Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Ghosts of Antioch

Graffiti outside Birch Hall

Well I didn't actually see any ghosts but it was very very sad to see Antioch College nothing more than a ghost campus, shut down and quiet.
This was Antioch
Rod Serling wandered the halls, as did Coretta Scott King, and so many others but their voices still ring out.

I am a nonstopian
I signed up for a credit class with the Nonstop Liberal Arts Institute (they are a partnership of ex Antioch Faculty, alumni, students staff and friends of Antioch College AND the Village of Yellow Springs). It is a Drawing Within the Community class. Keep your fingers crossed it fills up because I am really excited about it.


Sarah said...

Love the crushed can painting!

Meridian13113 said...

I, too, will be a Nostopian. I'm going to take Al Denman's Saturday class on the Qur'an and Islam.

My daughter roamed those halls until April, when she was a member of the last graduating class.

There will be a fundraiser for Nontop in Cincinnati at the Know Theatre on Jackson Street on Friday, September 12, from 7 to 9 pm.

Lana Gramlich said...

Do you just prep the cans with gesso when you paint them? I'm intrigued to know more about the process.
Good luck with the course. Sounds like fun!

JafaBrit's Art said...

Thanks sarah :)

It must have been a bittersweet graduation for your daughter meridian. Thanks for dropping by and the info. All the best with your class :)

Lana, yes, just gesso them and then paint with acrylic or oil paint.

The Lone Beader said...

Haha. Cool!

Cedar said...

Ha, cool painting!

My parents went to Antioch, in the 70s.