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Friday, April 25, 2014 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Philosophers’ Roundtable

“The Archetype: A Dynamic Bridge, Part II," is the April 25 topic of the Philosophers’ Roundtable. Dr. Owen Ward will lead a search for what we can consider a priori to consciousness and what evidence confirms its existence.  We meet Friday, April 25, 4:00-6:00, at 149 McGregor.

LOCATION: McGregor Hall #149, Antioch campus

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 6:00pm

Filmmaker Lynne Sachs presents "Your Day is My Night "

Award-winning filmmaker Lynne Sachs will visit Antioch College April 22 & 23. A 2014 recipient of the Guggenheim fellowship, Lynne Sachs has made boundary-crossing, genre-defying films for over twenty-five years. Blending observation and montage, performance and poetics, Sachs' work challenges the conventions of documentary, of storytelling, and of remembrance. 
On Tuesday April 22, at 6:30pm, Lynne Sachs will show several short films in the context of a master class, as she discusses evolutions in her filmmaking practice and varied approaches to nonfiction storytelling. 
On Wednesday April 23, at 4:30pm, Sachs will present other films and audio works as she deconstructs her unconventional approach to sound in documentary. 
Immediately following this sound-specific master class, at 6:00pm, Sachs' feature-length film Your Day is My Night will screen, followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker.
All events are open to the public, and will be held in McGregor Hall room 113, Antioch College.


LOCATION: McGregor Hall #113, Antioch campus

Friday, April 18, 2014 - 7:00pm

Herndon Gallery to present Living as Form (The Nomadic Version)

Antioch College and the Herndon Gallery are pleased to announce the opening of Living as Form (The Nomadic Version) on April 18, 2014, at the Herndon Gallery at Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio. The exhibition will run through May 16, 2014.  Originally produced in 2011 for Creative Time in New York City under the curation of Nato Thompson, Living as Form seeks to draw a through-line between the "critical mass" of activism that emerged in the 21st century with the concurrent turn towards the social in contemporary art.  The exhibition brings together projects whose emphasis on participation, dialogue and action have led them to be categorized by art historians as social practice, relational aesthetics, new genre public art, and dialogic arts.  All of the works in the exhibition show a commitment to community, activism, and social change and engage with such topics as health care, convening, access, food, and race to name but a few.

Living as Form (The Nomadic Version) is an exhibition that is co-organized by Creative Time andIndependent Curators International (ICI), and assembled in collaboration with Antioch College. For the traveling version of the exhibition that will appear in the Herndon Gallery, co-organizers Jillian Soto, Anthony Romero and Sara Black will present a broad archive of documentation and ephemera of more than 20 socially engaged artist projects from around the world in three unique, week-long phases.  Additionally, new works by Micha Cárdenas, ESCAPE GROUP in collaboration with Sara Black, and the Compass Group representing the Midwest Radical Cultural Corridor have been commissioned for this version of the exhibition and will become a part of the growing archive. 

A series of weekly conversations addressing the broadly interpreted themes represented in the exhibition will be held in conjunction with the show and are open to Yellow Springs and regional communities. Please join us on Wednesday, April 23, at 7:30 p.m. for a conversation organized around themes of Occupation and Convening; on Wednesday, April 30, at 7:30 p.m., for a conversation on Borders and Access; and on Wednesday, May 7, at 7:30 p.m. for a conversation on Difference.  All conversations will be held in the Herndon Gallery in South Hall on the Antioch campus.

In addition to the weekly discussions, Antioch College will be hosting a Living as Form symposium, May 9-11.  On Friday, May 9, at 7:00 p.m., there will be a performance in the gallery by Micha Cárdenas, a Los Angeles-based artist and scholar. Her work seeks to “create community, autonomy, and reduce violence against women, LGBTQI people, people of color, and other groups who continue to combat violence on a daily basis."  Cárdenas works within the overlapping realms of performance, activism, and technology to organize for change.

On Saturday, May 10, the Compass Group, a collective of artists and activists who have been working in what they describe as the geographic and political area of the Midwest Radical Cultural Corridor, will present the fourth iteration of their Monsanto Hearings in Yellow Springs under the collaborative leadership of Sarah Lewison (Carbondale, Ohio), Sarah Kanouse (Iowa City, Iowa) and Claire Pentecost (Chicago, Illinois). The Hearings will be staged at the Clifton Lodge in Clifton, Ohio, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. All farmers, conservation managers, seed cleaners, agricultural workers, householders, scientists, naturalists and neighbors are invited to participate in this performance "hearing" in which people examine the significance of genetic modification and associated technologies, as well as the role of government in regulating these technologies (or not). The Monsanto trials have previously been held in Carbondale, Illinois; St. Louis, Missouri; and Iowa City, Iowa. 

The symposium will conclude on Sunday, May 11, with a roundtable discussion in the Herndon Gallery beginning at 10:00 a.m. that will include independent scholar and cultural critic Brian Holmes, Micha Cárdenas, ESCAPE GROUP, and Sara Black as moderator. Following the discussion, ESCAPE GROUP, in collaboration with Sara Black, will present a performance that explores the recipe as form and content. All events during the symposium are free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Dennie Eagleson, creative director of the Herndon Gallery, at or call 937-768-6462.

Living as Form (The Nomadic Version) is the flexible, expanding iteration of Living as Form, an exhibition curated by Nato Thompson and presented by Creative Time in the fall of 2011 in NewYork City. Lead project support for the original Living as Form exhibition was provided by the Annenberg Foundation, the Lily Auchincloss Foundation, the Danish Consulate, the Andrew W.Mellon Foundation, the Mondriaan Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. Additional support for Living as Form (The Nomadic Version) wasprovided by the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation; the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation; and the ICI Board of Trustees.



LOCATION: Herndon Gallery

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 7:30pm

Anne Noble, New Zealand photographer

Antioch College is pleased to host Anne Noble, New Zealand photographer, educator and researcher, during the week of April 14.  Noble is currently working at Columbia College in Chicago as a Fulbright Scholar on a series of projects that explore the symbiotic relationship between people and bees.  She will be making a presentation on Wednesday, April 16 at 7:30 p.m. in McGregor Hall, room 113 on the Antioch campus. 

Her artist talk is titled From Antarctica to the Honey Bee:  In Search of An Ecological Sublime. The talk is free and open to the public.           

LOCATION: Herndon Gallery

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 7:00pm

Local Writer Series: Bomani Moyenda and Cheryl Wood Smith

Antioch College is thrilled to announce the third installment of our Local Writer Series! We will be welcoming writers from all over the Miami Valley to come and talk about writing and share their work. 

For our third event in this series, we'll welcome Bomani Moyenda and Cheryl Wood Smith at the Coretta Scott King Center. The event is FREE and open to the public.

Bomani Moyenda is a longtime Yellow Springs resident. His poetry explores issues of social consciousness, race cultures, and a myriad of other themes. He was the winner of the 1997 Paul Lawrence Dunbar poetry prize and has performed his poetry in several venues in the tri-county area. He also has a novel in the works and hosts a local writers group. He has been active in the area primarily with undoing racism.

Cheryl Wood Smith is a poet, writer, nurse, and mother of two. She is co-founder of the Creative Energy poetry performance group and founder of the PEACE community theater group. Cheryl also holds an MA in Intercultural Relations. She is a former member of the Black Panther Party, the Dayton Committee for African Liberation, and the All African Peoples Revolutionary Party.

LOCATION: Coretta Scott King Center

Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Miami Valley Div Dinner

This event has reached full capacity. Registration is now closed.

The Antioch College Office of Alumni Relations cordially invites you to the second annual Div Dinner in North Hall, presented by Isaac Delamatre, Antioch’s food services coordinator and chef. Enjoy a delectable dinner prepared by the kitchen staff, socialize with alumni and friends of the College, and learn about plans for the grand opening of the Health and Wellness Center from the new director, Becky Harrison.

Cost: $10 (includes buffet dinner, drinks and dessert)

Please register here for this event by March 27. Space is limited.

Location: Antioch College, North Hall Dining Room
Street parking is available on Livermore Street or in the parking lot behind North Hall.

LOCATION: North Hall

Friday, March 28, 2014 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Philosopher's Roundtable

Ward Owen will lead a discussion of  "The Archetype: A Dynamic Bridge."  We meet Friday, March 28, 4:00-6:00, McGregor 149.

LOCATION: McGregor Hall #149, Antioch campus

Friday, March 21, 2014 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Sokolitse performance in Herndon Gallery

Local choral group, Sokolitse, will be performing Baltic music in the gallery. Free and open to the public.

LOCATION: Herndon Gallery

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 7:00pm

Local Writer Series: Deanna Newsom

Antioch College is thrilled to announce the second installment of our Local Writer Series! We will be welcoming writers from all over the Miami Valley to come and talk about writing and share their work. 

For our second event in this series, we'll welcome Deanna Newsom on Wednesday, March 12, at 7:00 p.m. at the Coretta Scott King Center. The event is FREE and open to the public.

After a childhood literary diet of Reader’s Digest jokes and Sweet Valley High romances, Deanna read Roald Dahl’s "The BFG" with her sons and was never the same again. Her young adult novel "The Tunnel Jumper"s follows two brothers as they travel from their grandpa’s run-down pet shop to the wilderness of Cameroon, Costa Rica, and Scotland, using a secret power of endangered species to solve the mystery of what happened to their missing parents.

LOCATION: Coretta Scott King Center

Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 7:00pm

35th Annual Women’s Voices Out Loud performance

The Herndon Gallery will host the 35th Annual Women’s Voices Out Loud exhibition and performance in the month of March. This is an event with a long and beloved history in the Village of Yellow Springs that invites women and women-identified persons to present visual art and performance. The exhibition will run from March 4 through March 28. 

The performance will occur in the gallery on Saturday, March 8, beginning at 7:00 p.m.

For more information, please contact Dennie Eagleson or Laurie Dreamspinner, 410-948-2401 or

LOCATION: Herndon Gallery