Online Artist Talk: Seitu Jones in Conversation With Douglas Kearney
Jun 16 2021 | 7 - 8:30pm
Two photo portraits side by side of different people wearing glasses

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Online Artist Talk: Seitu Jones in Conversation With Douglas Kearney

Seitu Jones is a multi-disciplinary artist and community organizer known for his large-scale public artworks and environmental design. Working both independently and in collaboration with other artists, Jones has created over forty large-scale public art works. For his online artist talk with the Weisman, Jones will discuss his latest site-specific installation at the University of Minnesota, Pillsbury Hall in conversation with University of Minnesota faculty member and award-winning poet, Douglas Kearney.

Seitu Ken Jones

About the Artist

Seitu Ken Jones is a multidisciplinary artist, advocate and maker based in St. Paul, Minnesota. Working between the arts and public spheres, Jones channels the spirit of radical social movements into experiences that foster critical conversations and nurture more just and vibrant communities from the soil up. He is recognized as a dynamic collaborator and a creative force for civic engagement.

Douglas Kearney

About the Author

Douglas Kearney has published seven collections, including the National Book Award finalist, Sho (Wave Books, 2021);  the award-winning poetry collection Buck Studies (Fence Books, 2016); libretti, Someone Took They Tongues. (Subito, 2016); and criticism, Mess and Mess and (Noemi Press, 2015).) WIRE magazine calls Fodder, a live album featuring Kearney and frequent collaborator, Val Inc., “Brilliant.” A Whiting Writer’s and Foundation for Contemporary Arts Cy Twombly awardee with residencies/fellowships from Cave Canem, The Rauschenberg Foundation, and others. Kearney is a McKnight Presidential Fellow and associate professor of Creative Writing/English at the University of Minnesota–Twin Cities. Born in Brooklyn, raised in Altadena, CA, he lives in St. Paul with his family.

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