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
Real-World Student Work Experiences
Students gain valuable real-world work experience through our Cooperative Education program, and document their insights on Antioch Engaged: our journal of social practice & professional engagement
Experiencing Libations in NOLA: Pate ’23 at Ashe’ Cultural Centerby Vanae Pate on October 25, 2022
If you’ve never heard of “Ashe Cultural Center” take the chance to explore the vibrant website (https://www.ashenola.org/) that reflects their mission statement; “Ashé is a profound testament to the resistance, innovation and intrinsic power of the cultural traditions that thrive in New Orleans and have
First steps to a dream: Makaela Hall 25′ at The Yellow Springs Dog Parkby Makaela Hall on October 25, 2022
This is my first ever Co-op and the first step to making my dream job a reality. The organization’s mission is to provide a place where people can go and walk their dogs and let them play in an open space. My
On the Job: Shinkle ’25 as a Gallery Assistant in the Herndon Galleryby Delaney Schlesinger-Devlin on June 30, 2022
Legend holds that an Antiochian can be parachuted anywhere, and they’ll find a job, a place to live, and some friends within three days… The Co-Op Interview Project provides a chance for students to discuss their co-op experiences and explore how current Antiochians shape the
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
NOW WE CAN DO, BECAUSE WE ARE HERE: An interview with Rayy Graham ‘23
Interview by Matt Walker ‘04 MW: “So anyway, why don't you tell me about yourself? Tell me what your name is, where you're from…” RG: “I'm Rayy. Rayy Graham. I’m a Third Year, Class of 23. I’m from Brooklyn, New York. I came here initially because it's college....
STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: LOLA BETZ ’22
Lola Betz ’22 is a filmmaker, artist, musician, fashion-icon, and a true Antiochian. Lola is on the brink of completing a trilogy of feature-length films made at and about Antioch. Her work is rich, mysterious, and fun. Here is a student with great talent and potential. Enjoy this interview with Lola Betz ’22.
WHAT’S NEXT: THE FUTURE OF ART WITH MICHAEL CASSELLI ‘87
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...