|Centre professor's artwork donated to September 11th relief fund
RELEASED: June 12, 2002
DANVILLE, KY-Money generated from the sale of a glass vessel made by Centre's Stephen Powell will go to a relief fund for those affected by the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
Powell, an internationally known artist and professor of art at Centre, made the piece earlier this year at the 25th anniversary of the UrbanGlass Awards Dinner and Glassblowers Ball and Auction Weekend in Brooklyn, N.Y. It will be auctioned this fall at Christie's auction house in New York. Fine arts have been sold at the famous auction house since 1766.
Powell, who performed at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City this February, was invited to the UrbanGlass Awards Dinner to put on a demonstration during the weekend of events. Powell was assisted by Centre graduates D.H. McNabb and Chris Bohach.
During a live auction during the UrbanGlass Weekend, one of Powell's pieces was purchased for $16,000.
Powell's elaborately colored glass vessels are held in permanent collections throughout the world (including the Hermitage Museum in Russia, the Lvov Art Institute in the Ukraine, the Birmingham (Ala.) Museum of Art, the Huntsville (Ala.) Museum of Art, and the Detroit Art Institute).
For more on the work of Stephen Rolfe Powell, go to http://www.stephenrolfepowell.com/.
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