|Centre professor Stephen Powell to appear on Home & Garden Television
RELEASED: Aug. 25, 2005
DANVILLE, KYStephen Rolfe Powell, Stodghill Professor of Art at Centre College, will be featured in an upcoming episode of the Home & Garden Television series Offbeat America.
The Home & Garden web site describes Offbeat America as a show that takes you places youve never been, shows you things you never knew existed, and introduces you to the people behind them, revealing their passions and inspirations
. Offbeat America uncovers the most amazing people, places and plants this country has to offer, all with a Home & Garden twist.
It was pretty weird having a film crew zooming in on every personal element of our home, says Powell. When you think about it, you have sort of a personal relationship with your bathroom sink and there they were shooting a close up of the sink. We had to be sure we cleaned out all of the toothpaste.
I think the film crew was most impressed that we had so much glass around our sons, Zachary Hawk, whos six, and Oliver Blue, whos four. Theyve been raised with a respect for the glass and the artists.
I guess I never really think of our home or the way we live as being offbeat, but it must be. I know it seems normal for Shelly, me and the boys. My friends have always said that Im not normal.
Powell, who has taught at Centre since 1983, 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.
He has been featured on CBS-TVs 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. Powell was one of eight Americans chosen for Venezia Aperto Vetro 1998, a prestigous 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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