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Seitu Jones - 2013 Joyce Award Winner



Seitu Jones is collaborating with Public Art Saint Paul to present The Community Meal, a dinner stretching a half-mile-long across the city of St. Paul where 2,000 participants will dine. Exploring ideas of food desserts, consumption, marketing and production of food, this happening aims to bring people together for dynamic dialogue and exchange.

With support of local urban farmers, restaurants, chefs and featuring performances of spoken word artists, the meal will take place in September 2014 and will be the culmination of Jones’ yearlong "listening project" with residents within the St. Paul area.



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