Art Reception, Silent Auction, Poetry Reading for "The Country Life"

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Art Reception, Silent Auction, Poetry Reading for "The Country Life"

An Art Reception featuring watermedia artist, April Rimpo, and Poets from Ellicott City Poetry and Prose Collective

By April M Rimpo in Coordination with RE/MAX Advantage Realty

When and where

Date and time

Saturday, April 1 · 2 - 4pm EDT


REMAX Advantage Realty Eldersburg 1393 Progress Way ## 901 Eldersburg, MD 21784

About this event

  • 2 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

Saturday April 1, 2023 from 2 to 4 pm.

Please join us for "The Country Life" Art Reception, Silent Auction, & Poetry Reading. A portion of silent auction proceeds will be donated to Maryland Food Bank and Ellicott City Poetry & Prose. Thanks to our host RE/MAX Advantage Realty at 1393 Progress Way, Eldersburg, MD 21784.

Come see and hear the magic of April M Rimpo's artwork and the creative genius of the award-winning poets from Ellicott City Poetry and Prose. Rimpo's art has been published in 5 books and one Special Edition Splash 21 Winners: The Best of Watercolor, presented by Watercolor Magazine. Her art has been on exhibit in over 80 national and international exhibitions since starting to exhibit in 2012. Learn more about Ellicott City Poetry & Prose

To kick off the event, April Rimpo will share stories behind some of her artwork and invite you to consider which painting reminds you of a great time in your life. It is your memories and emotional response to art that creates moments never to be forgotten.

Several poets from EC Poetry & Prose (ECPP) will read new work written in response to April's artwork.

Everyone is encouraged to meet the artist and poets, enjoying refreshments, network with like-minded people, participate in the Silent Auction of Rimpo's artwork to help raise funds, and browse and purchase books by the poets including "Portraits of Life: An Ekphrastic Anthology." This book is the culmination of an event held in November 2022 where the ECPP poets and other award-winning poets shared their interpretations of April's art and aand the artwork of friend, Elaine Weiner-Reed. As Patti Ross put it in her Introduction to this anthology, "Ekphrasitic poetry is as individual as the brush strokes of a painting."

35% of the final bid after sales tax and processing fees will be donated to Maryland Food Bank and to EC Poetry & Prose.

About 3:45 bidding will end. We'll prepare paintings so you can carry them home at the end of the event.

If you have never experienced an ekphrastic event, you will love it. The poets' interpretations of the art are always so meaningful. Don't miss this event.

Our thanks to RE/MAX Advantage for offering a space to share my artwork, sponsoring this event, and providing beverages and snacks.

Don't miss the video (below) of April creating, "A Heavy Load," one of the paintings included in the Silent Auction.

Shown above, "Serenity Found," is included in the Silent Auction in the Edlersburg office.

"The Country Life" an Art Reception, Silent Auction , and Ekphrastic Poetry Reading Event sponsored by RE/MAX Advantage at 1393 Progress Way, Eldersburg, MD 21784.

Saturday, April 1, 2023

Time: The event time is 2-4 pm.

Donation: 35% to “Maryland Food Bank” and “Ellicott City Poetry & Prose / 65% to the artist

Silent Auction Overview: A minimum bid is listed on a bid sheet, displayed by each painting or archival giclee print. You simply add your bid to the bid sheet for the painting or print, add your name and contact information so we can reach you if you have to leave before 4pm.

Bid increases are no less than $10 or multiples of $10. The person with the highest bid will take home the piece for their bid amount. To simplify sales toward the end of the event, sales tax will not be added. Instead your bid will include sales tax and April Rimpo will subtract the sales tax and processing fees from the payment system from the bid before calculating the donation amount.

Come and enjoy the experience knowing you are helping out two great non-profit organizations.

About April M Rimpo

April M Rimpo is an award-winning artist living in Maryland. Her art has been included in over 80 National and International exhibitions gaining her Signature Status in seven watercolor societies, the International Society of Acrylic Painters, and the International Society of Experimental Art. Her art has been published in 4 books and one Special Edition Splash 21 Winners : The Best of Watercolor, presented by Watercolor Magazine.

Her work is in collections across the United States. She works in watercolor and fluid acrylic. One unique aspect of her watermedia paintings is that they are often framed without Plexiglas™ or gallery wrapped so you see the image around the sides of the painting. She is able to do this because she varnishes much of her artwork. This presentation makes your viewing experience more intimate. All materials used by April Rimpo are archival, allowing them to last for years to come. The varnish also provides UV protection and resistance to the environment. Using this display approach her work survived the 2018 flood in Ellicott City with no damage.

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