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Herndon Gallery

Herndon Gallery Hours

Monday - Friday
Noon - 5:00 p.m.

Saturday
1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Contact Information:

Jennifer Wenker, MFA
Creative Director

Email: jwenker@antiochcollege.edu

Office: 937.319.0114 ext. 2220 

 

Location:

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

The Herndon Gallery is the epicenter 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.

Current Exhibition:

SCULPTURES

Renata Manasse Schwebel

A striking exhibition by a distinguished alumna of Antioch College has been extended into October.

Renata Manasse Schwebel’s Sculptures will run at the Herndon Gallery at Antioch College through Fri., Oct. 13. The exhibition opened on July 13 as part of the college’s Reunion 2017.

“We are pleased to extend this wonderful exhibition,” said gallery creative director Jennifer Wenker. “Not only will this give local residents more time to see this amazing work, it will also be here when incoming students arrive this fall to begin their time at Antioch.”

Schwebel, who earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Antioch in 1953, has been featured in solo exhibitions at the Sculpture Gallery, Columbia University at the Carriage Barn (New Canaan, CT), and in numerous group and traveling exhibitions throughout America and in Japan. Her work is included in prominent collections including Columbia University and the Museum of Foreign Art in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Schwebel says she tends to work in metal, wood and clay, but always returns to welded metals, specifically stainless steel or aluminum. “Most of my sculpture is in the hard-edge non-objective mode, but every so often the wish for humor evokes abstracted figurative work. With the exception of bronze casting, I have in the past preferred to do all the actual construction myself. I find that the feel of the material and the handling of tools is as much a part of the joy of sculpture as the originating of ideas,” she writes.

Schwebel credits one of her Antioch professors, Amos Mazzolini, with introducing her to working with metal. “In his superb foundry, the sculptures of such artists as, Carl Milles were cast. Mazzolini himself worked in the classical mode and his portraits and fountains gave me a deep appreciation for craftsmanship,” she writes. Schwebel went on to earn a Master of Fine Arts degree from Columbia, and pursued portrait sculpture for a time. But after two years at the Art Student League's welding workshop in the late ‘60s, and a summer course at Hobart Welding School in Troy, Ohio, she has pursued welded metal sculpture.

The Herndon Gallery is located in South Hall on the campus of Antioch College, in Yellow Springs, OH. 

(Pictured: “Enigma”; stainless steel, 20” x 20” x 5 1⁄2’, 1979)

Gallery Hours 

M - F 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. + Saturdays 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Closed Dec 22, 2016 - Jan 7, 2017
For more information, contact Jennifer Wenker at jwenker@antiochcollege.edu or call 937-319-0114. 
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