Art Insights: Mark Burns, Sculptor

Date: September 19, 2013
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Gilbert Great Hall, Hunter Conference Center, Southern Utah University, Cedar City, UT
Category: Arts and Entertainment

SUU’S Art Insights to feature

Mark Burns, Sculptor

September 19, 2013
Mister Coffee Nerves by Mark Burns
Photo credit: "Mister Coffee Nerves" by Mark Burns. Courtesy of Mark Burns

Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah: Crafting unique variations on coffee servers is only one aspect of the creativity of sculptor Mark Burns. This acclaimed artisan shares his craft when he appears at Art Insights, SUU’s Department of Art and Design’s weekly lecture series, on Thursday, September 19, 2013. The lecture begins at 7pm in the Gilbert Great Hall, located in SUU’s Hunter Conference Center on the second floor. Admission is free and the general public is encouraged to attend.

Considered a cult figure for his colorful creations and his knowledge of 1950s kitsch, Mark Burns received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Dayton Art Institute then went on to earn his Masters of Fine Arts from the University of Washington. During his career he has twice been the recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. He is the author of Fifties Homestyle: Popular Ornament of the USA, published by Thames and Hudson Publishing. His sculptures are represented in museums and private collections nationally and internationally. He is Professor Emeritus from the University of Nevada – Las Vegas.   

Art Insights is a weekly program hosted during the fall and spring semesters by SUU’s Art and Design faculty. Students and community members meet weekly to experience presentations and discussions by visiting artists and art educators from around the nation who share their work, insights, and attend gallery openings. Admission is free, and the general public is invited to attend.

Explore the three dimensional creations of sculptor Mark Burns by attending his Art Insights presentation. For more information on the SUU College of Performing and Visual Arts events, please call the Arts Hotline at (435) 865-8800, or visit