Iowa city plate feast art in public symposium

The Feast - Iowa City, IA

This was the first rendition of The Feast with biodegradable wooden plates, cups, and and cutlery. Each plate was wood burned by hand and can take up to 3 hours to complete depending on the design complexity. Red Lake Nation wild rice pilaf, The Sioux Chef’s recipe for Maple-Sage Roasted Vegetables, Tanka Bar buffalo jerky, Red Corn fry bread, wojape, honey, and sugar were served during the lunch break of the Grant Wood Art Colony’s 6th Biennial Symposium, Art in Public, at the University of Iowa.

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All biodegradable materials were put into a compost pile to be used to grow vegetables for future iterations of The Feast!

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Project supported by the Grant Wood Art Colony. Photos curtesy of the University of Iowa Office of Outreach and Engagement.

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