Sat, Nov 13 | The Clubhouse (BCAG)

PORTRAITS OF LIFE: Once Upon A Story. Opening Reception

Meet artists April M Rimpo and Elaine Weiner-Reed and learn about this unique ekphrastic exhibit!
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PORTRAITS OF LIFE: Once Upon A Story. Opening Reception

Time & Location

Nov 13, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
The Clubhouse (BCAG), 10 St Timothys Ln, Catonsville, MD 21228, USA

About the Event

April M Rimpo and Elaine Weiner-Reed are pleased to present their exhibition PORTRAITS OF LIFE: Once Upon a Story. This is an Ekphrastic exhibit where the images of Rimpo and Weiner-Reed’s visual art inspires written word, poetic, and musical interpretations of their paintings. Special events are scheduled throughout the ongoing exhibit for written word readings and musical presentations.

Both artists are storytellers, so they invite others to imagine and retell the stories told in their paintings. Traditionally, the term Ekphrasis is limited to interpreting visual art through the written word. This exhibit expands this meaning to include musical interpretation, as well. The musical collaborations include lyrics and music of any genre. In addition to popular music, a pair of classical musicians have created and recorded performances to be included in the Closing Reception. In their original compositions, they used a combination of electronics, violins, and a traditional instrument called the Viol, that predates the violin.

The community is invited to write and share their own interpretations. Join us and enjoy the artwork and creative collaborations. A virtual gallery will also be available during the exhibit at the link below.

Four exhibit events.  Register to attend these free events at the link below.

  • Saturday, 13 November, 3-5:00 pm: Opening Art Reception: Weiner-Reed and Rimpo will speak about their backgrounds and motivations and respond to questions. Animated gallery talks will lead guests through the exhibit, engaging with them to find out what memories or ideas Elaine and April's work evokes.
  • Sunday, 21 November, 3-5:00 pm: Art Meets Word: An Ekphrastic Poetry event where a number of spoken word artists will share writings inspired by paintings in the exhibition.
  • Friday, 10 December, 6-8:00 pm: Art Meets Music: Music Collaboration with singer/songwriter Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon and his students who will present works from their Music Writing class inspired by works in the exhibition.
  • Friday,17 December, 6-8:00 pm: Bringing It All Together: A Closing Art Reception incorporating original music and poetry with a sampling of art-inspired poems by local writers and original music recordings by members of ROGUE COLLECTIVE.  Country-blues recordings by Elaine's friend, Gerald “Jerry” R. Ingley, who in 2019 created two original songs with lyrics inspired by Elaine's and April's artwork.

This exhibit is made possible in part by the Baltimore County Arts Guild and the Citizens of Baltimore County

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