Theatre, the Paper Bag Players, dancer Merle Marsicano, puppeteer Peter Schumann, and percussionist Max Neuhaus.

The drawing show is the first of several projects this season for the benefit of the Foundation. A show of 20th century music manuscript pages will be given in April 1966 at the Stable Gallery. A lecture series will be given at the YW and YMHA; speakers include N. 0. Brown, Peter Yates, Buckminster Fuller and Marshall McLuhan.