The Vestal Museum is a department of the Town of Vestal and is an organization dedicated to the preservation and presentation of local arts and history. The Vestal Museum serves as the repository of local artifacts and archives. Public education is accomplished through collection care, exhibits and public and school programs. Museum programs are developed in cooperation with Vestal Historical Society members and community volunteers.
31 Jul 2019
Join us Saturday August 3rd from 1PM-3PM for the opening of an art exhibition featuring the work of Tom Besom. The exhibition will be on display through Saturday September 21st.
“My work represents the intersection of two movements in art history: minimalism and neo-surrealism. When I started doing sculpture in the early 1980s, I caught the tail end of minimalism. Following the precepts of the movement, I tried to make pieces that were “cool” rather than “emotional.” I emphasized simple geometric shapes. And I removed any hint of myself, as the artist, from the work; for instance, in painting the sculptures, I ensured that the brushwork was invisible. I tended to use a bright palette, consisting of primary and secondary colors, or employed a color triad that is important in other cultures. The triad consists of black, white, and red. I also sought to blur the distinction between sculpture and painting. While a student at the University of Virginia, I took part in a neo-surrealist movement. I started using dream imagery in my work, often juxtaposing everyday objects in surprising ways. The point was to elevate the ordinary to the realm of the fantastic.” – an excerpt from Tom Besom’s artist statement
The Vestal Museum is located at 328 Vestal Pkwy E, Vestal, NY 13850 next to the Vestal Public Library. It is open Thursdays and Fridays from 10AM-2PM, Saturdays from 10AM-3PM, and Sundays from 1PM-3PM.
20 Jun 2019
For the third year in a row, Studio 271 Productions proudly presents an original historic drama by K. B. Murray.
This year’s drama depicts women, from the 19th and 20th centuries who are significant to New York State, and have greatly influenced history.
HERSTORY: Well Behaved Women Seldom Make History will be presented on June 22nd, 23rd, 24th at 7:30pm at The Vestal Museum, in Vestal, NY
Call 607-748-1432 for more details.
Tickets are $10 at the door. Funded by a grant from the United Cultural Fund of Broome County Arts Council.