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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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Art is… 1310 Gallery is featuring a group show curated by Eliane Harvey

Posted on 26 September 2014 by Niki lopez

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Saturday, September 27, 2014
7pm -10pm
Presented by Eliane Harvey & 1310 Gallery:

Art is… 

1310 Gallery is featuring a group show curated by Eliane Harvey (Resident Painter)

For further information please call 954-604-8203.

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Admission – Free and open to the Public

The show runs from September 27 through October 11, 2014.

“Art Is…” exhibition features the work of established artists:

  • Dana Donaty (Conceptual https://www.viagrasansordonnancefr.com/ou-acheter-du-viagra/ Artist)
  • Eliane Harvey (Shows Curator and Painter)
  • Jake Cordero (Mixed Media)
  • Mystica (Installation and Belly Dancer)
  • Robin White (Painter)
  • JC Bravo (Painter)
  • Glen Mayo (Sculptor)
  • Liliana Botero (Painter)
  • Adam White (Painter)
  • Eli Pupouac Jr. (Sculptor)
  • Patty Stribling Lauer (Painter)
  • Deda Maldonado (Fiber Art)
  • Terry Mulrooney (Water Color)
  • Tate Earle (Musician).

Eliane Harvey (Resident Painter and Curator) was born and raised in Brazil and moved several years ago toSouth Florida. Her paintings hang in numerous private collections in the US and abroad. She shows her paintings extensively throughout South Florida. Her work was recently featured in the prestigious yearly exhibit,  “Red Eye” at Art Serve in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

She is a self-taught artist, who learned by diligently analyzing the techniques of the Italian Renaissance Masters. Although her studies were in Mechanical Design at the SATC Technical School, she continued her art career as ceramic tile designer.

” I love to create with the respect of human form, but no accepting the way things are I must formulate my own vision. Creating visions on canvas is a sense of relief for me. It allows me to interpret my feelings and share them with the world. My body of work communicates energy and mystery”.

Flagler Village Artwalk

For more information, click here

ADMISSION IS FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
GALLERY:
1310 Gallery offers over 3000 square feet of exhibition space split into 3 levels, and housed within ArtSpace’s Sailboat Bend Artist Lofts, in a historic area of downtown Ft Lauderdale. 1310 Gallery is an artist run collective that rotates art exhibitions monthly. https://www.facebook.com/1310Gallery

Free & open to the public.

Community Partner:

LIKE: Flagler Village Artwalk Facebook Page

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PARKING @ 1310  Gallery:

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.

+ Parking all along SW 2nd Court/Middle Street

+ Church parking lot and field across from Fire Museum on West Las Olas

+ Empty lot directly(?) next lofts along SW 2nd Court/Middle Street.

Any issues with parking during events, please click here

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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 & Alana DeCosta – L’éléphant dans la Salle
  • 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!

1310 Gallery - Every Third Saturday of the Month

 

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CLOUD 9: THE EXPERIENCE OF BEING ALIVE – ART + MUSIC Show

Posted on 16 August 2014 by Niki lopez

TODAY, August 16, 2014
7pm -10pm
Presented by Dana DellaCamera & 1310 Gallery:

CLOUD 9:

THE EXPERIENCE OF BEING ALIVE – ART + MUSIC Show

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Slices” by Claudio Picasso

“Human beings have mastered the art of self sabotage now it’s time for us to master the art of self-love”, says co-curator Dana DellaCamera. Imagine a world where you are lit up with excitement because of the miracles you are creating for yourself. Where you allow yourself to dream, trust, develop, risk, expand, take action and create without limitations! When we listen to our hearts and trust our inner selves we experience a burst of energy and discover our true purpose. That is the concept and focus of the show. The show will leave you elevated. Come
evolve with us, let your spirit soar at the 2nd Annual “Cloud 9: the experience of being alive” Art + Music show. Please RSVP at www.cloud09show.com for free admission.

The 3 floors of the

art gallery will feature a variety of artists including:

  • Melisa Caprio
  • Omnia
  • Masoud
  • Cesar Ahumada
  • Christine Milland Kenney
  • Claudio Picasso
  • Danilo Gonzalez
  • Diego Romero
  • Indigo Child
  • Jacquelyn Prussing
  • Micheal Anthony Clark
  • Scott Voyles,
  • Stefanie Jasper
  • Sophie Kenney
  • VanShun Brown

“Ballerina” by Jacquelyn Prussing

At the opening, Aug. 16th live musical performances will begin at 8:00pm and will feature the following artists:

  • The Pride Steel Drum Band,
  • Colleen Virginia
  • Sally Rose
  • Kevin Morales
  • Dana DellaCamera a.k.a. Chamel Lyon.

Several of the 1310 Gallery artists will have open studios where they invite you into their live/work spaces to take a special peak into their lives and work.

Open Studio:

Artists having open studios on the opening night Aug. 16th are as follows: 

  • Christine Velez Stone #106
  • Eliane Harvey #210
  • Galerie Jenner #307
  • Niko Yulis #207
  • Sylvain Denis #305

In addition to being in art heaven, Bars Healing expert, Melisa Alterman will be facilitating free 15 minute individual healing sessions for guests on opening night and will be accepting love donations while artist Indigo Child will be painting live during the event and Zen Bartending will be serving up special Cloud 9 drinks for your enjoyment.

Performing artist, singer and songwriter Dana DellaCamera will performing her original music and inspired numbers throughout the evening with choreography by Stephanie Espinosa.

Dana is known for her surprise entrances and audience participation. She guarantees to entertain you and is a must see for the evening.

The show will culminate with a closing event on August 30th from 7:00pm-10:00pm hosted by Dana DellaCamera. Drinks and refreshments will be provided. This event is in conjunction with the Flagler Village (FAT Village) Art Walk. Trolleys will be available to take guests from gallery to gallery.

ADMISSION IS FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
GALLERY:
1310 Gallery offers over 3000 square feet of exhibition space split into 3 levels, and housed within ArtSpace’s Sailboat Bend Artist Lofts, in a historic area of downtown Ft Lauderdale. 1310 Gallery is an artist run collective that rotates art exhibitions monthly. https://www.facebook.com/1310Gallery

Free & open to the public.

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PARKING @ 1310  Gallery:

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.

+ Parking all along SW 2nd Court/Middle Street
+ Church parking lot and field across from Fire Museum on West Las Olas
+ Empty lot directly(?) next lofts along SW 2nd Court/Middle Street.
Any issues with parking during events, pleace click here

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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

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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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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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Resilience: Survive. Grow. Thrive. – Exhibit opening

Posted on 13 May 2014 by Niki lopez

Interactive arts event brings Resilience to Foster Care Youth 


Artists:
Andrew Innerarity
Terri Meredith
Patr
Dennica Pearl Worrell

Collaborators:
1310 Gallery
Be Your Own Answer
Cameras For Kids Foundation
Voices for Children of Broward County
Prizm Art Fair
Supreme Esteem, Inc.

FORT LAUDERDALE – When you ask Neri Street, a community advocate and public speaker, what the word “resilience” means, she lights up. “It’s the concept that will make our community sustainable, address changing job markets, and how we teach the next generation of youth,” she says. “Innovation lights a spark, but resilience keeps the fire burning.”

On Saturday, May 17, Street curates an interactive arts and storytelling experience designed to immerse the audience into Resillence. That is the theme of 1310 Gallery’s 6th Annual May Arts Extravaganza. Every May since 2009, Street has collaborated with artists to raise awareness for causes supporting children and families. e.

“Resilience is critical for everyone, even for people whose lifestyle appears to be easy,” says Andrew Innerarity, an internationally acclaimed photojournalist whose work will be displayed at the event. “No one gets a completely easy path.”

That night, the event will feature 2-dimensional artists pushing the envelope on their work, and inspired performance. It will also feature short films (comedy, drama and experimental) on resilience, and the audience may choose to participate in “An Exercise in Resilience”. A portion of proceeds from any sales that evening supports Cameras for Kids, an innovative program that builds resilience in Broward’s foster care teens.

Betsey Chesler launched Cameras for Kids after volunteering with orphanages in South Africa. She saw how empowered vulnerable teens were behind a camera, and saw the same needs right here at home. Her program is now across the US and Canada. Funds go towards purchasing a basic point and shoot camera, memory cards, photography printing, framing, and shooting trips. “Photography opens a door that allows the kids to see their own potential,” says Chesler, “and it gives them an innovative skill set.”

Cameras for Kids works locally in partnership with Voices for Children and HANDY (Helping Abused Neglected Disadvantaged Youth), but they need community investment to continue. Street and Chesler have come together to raise the funds to sustain the program. The teens’ photography, and other select pieces at the event, will be on sale to support the program—which gives the youth a direct experience in entrepreneurship.

EVENT INFORMATION:

RESILIENCE: SURVIVE, GROW, THRIVE.
at 1310 GALLERY (directions)
1310 Gallery, Sailboat Bend Artist Lofts
1310 SW 2nd Court, Fort Lauderdale, 33312
Free parking on the street, and in adjacent lots
Event time: 

Opening: Saturday, May 17, 7 PM – 10 PM

Closing: Friday, June 13, 7 PM – 9 PM

Artists’ work pictured:
Pasqual, age 15
2009,
Untitled (Clasped hands)
Photography on archival paper

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Exhibit Opening Night: Featuring Florida Photography

Posted on 13 February 2014 by Niki lopez

SATURDAY, February, 15 2014
7:00pm – 11:00pm
Presented by Melisa Caprio, Fran Bitett Beck, & 1310 Gallery:

 

Featuring Florida Photography

Art Exhibit Opening Night

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ADMISSION IS FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

For more info contact: Melisa Caprio

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A Collection of Fine Art Photographs by:

Fran Bitett Beck (Curator) – Beck, A seasoned local photographer, has exhibited extensively throughout the US. Her work has been showcased in numerous publications and she has been the recipient of The South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship in both 1996 and 2003.
Fran Bitett Beck

Devorah Bowen – Bowen, Received her MFA in photography from FIU, Miami. She has had her photographs exhibited both nationally and internationally and is part of several permanent collections. In her current series, she confronts issues and emotions surrounding the loss of a loved one.
Devorah Bowen

Melisa Caprio (Curator) – Caprio, Graduated with a BFA in photography. Her work has been exhibited nationally and Caprio has been published extensively internationally with her Dolphin Human Therapy work. She is currently working on a new project, Postcards to the Universe where she is photographing art, written desires and affirmations with that work she is creating fine art photography books.
Melisa Caprio Photography
Postcards To The Universe

Eduardo Del Valle & Mira Gomez – The Cuban-born husband and wife team of Del Valle & Gomez have worked collaboratively for more than thirty-five years, receiving international acclaim for their photographs of subjects in a state of flux. They are the recipients of numerous artist’s fellowships including the prestigious John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Del Valle & Gomez are authors of several monographs all published by Nazraeli Press and are represented by Jim Kempner Fine Art Gallery in NY. They are professors of art and photography at FIU, Miami.
Nazraeli Press
Jim Kempner Fine Art Gallery

Rob Friedman – Friedman, Holds a MFA in photography and his photographs have been exhibited and collected nationally, including the Museum of Modern Art in NY. He is a recipient of The South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship in 2007. He teaches photography at Miami Palmetto Senior High School.
Rob Friedman

Alex Heria – Heria, holds a MFA in photography and is a Miami based artist, photographer and designer. His photography work features an emphasis on enhanced cinematic experience in the everyday quotidian world. His photography has been exhibited locally and is in numerous private collections. Currently he is an artist-in-residence at the Fountainhead Studios.
Alex Heria Photography

Stephen B. Mack – Mack, A local photographer has been exhibited and published nationally. Mack’s current series “Rockscapes” feature local rock pits before they became subdivisions or shopping centers. The photographs are reminiscent of Ansel Adams majestic landscapes.
Stephen Mack Photography

Daniel C. Mintz – Mintz, Holds an MFA in photography and is an award winning professional photographer with twenty years experience. Mintz has participated in as many as fifty juried exhibitions and contests and has been widely published.
Daniel Mintz Photography

Joseph Tamargo – Tamargo, A widely published artist has exhibited extensively nationally and internationally. Tamargo has received the prestigious Fulbright Fellowship in Chile and has his work in the permanent collection of The George Eastman House of Photography and Film. Currently, Tamargo teaches and directs the photography program at The Wolfson Campus of Miami Dade College.
Joseph Tamargo

Photographers in Residence:  
Open Studios: 

Galerie Jenner (Studio #307) – Showcasing – Issac Allen Sandy – Jenner is a highly regarded galerist, photographer and educator who is valued for his curatorial prowess.
Galerie Jenner

Issac Allen Sandy (Featured Artist) – Sandy, A well known artist in Florida has exhibited extensively and is collected throughout the US and Canada. Sandy has received numerous awards and recognition for his photographs.
Isaac Allen Images

Cynthia Nichols (Studio #205) – Nichols, A photographer with experience in an array of media. She creates iconic mixed media collages and prints.
Cynthia Nichols

Light refreshments

About this months organizers:

Melisa Caprio & Fran Bitett Bec

Featuring Florida Photography event at 1310 Gallery, Ft. Lauderdale is Curated by Photographers Melisa Caprio and Fran Bitett Beck. 

Caprio has been exhibited nationally and published extensively internationally with her Dolphin Human Therapy work. Currently Caprio launched a new project called Postcards to the Universe where she is photographing art, written desires and affirmations, creating fine art photography books.

Beck has exhibited throughout the USA along with being showcased in numerous publications. She is the recipient of the South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship

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postcardstotheuniverse.com

Free & open to the public.

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Parking is available in the lot next to the Red&White house just East of us on SW 2nd Ct and on surrounding streets.

In addition to parking in the parking lot there is also:
+ Parking all along SW 2nd Court/Middle Street
+ Church parking lot and field across from Fire Museum on West Las Olas
+ Empty lot directly next to lofts along SW 2nd Court/Middle Street.
+ Any Swells even those with no parking signs. They are fine on Event Nights.

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

**PLEASE FORWARD THIS ON**

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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!

1310 Gallery - Every Third Saturday of the Month
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Be Social!!!

Taking pictures & video?

Please tag us #1310Gallery

For Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Google+, and Foursquare

 

 

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Tracing the Imaginary Art Opening

Posted on 16 October 2013 by Niki lopez

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The exhibit opening Saturday October 19, 2013 at 1310 Gallery Sailboat Bend Artist Lofts reflects on the work of daughter and mother. The exhibit, “Tracing the Imaginary” focuses on the artwork of daughter and mother. Both women share a similar trajectory starting their carrier as a raw artist. Sonia Baez-Hernandez after a decade of working in art and sociology got a MFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Francisca Hernandez began doing ceramic after retired. In 1998 Hernandez began to develop her drawings and mastering skill.

Hernandez’s drawings transport the audience to imaginary gardens, symbolism, and fragmentation of multiple spaces. In contrast, Baez-Hernandez experiments with a realm of micros organic or anthropomorphic forms that emerge as part of a dialogue between surrealistic overtones, and gestural marking. The exhibition includes two-dimensional pieces, installation art, found –object assemblages, and a performance by Baez-Hernandez. Some of their artworks transform the pitch of illness into artistic expressions and emanate therapeutic value.

Opening 1310 Gallery Sailboat Bend Artist Lofts 1310 SW 2nd CT Fort Lauderdale Florida 33312

Opening -Oct 19, 2013 7-11 pm Closing Nov. 9, 2013 7-11pm

 

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“ROUGH & TUMBLE” Art Exhibition–Curated by Lisa Rockford

Posted on 20 August 2013 by Lisa Rockford

ROUGH-TUMBLE-PC-8x12-FLAT copy“ROUGH & TUMBLE” Opening with FAT Village Art Walk
The Projects Exhibition space in Fat Village Arts District
523 NW 1st Ave, Ft Lauderdale, FL 33301

First View/ArtWalk: August 31, 7-10pm
Second Reception/ArtWalk: September 28, 7-10 pm
Closing Reception & ART FALLOUT Event: October 5th, 5-9pm.
Admission: Free & Open to the Public

Artists from South Florida and beyond will occupy an 8000 square foot warehouse and alternative exhibition space, creating new works that hang from the rafters, conform to, and are inspired by the unique site. Installation art, mixed media, Sculpture, Video art, and Interactive works are included.

29 artists in the exhibition were selected through a part juried, part invitational process. The artists are linked by their fresh approaches to the ROUGH & TUMBLE theme. Selected artists were asked to respond to the following definitions; ROUGH: “characterized by violent, random, disorderly action and struggles, unrestrained, marked by bursts of destructive force or intense activity,” and TUMBLE: “an unorganized collection or mixture of various things, described as Raw, Textured, Volatile, and/or Arbitrary, Hybrid forms.”

New artworks, custom-made for the site, will be unveiled for the first time by half of the artists, including Gabrielle Wood, Erman, Stacy Streeter, Cara McKinley, Martin Casuso, and Kerry Phillips.
Upon entering the rollback doors to the warehouse, visitors will be drawn to the enticing artworks of Clara Varas, Jee Park, and Michael Covello.
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The forceful, yet calculated brushstrokes of Clara Varas, graduate of The School of Visual Arts New York, are an exploration of coastal cities and their disappearing natural habitats, issues concerning displacement, migration and identity. Scratches, marks and streaks are combined with hidden images and well-placed additions of collage and unidentified globular substances.
Clara Varas, "Backwash Number Two"
In the artists’ own words: “Much of my work is done on cut, torn or crumbled paper using collage and assemblage as a way to explore and blur the lines between sculpture, painting, drawing and installation. I seldom exhibit my work the same way twice since I never really consider a piece finished, but rather an evolving thing which is constantly and spontaneously reacting to its immediate surroundings.
Michael Covello, a graduate student at the University of South Florida, is also influenced by his surrounding landscape. His work combines 2-dimensional abstractions with found objects that deliver a commanding physicality as they tumble from the painting onto the floor.
Michael Covello, "In the weeds"

Michael’s elegiac statement describes the connection between his inspiration and creations: “My childhood was a rupture within the sparkling tapestry of suburbia. Surrounded by an emerald patchwork of manicured estates, the bedraggled household of my upbringing sat within this affluent community as an eyesore. The malignant tones of an overgrowth of weeds, the sour grime of an abandoned swimming pool, the vulgar olive-toned shards of a discarded bottle; these characterized my immediate landscape. And from this early age I realized that this space was marked, as was I, as a product of domestic disturbance, socio-economic inferiority, psychological deterioration, and neglect. This reality, along with the constant effort of my family to escape our circumstance, became two schematics through which I understood the world. I work in the studio the same way I navigate the memory of that environment from my childhood. My paintings are born out of the unkempt, where things aren’t clean or easy. Things are messy. They interrupt themselves. They fall apart. They are salvaged and repurposed. Gestures pile up like dirty dishes in the sink. Colors work paycheck to paycheck. And in the dense spaces I create, formal elements need to work hard if they are going to succeed; otherwise they get swallowed up into the humming dissonance.” His 20 foot wide installation will be newly birthed for this exhibit.
Viewers will next be confronted by a life-size tank; a kinetic sculpture created by Ryan Farrell. This ambitious 25 foot sculpture, a replica of the Abrams tank, is characteristic of his process, using recycled materials derived from transportation vehicles; in this case, it is primarily made of bicycle parts. The unit is designed to be operated by 3 live performers.
Other imposing works include six artworks that hang 19 feet down from the rafters of the vaulted ceiling. Artist Randy Burman was the first to install “Fever In The Funk House,” made of linear elements that tumble down in an orderly configuration. The components, which have now been uniformly pruned, were collected or found by the wayside.
RANDY BURMAN

Kerry Phillips, who lovingly devotes her time to re-purposing discarded objects and transforming them into sculpture, will also be creating an installation from ceiling to floor, using only items that were found on, or around the site of the warehouse.
Florida natives Remy Bordas & Marisa Finos were inspired by the tumultuous nature of the James River in Virginia, where they recently moved, because according to the artists, it is the “site of many historic (often brutal) events in our nation’s early history, and still continues to serve as a site of transition and transformation–influencing lives across the entire state of Virginia.” “Through James” is a sound and video installation focused on abstracting the experience of approaching the James River when it is at its roughest. For this exhibit, the artists are creating a 12 foot “tunnel” in which viewers will symbolically cross through the river. Proposed installation by Remy Bordas and Marisa_Finos
Viewers can also interact with artworks by Paula Kolek, Matthew Falvey, and Andres Ramirez. Andres Ramirez’s video and fabric installation, “La luz y la carne” is another sort of tunnel, in this case representing stretched skin. He allows participants to walk into the fabric structure as “they too become part of the fetish, by pushing and pulling the fabric and becoming one with the actions happening in the video. “
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Visitors will be also simultaneously repulsed and attracted to fleshy, visceral works of Miranda Burns, Rosemarie Romero, Gabrielle Wood, and Caroline Collette, which involve pre-chewed gum, partially concealed porn and “muff” magazines, and fleshy silicone, embedded with human hair.
Other artists like Stephanie Cafcules and Paul McClelland were selected for their use of rough or raw materials. Stephanie Cafcules is interested in seeing how far she can push the physical properties of her chosen material, allowing for unexpected and uncontrolled outcomes. Stephanie will be creating a colossal installation from scavenged polystyrene, which has been manipulated and transformed with spray paint and acetone to possess an intriguing rock-like, textured surface.
Detail of work by Stephanie Cafcules

Paul McClelland’s installation “GW Series” involves a cluster of disembodied George Washington heads, made of cast cement, worked over with a decayed and partially eaten surface. The heads will “bloom” and morph throughout the course of the exhibit, as they grow a mossy green casing. Paul’s second work, “Stress Test,” a mechanical, kinetic sculpture that involves a chisel being hammered into a cement head, will dominate the vast space with the reverberating sound of metal hitting metal. Paul describes “Stress Test” as “a situational experience that will create an atmosphere of annoying repetition not unlike a water torture.”
Paul McClelland "Stress Test #1"
The exhibition is housed within “The Projects North,” in FAT Village ARTS District, the leading exhibition space for monthly art walks in Fort Lauderdale. There will be two public receptions, on Aug. 31 & Sept. 28, as part of the monthly (4th Saturday) art walk in FAT Village, which spans 4 square blocks and is populated with artist’s studios, galleries & other creative businesses. To see images of a few previous exhibits in the space, go to http://www.fatvillageprojects.com/

The closing reception for Rough & Tumble, on Oct. 5, will be part of the 4th Annual ART FALLOUT Event. ART FALLOUT is a collaboration between Girls Club Art Collection, 1310 Gallery, The Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, FAT Village Arts District, 3rd Avenue artists, and other local venues. There will be a shuttle bus rotating between each of these locations. Multiple venues will host their own new art exhibitions simultaneously for one night, and all events will be FREE, and open to the public. ART FALLOUT venues are unified in the mission to bring greater awareness to the thriving art scene within the downtown Fort Lauderdale area, as well as celebrate the Broward County Cultural Division’s designation of October as “a month for art,” supporting the production and presentation of contemporary art in the local community.
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About the CURATOR of “Rough & Tumble”:
Lisa Rockford received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Lisa is an Assistant Professor at Broward College, and resident artist at Sailboat Bend artist Lofts. Lisa was the principal organizer in converting the lofts’ 3 floors of common space into a public exhibition space, 1310 Gallery. Lisa immediately gained media attention for her curated exhibitions at the gallery, in which she collaborated with prominent art professionals from universities, museums, and galleries in Miami and Broward, including FIU, FAU, The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, Girls Club Art Collection, Gallery Schuster Berlin/Miami, Fountainhead Art Residency, Carol Jazzar Contemporary art, and more. Three of these exhibitions received grants from the Broward County Cultural Division, she has been invited as a guest juror for Broward Art Guild exhibitions, and has repeatedly presented educational tours for Art Nexus Magazine at the International art fair Art Basel Miami Beach.

Artists in the Exhibition:
ANDRES RAMIREZ
CARA MCKINLEY
CAROLINE COLLETTE
CLARA VARAS
ERMAN
GABRIELLE WOOD
JAMI NIX RAHN
JEE PARK
JORGE ROLDAN
KERRY PHILLIPS
LOU ANNE COLODNY
LYNELLE FORREST
MARISA FINOS & REMY BORDAS
MARTIN CASUSO
MATTHEW FALVEY
MICHAEL COVELLO
MIRANDA BURNS
MOISES RAMOS
PAUL MCCLELLAND
PAULA KOLEK
RANDY BURMAN
REMY BORDAS AND MARISA FINOS
ROSEMARIE ROMERO
RYAN FARRELL
SNOW YUNXUE FU
STACY STREETER
STEPHANIE CAFCULES
TAYLOR PILOTE
TYLER K. SMITH
VALERIA ROCCHICCIOLI
VICTORIA SKINNER

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ReVision: Art, Performance and Film

Posted on 08 May 2012 by Niki lopez

ReVision: See and Shift — Art, Performance and Film

How Art Helps the World See Things Differently

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“re: Vision” opens Saturday, May 19
closes: Saturday, June 9
1310 Gallery, Fort Lauderdale

Artists have the power to change how you see the world.
We can disturb or inspire you. This show chooses to inspire.
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Visual art by:
Farah Artist
Virginia Fifield
Donna Haynes
Tim Hicks
Loni Johnson
Brooklyn Murphy
Michelle Oravitz

Performance Art by:
Iva Marc
and
Jill Slaughter of Raw Candor

3D Art and Sculpture by:
Jacklyn Laflamme

Featured musical guests:
ADNA
and Jeffrey Altidor

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“re:Vision” features artists, filmmakers, and performers who use their craft to transform how people see the everyday, the mundane, and the traditional.

Proceeds benefit Voices for Children, a non-profit that provides financial assistance and community resources to fulfill the unmet needs of abused and neglected children. Their goal is to help each child feel cared for and to provide the motivation to overcome the obstacles of foster care to become successful and productive adults. Voices for Children of Broward County supports the Guardian ad Litem Program in its efforts to advocate on behalf of abused, neglected and abandoned children.

 

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Rites of Spring- Group Art Show

Posted on 19 April 2012 by Niki lopez

Rites of Spring- Group Art Show

Open Saturday April 21, 2012- 7pm-11pm
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Come join your local art community for a evening of art and interaction. Ten resident artists works including new works as well as a group mural created on recycled paper, as well as a wall for guest participation.

Dates as follows:

Saturday April 21
7pm-11pm

Opening night, Live Art, wine & light refreshments.

Sunday April 22
3pm-6pm
Sounds on the Bend FREE music concert:
More info- https://www.facebook.com/events/199438093506210/

Thursday May 10
TBA

Saturday May 12
7pm-11pm
CLosing night, OPEN MIC, open studios (listing TBA), live art demos (TBA)

1310 Gallery presents: Rites of Spring- Group Art Show

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Sonia Baez-Hernandez
Christine Velez Stone
Asanyah Davidson
Suzanna Murphy
Jeremiah Jenner
Tabatha Mudra
Yudelka Tavern
Jeffery Oliver
Philip Curtis
Louie Davis
Niki Lopez

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