Ché Rhodes ’95 to display art work in AEGON Gallery

Centre College alumnus Ché Rhodes ’95 will display an exhibit of his glass and mixed media sculptures in the AEGON Gallery in the Jones Visual Arts Center, Sept. 21 through Oct. 27.

An opening reception will be held on Friday, Sept. 21 from 5-7 p.m.

Rhodes was hired in 2005 to build the glass program from the ground-up at the University of Louisville. His sculptural work often reveals glass being manipulated and presented in surprising ways. A centerpiece of this show is a 4,500-pound work of steel, water and glass that invites the viewer to get up close.

“I will be exhibiting a handful of sculptures mostly made in the last nine months or so,” Rhodes said. “They are moderately sized sculptures or small installations. Some are investigations of thematic topics tat are of interest to me.”
Rhodes added that he was excited for the opportunity to exhibit his work at Centre.
“Steve Powell has been a critical influence on my life and career,” he said. “I would not be where I am now, or perhaps anywhere at all if I had not met him. For me, his importance cannot be overstated.”

After Centre, Rhodes received his MFA from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Currently he is an associate professor and head of studio glass at the University of Louisville, Allen R. Hite Art Institute in Kentucky.

Rhodes is a former member of the Glass Art Society Board of Directors and the Penland School of Crafts Board of Trustees. He has acted as a Glass Art Society conference co-chair and demonstrated at the 2006, 2010 and 2015 conferences. Additionally, he has worked as an instructor at Penland School of Crafts in Fenland, North Carolina; the Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, New York; UrbanGlass in Brooklyn, New York; and Scuola del Vetro: Abate Zanetti in Venice, Italy.

by Centre College News
September 19, 2018

Art exhibit by Ché Rhodes ’95: Survey of Works
Sept. 21-Oct. 27
Opening reception on Friday, Sept. 21, 5-7 p.m.
AEGON Gallery in the Jones Visual Arts Center
For more information contact Judith Jia: 859.238.5469

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