An exhibition of colorful designer and artist Zandra Rhodes will be held Jan. 28 through April 29 at The University Club atop Symphony Towers. The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library announced the exhibition, called Aida, on Tuesday.
The exhibition runs in collaboration with the San Diego Opera’s production of Giuseppe Verdi’s Aida (running April 20-28). It includes singed giclée prints of Zandra Rhodes for the sets and costumes of the classic opera.
In 2010, the Athenaeum's Executive Director Erika Torri talked to Patch about Rhodes' creativity, "She is extremely talented. "The variety of art forms she creates is impressive: clothing, stage sets, china, even jewelry. Owning a design of hers is special."
That same year Rhodes told Patch why she chose textile instead of other artistic pursuits. She explains that she went to college to study art, earning a first class honors degree.
"One of my favorite teachers was a textile designer who had a great influence on me. I fell in love with curtain, fabric, wallpaper and other design work instead of painting," she said in that interview.
Her clients have included Princess Diana, Jackie Onassis and Paris Hilton, among many other famous individuals.
The opening reception of Aida will be held Jan. 29. RSVP to the opening reception at 619-234-5200. To visit the exhibition call the University Club concierge at 619-234-5200 to arrange a visit.
—Bobbie Christensen contributed to this article.