WEEkly Mini RoundUp: EMPIRE
WEEkly Mini RoundUp for December 1
Welcome to our latest WEEkly Round Up of news and reports from in and around the MiniWorld capturing mainstream and social media bits to local stories you may have missed.
Nix+Gerber EMPIRE Opens at ClampArt Gallery
A History of Miniatures: A Talk with D. Thomas
Join us for an afternoon at the Hudson River Museum on Saturday, December 9th from 3:00-4:30pm - - we'll be giving a talk on the History of Miniatures and the fixation some of us (who me???) have with these tiny treasures. We'll then move on to a private tour of Nybelwyck Hall, the extraordinary dollhouse on permanent view at the museum. Free with general admission. Plan your visit and purchase tickets online here. Visit hrm.org for more information.
Miniaturist Spotlight: James Opher
Miniaturist James Opher "breathes new life" into heirloom dollhouses using reclaimed materials and a little DIY magic. See his work on display at Historic Kenmore in Fredericksburg, Virginia as part of its annual “A Wee Christmas at Kenmore,” dollhouse and miniatures show. Head here for the full story about Mr. Opher. For details and tickets to the show, go to Kenmore.org.
NEW! Ben Thomas Portraits
We have several new hand-framed miniature reproduction paintings available for sale by Ben Thomas including portraits and seascapes. Check out our Facebook Shop or contact us directly (we love phone calls!) with purchase inquiries. (Above: “Jules Peyron" By Paul Cezzanne)
Graffiti Art Surprises SquintBox Subscribers!
This hand-painted supercool (signed and numbered!) graffiti art wall hanging by Devin Smith from Awesome, Thanks surprised SquintBox subscribers when the latest assortment arrived in the mail. Mr. Smith is well known for his miniature t-shirt press featured in this viral video. Click here to see if there is surplus and link below to subscribe.
> The iconic Henry Kupkack has a new website. Check it out.
> Peruvian artist Martha I. Ochoa attempts a Guinness World Record by creating over 5000 miniature paintings. (oy!)
> Buzzfeed takes a try at cooking miniature foods (hilarious, but best to leave this to the professionals).
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ABOUT D. THOMAS MINIATURES
D. Thomas Miniatures is a retail and gallery destination featuring top quality collectibles including 1/12th scale structure, furniture and accessories. The concept, designed to appeal to collectors, crafters and enthusiasts 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 gallery space showcases work in miniature by well-known artists from all over the world.