Salingoy Art Group, Inc., with the Naga City government as patron and partner, stages Rimpos Art-Literature Exhibit, a collaboration between Salingoy female visual artists and writers in honor of the celebration of Mothers’ Day 2013. Rimpos (to nurture), came up as the name of the event as an appreciation and a tribute to the nurturing of Mother Earth and Mother Nature, of Ina, Nuestra Señora de Peñafrancia, and the human (and non-human) mothers all over the world. The art-lit exhibit opens at Naga Art Gallery, Jesse M. Robredo Coliseum on May 4, 2013 at 4 p.m.

A coffee table book, The Nurturing: Life Inspirations from Rimpos written by Eilyn L. Nidea, will also be presented. It contains short life sketches of the artists and writers, as well as the pictures of the paintings, and complete texts of the poems and essays showcased at the exhibit.

Artists involved are the following: Evelyn Calara, Avril Daja, Anne Daliva, Maricris F. Gomez, Micah DT. Hilotin, Lorna T. Margate, Grace Nieves, Ruth C. Perez, Sylene B. Sabino, and Lea N. Uvas.

Writers include Elbert O. Baeta, Catherine A. Dilao, Jerome M. Hipolito, Rosette V. Imperio, Jusan V. Misolas, Eilyn L. Nidea, Lourdes L. Nieva, Stephen Prestado, Rea P. Robles, Irmina V. Torres, and Pauline Mae Zenit.

Maria Magdamit of Albay is guest visual artist and sculptor, and also the curator of the exhibit.

This is for the benefit of Arteng Kaakian, a monthly free art workshop and feeding program for the street children of Naga City , in cooperation with Animo 64, Kabataang Barangay and Bikolanong Totoo.

Tickets for P25 each are available at the Naga Art Gallery, Naga City Hall, and ACTO Office.

Pre-viewing of paintings can be done from April 28-May 2, 2013, at the art gallery 2:00-5:00 in the afternoon. A painting can be reserved with a certain fee/amount.