- Jul 22 2021
- 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Exquisite Miniatures exhibit
Displayed through December 12, 2021
You’ll need a magnifying glass for this art exhibit!
You will be amazed at the enormous impact of the Exquisite Miniatures exhibit now showing at the Elliott Museum. Fifty exquisite miniature paintings by artists Wes and Rachelle Siegrist feature subjects ranging from still lifes to landscapes to artist self-portraits. This remarkable traveling exhibition has appeared in 42 venues nationwide and celebrates the couple’s unprecedented mastery of art on a diminutive scale.
You’ll need a magnifying glass (supplied by the museum) to appreciate the incredible detail captured in each of the paintings, which can be as small as 1¼ inches in diameter. The paintings typically measure less than nine square inches, and art enthusiasts can’t resist being drawn in for a closer look.
The artists first became interested in miniature art in 1997 when they received a prospectus for a miniature art show.
Regarding the physical complications of doing this type of artwork, Wes said, “We are faced with the challenges of holding our hand still enough to make strokes tiny enough and at times, even struggle with trying to see an area we’re attempting to paint.”
To learn more about this Exquisite Miniatures exhibit, watch this video on YouTube.