What’s Your Elephant™ (WYE) is a combination of art exhibits, interactive installations, discussions, and workshops that are designed to provoke awareness by unveiling unaddressed topics. Themes often include but are not limited to: gender, sexuality, discrimination, and abuse. WYE shows us how art can heal and be a tool to process complex conversations, helping us to unpack the things that we, and the world around us, are challenged by. WYE also intentionally aims to destigmatize mental health topics and counseling.
The What’s Your Elephant™ series has typically explored many ‘elephants,’ though sometimes there is a focus.
This year, our series will highlight LGBTQ+ communities. We will be collaborating with grassroots community partners such as NAMI Broward County, World AIDS Museum and Educational Center, Ujima Men’s Collective, South Florida Afro Pride Federation, Black Lesbian Archives, and Transpire Trainings & Consulting, The National Gardenia Society, Women in Network (WIN) and inviting our communities to make art, get vulnerable, and connect.
WYE 2021/2022 will offer a hybrid of both in-person and virtual events.
The What’s Your Elephant 2020 annual exhibition & virtual chat aims to bring awareness to some of those topics. For more details on the series: https://whatsyourelephant.org/whatsyourelephantlgbtq2021-series
What’s Your Elephant is a movement that uses the arts to create a safe space to address the unspoken.
Exhibiting artists are:
Soft Opening* No Mask No Entry. 10 or less.
Friday, August 20; 6:00 -7PM or 8-9PM
Friday Sept 18 6-8 PM
What’s Your Elephant Virtual showcase & Artists Chat
(Zoom & Live on Facebook.com/whatsyourelephant)
Virtual WYE Workshop
Saturday, September 4 (virtual) 1-3 PM
CALL FOR ARTISTS, virtual and in-person art-making workshop, virtual showcases Other dates are listed on the website https://whatsyourelephant.org/whatsyourelephantlgbtq2021-series
Curated and programed by Khaulah Naima Nuruddin and Niki Lopez
About opening night
Funding for this project is provided in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council.
About the expansion of the WYE LGBTQA+ Series:
This program was made possible by a grant from Our Fund Foundation, an LGBTQ Community Foundation.
For more information on What’s Your Elephant, go to: https://whatsyourelephant.org
Middle Street, West Las Olas and Harmon Ave.
Please DO NOT park on Olseen
FOR YOUR SAFETY:
Due to safety regulations connected to COVID19, physical access to the gallery space will be limited to RSVP only intervals and capped at 15 people Max. Please consider joining our virtual chat with the artists and the selected works Saturday, September 4 (virtual) 1-3 PM
There will be hand sanitizer at the entrance.
MASKS AND 6 FEET OF SOCIAL DISTANCING IS REQUIRED WHEN VISITING THE GALLERY