Great Northern Pre-Festival Event: Seitu Jones – Ice Fishing and Printing – Silverwood Park, MN

Great Northern Pre-Festival Event: Seitu Jones – Ice Fishing and Printing – Silverwood Park, MN

Great Northern Festival

Pre-festival event in partnership with Silverwood Park, Melanin in Motion, and Juxtaposition Arts

As a part of Three Rivers’s annual Try it: Ice Fishing event, Saint Paul-based multidisciplinary artist Seitu Jones will invite both experienced and novice ice fishers to ice fish along with him on Silverwood Lake. The artist and artist apprentices from Juxtaposition Arts will demonstrate the process of Gyotaku, a Japanese printmaking technique that anglers have used for hundreds of years to document their catches, and attendees will also be invited to experiment with the unique printmaking process. This event is produced in partnership with Melanin in Motion, who will have a winter Fat Bike demonstration where visitors can take a bike for a spin around the park.


Seitu Jones is a multidisciplinary artist, advocate and maker based in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Working between the arts and public spheres, Jones channels the spirit of radical social movements into experiences that foster critical conversations and nurture more just and vibrant communities from the soil up. He is recognized as a dynamic collaborator and a creative force for civic engagement.

Melanin in Motion is a BIPOC movement Movement. Their singular goal is to connect Black people to active living opportunities in the outdoors. They believe that Black bodies in motion are the ultimate expression of FREEDOM. They focus on creating a welcome entry, excitement, positive emotional connections, and removing barriers from point of entry opportunities creating progressive nature-based experiences led by experienced, nurturing BIPOC practitioners with the ultimate goal of building community and connecting people to the joy, fun, and healing of being in nature.

Juxtaposition Arts is a teen-staffed art and design center, gallery, retail shop, and artists’ studio space in North Minneapolis. The organization develops community by engaging and employing young urban artists in hands-on education initiatives that create pathways to self-sufficiency while actualizing creative power.

Nestled along the shores of Silver Lake, Silverwood Park is a unique natural destination devoted to supporting the practice, appreciation and awareness of creative interactions between people and the natural environment. Discover the work of regional artists and poets along park trails and indoor gallery spaces, take part in our educational programming or participate in one of our many unique opportunities for artists and park guests. Only minutes from downtown Minneapolis, Silverwood trails offer spectacular views of Silver Lake, restored prairie and mature oak savanna. Park amenities include an art gallery, education facilities, event rental space, a café/coffee shop, picnic sites, fishing opportunities, canoe and kayak rentals, an outdoor performance space, and more.

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