During the Spring 2022 semester, the Center is open Wednesday 1:00 – 4:00 p.m., Thursday 1:00 – 7:00 p.m., Friday 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. (And by appointment via the button below.)
The Verostko Center for the Arts is dedicated to the advancement and integration of the arts within the Saint Vincent College community. The Center devotes 5,000+ square feet to hosting rotating exhibitions that present work by contemporary artists as well as selections from Saint Vincent’s impressive holdings. The Center cares for over 4,000 objects ranging from ancient to contemporary in a variety of media that form the permanent art collections of Saint Vincent College and Saint Vincent Archabbey.
Mission: The VCA serves as an educative and inspirational hub for students, faculty, researchers, and the surrounding community. Exhibiting work by contemporary artists and objects from the Saint Vincent permanent collections, the Center provides opportunities for its constituents to engage with diverse perspectives, cultures, and ideas. In keeping with Saint Vincent College’s liberal arts mission, special focus is given to exhibitions and programming that draw from interdisciplinary sources.
The Center aims to:
- Enliven academic exploration with exhibitions and programming drawn from a variety of disciplines
- Facilitate a space of inquiry
- Provide direct contact with artists and their work
- Foster respect for historic and contemporary practice in the arts
- Feature works at the nexus of art and spirituality
Gallery Director & Curator
Andrew Julo serves as the Director/Curator of the Verostko Center for the Arts, a position he’s held since 2018. In addition to developing the Center’s exhibitions and programming, he assists faculty and students utilize collections through research, interpretation, and hands-on experiences. He lectures in the College’s Department of Fine Arts and is a practicing, multi-disciplinary artist interested in thaumaturgy, discarded material culture, and vernacular manifestations of belief.
Andrew Julo holds degrees in studio art from the University of Missouri-Kansas City (2016) and Saint John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota (2009). Before coming to Saint Vincent, he worked as a member of the curatorial team managing the Hallmark Art Collection in Kansas City, Missouri.