Words of Art: Dennis Lee Mitchell and Rhonda Gates

Saturday, Jun 22, 2024 2 – 4 pm

325 W. Huron
Chicago, IL 60654

The next edition of our Words of Art series will be held at Zolla/Lieberman Gallery on Saturday, June 22nd at 2pm. Join ZLG director, Brian Gillham, as he moderates a conversation with artists Dennis Lee Mitchell and Rhonda Gates who's solo exhibitions are now on view at Zolla/Lieberman Gallery. Topics will include their unique approach to material, the drive to innovate, abstraction of the natural landscape, symmetry and order, and much more.

Coffee, pastries, and light refreshments will be served.


What: Words of Art: in conversation with Dennis Lee Mitchell & Rhonda Gates

When: Saturday, June 22nd @ 2pm

Where: Zolla/Lieberman Gallery | 325 W Huron St, Chicago, IL 60654
Contact: Brian Gillham | 312-944-1990 | info@zollalieberman.com


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Mitchell was born in Larned, Kansas, where he spent much of his childhood exploring the outdoors. He received his B.A. from Kansas State University and an M.F.A in ceramics from Arizona State University. He is the recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, a Pollock/Krasner Foundation Grant and a grant from the Illinois Arts Council. Mitchell participated in the Art in Embassy program, selected by the U.S. State Department to be a guest artist in Turkey. His work is held in numerous museums including the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, the Clarke House Museum in Chicago, and others.

>Learn More: Dennis Lee Mitchell - Through An Open Flame



Rhonda Gates spent her formative years between rural southwest Michigan and a small town in northwestern Missouri. She holds a Master of Science Degree in Education in Teaching Art and a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO. Her work has been exhibited throughout the US and is included in several important private and corporate collections including the Elmhurst Art Museum (IL) and Swedish American Regional Cancer Center (IL). Reviews have been published in publications including Art in America, Artnet, and the Chicago Tribune.

>Learn More: Rhonda Gates - land[e]scapes