Take control of your artistic career! Join Locust Projects' LegalARTLink Director Allyn Ginns Ayers this Thursday for a free webinar addressing issues artists are facing with the current COVID-19 crisis and how to overcome them.
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Meeting ID: 888 230 579
In accordance with CDC and government regulations to ensure the safety of our staff, artists, and visitors, we will be postponing the opening reception for GeoVanna Gonzalez: HOW TO: Oh, look at me.
Join Locust Projects in celebrating HOW TO: Oh, look at me, a new site-specific installation by GeoVanna Gonzalez. The exhibition is part of an ongoing series titled HOW TO, which runs concurrent to the online poetry collection tutorials, by Martin Jackson.
In accordance with CDC and government regulations to ensure the safety of our staff, artists, and visitors, we will be postponing the opening reception for Christina Pettersson: In the Pines.
A new site-specific installation by Christina Pettersson at Locust Projects, In the Pines transforms the Project Room into a cemetery populated by early South Florida people and local figures unknown to most current residents. A lasting impression of the collective past, cemeteries are perfectly designed to contemplate the past's narrative and act as a memorial. Surrounded by drawings inspired by local sites, visitors will be able to create grave rubbings from handmade tombstones and view a video of the artist's travels through historic areas. The installation celebrates South Florida's history by mourning what has been lost while also taking back the cemetery for the living, strengthening our sense of community by honoring the dead and exploring their forgotten history. The exhibition will be accompanied by a series of public activations.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Born in Stockholm, Sweden, Christina Pettersson has lived in Miami, FL most of her life. Her last two solo exhibitions, in Everglades National Park and at the historic Deering Estate on Biscayne Bay, reflect her lifelong passions in her hometown.
Recent shows include the Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, Girls Club, Fort Lauderdale, the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, FL, Launch F18, New York, NY. She has exhibited at other museums, particularly in the South, such as the Birmingham Museum of Art, AL, Columbus Museum of Art, GA, Baltimore Museum of Art, MD, Wiregrass Museum of Art, AL, and the Naples Museum of Art, FL. Her work is in major collections locally, such as the PAMM, Martin Z. Margulies at the Warehouse, Deborah & Dennis Scholl, Frances Bishop Good & David Horvitz, and throughout the country.
She has received the South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship thrice, the largest regionally sponsored grant in the US. She received a Fulbright Grant to return to Sweden in 2000, attending the Valand School of Fine Arts in Gothenburg.
She has attended residencies at Yaddo, Ucross, Vermont Studio Center, VCCA, The Studios of Key West, Atlantic Center for the Arts Master Program under Inka Essenhigh, and a year long program at the Deering Estate. Taking her to remote and historic places, they have a profound effect on her work. Most influentially she spent a month inside Everglades National Park under the AIRIE residency program in 2015. This residency solidified her desire to focus her artwork on the combination of her local environment, history and community outreach.
Pettersson has curated and staged group performances and public programming throughout her native South Florida. In conjunction with exhibitions and organizations such as AIRIE, Girls Club, and various historical entities she collaborates to bring these themes to life in the community- thru walking and bus tours of neighborhoods, cemeteries and the local environment, guest lectures, workshops, book clubs, even shadow puppet performances. These events have allowed Pettersson’s work to become a true engagement with the community, dissolving boundaries, utilizing the talents of a variety of people and organizations with limited resources, and educating and delighting by innovative means.
Calling all MFA candidates! Join Locust Projects founder and practicing artist Elizabeth Withstandley for a free webinar about LAB MFA and how you can apply for an exhibition at a nationally-recognized arts institution.
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Meeting ID: 702 165 213
Join Locust Projects' LegalARTLink Director Allyn Ginns Ayers this Thursday for a free webinar addressing useful updates for artists during the COVID-19 crisis, including information about Paycheck Protection Programs and Small Business Loans.
Join via Zoom app or browser: https://zoom.us/j/693725989
Meeting ID: 693 725 989
Join via phone: 646 558 8656 US or find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/abiT1oqIgA
Meeting ID: 693 725 989
We're excited to bring our Talks series online with director and curator Kerry Brougher.
Brougher will discuss his career in curating and leading museums, such as the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC, MoCA, L.A. and Modern Art Oxford in England. He’ll share what inspired him to go into the field and some of the key interests and issues he's been drawn to along the way. He'll also talk about his work with Renzo Piano on the soon to open Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, where he served as founding director.
Miami is among the first cities threatened by climate change and other environmental issues, so it is no surprise that Miami’s artists are increasingly engaging with both real and existential threats, using art as a catalyst to inspire activism and build a sense of urgency for dialogue with the public, scientists, developers, policy makers, and other stakeholders.
Moderated by Monica Peña, who oversees WaveMaker Grants at Locust Projects, Miami’s longest-running alternative art space, this panel features three Miami-based artists making waves through environmental activism: Franky Cruz, Cara Despain, and Misael Soto. Learn from an experimental butterfly rearing and painting laboratory, public soundscapes that evoke the vulnerability of a city surrounded by the sea, and a post-governmental intermediary that serves as a platform for healthy public critique. Working at the intersection of art and the environment, these artists inspire citizen advocacy using approaches that can be adapted to your own community.
In the spirit of creative adaptation and responsiveness, the artists will also draw insight from their past work that may be relevant to the current challenges facing us due to COVID-19.
On July 8, 2020 we will reopen BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, following CDC health and safety guidelines and County, City and State government mandates including required face-coverings, increased sanitization, and social distancing measures.
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