Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Farmworker Memorial Blue Quilt on Display at A&H's Maitland Art Center

We at the Farmworker Association are very excited that the Lake Apopka Farmworker Memorial Blue Quilt will be on display as part of “Culture Pop: Untold Stories” at the Art & History Museums Maitland Art Center. The exhibit will run July 15th through September 4th at 231 West Packwood Ave in Maitland, Florida. If you live in the Central Florida area, don’t miss this exhibit!

The art show is comprised of “Untold Stories which is made up of two exhibits that artistically depict the narratives of different populations. Inspired Storytelling: Tomengo’s Maitland Project A&H’s former Artist-in-Action Trent Tomengo presents a series of oil paintings inspired by photographs, artifacts and profiles of working-class residents of Maitland and its surroundings from the late 1800s and early 1900s.The African American Narrative : (Select works from the Polk Museum of Art) An exhibition recognizing noted contemporary African American artists working in the narrative tradition to address personal and historic themes. Pieces from the African American Narrative are on loan from the permanent collection of the Polk Museum of Art in Lakeland, which began in 1983 and now includes works by nationally and internationally recognized artists.

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