Lino Tagliapietra, widely known as the world’s foremost glass artist, recently made his 11th visit to Centre College, offering three days of master classes and public demonstrations.
During his visit, the public was invited to witness Tagliapietra in action in the hot glass studio in the Jones Visual Arts Center.
The connection between Tagliapietra and Centre began in 1996 when he exhibited with Stephen Rolfe Powell ’74, Stodghill Professor of Art and founder of Centre’s renowned glass program. Four years later, Powell persuaded Tagliapietra to come to Danville with the promise of a trip to the Kentucky Derby. Other visits followed, including in 2004 when he received an honorary degree from Centre.
by Centre College News
December 10, 2018