MillerComm Lecture Series

73 Stains: Sweet Potatoes, Sustenance & Sustainability

Wednesday, April 14th, 2021
Seitu Ken Jones
5:30pm CDT

Zoom presentation: registration required

Event Description


Inspired by the work of George Washington Carver and his use of everyday materials, Seitu Ken Jones looks at food, sustainability and visual art at the intersection of self-care and the Beloved community. Jones will delve into artistic responses to the environment, specifically how African American artists continue to shape and sustain their well-being. We will have the opportunity to learn more about Jones’s multidisciplinary practice and virtually visit his studio.

Hosted by: Department of Dance

In conjunction with: Center for Social and Behavioral Science, Counseling Center, Department of African American Studies, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Department of Landscape Architecture, Department of Sociology/Communiversity, Department of Theatre, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Illinois Extension, INNER VOICES Social Issues Theatre, Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Institute, Krannert Art Museum, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Office of the Dean--College of Fine and Applied Arts, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation--Humanities, Arts and Related Fields, Siebel Center for Design

Seitu Ken Jones

George A. Miller Visiting Artist

Mr. Jones is a Saint Paul (MN) based artist whose interdisciplinary practice considers the historical construct of race and the desire to restore our Beloved communities through food, conversation and beauty. His practice aspires to create environmental and public artwork that honors and inspires communities. Seitu Jones Studio engages, advises and produces work that advances food and environmental justice through the arts and public sphere.

GAM residency activities, Fall 2020 and Spring 2021