Centre College hosts exhibition of glass art
DANVILLE, KY—Released: Jan. 27, 2000
An exhibition by glass artist Brent Sommerhauser opens Monday, Jan. 31, at Centre College in the Jones Visual Arts Center. The college will host a meet-the-artist reception Monday, Jan. 31, at 4 p.m. The exhibition and reception are open to the public at no cost.
The exhibition will remain at Centre through Feb. 24. Viewing times are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays or at other times by appointment (phone 606-238-5469).
Sommerhauser holds an associate's degree in arts from Butler County (Kansas) Community College and a bachelor's degree in fine arts from Emporia State University. He was chosen this year to serve as Centre's graduate fellow for the art department, which has a national reputation for blown glass.
Sommerhauser previously served as adjunct instructor at Hastings (Neb.) College and was a visiting artist last year at Emporia State.
Sommerhauser's work has been shown at Millennic Glass in Kansas City, Mo.; Artisan Access in Omaha and the West Sound Academy in Poulsbo, Wash. He was accepted for a number of juried shows while studying at Emporia State.
The current exhibition at Centre shows Sommerhauser's ability to combine blown or sculpted glass with steel, wood and other media. The most striking piece, entitled "Motivations: Temptations," features a human head of sculpted glass in an assemblage of wood, rope and oil paint. Another piece, "Parting Figures," has two finely sculpted glass human figures standing back to back on a small block of steel.
Centre College currently is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation's top 50 liberal arts colleges. The glass program is under the direction of internationally known artist Stephen Rolfe Powell. Sommerhauser currently participates on Powell's glass-glowing team.
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