Tompkins County Public Library

Friday, July 9, 2010


Tompkins County Public Library will host “How To Enjoy the End of Time on $10 a Day,” by Jim Garmhausen, an exhibit inspired by the movie “Blade Runner” and the 2010 Community Read, “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” by Philip K. Dick.

A local artist, Garmhausen spent years picking up pieces of rusty metal from roads and driveways. Unsure of his motivation, he continued to fill small boxes and cans with pieces of cars, machine parts, screws, nuts and bolts and flattened bottled caps until earlier this year, when these stored items became the inspiration for his latest works.

“How to Enjoy the End of Time on $10 a Day,” will include eclectic pieces of sculpture crafted from clay, antique medicinal tins and many of the once dusty artifacts collected during Garmhausen’s travels. It will be unveiled to the public for the first time at the Library in July.

Garmhausen will discuss the exhibit during a free reception July 20 at 6:00 PM in the Library’s Thaler/Howell Programming Room.

For more information about this or other Library exhibits, contact Sally Grubb at (607) 272-4557 extension 232. For information about the 2010 Community Read, contact Sarah Glogowski at (607) 272-4557 extension 255 or visit

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