"Memories of Folks In Transit"
sculpture & paintings by Tom Scippa

New Haven Free Public Library Gallery
133 Elm Street (Lower Level) New Haven, CT

Artist Reception: Saturday, January 15, 2011, 2:00 - 4:00 PM

Exhibition: January 6 - February 16, 2011

Tom Scippa "The Arrival"
watercolor & paper sculptures, 14" wide x 18" high

Born in Bridgeport 1943, Tom Scippa attended the Art students League, taught by Edwin Dickenson. He then attended Silvermine College of Art and Yale University where he obtained his Masters Degree in Fine Arts.

"During these years, and after," Scippa writes, "I've been working in foundries on pieces in bronze, clay and wood. My models are people from a bygone era. I am attracted to the way that they held themselves and dressed. For the last 10 years I found paper a suitable medium for my bas-reliefs."

Tom Scippa "On the Escalator"
watercolor & paper sculptures, 12" wide x 16" high

Mr. Scippa, an Adjunct Professor of Art at Housatonic Community College since 1994, has taught sculpture at The New School for Social Research and Parsons School of Design, and the Sculpture Center in New York City. In the past, he also taught sculpture at the Culinary Institute of America, and Silvermine College of Art in Connecticut, and at the Scarsdale Art Center, Scarsdale, NY.

He has had one-person exhibitions in New York City at The New School, Benevy Gallery, Atelier 14, and The White Box; and in Connecticut at Wooster Art, Nieman Gallery, and Half Moon Gallery. He's been in group exhibitions at The Yale Alumni Show, Housatonic Gallery, and Allied Artists.

Tom Scippa "Israelite Prophets"
linden wood and mahogany sculpture, 18" high

Tom Scippa "Indiana Series"
linden wood and mahogany sculpture, 20" wide x 16" high