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L’éléphant dans la Salle: Art + Performance + Community Outreach
Produced: Niki Lopez of Niki Art Studio, Alana DaCosta & at 1310 Gallery
Deadline for entry: June 13, 2014
Installation dates: July 14-17, 2013
Opening night: Saturday July 19, 2014
Location: 1310 Gallery, Sailboat Bend Artist Lofts
Open to: all mediums. Paintings, Sculpture, Installation art, Video art, Mixed media, 2D & 3D works.
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 and uncomfortable issues.
“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 10 pieces, payable through paypal (email@example.com)
100% of any artwork sales goes to the artist.
Opening night will include DJ, live performance. Performers, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with links to music
Month long event will include: performance, drink & draw night, community outreach, and closing/open mic. Dates TBA
Artists/Organization wishing to collaborate or partner, please contact curator.