Locust Art Builders (LAB): Summer Art Intensive for Teens

The LAB 2013

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Now celebrating its 15th year of exhibiting experimental contemporary art, Locust Projects is pleased to present the 4th 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 visual 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 also visit art institutions on guided field trips and interact with members of the local art community during scheduled visits.

The Students, currently attending American Senior High, Design and Architecture Senior High, Dr. Michael M. Krop High, Gulliver Academy, Hialeah High School, New World School of the Arts, Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart, Terra, Miami Lakes, Coral Reef Senior High, Beach High and North Miami Senior 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 15 year commitment to providing an approachable arts venue for the South Florida community, the project, 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. 


Locust Projects is proud to present the fourth year of the LAB (Locust Art Builders) Program, an open call to high school students across South Florida who apply to participate in a collaborative exhibition guided by professional contemporary artists. This year in celebration of Locust Projects' 15 Year Anniversary, the LAB expanded to 25 students, two artist mentors, and stretched to a three week program culminating in a public reception.

2013 LAB

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