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Sunday, March 24, 2019

"In Her Own World" 18" X 12" watercolor


In Her Own World, a watercolor by April M Rimpo
In Her Own World
Watercolor
Varnished with UL Protective Varnish
Framed with no Glass

18" X 12"

On exhibit at Bernice Kish Gallery at Slayton House May 9 - June 8, 2019



My husband and I attempt to visit New York City about once a year. We often take a walk through Central Park at some point during the trip. Sometimes our walk is just to enjoy a beautiful day in NYC and other times it's the shortest route to our destination. 

Last year it was chilly in New York when we were there in the Spring, so we walked quickly through the park to get to the closest Metro stop that would be a good route back to our hotel. As we approached one of the tunnels on our path I noticed this young woman sitting just inside the tunnel playing her cello. Her music was lovely. I took photographs of her as we approached and after we passed her. 

I couldn't help but wonder about her music background. For me she represented so many great musicians working hard to succeed. But maybe instead it was just a sunny Spring day and she was sharing her musical art with the world.

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Friday, March 22, 2019

"Who's the Guy with the Hat?" 11" X 14" fluid acrylic by April M Rimpo

"Who's the Guy with the Hat?" by April M. Rimpo

Happiness abounds in this painting of chicks and a duckling who gaze in curiosity at the new arrival. Standing next to the abandoned shell the new chick hasn't shaken off the shell top, but is drawing a crowd that gathers to greet their new dapper friend. The duckling is so excited she can't help but dance.

Available for purchase at HorseSpirit Arts Gallery.  See this and other paintings of birds and animals on April's website.

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

"Fluid" 12" X 20" watercolor


Fluid, a watercolor by April M Rimpo
Fluid
Watercolor
12" X 20" Varnished with UL Protection Varnish and Framed

On exhibit at Bernice Kish Gallery at Slayton House May 9 - June 8, 2019


As part of my upcoming exhibit in May with Elaine Weiner-Reed we are inviting musicians, poets, and storytellers to join us in a collaboration of creatives. In preparation we've been reaching out to various writing groups to solicit people to join us. Their written word will be displayed with the painting that inspired it.

Last night I attending Wilde Readings at the Columbia Art Center to meet writers, hear their readings, and hope that just a few may join us with a piece of their own and read it at our event on May 21 (6-8pm) at Bernice Kish Gallery in Slayton House in Columbia, Maryland.  

At the event I learned that poetry about or inspired by a work of art is called Ekphrastic Poetry. This was actually mentioned by one of their guest writers, Lisa Vihos, before she knew I was there to speak about just that. Ms Vihos mentioned that everyone has a poet inside them. Earlier that day I had commented that I wouldn't be including any poetry in our event since I didn't think it was in me.  As a result of Lisa's comment I tried my hand and the following are my thoughts on my painting. Likely not the best poem, but what was in me. Thanks for the inspiration, Lisa Vihos, for telling me to try.

Fluid
The grace of these dancers is enthralling
Their fluid movements remind me of birds soaring on high
Some pass their skills to young birds ready to stretch their wings
just beginning to learn how to fly
Like mother birds who nurture their young 
to help them reach their dreams

If you are interested in participating in our Collaboration Event contact us at ewr.amr.collaborations@gmail.com and we'll provide images of some of our artwork. 

If you would like to attend one of our free Collaboration Events (May 21st and May 22) please let us to expect you.

I found an article about writing ekphrastic poetry online. It recommends that a group of poets write together. If you are in a poetry group that would like to do just that, feel free and we'll figure out how to present a variety of writings on the same painting. Here's a link to the article, 5 Tips for Writing Ekphrastic Poetry.
  
To learn more about Wilde Readings check out their Facebook Page @wildereadingscolumbia 

To see work by Lisa Vihos visit her Frying the Onion page on her website

Interested in April's artwork or taking one of her classes? Consider becoming a Studio Friend by signing up for her twice-monthly email. April segments her newsletter so you can select topics you'd like to hear about when you sign up. For those who Select the General Interest topic you will receive emails about twice-monthly. If you are only interested in classes, then the emails will be much less frequent discussing upcoming classes and how to register. Select as many topics as sound of interest. Thank you for your support of April M Rimpo Art.

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