Centre invades the Music City
RELEASED: October 11, 2007
DANVILLE, KY—This past weekend, representatives from Centre headed south to visit with Nashville-area high school students and to catch up on what Centre alums and parents in the Music City are doing.
Separate receptions were held at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in downtown Nashville, one for high school students interested in learning more about Centre and another for Centre alums and parents who were glad to see some familiar faces and learn about the exciting events going on at the College.
High school students who attended the receptions were given the chance to ask a panel of current Centre students questions about the College, including inquiries about major and course options, student life and financial aid.
The high school students and Centre alums and parents who attended the receptions were treated to an intriguing presentation by internationally known glass-blowing artist and Centre professor Stephen Rolfe Powell. Powell explained how his students are actively involved in the creative process of glass blowing, and he highlighted many successful Centre alums that have gone on to successful glass-blowing careers.
Powell's elaborately colored glass vessels are held in permanent collections throughout the world. He 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. Powell was one of eight Americans chosen for Venezia Aperto Vetro 1998, a prestigious glass exhibition in Venice. He demonstrates his technique around the country, including at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah.
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