2014 Faculty Winner: Matthew Burke
Matthew Burke, Associate Professor of Sculpture, has contributed to local projects including the Neighborhood Pocket Library project and Logs to Libraries initiative, using lumber from trees removed from the Lawrence Public Library expansion. Through his "Build Smart" shop, "Hand Skill Saturdays" workshops and volunteer work at Prairie Moon Waldorf School, he educates and shares his craft across generations. And his artwork helps connect communities with history, culture, and the natural environment.
Quote from Nomination: "Matt's life and work exemplifies sustainability leadership in many ways including: sustainable resource usage; instructing "maker" skills; as well as KU and broader community engagement."
Nominator: Denise Dipiazzo