Philip Bellomo

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Born unto this world on April 25, 1929

Had a learning disability  

Had a unique way of learning

Got a scholarship at "The Rochester Memorial Art Gallery" 

Two years at Pratt Institute at Brooklyn, New York

New York State College of Ceramics

Penn State at State College, Pennsylvania, introduced him to the world of Art Education

The University of Arizona he earned both his BA and MA degrees

15 years he employed his abilities as a free-lance artist.

In 1975 he took a teaching position at Pima Community College until his retirement in 1998

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Regional Artisan: Fired Up For Art

Megan Guthrie

"Artists make magic for those who may not have the courage to create magic for themselves,” says artist Philip Bellomo. “To work in this field,” the native New Yorker continues, “one must not be restricted.

“It takes courage to be an artist. From the time we are born, often there is someone saying, ‘Don’t waste your time on art — do something more practical.’ I’ve always fought against this mentality. I tell artists to give themselves room to imagine, hope and dream. That’s the foundation of creativity.”

Working in many mediums including ceramics, oil painting and sculpture, Bellomo discovered his affinity for art at age eight.

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