Beeswax wrap  Class
Sep
27
6:00 PM18:00

Beeswax wrap Class

one time use plastic detrimental to the ecosystem. Wax cloth wraps are a superior alternative to sandwich bags and plastic wrap. In this class we will use up-cycled cotton, local beeswax and teach you,step by step,how to make wax cloths of your own.

This is a great opportunity to meet other DIY eco warriors and practice some crafty skills.

Class includes 3 wax wraps of varying sizes.

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Herb Bundling and Meditation
Sep
6
6:00 PM18:00

Herb Bundling and Meditation

As spiritual practices reach far and wide the sacred plants used are being over harvested and becoming endangered. One solution is to harvest sustainable locally farmed herbs. At this event you'll be able to pick out locally grown herbs, harvested for this specific function, and bundle them together while being lead in meditation to put your intentions into your herb bundle. This class is for herb enthusiasts, newcomers, witchy folk and muggles alike, ALL are welcome.
I have practiced meditation and herb cleansing most of my life, the tradition taught to me by my mother. This is a simple spiritual practice from my Mexican/indigenous heritage that has great significance to me. Racheal, who will be guiding our meditation has been a farmer for the last 3 years, she is eco-conscious and honors mother earth in her farming practices. The herbs for this bundling class will be hand picked by us from Racheals fathers farm less then 20 miles away. Burning herbs and incense is used to clear negative energy in a space and within ourselves. Bundling your own herbs together will allow you to put intention into them and fortify the impact you would want your bundle to have.

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Apr
13
7:30 PM19:30

Future Prairie: Spring Fling

Please join the artists of Future Prairie as we dance our way through camellia season and into the cherry blossoms. This will be our spring fling: calling on visions of paradise, utopia, dreams, romances, and joy.

Musical performances by Joni Renee Whitworth, Vivian Cecylia Tylińska, and Allegra Jongeward
Live painting by Jasmine Co, Kathleen Boudwin, and Megan Krzmarzick
Comics by Sabine Rear
Poetry by Chris Gonzalez, Julia Laxer, and Olivia Marovich
Dance by Jaleesa Johnston
Photography by Sam Reynolds and Kimberley Hasselbrink
Lecture by Roseanna Zanna Colabella

We will have American Sign Language interpreters. Thanks to a grant from CymaSpace, our show can be inclusive of the Deaf and hard of hearing community!

Our queer variety show is inspired by the chautauquas of the 19th and early 20th centuries, where people from all walks of life came together to experience education, entertainment, and culture for the whole community, with speakers, teachers, musicians, and entertainers.

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Founded in January 2018 by Joni Renee Whitworth in Portland, Oregon, Future Prairie is a non-profit organization and artist collective led by women, femme, queer, transgender and gender-nonconforming individuals. We develop and showcase emerging and under-represented artists.

When we say "under-represented artists", we are specifically referring to creatives of different abilities, races, gender identities, national origin, religion, and age. We aim to serve historically-marginalized groups such as women, racial, ethnic, gender, and sexual minorities, and low-income individuals.

For many years, Portlanders have spoken of a cultural responsibility to protect, promote, and pay emerging and under-represented artists.

We believe the time has come to make good on theories and promises.

We believe artists have an opportunity to design and co-create a future that is inclusive and inspiring.

We believe art is a valid form of social and personal healing.

We believe art is just one stroke of a broader suite of forward-looking societal upgrades, including access to nourishing food, a healthy environment, safe housing, and education.

Find out more at www.futureprairie.com

We are working towards a unique business model where we pay all of our artists much more than industry standard. We believe art is important for a healthy and happy community. We have a vision of marginalized artists getting paid for their time. We hope you will consider supporting this dream by purchasing a ticket and attending our show! If cost is prohibitive, let us know and we will put you on a special wait list. Then, if the show does not sell out, we would be happy to let you get a ticket for $5. ALSO, we honor the Arts for All program! 🙌 That means if you have a food stamps card, you can show your card and ID at the door and attend for $5.

Our amazing volunteers:
Bess Meade, Teresa Huynh

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