June 17, 2011 5:05:00 PM
The Miniature Artists of America''s traveling exhibition of miniature art will be on display at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library July 1 through Aug. 31.
The self-contained four-panel exhibition contains 35 works of art representing an international group of artists who specialize in creating these diminutive gems of the Fine Art world. Miniature art has been in existence for centuries and today there are societies dedicated both to the genre''s preservation and promotion.
The juried exhibit has crossed the continent several times, bringing the story of contemporary American miniaturism to art museums and galleries in over 60 cities.
"Viewing miniature art is an up close and intimate process, and the Miniature Artists of America and the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library invite you to come experience firsthand the charm and delight of examining these gems of the art world in person," expressed library archivist Mona Vance.
The Miniature Artists of America (MAA) was founded in 1985 as an honor society to recognize outstanding practitioners of miniature art in America. To further enhance public understanding of the beauty and refinement of art "in little", the MAA Traveling Exhibit was inaugurated in 1989.
The exhibit has journeyed to the city of Clearwater to join its "Pavilion in the Sun" at the Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan; to the International Gallery of the S. Dillon Ripley Center at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. as part of the Third World Exhibition of Miniature Art; and to the Second World Exhibition of Miniature Art in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia in 2000.
For more information about the exhibit while at the library, contact Vance at 662-329-5304 or at [email protected]