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Woven Open Floor: Woman in Omaha

  • Woven Studio 6543 Maple Street Omaha, NE, 68104 United States (map)

"What does it mean to be a woman in Omaha?" co-curators Beaufield Berry-Fisher and Jen Dawson pose the question to artists, performers and writers from diverse backgrounds, and invite you to hear their responses in the forms of 5-minute plays, poems, performances, and stories. 

Performances 7 - 9pm (ticketed event), 
Open to the public afterwards for Benson First Friday, 9 - 10:30pm

Jen Dawson (with Kim Alger, Hayley Greenstreet, and Christi Leupold), Beau Berry, Ashley Laverty (with Brenda Smrdel, Chloe Langford, Angela Fernandez, Jessica Burrill Logue, Maija Rutmanis, Robyn Helwig, Juli Wians, Maggie Hinrichs), Michelle Huber, Regina Palmer and Mallory Vallier, Cecilia Poon, and Zedeka Poindexter

OCI's Spring Creative Grant Winner "Woven" is an interdisciplinary collaboration by Omaha artists Victoria Hoyt and Camille Hawbaker that is meant to spark conversations around contemporary local feminisms. The exhibition features an interactive fiber arts installation AND a calendar of community engagement events featuring perfomances, food, and discussion. "Woven" is supported by Omaha Creative Institute and theNebraska Arts Council

Follow along on Instagram: @wovenomaha

All events are free and open to the public. Come and go as you need. All events are held at the Jess Benjamin Studio, 6523 Maple St.
Full calendar of Woven events: 

Wednesday, September 27: SKILL-SHARE Weaving
6:00-8:00 pm

Friday, October 6: OPEN FLOOR Woman in Omaha
Co-Curated by Jen Dawson and Beaufield Berry-Fisher
Performances 7:00-9:00pm (ticketed event), Open to the public after for Benson First Friday, 9:00-10:30 pm

Monday, October 9: OPEN FLOOR Indigenist
Co-curated by Brittany Strong (Algonquin of Pikwakanagan) and Regina Emily Robbins (Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma)
5:30-8:00 pm

Sunday, October 15: OPEN FLOOR Weaving Through Life
Co-curated by Jacquline Smith and Edem K. Garro
5:30-8:00 pm

Saturday, October 21: OPEN FLOOR Caste Away
Co-curated by Michael Johnson and Rosana Ybarra
6:00-8:30 pm

Saturday, October 28: OPEN FLOOR Violence, Women, and Fighting Back
Co-curated by Karin Campbell and Monica Maxwell
5:00-7:30 pm
Hear from an amazing lineup of women sharing stories of hard truths, survival and resilience.

Sunday, October 29: SKILL-SHARE Self-care
3:00-4:30 pm

Later Event: October 9
Woven Open Floor: Indigenist