Bobby Scroggins, Ceramicist Representative, Presents at Art Insights
For Immediate Release: February 11, 2008
(Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah) The SUU Department of Art and Design will feature Bobby Scroggins in this week’s Art Insights, Thursday, February 21th at 7:00 p.m. in the J.L. Sorenson P.E. Building, Room 101. Scroggins will present on his work and the path his life has taken as an artist.
Bobby Scroggins studied sculpture and ceramics at The Kansas City Art Institute where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1976. While a student there he was commissioned to create The Leon M. Jordan Monument in Kansas City. This was the first public monument to be erected to an African American leader in the state of Missouri. It was also the first public monument to be constructed by an African American artist in that state. He later received a Master of Fine Arts Degree in the field of sculpture from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville.
He has received several public commissions and his works have received numerous awards such as first place purchase award in The Atlanta Life Insurance Company's National Art Competition. Scroggins' ceramic vessels and mixed media sculptures have been featured in exhibitions throughout the United States.
Art Insights is a weekly program hosted during the Fall and Spring semesters by the Art and Design faculty. In Art Insightsstudents and community members meet weekly to attend gallery openings and experience presentations and discussions by visiting artists and art educators from around the nation who share their work and insights.
Admission is free, and the general public is invited to attend.
For more information on SUU College of Performing and Visual Arts events, please call the Arts Hotline at 435.865.8800 or visit www.suu.edu/arts.