Art in the A.M.
A Performance of Songs, Stories & Paintings
Art in the A.M. is a monthly show featuring visual artists, whose works have inspired readings by RBWG writers, and songs by musician Stuart Vining.
The works of art displayed on this page (scroll down) will serve as the writing prompts instead of a theme or a song, as we typically use at “Night of Songs and Stories.”
RSVP to Read
If you would like to read, email Maribeth at firstname.lastname@example.org (and tell her which painting you will be using as the inspiration for your 300 word poem, story, memoir excerpt etc.) We will take readers on a first-come first serve basis. As a reader, you will also need to RSVP to attend (see instructions).
At the event, after the writers have read their pieces the artist will briefly speak about his or her inspiration (we will have the paintings at the event) followed by a song of Stuart’s choosing—also inspired by the painting.
Think of the performance as a ‘three-act play’, with each act consisting of 2–3 writers reading work based on the artwork; the display of the artwork along with discussion of the work by the artist; and performance of a musical selection inspired by the artwork.
Click here to see a gallery of works that have been featured in past gatherings of Art in the A.M.
Painting is the most beautiful of all arts. In it all sensations are condensed, and contemplating it, everyone can create a story at the will of the imagination–Paul Gauguin
Next Art in the A.M.
10 a.m. Oct 3 (First Wed of the month)
The Glade Clubhouse
Glade Farm Road, Rehoboth Beach
Coffee and pastries will be served starting at 9:30
The show is free and open to the public (although we ask for a voluntary donation of $5.00 per person)
RSVP to Attend
We are continuing to use SignUp Genius. It is simple. Click on the link below. Click the WHITE box that says Sign Up. Click the BLUE box that says Submit and Sign Up. Enter your name, email address and number of people attending. Click the BLUE box that says Sign Up Now. You will immediately receive a confirmation in your email. Save this email. Should you need to cancel your reservation, you will click on the Edit link in your confirmation email and click on Delete once you are at your reservation on the website.
Click here to reserve your seat for Art in the A.M.
Sponsoring Art in the A.M.
Full Sponsorships are $250 and cover most of the guild’s out of pocket costs for these events (space rent, sound, music, food). This covers most of the costs for the musicians and our sound guy, so it’s enormously helpful and we are very appreciative. In return for the sponsorship we will put a blurb in our weekly email (sent to more than 580 people), on our website, on Facebook and on the program the day of the event naming the sponsors as well as what or who they are honoring with the sponsorship. Some have sponsored in honor and support of the Guild, as a way to celebrate a birthday or an anniversary, or promote a business. Others have sponsored as a way to promote a charity or organization that matters. Our only request is that religion and politics not be a part of these events.
At the reading, Maribeth will publicly thank the sponsor. Sponsors may place a brochure or flyer or single sheet of information at each place setting.
We still have the orange bucket at Art in the A.M. and ask that sponsors cover fee at the door for themselves and guests as usual. While we do everything we can to accommodate the sponsor and make them not only feel special but know how grateful we are, we don’t change the reading or the actual show beyond giving the sponsors who are Guild members the opportunity to read at that event and the opportunity to go either first or last in the line-up. Sponsors still need to RSVP for guests and if the event is full, we’ll move those guests to the top of the wait list, but can’t promise a seat, so it is best to let Maribeth know about your plan to sponsor as far in advance as possible.
Contact Maribeth at email@example.com to sponsor Art in the A.M.
Artwork For October 2018