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Monday, November 28, 2016

"Nighttime Glitter" 5"X7" fluid acrylic

Nighttime Glitter by April M Rimpo





Nighttime Glitter
7" X 5" fluid acrylic
mounted on 2" deep wood cradle with a cherry-stain finish
$80




This summer my husband and I went to Europe and visited Paris, among several other great cities. We were somehow unaware that the Eiffel Tower was lit up each evening with shimmering lights that filled the sky.
We saw this on our first night in Paris. It was a rainy evening, but it didn't matter. If anything the rain amplified the beautiful lights. 

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Contemporary Landscapes Solo Exhibit


Opening Reception of April's solo exhibit, Contemporary Landscapes
Having an solo art exhibit is always a great experience, but when the exhibit is held at such a beautiful venue as the Columbia Art Center in the Long Reach Village Center in Columbia, Maryland the exhibit is elevated to another level. Everyone who attended the reception who had never been to the Art Center before commented on this beautiful venue. 

When the venue is this wonderful it allows the artwork to really sing. The comments and questions I received about my art told me my goal to transport people into the scenes and make them feel like they were there was working. Many of the paintings are gallery wrapped*, where the painting continues around the edge and it is presented without a frame. To quote a friend of mine, this approach "makes the paintings feel more like a part of the room than a part of the wall." I think this allows you to experience the art more intimately, which is why I love this presentation style.

Traffic Jam was sold during the Opening Reception
Three days after the Opening Reception, the Art Center held an event with Stephen Acker, former Senior Music Program Advisor for the National Gallery of Art, who spoke about the art of Modigliani and the music of Ravel. This program was a partnership between the Columbia Art Center and the Candlelight Concert Society, who are sponsoring a concert with the Modigliani Quartet on November 20th at the Smith Theatre, Horowitz Center. The quartet will be performing pieces by Mozart, Brahms, and Ravel. If you want to learn more about this concert or buy tickets go to the Candlelight Concert Society's website.

A second reception was held after the Revealing Ravel and Modigliani program, where the audience was able to not only interact with Stephen Acker, but also talk to me about my artwork. Many thanks to the Columbia Art Center for this great opportunity to hear this program and to meet these music and art lovers.

Here are a couple more images taken after installation so you can see a little more of the artwork. To see the whole exhibit, visit the Columbia Art Center. Contemporary Landscapes is on display through December 4th. Hours, address and directions can be found here. 



















*Gallery wrapped paper
Since I work on watercolor paper and wrap it around stretcher bars, the artists in the crowd were full of questions about my process as well.  Once gallery wrapped I varnished the pieces to protect the paper from the elements.


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Thursday, November 3, 2016

Raising funds for Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic

Yesterday I participated in a special event held at Re/MAX Advantage of Baltimore. Artwork by me and two other artists were on display. A percentage of the sales were donated to Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic foundation. Four of my paintings were sold allowing me to donate nearly $1000 to Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic. I'll let the photographs do the talking.
The Artists and our host Alex Karavasilis
Guests Arriving





















Some of the Guests
Speaker from Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic

















April with buyer of
"Arriving at Kensington"



A Great Jazz Trio



















Videographer Capturing the Action
















Buyer of "Aerial Bikes II" with April
video
Having replaced the paintings that sold, I have 14 paintings or giclee prints of my artwork at Re/MAX Advantage. They are open from 10AM to 5PM, Monday through Friday.  If you're interested in seeing my work, stop by and tell them you are there to see April Rimpo's artwork. In addition you will find brochures about my artwork and giclees.

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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

"Glacial River" 40" X 36" fluid acrylic

Glacial River by April M Rimpo
Glacial River 
Fluid Acrylic 
40" X 36" Gallery Wrapped*
$2875


Inspired by the small towns in Norway and the fantastic countryside. Glacial River highlights this village sitting along the banks of a glacial river. These rivers are fed by the glaciers making the water a grayish blue. I was told the gray tints were the result of the tiny stone debris in the water because of the pounding of these fast moving rivers over rock. I haven't researched to confirm this, but it is quite believable since the glacial rivers were ferocious in their strength. The white caps shown in the paper are the result of the fast moving water.  For those wondering, there is no waterfall, just the love of drips in my paintings.

If you have ever been to Scandinavia you may have noticed that the majority of houses are painted either red or gold. Roofs are often red as well. So you are not seeing artistic license in this village scene, the houses are true to their original colors.

I not only loved the beauty of these villages, but also the majesty of the surrounding mountains and this fantastic river. If you have ever been to Scandinavia, I hope my painting brings back great memories of these pristine countries. 

* The image wraps around the edge of the painting, so a frame is not required.


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