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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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Call to artists. Deadline May 27. What’s your Elephant art exhibit

Posted on 09 May 2016 by Niki lopez

June 18th – August 13th 2016

What’s Your Elephant: Art + Performance + Community Outreach

Produced: Niki Lopez of Niki Art Studio, Alana DaCosta & at 1310 Gallery

Deadline for entry: May 27, 2016
Installation dates: June 15-17, 2016
Opening night: Saturday June 18, 2016
Location: 1310 Gallery, Sailboat Bend Artist Lofts

Open to:  all mediums.

Paintings, Sculpture, Installation art, Video art, Mixed media, 2D & 3D works.  Preference given to

interactive & installation pieces.

Submitted artwork should fit or complement the theme “Elephant in the Room” which can be either conceptual or literal in context:

Media themes seeking: controversial, hidden agenda, taboos, secrets, discrimination, inequality, privileges,  challenges to social norms,  masks,  cover -ups and other uncomfortable issues we sometimes choose to hide.

Let’s go there again! “What’s Your

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.

An important and obvious topic, which everyone present is aware of, but which isn’t discussed, as such discussion is considered to be uncomfortable.

There will be a panel discussion as well as a month-long interactive piece inviting the community to share their ‘elephant’.

Artists are welcomed to  participate  in a community outreach art project  with local at-risk youth.  Artists who are interested in volunteering in the art project please contact the producers of the show. All participating artists are encouraged to participate in all of the events; however,  the only requirement is to be available  the opening night.

Submission donation of $25 for up to 5 pieces, https://www.acheterviagrafr24.com/viagra-pas-cher/ payable through paypal (nikilopez@gmail.com)

100% of any artwork sales goes to the artist.


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Opening night will include DJ, live performance. Performers, please send an email to nikilopez@gmail.com with links to music

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Two- months long exhibit  will include: performance, drink & draw night, community outreach, and closing/open mic. Dates TBA

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Artists/Organization wishing to collaborate or partner, please contact curator.

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Event Sponsors:

TBA

Select vendors will be available during opening night.  There is a $30 donation & vendor application required.

>>Vendors Form<<


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 Want to help with this event?  Click here

Contact producers:

Niki Lopez

305.975.6262

nikilopez@gmail.com

Websites: www.nikilopez.comwww.nikiartstudio.com

or

Alana DaCosta

786.314.3524

Kr8tiveRebelMusik@gmail.com

Previous shows

This will be the 8th  annual exhibit.  Some clips from previous events include:

2012

2010

2009

About the curator:Niki Lopez is a multi-media artist & activist who works primarily in acrylics, “My representational work allows me to share and explore stories, symbols and concepts from ancient cultures and ideologies, as well as provoke thought as to the probability of life in other dimensions, multiple universes and galaxies, how they are all inter-connected with us here on planet earth”.

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/Web Designer known for her community spirit and avant-garde art shows. Niki is passionate about community outreach, and is affiliated with many local non-profits.

 

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Dates:

  • June 18th – Opening Night + Performance
  • Other Dates – TBA- please check back shortly.

Submission donation of $25 for up to 5 pieces, payable through paypal (nikilopez@gmail.com)

100% of any

artwork sales goes to artist.

>>>ARTISTS SUBMISSIONS<<<

Download Form click here:

Up to -5 pieces $25 DONATE HERE

For consideration, email images (no larger than 2mb)

to the curator Niki Lopez (nikilopez@gmail.com)

Include on the subject line “What’s Your Elephant“

-Name each JPG with your first initial, your last name and image number. (Example: JSmith1.jpg, JSmith2.jpg, JSmith3.jpg).

If you need to make special accommodations for submission of your work, please email nikilopez@gmail.com

Preference given to interactive & installation pieces.

All work must be original artwork – ready to hang or be displayed.

Artwork must include story about
the work.

One Piece $25 DONATE HERE

About 1310 Gallery: A 37 unit live/work art community housing multi-disciplinary visual & performing artist.  The Sailboat Bend Artists Lofts hosts monthly shows every third Saturday of the month since 2008.

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