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Head of School Announcement

08/27/19

On behalf of the Oxbow Board of Trustees and our Faculty and Staff, we are thrilled to announce the appointment of Jennifer Jordan to the role of Oxbow Head of School. After thirteen years with the school as an English teacher and Academic Dean, and five months of great work serving as Interim Head of School, the Board unanimously voted to elect Jennifer into this role.

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Artists In Residence

Anelli Henriksson (OS19)

08/25/19

Artist Anneli Henriksson (OS19) will be joining our faculty for Fall 2019 to work with students on projects.

Artist Biography

Using a sardonic approach to exploring existentialism, Anneli Sanaye Henriksson's work engages with countercultural production of the recent past in order to examine an aesthetic manifestation of melancholia. She creates spaces that reflect ritualistic or symbolic attempts to resist the power of bourgeois hegemony. Through self-publishing, drawings, comics, garments and textiles, she challenges perceived boundaries between object, action, and place.

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Artists In Residence

Robin Hill

08/25/19

Artist Robin Hill will be joining our faculty for Fall 2019 to work with students on projects.

Artist Biography

Robin Hill is an artist whose work focuses on the intersection between drawing, photography, and sculpture. Her recent work takes on a collaborative sensibility, where objects and materials which have been rejected by others have served as starting points for acts of transformation.

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That's a Wrap!

05/13/19

The Oxbow Benefit Dinner at Hudson Ranch winery on Saturday, May 11 was an enormous success - we raised over $100,000 for student scholarships! We'd like to extend a giant THANK YOU to all of you who volunteered, attended, and donated -- such huge efforts to make this evening so special. The vibe was fun, intimate and elegant...we couldn't have hoped for better (the beaming sunshine in Carneros was an additional gift!) Our benefit event could not have happened without the generous support of Lee & Cristina Hudson of Hudson Ranch winery, Curtis diFede of Miminashi restaurant, Liam & Diana Callahan of Bellwether Farms, Trustee Robert Sinskey of Robert Sinskey Vineyards, Llisa Demetrios of Eames Office, local neon artist Meryl Pataky, and all of our wonderful sponsors. In addition, we have many individuals and wineries who donated for our online and silent auctions, for which we are grateful. We are truly humbled to have such loyal support for our school - all of you made our weekend absolutely delightful. And lastly, to Jordan Felling and her Pollinate Brand team, for an amazing job of event production. Oxbow thanks you all!

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Oxbow Students Rally for Climate Change

04/19/19

Napa students rallied for climate change action on March 15. The event was featured in the Napa Register article Climate Matters: Youth Speak out on Climate Change by reporter Chris Benz in the April 7, 2019 issue.

"Shira Sadeh, 17, and Bailey Thompson, 18, both students at the Oxbow School, were the principal organizers of Napa’s student rally. They learned about climate change through Oxbow’s Environmental Science class taught by Alex Keilty.

“We were interested in participating in the Youth Strike, but there was no local event. We’re both interested in social change so we decided to hold a rally in Napa.” Read full article

Richard Bruns Photo

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Caroline Woolard, OS4 Alum and Oxbow Trustee selected for Jane and David Walentas Endowed Fellowship

03/28/19

Caroline Woolard was selected by Moore College of Art & Design as the first recipient of the Jane and David Walentas Endowed Fellowship. The prestigious annual fellowship underscores Moore’s ongoing commitment to social engagement by offering opportunities to thoughtful artists who bring their vision for the future of cultural production to the Moore community and the larger artistic community of Philadelphia.

"As the Walentas Endowed Distinguished Fellow, Woolard will create sculptural objects for worker-owned businesses and self-organized groups, including a clock that relies upon water to mark intervals of time. Her project asks the questions: "Can an object interrupt the unavoidable antagonisms of working together? How do workers without bosses (i.e. worker-owners in cooperative businesses) transform workplace conflict?" Woolard will make, with the support of Moore studio technicians, sculptural objects that are meant to act as tools to facilitate difficult conversations about structural and interpersonal inequity. These objects will migrate throughout Moore and become a central part of the Free Library’s new Robert and Eileen Kennedy Heim Center for Cultural and Civic Engagement, where they can be checked out to support the work of other community organizations around the city, including the U.S. Federation of Worker Cooperatives." Read full press release.

Caroline has served on The Oxbow School Board of Trustees since July 2018.
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