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Culture Clash: Art, Fashion & Aliens July 21

Posted on 19 July 2012 by Niki lopez

Niki Art Studio & Circa24 presents:

Culture Clash

Artists transform cultural expectations with unexpected art

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

Culture Clash by Niki Art Studio & Circa 24
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Culture Clash explores how modern influences affect our perspective of unexplored truths and ancient tradition. Art, fashion and aliens. What else do you need?“ Culture Clash gives us a platform to bring diverse groups together and cultivate positive energy,” says Lopez. “I have a different way of approaching art shows and pick art that reflects the vibrancy and energetic aesthetics not always seen in galleries.”

Visual Artists Include:

  • Niki Lopez
  • Greg Gibbs
  • Greg Dubois
  • Kareem Piper
  • Yudelka Tavera
  • Courtney Mason
  • Detourbutterfly
  • Andrew Ackermen
  • Tatiana Castaneda
  • Simone De Bernard Mas
  • Micheal Anthony Clark

Dates:

  • Sat 7/21 – 7pm-11pm Opening
  • Sun. 7/29 3PM- 6pm – Tea & Fashion Panel and Clothing Swap
  • Sat. 8/4 – 7pm-11pm – *Dr. Sketchy South Florida*
  • Sat. 8/11– 7pm-11pm -Closing
Thank You Sponsors & Contributors

Lopez (Artist & Designer) is also known for exploring the concept of “alien” in her work. To her, alien isn’t just about the cosmos. “We’re all aliens in some way, not just feeling out of place in this new economy, but being transplanted in new surroundings and having new frames of mind. At our root, our ancient knowledge is alien to us, and it’s my job to help people rediscover it.”

Her co-curator, Asanyah Davidson, creative director of the apparel company Circa24 LLC, found a synergy with Lopez’s mission. Her fashion line is described as fierce sophistication, and she’ll reveal her new Grace Jones-inspired evening line on opening night. Opening night performances include: Fashion show by Adjanie and Circa 24; music by DJ Onestar and DJ Lerue; and live performance by Atlanta’s Profound Breadth (who has opened for artists including Flo Rida, B.o.B., Ludacris, New Boyz, Gorilla Zoe, and Bubba Sparxxx.) and Dana DellaCamera of Nakedown

Live Art by: Atde Crossroadz

Edible delights sponsored by Raw Fusion Catering, Divine Cupcakery and Meatless Lasagna

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  • Sailboat Bend Artists Community’s mailing list here
  • Facebook for Nik Art Studio here
  • Facebook for Circa 24 here

Ask anyone who knows Niki Lopez and the first word they use to describe her is “community”. A founding member of the 1310 Gallery in Downtown Fort Lauderdale, her studio is a meeting place for church pastors, youth workers, LGBT activists, artists, entrepreneurs, singers, poets, and folks just looking to have a good time. Saturday, July 21, she brings all those interests together in “Culture Clash”, the 4th show she has curated at 1310 Gallery.
Lopez (Artist & Designer) is also known for exploring the concept of “alien” in her work. To her, alien isn’t just about the cosmos. “We’re all aliens in some way, not just feeling out of place in this new economy, but being transplanted in new surroundings and having new frames of mind. At our root, our ancient knowledge is alien to us, and it’s my job to help people rediscover it.”
Davidson also teaches fashion design, and encourages her students to be leaders in the field. “Fashion is a vehicle to communicate culture and change a person’s perspective about themselves,” says Davidson. “Sometimes expressing culture leaves people feeling alien from the collective, but being apart also means standing out.”

About the curators: Niki Lopez is a multi-disciplinary visual artist, graphic designer, and art teacher. Her often ‘other-worldly’ art has been featured in local and national publications, as well as exhibited across South Florida. She is an Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale Alumni, member of the Broward Arts Guild, and Artspace’s Sailboat Bend Artists Lofts.

Asanyah Davidson is a Fashion Designer born in Clarendon, Jamaica, is owner of Circa24 LLC. as well as Adjunct professor at Ai Miami (Fashion Dept) and Broward College (Continuing Education Dept). Circa24 promises the convergence of simplicity, lush-sophistication and feminine lines that deliver distinction and command attention.

1310 Gallery is located at 1310 SW 2nd Ct. (Middle St.), Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312. Parking: 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.

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.

For further information please call 305-975-6262.

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Co-curators Asanyah Davidson and Niki Lopez

Co-curators Asanyah Davidson of Circa24 and Niki Lopez of Niki Art Studio

 

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Love Thy Neighbor: 1310 Gallery Artists Community Group Show

Posted on 02 February 2012 by Niki lopez


Love Thy Neighbor group art show - 1310 gallery

 

Group Show by Sailboat Bend Art Community

Opening Reception: Saturday February 18, 2012, 7-11 pm
Open House: Sunday February 26, 1-4pm; 
Closing Reception: Saturday March 3, 7-11pm

Admission: Free & Open to the Public

Announcing the first resident-only group art exhibition in over two years at 1310! This event will highlight the work of 27 prominent artists of the Sailboat Bend Artist community through Artspace at their 2,400 square foot, three-floor gallery. 

Although this creative enclave has transitioned through a flux-housing both prestigious and emerging local artists since their 2008 inauguration, this exhibition will be proudly featuring the wide-scope of talent nestled there. The newest works by a combination of the veteran residents first to move in to the lofts, as well as residents newer to the community should make for an interesting evening of art, music and culture in Fort Lauderdale.

Artists in the exhibition include:

  • Sonia Baez-Hernandez
  • Monica Barronton
  • Kerry Beasley
  • Barry Carmichael
  • Rory Carracino
  • Phillip Curtis
  • Asanyah Davidson
  • Louis Davis
  • Simone De Bernard Mas
  • Dana Dellacamera of Nakedown
  • DJ Onestar
  • Jeremiah Jenner
  • Nicole Kent
  • Laqui
  • Niki Lopez
  • Josafat Miranda
  • Suzanna Murphy
  • Cynthia Nichols
  • Greg Olivier
  • Nzingah Oniwosan
  • Chris Polzer
  • Claudia Polzer
  • Lisa Rockford
  • Diego Romero
  • Nerissa Street
  • Yudelka Tavera
  • Andy C. Trejo
  • Christine Velez-Stone.

The visiting audience can also share their “love” by contributing non-perishable food items in a drive for LifeNet4Families (formerly The Cooperative Feeding Program). With any three or more canned/boxed food items donated, each contributor will receive a raffle ticket for an opportunity to score original artwork from one of the generous artists-in-residence.

The artists at Sailboat Bend form a community located in downtown Fort Lauderdale through Artspace. The various disciplines and media include painters, photographers, writers, poets, sculptors, dancers, musicians, actors, graphic designers and non-profit organizations. Since 2008, the gallery has hosted monthly art exhibits, workshops, open studios, live performances, film screenings, and book readings-with over 48 events hosted in 2011 alone.
1310 Gallery is open by appointment in addition to the event times. For further information, please call 305-975-6262.

The Open House listed on Sunday, February 26th will be in conjunction with the Sounds on the Bend free live music concert and the Sailboat Bend Civic Association’s Walking Tour. For more information please visit:

www.sailboatbendartists.com
www.facebook.com/1310Gallery
www.facebook.com/soundsonthebend
www.facebook.com/events/1578277076625 


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Saturday August 6: Into the Rabbit Hole- Closing

Posted on 12 July 2011 by Niki lopez

Join us for the closing night.

Open mic starts at 8pm

Into The Rabbit Hole: Art + Performance + Workshops

By Niki Art StudioColabo Fingers at 1310 Gallery

Into The Rabbit Hole, a portal into the bizarre and exotic. A place where the hungry traveler can explore their inner voyeurism through the vastness of visual representation.

Come discover an alternate world through visual and performance arts at 1310 Gallery. It will be a feast for the eyes. Brought to you by the whimsical minds behind Niki Art Studio and Colabo Fingers.

Visual Artists: Niki Lopez, Luzalma Gonzalez, Leah Brown,
Brittany Smith, Christine Stone, Jah Linx, Maciel Vargas, PLA, Greg Dubois, Jonathan Hunt, Brandy Rumiez, BeartheBear, JanK, Parallax Squared, Idil Gözde, Katya Neptune , Patrick Garcia , MarcPaperScissor, David Jackson Rodriguez & Dick Sauer.

Opening night performances: Venus Rising: Women’s Drum & Dance EnsembleAlana DeCostaChaos Theory, and Silent Strangers.  Food sponsored by Be Organic.

RSVP on facebook here

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Colors, Lines & Soul

Posted on 14 June 2011 by Niki lopez

Theme: Colors, Lines & Soul
Date:  August 15 – September 12, 2009
Produced by: Niki Lopez
Where: 1310 Gallery- Sailboat Bend Artists Lofts

This show combined a great mixture of local visual artist, performance art, and a mini show “Recession Proof Art” that included a wall of artwork for sale between the prices of $25-$100.

Visual Artist:

  • Niki Lopez
  • Andre Fraizier
  • Claudia Polzer
  • Laura Peterson
  • Tabatha Mudra
  • Klodi Lemoine
  • Kazilla

Performance:

  • Stephanie Osorio
  • DJ Onestar
  • Kris
  • T.Q.

Sponsors:

  • Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale
  • Be Organic

Over 100 local art patrons created a event that had a great eclectic vibe.  There were various performing artists, open mic, and photoshoot raffle.

More images from the event on Facebook

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Artist Directory

Posted on 09 May 2011 by Niki lopez

  1. Anonymous
  2. Nzingha Oniwosan
  3. Monica Barronton
  4. Laura Peterson
  5. Diego Romero
  6. Niki Lopez
  7. Patrick Abouna
  8. Laqui
  9. Kate McCarthy
  10. Claudia Polzer
  11. Lutricia Welters
  12. Cynthia Nichols
  13. Michael Maddox
  14. Louis Davis
  15. Barry Carmichael
  16. Jeremiah Jenner
  17. Nerissa Street
  18. Emily Wolverton
  19. Lisa Rockford
  20. Jonathan Rockford
  21. Suzanna Murphy
  22. Timothy Travis
  23. Jennifer Toohey
  24. Vincent Frato
  25. Josafat Miranda

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