What a summer it has been! The Lake Apopka Farmworker Memorial Quilts have been on display for the world to see! And… Their tour continues!
On Saturday, July 14, we held the opening reception for After the Last Harvest: The Lake Apopka Farmworker Memorial Quilt Project at the Downtown Orlando Branch of the Orange County Library System. The Quilts along with the “Last Harvest” photo-documentary collection, on loan from Crealde School of Art in Winter Park, Florida, will be on display until August 31.
The opening reception was filled with good food, good company, and good conversation! Former Lake Apopka farmworkers Betty Dubose, Linda Lee, and Geraldine Matthew delivered moving testimonies of what it means to be a farmworker, and what it was like working the “muck” farms surrounding Lake Apopka. Followed by Jeannie Economos from the Farmworker Association of Florida, Peter Schreyer from Crealde School of Art, and Dr. Harry Coverston from the University of Central Florida in Orlando, guests received a complete and true view on the effects Lake Apopka has had, continues to have, and will have in the future on the Apopka farmworking community.
After the Last Harvest: The Lake Apopka Farmworker Memorial Quilt Project will be on display at the Downtown Orlando Library at 101 E. Central Blvd. Orlando, FL 32801 until August 31. We invite you to visit, bringing your friends, your family, and your colleagues to experience what it means to be a Lake Apopka farmworker!