RUPERT >> The Rupert Kittay Library will be hosting a reception to welcome the artwork of Tom Atkins on Saturday, September 10, from 11 – 1 p.m.
Tom Atkins is an artist, photographer, poet and writer based in West Pawlet, Vermont. His work has appeared in magazines, books, trade publications, marketing materials, galleries and private collections.
In addition, Atkins is leadership trainer and coach through the John Maxwell Team and Quarry House, and a bi-vocational pastor at Rupert United Methodist Church.
Creating art for the past 30 years, Atkins works in watercolor, oil, pencil, as well as pen and ink.
His pen and ink work derives from real places – castles, mansions, cottages, spiritual spaces and abandoned buildings long fallen into ruin and disrepair.
Pencil works tend towards the fantastical and fantasy, with its black and white realism at counterpoint with the shades of gray blending into one another.
And his watercolors and oils?
"My paintings are like poems," says Atkins, "capturing an essence of mood with color, line and space."
The exhibit will continue through the months of September and October during library hours: Tuesday 2:30-5:30, Wednesday 10-2 p.m., Thursday 4 - 7 p.m., Saturday 9-noon and Sunday 1 -4 p.m. The Kittay Library is located at 2827 Rte. 153 in Rupert, VT. For more information visit the Library website at www.rupertkittaylibrary.org , e-mail email@example.com or call the Library at 394-2444.