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WORKS Biennial 2nd Winter Salon!

February 13, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST


The Herndon Gallery at Antioch College is pleased to welcome you to the second of two cozy, winter salons, as part of the WORKS Biennial 2020; a staff and faculty exhibition featuring the creative vocations and avocations of the staff and faculty of Antioch College!

Complementing the gallery exhibition of visual works, each of the salons invite the community to gather in the round, salon-style, in the intimate space of listening…


Please join us in listening to the auditory works of the faculty and staff at Antioch College:

  •  Jennifer Knickerbocker
    Jennifer will be reading two poems, ‘Thunderbird Vacation’ and ‘White Witch,’ from her new poetry collection, “Indian Girl in the 80s.”
  • Cary Campbell (choral music) with student, Alexis McGilvery adding her soprano voice to the group, and Ron Napoli accompanying on the Herndon’s baby grand, will be performing Cary’s arrangement of “Saw You Never in the Twilight,” a traditional French Christmas carol, translated into English and adopted by a wide range of Christian confessions.
  • Teofilo Espada
    Teo will warm up the gallery with two two numbers:
    “En tus ojos” – a ballad about the moment someone realizes they are heartbroken. “Authentic Fog” – A tribute to Lorraine Gordon. Lorraine Gordon was married to Max Gordon, the founder and manager of the Village Vanguard. When he died, she took over the Vanguard until her death. The title of the song comes from one of my favorite passages from her autobiography and the melody is inspired by some of her favorite musicians.
  • Robin Littell and Forest Bright:
    flash fiction and paintings
    Robin will be reading a piece of flash fiction published with Tin House, as well as a piece of new flash fiction.
    The new work, a hybrid of text and image, will be told with paintings by Forest Bright.
  • Ron Napoli
    piano composition:
    Ron will play on the Herndon Gallery’s baby grand his original work: “Amongst the People” from “River Pieces” (1993).
  • Kevin McGruder
    Kevin will read his introduction essay to the just-published book, “Blacks in Yellow Springs: A Community Encyclopedia.” Kevin is a member and coordinator of a five-person editorial committee made up of Yellow Springs elders, who have have compiled the community history encylopedia. The new work will be released for sale on February 15th.
  • Sophie Malon
    Electric guitar and vocals:
    1) ‘In Your Image’ – I wrote this song when I first moved to Scotland. I write this while reading the book ‘The Second Sex’ by Simone de Beauvoir which discusses the treatment of women throughout history. I started to think about the monarchy system in the U.K., and recalled ’The Creation of Adam’ painting by Michelangelo – i.e. the first man who was created In God’s Image, and how according to Christianity, God created Eve “for” Adam.. During this time, the Brett Kavanaugh & Christine Blasey Ford trial was unfolding in the U.S., and I remember sitting in the living room with my Irish housemate who was completely baffled by the whole thing. We’d sit in front of the TV together, eating popcorn and discussing the patriarchy & Trump. 2) ‘Poisonous Game’ – this song is about my first serious relationship that became somewhat toxic. We supported each other, but we were young and didn’t know what we were doing. This song is how I wished I would’ve handled things. 3) ‘Lady of the Sun’ – Explanation: she is like the sunrise; always beautiful and always radiant. Though some days, she remains hidden; I will always remember her like this.


This is a wine-friendly event + there will be lots of cheese, baguettes, brioche, ciabatta, wine, non-alcoholic sparkling cider, and other snacks/beverages.

Students: bring I.D. if you wish to enjoy le wine!

Attendance is free and open to the public.

For additional information about WORKS and the Herndon Gallery, contact Jennifer Wenker (Creative Director) at (937) 319-0114 or via email at

This exhibition is supported by The Janet Wheeler Fund for the Arts at Antioch and our generous Antioch Alumni & Friends. Thank you!

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When: Thursday, February 13, 2020.

Where:  The Herndon Gallery.

Time: 5pm – 7pm.


February 13, 2020
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST
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Jennifer Wenker