June 24 - August 26, 2017
The artistic journey of cartoonist and Vestal native, Alexis E. Fajardo
This retrospective exhibit follows the artistic journey of cartoonist, Alexis E. Fajardo. A Vestal High School alum, Lex began his comics career in the Southern Tier. From his first studio in downtown Binghamton, Fajardo drew his comic strip, Plato’s Republic and it was also there where the seeds for his graphic novel series, Kid Beowulf took root.
In 2003 Fajardo relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area where he currently draws and writes his acclaimed graphic novel series, Kid Beowulf and works as Senior Editor for Peanuts at the Charles M. Schulz Studio in Santa Rosa, California.
This exhibit will trace Lex’s early work in comics to where it is today and highlight an art form that has captivated readers of all ages. Please join us for our Opening Reception on Saturday, June 24, at noon to meet the artist. Lex will give a presentation of his work and career in comics. This will be followed by a comics class for kids at 1PM and a book signing at 2PM.
The comics class is ideal for children ages 7 and up (adults are welcome too!).
Founded in 1823, Vestal had its humble beginnings as a lumbering and farming community. Come learn the history of farming in Vestal from the large farm on Hiawatha Island to the John S. LaGrange Farm to Drovers Inn to Cold Spring Farm to Brookdale Stock farm. The Vestal Historical Society’s extensive farming collection will be on display as well as photographs of the farms that made up the town.
Come see the art of Clayton Ave Elementary School students in grades K through 5 from February 9th through March 16th. The opening reception is on February 9th from 12 to 3pm. The Vestal Museum is open on Thursdays and Fridays from 10am to 2pm, on Saturdays from 10am to 3pm, and on Sundays from 1pm to 3pm.