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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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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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Public Speaking for Professionals

Posted on 06 August 2011 by Niki lopez


Date: January 2012

Need to give engaging presentations?
Need to stand out as an expert in your field?
Need to make your name memorable to potential clients?
You’re a professional trying to distinguish yourself in the new market. How do you get your message across clearly and effectively?
Public speaking isn’t always on stage. Infuse your message with the passion and clarity needed to persuade someone to take action.
From 30-second elevator speeches to job interview panels, today’s professional can’t afford to speak without making an impact.
Overcome the number one barrier to effective communication.
Pinpoint the most powerful elements of your message.
Learn to adjust your delivery mid-stream to retain your target’s attention.
Craft a vision that can be communicated in 30 seconds or 30 minutes.
Using proven, interactive techniques, this never-boring clinic lets you lead your industry– and guarantee your success no matter the market.


Limited to 10 participants
3 hours of practical fun at a beautiful destination

To register – Click here

For more info:

Nerissa Street:
nerissa@artistswhowork.com
323-205-6374 (text only)

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Gritty Girl Performing Arts Camp

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Gritty Girl Performing Arts Camp

Posted on 28 July 2011 by Niki lopez

Gritty Girl Performing Arts Camp

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Gritty Girl Performing Arts Camp

Celebrates its 3rd year in Broward County
Summer Camp runs the week of August 8th – 12th

Gritty Girl Performing Arts Camp celebrates year three this summer with its empowering arts and education project designed to uplift young women in our community. Gritty Girl, an arts education outreach project invites women and girls to learn about their rich histories through educational arts workshops and performances. The camp takes place the week of August 8th – 12thin Coconut Creek. The workshops occur from 9:30 to 4PM, M-F, with a performance on Friday afternoon. Please visit www.grittygirl.com for more information.

Using an arts-integrated approach under the facilitation of Michelle Riu, professional singer-songwriter, actress, and teaching-artist, the girls create and perform original music, and act in original skits for the stage and the camera. Guest artists work with the girls to create empowering visual art pieces, design their own clothes and confidently and gracefully pose for the camera. The girls are encouraged to find their inner voice and powerfully express it, whether it be through singing, playing an instrument, making the audience laugh or cry, or staring down a photo camera with the power of their soul. Everyone has a story. What is hers?
No prior music, acting or arts experience required.

For more information, contact Michelle Riu at
305-951-9054 or e-mail grittygirl@gmail.com.

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