A SHOW OF THEIR OWN

juw7G.St.56In case you missed it, this article appeared in the Miami Herald on August 10th.

Taking two buses and riding her bike, Allison Bouganim traveled 25 miles every day for three weeks, from her home in Sunny Isles to Locust Projects, an art gallery in the Design District, to participate in a program where high school students are responsible for creating an original exhibition, from the conceptual stages to the installation.“It was really important to me and there were a lot of people that had cars or parents to drive them and they sometimes didn’t show up,” said Allison, 16, a student at Design and Architecture Senior High.The project, Locust Art Builders, is an intensive summer program that has introduced close to 100 high school students in the last five years to the multi-faceted world of contemporary art.“Locust LAB is an opportunity for young artists to get real-life exhibition experience and to get a deep understanding, or at least an introduction, to the way the contemporary art world functions,” said Chana Sheldon, Locust Project’s executive director and chief curator. Continue reading the full article here.

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