23 Jun 2017
From WBNG News:
Alexis E. Fajardo is a Vestal High School Alum and began his comics career right here in the Southern Tier before relocating to the San Francisco Bay Area in 2003. He is now back in the area to present a retrospective exhibit at the Vestal Museum that follows his artistic journey.
Fajardo is the creator and cartoonist of the graphic novel series Kid Beowulf. He currently lives in Santa Rosa, California where he creates the comic series and works as the Senior Editor at the Charles M. Schulz Studio for the last 10 years.
An Opening Reception of the exhibit will be held on Saturday, June 24 at noon. People will be able to meet Fajardo, listen to a presentation, attend a comics class for kids, and a book signing will be at 2 p.m.
Fajardo will also be signing books on Sunday, June 25 at the Vestal Town Square Barnes & Noble from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
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.