L’éléphant dans la Salle (the elephant in the room) Art Exhibit

Niki Lopez, Alana DaCosta & 1310 Gallery present:

L’éléphant dans la Salle

(The elephant in the room)

Featuring Provocative Art of the Unspoken.

NEXT EVENT: Saturday August 9, 7pm-10pm Closing: Performance + Open mic for L’éléphant dans la Salle Art Exhibit hosted by Alana Dacosta   Click here for more info

 

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Event hashtags:  #lelephantartexhibit  #whatsyourelephant

JOIN US! Exhibit opens Saturday July 19, 2014 7pm-11pm

L’éléphant dans la Salle-  (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 our own individual and collective emancipation. Viewers are invited to enter the ‘Confessional’,  an interactive safe space installation to share their ‘elephant’.

L’elephant dans La Salle will be hosted by 2 of 1310 Gallery resident artist Niki Lopez (visual artist & designer), and Alana DaCosta, (singer/songwriter).

L’éléphant dans la Salle:

Art + Performance + Community Outreach

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Visual Artists Include:

  • Louis Davis
  • Judy Leeson Polstra
  • Allison Kotzig
  • Kimberly Heise
  • Sonia Baez-Hernandez
  • T.J. Brow
  • Niki Lopez
  • Alana DaCosta
  • Omilani 
  • Klodi Lemoine
  • Gregory Dirr
  • Corbett Fogue
  • Michael D. Colanero (of Uncommon Gallery with photo series .. Breast Cancer Awareness Body Painting Project 

 

Opening night performances include:

  • Chaos Theory
  • DJ Onestar
  • Alana DaCosta
  • Maru
  • Melissa ‘Moonchild’ Stokes
  • Profound Breadth
  • Chunky (2014 DaDa National Poetry Slam Team)

Dates:

  • Sat. 7/19 -7pm-11pm Opening reception
  • Thur. 7/24 -7pm- 9pm – Thou Art Woman LGBT & friends poetry night
  • Sat. 7/26 -7pm – 9pm – Dr. Sketchy South Florida (drink & draw)
  • Sat. 8/2 -10am-4pm Community Outreach Workshop, panel
  • Sat. 8/9- 7pm-10pm -Closing Reception & Open Mic hosted by Alana DaCosta

Check back for updates during this month long event

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Closing  for  L’éléphant dans la Salle Art Exhibit

Niki Lopez is a multi-media artist.  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 Designer known for her community spirit and avant-garde art shows.  Niki is passionate about community & outreach.  Lopez has been an integral  part of the creation of the 1310 Gallery space located within the Sailboat Bend Artist Lofts, where residents create monthly art programs.  As Web Master, Niki created the community’s on-line presence, and is a contributor to the 1310 Gallery brand via Social Media

Alana DaCosta is a creative rebel. An artist activist, vocalist, musician, and poet whose distinctive sound extends beyond boundaries as she blends neo-soul with hip-hop, reggae, jazz, and a drop of funk. A graduate of the Dillard School of Performing Arts, she excelled in voice and instrumental training. Also a previous member of the Howard University Vocal Jazz ensemble, Alana has performed throughout the United States, Europe and the Caribbean. She has shared the stage with international icons such as Freddie Jackson, Beres Hammond, Roberta Flack, Babyface, Angelique Kidjo, Erikah Badu, Common, and Anthony Hamilton. “My music and art will touch the minds, hearts and souls of people across the world, and will increase one’s motivation for self discovery, collective consciousness of one’s purpose, and the desire to live life freely, without regrets.” says Alana, who also has a M.S. in Mental Health Counseling and understands the healing power of the arts. With the drive and passion felt in her music and community art initiatives, there is no doubt, that Alana DaCosta is destined to leave her own mark in our world and make her artistic mission.

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.

Community Partner:

Drag It Out-(501c3), 2014 DaDa National Poetry Slam Team , Boys & Girls Club, and private donors.

For further information please call 305-975-6262.

1310 Gallery: 1310 SW 2nd Court, Fort Lauderdale FL 33312 - map

1310 Gallery recently recognized in the Broward New Times as “The Best of Art Gallery of 2013

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Call to artists - click here

This will be the sixth annual show, some clips from previous events include:

2012

2010

2009

 

About the producer: Niki Lopez is a multi-disciplined Visual Artist, an independent Graphic Designer, and resident member of the Sailboat Bend Artist Community. Graduate of the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale.

Affiliations include: Spoken Soul Festival Alumna.

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

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