DEC 21 EVENT: Shimmer Secrets at Humble Bloom’s Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice’s Shimmer Secrets: Rachel Gisele Cohen and Nandan Sam He
Left: Infirmary Acrylic Flashe, Oil Stick and Fabric on Canvas. 40 × 30 inches, 2019. Rachel Gisele Cohen
Box Inside My Head Mixed Media Small Theatre, Interactive, Cardboard, Found Objects. 24 × 24 × 24 inches, 2018. Nandan Sam He

Each artist in Humble Bloom: Winter Solstice’s Shimmer Secrets shares a bright and supple glimpse into their own worlds. Their works are diverse in material and execution but unified through their love of visceral light, inspiring the title of the exhibition. Many of the spaces created in each artist’s work are immense and intimate, despite their scale, providing an interesting opposition for the viewer if they choose to relate their own narrative.

Humble Bloom’s Winter Solstice presents Shimmer Secrets, on view from December 18 to December 22, a group exhibition featuring Abby Cheney, Rachel Gisela Cohen, Erika Sabel, and Nandan Sam He curated by Morgan Everhart at the William Vale Plaza.

Abby Cheney and Erika Sabel
Left: Astroturf Cardboard, Plaster, Paper Pulp, and Acrylic. 13 × 11 × 3 inches, 2019. Abby Cheney Let the Water Hold Me Down Acrylic, Plastic, Mylar and Plaster on Panel. 14 × 18 inches, 2018.
Erika Sabel

Reception: Saturday, December 21 from 4–6 pm at William Vale Plaza, 55 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249. For more info and RSVP, please visit shimmersecrets.splashthat.com

Humble Bloom Presents: Winter Solstice at The William Vale Plaza

Winter Solstice is a curated space celebrating the spirit of the season at The William Vale Plaza running from Wednesday, Dec. 18–22 featuring the brands and practitioners we love. Open to the public each day from noon to 7 pm with nightly special events.

Solonje Burnett and Danniel Swatosh
Humble Bloom Founders: Solonje Burnett and Danniel Swatosh. Photo courtesy of Didem Civginoglu.

Event Series:

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18 | 7 PM – 10:30 PM
SMOKES & JOKES
A floating comedy show with some of the best local talent and a couple of famous drop-ins created by Ohene Cornelius featuring Yemi Afolabi, Amanda Van Nostrand, Laz Rivero, Chanel Ali, and Daily Show writer Randall Otis. Additional performances by Kita P, Parnhashnakovsky and Saint WLF.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19 | 7 PM – 10 PM
TREATY + TONIC HIGHER DINING
A conscious consumption dinner for 40 individuals sponsored by our friends at Treaty and Tonic featuring a discussion with New York industry leaders around crafting, growing, harvesting and sourcing local and small. Food provided by Higher Dining with dessert by BK Floral Delight. Special performance by Denitia. Gorgeous gift bag included.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20 | 7 PM – 10 PM
UNPLUGGED ESSENTIALS FLOW STATE
Training your body + mind for optimal performance discussion with a movement led experience to explore how modalities and tools such as CBD, movement, meditation, music, and dance help you achieve a state of flow and why is that important. Movement moment led by Benjamin Hemmer Liu, breath work with Kathleen Booker, a conversation featuring Unplugged Essentials Founder Kevin Rose Jr and psychotherapist Julie Schuck.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21 | 4 PM – 6 PM
SHIMMER SECRETS RECEPTION
Winter Solstice presents Shimmer Secrets, on view from December 18 to December 22, a group exhibition featuring Abby Cheney, Rachel Gisela Cohen, Erika Sabel, and Nandan Sam He curated by Morgan Everhart.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21 | 10 PM – 2 AM
WINTER SOLSTICE PARTY
We’re having a party! The winter solstice is a significant time of year in many cultures and has been marked by festivals and rituals. It occurs when one of the Earth’s poles has its maximum tilt away from the Sun. Celebrate the longest night, symbolic death + rebirth of the Sun, and the love of the plant with us. Music gifted by Radian Reveries + DJ Tory.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 22 | 4 PM – 6 PM
VEDA WARRIOR SCIENCE + SPIRIT
Introducing ancient solutions, combined with modern science to manage stress. Ayurveda is the oldest medical science on our planet—it originates from the same ancient body of knowledge as yoga, known as the Vedas—and has traditionally used cannabis as part of a wellness ritual combined with yoga, meditation and breathing exercises. Conversation with Veda Warrior Founder Smrita Choubey + movement with Lit Yoga™ Teacher Jamel West.

Humble Bloom: Winter Solstice Events
Humble Bloom: Winter Solstice Events from Dec. 18-22. Image courtesy of Humble Bloom.