The Tom Museum 2006

Tom Sarver
The Tom Museum: September 9, 2006 – May 31, 2008
Materials
puppets, mixed media

The Tom Museum is supported by the Creative Heights initiative of the Heinz Endowments The Tom Museum is the recipient of the Greater Pittsburgh...

Description

The Tom Museum is supported by the Creative Heights initiative of the Heinz Endowments. “The Tom Museum” is the recipient of the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council’s 2007 “Mayor’s Award for Public Art.” The Tom Museum is both an irreverent commentary on the museum experience, and a view into the artist’s creative process. Tom blends everyday activities and pastimes, such as cooking, fishing and gardening, with the arts of puppetry, painting and sculpture to engage visitors on many levels. His projects within the museum are inspired by everyday observations and experiences, including the weather, current events, and people he meets through visits, phone and e-mail. Visitors passing through the museum may get to take part in a puppet show, appear on a talk show, enjoy breakfast with the artist or critique his tomato plants.

About the Artist

Tom Sarver is a Pittsburgh based puppeteer, painter and sculptor. He is a member of the Brew House Association and a founding organizer of The Black Sheep Puppet Festival. His work has been featured regionally at Space Gallery, Digging Pitt Gallery, The Hoyt Museum, and The Three Rivers Arts Festival.