Join us in welcoming visual artist, Shervone Neckles in her performance of the Creative Wellness Gathering Station on Saturday, September 17th from 12:00pm - 2:00pm. This interactive performance is planned on occasion of her exhibition, Give and Take which is on view in the SPACE Gallery Annex Monday, September 19th - Frday, November 4th.
The Creative Wellness Gathering Station is a social experiment that channels the knowledge and wisdom of the community to recall remedies and natural methods folks use to heal and cure everyday ailments.
Together with local residents I am interested in forming a collaborative process that uses lively conversation and interactive demonstrations with the sampling, mixing and blending of loose herbs and spices on the cart to address health and wellness issues directly affecting the neighborhood. Through a series of lively, informative wellness conversations and demonstrations on the origin, purpose, and mixing techniques of a selected group of herbs and spices, participants will identify at least one applicable method and create their own herbal mix to support their individual wellness needs.
To mark and commemorate the exchange, participants will be invited to offer a small portion of their personal herbal blends made during the interactive demonstrations to be used in the creation of a community garment. This wearable garment will function as the physical manifestation of the self-care and nurturing each participant experienced during the exchange.