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Henry Dispirito-Stonemason to Sculptor

1/27 6:30 pm

Ashley Hopkins-Benton, Senior Historian and Curator of Social History at the New York State Museum, explores the life and art of Henry DiSpirito in this virtual lecture.
Description
Join Ashley Hopkins-Benton, Senior Historian and Curator of Social History at the New York State Museum, to explore the life and art of Henry DiSpirito in this virtual lecture. DiSpirito (1898–1995) emigrated from Italy in 1921, and found a nurturing home in Utica, NY. A stonemason and bricklayer by trade, he longed to devote his life to art. He found his calling in the direct-carving style of sculpture and became an accomplished painter as well. He exhibited at the Whitney, MoMA, and SculptureCenter in New York City, and was appointed the first artist-in-residence at Utica College in 1963. Through his art, DiSpirito developed a deep connection with students and faculty, as well as the larger community in Utica. This virtual program is free and open to all; advanced registration is required. You will receive a link and instruction on how to join this online event after registration is complete.
Free
Contact the organizer
Oneida County History Center
Rebecca McLain
rmclain@oneidacountyhistory.org
315-735-3642