Together SEEDS, Earthwork Music and Blackbird Arts are planning a journey - a quest - to reconnect K-12 youth throughout northwest Michigan to their own sources of creativity, power and voice while cultivating a healthy relationship with food and the fine arts. With support from the Michigan Council of Arts and Cultural Affairs and the Michigan Department of Education, SEEDS is launching The Quest 2015! This year’s theme is nourishing minds, bodies and souls through creative expression and good food!
Throughout the spring and summer, Earthwork Music Collective musicians will help students craft songs derived from recipes, experiences and the diverse food cultures that make up their place. They’ll work side-by-side with SEEDS Education Specialists who offer Culinary Skills and Academic Integration. The journey ends with a community performance on July 2 at Milliken Auditorium.
In collaboration with the American Folklife Center and its 75th anniversary of Alan Lomax's field recordings of Michigan folk music for the Library of Congress, SEEDS After School students worked all spring with the Earthwork Music Collective and Blackbird Arts to create a performance, The Quest - A Celebration of Community, a creative expression of Michigan history.
Read more about The Quest 2014 here.