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What’s Your Elephant’ uses a combination of art exhibits, interactive installations, and workshops to provoke awareness and facilitate discussions unveiling unaddressed topics.

JOIN US for the #whatsyourelephant group art exhibition's opening night with live performances - Saturday, July 15t FREE RSVP:
https://whatsyourelephantjuly2017.eventbrite.com

Visual Artists include:
Jose Silva
AJ Grossman
Cheryl Brown
Macarena Zilveti
Mila Hajjar
Ana Rossi
Cesca Veo
Lubos Tuzinsky
Chire Regans
Zeal Harris
Yudelka Tavera
Niki Lopez
Alana DaCosta
Group display of #whatsyourelephant workshop by our community partner: SunServe Youth

July 15th opening night performances include:
Alana DaCosta
Nephii Love
Profound Breath
We're Weird (Music Group from Atlanta)

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

#browardarts #artactivism #1310gallery #nikilopez #alanadacosta #nikiartstudio #sistrunkair #nikilopezpresents #artistsofsailboatbend #nikilopezpresents

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Niki Lopez's 9th annual art exhibition at the 1310 Gallery. Combining Art, Performance & Community Outreach!

Join us for the Opening Night of The Elephant Art Exhibit at the 1310 Gallery

* FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC **

‘What’s Your Elephant’ uses a combination of art exhibits, interactive installations, and workshops. Using interactive arts to provoke awareness and facilitate discussions unveiling unaddressed topics.

‘What’s Your Elephant’ as in ‘the elephant in the room’ is a 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.

This Exhibit will demonstrate how the creative arts can assist in self-healing, bring awareness, understanding, create dialogue and strengthen communities.


More info TBA


Visual Artists include: (TBA - #staytuned)


July 15th opening night performances include:
Alana DaCosta
Profound Breath
Black Nerd Ninja
More TBA - #staytunes

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: TBA.

Sponsors include: Broward Cultural Division, Niki Lopez Creative, Very GTV, more TBA

Funding for this project is provided in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council.

Produced by: Niki Lopez of Niki Art Studio and Alana DaCosta

This is a MONTH long exhibition that will include multiple events such as:
- What's Your Elephant community workshop
- Artists talk
- Thou Art Woman LGBTQ poetry night
- Vegan meetup & a closing.
July 15th, is the main night that includes a line-up of performance artist and a feature performance by Venus Rising!

#nikilopez #nikilopezpresents #whatsyourelephant #artexhibit #artwithapurpose #1310gallery #browardarts #sistrunkair  
Niki Lopez's 9th annual art exhibition at the 1310 Gallery. Combining Art, Performance & Community Outreach!

Join us for the Opening Night of The Elephant Art Exhibit at the 1310 Gallery

FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC *

‘What’s Your Elephant’ uses a combination of art exhibits, interactive installations, and workshops. Using interactive arts to provoke awareness and facilitate discussions unveiling unaddressed topics.

‘What’s Your Elephant’ as in ‘the elephant in the room’ is a 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.

This Exhibit will demonstrate how the creative arts can assist in self-healing, bring awareness, understanding, create dialogue and strengthen communities.

More info TBA

Visual Artists include: (TBA - #staytuned)

July 15th opening night performances include:
Alana DaCosta
Profound Breath
Black Nerd Ninja
More TBA - #staytunes

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: TBA.

Sponsors include: Broward Cultural Division, Niki Lopez Creative, Very GTV, more TBA

Funding for this project is provided in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council.

Produced by: Niki Lopez of Niki Art Studio and Alana DaCosta

This is a MONTH long exhibition that will include multiple events such as:
- What's Your Elephant community workshop
- Artists talk
- Thou Art Woman LGBTQ poetry night
- Vegan meetup & a closing.

July 15th, is the main night that includes a line-up of performance artist and a feature performance by Venus Rising!

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Niki Lopez's 9th annual art exhibition at the 1310 Gallery. Combining Art, Performance & Community Outreach!

Join us for the Opening Night of The Elephant Art Exhibit at the 1310 Gallery

* FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC **

‘What’s Your Elephant’ uses a combination of art exhibits, interactive installations, and workshops. Using interactive arts to provoke awareness and facilitate discussions unveiling unaddressed topics.

‘What’s Your Elephant’ as in ‘the elephant in the room’ is a 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.

This Exhibit will demonstrate how the creative arts can assist in self-healing, bring awareness, understanding, create dialogue and strengthen communities.

More info TBA

Visual Artists include: (TBA - #staytuned)

July 15th opening night performances include:
Alana DaCosta
Profound Breath
Black Nerd Ninja
More TBA - #staytunes

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: TBA.

Sponsors include: Broward Cultural Division, Niki Lopez Creative, Very GTV, more TBA

Funding for this project is provided in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council.

Produced by: Niki Lopez of Niki Art Studio and Alana DaCosta

This is a MONTH long exhibition that will include multiple events such as:
- What's Your Elephant community workshop
- Artists talk
- Thou Art Woman LGBTQ poetry night
- Vegan meetup & a closing.

July 15th, is the main night that includes a line-up of performance artist and a feature performance by Venus Rising!

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I was about to call out of work because of the rain & flooding, but I forgot I work for myself!🤦🏽‍♀️✨

#rollsupsleeve #todolistonfleek #timetomakethedonuts #nikilopezcreative #nikilopezpresents #entrepreneur #artist #creativeactivists #workday
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Join me THIS Thursday for a solo exhibition at the Old Dillard Museum. There will be a video installation viewing, artist talk & Q&A.

Niki Lopez & Old Dillard Museum Presents:

I AM THE ELEPHANT

Old Dillard Museum
Thursday June 8th, 6 - 8 pm

Art Exhibit & Talk

Join us for an evening of art & discussion. There will be an artist talk & video installation screening with Niki Lopez followed by a Q & A. Light bites provided.

The emancipation of Niki Lopez. Solo art exhibit at the Old Dillard Museum. Niki Lopez will be presenting some of her latest works as well as art collective projects such as Artists For Black Lives Matter & What's Your Elephant. Lopez is a featured artist and one of the speakers at the Florida Emancipation Mini Fest.

Florida Emancipation Day Mini Festival

Celebrate Emancipation Day in a fun-filled, family friendly event that commemorates the struggles and triumphs of the African American people of the state. Featuring an art exhibition and discussion with Niki Lopez; Tony Thompson & The Metropolitan Diversity Theater Company; A screening of the film Night John; Poet/Monologuist David Mills; Saxophone Soloist Jesse Jones, Jr and Crooner Harold Winley of the Inkspots and the Clovers.

RSVP at 754.322.8828

#nikilopez #nikilopezpresents   #iamtheelephant   #whatsyourelephant   #olddillardmuseum   #browardarts   #sistrunkair   #activism   #artactivism  
Niki Lopez & Old Dillard Museum Presents:

I AM THE ELEPHANT

Old Dillard Museum
Thursday June 8th, 6 - 8 pm

Art Exhibit & Talk

Join us for an evening of art & discussion. There will be an artist talk & video installation screening with Niki Lopez followed by a Q & A. Light bites provided.

The emancipation of Niki Lopez. Solo art exhibit at the Old Dillard Museum. Niki Lopez will be presenting some of her latest works as well as art collective projects such as Artists For Black Lives Matter & What's Your Elephant. Lopez is a featured artist and one of the speakers at the Florida Emancipation Mini Fest.

Florida Emancipation Day Mini Festival

Celebrate Emancipation Day in a fun-filled, family friendly event that commemorates the struggles and triumphs of the African American people of the state. Featuring an art exhibition and discussion with Niki Lopez; Tony Thompson & The Metropolitan Diversity Theater Company; A screening of the film Night John; Poet/Monologuist David Mills; Saxophone Soloist Jesse Jones, Jr and Crooner Harold Winley of the Inkspots and the Clovers.

RSVP at 754.322.8828

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** CALL FOR ARTISTS *
Deadline for entry: May 31, 2017 (11:55pm)
Artwork drop off dates: July 11-13. 2017
Opening night: Saturday July 15, 2017
Location: 1310 Gallery, Sailboat Bend Artist Lofts

Open to: all mediums. Paintings, Sculpture, Installation art, Video art, Mixed media, 2D & 3D works. Preference given to interactive & installation pieces.

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, inequality, privileges, challenges to social norms, masks, cover -ups and other uncomfortable issues we sometimes choose to hide.

Submission donation of $25 for up to 5 pieces,payable through paypal (paypal.me/nikilopezcreative)

There will be an artists talk, workshop, multiple events & catalog of the presented works.

For more information: http://nikiartstudio.com/whatsyourelephant2017/

#nikilopez #nikilopezpresents #alanadacosta #whatsyourelephant #womencurator #artwithapurpose #browardarts #sistrunkair #1310gallery 

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Happy Memorial Day to all!.. Exploring & remembering Susie King Taylor.
First African-American U.S. Army Nurse in Civil War – (1848 to 1912) Susie Baker King Taylor, daughter of slaves, was freed by their owner Mr. Grest by sending her to her grandmother Dolly Reed in Savannah. While with her grandmother, Susie learned how to read and write with the help of some friends. When Civil War broke, Susie, who was then 14 years old, fled to St. Simons Island with her uncle. They were taken under the custody of Union Forces that was then enlisting black soldiers for a new regiment. She was assigned as laundrywoman, but within days became teacher to freed African-American students through the help of some soldiers as well.

From being a laundrywoman and teacher, King also became a nurse, tending to the colored soldiers that have been fighting for freedom along their side. The memoirs of her life can be read in the Reminiscences, the story of her experiences in camp with the 33rd United States Colored Troops, which she wrote and published in 1902. Ten years after publishing her memoirs, Susie King Taylor died at the age of 64.

(Taken from: http://www.pulseuniform.com/coffee-time/index.php/2016/02/01/25-famous-nurses-past-to-present-wolrds-popular-nurse-professionals)

#SusieKingTaylor #womeninhistory #blackgirlmagic #FirstAfricanAmerican #civilwarnurses #blacknurses ‪#‎blackwomen‬
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Niki Lopez & Old Dillard Museum Presents:

I AM THE ELEPHANT

Old Dillard Museum
Thursday June 8th, 6 - 8 pm

Art Exhibit & Talk

Join us for an evening of art & discussion. There will be an artist talk & video installation screening with Niki Lopez followed by a Q & A. Light bites provided.

The emancipation of Niki Lopez. Solo art exhibit at the Old Dillard Museum. Niki Lopez will be presenting some of her latest works as well as art collective projects such as Artists For Black Lives Matter & What's Your Elephant. Lopez is a featured artist and one of the speakers at the Florida Emancipation Mini Fest.

Florida Emancipation Day Mini Festival

Celebrate Emancipation Day in a fun-filled, family friendly event that commemorates the struggles and triumphs of the African American people of the state. Featuring an art exhibition and discussion with Niki Lopez; Tony Thompson & The Metropolitan Diversity Theater Company; A screening of the film Night John; Poet/Monologuist David Mills; Saxophone Soloist Jesse Jones, Jr and Crooner Harold Winley of the Inkspots and the Clovers.

RSVP at 754.322.8828

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Niki Lopez at The Old Dillard Museum - Florida Emancipation Mini Fest
I've spent many years exhibiting and curating group art exhibits (having my 9th annual curated exhibition at the 1310 Gallery July 15th), so nice to be invited to have a small solo exhibit at a wonderful and historic space. Honored for an opportunity to pre...

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Niki Lopez & Old Dillard Museum Presents:

I AM THE ELEPHANT

Old Dillard Museum
Saturday May 20th, 1-5pm
Art Exhibit & Talk

The emancipation of Niki Lopez. Solo art exhibit at the Old Dillard Museum. Niki Lopez will be presenting some of her latest works as well as art collective projects such as Artists For Black Lives Matter & What's Your Elephant. Lopez is a featured artist and one of the speakers at the Florida Emancipation Mini Fest.

Florida Emancipation Day Mini Festival

Celebrate Emancipation Day in a fun-filled, family friendly event that commemorates the struggles and triumphs of the African American people of the state. Featuring an art exhibition and discussion with Niki Lopez; Tony Thompson & The Metropolitan Diversity Theater Company; A screening of the film Night John; Poet/Monologuist David Mills; Saxophone Soloist Jesse Jones, Jr and Crooner Harold Winley of the Inkspots and the Clovers.

Food and Arts & Crafts vendors will also be featured.
RSVP at 754.322.8828

About Niki Lopez

Niki Lopez is an interdisciplinary artist, curator and activist who is best known for her vibrant color palate and often “other-worldly” art. Her unique pieces have been exhibited across South Florida, New York and California. Lopez has been curating and programming avant-garde art shows and creative events since 2008, including her signature annual art exhibits at Fort Lauderdale’s 1310 Gallery.
Lopez’s representational work allows her to share and explore stories, symbols and concepts from ancient cultures and ideologies, as well as provoke thought about the probability of life in other dimensions, multiple universes and galaxies... showing how they are all inter-connected with us here on earth.
She is a core team member, pre-visualization artist and producer of the 1310 Bandits, an award-winning women-lead team of visionary filmmakers creating stories that advocate consciousness and social responsibility.
Lopez founded “What’s Your Elephant,” a movement that creates a safe space for people to use expressive arts. It includes visual and performing arts, creative community building, hands-on projects, workshops and events.
Lopez is one of 4 memebers of the Artists for Black Lives Matter collective. Artists for Black Lives Matter #a4blm is a space to express yourself creatively around issues pertaining to Black Lives Matter. A4BLM combines exhibits, workshops, social engagement & peaceful awareness campaigns surrounding Black Lives Matter issues including police brutality and the loss of life due to racial injustice.
A well-rounded curator, Lopez has used her skills for various private group exhibits within South Florida, including working with cultural groups, grassroots initiatives and nonprofits such as Arts United, Drag It Out, LadyFest Miami and Spoken Soul Festival.
Known for her community spirit and advocacy, Lopez has donated artwork for fundraising initiatives to support breast cancer awareness and help orphanages in Haiti and Rwanda.
In addition, Lopez runs her independent, award-winning Graphic Design company, Niki Lopez Creative.

http://nikiartstudio.com/
https://www.facebook.com/nikilopezart/
https://twitter.com/nikiartstudio
https://instagram.com/nikilopez19
https://instagram.com/whatsyourelephant
https://instagram.com/artistsforblacklivesmatter
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