FARM ART TOUR – “AWE GOATS” AT BEEKMAN 1802 FARM
Beekman 1802 Farm has invited our members (FREE of charge) to join the tour!
Thursdays: July 7, 14, or 21. Registration info below.
On the day of your tour, meet at 9:15am at the Sharon Springs Kindness Shop (187 Main St, Sharon Springs, NY). Everyone will then caravan (in your own vehicles) to the Beekman 1802 Farm—just 4 miles up the road!
Beekman 1802 presents a commissioned work by acclaimed artist and muralist John Cerney that will bring world class art to the rural community. The piece, entitled “Awe Goats”, features large scale murals of Nigerian Dwarf baby goats and is installed at Beekman Farm where a resident herd of the goats has become a beloved symbol of the beauty brand. Not only does the art piece call back to the phrase everyone says when seeing the kid goats, it also evokes the awe-inspiring scale and scope of Mr. Cerney’s work.
By special arrangement with Beekman Farm, Museum Members have a chance to visit the Farm and see the artwork on a hearty hike up to view the larger-than-life art! Please note this visit includes walking a distance on the Farm, so please be dressed for it and be prepared to walk a bit!
How to sign-up…
Sign up soon! A limited number of tickets are available for July 7, 14, and 21. Please email [email protected] with a picture of Fenimore Art Museum and The Farmers’ Museum membership card, the quantity of tickets you’re interested in and the date you would like to attend the tour. If you require extra paid passes, Beekman 1802 will happily assist. We will meet at 9:15am at the Sharon Springs Kindness Shop (187 Main St, Sharon Springs, NY) and then caravan in our own vehicles to the Beekman 1802 Farm—just 4 miles up the road!
Members will also be asked to show your proof of membership for admission on the day of the tour, please bring your membership card with you. When you visit the Sharon Springs Kindness Shop on the Awe Goat Thursday Farm Tour Days, you will also receive 15% off their Kindness Shop purchase with that proof of membership.
Can’t make these dates please note: more guided tours of the installation will be offered to Beekman 1802 Farm throughout the summer at $15.00 per tour.
About the Artist…
Cerney is a Salinas, California native whose artwork has been featured in numerous magazines, books, and newspapers over the years, including National Geographic, Sunset Magazine, Reader’s Digest, and the New York Times, and can best be described as ‘giant cut-out art’, ordinarily viewed from the comfort of your automobile. For the sake of a title that people can relate to, he calls himself a muralist, but Cerney found out years ago that painting on a wall was restricting to the effect he was looking for.
From their very beginnings, Beekman 1802 has always found ways to collaborate and promote art and artists. From glass blowers, to ceramicists, sculptors, and textile and culinary artists, company founders Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell have embraced the importance of the aesthetic and how it can enhance the brand and the community.