First SaturGAY Art Party! With Rakel Stammer

Date/Time
Date(s) - 11/02/2019
5:00 pm-8:00 pm

Location
Sassafras Mercantile

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First Saturday art opening party at Sassafras Mercantile with featured artist Rakel Stammer’s series, “The Cunt Drawings.”
Resident DJ Jeré is an Afro-Fractalist who brings house beats, PanAfrican throwback electropop, and dancy deep cuts. Wine from Kingston Wine Co., herbal sips from team Sassafras.

Also joining us is Dr. Alexandra Garcia, http://alexandratheacupuncturist.com/, offering up 15 min. donation based Ghost Points acupuncture sessions! Ghost points are a series of acu points on the bodies that can help you let go of what’s holding you back. ♥

“The Cunt Drawings are the end result of Danish artist Rakel Stammer’s month long residency at Women’s Studio Workshop in Rosendale, NY. The series consists of multiple screen prints illustrated and printed by the artist. Drawing upon inspiration from Audre Lorde, Rakel explores the erotic image as an attempt to formulate a visual language that centralizes her own gaze and allows her to exist within the frame as an erotic subject, rather than the more conventional object.

Rakel Stammer is an interdisciplinary artist, writer, organizer as well as an award winning and internationally published cartoonist. Her art has been exhibited in Sweden, Denmark, Russia and Mexico.

More on G H O S T points:
We all have our ghosts: something unwanted, hanging around, that’s got its hooks in us. It could be that ex you can’t move on from, your Instagram feed that’s burning away your minutes, a hamster wheel thought process, or any other force holding you back from being your best self.

The 13 Ghost Points were designed by a master acupuncturist of the 6th century to be used in treatment for the possessed. Together they crystalize the bridge between true-self and the greater universe, allowing a person to shake off an unnatural presence.

This weekend we’ll be dipping our toes into the powers of the Ghost Treatment. We’ll awaken a limited selection of these points to create a conduit to the deeper self and identify what no longer serves us. We’ll ride on the Autumn energy to shed the fiery excesses of the Summer as we delve into the nourishing quiet of the Winter.

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