Carpenter, Painter Inspire Each Other

For her next album cover, Mary Chapin Carpenter has chosen a piece of work from an artist who paints while listening to Carpenter’s albums. Artist Donna Mintz left a complimentary painting for Carpenter at an art show near the singer’s home in Virginia. The gallery owner recognized Carpenter’s husband Timmy when he happened to walk inside. Carpenter loved the gift, researched Mintz’s work and found a painting that will soon grace the album Between Here and Gone, which will be released April 27.