“Art Is Labor,” an exhibit that speaks of the workers of our time and recognizes artists as workers, will open this Saturday, Dec. 7, with a cocktail reception featuring live music, performance and lifelong social justice champions Jamala Rogers and Percy Green as guests of honor.
This juried exhibit is presented by Bread and Roses Missouri in partnership with and at Webster University’s Arcade Contemporary Projects Gallery, 812 Olive St. in downtown St. Louis.
Doors open at 6 p.m. The program, begins at 7:30 p.m., will include the Bread and Roses Workers’ Theater group performing a preview sketch from the 2020 Workers’ Opera. The ceremony to honor Ms. Rogers and Mr. Green will be followed by a paddle auction to support Bread and Roses’ social justice programming and educational initiatives. Hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages will be served.
Contemporary artwork will be displayed alongside collections of historically significant art, ephemera, text and artifacts. Artwork created by young people who participate in the Bread and Roses Youth Initiative will also be featured.
Celebrating its fifth year since inception, Bread and Roses Missouri uses an arts lens to examine social and economic justice issues in all its programming, believing cultural and creative expression are a means to effect deep and lasting social change.
Tickets: $45 per person or $75 VIP per person (includes free parking).