Exploring the meaning of food and art on a community farm

October 6, 2018 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Brady Farm
150 Ford Ave
Syracuse, NY 13207
Elissa Johnson

Workshop on public art and cultural food stories in collaboration with Brady Farm and artist Seitu Jones

Internationally-renowned artist Seitu Jones leads a hands-on workshop on community-based art and the value of food. Participants share stories about food in their own lives and then make those stories into stencil designs. These stencils will then be used as artwork on Brady Farm, expressing the values of the farm and welcoming community. All ages welcome. Participants will also receive a digital file of their stencil. The “art” of this event is not only the stencils but the conversation that occurs.

RSVP by October 4 to Edward Morris ehmorr01@syr.edu or 212-380-3148.

Seitu Jones
Seitu Jones

About Seitu Jones

Seitu Jones was born in Minneapolis in 1951. Working on his own or in collaboration, Jones has created over 30 large-scale public art works. He’s been awarded a Minnesota State Arts Board Fellowship, a McKnight Visual Artist Fellowship, a Bush Artist Fellowship, a Bush Leadership Fellowship, and a National Endowment for the Arts/Theater Communication Group Designer Fellowship. Seitu was awarded a 2001-2002 Loeb Fellowship at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and was the Artist-in-Residence in the Harvard Ceramics Program. He was Millennium Artist-in-Residence for 651 Arts in Brooklyn, NY, and was the first Artist-in-Residence for the City of Minneapolis. In 2014, he integrated artwork into three stations for the new Greenline Light Rail Transit system in the Twin Cities. A 2013 Joyce Award, from Chicago’s Joyce Foundation allowed Seitu to develop CREATE: The Community Meal, a dinner for 2,000 people at a table a half a mile long. The project focused on access to healthy food. Seitu is working with members of his neighborhood to create a 5-acre farm in a new St. Paul city park. For 18 months Seitu was a Senior Fellow in Agricultural Systems in the College of Food, Agriculture and Natural Science Resources at the University of Minnesota. Jones received an MLS in Environmental History and a BS in Landscape Design from the University of Minnesota.