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April M. Rimpo

Sometimes April Rimpo thinks that she doesn’t select her subject matter, it selects her. This might explain why you will see landscapes, urban scenes, or paintings of people doing everyday things. She has always loved learning about other cultures and places, so in her artwork she strives to show bits of life that grabbed her attention and made her feel she just had to tell the story.

April works in transparent media, including watercolor, fluid acrylic and fused glass. Her fused glass work is primarily sculptural exploring galaxies, flora, fauna, and non-objective abstracts. Watercolor and fluid acrylics allow April to be more interpretive than her earlier oil and pencil work.  She believes it is the fact that watercolor and fluid acrylic flow in unpredictable ways that inspire her.  These media absorb her into the work; allowing the piece to develop in directions not fully planned, but with more passion. This is part of the thrill of working in watermedia that she didn’t find in other media. By adding more of her emotional content than in the past April thinks those who see her art are more drawn to the story. In fact a visitor at one exhibit told April that she thought my artwork was very happy and that she felt drawn into it in a way that a photograph could not accomplish.

April feels a piece is complete when she thinks the mood she wants is achieved and the story shines through in the finished painting. Real success comes, however, when others tell her the story they see in the painting. Often their story is quite different than hers, but it doesn’t matter! She feels a tremendous sense of satisfaction for having been able to evoke a memory or an emotion in her viewer. What more could she ask for as an artist?

April has been involved in art to some degree her entire life. Her father and grandfather had both painted so her inclination to draw came naturally.  Toward the end of high school she took classes from a local artist which led to her first exhibit, where an art material manufacturer offered to purchase her painting to use in an ad for his materials.  Despite the positive feedback, April knew she was not ready and has continued to take countless art classes and workshops throughout her life.

In college April studied Electrical Engineering. she believes her engineering background taught her to see the world in a broad expansive way, through the eyes of others, and from different perspectives. Her artwork reflects that background.

During 2012 April started to enter national exhibitions and had paintings accepted into several, including the National Watercolor Society’s Exhibition; the Annual Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors; Illinois Watercolor Society (IWS), Pennsylvania Watercolor Society (PWS), Louisiana Watercolor Society, Missouri Watercolor Society, and the Watercolor Art Society of Houston (WAS-H).  April has been granted Signature Member Status in PWS, IWS, the Baltimore Watercolor Society, and Washington Water Color Association. Most recently she was accepted for the third time in the WAS-H 40th Annual International Exhibition, which will earn her Signature Status in that organization. April currently exhibits with Touchstone Gallery in Washington DC and New Masters Art Gallery in Rockville, MD. In 2012 and 2013 she had work in Agora Gallery in New York City. Her fused glass has been shown in a variety of exhibits and included in Celebration of the Arts for several years.

April has received a variety of awards including Excellence in Figurative, First Place, Second Place, and Honorable Mentions. Two of  her paintings were included in Northlight’s book, “AcrylicWork 3: Creative Textures” and one painting will be in the 2017 edition “AcrylicWork 4: Celebrating Color.”

See more of her artwork at www.AMRart.org.

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TUESDAY closed
WEDNESDAY 11am-6pm
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Come Visit us!! Much kindness, Robin Holliday

HorseSpirit Arts Gallery, Owner / Curator
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8090 Main Street, Ellicott City MD 21043
Gallery: 410-461-3505
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Newer Art at HorseSpirit Arts Gallery:
• Paintings: Brenda Kidera, Nancy Lee Davis, April Rimpo, Stephanie Boyer, Loreen Western, Molly Sims, Deborah Maklowski & Kay Sandler
• Sculptures: Dave Hardell & Bill Knapp
• FiFiber Art: Eileen Williams & Joyce Ritter
• Photography: Linda Schisler & Chuck Aaron
• Woodturning: Allen Alexopulos
• Fused Glass: Chris Guercio & Sarah Pick
• Jewelry: Nancy Ennis
• Ceramics: Bonnie Zuckerman

Come Visit us!! You will be welcomed with beverages, cupcakes and a hug (if you would like one). Much kindness, Robin Holliday

HorseSpirit Arts Gallery, Owner / Curator
Robin.Holliday@horsespiritartsgallery.com
HorseSpiritArtsGallery.com
8090 Main Street, Ellicott City MD 21043
Gallery: 410-461-3505
Open Daily 11AM - 6PM+ (Closed Tuesday) Open Friday & Saturday until 8:00 pm
Voted "Best Art Gallery" Howard County 2016

#ECStrong, #EllicottCity, #HoCo, #ArtGallery, #HoCoArts
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THIS SUNDAY! October 1st, 1-4PM, Opening Reception for Local Artists Chuck Aaron & Bonnie Zuckerman’s Art Show “Fall for Art” at HorseSpirit Arts Gallery.

Chuck Aaron photographs the beauty of nature, landscapes, and urban scenery, as well as turns wood. Bonnie Zuckerman creates stunning hand-painted ceramic art with unique designs.

Come enjoy their beautiful artwork in the company of friends, with festive beverages and non-nutritional food groups! Also enjoy the original creations of 45 other local artists! Abundant kindness, Robin Holliday

HorseSpirit Arts Gallery, Owner/Curator
8090 Main Street, Ellicott City, MD 21043
www.HorseSpiritArtsGallery.com
Robin.Holliday@HorseSpiritArtsGallery.com
410-461-3505
Open Wednesday-Monday, 11:00 am – 6:00pm, Weekend Open until 8:00 pm (Closed Tuesday)
Voted 'Best Art Gallery" in Howard County 2016
#ECStrong, #EllicottCity, #HoCo, #ArtGallery, #HoCoArts
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SNEAK PEAK!! Artwork for this Weekend’s Opening Reception – Sunday 1 Oct, 1-4PM at HorseSpirit Arts Gallery!

Dear Friends, attached are 24 photos of the original artwork from local Artists Chuck Aaron and Bonnie Zuckerman for their Art Show “Fall for Art”, October 1st-21st, 2017 at HorseSpirit Arts Gallery. Chuck Aaron photographs the beauty of nature, landscapes, and urban scenery, as well as turns wood. Bonnie Zuckerman creates stunning hand-painted ceramic art with unique designs.

Opening Reception: Sunday, October 1st, 1-4PM. Come enjoy their beautiful artwork in the company of friends, with festive beverages and non-nutritional food groups!

Please come join us for this wonderful art show, as well as see the original creations of 45 other local artists! Abundant kindness, Robin Holliday

HorseSpirit Arts Gallery, Owner/Curator
8090 Main Street, Ellicott City, MD 21043
www.HorseSpiritArtsGallery.com
Robin.Holliday@HorseSpiritArtsGallery.com
410-461-3505
Open Wednesday-Monday, 11:00 am – 6:00pm, Weekend Open until 8:00 pm (Closed Tuesday)
Voted 'Best Art Gallery" in Howard County 2016
#ECStrong, #EllicottCity, #HoCo, #ArtGallery, #HoCoArts
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Dear Friends, I am thrilled to present Local Artists Chuck Aaron and Bonnie Zuckerman’s Art Show “Fall for Art”, October 1st-21st, 2017 at HorseSpirit Arts Gallery. Chuck Aaron photographs the beauty of nature, landscapes, and urban scenery, as well as turns wood. Bonnie Zuckerman creates stunning hand-painted ceramic art with unique designs.

Opening Reception: Sunday, October 1st, 1-4PM. Come enjoy their beautiful artwork in the company of friends, with festive beverages and non-nutritional food groups!

About the Artists:
Chuck Aaron: His art allows him to create physical objects that express the beauty he perceives in the world around him. His photographs capture visual moments—a bird in flight, fall colors, a child’s joyful exuberance, a rusted street lamp. His woodturning engenders objects that emphasize the beauty of color and wood grain in a way that is both visual and tactile.

Bonnie Zuckerman: She creates highly detailed, one of a kind, hand-painted ceramics. She uses a wax resist technique to create a stained glass effect on her pieces. Each piece of art tells a whimsical story and incorporates imagery from her personal visual lexicon. Favorite subjects include birds and other animals, flowers, and fairy tale landscapes.
In closing: Please come join us for this wonderful art show, as well as see the original creations of 45 other local artists! Abundant kindness, Robin Holliday

HorseSpirit Arts Gallery, Owner/Curator
8090 Main Street, Ellicott City, MD 21043
www.HorseSpiritArtsGallery.com
Robin.Holliday@HorseSpiritArtsGallery.com
410-461-3505
Open Wednesday-Monday, 11:00 am – 6:00pm, Weekend Open until 8:00 pm (Closed Tuesday)
Voted 'Best Art Gallery" in Howard County 2016
#ECStrong, #EllicottCity, #HoCo, #ArtGallery, #HoCoArts
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