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Herndon Gallery

Herndon Gallery Hours

Monday - Friday
Noon - 5:00 p.m.

1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Contact Information:

Jennifer Wenker, MFA
Creative Director


Office: 937.319.0114 ext. 2220 



South Hall - First floor
One Morgan Place
Yellow Springs, OH 45387


The Herndon Gallery is the center of contemporary visual arts programing at Antioch College. By creating and hosting dynamic exhibitions that awaken curiosity and visual engagement with our world, The Herndon Gallery is a both a regional arts destination and an integral curricular asset at Antioch College, with exhibitions and arts programming that are highly-collaborative, interdisciplinary, and fully engaged with important contemporary global issues and ideas.

Programming is organized to facilitate dialogue and to foster connections between current world issues and contemporary art, locally, regionally, and globally through innovatively curated exhibitions, our Artists-in-Residence program, and Arts at Antioch curatorial and programming projects.

Antioch College students have the opportunity to engage in direct experiential learning through the Herndon Gallery Student Assistantship program, where they are directly involved in arts programming, curatorial work, and through directed research for each exhibition as gallery docents. As docents, students make contemporary art relevant and accessible to the public by helping visitors to navigate contemporary art. The Assistantship program offers students paid hands-on collaborative experience in the gallery setting, giving Antioch students the competitive edge when applying for prestigious arts co-ops, and broad-based contemporary arts management skills upon graduation.


Michael Hambouz: Drank the Water

July 12 – September 1, 2018, South Hall, One Morgan Place, Yellow Springs, OH 45387

Opened Thursday, July 12, 7:30–10:30 PM, Artist Talk at 8:00 PM  (during Reunion 2018)

With a long history of figurative narrative portraiture work, New York City-based Hambouz is currently known for his unique use of multiple-mediums, multi-dimensional perspectives, layering, and shadows as tools to capture profound experiences and complex information. Hints of familiar shapes peek through radiant hues and kinetic forms to elicit a sense of connectivity when documenting: dreamt narratives involving known and unknown acquaintances and interiors; channeling the energy and spirit of loved ones through experimental method-studies; and capturing overwhelming environments through an empathic lens. His ever-evolving process involves a constant curiosity with new materials and techniques, the implementation of sequential steps and rules, and the desire to dive into unfamiliar territories filled with problems to be solved.

The Village of Yellow Springs takes its name from a natural spring located in the nearby Glen Helen Nature Preserve, which is rich in iron ore, leaving a yellowish-orange coloring on the rocks. Legend has it that if you drink from the spring you will always return. In the fall of 1995, freshman art student Michael Hambouz ’99 drank the water. And true to legend, Hambouz will return to his beloved alma mater with an exciting and vibrant exhibition of works spanning over two decades.

The artist will generously donate 30% of all sales towards future art programs at Antioch College. Click here for the exhibition price list.

Hambouz has had solo and two-person exhibitions in New York City with the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), chashama/The Durst Organization, Calico Gallery, Kayrock, and The Krasl Art Center in Michigan. He has participated in select group exhibitions at Maya Hayuk’s GROWROOM // SHOWROOM, The National Arts Club, and the Williamsburg Art and Historical Society and benefit auctions at Luhring Augustine, Cheim & Read, Bridget Donahue, and Pioneer Works. His work has been featured in Artnet News, Hyperallergic, Vice, Create! Magazine, and Design Milk.

Visit for more information about the artist.


M - F 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. + Saturdays 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  
For more information, contact Jennifer Wenker at or call 937-319-0114. 
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