The arts at Antioch College are experiential and experimental.
We see the arts as important social practices that challenge us to think from new perspectives, feel outrage or empathy, and cultivate a kind of civic imagination. Students and faculty study and make documentary and narrative film, radio, 2D and 3D visual art, and experimental theatre and performance art. They make art to express, question, confront, and empower. We encourage and support students to explore new mediums and to find synergies with other disciplines and to engage with broader political and social ideas.
The Arts in the Curriculum
Faculty in the Arts
An Image from cruel summer, a senior project by Judas Rose ’19
Photo by former student Leander Johnson for the Ant Farm Antioch Art Building Creative Preservation Initiative
The History of Dance: Gael Cabrera Ocampo ’24 in Mexico City, Mexicoby Sara Marsh on September 22, 2021
For this winter co-op, I was able to continue with a small but significant part of my life goals. I came to Mexico City—and traveled to other parts of Mexico—to work on a documentary discussing Mexica dances and their part in war. This film will
A Co-Op, But Virtual: Reese Paynter ’24 at Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohioby Sara Marsh on September 17, 2021
My co-op story started with one passion in mind: media production and the arts. Of course, that wasn’t the only deciding factor in my decision. I knew going into the spring term that I didn’t feel comfortable traveling, but also needed a place to stay.
Awake and Dreaming: Michael Perea ‘24 at Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohioby Michael Perea on September 15, 2021
The words appear stark against the old wall, somewhere between a whisper and a shout. It is one of many phrases scrawled upon hallways and pillars. Some have clear intentions like the names and phone numbers scribbled onto corners and others are musings or perhaps
Students who graduate with degrees in the arts continue their education in graduate programs in all disciplines, work as artists and activists, become teachers, work as entrepreneurs, and pursue a variety of professional opportunities. Here are a few:
- Ellie Burck ‘18 is a VW Media Fellow at MoMA PS1, an exhibition space that features artists’ retrospectives, site-specific installations, and curates a full schedule of musical and performance programming in Long Island City (Queens). She also has a part-time position as a video editor with Mercury Road Media, a young, start-up production company focused on amplifying women’s voices in media.
- Odette Chavez-Mayo ‘18 is an interpreter at The Sex Workers ProjectOpens a new window and an apprentice at DDG FrameshopOpens a new window.
- Iris Ryn Olson ‘17 is a candidate for the Master’s in Public Health (May 2019) and is an Activist Fellow at the Boston University School of Public Health.
- Zeb Reichart ‘15 worked on the set or costume production of the Oscar-winning film Black Panther.
- Forrest Humphrey ’15 is teaching at Youth Initiative High School in Wisconsin.
- Sean Allen ’17 is an LGBTQIA Grassroots Organizer in Nantucket, MA.
- Hannah Priscilla Craig ’17 is in the Language and Culture Ambassadors Program of the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport in Malaga, Spain. She is also a freelance designer.
- Cleo Van de Veen ’16 is Residency Program Manager at Worm Farm Institute in Reedsburg, WI.
Arts News & Achievements
WHAT’S NEXT: THE FUTURE OF ART WITH MICHAEL CASSELLI ‘87 By Matt Walker ‘04 Michael has been interested in the hybridization of forms and media since receiving his undergraduate degree in visual arts/performance theory from Antioch College in 1987. While at the...
Conor Jameson ’21 graduated in June with a self-design major in Writing and Performance. She will perform as the frontwoman in the artistic collective !PUFF! during Yellow Springs Porchfest 2021
The Board of Trustees enthusiastically voted to grant tenure to Michael Casselli ’87 and promote him to Associate Professor of Sculpture and Installation.