JULY 9 - AUGUST 31
The LAB: Locust Arts Builders
Collaborative Summer Project by South Florida High School Students
OPENING RECEPTION: JULY 9
Pioneers in the Miami art scene, Locust Projects is pleased to announce a collaborative exhibition by a select group of South Florida High School students. Under the direction of renowned contemporary artist Monica Lopez de Victoria of the TM Sisters, thirteen local high school students will experience the invigorating and arduous process of conceiving and executing original artworks.
Participating Artists: Benny Angene, Michael H. Bennett, Lino Fernandez, Audrey Gair, Vincent Granela, Sophia Kardonski, James Kendall, Natasha Mijares, William Molina, Damay Perez, Beatriz Rodriguez, Isleydi Rodriguez, Daniel Young
The students, currently attending Academy of Art & Minds, Coral Reef High, DASH, Dr. Michael M. Krop High, Gulliver Academy, Hialeah High School, John A. Ferguson High, Miami North Western, New World School of the Arts, South Dade High and Terra High were selected from an open call by a committee of local art professionals.
As a hallmark that makes Locust Projects stand out from other art venues, the organization embraces cutting-edge exhibitions and innovation in art. In furtherance of the not-for-profit's thirteen-year commitment to providing an approachable arts venue for the South Florida community, for the second year, Locust Projects presents exciting new program in which a young generation of artists are given the opportunity to create a collaborative exhibition in a public venue.
The project will be developed and exhibited in Locust Projects' 2,700 square foot space in Miami's Design District and culminate in a publicized show, open to the public. The goal is to promote contemporary art and project-based learning as a means to encourage creativity, critical analysis, and problem solving, while building communication skills. This unique initiative will allow young artists to learn the practical and exciting aspects of creating a public exhibition in collaboration with their peers.
The LAB is made possible with major support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
Locust Projects' exhibitions and programming are made possible with the support from: The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; Galt & Skye Mikesell; Hannibal Cox Jr. Foundation; Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, the Cultural Affairs Council, the Mayor, and the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners.