May 7th: Seed Hub installed at 1680 University Ave., St. Paul, Episcopal Homes entrance.
May16th,12noon-1:30p:CommunityGatheringatSeabury. Irv Williams jazz performance
low tech/high joy collaborative, the placemaking team of Minneapolis artists Marlaine Cox and Karen Kasel, recently launched the fourth iteration of The Sunflower Revolution, a seed gifting/ planting project. For the Revolution, the artists create, fill and seal seed packets to hand out to the public, encouraging people to plant sunflowers as bright harmless graffiti in the urban environment.
For 2014 the artists are working in three urban places with a goal of handing out 450 seed packets. Everyone is welcome to join them, get a seed packet and participate in activities.
EPISCOPAL HOMES- SEABURY
The center of The Sunflower Revolution 2014 is Seabury, an apartment complex that is part of Episcopal Homes, a senior housing facility at 1830 University Ave. West, St. Paul, MN. low tech/high joy, through funding from Irrigate Arts, has been collaborating with the staff and residents of Episcopal Homes in every step of the project; designing the art on the seed packet, selecting the type of seeds, screen printing, filling, sewing and distributing the packets.
The seed packet making project culminates with the installation of a Seed Hub on May 7in front of Episcopal Homes on University Avenue. The Seed Hub is a box similar to a Little Free Library, where community members can pick up a packet of sunflower seeds. Sunflower seeds will be planted in the beds that bookend the entrance to Episcopal Homes.
On Friday, May 16th from 12 noon-1:30p low tech/high joy will be hosting a public gathering at Seabury to celebrate the generous collaboration with Episcopal Homes. There will be refreshments, a
slideshow of the seed packet project ands residents’ artwork on display. Irv Williams, a Seabury resident and prominent jazz saxophonist, will perform with his band in the common area within Seabury.