Cape Gazette

Rehoboth Art League opens 'Spirit of the Miniatures'

Oct 10, 2013
Photo by: Steven Billups

The Rehoboth Art League held the opening reception for its exhibition, The Spirit of the Miniature, Oct. 4 in Henlopen Acres. Approximately 120 artists from throughout the nation submitted works for the exhibit.

Art was required to not exceed 25 square inches. This unique art form traces its roots back to the book paintings and illuminated manuscripts set in the 7th century. The work of the fine art in miniature is a particularly personal object that draws the viewer in close to see the detail of the artist’s technique.

The judge for the show was Narissa Steel, president of Miniature Painters, Sculptures and Gravers Society in Washington D.C. Shown at the opening is Steel, left, and exhibit facilitator Connie Boland.


A new exhibit in the little gallery at the art league features an exhibit titled Pairings. Art league members pair works from the art league's permanent collection with contemporary works. Shown is artist Michael Krausz with his piece titled Beyond Words #9. It is paired with Ann Schuler’s “The Cat.” Both artists use contrast of light and dark and displaced rectangles to lead the eye into the contemplative space they have made. Both use subdued color. (Photo by: Steven Billups)
Cape Region artist Gerilyn Gaskill shows her entries in the exhibit, “Gallery Vase,” left, and “Floral Arrangement.” (Photo by: Steven Billups)
Rehoboth Art League member Anne Hanna uses a provided magnifying glass to see the detail of the image. (Photo by: Steven Billups)
Enjoying the unique show are (l-r) Mowry Spencer, Brenda Kriegel, Cathy Sieber and John Newton. (Photo by: Steven Billups)
New art league member Jessica Leslie shows her first entry into an art league exhibit titled “Three Lemons.” (Photo by: Steven Billups)
Best in Show went to Glenn Leung from Pennsylvania for his intricate image titled “Chinatown, Philadelphia.” (Photo by: Steven Billups)
Kit McNeilly shows her first attempt at a miniature. This portrait is titled “Jacqueline Ann.”
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