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Exhibition at Antioch College Explores Mathematics through the Arts

YELLOW SPRINGS, Ohio – May 11, 2011 – Antioch College will host the Midwest premiere of an exhibition that explores the intersections between mathematics and a wide range of artistic mediums from May 18 to November 1 in Herndon Gallery on the campus in Yellow Springs, 1 Morgan PL, Yellow Springs, OH 45387. Gallery hours are 1:00-4:00 p.m., Tuesdays through Sunday. An opening reception will be held at 6:00 p.m., Saturday, May 21.

Alumnus John Sims ’90 created Rhythm of Structure: Bowery and Beyond/Mathematics, Art and Poetic Reflection from a yearlong series of shows that premiered at the Bowery Poetry Club in New York City in 2009. It features major contemporary artists Sol LeWitt, Karen Finley, DJ Spooky, Dread Scott, Ken Hiratsuka, John Sims, Paulus Gerdes, John Hiigli, Vandorn Hinnant and many others.

More than thirty-five poets who participated in the exhibition are also featured in the documentary film accompanying the show, including alumnus Mark Strand ‘57, former Poet Laureate of the United States.

"We are excited to be hosting John Sim's cutting edge exhibition out of New York City at the Herndon Gallery," said Anne Bohlen, Arthur E. Morgan Fellow and program organizer. "We are looking forward to creating community involvement in the evolving MathematicalGraffitiWall and other exhibition performance events that we will be organizing in the next six months."

Numerous Miami Valley visual artists, poets, dancers, musicians, community members and students will be invited to investigate and celebrate the overlapping territories of mathematics and art through both the MathematicalGraffitiWall and performance events.

The exhibition’s arrival in Yellow Springs is timed partly to coincide with the College’s 2011 Alumni Reunion weekend, which has as its theme “Science & Invention.” Nobel Laureate and Antioch alumnus Mario Capecchi '61 graduate of the College, will celebrate the 50th anniversary of his graduation from the College and deliver the keynote address.

A series of poetry readings, musical and dance events with local performers are being planned through November 1 at Antioch College’s Herndon Gallery. For more information, contact Anne Bohlen at 937-286-8455 or abohlen@antiochcollege.org.

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