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Locust Projects Spring Fling 2014

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Locust Projects Celebrates La Dolce Vita at the Annual Spring Fling Fundraiser

On Saturday April 26th Locust Projects invited friends and supporters to their highly anticipated annual fundraiser, the Spring Fling. The La Dolce Vita theme brought together the who is who of Miami’s visual art scene for the sunset soiree overlooking Miami Beach.

On the 7th floor of the Lincoln Road parking garage, designed by Herzog & de Meuron, a diverse crowd gathered to enjoy culinary delights, wine and cocktails, mingle, and support Locust Projects through the silent auction, which included luxury items and contemporary art works by Daniel Arsham, Michael Vasquez, Justin Beal, Evan Nesbit, Judith Eisler, Ruby Sky Stiler, Sean Duffy, and Anthony Pearson among others.

Dawn Fine, Debra Scholl, Linda Adler, & Chana Sheldon - photo by World Red Eye, provided by Locust Projects

The Spring Fling, which has become a highlight on the Miami social calendar, also offered music by DJ Le Spam, a fine wine auction led by Eric Larkee, Wine Director of the Genuine Hospitality Group, and the O Miami Poetry Festival poetry station where three poets created poems on demand.

Thanks to the dedication of the host committee, including power-house names like Debra & Dennis Scholl, The Related Group, Art Basel Miami Beach, Leni Sender, Craig Robins, John Speers, Greenberg Traurig LLP, and Holland & Knight LLP the Locust Projects’ signature event was a success again in 2014. Attendees enjoyed every minute of the event and the auction raised essential funding for exhibitions and programming.

photo by World Red Eye, provided by Locust Projects

Guests included publisher Aaron Glickman, President of Northern Trust Ed Joyce, Program Director of the Knight Foundation, Matt Haggman and wife Dane Linares, Art Advisor Lisa Austin, Coral Gables Commissioner Vicente Lago, art collectors Florence & Sheldon Anderson and Isabelle Kowal, gallerists Carol Jazzar and Anthony Spinello, as well as artists like Daniel Arsham, Typoe, Asif Farooq, Agustina Woodgate, Brookhart Jonquil and Jillian Mayer.

Locust Projects, a not for profit exhibition space in the Design District, is known for embracing cutting-edge exhibitions and innovative installations. “We are celebrating more than 15 years of providing local, national and internationally based contemporary visual artists the freedom to experiment with new ideas and methods 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” says Locust Projects Executive Director, Chana Sheldon.

Locust Projects supports the local community through educational initiatives and programming that are free to the public. For more information visit

"Eroded Rose Quartz Walkman" by Daniel Arsham
"Things Fall Apart" by Michael Vasquez
Typoe and Daniel Arsham - photo by Heike Dempster
Dennis Scholl and Joey Daoud - photo by World Red Eye, provided by Locust Projects
Carol Jazzar and a friend - photo by Heike Dempster
David Marsh and Kristen Soller Marsh - photo by World Red Eye, provided by Locust Projects
Gustavo Oviedo and girlfriend - photo by Heike Dempster
DJ Le Spam - photo by World Red Eye, provided by Locust Projects
Asif Farooq and Typoe - photo by Robert Dempster
Neil Ramsay and Michael Hughes - photo by World Red Eye, provided by Locust Projects
Jill Weisberg, Sarah Michelle Rupert and friend - photo by Heike Dempster
O Miami Poetry Festival poets - photo by World Red Eye, provided by Locust Projects
Jillian Mayer, Brookhart Jonquil and friends - photo by Heike Dempster