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Hi, I’m MAX … Michael Powell, Craft Alliance Marketing & Communications Coordinator

November 14, 2017

“What are you doing out here?” is a question that I get a lot as an artist and designer from the southern California coast. I’ve had a number of different answers to that question over the years, but in May, I got married, and that has shifted my perspective on what makes a place, well, a home.

MAX Maximizing St. Louis Lifestyle
November 14, 2017

“What are you doing out here?” is a question that I get a lot as an artist and designer from the southern California coast. I’ve had a number of different answers to that question over the years, but in May, I got married, and that has shifted my perspective on what makes a place, well, a home.

A number of years ago, while finishing my master’s at Washington University in St. Louis, I had the good fortune of briefly working with Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design’s Director of Exhibitions Stefanie Kirkland. That experience gave rise to a friendship with Stefanie and her husband, Chef David Kirkland (Turn Restaurant), who, a year later, asked me to work the bar at the Contemporary Art Museum during an especially busy evening. That night, I met my future wife.

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