Student-curated art exhibition on campus celebrates farmworkers, exposes their struggles

Author: Matt Itelson
August 11, 2023
Hannah Baldrige’s “Shining Light” is a painting of a farmworker wearing a blue hoodie and baseball cap carrying crates of strawberries on a field.

While essential workers were acknowledged in the COVID-19 pandemic, a new student-curated exhibition at San Francisco State University celebrates farmworkers and builds awareness of their continuing inhumane working conditions. 

“Essential” opens on Saturday, Aug. 12, with a reception from noon to 4 p.m., in the Fine Arts Gallery. It is open Tuesdays – Fridays from noon to 4 p.m. through Saturday, Sept. 2. Admission is free. 

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