VOLUME 1, ISSUE 19|May 14, 2012
IN THIS ISSUE:
Classical music to fill South Gym this Tuesday ::
Council of Conveners update ::
Upcoming Contemporary Arts Roundtable ::
Upcoming Philosophers’ Roundtable ::
Photography Workshop series continues ::
A night at the movies—followed by a discussion ::
Fling in the Springs this Friday ::
Dancing with the Universe: Masks and Beyond ::
Seven of the eleven “Bingle Belles” from the Class of 1952 visited the College last week to present and dedicate a handmade quilt crafted in honor of their Antioch experiences. In addition to the quilt dedication, they were honored with a dinner in the Coretta Scott King Center.
:: Classical music to fill South Gym this Tuesday
Nonprofit recital series Sunday at Central will present a free concert titled “Appalachian Spring Revisited: The Copland/Vine Project” at 7:30 p.m. this Tuesday, May 15, in South Gym.
The hour-long program will include a performance of Aaron Copland’s beloved modern work Appalachian Spring in its original orchestration for 13 instruments, as well as the world premiere of a composition for the same ensemble of instruments by Seattle-based composer Anthony Vine. Both pieces will be performed by premier Columbus musicians and conducted by Olev Viro.
The Pulitzer-Prize-winning Appalachian Spring premiered in 1944. Vine’s new work draws inspiration from Copland’s original score and from his current state as a news media junkie, and offers short bursts of musical fragments indicative of our over-saturated news landscape.
:: Council of Conveners update
The Council of Conveners passed the Antioch College Alcohol and Drug Policy with a vote of 4 yeas and two absent. The Community will be notified once the policy is implemented; it still must be reviewed by college attorneys one more time. In the meantime, Antioch College remains a dry campus. In the coming weeks, Community Life will be educating the community on the responsible use of alcohol. Alcohol facts:
- One drink is defined as six fl. oz. of wine or 12 fl. oz. of beer.
- A binge is defined as the consumption of more than four (men) / two (women) alcoholic drinks in one sitting. Drink responsibly!
Council of Conveners is also beginning discussion of a college-wide events committee and events process. Also in discussion is the process for creating independent groups on campus. Please talk to your Convener or to Jennifer Berman in Community Life if you have any ideas or suggestions. Finally, the council has charged the diversity committee with reviewing and making recommendations for the the Racial Discrimination Prevention Policy.
Remember, if you want to keep abreast of community events and information, read One Morgan Place!
:: Upcoming Contemporary Arts Roundtable
The Arts at Antioch group invites community members to attend the first meeting of the Contemporary Arts Roundtable this Wednesday, May 16, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. The first roundtable will be an open conversation focused on the topic of material meaning in contemporary art. The discussion will begin by a consideration of two suggested readings that are available electronically by contacting Dennie Eagleson at email@example.com and will also be on reserve in the Olive Kettering Library. The group hopes to create an open and lively forum that encourages the investigation of challenging questions being addressed in contemporary art. Participants will determine the topics of future discussions. For more information, please contact Dennie Eagleson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 937-768-6462.
:: Upcoming Philosophers’ Roundtable
This Friday, May 18, at 4 p.m., the Philosophers’ Roundtable will again host Antioch University’s Joe Cronin. Cronin, a professor of philosophy at Antioch University Midwest, will continue the discussion on “The Nature of Nature.” Guests are invited to review the discussion starter prior to the event, which will be held in McGregor 147. For more information, contact Al Denman at email@example.com or 937-767-7877.
:: Photography Workshop series continues
The Photography Workshop series with Dennie Eagleson and interested community members will continue Monday, May 14, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in McGregor 130. The next workshop will cover light and exposure, camera settings, and the use of digital cameras (file size, white balance, modes, and downloading images). Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
:: A night at the movies—followed by a discussion
Are you committed to the ideal of diversity? Are you concerned about threats to diversity or disharmony and tension that can arise due to human differences?
Join the College’s diversity committee at the Little Art Theatre next Wednesday, May 23, from 7 to 10 p.m. for a showing of the film Higher Learning followed by a discussion of diversity on college campuses.
In this 1995 film, a diverse group of individuals encounter racial tension, crime, responsibility, community, and the meaning of an education.
The event is free and open to the public.
:: Fling in the Springs this Friday
Who doesn’t love art, shopping, and entertainment? Visit downtown Yellow Springs this Friday, May 18, for the Third Friday Fling in the Springs from 6 to 11 p.m. The 3rd Weekend Fling will be jam-packed with lots of fun things to do all over downtown. From late-night shopping and gallery hopping to dining and a variety of live entertainment, there will be lots to keep you busy and happy.
Headlining the Fling is the Cyclops Fest Pre-party “Dynamite Soul: An Evening of Gimmick Free Hip-Hop and Ill Sensations,” an outdoor event at Kings Yard located in the heart of downtown Yellow Springs.
Kicking off the festivities at 6 p.m., Dynamite Soul will be a showcase for Ohio hip-hop artists and DJs. Featured artists will be Turntable Philanthropy (Columbus), Skratchmatik Turntable Crew (Dayton) and Grey Market / Dysfunktional Family (Athens). In addition, there will be live graffiti, screen-printing demos, and a craft beer and food garden sponsored by Ye Olde Trail Tavern. And at 9 p.m., Soul Fire Tribe will be lighting the night with an exciting performance in front of Asanda Imports.
There will also be art openings around town from 6 to 9 p.m. Yellow Springs Arts Council will host an artist reception for their latest exhibit, “Dancing with the Universe: Masks and Beyond,” at their beautiful new gallery at 111 Corry Street (see details below). Across the street at 100 Corry Street, Village Artisans hosts an opening for “Spring has Sprung.” And John Bryan Community Pottery, in the Penguin Building at 100 Dayton Street, has their show “The Leading Edge; Ceramic Educators in the Miami Valley.”
Usual Friday evening activities include wine tasting and live music at Emporium from 6:30 to 10 p.m. and live music at Peach’s Grill starting at 10 p.m. And remember that a trip to Yellow Springs is never complete without a stroll through the downtown shops and some delicious food from one of our great bistros—like the Fling special, black bean nachos, from Current Cuisine.
For information about all of the Fling Weekend events in Yellow Springs, visit DestinationYellowSprings.com or call 937-767-2686.
:: Dancing with the Universe: Masks and Beyond
During the upcoming Fling in the Springs, artist Margrit Tydings-Petrie will be exhibiting some wonderful and colorful work at the Yellow Springs Arts Council Gallery at 111 Corry Street.
Margrit Tydings-Petrie is an ambassador of “imaginationary” art, and her multimedia show at the YSAC Gallery highlights her unique perspective. With a get-your-hands-dirty approach, Petrie enchants and enlivens! This exhibit celebrates her masks, sculptures, paintings, and drawings. (See an example, right.)
Join us Friday, May 18 (6 to 9 p.m.) for the opening of “Dancing with the Universe: Masks and Beyond.” Refreshments and wine will be provided.
The YSAC Gallery is open May 19 and 26 and June 2 and 9 from 1 to 4 p.m. On these Saturdays, the artist will facilitate workshops (contact Margrit for more information at 937-767-7039).
:: Upcoming events
Monday, May 14
7:30–9 p.m. McGregor 130
Tuesday, May 15
Appalachian Spring Revisited:
The Copland/Vine Project
7:30 p.m. South Gym
Wednesday, May 16
Contemporary Arts Roundtable
7:30–9 p.m. Herndon Gallery
Wednesday, May 16
Environmental Documentary & Director Chat: Waste Land
7:30 p.m. Glen Helen Building Auditorium
Friday, May 18
4 p.m. McGregor 147
Friday, May 18
Fling in the Springs
6–9 p.m. Downtown Yellow Springs
Saturday, May 19
Spring Farm Tour & Chicken Welcome
3–4 p.m. Antioch College Farm
Wednesday, May 23
Night at the Movies
7–10 p.m. Little Art Theatre
Friday, June 1
Opening Reception for SOURCE Exhibit
7–9 p.m. Herndon Gallery