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

Niki Lopez (69 Posts)

Visual Artist, Independent Graphic/Web Designer & Mom. One of the original member of the Sailboat Artist Lofts.

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