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Shop Sensual is a weekend long pop-up/art installation happening in Chicago Illinois the weekend of December 16th, 2016. 

The goal is to participate, instigate and further activate the current wave of sensually-woke zeitgeist, expressed through art and culture. Shop Sensual will transcend the pornified, hyper-sexualized status-quo by providing products and pieces for a more pleasurable future for all people.  


CO-HOSTED AT REUNION | 2557 W North Ave.

Leah Ball
The designer behind the "Feminist as Fuck" jewelry and portrait campaign. She works in metals, ceramics, and illustration and spends most of her time making marbled porcelain ceramic art/objects and drawing women pleasuring themselves. Her work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The Chicago Reader, T Magazine, Bust, Dwell, Nylon & Real Simple Magazine.

Chelsea Ross
Photographer behind the "Feminist as Fuck" jewelry and portrait campaign. Chelsea Ross is a multi-disciplinary artist, writer and curator, born and bred in Chicago. With a focus on fine art portraiture and editorial work, her photography has been exhibited in Chicago and published in the Chicago Reader, the Washington Post, New York Times, In These Times and Fresh Meat Journal. She holds an MA in Design Criticism from the University of Illinois at Chicago and writes regularly about architecture and design for several publications including Architect's Newspaper. 

Kristen Kaza
Kristen Kaza is the Principal of cultural production company No Small Plans Productions, partying with a purpose since 2012 creating community centric programming with partners like the Museum of Contemporary Art, Pitchfork, EXPO Chicago, United States Artists, Chicago Community Trust & more. Kristen is also the Co-Founder, Host and Producer of Slo 'Mo Party, celebrating the LGBTQ community and slow jams for five years and winner of numerous Best of Chicago awards. Kristen operates the femme-centric Humboldt Park coworking studio REUNION, home of Shop Sensual and numerous community minded events and engagements

 

Friday evening from 6-10 join us for a Shop Sensual Market featuring local artists and performances by Darling Shear + Kiara Lanier and jams by Slo 'Mo Party.

Lounge + pile vibes by Humboldt House.

Sensual 5 minute poems by Natalie Brie Unger

Warm snacks + sweets from The Amazing Kale Burger

On Saturday and Sunday, join us for the following programming:


UNLOCKING THE EROTIC MIND | Rena McDaniel

Are you feeling stuck or out of touch with your erotic self? Every person has erotic potential that many people are not accessing. They are many valid reasons for this: Cultural messages, messages from our family/peers growing up, sexual shame, trauma, disembodiment related to gender dysphoria, intersectional identities, etc. I believe that by empowering folks to explore their erotic minds, they will be able to access new avenues for pleasure. This workshop is designed to be inclusive of all sexual and gender identities, relationship structures, and current relationship statuses. Bring just yourself, friends, partners, and/or lovers. All are welcome. Come Curious. 18+.

December 17th | 6-8 pm | $15 per person

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Slow Jams Yoga with Lauren Ash

Be like Aaliyah and "release some tension" during the holiday season. This especially sensual Slow Jams Yoga workshop is lead by Lauren Ash, Co-Founder of Black Girl in Om and Party Noire. These classes fill very fast; advance tickets are highly recommended. 

December 18th | 11 am-1pm | $15 per person

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Erotic Art Making with Leah Ball + Tine DeFiore

Join artist Leah Ball in creating prints of your choice from a plethora of feminist porn, and art making techniques. While we work there will be a screening of some visual and auditory candy on the projector. Feel free to lay back and doodle while you watch or create your very own erotic dream of a print to hang over your bed. All levels welcome.

December 18th | 6-9 pm | $15 per person

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