Szymaszek is the author of five books, including Journal of Ugly Sites and A Year from Today. She is a poet who marvels at, is obsessed by, and is always considering how a human lives their life during the course of any given day. Her work has appeared in BOMB, Chicago Review, and VOLT. She has taught with the Naropa Institute of Disembodied Poetics and at Brown University.

Longer form plays—written, directed and performed by Wheaton students—will be showcased at our annual festival.

Longer form plays—written, directed and performed by Wheaton students—will be showcased at our annual festival.

Kuo is known as one of Hawaii’s premiere Slack Key (ki ho’alu) guitar artists playing in the traditional nahenahe (sweet, soothing) style. In his illustrious career, he has accompanied and collaborated with Hawaii’s major artists such as Eddie Kamae and the Sons of Hawai’i, Dennis Kamakahi, Cyril and Martin Pahinui and Aaron Mahi. His recordings for the Slack Key Guitar Masters Series on the Dancing Cat label, Love for the Elders and Hawaiian Touch, were awarded Instrumental Album of the Year by the Hawai’i Academy of Recording Arts. In addition to his performing career, George is a Board Member of the Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame and Museum, where he has supported initiatives to perpetuate Hawaiian traditional music.

A young watchman at Providence’s Prison made a resolution to keep a daily diary in 1867. He recorded his work with the men and women incarcerated there; but, unlike today, the watchmen lived in the prison as well. What can we learn about Rhode Island history from his words? Dr. Grefe will explore the ways records and documents can illuminate how working-class Providence looked and felt in the 19th century.

Through his photographs, Hilliard addresses notions of home, masculinity, desire, family, queerness and place. His unique method combines both the still, singular moment with the movement and perspective only achievable through the passage of time. His large multi-panel panoramas, created with film photography, have been exhibited all over the world. In this lecture, David discusses his work and influences, including his working-class background in Lowell, Massachusetts.

Celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birthday with a recital of his first three violin and piano sonatas, Op. 12, with noted violinist Nicolas Kitchen, first violinist of the Borromeo String Quartet, and Professor of Music Ann Sears, piano.

As we enter the next decade, student-led dance groups Paraíso Latino (PL) and Tap Out Loud (TOL) are looking back at dance and music styles that inspire the performing arts we know and love today. Performing works choreographed by current members, the groups are excited to showcase their selective styles of Latin and tap on the big stage. Guest artists Lymin’ Lyons and S.O.L.E. will also take part in the celebration. Tickets: $5 general, $3 students.

Inspired by her Appalachian family history and the tradition of quilting circles, Jenkins brings people together to sit, talk, and sew.

Gala 2020 uses dance to take audiences on a journey from past to future. Join Trybe in their 21st year for an evening of fun, learning, celebrating and dancing. Gala will include guest appearances by S.O.L.E. and Wheaton’s Dance Company. Tickets: $5 general, $3 students, may be purchased online via the Watson Box Office.