A group of Florida teens is embracing their inner "Florida Man" with an art exhibition at Miami's Locust Projects which, every summer for the last six years, has handed its gallery over to high-schoolers for the Locust Arts Builders program.
At the beginning of each performance, Speakfridays host and founder Robert Lee starts by reciting to newcomers and regulars alike the night’s catchphrase:
“Can I speak?,” Lee shouts. And the audience responds with a resounding, “Yes you can.” Started in 2006, Speakfridays has been a staple of Miami’s underground art and culture scene for the last 10 years. Originally located in a warehouse in the Bird Road Arts district, the show moved to Wynwood last year in search of larger accommodations.