Yellow Springs Art History Night

Event hosted by Antioch University Midwest, in partnership with Yellow Springs Arts Council and Yellow Springs Historical Society

Antioch University Midwest (AUM) will host a reception and open an exciting art exhibit celebrating Yellow Springs’ unique heritage on Thursday, January 29, 2015, from 6 to 9 pm on campus at 900 Dayton Road in Yellow Springs. The reception will feature local history talks, Yellow Springs artists and refreshments.

The free event, entitled, “Homegrown Art: A Yellow Springs Art History Night,” will feature the Yellow Springs Arts Council’s Permanent Collection, which includes more than 139 artworks which are displayed year round in the hallways of Antioch University Midwest. In addition, “Bookplates and Beyond: Original Artwork from the Antioch Publishing Company,” a special exhibit of the Yellow Springs Historical Society, will be on display in the Art Alcove. The exhibit will run from January 5th   through January 31st, and is open to the general public.

Tours of the two collections will be available until 7 pm, followed by local art history talks. Scheduled speakers include local artists Deb Henderson, Jon Hudson, Dennie Eagleson, Nancy Howell-Koehler, and Dave Neuhardt of the Yellow Springs Historical Society. During an open mic session audience members will have the opportunity to contribute their personal memories of artists and events in Yellow Springs art history.

“We are very proud to partner with the Yellow Springs Arts Council and Yellow Springs Historical Society to make these extraordinary art collections available for everyone to enjoy,” said Kelly Leff, marketing manager at Antioch University Midwest. They are an important part of our artistic heritage.”

“We are committed to providing vibrant and diverse cultural programs and lifelong educational opportunities at the Antioch Midwest campus not only for our students, but for the greater community as well,” she said.

The Yellow Springs Arts Council Permanent Collection, a historic collection of artworks by local artists, along with the Yellow Springs Historical Society’s special exhibit can be viewed weekdays and Saturday during normal business hours in the halls of Antioch University Midwest.

For further information, contact Nancy Mellon: [email protected] or 937-767-1366.

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