Halsted Welles ’64 (Antioch College, BA) collaborated with composer Georgia Shreve for a May 2018 Carnegie Hall performance in which his artwork, a series of time-lapse images of gardens he created “as they undergo the vicissitudes of weather and city life,” accompanied Shreve’s piano concerto performance of “Four Seasons.” Halsted is the founder of Halsted Welles Associates, a NYC-based design-and-build firm that specializes in creating lush outdoor living spaces on rooftops and urban terraces.
Vanessa Smith ’03 (Antioch University Los Angeles, BA) started a new job as the Shriver Family Law Attorney at Legal Access Alameda. In this role, she is supervising volunteer attorneys who represent low-income individuals at hearings in child custody cases. “I have wanted to work in the nonprofit legal sector since I was a student at Antioch and then at law school,” said Smith. “This job represents finally reaching this goal.”