‘Legacy: The Assistants Of Stephen Rolfe Powell’

Much has been written about the passing of glass artist Stephen Rolfe Powell. Most have focused on his finished art, the various colorful, bulbous vessels that made him famous. Not enough has been said about his process and the people who helped him (blown glass is a team sport). Powell was foremost a teacher at Centre College, with a chosen few of his students becoming his assistants. “Legacy” focuses on them, with works by Jonathan Capps, Matthew Cummings, Paul Hugues, Adam Haigh, Patrick Martin, DH McNabb, Paul Nelson, Che Rhodes, Thomas Spake, Sam Spees, Nate Watson and Brook F. White Jr. The reception is Friday, Sept. 20 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., the day before Centre is holding a public memorial service for Powell. —Jo Anne Triplett


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‘Legacy: The Assistants Of Stephen Rolfe Powell’

Jo Anne Triplett is the contributing visual arts editor at LEO Weekly. She’s a past member of the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Public Art, was the content advisor on the Glassworks Building video, and has written for Louisville Magazine, Kentucky Homes and Gardens and the national publication Glass Craftsman. Jo Anne came to Louisville from Washington, D.C. where she worked as a researcher and writer for the Smithsonian American Art Museum.



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