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Saturday, February 23, 2019

"Connecting" 36" X 20" watercolor

Connecting by April M. Rimpo

36" (h) X 20" (w)

Continuing with my series Masterful Musicians, Connecting represents my awe of this master Blues, R&B, and Jazz performer, Vanessa Collier. Multi-talented, Vanessa writes much of her music, has a voice to die for, performs incredible solos on the sax while roaming among the audience, and shares soulful pieces on the guitar. She gathers a number of young talented musicians around her delivering a show that connects so well with the audience you will never forget her. Some songs grab onto you and you find yourself humming them for days after watching this masterful woman share her love of music and energy in every performance.  Play your heart out, Vanessa Collier.

Check out this painting during my two-person exhibit with Elaine Weiner-Reed, Portraits of Life: The Art of Storytelling. Elaine is equally mesmerized with Vanessa Collier's music and will also have some paintings that celebrate Vanessa's music. 

Portraits of Life: The Art of Storytelling
Two Artists ~ Two Styles~ One Vision

May 8 through June 9, 2019

Rimpo and Weiner-Reed are passionate about their paintings telling stories about life. Although they work in other subject matter, portraits are their favorite subject for telling stories. Their art explores the depths of the world around them: portraying cultures and people, honoring history and traditions, depicting the emotional content of an encounter, and revealing the undercurrents of human interaction. 

Location: Bernice Kish Gallery in Slayton House, 10400 Cross Fox Lane, Columbia, MD 21044 
  • Reception and Artist Talk: Saturday, May 18 (3-5pm)
  • Collaboration with musicians and writers: Tuesday, May 21 (6-8pm)
    • BOB JACOBSON (Saxophone, Clarinet)
    • ANN BRACKEN (Poet, Author, Creator of Possibilities)
    • Full lineup can be seen at our event page
Collaboration with Rogue Collective: Wednesday, May 22 (6-8pm)
  • Based in the Washington DC area, Rogue Collective explores "the gap" between classical and popular music through collaboration, original composition, improvisation and performance. 
    • ALEXA CANTALUPO (violinist) 
    • KAITLIN MORENO (violinist) 
    • NATALIE SPEHAR (cellist) 
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