"On behalf of the North Kingstown Chamber of Commerce, our sincere gratitude for conceptualizing a window display inspired by a photograph from Cindy Wilson Photography, who’s also a Chamber member, for building a team of artists to paint murals to display in the former Ryan’s Market in historic Wickford Village, and for taking the time to hang the display.
After the head of leasing for Ocean State Job Lot saw the window, he immediately called me to say that he was in awe of the professional talent who created such a beautiful window display of paintings. In addition, I heard several people walking around Wickford Village speak very highly of the gorgeous window during our ribbon cutting and tree lighting service last week.
I also want to thank you for being a great collaborator on this project as it was a collaboration of the NK Chamber of Commerce, Ocean State Job Lot, and the Wickford Art Association. The Chamber serves many roles in supporting businesses and organizations in the community. We’re proud to connect our members and to work together to achieve positive outcomes. In this case, it is in support of beautifying our community during the Holiday Season as many visitors come to the Wickford Village to shop, dine, and see the window displays. The result of these efforts is an increase in the number of people who visit the Village that therefore helps drive economic development.
Many thanks for your high level of professionalism and talent coupled with your beam of positivity throughout this collaboration."
Executive Director, North Kingstown Chamber of Commerce
Dec. 10, 2015
"When I entered the WAA gallery, I was immediately drawn to Robin’s painting. And when I found out "Lament" was her response to my poem I was tingling, glowing — I think I may have stood there emitting a slight electric charge! Her poem is THE visual interpretation of "Furious, Too". Oh, those morning glories!
It takes courage to write and then release a poem. For it to have been caught by Robin’s creative spirit and metamorphosed into the beauty that is her painting — that’s magic. That’s ekphrasis.
I had a monumental shift in consciousness after viewing the exhibit. I realized that for me, combining the visual with words on a page is a completion of the art — connecting the two halves-verbal and visual, two halves of the experience (especially if the poem is read aloud), forming a unified whole. (And the book allows all of us to revel in the beauty long after the paintings are taken down and the poems returned to the poets.) ...But I will tell you that the WAA Poetry and Art exhibit affirmed this slight shift in my creative path. I offer you and Kim and all the others who worked this exhibit my sincere congratulations."
Poetry and Art Exhibit- August, 2013
“Wonderfully surprised at this concept…literally had tears in my eyes over Dancing in the Dark….moving idea. Grateful the Poetry and Art book is for sale….my coffee table treasure.”
Thank you, Barbara / email@example.com
“Thankful for a lovely exhibit. The poems brought depth and meaning to the artists’ pieces.” Lisa
“Very impressive mixing poetry and art. Thank you!” Sylvia
“Love the Sunflower metal work. Poetry is a great accompaniment.” Linda
“Fabulous show; a wonderful idea. Enjoyed so much.” Linda
“So enjoyable.” Judy Bucklin
“The juxtaposition of two arts is lovely expression.” Mary Ferry
“How splendid! We hope this will become a tradition.” Mr. & Mrs. Bob MacDonald
“My good friend Helen - beautiful combination of art and imagination.” Joann Mead