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Eagleson new creative director at college

Dennie Eagleson

Dennie Eagleson

Former longtime Antioch College faculty member Dennie Eagleson has returned to the college in the new half-time position of creative director, the college announced earlier this month.

“Dennie is a great addition to our academic team,” Vice President for Academic Affairs Hassan Rahmanian said in a college press release. “She has a long and productive affiliation with, and a great passion for, Antioch College.”

Eagleson’s position will involve managing the Herndon Gallery and helping to organize its exhibits; creating an artist-in-residence program (both in collaboration with college faculty member Sara Black); and offering workshops in photography as part of the college’s co-curricular program.

A graduate of Antioch in 1971, Eagleson taught at the college for more than 20 years, beginning in 1987 as adjunct instructor of photography and later becoming associate professor of photography. In the 1990s she served as director of the Herndon Gallery. After the college was closed in 2008, Eagleson taught for a year at the Nonstop Liberal Arts Institute.

She holds a bachelors of arts from Antioch College and a masters of fine arts from the University of Cincinnati.

In an interview last week, Eagleson said that as well as working with college students and staff, she aims to connect the gallery to the Yellow Springs community for not just visual arts, but other cultural events. For instance, the gallery will host a Chamber Music Yellow Springs event this winter, and Eagleson seeks other ways to serve the community. She also seeks volunteers to help staff the gallery duing afternoon hours; interested persons should contact her at 937-475-5618.

It’s exciting to be on campus again, Eagleson said.

“The students are interesting and lively, and people seem very capable and committed. There’s a high level of positive energy,” she said.

 

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