The Pember Library and Museum will feature the work of artist and photographer Tom Atkins for its March First Friday event. A native of Virginia, Tom is based in West Pawlet, VT and works out of his new studio at the Mettowee River Meeting House in Middle Granville, N.Y.

“I am primarily a poet and unabashedly abstract artist,” says Atkins.  “The challenge is to take line and color, creating art that is abstract, yet tells stories and evokes emotion. Tom’s work has appeared in galleries, magazines and public spaces. Besides his art, Tom spent 35 years as broadcast engineer designing and managing network projects. He is bi-vocational pastor of Rupert United Methodist Church.

For your musical enjoyment, the Pember is pleased to bring back guitarist Tom Behan and mandolinist / fiddler Jeff Anderson as the Bluegrass duet, The Taylor Hill Ramblers. Anderson and Behan are known for their harmonies, fun song selection, and creative arrangements. The two form half of the larger High Peaks Bluegrass Band.

First Friday is March 1, from 7-9 pm and is a free event. The art will remain on display for several weeks in March.