OPIRG York Co-Presents: Art and Tomatoes
Opening Reception and Festival Party
7 pm – 10 pm
Steelworkers Hall, 25 Cecil St
April 8 - May 30, The Public Window Gallery, 58 Lansdowne Ave
April 24 – May 19, Steelworkers Hall, 25 Cecil St
May 1 - 28, Whippersnapper Gallery, 594b Dundas St W
Art and Tomatoes is a visual exhibition and public installation that highlights and reflects on the Justice For Migrant Workers' Harvesting Freedom campaign. It was organized to mark the 50th year in which migrant farmworkers have come to Canada to feed our families yet have no access to citizenship. It was one of the most important workers' rights, anti-racist, migrant justice mobilizations of 2016. Exhibiting at three distinct spaces - a contemporary art gallery, an activist design studio and a workers union hall - this fluid intersection of art, design and activism carries a deep intentionality about the artworks and their impact. Art and Tomatoes also serves as a conduit for the unapologetic demand of its organizers - young, queer, gender nonconforming, Indigenous and people of colour - to be recognized as artists and leaders in their communities.
Join the artists and Mayworks for the opening reception and festival party at our home venue Steelworkers Hall following the May Day Toronto rally and march on May 1, 7 – 10 pm.