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Heart Expansion

May 28 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Heart Expansion is a painting and performance art series birthed from the mental health/emotional journey of a Black queer woman from Los Angeles. Heart break is often not seen as heart expansion, as Shelley’s personal experiences with death, loss, suicide, and depression have lead her to personify the beautiful rainbow of emotions that accompany the journey from grief to joy & peace. Shelley will complete the first painting in this series live, a suspended canvas that will be extended into a multimedia piece in a live performance where the artist sews a collection of fabrics to form a train. This use of textiles is reflective of her maternal grandmother’s sewing practice, bringing physicality to the process of heart opening experiences. Live audios of poetry and song will be played during the 3-6 hour performance.


May 28
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Harvey Milk Park
185 E 3rd St
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
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