Renowned UofL glass artist has piece added to Smithsonian

Che Rhodes work of four black glassblown pieces

Glassblower artist Ché Rhodes, University of Louisville associate professor and head of the glass department in the Hite Institute of Art and Design, has a piece that has been added to the permanent collection at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C.

The untitled artwork will be included in the museum’s upcoming exhibit, This Present Moment: Crafting a Better World, on view from May 13, 2022 to April 2, 2023.

To see his work closer to home, visit the current exhibition at KMAC Museum, 715 W. Main St., called “Crafting the Vernacular.” In addition to pieces by Rhodes, it features contemporary glass artists SaraBeth Post, Corey Pemberton, Therman Statom, Leo Tecosky and Nate Watson. It is open until April 3.

His work is also on the cover of the Spring 2022 edition of Glass: The UrbanGlass Art Quarterly.

Read on here.