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The Elephant Art Exhibit: Art, Performance & Outreach – opening

Posted on 14 July 2015 by Niki lopez

July 18 – August 8th 2015

The Elephant: Art + Performance + Community Outreach

Produced: Niki Lopez of Niki Art Studio, Alana DaCosta & at 1310 Gallery

Opening night: Saturday July 18, 2015
Location: 1310 Gallery, Sailboat Bend Artist Lofts

The Elephant  – art exhibition is a group arts exhibition featuring work that challenges both artist and viewer to consider their choices about what in our lives, should be revealed and what should be hidden.    We want the elephant out in the open so we can find release…

“The Elephant” as in ‘the elephant in the room’ is metaphorical idiom for an obvious truth that is either being ignored or going unaddressed. The idiomatic expression also applies to an obvious problem or risk no one wants to discuss, It is based on the idea that an elephant in a room would be impossible to overlook; thus, people in the room who pretend the elephant is not there have chosen to avoid dealing with the looming big issue.

Artists:

  • Niki Lopez
  • Alana DaCosta
  • Allison Kotzig
  • Rolando Chang Barrero
  • Judy Leeson Polstra
  • Sonia Baez-Hernandez
  • Dianne Rosenberg
  • Ian Barnes
  • Cesca Veo
  • Susan Buzzi
  • Rene Gordon
  • Geva Salerno

Opening night performance:

  • Chunky (Host & spoken word Poet)
  • Chaos Theory
  • Dawn Robinson
  • Tico Armand
  • Yoli Mayor
  • Rebecca Butterfly Vaughns
  • & more

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 About the producers: Niki Lopez is a multi-media artist.  Known for her vibrant color palate, Lopez’s often ‘other-worldly’ art has acheter viagra pfizer been exhibited across South Florida, New York, and California.  Lopez is also a Graphic Designer known for her community spirit and avant-garde art shows.  Niki is passionate about community & outreach.  Lopez has been an integral  part of the creation of the 1310 Gallery space located within the Sailboat Bend Artist Lofts, where residents create monthly art programs.  As Web Master, Niki created the community’s on-line presence, and is a contributor to the 1310 Gallery brand via Social Media.

A resident artist of Sailboat Bend Artist Lofts, Alana DaCosta is a creative rebel. Alana has not received any formal training in visual arts. However, she continues to think out of the box and uses many mediums to share her creative talents. An artist activist, vocalist, musician, and poet whose distinctive sound extends beyond boundaries as she blends neo-soul with reggae, jazz, and a drop of funk. Alana has performed throughout the United States, Europe and the Caribbean. “My music and art will touch the minds, hearts and souls of people across the world, and will increase

one’s motivation for self-discovery, collective consciousness of one’s purpose, and the desire to live life freely, without regrets.” says Alana, who also has a M.S. in Mental Health Counseling and understands the healing power of the arts. With the drive and passion felt in her music and community art initiatives, there is no doubt, that Alana DaCosta is destined to leave her own mark in our world and make her artistic mission.

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Dates:

  • July 18th – Opening Night + Performance
  • July 25th – Drink & Draw More info TBA, Artwalk w/Free trolley service.
  • July 29th – Panel discussion #What’s Your Elephant.
  • August 5th- COMMUNITY OUTREACH -TBA
  • August 7th – Thou Art Women – LGBT Poetry Night

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Special Thanks to our Sponsors:

Sideways Confections – SidewaysConfections.com

Health Rush – http://www.myhealthrush.com

JLPR –  https://www.facebook.com/JLPRInc

Zen Bartender – https://www.facebook.com/ZenBartending

Images by Xio – https://www.facebook.com/X.meza.the.artist

Niki Lopez Creative – https://www.nikilopez.com

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