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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

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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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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

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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

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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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1310 Gallery: 1310 SW 2nd Court, Fort Lauderdale FL 33312

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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