LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A group of artists in Kentucky are honoring their friend, the late glass artist Stephen Rolfe Powell in the best way they know. Through art.
The artists are building a sculpture at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky.
The stainless-steel sculpture, when completed, will stand 25 feet tall and contain 48 handmade glass discs. The last of the 48 disks were completed Friday morning at Flame Run Hot Shop in downtown Louisville.
The project is being led by Brook Forrest White Jr. who is a former student and close friend of Powell's. White owns Flame Run Gallery.
“The notoriety he brought to Kentucky, to Danville, and in particular Centre College; that should all be recognized somehow. And kind of never in my wildest dreams did I actually think we would get this far. But this is what Steve taught us...what he taught me was come up with a crazy idea and do it,” White said.
In addition to the sculpture, there will also be a garden and an outdoor classroom at Centre College where Powell taught.
The group is hoping to have the project complete by the middle of October.
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