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May 1 @ 11:00 am - June 16 @ 4:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 24, 2020

Pajaro Valley Arts: Campesinos – Workers of the Land

Pajaro Valley Arts
37 Sudden Street
Watsonville, CA 95076 United States

May 1, 2020 - June 16, 2020
Starts at 11:00 am and ends at 4:00 pm

This is an all-media exhibit, which seeks to honor the dignity of our campesinos/agricultural workers and farmers. What do you see, feel and believe as you pass by our fields every day? The artwork represents the issues of dignity, labor, workers’ rights, immigration, and every-day living for migrant workers. It honors the contributions of farm workers and captures their celebration of family, home and community. Making visible, the people behind our multi-billion-dollar agricultural industry in California. In order to feed the country, it is estimated that two million farm workers labor in the fields and on the ranches across the United States, including handpicking the vast majority of fruit and vegetable crops produced here. Farm workers are the backbone of our $200 billion agricultural industry. It is the great paradox of our food system: the very people who work to feed the U.S. struggle to feed their own families. From National Farmworker Ministry. Arleene Correa Valencia and Warren Chang will be featured in this exhibit, which is being produced in conjunction with the Watsonville Film Festival. Gallery is open Wednesday through Sunday 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. (Closed between exhibitions) Exhibit Design/Curators: Gabriel Medina and Judy Stabile. Juried by: Consuelo Alba. Art by Warren Chang.