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Humanity & Community Form the Heart of ‘Cats of Malta’

Before I was born, my mother had a cat with long black fur and green eyes. She had many cats, but those who are familiar with cats know what it means when a cat is really ‘yours’. The day she brought me home from the hospital, the cat took one look at me, a quick sniff, and from then on she didn’t leave my side. My mother lost her cat of years to someone who just showed up on this earth. read more.

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FF2 Media Declares Mother’s Day 2023 “Loretta Lynn Day”

Happy Mother’s Day Mommy. Happy Mother’s Day to all of you Mamas out there too!

Guest Post by Lisa Siegrist

It seems only fitting on this Mother’s Day to pay tribute to Loretta Lynn—country music icon and mother of six—who died last year on October 4, 2022. Since this is the first year in decades that her own voice will be silent on this day, we will sing about her on behalf of women in audiences everywhere.… read more.

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Join FF2 in Celebrating the 15th Annual SWAN Day!

Hello, Cyberspace. I’m Jan Lisa Huttner, the “mastermind” behind the SWAN concept.

Today is the last Saturday of March, and I am thrilled to be celebrating 15 years of continuous SWAN Day programming with all of you – ensuring that Women’s History Month ends once again this year with a tribute to women artists regardless of mode and media.… read more.

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Alexandra Eldridge: From Dreams to the Canvas

Two years ago, Alexandra Eldridge’s exhibition opened at Nüart Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico! Titled A Kinship with All Things, the exhibit included paintings by Alexandra as well as artist Santiago Pérez.

Alexandra’s artwork is highly mythological, featuring paintings of animals and people (and often hybrids of animals and people) in dreamlike landscapes, and focusing on imagination and wonder rather than realism.read more.

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Gurinder Chadha: Directing Multicultural Feminist Dramedies

Parminder Nagra and Keira Knightley in Gurinder Chadha's Bend it Like Beckham.
From 1990 to the present day, Gurinder Chadha has built a prolific career as a director and screenwriter.
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Maxine Helfman’s Photographs Redefine Art as We Know It

Maxine Helfman
Maxine Helfman's 2015 Historical Correction situates itself as a response to the famous Flemish portraits by positioning Black individuals as her focal point.
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