Miami has institutions offering various types of arts education and training, yet there seems to be a perceived ‘lack’ in terms of certain types of provision. Does this ‘lack’ actually exist, and if so, how is it best addressed? Could training via alternative educational models be just as, if not more, effective than that provided by more traditional institutions?
Calendar of Events
September 2, 2014
August 28, 2014
At those moments when contemporary art talks become insular, impossibly esoteric, or drift into territory no one knows much about, maybe it’s best to call a life-line. Whether sought out or entirely unsolicited, fathers often offer their two-cents to their adult children. This might be embarrassing, hilarious, right on, or right off. What might happen if a Roundtable discussion concerning a specific topic in contemporary art were extended to an exterior panel of participant’s Dads? Inevitably this will change the course of the conversation, encourage insight from other fields, and expose familial dialogue.
August 19, 2014
Artists find inspiration in a wide spectrum of sources, from a local/macro scale to overarching themes and discourses. Informed by recent interviews conducted by Daniel Clapp with fellow artists, this conversation will consider inspiration within various historical contexts while acknowledging differences between work that is possibly referential, appropriation-based, or derivative.
August 16, 2014
August 12, 2014
There are moments when the pressure to make art is overwhelming, when artists do not want to create. What does this mean? Is the impulse to make art a therapeutic one? How does that line up with notions of an authentic self? Jim Drain will be speaking about a selection of online videos that help him explore these questions.
August 8, 2014
Please join us at Locust Projects for The Cave of the Water Nymphs in collaboration with the Miami Emerging Museum Professionals. Deep in the heat of summer, this event will feature a tableau vivant photo booth by Miami-based artist Christina Petterson. The scene will have a a kitschy old time Florida feel, and include a mermaid, a deep sea diver, Poseidon, pirates, sailors, and props like swimming caps, snorkels, fish, shells, corals and sea fans. Guests will enjoy a DJ, cocktails, and the exhibitions on view at Locust Projects.
July 12, 2014
Locust Projects is pleased to present the 5th year of Locust Arts Builders (LAB). This year, 26 South Florida high school students will have the opportunity to create a collaborative exhibition at Locust Projects’ gallery in Miami’s Design District. In its third year, the LAB MFA will present an exhibition by a Florida based MFA student in Locust Projects’ Project Room.
June 8, 2014
Locust Roundtables come to Chicago as part of EXPO CHICAGO/2014 in conjunction with the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design Conference at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, June 7-9. Roundtables will be held at Western Exhibitions, 845 W Washington Blvd, Chicago, IL 60607.