Kenyon offers students more than 120 clubs and organizations from archery to men’s and women’s Ultimate, but only one has its own building.
The Horn Gallery as a building holds a bit of College lore. In 1998, the building was deemed outmoded and rickety (the legend is the whole building was supported by a baseball bat wedged under the main beam). It was demolished in 1999.
Today’s Horn Gallery – that sits on the same spot as the original – opened in 2000. It now features an art space, practice room, small kitchen, and performance space, as well as plumbing and a heating and cooling system, which the original gallery did not have.
The club, however, maintains its initial mission: to provide Kenyon and the surrounding community with high-quality events from small indie bands to student art installations within the space.
Membership: About 100 people are on the email list, though about 20 people come to the planning meetings each Tuesday at 10:15 p.m.
Activities: Band performances, art exhibits, other social events. Fall Fest, which featured five bands (including two student bands) as well as food and activities, was a favorite among students last semester. Club managers Mary Hollyman ’14 and Jack Washburn ’16 are hoping to produce a spring version of the event. Stay tuned.
Biggest challenge: Working with band agents to find dates, negotiate pricing, and put together a show.
Did you know: The Horn Gallery allots a total of $1,000 in two art grants and two theater grants per semester to students who want to display their art or put on a play.