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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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Special Thanks to our Sponsors:

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Health Rush – http://www.myhealthrush.com

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Images by Xio – https://www.facebook.com/X.meza.the.artist

Niki Lopez Creative – https://www.nikilopez.com

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Exhibition: Biomedicines and Subjectivities

Posted on 08 November 2014 by Niki lopez

Exhibition: Biomedicines and Subjectivities

Exhibition Biomedicines and Subjectivities

A collective art exhibition that’s purpose is to promote a dialogue between artists, human rights activists, patients and experts in the field of biomedicine’s. The exhibition explores the impact of biomedicine on subjectivities, bioethics, identity, and biotechnologies on our culture and bodies.

Open reception: Saturday, 11/15 @ 7-10 pm and Closing Reception Saturday, 11/29 2014 @ 7-10 pm

Saturday Nov 15, Performance the David by Joseph Thomas 11/15 at 7:30-8:30 pm

Saturday 11/29, Presentation by Ann Fonfa, Volunteer and Founder of Anni The Annie Appleseed Project & artist @ 7:00 pm.

Artists: Megan A. Castellon, Eileen Escarda, John Foster, Francisca Hernandez, Sonia Baez-Hernandez, Joseph Thomas, Nikolaos Yulis, Louis

Wood

Curators: Sonia Baez-Hernandez & Nikolaos Yulis

Contact us: soniabaezhernandez@gmail.com and nikowind@yahoo.com – please include in the subject line: Biomedicine and Subjectivities 

Biomedicines and Subjectivities

Biomedicines and Subjectivities- Receptions Opening 11/15 and 11/29

 

 

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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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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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Tracing the Imaginary Art Opening

Posted on 16 October 2013 by Niki lopez

https://www.facebook.com/events/611016248941423/
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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GREEN. The Color, The Lifestyle Art Exhibition

Posted on 16 April 2013 by Niki lopez

Fresh and innovative look at sustainability, global causes, and the human footprint.

Please join us in experiencing artworks and illustrations that depict environmental concepts, the unique redesign and the repurposing of materials and media to promote greener living and preservation.

FEATURED ARTISTS:

  • TJ Ahern
  • Grimanesa Amoros
  • Sonia Baez-Hernandez
  • T.J. Brown
  • Fania Five
  • Asanyah Davidson
  • Craig Denis
  • Jane Hotchiss
  • Lea Nickless
  • Claudia Polzer
  • Oliver Sanchez
  • Onajide Shabaka
  • Yudelka Tavera
  • Alex Trimino
  • Tom Virgin

MUSIC BY:

DJ Onestar
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LIVE PERFORMANCES BY:

  • Dana Dellacamera
  • Denise Losa
  • Jonathan Doda
  • Oscar Fuentes

ECO-Bar Design by Boom Factory

**All plants, produce and productions will be on sale.
Come support your local farmer’s market and artists!**

SPONSORS & SUPPORT
FaniaFive Creative Studio
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Tropics Natural Infusions
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Zen Bartending
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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
Facebook RSVP here

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

————- Featured Artists ————–

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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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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