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Monday, March 12, 2012

Apopka Farmworkers visit “The Art of Missionary Mary Proctor” at the Hannibal Square Heritage Center


On Saturday, March 10, 2012, members of the Apopka Community, as well as staff and volunteers from the Farmworker Association of Florida, traveled to the Hannibal Square Heritage Center in Winter Park, Florida to visit “The Art of Missionary Mary Proctor.”  Mary Proctor is a self-taught, African-American folk artist who “incorporates found objects into paintings and three dimensional works, largely inspired by Bible scripture and other life lessons.”  


Ms. Proctor’s work has special meaning to the Apopka Community and to the former Lake Apopka Farmworkers, as it is similar in style and meaning to our own Lake Apopka Farmworker Memorial Quilts. Not only were we able to enjoy her artwork, but with the help of the Hannibal Square Heritage Center, we were able to create pieces of art based off of Ms. Proctor’s work!

Thank you Hannibal Square Heritage Center for allowing us to visit “The Art of Missionary Mary Proctor!”


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