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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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Thou Art Woman – Open Mic, Spoken Word & Live performance celebrating LGBTQ women

Posted on 04 March 2015 by Niki lopez

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Art Woman @ the Portraitic Perspectives Exhibition

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 Saturday, March 7th 2015,  7:00pm – 10:00pm

Thou Art Woman returns! A CAN’T MISS event the Sailboat Bend Artist Lofts aka 1310 Gallery to celebrating LGBTQ women. Open mic with featured live performance, singers, and spoken word artist. Within the backdrop of a month long exhibit ‘Portraitic Perspectives Exhibition’ – produced by photographer David Muir!

The evening includes: Open Mic and Featuring performances by: Kat C.H.R., Terese “Chunky” Hill, DJ JesiMixx, Rebecca “Butterfly” Vaughns, & dj fflood

Special thanks to our sponsors:
The Law Offices of Megan D. Widmeyer • The Credit Group, Inc. • Reese Vision Care • Dr Chanda Reese, OBGYN • Niki Lopez Creative • Broward Cultural Division • DAVIDiPhoto • 1310 Gallery /Sailboat Bend Artist Lofts
FREE & Open

to the public

 RSVP:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/343865172469242
Google +: https://plus.google.com/u/1/events/cai100j08lkc0hs5dcm1opclffc

1310 Gallery
1310 SW 2nd Court
Fort Lauderdale, Fl 33312

 

Meet the features:

Kat C.H.R

Alternative/Reggae/Singer/songwriter

Kat C.H.R is the face of Jamaican alternative music. Her sultry, haunting voice intermixed with soulful lyrics,alternative beats, and flavorings of Reggae gives birth to her style – ‘alternative lovers’ rock’. This edgy, paradoxical singer-songwriter is ready to shake up the indie world with her great music and positive vibes!

Terese “Chunky” Hill

Poet, Speaker, Performance Poet, Actress

Acknowledged as one of the prolific voices of our time. This Nationally known spoken word artist has the ability to hold and comfort her audience by delivering heart felt passion through words, provoking the listener to feel inspired and uplifted. Using the gift of speech to draw a vivid picture of culture and diversity that is touchable reality. Terese is a public servant. Severing as a Law enforcement officer for over ten years she has combined poetry and the law into a prophetic mixture. She has captured the ability to voice personal life experience, societal blues, sexuality, and world issues into a soulful gospel

of good news, by using the universal language of poetry.

Embracing her community poetically she has provided an eclectic poetry venue since 2001 for poets, singers and appreciators.. Terese is the Co-founder and CEO of the company SpittFiYa acheter sildenafil teva 100 mg Productions a company which poetry is used as a vehicle to motivate empower and uplift through art of spoken word. In 2003 Terese assembled a group of poets to compete nationally at the National Poetry Slam in Oakland, Ca. Terese has competed at the national level 9 times for the state of Florida. Individually Terese has ranked fifth in the nation out over 200 poets.

This national traveled poet has performed from heat of Mississippi’s delta to the city lights of New York and has found there is no greater pleasure than the voice of youth. In 2004 Spittfiya Youth speak poetry slam was founded to give our youth our most precious commodity a twist to what society is offering them today.

Promoting literacy, writing, diversity and free thinking Terese believes spoken word poetry will inspire our youth to express

with there minds and mouths. Terese is author of life time of poems and the producer of two C.D.’s “Spittfiya Volume 1 a capella oration of poetry and “Unchained Passion’ Spittfiya volume 2 with live accompaniment acoustic music and poetry oration.

Terese is humbled by her gift of speech and willing to share with the world one poem at a time. She is the passion, the fire and the soul of spoken word poetry.

Rebecca “Butterfly” Vaughns

Poet

Rebecca “Butterfly” Vaughns is a Miami native. She is a force to reckon with in https://www.acheterviagrafr24.com/viagra-prix-maroc-thailande/ the arena of poetry. Her ability to freestyle poetry on the spot for any occasion leaves listeners in awe. She’s the author of 3 self published books of poetry, a recording artist with 11 albums to date as of February 2014, and the producer and director of 9 stage productions. Her work is appreciated by the likes of Ms. Betty Wright, Nikki Giovanni Robert Townsend, Kim Coles, Fantasia, Lenny Williams, and Rick Party to name a few.

 

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