||Stephen Powell named "Best Artist"
in statewide survey
RELEASED: Sept. 15, 2005
DANVILLE, KYAnother honor has been bestowed upon Stephen Powell '74, Stodghill Professor of Art at Centre College. Powell was selected Best Visual Artist by the readers of Kentucky Monthly in their annual Kentucky's Best survey.
The results will appear in the October and November issues of Kentucky Monthly.
The Kentucky's Best award is only the latest in a number of recognitions for Powell, who has taught at Centre since 1983. He was named the 1999 and 2000 Kentucky Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). In 2004 he was awarded the Acorn Award for outstanding teaching at a Kentucky college or university.
Powell has been featured on CBS-TV's Sunday Morning and Kentucky Educational Television and in print media including American Style, Glass, Ceramics Monthly, and Kentucky Monthly, which named him one of Kentucky's top 20 artists of the 20th century. He was one of eight Americans chosen for Venezia Aperto Vetro 1998, a prestigious glass exhibition in Venice. He has demonstrated his technique around the country, including at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah.
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