What’s Your Elephant? Community Outreach Project – Workshop & Panel

Niki Lopez, Alana DaCosta present:


Community Outreach Project – Workshop & Panel

4th Installment of L’éléphant dans la Salle Art ExhibitionL’éléphant dans la Salle

(The elephant in the room)

Event hashtags:  #lelephantartexhibit #whatsyourelephant


Event hashtags:  #lelephantartexhibit

JOIN US! Saturday August 2, 2014 11am-3pm

As a 4th installment of L’éléphant dans la Salle

What’s Your Elephant? Community Outreach Project

The Elephant in the Room is an idiom for an obvious truth that is either being ignored, or otherwise unaddressed. This community outreach project will provide a safe place for participants to share and heal as a community around issues that are normally hidden or uncomfortable. Participants will create a mixed media collage during this hands-on art experience. Workshop will demonstrate how expressive creative arts can not only help to heal self, it can also reconnect and strengthen communities. Through visual arts, poetry and dialogue, this community outreach project will be a safe platform for participants to explore uncomfortable issues that are oftentimes overlooked yet easier to received when revealed through the arts. An artistic background is not a requirement and participants 13-17 will need parental consent. This exhibition contains materials of a sensitive nature that may be offensive to some viewers and may not be appropriate for children.

What’s Your Elephant? Panel Discussion- Professional artists and therapists will discuss the following focus topics: How can the creative arts help to heal self and reconnect and strengthen communities?  Questions and Answers from the Community. Event Schedule:

  • 11am-11:05am Welcome
  • 11am-11:15am Artist Meet and Greet
  • 11:15am-11:30pm 1310 Gallery Tour
  • 11:30am-12:00pm Lunch Served (Sponsored by Domino’s and Private Donors)
  • 12:00-2:00pm “What’s Your Elephant?” Art Workshop *Open to the first 25 Eventbrite RSVP’s*
  • 2pm-3pm Artist Panel Discussion and Closing

Thank You to our lunch sponsor:

Domino’s Pizza Fort Lauderdale


Workshop opened to the first 25 Eventbrite RSVP’s



Community Sponsors:

 1310 Gallery - Sailboat Bend Artist Lofts

Other Opening 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, click here

For further information please call 305-975-6262 or 786-314-3524.

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




Creating provocative conversations around the unspoken.

A human experience project by Niki Lopez & Alana DaCosta.

Submit your elephant:



Stay tuned for updates on podcast, workshop, and online panel discussions.


1310 Gallery:

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

Stay tuned for more info


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




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. bestof2013_2

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