From Locust Projects: Call To South Florida High School Art Students Deadline April 20, 2012

A fantastic opportunity for high school art students from Locust Projects.

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Opportunity: The LAB (Locust Arts Builders)
Dates: Weekdays, June 27 – July 13, 2012
Public Opening Reception: Saturday, July 14, 7-10pm

Deadline Extended: April 20, 2012 – applications must be received by 5pm

Opportunity Description: Locust Projects is pleased to announce an open call to South Florida high school students for a chance to participate in a collaborative exhibition at the organization’s 5,000 square foot exhibition space in Miami’s Design District.

Locust Projects is alternative, not for profit exhibition space dedicated to providing contemporary visual artists the freedom to experiment with new ideas without the pressures of gallery sales or limitations of conventional exhibition spaces.

In furtherance of the organization’s fourteen-year commitment to providing an approachable arts venue for the South Florida community, for the second year, Locust Projects will offer an exciting program in which a select group of local high school students are given the opportunity to create a collaborative exhibition in a public venue.

Through this open call to artists currently enrolled in local high schools, Locust Projects’ Director, a Miami-based artist, and a local art professional will select fifteen students to participate in this unique initiative.

Students will collaborate in conceiving and executing an original artwork and/or installation under the professional advisement of contemporary artist, Monica Lopez de Victoria of the TM Sisters collaborative. The project will be developed and exhibited in Locust Projects’ exhibition space, and include a public opening reception to celebrate this important program. The goal is to promote contemporary art and project based learning as a means to encourage creativity, critical analysis, and problem solving, while building communication skills.

This invaluable opportunity will allow young artists to learn the practical and exciting aspects of creating a public exhibition in collaboration with their peers.

Click here to view a video from LAB 2011

For further information contact: info@locustprojects.org or 305.576.8570

The LAB (Locust Arts Builders) application instructions available here

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