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Exterminator: A Horse Celebrated in the Arts

Date: 
06/04/2018 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
Location: 
Broome Co Arts Council Stephen Sq 81 State ST 5th fl.

Exterminator Exhibit in the month of June when the Arts Council is Open 9-5

Celebrate a proud moment in Binghamton's history with your art. This year is the 100th anniversary of Willis Sharpe Kilmer's wonder horse Exterminator winning the Kentucky Derby. The Broome County Arts Council with its Exterminator Extravaganza is encouraging an artistic celebration of his victory and his life by calling on all visual artists, literary artists and musicians to create work inspired by Exterminator's history. All work will be displayed for the month of June beginning with an artists' reception open to the public on June's First Friday Arts Walk. A few pieces will be selected to hang in the Legislative Chambers of the Broome County Office Building.

On May 11, 1918, a horse they called “Old Bones' and the “Galloping Hat Rack” because he was so ugly, surprised everyone and endeared himself to the American public by beating out the favorite and winning the Kentucky Derby at 30-1 odds. After his successful racing career was over he spent his final years at Kilmer's stable on Riverside Drive in Binghamton. On May 30th his birthday, children were invited to celebrate with him by taking a ride on his back or feeding his companion, a Shetland pony called “Peanuts”.

For more information call the Broome County Arts Council (607) 723-4620 or go to: 

 

http://www.broomearts.org/arts-news/call-for-creatives-exterminator-extr...

 

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