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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

"Making a Difference" 24" x 24" gallery wrapped acrylic and watercolor

Making a Difference by April M Rimpo
Making a Difference
Fluid Acrylic and Watercolor
24" X 24" varnished gallery wrapped paper
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Here is my painting for the invitational exhibition held at the Columbia Art Center Galleries in coordination with the Howard County Tourism & Promotion's Blossoms of Hopewhich runs April 10-April 27, 2014. This year's theme "Vision of Hope" is in recognition of James Rouse’s 100th birthday, and celebrates Mr. Rouse’s spirit as a visionary.  The paintings in the exhibit are inspired by his quote “Optimism stimulates energy, spirit, home, and action.”  Proceeds from the exhibit support the Claudia Mayer/Tina Broccolino Cancer Resource Center at Howard County General Hospital.

For my entry I wanted to combine Mr Rouse's vision of hope with the great work done at the Claudia Mayer/Tina Broccolino Cancer Resource Center and decided to focus on a walk for cancer.  I researched the closest breast cancer walks to where I live and decided to highlight the walk in DC and the Washington Monument, where the opening ceremony will occur in 2014. To me these walks epitomize this quote. I also wanted to tie in the cherry blossoms that are the symbol of Blossoms of Hope, so I looked through my photographs of cherry blossoms in DC and found the background for the painting.  From there I looked through photographs of crowds so I could include people who were walking that looked natural.  All of this came together into "Making a Difference".

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  1. I love the way you pulled from different sources to put together your vision! This is wonderful April! IT's going to be a big attraction at the exhibit in April!

    1. Sometimes painting to a theme can be challenging, but this time, thankfully, it all pulled together for me pretty quickly. Yeah!


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