Join us at Locust Projects or on Instagram LIVE on Wednesday, August 4 at 7pm for an intimate roundtable with artist Victoria Ravelo and the esteemed Dr. Dunn. For her current exhibition in the Locust Projects storefront Mobile Studio, Victoria welcomed visitors, friends, and members of the local community to connect, share stories, and “cook” sculptures together. Guests were encouraged to bring an object of personal significance to embed in the sculptures, which were made of sugar, a substance that is ubiquitous in our lives with extra relevance to the neighboring Caribbean and its diaspora here in Miami.
One of the things art can do is make the invisible visible. Using the artist’s chosen material as a point of departure, our conversation will explore the history, cultural legacy, local impact, mythology, stories, and aesthetics of sugar. Guests will have the opportunity to see the sculptures on display, which are now melting over time and exposure to the elements.
Victoria Ravelo is an MFA graduate of the Tyler School of Art and Architecture at Temple University and the 2021 LAB MFA Artist in Residence at Locust Projects. Dr. Marvin Dunn is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Florida International University and the author of Black Miami in the 20th Century, among other essential books on local history. Darwin Rodriguez is a museum educator, writer, and content creator working at the intersection of academia, arts, education, and institutions.
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Presenting the premiere of Rhythm of Speech (Reprise) an online performance by Miami-based artist and musician Juan Ledesma. Immersed in his current installation, Ledesma will create a soundscape of tonal and rhythmic improvisations which further explore the musical potential of spoken accents. This performance aims to reframe language as a collective repository of sounds that can be used towards creative musical compositions. Watch on Instagram @locustprojects and on our YouTube channel.
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If you have questions about the program or need help with a new legal issue, schedule an appointment here to chat with Allyn Ginns Ayers, LegalARTLink Director, practicing attorney, and dancer.
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