Dennos Museum Center Opens The World of Nature in Miniature. Exquisite Miniatures by Wes and Rachelle Seigrist

The Dennos Museum Center presents The World of Nature in Miniature: Exquisite Miniatures by Wes and Rachelle Seigrist on view November 5 – December 31, 2011.

Wes and Rachelle Siegrist are a husband and wife team who capture the attention of viewers not with outstretched canvas but with miniature paintings so exquisitely crafted that they are often mistaken for tiny photographs. Miniature art has been in existence for centuries and the current revival in its popularity has given rise to miniature art societies which in turn have given the Siegrists a platform for international recognition among peers and collectors. Their tiny treasures typically measure less than 9 square inches and appear even more detailed when viewed under magnification. Consequently, Wes and Rachelle Siegrist enjoy a dimension of interactivity with viewers that few painters of standard easel-size paintings enjoy. A hallmark of their work is the ability to convey the feel of larger canvasses or the essence of the natural world in miniature, small wonder, therefore, that the Siegrists have been referred to as “World Ambassadors for Miniature Art.”

Wes and Rachelle Siegrist are members of the Miniature Artists of America, the Miniature Art Society of Florida, the Miniature Painters, Sculptors & Gravers Society of Washington, D.C., the Cider Painters of America, and the Hilliard Society of England.

Dennos Museum Center 1701 E. Front St., Traverse City, MI 49686 231.995.1055 www.dennosmuseum.org

Image: Wes and Rachelle Siegrist, Dennos Museum Center

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