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Scott Hodes

Encalmo in Shades of Red:
Atmospheric Floral Chandelier by Scott Hodes and Andrew Ferrin,
hand-blown glass and wrought iron
(For media: click to download 300ppi image)
March 2012 - March 2014
Skylight - Concourse B, between Gates 4 and 6

Scott Hodes is a Nashville, Tenn., native. In 1992, he received a bachelor of science degree in Art from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, with an emphasis in glass and neon. In 1996, he received a master of Fine Arts degree from Kent State University in Kent, Ohio.

After graduate school, Scott established Chaos Glass and Metalworks and built it from the ground up. Hodes’ work has been shown at Disney’s Festival of the Masters, the Tennessee Governor’s Inaugural Ball, and featured on NPT’s Tennessee Crossroads television program. His work is also found in the permanent collections of the Tennessee Governor’s Residence, the Tennessee Arts Commission, and the Tennessee State Museum.

Artist Statement
“The format of the glass vessel inspires a sense of timelessness. My directive in creating encalmo atmospheric vessels is to produce a truly original line of glass bowls, bottles, vases, and urns utilizing the elegant, traditional Italian ‘encalmo’ technique of joining glass bubbles, while hot.”

Arts at the Airport receives funding for the visual arts from the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA) and the Tennessee Arts Commission (TAC). The Flying Solo Exhibition Series is funded under an agreement with TAC. For more information about Arts at the Airport, please call (615) 275-1614 or send email to