JUNE 22 - 23, 2019
 
 

HYDE PARK ART CENTER

5020 S. CORNELL AVE 
CHICAGO, IL 60615
 

FAIR HOURS: 

SATURDAY, JUNE 22: 10AM - 5PM 
SUNDAY, JUNE 23: 12PM - 5PM

Join us for Monarch Art and Wellness’ first annual fair celebrating women, femme and gender non-binary artists, healers, and small businesses in Chicago! The fair presents 30 local vendors and offers a roster of public programs on physical, mental, spiritual and sexual wellness throughout the city. Monarch Art and Wellness' 2019 Fair adds to the wheel of creative, craft-based festivals by being a celebratory, supportive network for artists, businesses, performers, and participants.

 

Support local businesses, artists, and healers this Pride month!

ALL AGES | FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

 

THIS IS A BRAVE SPACE FOR EVERYONE!

 
 

FAIR PROGRAMMING 

After fair hours, Monarch Art and Wellness presents a diverse roster of public programs on physical, mental, spiritual, sexual wellness throughout the city. These program are programmed in partnership with local collectives and organizations to curate open dialogues and make space for personal and communal care. 

 

Explore our event calendar below for more information on our collaborative programs.

Queer History Walking Tour of Hyde Park 

Saturday, June 22, 2019 @ 12pm 

Hyde Park Art Center (5020 S. Cornell ave)

In collaboration with The Overlook Place, Monarch Art and Wellness is proud to present a Queer History Walking Tour of Hyde Park. On this walking tour of the historic south side neighborhood of Hyde Park, learn about the challenges and achievements of LGBTQIA+ folks who have transformed the city of Chicago. Attendees will receive a Field Notes journal for journalling and reflection. 

Pleasure Principle: A Sex Ed Workshop

Saturday, June 22, 2019 @ 6pm

The Martin (2515 W North Ave.)

Join Monarch Art and Wellness and The Martin for a workshop on queer pleasure and sex education! Hosted by Sex KiKi and moderated by Stephanie Folger-Garate, this event explores topics of sexual liberation, navigates boundaries of consent and translates pleasure into purpose. This workshop also seeks to re-imagine safe sex practices and reflect on sex-positive public & private spaces for LGBTQIA+ and gender non-conforming communities in Chicago.

Attire: Sexy as you want to be or dress to your comfort level!

Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible, no stairs.

-- Suggested $10 donation at the door, however no one will be turned away --

Yoga+Community Acupuncture

Sunday, June 23, 2019 @ 4pm

Blue Island Traditional Medicine (1843 S Racine Ave.)

FREE

Midsummer is the season of the heart. In this yoga workshop, co-taught by Samara Reigh and Beatrice Scescke, we will explore the Heart meridian of Traditional Chinese Medicine and its associated functions, attributes, and emotional correspondences. Through movement, gentle range of motion, and mimicking animals, we will encourage you to inhabit your body here & now in the city's summer. The class will culminate in a long savasana with a guided meditation, during which everyone will receive acupuncture to attune us to the season. This program is run in partnership with Blue Island Traditional Medicine and Monarch Art and Wellness Fair.

 

Samara Reigh and Beatrice Scescke are the co-founders of Blue Island Traditional Medicine, a woman-owned, worker-owned holistic health clinic in the heart of Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood.  This class will take place in "Little Island," the clinic's plant-filled, sun-filled community room.

Naked: Uncovering Self-Intimacy 

Sunday, June 23, 2019 @ 6pm 

Healthy Hood (2242 S Damen St.)

Join The Alter and Monarch Art and Wellness at Healthy Hood for NAKED: Uncovering Self-Intimacy!

Intimacy requires that we allow ourselves to discover what moves us, what inspires us, what eats at us, what we are running toward and what we are running from, what we need to heal, and what wild and wonderful dreams we hold in our hearts.

As we explore and come to understand Intimacy on a deeper level, we find that Intimacy requires us to discover these things about our Self, first. From there we are able to open up to Intimacy in relationship to Self, one on one, and even within our communities.

In this 2 hour workshop participants will bare it all as they uncover intimacy in relationship to self and others through meditation, movement, journaling and group dialogue.

Queer Film Series: Considering Romance I 

Sunday, June 23, 2019 @ 7pm 

filmfront (1740 W 18th St.)

Join Monarch Art and Wellness and filmfront for a night of queer film hosted by Hiromi Ueyoshi, solo curator of Queer Film Series!

Our double feature of I've Heard The Mermaids Singing and Desert Hearts reflect on cinematic images of femme desire and challenges the role of cinema in constructing a queer world. Films selected by Ueyoshi explore film as a way to attain a greater understanding of the outside forces that historically suppress LGBTQIA+ communities. This program is run in partnership with filmfront and the first annual Monarch Art and Wellness Fair.

I've Heard The Mermaids Singing (1987)- 1hr 21 min.
Intermission - 10 min.
Desert Hearts (1989) - 1hr 36 min.

Feel free to stay till the end for a group discussion!

 

© 2019 by Monarch Art and Wellness l Illustrations by Madeline Vaccaro