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George's Blues: An Investigation of George Washington Carver’s Legacy as an Artist and Cook

Art, Tech & Culture
14 Apr, 2022

George's Blues: An Investigation of George Washington Carver’s Legacy as an Artist and Cook

An Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium Lecture, presented in partnership the Department of Art Practice and co-sponsored by American Cultures

with Seitu Jones
Artist, Saint Paul, Minnesota

Seitu K Jones will share his explorations into George Washington Carver’s legacy as a visual artist, along with the rich color stains and paints Carver created for the residents of the South’s Black Belt. In his talk, Jones will share some of Carver’s recipes and the experience of working with students to build an outdoor oven to recreate some of Carver’s recipes.

About Seitu Jones

Seitu Ken Jones is a multidisciplinary artist, advocate and maker based in Saint 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.

About the Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium

Founded by Prof. Ken Goldberg in 1997, the ATC lecture series is an internationally respected forum for creative ideas. Always free of charge and open to the public, the series is coordinated by the Berkeley Center for New Media and has presented over 200 leading artists, writers, and critical thinkers who question assumptions and push boundaries at the forefront of art, technology, and culture including: Vito Acconci, Laurie Anderson, Sophie Calle, Bruno Latour, Maya Lin, Doug Aitken, Pierre Huyghe, Miranda July, Billy Kluver, David Byrne, Gary Hill, and Charles Ray.

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