"Catching Sunday Breakfast" ekphrastic poem by Patti Ross to April M Rimpo's painting, "Together"When Elaine and I joined forces for our exhibition "Portraits of Life: The Art of Storytelling" Elaine immediately suggested we continue her initiative of "Every Painting is a Song" as part of our exhibition. I wanted to expand on that idea to include "Every Painting is a Story." Having been in exhibits at the Columbia Art Center where either the artist created a painting to a poem or the poets wrote paintings to the visual art, I suggested we not only collaborate with musicians, but with poets as well.
As a number of poets and musicians agreed to participate in our collaboration we realized we needed two collaboration events: one Collaboration with the Written Word and one Collaboration with Musicians. This blog post features Patti Ross.
Patti Ross currently works for the Maryland Writer's Association, after many years of working in the IT industry. She started out with a journalist degree from American University and has now returned to these roots. She is now a Spoken Word artist, performing as "little pi" at local performances around our community. Her poem to my painting, "Together, " is in the voice of "little pi."
|Together by April M Rimpo © 2016
Enjoy my video which includes an introduction to our night of Poetic Collaboration, Patti's thoughts on the paintings, and her poetry reading. Patti's memories from growing up on the Eastern Shore of Maryland are tied to this painting.
Please share your thoughts on the painting and Patti Ross' painting in the comments below.
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Poem "Catching Sunday Breakfast" by Patti Ross © 2019
Music: Schubert - Piano Trio in B flat (2nd movement) by Apollo Symphony Orchestra used under a Standard license agreement between SHUTTERSTOCK MUSIC CANADA ULC, doing business as PremiumBeat.com ("PremiumBeat") and April M Rimpo, the licensee.
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