Walton Arts and Ideas Series

沃尔顿艺术 & ideas Series is made possible through an endowment by the Walton Family Charitable 支持 Foundation. Please join us for the 2021-22 Walton Arts & Ideas Series as we explore the Impact of Storytelling with a wide array of speakers and programs.  All WAIS events are open to the public and there is no cost for admission.




7 p.m.星期四,9月. 9, 2021


奈杰尔贫穷Ear Hustle is a popular Peabody and Pulitzer-nominated podcast that provides an illuminating view of prison life as 告诉 by currently and formerly incarcerated people.  When 奈杰尔贫穷 and Earlonne Woods met, Nigel was a photography professor volunteering with the Prison University Project and Earlonne was serving 31 years to life at California’s San Quentin State Prison. Initially drawn to each other by their shared interest in storytelling, neither had podcast production experience when they decided to enter Radiotopia’s contest for new shows . . . 并赢得. Using the prize for seed money, Nigel and Earlonne launched Ear Hustle, named after the prison term for “eavesdropping.” It was the first podcast created and produced entirely within prison and would go on to be heard millions of times worldwide, garner Peabody and Pulitzer award nominations, and help earn Earlonne his freedom when his sentence was commuted in 2018. 在他们2021年的书中,“这是耳朵骗局”, Nigel and Earlonne share their  stories of how they came to San Quentin, how they created their phenomenally popular podcast amid extreme limitations, and what has kept them collaborating season after season.



7 p.m.星期四,11月. 4, 2021

Seay Theatre, Walton Fine Arts Center

Joey-StocksFrom rural Arkansas to New York City, from the mundane to the fabulous, 乔伊的股票 draws on a lifetime of tales—lived, 告诉, (embellished) and re告诉—as he discovers what it means to be a storyteller. Stocks is the editor of The Dramatist magazine in New York City, where he manages the bimonthly magazine that serves as the official journal of the Dramatists Guild of America and also the only national trade publication dedicated to the business and craft of theatre writing.  After earning a master’s degree in performing arts from Arkansas Tech University, Stocks has worked in theatre and for nonprofit organizations and publications. 不同的, 他是一个轮胎沟槽, 暗房技术人员, 法律秘书, 舞蹈教师, and illustrator of ruminants. Consistently, he’s a storyteller. Some favorite storytelling venues include long road trips, 短的公路之旅, 杂货店过道, 午休时间, 员工会议, 健身房, 地铁, and generally anywhere people gather. He’s an Arkansas native and champion procrastinator.



For the Win项目

7 p.m.周一,11月. 29, 2021


For the Win项目自2016年以来, the For the Win项目 has been giving seriously ill, 禁用, and disadvantaged children the opportunity to be their favorite heroes in their very own “official” movie poster.  The Los Angeles-based nonprofit aims to “create a new sense of hope, 动机, and give a self-esteem boost for each child, transforming them into heroes in order to raise both awareness and funds for whatever they may be up against.”  Co-founder Jesse Wilson grew up in Ohio and Florida and attended Arkansas Tech University before moving to Los Angeles in 2008. Wilson started working with famous Marvel creator Stan Lee, then created movie posters for one of Hollywood’s biggest creative agencies, later directing creative efforts for Paramount Pictures, and finally working with various studios, 机构和公司.  梅根·皮尔森, 来自克拉, is also a graduate of ATU and is a producer for Klasky Csupo, an animation company famous for The Simpsons, 学龄前儿童的, 和许多更多.  Other members of the team include designer engineer James Winston and Steve Voccola, head writer at Stan Lee’s POW! 娱乐.



7 p.m.星期四,2月. 10, 2022

Seay Theatre, Walton Fine Arts Center

林恩NottageA playwright and a screenwriter, 林恩Nottage is the first woman in history to win two Pulitzer Prizes for Drama. Her plays have been produced widely in the United States and throughout the world. 她最近的工作包括 “弗洛伊德的“ and the musical adaptation of 《宝盈app下载》.” Nottage’s plays include, “汗水,”“Mlima的故事,“顺便说一下。,"这是薇拉·史塔克。,“毁了,”“亲密的服装,”“虚构情节, or the Re-Education of Undine,” “Crumbs from the Table of Joy” 和“吹熄蜡烛的声音!” She has also developed This is Reading, a performance installation at the Franklin Street, Reading Railroad Station in Reading, PA. She was a writer and producer on the first season of Netflix series She’s Gotta Have It, 导演:斯派克·李. Nottage is an Associate Professor at Columbia University School of the Arts, and the recipient of a MacArthur “Genius Grant” Fellowship, Steinberg “Mimi” Distinguished Playwright Award and the Doris Duke Artists Award, 等. She is a member of the Dramatists Guild. Among her upcoming projects are an opera adaptation of “亲密的服装和音乐剧 “MJ,” featuring the music of Michael Jackson, to premiere on Broadway.



7 p.m. 2022年3月15日,星期二


金福潘氏被称为凝固汽油弹女孩, 金福潘氏, the Napalm Girl shares her story of unexpected survival, a life in constant pain as the tool of a communist regime, 爱, 家庭, 和不可动摇的, life-altering faith that set her free. It’s a moment forever captured, an iconic image that has come to define the horror and violence of the Vietnam War: Nine-year-old 金福潘氏 running in agony moments after napalm bombs fell from the sky, bringing hellish fire that burned away her clothing and seared deep into her skin. Left for dead in a hospital morgue, Kim miraculously survived — but her journey toward healing was only beginning. When the napalm bombs dropped, everything Kim knew and relied on exploded along with them: her be爱d home and village, 她的国家的自由, as well as her childhood innocence and happiness. Kim’s coming years would be marked by excruciating treatments for her burns, unrelenting physical pain throughout her body, and being handled for political propaganda. Kim survived the pain of her body ablaze, but how could she possibly survive the pain of her devastated soul? 金福潘氏’s story of both unrelenting horror and unexpected hope, is a harrowing tale of life changed in an instant. Struggling to find answers in a world that only seemed to bring anguish, Kim ultimately discovered strength in someone who had suffered himself, transforming her tragedy into an unshakable faith. 




6 p.m. 2022年4月2日,星期六

罗杰斯会议中心/校园 Mall

迈克尔·布朗Renowned Haitian DJ and record producer 迈克尔·布朗 will present a talk followed by a concert on the campus mall. Brun is known for blending electric dance music (EDM) genres such as progressive house with his native Haitian styles. Born to a Haitian father and Guyanese mother who 爱d music, Brun’s influences stretched from the percussion-heavy Rara and Afrogroove music of his native Haiti, 到嘻哈、R和B. He played guitar and piano from a young age, and took up DJing and music production as a hobby at age 16. 今天, Brun has emerged as the face for a new generation of Haitians, working with international stars and home-grown musical heroes to share the richness of his island’s culture with a wider audience.  His singular take on traditional Haitian sounds has seen him land consulting work for Spotify, collaborate with superstars like J Balvin, sell out multiple headlining U.S. tours and notch up tens of millions of streams across tracks like Bayo, Soweto, Gaya and Spice. 《宝盈在线app》杂志说, “迈克尔·布朗 might be the biggest thing to come out of Haiti in the 21st Century.” In 2020, Brun released to rave reviews his new album, Lokal, a collection of contemporary Haitian music.



*改期至:7点.m., 2022年4月7日,星期四

Seay Theatre, Walton Fine Arts Center

金正日鲁尔Author 金正日鲁尔 will discuss her 2021 book titled, “A Singing Army: Zilphia Horton and the Highlander Folk School,” that highlights the life of 1931 Ozarks graduate Zilphia Horton.  This is the first biography of the activist and musician who inspired thousands of working people and left a legacy that changed the world. 一个土生土长的巴黎人., Horton was a pioneer of cultural organizing, an activist and musician who taught people how to use the arts as a tool for social change, and a catalyst for anthems of empowerment such as “We Shall Overcome” 和“We Shall Not Be Moved.” Her contributions to the Highlander Folk School, a pivotal center of the labor and civil rights movements in the mid-twentieth century, and her work creating the songbook of the labor movement influenced countless figures, from Woody Guthrie to Eleanor Roosevelt to Rosa Parks. Despite her outsized impact, Horton’s story is little known. A Singing Army introduces this overlooked figure to the world. Ruehl is a writer, editor, and folk music advocate based in Asheville, North Carolina. She has written for Billboard, NPR Music, Seattle Weekly, and various others. She was also editor of No Depression — the roots music journal — for nine years.