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Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 1:00pm

Pre-MLK Day Film Screening

On the evening of January 19, 2014, the night prior to Antioch College’s usual MLK Day celebration, alumnus Richard Kaplan will be screening his documentary, King: A Filmed Record; Montgomery to Memphis at the Little Art Theater in downtown Yellow Springs.

Mr. Kaplan will bring the film and speak about it afterword in a Q&A session. Click here to learn more.

LOCATION: Little Art

Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 2:00pm to 7:00pm

Sara Black in gallery

Sara Black will be working on "Reconstructing the Fold" in the Herndon Gallery

LOCATION: Herndon Gallery

Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

The Arts Presents

Participants in the Exhibition "Currencies" will present about their art practice.

LOCATION: Herndon Gallery

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 1:00pm to 2:15pm

Freedom Summer, 1964

On Tuesday, February 4, at 1:00 p.m. in McGregor 113, Mark Levy (who attended Antioch in the late 1950s) will discuss his experience as the coordinator of a Freedom School in Meridian, Mississippi in the summer of 1964. 

Known as Freedom Summer, in the summer of 1964 many white activists from the north, joined black southern volunteers to move forward efforts targeting black voter registration and education. This event is FREE and open to the public.

LOCATION: McGregor Hall #113, Antioch campus

Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Sara Black in gallery

Sara Black will be working on "Reconstructing the Fold" in the Herndon Gallery

LOCATION: Herndon Gallery

Saturday, February 8, 2014 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Storytelling + Open Mic

Storytelling + Open Mic
Saturday, February 8 
4:00 - 6:00 p.m. CSK Center
Theme: First Times
For the first storytelling event beyond the Storytelling class, come hear and tell stories about one of your first times…
your first day at Antioch, first job, first love, first car, first fight, first sexual encounter, first time on stage… . 
Whatever you want to share. Max time for stories is 5 minutes. Open mic sign-up at the event. Fire and treats provided.
For more information, please contact Gabrielle Civil at

LOCATION: Coretta Scott King Center

Friday, February 14, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Currencies closing reception and night of performance

The Herndon Gallery on Antioch College’s campus will host an evening of performances on Friday, February 14, beginning at 7:00 p.m.  This event will close the current exhibition, Currencies, which presents the work of current Antioch arts faculty and resident scholars.

The evening will include dance performances by Jill Becker, associate professor of dance at the former College, and a National Endowment for the Arts Choreographer's Fellowship recipient, and Melissa Heston, a collaborative dance and theatre artist who performs regionally and internationally. Becker and Heston will begin by performing solos and duets improvised with a  "love" theme—sappy, romantic, dreamy, love-sick, love-lost, melancholy, first love, etc.  In addition, Heston will perform an excerpt from Bon Voyage, a piece choreographed in 2003 with music by Yann Tierson. Becker will be performing a solo piece, "What I want to say is…," that moves between the private and public self.

Louise Smith, an actor, writer, and educator, and currently Antioch’s dean of community life, will be performing One Don't Operate Without the Other, a performance poem about darkness. This piece premiered in Cincinnati last year at the Time Arts Series, and is inspired by Jungian ideas about the unconscious mind and how it expresses itself through language, the body and the world around us. Smith is a 2003 Obie Award winner for her work in A Painted Snake in a Painted Chair.

Gabrielle Civil, a black woman poet, conceptual and performance artist, and associate professor of performance at Antioch College, will be performing “and then …” This piece features Nicolas Daily, resident life manager, with video by Cristian Perez Lopez ’17. Civil writes of this new piece, “Break out the Happy Meal, it’s Valentine’s Day. What to do with the space before, during and after love? With loud sound, movement, video, naughty texts and more, this work offers upside down roses, black kisses and trying to cry. There is a parental advisory due to its explicit content. Not for the faint of heart.”

LOCATION: Herndon Gallery

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 7:00pm

Local Writer Series: Scott Geisel

Scott Geisel's stories have appeared in a variety of journals and anthologies, including Best of Ohio Short Stories, Best New Writing 2008, and Christmas Stories from Ohio. Scott is the founder and editor of Gravity Fiction and was a founding co-editor of MudRock: Stories and Tales. He was Assistant Editor for Flash Fiction Forward and New Sudden Fiction. Scott has been a presenter at the Antioch Writers' Workshop and the Sinclair Writers' Workshop, has taught workshops at the Dayton Art Institute, and founded a series of teen writing workshops for the Dayton Metro Library. He will be reading his own work and answering questions about the process of writing fiction. 

LOCATION: Coretta Scott King Center

Friday, February 21, 2014 - 7:00pm

"Transgender Seeking…"

The Antioch College performance program is pleased to announce it will be hosting Transgender Seeking…, a solo performance by artist Sunny Drake on Friday, February 21, at 7:00 p.m. in the Glen Helen Auditorium.  

Drake, an award-winning Australian queer and transgender theater maker, performer and educator will explore queer relationships in his performance. He defines queer relationships as: “The space between our big political visions and our messy lives in trying to live up to them.”

Recently featured in Gscene Gay Magazine, writer Eric Page wrote, “Drake is one of those rare provocative performers who are uber-smart but ultra cozy at heart… one of the most interesting and touching performances I’ve seen in a while.”

Based in Toronto, Drake has toured his work extensively in Canada, Europe and the United States. He recently won the SummerWorks RBC Professional Artist Award (Canada's biggest juried theater festival), and was honored by NOW Magazine (Toronto) for “Outstanding Performance” and “Outstanding Design.”

Transgender Seeking… has been generously supported by Antioch College’s Community Council, and is free and open to the public. 

LOCATION: Glen Helen Auditorium

Sunday, February 23, 2014 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Raymond Rukka on Maori Restorative Justice

Raymond Rukka is a Maori elder who will talk about restorative practices in NZ, and how those practices came to be. Some history of NZ as well will be part of the program. He's magical. Be there!

LOCATION: 149 McGregor