Rimke’s Realistic Retrospective at the Art Spot

By Laurie Fife Harbert

The Market Street Art Spot welcomes all to an opening reception tonight (Friday, November 13) from 5-9 p.m. The exhibited work by Lynda Rimke is a must-see for fans of traditional landscapes. Entitled ‘Lynda Rimke: RetroSpective,’ the show features mostly plein air (painted outdoors on sight) watercolors, with a few drawings and oil paintings thrown in for good measure. The art featured in her retrospective was completed during the 10-year period of 2005 to 2015.

Two dozen framed works grace the front gallery walls, while smaller unframed, matted originals by Rimke are also available for perusal. The landscapes feature deserts, mountains, sea scenes, and traditional landscapes dotted with flowers, streams, trees, and architecture. True-to-life color choices and well-chosen framing lend an air of cohesion to the overall display. A few realistic black and white portraits complete the exhibit.

Rimke Old Corn Planterhttp://artsinstarkblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Rimke-Old-Corn-Planter-144x144.jpg 144w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" />Rimke, of Waynesburg, has been an artist for most of her life. She holds a BFA from Kent State University, where her direct painting methods were instilled by renowned northeast Ohio artist Joseph O’Sickey. Her traditional, painterly-yet-realistic style is well honed and she has fully mastered the challenges of plein air painting. Apparently talent runs in the family, as Lynda’s husband, Patrick Rimke, will be performing live music during the reception. The exhibit will be on view through December 5.

Art Spot Arthttp://artsinstarkblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Art-Spot-Art--144x144.jpg 144w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" />The Market Street Art Spot is a co-operative gallery space nestled in the heart of charming, historic downtown Minerva. Founded in February of 2011, the arts organization has earned a fine reputation for its eclectic exhibits and enthusiastic support by the community. In addition to monthly shows, the space features the work of the five resident artists and up to 25 display artists on a rotating basis. A great selection of 3-D works, jewelry, pottery and framed originals in a variety of price ranges are available. Located at 291 North Market Street, it is open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. and for special events. Appointments may be made to visit during other times by calling 330-868-7900 or emailing artspot@myfrontiermail.com.

LaurieHarbert_Headshothttp://artsinstarkblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LaurieHarbert_Headshot-144x144.jpg 144w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" />Laurie Fife Harbert is a writer, a Canton native, an ailurophile, a visual artist, a bibliophile, a mother of two, and an oenophile—not necessarily in that order.