SEEDS and Earthwork Music 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 nature and the fine arts. With support from the Michigan Department of Education and the Worthington Family Foundation, SEEDS is launching The Quest 2016! This year’s theme is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the National Parks Service and encouraging youth to go find their parks!
Earthwork Music Collective musicians will help students craft songs derived from wildlife, park experiences and the diverse natural features that make up their place. Students will also work side by side with Blackbird Arts to create nature inspired art instillations for a park in their local community. SEEDS is partnering with Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore to provide students opportunities to explore parks all over the region while gaining a deeper appreciation of the nature all around us. The journey ends with a community performance on June 30 at Milliken Auditorium in Traverse City.
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!
Read more about The Quest 2015 here.
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.