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SPArC Lecture Series welcomes artist: Matt Burnett

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Our next SPArC artist, Matt Burnett, will join our community between March 10- 18. Over the week he will give a community lecture about his work and host a series of hands on workshops about 3d printing. The Workshops will introduce participants to artistic possibilities of 3D printing, teach them to use 3d modeling software, and print an object on the school’s 3D printer. The lecture is open to anyone.

For more information on the series, contact Chris Sullivan, Assistant Professor of Fine Arts at

About Matt

Matt Burnett is a native of the Adirondack Mountains of Northern NY state. Working in paint, video and environmental installation, Burnett’s work explores the history, paradoxes and environmental dilemmas of nature/culture relationships.

Burnett graduated from SUNY Plattsburgh in 1999 with a BA in Fine Arts, and in 2006, with an MFA in Fine Arts from Maine College of Art. He has since exhibited his work across the United States and Internationally. In addition to painting, he is known for new media environmental installations in the Northeast US, including Mt. Desert Island, Saranac Lake, Portland ME, St. Lawrence University, Munich and Weymouth, Nova Scotia.

During 2017 he was a visiting fellow at Munich University of Applied Sciences, where he developed and auditioned his latest project, Convergence.

In addition to his art career he is a former New York State Assistant Forest Ranger for the Department of Environmental Conservation and is currently a licensed NYS guide in the Adirondacks.

Burnett is currently Associate Professor at SUNY Canton, where he teaches in the Graphic and Multimedia Design Program. In his  “Sustainability Lecture Series” at Canton, Burnett combines interdisciplinary teaching with a broad spectrum of speakers from various disciplines. His guests have included scientists, economists, theologists, engineers, and activists. In 2015, Burnett hosted Bill McKibben, the founder of and author of “the end of nature”.

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About SPArC at Saint Joseph’s College

The Arts & Communications Department at Saint Joseph’s College established SPArC in 2012 to stimulate artistic discourse in the Lakes Region. SPArC is an interdisciplinary platform that brings creative professionals to campus and local schools to share their work through lectures and hands on workshops. SPArC has hosted over 20 diverse presenters–visual artists, musicians, museum directors, designers, and even a mead brewer.