St. Petersburg, Fla. – The Board of Trustees of the Morean Arts Center is proud to present Kait Rhoads: TIDAL. TIDAL is set to open at the Chihuly Collection on October 1, with an official Opening Night Party on Saturday, October 11, coinciding with Second Saturday Art Walk.
Kait Rhoads, a resident of the Northwest since the mid-nineties, uses traditional Italian glass techniques as a base to create sculpture, vessels and jewelry. She received her BFA from Rhode Island School of Design in 1993 and her MFA from Alfred University in 2001, when she was awarded a Fulbright grant to study sculpture in Murano, Venice. Her collections include Seattle Art Museum, Tacoma Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Art, Corning Museum of Glass, Museum of Northwest Art, Palm Springs Art Museum, Racine Art Museum and the Shanghai Museum of Glass.
“The aquatic realm is at the root of much of my work, so the Chihuly Collections’ proximity to the water is wonderful and I hope it will heighten the experience of people who will see my exhibition” stated Kait Rhoads. “I lived for six years on a boat in the Caribbean in my youth, my sculptures and vessels come from the memory of interaction with the world around me from my youth. I use traditional cane and murrine (Italian patterning techniques) in an innovative fashion to create structure and imagery in both vessel and sculptural form,” Rhoads continued.
Rhoads’ show is set to open October 1 at the Chihuly Collection and will close in January 2015. Entry will be included with admission to the Chihuly Collection which is open daily, Monday through Saturday from 10AM-5PM and Sundays 12PM-5PM.
Opening Night Party
Saturday, October 11
4-5PM: Invitation Only and Morean Arts Center Members
5-7PM: FREE and open to the public