Mayworks Presents Program of Diverse Award Winning Artists Across the GTA



    TORONTO, April 15 /CNW/ - Award winning visual artist, musical artists,
and spoken word artists join up-and coming artists at the 24th Annual Mayworks
Festival of Working People and the Arts. The festival presents nine days of
diverse art across the GTA from April 25-May 3rd with all venues being
wheelchair accessible. Full program and artist bios available at the new
Mayworks website: www.mayworks.ca. Festival highlights include:

    
    -  An exhibit and talk with internationally acclaimed visual artist
       Favianna Rodriguez. Named one of UTNE magazine's 50 visionaries for
       2008, Ms. Rodriguez's exhibit "Transformation/Agitation" will open at
       the Toronto Free Gallery Saturday, April 25th. This exhibition centers
       on the national grassroots movements that helped shift the United
       States toward a new future.

    -  Oy di velt vet vern yinger, Oh the world will grow younger by Jumblies
       Theatre is the story of Toronto's secular Jewish Left, featuring a
       multi-age community cast. This is an interactive and participatory
       performance where the audience is also a participant. Saturday May 2
       and Sunday May 3rd, multiple performances at Davenport Perth
       Neighborhood Centre.

    -  An evening of music, spoken word, dance and more with LAL, Vox Sambou,
       spoken word performer La Loba, MataDanze, Shameless plus from New York
       City critically acclaimed Climbing PoeTree who all join together for
       In the Red: Revolutions for Our Hearts, Saturday, April 25th at the
       Blue Moon Pub.

    -  Pride and Solidarity is a jam-packed evening that will trace the
       histories and current of queer political movements in Canada and the
       United States, and the engagement of workers, artists and unions
       fighting for social justice. Featuring a performance by christina
       starr and two films and a talk by award winning film maker Nancy Nicol
       who will speak with activist Fred Hahn. Tuesday, April 28, Buddies in
       Bad Times Theatre.

    -  Picture Our Future is a photography exhibit by newcomer youth artists
       who reflect on their journeys of creating their future in Canada. As
       new immigrants, these youth are faced with the challenges of learning
       English, adapting to Canadian culture, and exploring their true
       identities. Speak Out for Youth Action (SOYA) Sunday May 3 - Sunday
       May 31, Free Opening Reception and Performances: Sunday May 3, 5:30-
       7:30 pm Cecil Street Community Centre, 58 Cecil Street.
    




For further information:

For further information: Matthew Adams, Publicist, (416) 762-0260,
publicity@mayworks.ca

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