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McKnight Npe Tug Ua Zoo Nkauj Seitu Jones raws li 2017 Tus Ntaus Nrig

Yees duab: Lub Nroog Lub Chaw Kawm Txuj Mus Kawm Txuj Ci (UICA)

Lub McKnight Foundation tau xaiv cov yeeb yaj duab Seitu Ken Jones kom tau txais 2017 McKnight Distinguished Artist Award. Lub xyoo honour, tam sim no kos nws lub xyoo 20, muab $ 50,000 nyiaj rau ib tus neeg Minnesota uas tau ua ib qho tseem ceeb hauv lub xeev qhov kev coj noj coj ua.

"Muaj cov qauv tsim loj heev uas tau tsim los rau hauv Minneapolis lub Nicollet Mall thiab St. Paul's Green Line transit system, Seitu Jones 'kev ua kom pom kev zoo nkauj yog qhov tseem ceeb tshaj plaws ntawm Minnesota qhov kev coj noj coj ua," said Kate Wolford, President of McKnight. "Tshaj hauj lwm ntawm ntau txoj hauj lwm hauv kev nrag, duab puab, ua yeeb yam, ua haujlwm rau pej xeem, thiab tsim ib puag ncig, Seitu Jones tau qhia tias dab tsi yog thaum tus neeg ua yeeb yaj kiab pom kev vam meej thiab muaj lub siab dawb huv ua kom tob hauv nws lub zej zog. Raws li peb ua koob tsheej txog 20 xyoo ntawm qhov khoom plig no, nws yog qhov tshwj xeeb tshaj yog kev txaus siab ua tus neeg zoo li Seitu, uas tau pab ntau heev rau peb qhov chaw ntawm no hauv Minnesota. "

Yug nyob rau sab qaum teb Minneapolis xyoo 1951, Seitu Jones tau raug cuam tshuam los ntawm Dub Arts Movement thiab nws txoj kev ntseeg tias cov tub txawj ntse muaj lub luag haujlwm tawm hauv lawv cov zej zog "zoo nkauj dua lawv nrhiav tau." Nyob hauv nws tsib lub xyoos ntawm kev ua haujlwm, Jones tau ua thawj tus kws kos duab hauv nroog Minneapolis, thauj cov neeg tuaj yeem nrog cov qauv tsim ntawm Penumbra Theatre thiab lwm theem, thiab nyuam qhuav teem rooj rau 2,000 tus qhua ntawm "CREATE: Cov Rooj Lus Zej Zog , "Ib nrab-mais-ntev public art installation tsim rau txim kev sib tham txog kev nkag tau mus rau kev noj qab haus huv cov zaub mov.

Ib lub tswv yim nyob hauv St. Paul's Frogtown neighborhood rau ntau tshaj 20 xyoo, Jones kuj yog ib txoj hauv kev coj ua tom qab tsib-evkawj Frogtown Farm thiab lwm cov nroog "greenlining" cov kauj ruam. Nws tau nrhiav kev ras txog ntawm kev ncaj ncees thiab kom tuaj yeem nkag mus rau kev ywj pheej hauv ib qho ntawm cov Nroog Ntxaib 'feem ntau cov neeg sib txawv hauv cov haiv neeg. Ib feem ntawm lub koomhaum ntsuab activists ua haujlwm cog ntoo 1,000 hauv Frogtown, Jones yog ib tus kws kho vajtsev uas tau pab txhawb kev sib tshuam tshiab, kev kos duab, thiab kev tswjfwm ntawm zej tsoom. Nws tab tom ua nws txoj hauj lwm thib peb ntawm Capitol Cheeb tsam Watershed District lub rooj tsavxwm. Nws tseem yog ib qho ntawm cov neeg tsim cov nroog Boatbuilders, ib txoj kev pabcuam rau cov menyuam yaus uas qhia txog kev ua haujlwm thiab lwm yam kev txawj.

Jones tau txais txiaj ntsim nrog ntau yam khoom plig thiab kev sib raug zoo, nrog rau Minnesota State Arts Board Fellowship, lub McKnight Visual Artist Yawg, Koom Haum Ntxhais Artist, Lub Koom Haum Pab Neeg Ua Haujlwm, Lub Tebchaws Endowment for Arts / Theatre Communications Group Designer Siv, thiab ib Loeb Siv Khoom Siv ntawm Harvard Graduate School of Design. Jones nyuam qhuav so haujlwm los ntawm cov xibfwb ntawm Kev Qhia Dua Hauv Ntiaj Teb MFA nyob ntawm Goddard College hauv Port Townsend, Washington. Nws nyob thiab ua haujlwm hauv Xees Phwv nrog nws tus poj niam, Soyini Guyton, tus kws sau paj lug thiab tus phooj ywg tus txiv neej ua vaj ua tsev.

Jones tau xaiv los ntawm tsoomfwv cov koom txoos hauv zej zog uas muaj ntau lub tswv yim thiab kev paub txog thaj av uas muaj ntau hom kev kos duab thiab kev cai, nrog rau Lori Pourier, thawj tswj hwm, Thawj Peev Nyiaj; Sandra Agustin, tus kws ua yeeb yam thiab tus kws pab tswv yim yeeb yam; Eleanor Savage, tus kws kos duab thiab tus thawj coj, Jerome Foundation; Rohan Preston, ntaus suab paj nruag, Lub Hnub Qub Tribune; Brian Frink, Artist thiab Chair, Lub Tsev Haujlwm Kos duab, Minnesota State University, Mankato.

HAIS TXOG QHOV TSIM NYOG KOM TXHEEJ TXHEEM NTSWS

Lub McKnight Distinguished Artist Award recognizes cov neeg ua yeeb yam uas tau xaiv los ua lawv lub neej thiab ua haujlwm hauv Minnesota, uas ua rau peb lub xeev muaj ntau qhov chaw muaj nplua nuj. Txawm hais tias lawv muaj lub peev xwm thiab lub sijhawm los mus nrhiav lawv txoj haujlwm, lwm tus neeg ua haujlwm no tau xaiv nyob rau hauv - thiab los ntawm kev nyob, lawv tau sib txawv. Lawv tau tsim thiab txhawb zog cov koom haum kev ua yeeb yam, txhawb cov tub ntxhais hluas, thiab nyiam cov neeg tuaj saib thiab cov phooj ywg. Qhov zoo tshaj plaws, lawv tau ua zoo, xav-provoking kos duab. Lub hom phiaj ntawm McKnight cov kev kos duab yog los txhawb cov haujlwm ua haujlwm uas tsim thiab ua rau cov zej zog muaj kev vibrant. Qhov kev zov me nyuam yog qhov kev ntseeg tias Minnesota tau zoo thaum lawv cov neeg ua yeeb yam zoo siab. Lub McKnight Distinguished Artist Award, uas tuaj nrog $ 50,000, mus rau ib tus kws kos duab Minnesota txhua xyoo.

HAIS TXOG KEV TSIS TXAUS SIAB (McKNIGHT FOUNDATION)

Lub McKnight Foundation nrhiav kev txhim kho lub neej zoo rau lub sijhawm tam sim no thiab yav tom ntej. Founded hauv 1953 thiab nws tus kheej tau tsim los ntawm William thiab Maude McKnight, lub koom haum Minnesota tau muaj peev nyiaj kwv yees li ntawm $ 2,2 billion thiab tau txais txog $ 87 million rau xyoo 2016. Ntawm qhov tag nrho, txog $ 9 lab mus pab txhawb cov haujlwm ua haujlwm tsim thiab pab txhawb cov zej zog vibrant .

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