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Chicken Chapel of Love Grand Opening
July 7 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pmFree
Conceived by Big Car co-founder, Shauta Marsh in 2016– it’s taken 7 years to build and open this Las-Vegas style wedding chapel, meditation space and shrine designed by artist Jason Gray in 2019. Gray also hand-carved the wooden doors and built the altar cabinet. Commissions is the form of a mural, music and other objects will continue to be added.
When you open The Chicken Chapel of Love’s hand-carved wooden doors inscribed with the latin phrase Vide cor meum (See My Heart), you’re greeted with stained glass windows filtering the south and west sunlight, gilded gold candelabras, an altar cabinet honoring the elements & divine feminine with wood burnings by Nasreen Khan, taxidermied roosters, warm wood church pews, wax candles.
Located in our new Terri Sisson Park-a shrine for motherhood (which will formally open this fall)— the space represents the heart of humanity, the heart of the chicken. Our destinies and fates are overlapping and intertwining like those with whom we choose to share our lives.
From Danté’s La Vita Nuova
While thinking of her (Beatrice)
A sweet sleep came over me
I am your master
Here is your heart
And on this burning heart
(she) obediently fed
Then I saw him (Amore) leaving in tears
Joy became bitterest lament
I am in peace
I am in peace
See my heart
The Chicken Chapel of Love was made possible by IHCDA, Patronicity and supporters like you!