Twenty-three dedicated teenagers have been hard at work this summer. Hailing from almost a dozen high schools across South Florida, emerging artists, young curators, and arts leaders in-the-making have been learning the nuts and bolts of what it takes to put on a show with Locust Art Builders (LAB).

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A new crop of contemporary artists just can't spontaneously generate, they require cultivation, mentoring and guidance. Enter The LAB (Locust Art Builders), now in its 4th year at Locust Projects. This unique workshop pools students from high schools across Miami-Dade and pairs them with practicing artists to produce a collaborative exhibition within the 5,000 square-foot Miami Design District space. As a local visual arts incubator that also draws in internationally-renowned artists as visiting practitioners, Locust Projects relies on the ingenuity of emerging artists to accelerate the creative process. This year, it is Monica López de Victoria (one half of the luminous TM Sisters performance duo) and Loriel Beltran who serve as the program directors.

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Applications are being accepted for high school students to participate in this summer’s collaborative experience at the LAB, as a Locust Art Builder. Students will work together with and under the guidance of contemporary artist, Monica Lopez de Victoria of the TM Sisters collaborative. The experience will culminate with a public exhibition.

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