Cressman Center for the Visual Arts
Louisville Life visits the Cressman Center for the Visual Arts whose mission is to educate, engage and excite the community through the visual arts. The Center is home to the glass program of the University of Louisville department of fine arts.
Located downtown, the Cressman Center opened in November 2006. Part of the Hite Art Institute, the Commonwealth’s largest studio art program, the Center features glass studios, sculpture studios, shops and galleries.
U of L professor/glass artist Ché Rhodes is featured in this segment.
In 1995, Rhodes received his Bachelor of Art degree from Centre College in Danville, Ky., under the direction of noted glass sculptor Stephen Powell. Later, he studied with Jon F. Clark at the Tyler School of Art at Temple University in Philadelphia. In 1998-1999, Rhodes taught at the Tyler School of Art and Hot Soup Studios in Philadelphia. Afterward, he served as the head of University of Southern Illinois' glass department. Rhodes joined U of L in 2005.
- Program 216
- A special gathering of Louisville's Jane Austen Society, visits to the Carnegie Center for Art & History in southern Indiana and the University of Louisville's Cressman Center for Visual Arts, plus a profile of civil rights leader Whitney M. Young, Jr. Nana Yaa Asantewaa, founder of the Arts Council of Louisville, is our guest. (#216)