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Monday, March 5, 2012

Lake Apopka Farmworker Memorial Quilts Hit the Road!


It has been awhile since the Lake Apopka Farmworker Memorial Quilts have taken a trip, but we are pleased to announce that they are making an entrance in a big way!

 April 2nd, 2012 marks the opening of a two-month exhibit at the Orlando City Hall dedicated to the lives and work of all former Lake Apopka Farmworkers.  The exhibit will include both the Lake Apopka Farmworker Memorial Quilts and the “Last Harvest” photography collection, on loan from our good friends at Crealde School of Art in Winter Park.  



 

The exhibit will be a remembrance of a life once lived before the closing of the farms around Lake Apopka.  It will also honor those who have lost their lives as a result of their work in fields.  Giving a before and after picture of the life, work, and journey of former Lake Apopka Farmworkers, this exhibit will be the first time the Quilts and the “Last Harvest” photos will share a room together.

And it won’t be the last, as we are planning future exhibits as you are reading this! 

So please, tell you family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers, to visit this free exhibit at the Orlando City Hall in April and May to remember and learn about what it means to be a farmworker in Central Florida.

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