LAB (Locust Art Builders) Opening Reception at Locust ProjectsSaturday, July 12, 7pm-10pm - Locust Projects, 3852 N. Miami Avenue, Miami Design District

Locust Projects is pleased to present the 5th year of Locust Art 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. Under the direction of contemporary visual artists Monica Lopez de Victoria of the TM Sisters and Loriel Beltran, students are given the opportunity to create a collaborative exhibition at Locust Projects and manage all aspects of its production during 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. Florida-based MFA student, Andrew Horton, currently enrolled at Florida International University, will present Meta-Gallery in Locust Projects’ Project Room. Participating artists: Kristen Baldaccini, David Baptiste, Marco Barbieri, Cyrus Blot, Allison Bouganim, Valeria Buttaci, Ashley Chacon-Herrera, Carolina Cuevas, Micaela Diaz Galvez, Valentina Echeverry, James Ephraim, Sofia Fascia, Chloe P. Friend, Beth Kimsey, Ana Martinez Oletta, Betty McGhee, Fabiola Millan, Vincent Nastasi, Luciano Picone, Danielle J. Respeto, Galicia Rothe, Anais Shaw, Catherine Toruno, Camila Villa, Emmanuel Williams.