The Kinetic Imagery Department at VCU proudly presents.
On April 25 2015 Cupid will be writing free LovePrescriptions at Temple of the Cosmic Mothership. He is acting as Cupid and channeling Freud to become this character. As an authority on Love, he is generously listening to each visitor and prescribing advice for desires such as love, passion and dreams. Prescriptions will be written in India ink on parchement. He will be available for consultation from 12pm – 4pm.
So now that I am at the helm of the Mothership, I would like to lay out some plans for my vision. Since the conception and original idea with LoveBomb, I have always wanted to have a space where artists pay for the overhead with their studio rent, and allowed for other larger things to happen. The space had to be large to accommodate the artists studios, and have additional space for the common/community areas. The space also needed to be really low cost because, even artists with work in the marketplace have feast and famine.
The artists not only contribute to the rent (which is minimal), but teach classes, plant gardens, and create a community where creativity and activism can be a small revolution. Fighting gentrification through being a support to the encompassing neighborhood, outskirting Capitalism with trading and volunteerism, and creating a resource for artists and children.
The Mothership is a place for anyone who needs it, and I will keep the vision open to change. Meanwhile I am working as hard as I can to create this space as an experiment, as an art project, and as a “place of worship” where creativity, alternative ideas, and personal connections are the focus.
The herbs so far are just run of the mill cooking herbs, basil, thyme, fennel. If you know of anyone with seeds for medicinal herbs please let them know we want a medical care garden as well.
Thank you so much to the Kinetic Imagery studio practices class from VCU for their assistance!
It was a super hard winter, It was hard on everyone I have spoken to. I am so grateful to all of the friends that have propped me up during a really hard transition to The Temple of the Cosmic Mothership. To answer some of your questions publicly…
Yes we became a church, I am now a minister, and we will be having regular “meetings” at regular times once we have a proper Certificate of Occupancy.
No this Mothership is not religious, nor is it non-religious, it just is what is meant to be and it grows and shrinks as people help and hinder it.
We need help from the community.. The calendar days and times are posed on this site for volunteer work. Anything you do is appreciated and some of our needs are as follows.
-Helping to make an ADA compliant bathroom
-Helping with planting and weeding in the garden.
-Planning and promoting community events.
Our email has changed to email@example.com.
Thanks again and hope to see you soon!
Rev Heide Trepanier
Please be patient while LoveBomb transitions to the Temple of the Cosmic Mothership. We will hopefully begin our transitions as the cosmos advises us and the city allows.
We are looking for a 4th artist to share space at LoveBomb. The rent is super affordable and the benefits include us of woodworking/powertools. Use of the stages inside and out, free special events which may include everything from craft fairs to birthday parties, and a community kitchen. This artist can be any type from theater/drama troupes to blacksmiths.
We are looking for someone who believes in the power of community and is willing to spend a little time with work sharing. This can be in the form of sweeping, gardening and making lunch to basic building maintenance.
Please contact Heide at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
This Sunday! from 4 to 8pm, join us for food, hot cider, crafts and relaxing by the fire.
Bring a side to share, main protein and hot cider provided.
The City of Richmond is following up on a complaint that was filed “several years ago”. The initial compliance officer that called, asked us to remove all commercial vehicles off of the property. Since we did not have any commercial vehicles on the property, this gave them clearance to check up on us. Their tune changed when they “caught us” with a recreational vehicle on the property. They then forced us to remove that vehicle and have been actively checking up on us. Among other things, they have been forcing our landlord to take out a building permit to make the changes at their request. As of now those changes include a handicapped accessible bathroom (totally fine with us) and other changes at will.
We have completed the 501c3 paperwork to submit as a non-profit and will be continuing to forge ahead with plans of becoming a vital part of our community.
Thank you to all of you that have been supportive during this time.
As fun events and gatherings happen at LoveBomb we will keep you informed and will not be shutting down anytime soon!