BETHEL – Tom White, internationally known bronze sculptor and town resident, will be featured at the next Western Mountains Senior College’s Down Home Maine meeting Thursday, Feb. 5.

White will talk about how he got interested in art while in his 30s and about his transition to a full-time artist. He will present a “start-to-finish” demonstration on how a sculpture comes about, from the first calls from a potential customer to its creation.

The public is invited to the program, which will run from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Tom White Studios, 162 Mayville Road.

Originally from Texas, White is a self-taught artist who has a background in carpentry. He has numerous monumental and life-size bronze sculpture scenes, incorporating several figures each, located across the United States and England.

White is passionate about depicting and honoring heroes of all eras, and many private collectors have acquired his original creations, which include African Americans, Native Americans, sports heroes, family portraits, public figures, religious and biblical figures, children, family members and craftsmen.

His sculptures have been created for parks, cities, schools, libraries, churches, town councils, private foundations, public corporations, labor unions, youth centers, war memorials, veterans groups and private individuals and entities.

White was recently chosen by the College Baseball Foundation and Hall of Fame in Lubbock, Texas, to create the Brooks Wallace National Player of the Year Award Trophy.

For more information about the artist’s work, visit

Admission to the Down Home Maine meeting is free; however, due to limited seating, it will be by reservation only. Call Jackie Cressy at 824-0508. Refreshments will be served. Donations will be accepted to offset Western Mountains Senior College expenses.

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