The Square Pear Gallery

200 East State Street

Kennett Square, PA 19348

Wed - Sat 11:00am - 6:00 pm

tel. 484.883.5429

squarepeargallery@gmail.com

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RHODA KAHLER

Rhoda Kahler is a ceramic artist living in West Chester, Pennsylvania. Her tile work has been featured in magazines, newspapers and on television, including on the Home and Garden Television network (HGTV). Rhoda has also taught classes and workshops at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Delaware Art Museum, at regional art centers and has participated in a wide range of Resident Artist programs, including a Guest Artist Residency at the Philadelphia Museum of Art for their Form and Art Program. For the last 6 years, Rhoda has been Artist in Residence at Inglis House, heading their art program.  Rhoda created the centennial tiles for the Delaware Art Museum in her Alphabet City motif. Working with a select group from the Chester County Art Association, Rhoda’s art has also been spotlighted in several award-winning displays at the Philadelphia Flower Show, receiving the blue ribbon in 2008 and 2011. Drawing from nature, much of her art bends toward the organic, making use of abstraction and collage. There is a tactile intimacy that is translated through the mud between her fingers to her pieces that beg to be touched. Her handmade tile murals appear in public and private collections throughout the Delaware Valley—her most recent murals are located on the Planetarium and new E.O.Bull Center for the Arts at West Chester University. One of these exterior walls spans 85 feet x 15 feet, covered in handmade tile and other shards with a painted background. Other murals include the Chester County Chamber of Business and Industry and the Historical Kearsley Building in Philadelphia, among other sites. An occasional adjunct faculty member at West Chester University, she graduated from WCU in 1995 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Rhoda exhibits her hand-sculpted tiles and sculpture regularly at fine art galleries while also working on her commissioned tile work.