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Antioch is pleased to announce that Arts faculty member michael casselli ’87 has been appointed Director of the Herndon Gallery. As a tenured faculty member, he continues to offer innovative arts courses and serve as Division Chair, now with reassigned time devoted to the Gallery. 

The Herndon Gallery is both a regional arts destination and an integral part of the Antioch College curriculum and campus life. Each year, the Herndon Gallery hosts exhibitions and other arts programming featuring community, student, faculty, and alumni work through highly collaborative and interdisciplinary engagement with contemporary global issues and ideas. As Director, Professor casselli is responsible for the creative vision of the Herndon Gallery, including its day-to-day operations, as well as the annual Colloquia of student work and other cultural programming that engages the campus and Yellow Springs communities and beyond. 

Professor casselli has played numerous roles at Antioch since its reopening and before. After graduating from Antioch in 1987, he relocated to Yellow Springs in 2008 to advocate for the continuation of Antioch College, stepped into a media technology role with teaching responsibilities upon the reopening, was hired onto the full-time faculty in 2015 following an open search, and was awarded tenure in 2021. During this time, Professor casselli has served in a variety of important roles, including on the Alumni Board, faculty representative on the Board of Trustees, Division Chair, and key faculty committees helping to reinvent Antioch for the next generation.

The newly imagined faculty role of Director of the Herndon Gallery represents Antioch’s continued commitment to the role of the arts in a vibrant democracy, as well as the key role of the Herndon Gallery as an asset in Antioch’s progressive curriculum devoted to creative making and community engagement. More information about the gallery:

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