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Momaha.com & LFF Reading on Motherhood/Closing of My Exhibit!

February 24, 5pm at Star Deli Gallery, 6114 Military Avenue in Benson, momaha.com partners with Sally Deskins and her organization supporting women in art, Les Femmes Folles, to host a reading on motherhood featuring momaha.com writer Danielle Herzog (pictured below), to complement Deskins’ art exhibit “What Will Her Kids Think?” closing that evening in the Gallery.

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Writers Marilyn Coffey, Sally Deskins, Cat Dixon, Danielle Herzog, Fran Higgins, Megan Hunt, Summer Miller, Jessica Mogis, Rebecca Rotert, Michelle Troxclair, Felicia Webster, Laura Madeline Wiseman and more will read their work on motherhood to complement Sally’s show featuring body prints, drawings and photographs exploring her relationship with motherhood and her art.


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Les Femmes Folles will be previewing LES FEMMES FOLLES: THE WOMEN, 2012 the book, coming out in March 2013. The 2011 edition will be available. It is also available now at http://www.blurb.com/b/2954132-les-femmes-folles-the-women-2011 .

Momaha (mom-aha) is the Omaha World-Herald’s online community for moms. Their goal is to help moms learn, laugh and connect. Read new blogs daily from the Mom Team and chat with others via our forums. momaha.com. facebook.com/momaha

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The event is free, though in-kind donations to support Lydia House for Women, housing women many of which are mothers, are welcome; diapers, baby wipes, baby bath wash and women’s toiletries or lightly used clothing. opendoormission.org.

Complementary refreshments will be available; and Star Deli will be open featuring their delicious soups, sandwiches and coffee.

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Reading FB event here.

LFF/Sally News & Events

HI There!

A lot of things coming up if you have visited my EVENTS page you may know about….thought I’d share some with those who read the blog whom I love and appreciate :)…

What Will Her Kids Think?~ New Work by Sally Deskins
Star Deli Gallery
Feb. 1-25 Star Deli Gallery, 6114 Military Ave, Benson facebook.com/bensonstardeli Opening Reception: Feb. 1, 7-10pm (with Benson First Friday)

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"Third Egg," acrylic on board, Sally Deskins

Via body-prints and drawings, I explore the relationship of motherhood to her art and body. The opening will feature a film by Fran Higgins with myself, Greg Higgins and Rachel Mindrup, “Mother-Artist-Model.” A limited edition zine with Scott Blake including my art and statement will also be available, with original cover art.

I will also have a piece in Sweatshop Gallerys launch party/fundraiser for CLUB NO QUIET, a feminist record label, Feb. 1, 8-11pm. The event is down the street from Star Deli in Benson. Details here.

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"Multifaceted," by Liz Dittrick, will be exhibited as part of LFF’s Open Art Show Feb. 1 at House of Loom (Dittrick will also be painting LIVE during the event!)

LFF Art & More for Women’s Center for Advancement of Omaha
After Benson First Friday, Les Femmes Folles hosts an Open Art Show at House of Loom with their Art Party for Women’s Center for Advancement featuring live performances and more (9pm-2am, Feb 1); the event door fee $5 benefits WCA’s Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services. Details here. If you are a woman-identified artist interested in having your work in the show email sallydeskins@yahoo.com or see the call for art here. (Stay tuned for a feature with DJ Shor-T who will be spinning that night!)

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Drawings by Cale Oglesby for Drink n Draw

Special Events with Star Deli Exhibit

Star Deli Gallery, 6114 Military Ave
DRINK N DRAW, Feb. 20, 7-9pm, $5
Artists 21+ are invited to come create together inspired by professional live models (the models at this event will be mothers to complement Sally’s exhibit on motherhood and art). Bring your own supplies including your drinks and enjoy the social creative atmosphere!  Details here.

MOTHERHOOD & ART POETRY READING, Feb. 24, 5pm (Free)
Star Deli Gallery, 6114 Military Ave
Area writers will express their thoughts on motherhood and art via poetry and spoken word including Sally Deskins, Cat Dixon, Fran Higgins, Laura Madeline Wiseman and more.

**NOT LFF AFFILIATED BUT SUPER EXCITING: V-DAY OMAHA**
Feb. 14, 2-6pm, First United Methodist Church, join forces to stand up against violence against women. Information, entertainment, and more—details here.

Sally is participating in Omaha Public Library’s Author Fair Feb. 16, 1-4pm at Dale Clark location downtown. Meet local authors and publishers and enjoy a panel 2-3pm. Details here.

Coming Up:

Sally’s participating in a group exhibit of artists who are women focusing on the figure, curated by Susan Woodford, Femmes Qui Bercent, March 1-25 at Noyes Art Gallery in Lincoln. Stay tuned for details.

Les Femmes Folles: The Women, 2012 book including images, excerpts and poetry from women interviewed in 2012 is in the works to be published in March 2013. Les Femmes Folles: The Women, 2011 is available at blurb.com and may be previewed here.

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In celebration of National Women’s History Month, LFF will host a number of events including:

LFF reading with Femmes Qui Bercent
March 1, 6pm, Noyes Art Gallery 119 S. 9th St., Lincoln
With writers Denise Brady, Cat Dixon, Marilyn Coffey, Sally Deskins, Connie Spittler, Stacey Waite, Stacey Waite, Laura Madeline Wiseman and more.

"Women in Art," panel moderated by Sally Deskins March 9, 4pm Washington Branch Library, 2968 Ames St.
With playwright Beaufield Berry, dancer/rapper Jasmine Reed, spoken word artist Felicia Webster, fashion designer Olajide Kotero and more.

"LFF Book Launch, Anniversary & Social Hour" March 26, 6-8pm House of Loom
Hear Sally and various writers’ read & celebrate 2 years of Les Femmes Folles; this event is celebratory and still in the works; if you are interested in sharing your story/work/performing, email sallydeskins@yahoo.com.
Meet and greet with other artists who are women.

If you have any ideas, questions or anything regarding LFF, Sally’s work, feminism or women in art, email sallydeskins@yahoo.com