Craig Rhodes to be featured on Expressions


Local artist, Craig Rhodes, will be featured Jan. 9, 11 and 12 on WSIU’s Expressions television series.    Expressions showcases the creative abilities, techniques, and inspirations of Southern Illinois artists. The show’s producer, Rajvee Subramanian, approached Angie’s Originals in Metropolis recently to learn more about local artists in the Metropolis area.

Following several discussions, Craig Rhodes was invited to Carbondale where a studio interview was held at WSIU, the southern Illinois PBS affiliate.  The crew from Expressions then visited Rhodes’ studio in Massac County where they captured video for the episode. Rhodes and his work will be featured on an episode this week that is scheduled to air 5 times:

Thursday, January 9 at 9 p.m.  –  WSIU HD Channel
Saturday, January 11 at 5 and 10:30 p.m. – WSIU World Channel
Sunday, January 12 at 2 p.m. and at 5:30 p.m. – WSIU HD channel

Rhodes’ pottery, as well as works by other potters and artists, can been seen at Angie’s Originals, 312 E. 5th St. in Metropolis. Owner Angie Sivori explains that she started her business 3 years ago as a way to provide a place for local artisans to display and sell their works. Originals now features works by over 25 local and regional artists as well as fair trade items made by artisans from around the world.