South by Southeast: Masters of Studio Glass

Grisham Gallery
October 5, 2014 – February 8, 2015

South by Southeast: Masters of Studio Glass was an invitational group exhibition organized by HMA to showcase the work of noted American glass artist living and working in our region. This exhibit was presented alongside Ginny Ruffner: Aesthetic Engineering, a major exhibition of dramatic mixed media works by the internationally acclaimed artist and native Southerner, Ginny Ruffner. The artists selected for South by Southeast include Che Rhodes and Stephen Rolfe Powell of Kentucky; Richard Jolley and Tommie Rush of Tennessee; and John Littleton, Kate Vogel and Rick Beck of North Carolina.  Included works ranged from fanciful tabletop vessels of blown, hot worked and acid etched glass to dramatic mixed media sculptures and installation pieces combining cast and fabricated glass and steel.