20 Questions: A sketch of Centre art professor Stephen Powell

RELEASED: Jan. 19, 2006

Professor Powell shown here with Lino Tagliapetra (left) and his sons Oliver Blue and Zachary Hawk

DANVILLE, KY—1. Position/title: Stodghill Professor of Art

2. Hometown: Birmingham, Alabama

3. Career highlight: Several: Having Lino Tagliapietra receive an Honorary Doctoral degree from Centre, Exhibiting in Venice at the Venezia Aperto Vetro, and demonstrating at the Olympics.

4. Signature class: Venetian Glass

5. Recent publication/exhibition/performance: Featured on the Home and Garden Channel: "Off Beat America"

6. Family details: wife—Shelly, sons—Oliver Blue and Zachary Hawk

7. Hobbies: Tennis, gardening, raising 20,000 trees

8. Pets: Pocahantas and “Bad” Sammy

9. Prized possession: 1950’s Coke machine, Lino Tagliapietra pieces

10. Last book read:Angels and Demons by Dan Brown

11. Memorable trip/vacation: Trip to the USSR back on my first sabbatical

12. Favorite movie:Godfather

13. Favorite album: My favorite song of all time is “Imagine” by John Lennon

14. Favorite food: Fried okra

15. Favorite smell: Rain

16. Person you most admire: Martin Luther King

17. Living figure you'd most like to meet: Jimmy Carter

18. Historical figure you'd most like to meet: Archimede Seguso

19. What would you be doing if you weren't teaching at Centre: Teaching or making glass somewhere else. I would probably be living on the coast, if possible.

20. Describe yourself in three words: Manic Cleavage Snooper


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