LAB (Locust Art Builders)
June 24 – July 13: LAB High School Summer Intensive
July 13, 2013: Opening reception: 7:00-10pm
Project Room: LAB (MFA): Nick Gilmore: Quick Millennia
Through Mid-August, 2013
Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm
Now celebrating its 15th year of exhibiting experimental contemporary art, Locust Projects is pleased to present the fourth year of a collaborative exhibition by a group of 25 South Florida High School students who apply through an open call. Under the direction of practicing contemporary artists Monica Lopez de Victoria of the TM Sisters and Loriel Beltran, students are given the opportunity to create a collaborative exhibition in a public venue and manage all aspects of its production in a three week summer intensive. Students participate in learning experiences focusing on contemporary art and studio methods, visit local art institutions on field trips, and interact with members of the art community during scheduled visits.
The final exhibition, developed in Locust Projects’ 5,000 square foot space in Miami’s Design District, culminates with an opening reception where students’ parents, teachers, and friends are invited to celebrate and mingle with Miami’s art community on Second Saturday Art Walk in July.
In its second year, the LAB MFA will present an exhibition by a Florida based MFA student in Locust Projects’ Project Room.
The LAB is made possible with major support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Special thanks to the Alvah H. and Wyline P. Chapman Foundation.
PARTICIPATING HIGH SCHOOL ARTISTS:
Macki Alvarez-Mena, Cindy Becerra, Lisette Carballo, Ellana Cohen, D’anyerlo Duque, Mathew Figueroa, Juan J Garcia, Ilan Gilhuly, Catalina Ruiz Luzio, Bernadata Majauskaite, Dillon McDermott, Jon Millan, Daniela Perez, Lisette del Pino, Summer Pizura, Karen Ramirez, Armand Reyes, Antonio Robbins, Ethan Romano, Gisselle Ruiz, Magdiel Santana, Melodie Suarez, Maile Torres, Juan “Tanooki” Vinasco, Maya Yosub
Video: LAB 2012