Verisimilitude exhibit now open in Kepler

(Release: October 14, 2013 ) - A new exhibit featuring the work of painter Tom Renner will be on display from Oct. 14 through Nov. 14, 2013, in the Kepler Center on HCC’s main campus.

Renner, of Hagerstown, has been an educator and artist for more than 35 years. He has been teaching art in Washington County Public Schools since 1975 and is currently an adjunct faculty member at Hagerstown Community College. Renner has exhibited work at the Washington County Arts Council, the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, and a number of other venues.

The exhibit, “Verisimilitude,” will feature a wide variety of Renner’s work over the last three decades. According to Renner, he works in three distinct styles: a symbolic arrangement of realistic forms in unusual juxtaposition; a representational style for diverse subject matter; and an abstract style that he experimented with between 2006 and 2007. Regardless of the subject matter, Renner says that he seeks to reach beyond design and technique to create a sense of the spiritual in his work and to create a connection between the viewer, the artwork, and himself.

An opening reception for “Verisimilitude” will be held on Fri., Oct. 25, beginning at 6 p.m., in the Kepler Center. This event is free and is open to the public. For more information, contact Art Department Coordinator Joan Bontempo at 240-500-2221 or email