The 7th Chesapeake Writers’ Conference hosts writers at all levels of experience for a rich week of lectures, craft talks, readings, and panel discussions, as well as daily workshops in fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. We offer a multi-genre course in which high schoolers get the chance to try their hand at a range of genres and styles. We also offer a two-credit hour graduate course for teachers whose focus is connecting one’s pedagogy and writing practice. This is an excellent opportunity for teachers to gain Continuing Professional Development credit. All conference workshops are led by exemplary, award-winning faculty.
Commencement for the Class of 2018 on Townhouse Green.
This year’s Commencement address is by Wanda Q. Draper, executive director of the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture in Baltimore, Md.
Celebrate the arrival of spring – colonial-style! Take part in a Maypole dance, play games, or make a craft to take home. $10 adult; $9 senior; $6 youth; free to ages 5 and younger, and to Friends members. Free admission is also extended to SMCM students, staff, and faculty, with college I.D.
SMCM Music Dept. senior Alex Proctor, percussionist, will perform his SMP recital in Montgomery Hall, Room 25.
Join St. Mary’s College of Maryland Music Department’s vocal ensemble, PING, as they perform a short program of a cappella musical selections, under the direction of Professor Larry Vote. Park at the Visitor Center.
SMCM Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combo perform a concert, under the direction of Jeff Silberschlag and Rick Humphreys
Lunchtime discussion with visiting artist: Bryan Funk
Free pizza or bring your own lunch
Open to all interested students, faculty and staff
Bryan Funk makes sculpture and video works with some sound and performative elements, and uses projection mapping to make experiential pieces with found objects. He uses found footage that has to do with memory, home biographical elements as well as news clips. He layers images in a variety of ways and is interested in finding new ways of seeing things that normally can be seen as mundane and matter of fact. Playfulness comes into his work as well when it comes to ways of using materials.
He has received a MFA in Multidisciplinary Art at Maryland Institute College of Art’s Mount Royal School of Art and a BFA in Sculpture from Tyler School of Art. Funk is from Bucks County, Pa., about 45 minutes north of Philadelphia, and his suburban upbringing plays an important part in his work that reflects on class and racial divides in America.
Artist House Residency April 24 – May 4, 2018
Presented by the Peer Health Educators
This eye-opening documentary focuses on the commercial culture and globalization of beauty.
The screening will be followed by an informal discussion led by the Peer Health Educators.
For more information and to view the trailer: https://theillusionists.org/
SMCM Music Dept. Senior Shelby Melton, soprano, will present her SMP recital in Auerbach Auditorium of St. Mary’s Hall.
SMCM Music Dept. Senior Sophie Daghir, soprano, will present her SMP recital in Auerbach Auditorium of St. Mary’s Hall