Across the Tracks
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa race massacre, the School of Art and Design's Stacey Robinson teamed with writer Alverne Ball for Across the Tracks. This illustrated history focuses on bustling Greenwood, its inhabitants, and the prosperity that led to its nickname—Black Wall Street—before the atrocities of 1921.
Krannert Art Museum hosts exhibitions from the course Documenting Inequality, which covers topics for undergraduates including cultural understanding, social inequality, and the roles that community-based art can play in making connections between what we glean from the news and lived experience.
When it wasn't possible to perform in person for audiences, the Department of Theatre took the opportunity to prepare students to work on filmed projects. Great Scenes from the American Kitchen Sink Theatre included domestic settings like this one from 'Night Mother by Marsha Norman with minimal staging, period-appropriate props, and projections. The selections from four plays were incorporated into a single production streamed free online.
Photo by Darrell Hoemann.
ELLNORA | The Guitar Festival Returns
Every two years Krannert Center welcomes six-string players and other musicians from across the planet who liven up the outdoors, blow the roofs off the indoor theatres, and hoist people to their feet at Stage 5. Jazz, roots, blues, classical, rock, and scorching fusions like the traditional sounds from across North and South America delivered by Mafer Bandola and the other women of LADAMA start the season on a jubilant note.
Photo from ELLNORA | The Guitar Festival 2019 by Deidre Schoo.