MayWorks Windsor 2020 is celebrating MAY DAY virtually this year. The International Day of Workers’ Solidarity will be marked with the cultural work of Windsor’s artists, poets, and performers.
MayWorks Windsor 2020 thanks WDLC Windsor District Labour Council, WUFA Faculty Association University of Windsor, ACWR Arts Council of Windsor Region, Chimczuk Museum, and all the participating artists, poets, and performers.
Dub City Turn(style): An Artist/Workers Covid 19 Reflection of a Class Pandemic
This original piece by Teajai Travis©2020 is inspired by his quarantine reflections of the covid 19 pandemic and its effect on the working class and the systemic poor. The video is a dedication to the workers of the world and has clips shot in Canada, Italy, France and Spain.
MayWorks Windsor 2020 presents, Windsor hand made, an artist-run project. Each invited artist was given one work glove and the transformed objects are presented in the Windsor hand made virtual exhibition. The Chimczuk Museum will exhibit the artists’ work as soon as it is safe to arrange a date.
Windsor hand made thanks the Chimczuk Museum and the Arts Council Windsor and Region for publishing the virtual exhibition. We thank all the artists and Windsor Poet Laureate Mary Ann Mulhern, for their work as well as the University of Windsor Faculty Association and Windsor District Labour Council for their support.
Organized by Elaine Carr and Susan Gold.
Mayworks 2020: North of Wyandotte/Poem of Despair and Great Longing
North of Wyandotte/Poem of Despair and Great Longing is the fifth collaboration for Mayworks Windsor between Windsor photographer Douglas MacLellan and Jeff Noonan. Originally, the plan was to produce a series of 3×5 handbills with MacLellan’s photographs and a five part poem by Noonan and distribute them at random in different bars around Windsor and Detroit.
However, since it may be some time before there are any bars open in Windsor and Detroit, we present the work first in virtual form. The tenor of the times forced me to change the structure and tone of the poem. (Image Details: Wood and cement bench at a Catholic elementary school during the covid-19 pandemic in March 2020 in Windsor, Ontario)
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May 1 - May 31