On Saturday, April 9, 2016, Locust Projects invited to the annual Spring Fling, a highlight on the social calendar for many involved in Miami’s arts and culture community. Held at Palm Court in Miami’s Design District, this year’s Black & White Bash was a re-imagination of Truman Capote’s glamorous 1966 Black & White Ball.
Guests, many of them disguised by elaborate masks, enjoyed delectable treats by Michelle Bernsteins’ Cena, Michael Schwartz’ Harry’s Pizzeria and more, drinks and music by the Frost School of Music orchestra and a DJ performance by Alan Gutierrez.
A silent auction featuring contemporary art and luxury goods was one of the evening’s highlights. The art auction, entitled “Making it Gray” and hosted at Paddle 8, was curated by Claire Breukel and featured artists like Autumn Casey, Anne Craven, Mark Dion, Ruben Ochoa, Cristina Lei Rodriguez, Tony Tasset, and Nate Young.
Top collectors, art enthusiasts, artists, philanthropists and tastemakers gathered to experience this night to remember. Guests included Debra and Dennis Scholl, Pablo De Ritis, Lisette & Jeremy Goldstein, Coral Gables Commissioner Vicente Lago, Nina Johnson Milewski and Daniel Milewski, Anthony Spinello, Esther Park, Walshy Fire, jewelry designer Aja Butler-Burns, and many artists, including Adler Guerrier, Michael Vasquez, Naomi Fisher, Franky Cruz, David Rohn, and Jose Felix Perez.
Locust Projects’ annual fundraising events, the Spring Fling and the Smash and Grab, are not just event highlights every year to the who is who in the Miami art scene, but they are also vital to continue the programming and exhibitions.
Says Locust Projects’ Executive Director, Chana Sheldon, “Locust Projects is Miami’s longest running experimental art space. Founded by artists, for artists, we are dedicated to providing local, national and internationally based contemporary visual artists the freedom to explore new ideas without the limitations of conventional exhibition spaces. Community support has always been vital to Locust Projects’ success and the Spring Fling is one of Locust Projects’ most important sources of revenue for the year.”
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