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What’s Your Elephant’ Art exhibit & performance opening night

Posted on 11 July 2017 by Niki lopez

Niki Lopez’s 9th annual art exhibition at the 1310 Gallery.  Combining Art, Performance & Community Outreach!

What’s Your Elephant” Art Exhibit to Open with Compelling Pieces & Live Show

Opening Night + Performance: Saturday, July 15th  |  6pm-11pm

Admission:  FREE & Open to the Public

FREE RSVP: https://whatsyourelephantjuly2017.eventbrite.com 

What’s Your Elephant — (The Elephant in the Room) is an idiom for an obvious truth that is either being ignored or otherwise unaddressed. The purpose of this exhibit is to provide a safe place for issues and topics that are normally hidden from public view. Through visual and performance art, the artists participating in this event will share secrets and taboos, discussing openly to find solutions for individual and collective emancipation. Attendees are invited to enter the ‘Confessional’, an interactive safe space installation to share their ‘elephant’.

What’s Your Elephant will be hosted by 1310 Gallery residents Niki Lopez, visual artist, & designer, and Alana DaCosta, singer/songwriter.

Visual Artists include: (TBA – #staytuned)
  • Niki Lopez
  • Alana DaCosta,
  • AJ Grossman
  • Ana Rossi
  • Cheryl Brown
  • Macarena Zilveti
  • Mila Hajjar
  • Cesca Veo
  • Lubos Tuzinsky
  • Chire Regans,
  • Jose Silva
  • Yudelka Tavera
  • Zeal Harris
  • Artists for Black Lives Matter collective
  • SunServe Youth

July 15th opening night performances include:

  • Alana DaCosta
  • Profound Breath
  • We’re Weird,
  • Nephii Love
  • Adejare A. McMillan
  • Venus Rising

Feature performance by Venus Rising! Venus Rising is a multi-ethnic women’s drum and dance ensemble dedicated to creating works that uplift and inspire.

This exhibition contains materials of a sensitive nature that may be offensive to some viewers and may not be appropriate for children.

Community Partner: SunServe- SunServe is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit social services agency serving the LGBTQ community in South Florida.  Mission: Recognizing that the entire LGBTQ community has the right to quality care, our mission is to provide critical life assistance and professional mental health services with an emphasis on economically disadvantaged, marginalized youth and senior adults in the greater South Florida metropolitan area.Sponsors include:  Broward Cultural Division, Niki Lopez Creative, Very GTV,  KR8tiVE Uprising, Crown Wine, Sideways Confections, Itals Vegan, Hemplade and the 1310 Gallery.

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Funding for this project is provided in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council.

July 15th, is the main night that includes a line-up of performance artist and a feature performance by Venus Rising! 

1310 Gallery is an artist-run collective that offers over 2400 square feet of exhibition space split into 3 levels, and housed within ArtSpace’s live/work facility, Sailboat Bend Artist Lofts. 1310 Gallery rotates art exhibitions monthly and also hosts performances and workshops. 2013 Broward New Times “Best Art Gallery of the Year”.   The gallery is open by appointment in addition to the Opening & Closing receptions. For further information please call 305-975-6262.

RSVP: https://whatsyourelephantjuly2017.eventbrite.com  

Events Schedule:

Mon. July 10, 3pm-5pm  (private event) – ‘What’s Your Elephant’ Community workshop at SunServe

Sat. July 15,  6-11PM – Opening Night + Performance

Sat. July 29, 7-10PM – Thou Art Woman – LGBTQ Open Mic + Poetry

Sat. August 3, 7-9PM  #WhatsYourElephant – WYE Artists’ Talk & Panel: 7-9PM

Wed. August 9, 7:30-9:30PM Meet the 1310 Bandits

Short Film Screening & Discussion:

  • Deep Within
  • Souvenir

Sat. August 12 WYE Community Workshop: 3-5:30PM, Soft Closing: 6-8 PM

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Call to artists. Deadline May 27. What’s your Elephant art exhibit

Posted on 09 May 2016 by Niki lopez

June 18th – August 13th 2016

What’s Your Elephant: Art + Performance + Community Outreach

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

Deadline for entry: May 27, 2016
Installation dates: June 15-17, 2016
Opening night: Saturday June 18, 2016
Location: 1310 Gallery, Sailboat Bend Artist Lofts

Open to:  all mediums.

Paintings, Sculpture, Installation art, Video art, Mixed media, 2D & 3D works.  Preference given to

interactive & installation pieces.

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.

Let’s go there again! “What’s Your

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.

Submission donation of $25 for up to 5 pieces, https://www.acheterviagrafr24.com/viagra-pas-cher/ payable through paypal (nikilopez@gmail.com)

100% of any artwork sales goes to the artist.


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Opening night will include DJ, live performance. Performers, please send an email to nikilopez@gmail.com with links to music

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Two- months long exhibit  will include: performance, drink & draw night, community outreach, and closing/open mic. Dates TBA

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Artists/Organization wishing to collaborate or partner, please contact curator.

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Event Sponsors:

TBA

Select vendors will be available during opening night.  There is a $30 donation & vendor application required.

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 Want to help with this event?  Click here

Contact producers:

Niki Lopez

305.975.6262

nikilopez@gmail.com

Websites: www.nikilopez.comwww.nikiartstudio.com

or

Alana DaCosta

786.314.3524

Kr8tiveRebelMusik@gmail.com

Previous shows

This will be the 8th  annual exhibit.  Some clips from previous events include:

2012

2010

2009

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.

 

  • Sign up for Niki Art Studio’s mailing list here
  • Facebook for Nik Art Studio here
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Dates:

  • June 18th – Opening Night + Performance
  • Other Dates – TBA- please check back shortly.

Submission donation of $25 for up to 5 pieces, payable through paypal (nikilopez@gmail.com)

100% of any

artwork sales goes to artist.

>>>ARTISTS SUBMISSIONS<<<

Download Form click here:

Up to -5 pieces $25 DONATE HERE

For consideration, email images (no larger than 2mb)

to the curator Niki Lopez (nikilopez@gmail.com)

Include on the subject line “What’s Your Elephant“

-Name each JPG with your first initial, your last name and image number. (Example: JSmith1.jpg, JSmith2.jpg, JSmith3.jpg).

If you need to make special accommodations for submission of your work, please email nikilopez@gmail.com

Preference given to interactive & installation pieces.

All work must be original artwork – ready to hang or be displayed.

Artwork must include story about
the work.

One Piece $25 DONATE HERE

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.

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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

Links:

 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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Art Exhibit Opening: L’éléphant dans la Salle (The elephant in the room) July 19

Posted on 17 July 2014 by Niki lopez

Niki Lopez, Alana DaCosta & 1310 Gallery present:

L’éléphant dans la Salle

(The elephant in the room)

Featuring Provocative Art of the Unspoken.

Event hashtags:  #lelephantartexhibit  #whatsyourelephant

JOIN US! Exhibit opens Saturday July 19, 2014 7pm-11pm

L’éléphant dans la Salle–  (The Elephant in the Room) is an idiom for an obvious truth that is either being ignored, or otherwise unaddressed. The purpose of this exhibit is to provide a safe  place for issues and topics that are normally hidden from public view. Through visual and performance art, the artists participating in this event  will share secrets and taboos, discussing openly to find solutions for our own individual and collective emancipation. Viewers are invited to enter the ‘Confessional’,  an interactive safe space installation to share their ‘elephant’.

L’elephant dans La Salle will be hosted by 2 of 1310 Gallery resident artist Niki Lopez (visual artist & designer), and Alana DaCosta, (singer/songwriter).

L’éléphant dans la Salle: Art + Performance + Community Outreach

Eventbrite RSVP

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Visual Artists Include:

  • Beatrice McClelland
  • Louis Davis
  • Judy Leeson Polstra
  • Allison Kotzig
  • Kimberly Heise
  • Sonia Baez-Hernandez
  • T.J. Brow
  • Niki Lopez
  • Alana DaCosta
  • Omilani 
  • Klodi Lemoine
  • Gregory Dirr
  • Corbett Fogue
  • Michael D. Colanero (of Uncommon Gallery with photo series .. Breast Cancer Awareness Body Painting Project

Opening night performances include:

  • Chaos Theory
  • DJ Onestar
  • Alana DaCosta
  • Maru
  • Melissa ‘Moonchild’ Stokes
  • Profound Breadth
  • Chunky (2014 DaDa National Poetry Slam Team)

Dates:

  • Sat. 7/19 -7pm-11pm Opening reception
  • Thur. 7/24 –7pm- 9pm – Thou Art Woman LGBT & friends poetry night
  • Sat. 7/26 -7pm – 9pm – Dr. Sketchy South Florida (drink & draw)
  • Sat. 8/2 -10am-4pm Community Outreach Workshop, panel
  • Sat. 8/9– 7pm-10pm -Closing Reception & Open Mic hosted by Alana DaCosta

Click  for updates during this month long event

CLICK TO DONATE:

Niki Lopez is a multi-media artist.  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 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 Alana DaCostais a singer/ songrwiter & activist… 1310 Gallery is an artist-run collective that offers over 2400 square feet of exhibition space split into 3 levels, and housed within ArtSpace’s live/work facility, Sailboat Bend Artist Lofts. 1310 Gallery rotates art exhibitions monthly and also hosts performances and workshops. The gallery is open by appointment in addition to the Opening & Closing receptions. Community Partner: Drag It Out-(501c3), 2014 DaDa National Poetry Slam Team , Boys & Girls Club, and private donors. For further information please call 305-975-6262. 1310 Gallery: 1310 SW 2nd Court, Fort Lauderdale FL 33312 – map 1310 Gallery recently recognized in the Broward New Times as “The Best of Art Gallery of 2013

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Thank You Sponsors & Contributors

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For more info: http://nikiartstudio.com/lelephantartexhibit

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About the producer: Niki Lopez is a multi-disciplined Visual Artist, an independent Graphic Designer, and resident member of the Sailboat Bend Artist Community. Graduate of the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. Affiliations include: Spoken Soul Festival Alumna. About 1310 Gallery: A 37 unit live/work art community housing multi-disciplinary visual & performing artist.  The Sailboat Bend Artist Lofts hosts monthly shows every third Saturday of the month since 2008. bestof2013_2

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LOVE, SEX & UN-Spoken WORDS – Art Exhibit & Performance Opening

Posted on 05 March 2014 by Niki lopez

Presented by  Iva McDaniels & 1310 Gallery:
Facebook RSVP & more info

ADMISSION IS FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

For more info contact: Iva McDaniels

954-245-5433

Facebook RSVP here

LOVE, SEX & UN-Spoken Words: Is a celebration of original poetry sung by the sultry songbird, Alana DaCosta and improvised by the erotic movements of Vanya Allen. This explosive journey stimulates the senses from head to toe with passion filling every moment. An open mind and soul are all that’s required for admission, however, be prepared for the emotional roller coaster that always proves to be worth the ride.

In addition to the performances, enjoy the captioned short film, GAWKIN. This work combines the sophisticated presence of actress Sope Aluko and the sensual swagger of actress Marlaina Law. The women explore their internal fears within their perspective sexuality while contemplating a love connection. Tiptoe down an 8-minute rabbit hole, you may just like what you see. And, if you’re cravings still haven’t been satisfied, bask in the larger than life size artwork featuring Mixed Media Painter Jade Masters, Mixed Media Artist Subbora Jackson, Painter Eliane Harvey, Photographer David Muir, Painter Daniela Davidov, Painter Philip Michael Curtis and Mixed Media Artists Renda Hitz Hearts. This production contains explicit material and language. 18 and older is strongly advised.

Iva McDaniels is a multidisciplinary artist. She graduated from Coral Gables Senior High and holds degrees in Radio & Television Broadcasting, Communications, and Interdisciplinary Arts Education. She is the author of the poetry book MOIST, a playwright, blogger, freelance spiritual and entertainment writer, and filmmaker.

Free & open to the public.

About the producer:

Iva McDaniels

I am a published author, playwright, blogger, freelance spiritual and entertainment writer, and filmmaker. As an artist my goal is to create a body of work immersed in connecting us through universal themes of love, life, sensuality, sexuality and embracing your passion. I aim to inspire and move my audience to create from their authenticity. My belief is we all desire a better quality of life and it can be obtained by following our heart’s desire in whatever direction that takes you. My creativity is a divine service to the world and I gratefully share it.

As a freelance community and entertainment writer, I’ve worked with several publications including the first ever urban community newspaper based in South Florida, Urban America. It developed community awareness through urban culture. Sugarcane Magazine, a weekly online publication dedicated to uniting and exposing creativity from Africa and the African diaspora. Additionally, as a freelance spiritual columnist and editor, I’ve worked with the Universal Truth Center’s online spiritual newsletter, Moments of Truth. I created the column Metaphysical Movie Minute which focused on analyzing films from a metaphysical point of view. As a poet, I’ve performed in different venues including the historical Lyrical Café owned by Will “The Real One” Bell and 1310 Gallery Sailboat Bend: voted 2013 New Times Broward Best Art Gallery.

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Is a group project sponsored by 1310 Gallery Sailboat Bend Artists Community members and organized by resident photographer Louie Davis.  Monthly family freindly free outdoor music concerts.

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In addition to parking in the parking lot there is also:

local parking authorities have been advised to not ticket during posted events at any of the designated parking areas.

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2014 Calendar:
(Subject to change- please check back)

Gallery Openings at 1310 Gallery:

  • January  -Marcella and Christine Stone
  • February – Melisa Caprio March – Iva Marc
  • April – Nzingah Oniwoson
  • May – Nerissa Street
  • June – Lisa Rockford
  • July – Niki Lopez
  • August – Dana DellaCamera
  • September – Eliane Harvey
  • October – Tabatha Mudra
  • November – Yudelka Tavera
  • December – OPEN – Possible group/holiday show (TBA)

*Some months have mulitple events, workshops, and more. Please check back for updates or check with individual artist/curator

Many shows are still under development, please contact the person of that month for more info. Some months have multiple events going on during the month. Performance, visual arts, and more!

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Events by residents of
Sailboat Bend Artist Lofts


Nerissa Street
March, 5, 2014

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Open Mic & Closing: Culture Clash

Posted on 08 August 2012 by Niki lopez

Join us for the last chance to see this month long art exhibit: Culture Clash. Do you have a song, a dance, some spoken word, or monologue? Share it with us!

Open Mic with special guest performance by:

  • Alana DaCosta
  • Mr. Rigz
  • ANON DE-EVOLUTION (Poetic Vibez)
  • Mori
  • Lukkas Wolf

More info on show:
http://nikiartstudio.com/culture-clash-art-fashion-aliens-july-21/

 

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