Local sculptor Bruce Papitto will present a talk about his creative process, from drawings to the finished product, and show images of his work over a 30-year career. His figures are often in action, creating a sense of life and urgency to convey their story. A selection of small pieces will be on display.
The artist has also created large scale public sculptures for towns in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Mexico and Colorado and recently completed a bronze memorial portrait plaque, now installed at John Hopkins University, of noted child psychology researcher Mary Ainsworth.
His early training was at the Lyme Academy of Fine Art in Connecticut for portrait and figurative work, plus informal studies with sculptor Merlin Szosz of Rhode Island School of Design. Bruce lives in El Cerrito and his family inspires all his work. www.brucepapitto.com
We meet each second Monday evening 7-9 pm February – November in the Garden Room at the El Cerrito Community Center, 7007 Moeser Lane. All programs are free and open to the public.