You Are What You Eat: Art Exhibition and Fundraiser

Fort Lauderdale, FL ‐November 21, 2012 ‐ Exhibit and fundraiser will offer a brief calm after the storm that is Art Basel. This health‐conscious showcase will be held in the artistic lofts/gallery located in Sailboat Bend on Saturday, December 15th, 2012 from 7‐ 11pm. Art lovers and healthy living enthusiasts will enjoy an evening of art and camaraderie with reflections on the pressing need to educate our society about the degenerative Sickle Cell disease and the devastating impact it has on society. This entertaining and informative event is the result of collaboration between Sailboat Bend resident artist Yudelka Tavera and T.J. Brown, founder of the Sickle Cell Natural Wellness Group Inc. The installations and artworks on display will be aesthetic depictions illustrating how vital it is to general wellbeing to maintain a healthy lifestyle by consuming natural foods and participating in “greener” practices.

‘Lull’ a sub‐theme within the highlight of the evening will be a separate showcase within this exhibition presented by Thought Coalition. Artworks within this realm will be expressing the healing process with the body at rest or in motion to symbolize both physical and/or emotional recovery.

The evening promises a visually delicious smorgasbord of sounds and sensations that will appeal to multiple palettes. Spoken word poetry, live musical performances by the Astrokats and Montage, mural painting, fashion and a raw drink refreshment bar to wash it all down.

About the Curators:

Yudelka Tavera is a mixed media artist and visual arts instructor raised in New York City. The message she delivers as an artist is the manifestation of global awareness regarding environmental concerns and sociocultural issues. Her artwork is typically a body that stylistically focuses on the colors, textures, shapes, and formations of the earth’s prominent elements abstractly. Although initially non‐representational there is often a nod at movement, the female form and the usage or depiction of energy both in the literal and imaginative cognizance.




T.J. Brown is a 24 year‐old sickle cell survivor who was told he wouldn’t live past the age of fourteen. In 2010, he founded the Sickle Cell Natural Wellness Group Inc. (501c3) a non‐profit organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of sickle cell patients and educating the community to make positive healthy lifestyle changes. Through the knowledge of nutrition and a natural holistic approach he has been able to overcome the odds and make a difference so that the word “death” doesn’t immediately follow the diagnosis.

*Sickle Cell affects over 200,000 people in America and millions around the world.

Symptoms include pain, difficulty breathing, low blood count, weakness, strokes, ulcers, bone and organ loss amongst other complications. The life expectancy for people living with this disease is 40, however the majority of those with the disease die before the age of 25.


Yudelka Tavera
1310 SW 2nd Court
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

20% of sales and proceeds will benetit SCNWG.

* Live Music, Mural & Fashion

*Spoken Word Poetry Showcase
*Raw Drink/Smoothie Bar
*Vegan Aperitif Tasting


  • The AstroKats
  • Montage


  • Asanyah Davidson
  • Ashley Queen of Swords
  • Atlas
  • Ben Pachter
  • Brandy Somers
  • Chase Vreeland
  • Claudio Camilucci
  • Craig Denis
  • Darien Dirr
  • Don Pablo Pedro
  • Francis Marquez
  • Gregory Dirr
  • George Retkes
  • Harold Alpha Numerix
  • Jah Linx
  • Jasmine Bailey
  • Jennifer Kosharek
  • Jysikka Ryan
  • Kasey Lou Lindley
  • Lester Jack Gessley III
  • Michelle Feigay
  • Niki Lopez
  • Nikki Detourbutterfly Saraiva
  • Paul McEnery
  • Quick the Poet
  • Renda Writer
  • Rodney Fernandez
  • Sandra Lefever
  • Saori (Cheryl) Murphy
  • Sean Matheson
  • Shane Watt
  • Sonia Baez-Hernandez
  • Sooky Kim
  • T.J. Brown
  • Victoria Topor
  • Yanuary Navarro
  • Yudelka Tavera

20% of sales and proceeds will benetit SCNWG.

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1310 Gallery Show December 2012



ART FEST: One day Art Sale & Exhibition, with ARTIST LECTURE by Martin Casuso

Organized by Sailboat Bend Lofts Resident artist, Lisa Rockford:
NOV 20th, 11am – 6pm
Broward North Regional Library | Atrium & Auditorium
1000 Coconut Creek Blvd.,Coconut Creek, FL 33066

The Art Club of Broward College North Campus presents the First Annual ART FEST.
This daylong event, features festivities which are free to the public, celebrating the visualarts and the art of talented Broward College students working in all disciplines.

Student Art Exhibition & Affordable Art Sale
An exhibition of two and three-dimensional works will be on display throughout the day presenting a spectrum of media and disciplines used by talented new and veteran artists currently working within the college’s Fine Arts Dept. Works will include visually stimulating paintings, drawings and design and ceramics ranging from purely sculptural to functional items like mugs, cups, bowls and other great
holiday present ideas. A collaborative art installation will also be on display which visitors can take part in.

Live Art Demonstrations, Food & Beverage Sale
One of our featured artists is Elisa Cresse, an advanced ceramics student who combines wheel throwing with hand building and finely crafted organic details. Her ambitious forms, influenced by nature, are often functional, including sculptural water fountains as part of her repertoire. Elisa will be doing a live wheel throwing demonstration. Other students will paint and draw for the public’s viewing pleasure.
Food and beverages will also be for sale. All proceeds from this and a portion from art sales will raise funds for future Art Club activities and events.

Artist Talk by Martin Casuso 6:30pm | Library Auditorium
Fiber Art Sculpture & Installation art

The celebration will culminate with a talk by acclaimed professional artist Martin Casuso at 6:30.
Casuso is a Cuban-American artist based in Miami. With its origins in mainstream craft, his work involves a deliberate shift from decorative home-based crafts to conceptual works of art. His medium is a combination of products, fiber and thrift store goods, handled in a nostalgic way that shows layers of labor, representing the ephemeral nature of our lives and the transitory nature of value.

Appropriated Gender Art Exhibition

Appropriated Gender
OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, September 15, 7pm – 10:30pm
ART FALLOUT Event: Saturday,October 6th, 5 – 9 pm
Closing Reception: Friday, October 12, 2012, 7-10 pm

Free & Open to the Public

Location: 1310 SW 2nd Ct. (Middle St.), Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312

1310 Gallery invites you to “Appropriated Gender”, a substantial group exhibition of 44 artists, both regional and national, that explore gender perception and self-identity with a wide range of aesthetic approaches, from witty, campy, or humorous to observational, intuitive, and personal in a smorgasbord of visual delights that will not disappoint.

Site specific installations will be featured throughout the gallery, including a pair of 18 foot tall inflatable superhero men by Patrick Flibotte. Visitors can also interact with two performative installations during the events. Carrie Sieh will guide the audience into her installation with gender-specific invisible ink blots, and Visitors that ride the gallery elevator will stumble into a surprise performative installation by Rosemarie Romero.

A group of prominent art professionals will serve as guest judges and select cash prizes. Awards will be announced at the Closing reception on Oct. 12, in addition to live music by Killmama and AstroKats.

1310 Gallery is an artist-run collective that offers over 3000 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 event times. For further information please call 954-729-5794.

The Appropriated Gender exhibition is also part of the Third Annual ART FALLOUT downtown Fort Lauderdale art tour on October 6th. Girls Club Art Collection, 1310 Gallery, The Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, FAT Village Arts District, and the Green Room will host new art exhibitions and events on the same night with Free shuttle buses rotating between each. These venues are unified in the mission to celebrate the Broward County Cultural Division’s designation of October as “a month for art,” supporting the production and presentation of contemporary art in the local community. These events will bring both greater awareness and unity to arts establishments within the proximity of downtown Ft Lauderdale.

Funding for this project is provided in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council. This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Artists in the Exhbition:
Sonia Baez-Hernandez
Jc Bravo
Randy Burman
Karla Caprali
Toa Castellanos
Martin Casuso
Jessica Concepcion
Mark Cranford
Cynthia Cruz
Wendy Doscher-Smith
Natasha Duwin
Shady Eshghi
Andrea Favelli
Patrick Flibotte
Marina Font
Nolan Haan
Marla Stefanie Hernandez
Joseph Herring
High Strung Art Collective Å
Ian Honore
Sibel Kocabasi
Paula Kolek
Kathleen Kranack
Kandy G Lopez
Carol-Anne Mcfarlane
Pj Mills
Ben Morey
Tabatha Mudra
Samantha Nye
Jorge Pacheco
Penny Perkins
Jami Nix Rahn
Rosemarie Romero
Jessica Rowshandel
Patricia Schnall Gutierrez
Carrie Scozzaro
Carrie Sieh
Le Spresser
Karen Starosta-Gilinski
Jonathan Stein
Kristina Thalin
Kira Tippenhauer
Maria Eugenia Vega
Gabrielle Wood

Art Lecture: “The Aesthetics of Gender in Contemporary Art”

Tuesday, 9/11/2012 6:30 pm – 8pm
Art Lecture: “The Aesthetics of Gender in Contemporary Art”
Location: North Regional/BC Library Auditorium
1100 Coconut Creek Boulevard, Coconut Creek, FL 33066

Lisa Rockford, Assistant Professor at Broward College, will speak about her inspirations for the upcoming exhibition she is curating; national and international professional artists who have portrayed interpretations of gender or critique of the cultural influence on gender identity. This is the first lecture in a series of Artist Talks presented by Broward College North Campus Fine Arts Department and Student Life. The accompanying exhibition, “Appropriated Gender,” which opens Sept. 15 @1310 Gallery in Ft Lauderdale, will feature 44 regional artists along the same theme.

Self: Art exhibit by Michael Williams and Natalie Baldeon

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1310 gallery
1310 SW 2nd CT FT LAUDERDALE, FL 33312
“Self” exhibits the work of Michael Williams and Natalie Baldeon. In the exhibit, these artists display pieces dealing with self identity, discovery, indulgence, and personal realization. The unique and varying ways in which these artists approach the similar subject matter of “self”, expands on their personal experiences in the form of gender, actions, and body image.
Michael Williams is a South Florida born artist specializing in painting. He attended the University of Central Florida, where he received his Bachelors of Fine Arts. After participating in multiple shows in Central Florida, Williams is now exhibiting his work in South Florida where he continues to place emphasis on his own specific male point of view.
In the exhibition, Williams presents a series of large scale work that displays intimate moments between the artist and the mirror. These personal interactions, initially serve to form ones private sense of self awareness, then adapt to a new form on the canvas within a public space.
The installation of Williams’s work drives his intentions.  Each portrait is hung with its identical counterpart across from it; mirroring one another and removing the necessity of the gaze form the outside viewer.  Though the portraits he displays interact with each other, the figurative work instead confronts the viewer through its scale.
While grand, the delicacy in which the pieces are transcribed on to canvas maintains the intimacy of the moment. The watercolor style as well as the way in which the figure is revealed creates the visual depiction of how the pieces observe themselves. Delicate strokes and pooled unfocused areas give way to hints of detail, which act as the points of focus in the observational process. These points of focus are accentuated through the figures emergence from the whiteness of the background, revealing the observation, documentation, and scrutiny of theWilliams’s process.
PictureNatalie Baldeon  is a multidisciplinary artist who currently focuses on portrayals of the self through photography and paint. She received her BFA from the University of Central Floridain 2008, and her MFA from WashingtonUniversity in St Louis in 2012. She currently lives and works out of St Louis.
Her work attempts to expose the complexities of contemporary gendered embodiment, particularly the correlation between body and image. By using herself as the subject in the work, she explores the volatile space of externally constructed corporeal identity, as well as her own personal stance of simultaneous acceptance, and rejection of it.
Through her paintings she present the body in the midst of a questionable act of consumption; varying from the literal consumption of food to the suggestive psychological or sexual consumption. By presenting images of herself as both seductive and repulsive, glamorous and grotesque, aggressive and vulnerable, she attempts to unveil the multifaceted nature of boundaries while question the threshold of acceptability.






Open Mic & Closing: Culture Clash

Join us for the last chance to see this month long art exhibit: Culture Clash. Do you have a song, a dance, some spoken word, or monologue? Share it with us!

Open Mic with special guest performance by:

  • Alana DaCosta
  • Mr. Rigz
  • ANON DE-EVOLUTION (Poetic Vibez)
  • Mori
  • Lukkas Wolf

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Niki Art Studio and Circa24 Culture Clash






Culture Clash: Art, Fashion & Aliens July 21

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


  • 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.


Co-curators Asanyah Davidson and Niki Lopez

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


Crossing the Lines

Photogarph by Spencer Weiner

Spencer Weiner, photograph, 2009

1310 gallery presents…
Crossing the Lines
Visual Art – Performance – Video – Photography – Installation – Spoken Word
June 16 – July  14  2012 Opening June 23
Curators: Sonia Baez-Hernandez & Diego Romero

Andrea Assaf – Jacqueline Biagiotti – David Cabestany  – Dequasia Canales
Asanyah Davidson – Dawn Davis – Louis Davis – Roberto Fernandez III
Steven Gagnon – Lucia A. Gomez – Carlos Inocente – Diana Khalo
Orlando Lara – Jesus Macarena – Tiffany McFarlane – Josafat Miranda
Julio Cesar Montano – Delilah Montoya – Tabatha Mudra – Diego Perez
Carlos Plaza – Michelle Riu – Fabio Rodriguez – Daniel Souza – Christine Velez Stone
Spencer Weiner – Nadine Younes – Zonia Zena

Openning event:  June 23 with Discussion Panel: Art & Activism 7-8 pm
Guest Speakers: John De León (President of the Greater Miami ACLU and  managing shareholder of the law firm Chávez & DeLeón, P.A.),  Jacqueline Kulaga (Volunteers and Fundraising Coordinator of the Florida Coalition Against Human Trafficking) and curators.

Clossing event: July 14 with Spoken word: Andrea Assaf 8:30 pm

Crossing the Lines is a collective art exhibition promoting a dialogue between visual artists, poets, spoken word artists, performance artists and  human rights activist to reflect upon immigration, human rights and social justice.
The exhibition maps the bricolage of crossings: identities, hybridization of culture, dreams, struggles, human rights violations, human trafficking, hidden fears, and social and political mobilization.
Crossing the lines entail: 1) assimilation, social mobility (or the achievement the American Dream) and marginalization of documented and undocumented immigrants.  2) In certain historical context immigrants are subject of political discourse which identify them as threats, as a sector competing with the labor market, as deviance group  (e.g., non Anglo Saxon European, Chinese, Japanese, Latinos, Arabs and other).
The artists as cultural workers have a distinctive “new politic of difference,” and aesthetic of activism contesting immigration policies by forming a collective creative resistance.
Artists as cultural workers are promoters of resistance, affirmation of difference, identities, human rights, and social justice through creative process, bringing lines of dialogues for social justice and human rights to vulnerable populations.

About Curators
Sonia Báez-Hernández and Diego A. Romero are multidisciplinary artists and residents at the Sailboat Bend Artist Lofts.  Sonia Báez-Hernández received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a MA from the University of Los Angeles California.  She had curated contemporary art exhibits in Collage de las Americas at Chicago and Morlan Gallery at Transylvania, and Norton Center for the Arts Foger Centre College.  As a visual artist, she has exhibits both nationally and internationally.  She has been featured on Curated Space in Radical History Review Chicago Public Radio, en Radio International Feminista, 100 Black Men, La Voz de KY.  Báez-Hernández is published on issues of  breast cancer and human rights.  Diego A. Romero received his  Fines Art degree in Graphic Design from the National University of Colombia and was part of the Knight Fellowship at the Stanford University in California. He has exhibited his work in Florida and California and curated shows at the 1310 Gallery.  Romero has been working with several organizations on issues of immigrations, human trafficking, and human rights.

About the Gallery
1310 Gallery has 2,400 square of exhibition space (divided into 3 levels). The 1310 Gallery is part of the ArtSpace Sailboat Bend Artist Lofts in downtown Fort Lauderdale.  The 1310 is an artist run collective that  rotates  monthly art exhibitions.  for more information please visit

Openning event June 24  7-11p.m.  Free Entrance
1310 Gallery at Sailboat Bend Artist Lofts
1310 SW 2nd Court, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33312

Special Thanks to:


Florida Coalition Against Human Trafficking – All donations are welcome to support this cause

ReVision: Art, Performance and Film

ReVision: See and Shift — Art, Performance and Film

How Art Helps the World See Things Differently

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“re: Vision” opens Saturday, May 19
closes: Saturday, June 9
1310 Gallery, Fort Lauderdale

Artists have the power to change how you see the world.
We can disturb or inspire you. This show chooses to inspire.
Visual art by:
Farah Artist
Virginia Fifield
Donna Haynes
Tim Hicks
Loni Johnson
Brooklyn Murphy
Michelle Oravitz

Performance Art by:
Iva Marc
Jill Slaughter of Raw Candor

3D Art and Sculpture by:
Jacklyn Laflamme

Featured musical guests:
and Jeffrey Altidor

“re:Vision” features artists, filmmakers, and performers who use their craft to transform how people see the everyday, the mundane, and the traditional.

Proceeds benefit Voices for Children, a non-profit that provides financial assistance and community resources to fulfill the unmet needs of abused and neglected children. Their goal is to help each child feel cared for and to provide the motivation to overcome the obstacles of foster care to become successful and productive adults. Voices for Children of Broward County supports the Guardian ad Litem Program in its efforts to advocate on behalf of abused, neglected and abandoned children.


Rites of Spring- Group Art Show

Rites of Spring- Group Art Show

Open Saturday April 21, 2012- 7pm-11pm
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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

Opening night, Live Art, wine & light refreshments.

Sunday April 22
Sounds on the Bend FREE music concert:
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Thursday May 10

Saturday May 12
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