Telling Stories - Feature Show by HorseSpirit Arts Gallery of art by April M Rimpo
May 17 - June 12, 2020
This feature show transitioned from HorseSpirit Art Gallery's physical gallery at Historic Savage Mills to an Online Show at the link provided above. April reveals several new paintings in this show. You'll see some new themes in April's work but all with a story to share. She'd love to hear what story you see in her work as that enriches the work for all.
In April's art she uses Color and Light to Tell Stories of Life. Some are stories that capture history, show reveal the effects of time, others are a quiet spot where you can get lost in a calm and dreamy world. She has also included some small work of clouds that return April to her childhood when she would lie in the grass with a friend and they'd tell each other what they saw in the clouds.
These is a small series that portrays seasons of the year. Rather than just capture the iconic symbols of each season April included birds that she sees at the bird feeders her husband set up in the backyard of their home. In these paintings the birds are all placed on the same mailboxes but their setting changes in each, transporting you from garden, to lake, to farm country, and a snowing drift.
Most of the work is watercolor that has been mounted, varnished, and either framed or gallery wrapped around stretcher bars. A few of the pieces are fluid acrylics that are also painted on watercolor paper. Six of the pieces were painting on Aquabord, a trademarked clay surface available from Ampersand Supplies. These too are varnished providing a very modern display with no glazing. Two of the watercolors use traditional framing under Plexiglas and a white mat.
If the 3 minute video peaks your interest, please consider joining Online sessions on the HorseSpirt Arts Gallery's Facebook Page
- Opening: May 17 2 PM EDT - Tune in to see Robin Holliday interview April
- Facebook Live Artist Talk: Friday, May 29 at 7 PM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
April will also present a Facebook Live demonstration - painting Magnificent Skies
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Schubert - Piano Trio In B Flat (2nd Movement) performed by Apollo Symphony Orchestra
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