Workshop with Star Feliz
Join us for an informative and creative workshop with the beloved freaks of the forest led by Star Feliz. Together we will learn about herbs and flower essences for queer embodiment, explore the spectrums of gender & sexual expression within our lineages, and practice intuitive skills to connect with the spirit of ancestral plants. We'll consider: what is the living world desiring to share with us? More than just prescriptive, plants aid our access to the ancient stories of our ancestors' expansive gender expressions, how this beauty is still alive within us, and how we can weave nature’s wisdom into our dreams of queer futurity.
This workshop is virtual. Participants will be emailed the Zoom link the morning of the event. RSVP here.
If you RSVP by Monday, February 27, you'll receive a gift of white orchid flower essence in the mail!
About the Host
Star Feliz (they/them) is an interdisciplinary artist and medicine person born and raised in Lenapehoking, aka New York City, with roots in Ayiti, aka Dominican Republic. Entangled across the mediums of sculptural installation, time-based media, and book forms, their work explores earth-based pathways for disarming apparatuses of violence and their cycles of trauma. After almost ten years of studying and practicing community-based herbalism, Star is currently sharing their medicine under the self-started project of Botánica Cimarrón. Their formulas are unique stories that weave together the past, present, and future of Caribbean folk healing to bring living systems back into alignment. Under the moniker of Priestusssy they create experimental devotional music.
About the Project
sowing worlds within the incompossible is an exercise in worldbuilding. The project emulates a queer community space consisting of an exhibition and a series of programs. The exhibition includes artwork by Amarise Carreras, Nelson Morales, and SHAN Wallace, who play with the tension between the everyday and the fantastical. Alongside their artwork, the installation functions as a place to come inside and read, look, gather, dream, learn, and heal. Organized by Giancarlo Montes Santangelo, the project is open through March 11.
Sunday, March 5 at 1:00 pm EST