This month’s exhibit cohosted by 1310 Gallery and the Sacred Here and Miraculous Now, in collaboration with Exibit Treal.
Help match a $100 donation to Girls Call the Shots, a teen filmmaking program, by purchasing affordable resident art featured on the 2nd Floor. See pieces by Jeremiah Jenner and Somiko Ann for under $200. Work by Marie Donze is featured as well on the 3rd floor.
Books & Bites is an event which welcomes guests to discover a great book, delicious tapas, and perfect cocktails.
The event also fetaures an art show and pop up shops.
This month, the book we are discussing is THE SECRET.
Our hosts are:
MacD from Harmonik
Tracy Guiteau is our curator.
Art Show Curated by Exibit Treal
Vegan Bites by Planet Umoja
Pop up shops
Submitted artwork should fit or complement the theme “Elephant in the Room” which can be either conceptual or literal in context:
Media themes seeking: controversial, hidden agenda, taboos, secrets, discrimination, inequality, privileges, challenges to social norms, masks, cover -ups and other uncomfortable issues we sometimes choose to hide.
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.
An important and obvious topic, which everyone present is aware of, but which isn’t discussed, as such discussion is considered to be uncomfortable.
There will be a panel discussion as well as a month-long interactive piece inviting the community to share their ‘elephant’.
Artists are welcomed to participate in a community outreach art project with local at-risk youth. Artists who are interested in volunteering in the art project please contact the producers of the show. All participating artists are encouraged to participate in all of the events; however, the only requirement is to be available the opening night.
This will be the 8th annual exhibit. Some clips from previous events include:
About the curator:Niki Lopez is a multi-media artist & activist who works primarily in acrylics, “My representational work allows me to share and explore stories, symbols and concepts from ancient cultures and ideologies, as well as provoke thought as to the probability of life in other dimensions, multiple universes and galaxies, how they are all inter-connected with us here on planet earth”.
Known for her vibrant color palate, Lopez’s often ‘other-worldly’ art has been exhibited across South Florida, New York, and California.
Lopez is also a Graphic/Web Designer known for her community spirit and avant-garde art shows. Niki is passionate about community outreach, and is affiliated with many local non-profits.
About 1310 Gallery: A 37 unit live/work art community housing multi-disciplinary visual & performing artist. The Sailboat Bend Artists Lofts hosts monthly shows every third Saturday of the month since 2008.