Underground art is any form of art that operates outside of conventional norms in the art world, and menstrual art, once an obscure art sub-genre, is coming into its own.
Get an exclusive first look at the artworks in Menstrala, Philadelphia's first menstrual art show, which will bring together almost 50 female and non-binary artists covering a range of art forms and media to explore themes of celebration, connection, and synchronicity with nature, wisdom, fertility, sisterhood, and cycles of creation and destruction.
During the event, featured artists will speak on Menstrala's curatorial themes as well as their personal inspiration and artistic process. The Philly Women*s Slavic Ensemble will perform for 30 minutes and provide a short tutorial on the traditional women's technique of chest singing, a a style of singing that stems from Slavic folk tradition and produces deep, bold, resonant tones. Tarot reader extraordinaire Alex Kurowski will provide open tarot readings; professional charter of the cosmos Amber Reeves shares insights on current astrological transits and map participant's moon charts.
Light refreshments will be served.
Menstrala was conceived, orchestrated, and co-curated by Philadelphia-based artists Rachael Amber and Sadie Francis, along with The Common Room owner Chelsey Eiel. The Common Room provides inclusive and accessible space for womxn-identified and nonbinary folks to be seen, heard, and valued, through intentional exhibits, workshops, and events.
Email Sadie Francis at email@example.com.
Advance ticket sales only. All ticket sales are final. No refunds or exchanges.