April 18, 2019
Miniature Art Society of Florida (MASF) to present 44th Annual
International Miniature Art Show at Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art
Popular exhibition set to draw large crowds of international art collectors and art enthusiasts
Tarpon Springs, Fla., January 14, 2019 —Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art (LRMA), St. Petersburg College, Tarpon Springs, will host the Miniature Art Society of Florida’s (MASF) 44th Annual International Miniature Art Exhibition from Sunday, January 20th through Sunday, February 10th.
The 44th Annual International Miniature Art Show features over 800 pieces of miniature artwork by artists from 30 states and 7 different countries. Throughout the exhibition visitors will have the opportunity to talk to and observe artists while they demonstrate their techniques. Magnifying glasses will be available so that guests may view the exquisite details of each work of art. Of the exhibition, LRMA Curator Christine Renc-Carter states, “Art lovers and collectors look forward to this special exhibition every year. With over 600 works of art to see and to have the chance to meet artists, who come from all over the world, this popular event has something for everyone.”
Since 1976 MASF has supported young students with artistic talent by providing annual scholarships to high school seniors pursuing studies in Fine Arts. With its deep commitment to students and art education, LRMA is an ideal venue for some of these MASF students to showcase their own works of miniature art.
To complement the 44th Annual International Miniature Art Show LRMA will display Rocky Bridges: Small but Mighty. This exhibition will showcase small-scale, mixed-media words and wearable art pins from the museum’s collection by Tarpon Springs artist Rocky Bridges.
Special exhibitions on view at LRMA on January 20th include Weird Science: Technology and Art, Rocky Bridges: Small but Mighty; Rattner and Surrealism; Elemental: Fine Crafts from the Collection and Made in Florida: The Art of Giving.
About the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art
Opened to the public in 2002, LRMA is a modern and contemporary art museum with a collection of more than 6,000 works of 20th and 21st century art. The nucleus of the museum’s permanent collection includes works by Abraham Rattner, a renowned figurative expressionist; Esther Gentle, Rattner’s second wife and a printmaker, sculptor and painter; and Allen Leepa, Rattner’s step-son and an abstract expressionist artist; and an extensive collection of works by notable 20th century artists such as Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Fernand Léger and Henry Moore. The museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, a distinction held by only 6 percent of all U.S. museums.
LRMA is located just west of U.S. Highway 19 at 600 E. Klosterman Road, on the Tarpon Springs Campus of St. Petersburg College.
Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. on Sunday.
Closed on Mondays and major holidays.
$7 for adults, $6 for seniors and free to children, students and active military with ID. On Sundays, docent tours are offered at 2 p.m. (included with admission fee).
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For more information, contact Beth Chernes or visit leeparattner.org.