The Poet and the Painters Exhibition
A Collaborative Process between Georgia oil painters Vincent Rinehart and Karl Gustav Kroeppler (Marietta, GA/ Woodstock, GA) and Poet Laureate Dana Gioia
The Poet and The Painters comprises as a series of 18 expressive oil paintings by Rinehart and Kroeppler, Atlanta area artists, created to convey the visualized feel and mood of poems written by Dana Gioia, an internationally known award-winning poet laureate and critic. Dana was also former Chairman of the National Endowment of the Arts. As we wander through the poems by Dana, we seek to express our emotions by creating a story, as we see it, moving onto canvas. The use of lines, moody colors, emotional scenes, shapes, and images, as well as flowing colors, allow the paintings to obtain a life of their own, extending beyond our work, wherein the viewer sees their own interpretation of the poems and paintings. This will be a true Multi-Media Exhibition, and will include: 18 original oil paintings mounted in exhibit format. Dana Gioia poems on board next each painting QR codes next to each painting. Hearing earplugs will be handed to each guest to allow guest to hear Dana recite each poem he wrote. Sculptures and reliefs of four of the paintings by Barabara Rinehart. Background music by Helen Sung, American Jazz pianist/singer. Helen wrote/performed music to several of Dana Gioia’s poems!