A Great BIG Thank you to all who came out for the Open House celebration held in the shop/gallery at D. Thomas Fine Miniatures on Sunday March 6th. It was a lovely afternoon which highlighted the latest exhibition featuring the incredible work of IGMA Artisan Member Michael Yurkovic of Atomic Miniature.
Mr. Yurkovic was in the gallery to greet guests and to talk about his work. Here, he describes how he is able to replicate the design and construction of a full size counterpart in miniature.
IGMA Member and Artistic Liaison Dr. David Sachar and his lovely wife/miniaturist Joanna were on hand to meet Mr. Yurkovic.
Michael talks about the incredible technique behind making his inch scaled Eames inspired rocker.
Green Living Educator Olivia Lovejoy, CUNY Professor and Author Nichole Cooley and Artist/Educator May Burnett from Custom Fairy Wings share a passion and love for all things small!
Barbara Jacobowitz of Manhattan Dollhouse Inc. joins Donald Morcone who did an amazing job catering the event!
The Zen Artistry of Michael Yurkovic
Through May 1 2016 in the Gallery at
D. Thomas Fine Miniatures
ABOUT THE EVENT
Renowned for scale furniture, accessories and vignettes capturing the fusion of the Atomic Age with Mid-Century Modern design, artisan Michael Yurkovic’s work draws upon his study of industrial design and inspiration from the MCM movement. He uses ne materials including hardwoods, molded plywood and vinyl and builds using processes consistent with the atomic age period such as crafting in metals, wires and thermoformable plastics.
Yurkovic’s home/workshop contains life-sized MCM furnishings re ecting his personal lifestyle and serves as daily inspiration. is meditative space helps to create a work/life balance; he intuitively knows when a piece is complete based on personal satisfaction and he rarely revisits or tweaks a piece. is Zen-like approach to work embodies his focus on simplicity and intuition rather than xating on a goal or conventional thinking.
This special exhibit includes signature pieces from Yurkovic’s portfolio inviting the viewer to experience his personal interpretations of classic MCM style which also includes influences of street art, graffiti and interpretive theatre, prominent in his everyday life.
ABOUT D. THOMAS FINE MINIATURES
D. Thomas Fine Miniatures is an online and in-store retail destination featuring artisan dollhouses and top quality collectibles including 1/12th scale furniture and accessories. The shop also offers workshops and classes taught by master artisans.
The concept, designed to appeal to collectors, crafters and enthusiasts at all skill levels and abilities, was created, in part, to raise awareness of miniatures as a decorative art form and to introduce the discipline not only to a new generation but to those who may just be discovering it!
The shop also features a gallery space showcasing works in miniature by well-known artists from all over the world.
D. Thomas Fine Miniatures is located at 579 Warburton Avenue in the village of Hastings-on-Hudson NY. Gallery and shop hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Sunday from Noon to 5:00 pm. Evening hours are available by appointment.
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