Performing Wellness: An Artist Led Day of Self Care

Chelsea Flowers, Marcela Torres, Chris Zain, and Rhonda Wheatley

In conjunction with body | armor, ACRE hosts a day of free programming and healing gatherings dedicated to the promotion of self-care. All workshops are created and directed by artists whose practices examine the intersections of contemporary art and holistic healthcare, and how these relationships influence the body and mind. While all programs are participatory, artists Marcela Torres and Chelsea A. Flowers lead activities that pertain to self-care of the physical body while Chris Zain and Rhonda Wheatley host workshops that target mental health and cater to the soul.


12:30 - 1:15pm - Release & Receive: A Manifesting Workshop

Rhonda Wheatley

Join artist Rhonda Wheatley for Release & Receive, a workshop that will help you envision the future you want to create and release past experiences and self-doubts that may holding you back. You’ll do writing exercises, participate in a guided meditation, and receive takeaway tools so you may continue the work on your own. Bring a journal or notebook and something to write with.


1:30 - 2:15pm - Program TBA

Marcela Torres


2:30 - 3:15pm - Exercises In Presence

Chris Zain

Exercises In Presence is a series of short improvisational and meditative exercises that will involve sitting, standing, walking, hand holding and an open mind. This workshop is designed to get back into your body and calm the mind. Participants should expect to be moving for about half of the class and sitting for the other half. Participants should wear clothes that they feel comfortable sitting, running and moving in.


3:30 - 5:30pm - Get a Twerkout

Chelsea A. Flowers

Do you like to workout? Do you like to dance? Do you like combining the two? If so enjoy a one-hour twerkout session with Bloomfield Hills renown Twerk enthusiast Chelsea A. Flowers. As a participant you will learn and enhance your twerk skills, as well as learn how to listen to your body's muscles and maximize the effects of your twerking. We will work on form, technique and learn different positions to enhance the muscles utilized during the twerkout. All levels of experience is welcome, and prepare for a fun session of learning and physical challenges.

Event Details:

ACRE Projects
2439 S Oakley Ave
Chicago , IL 60608

Wheelchair Accessible