The Big Little Show: Art In Miniature Opening

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The Irma Freeman Center for Imagination says
Opening Reception Invitation.
Music by Spike and friends
Family Activity: Miniature Books with Etta Cetera

There is a kind of enthusiast; one who strives to create their own little universe. Whether it be fascinating handcrafted glass insects, fscience fiction models hanging in the air, or secret tiny salad bowls on top of a fire hydrants, these artists all agree to make things small. Perhaps these Miniaturists are a little cultish, and most likely even obsessed with keeping house in a make-believe tiny home, but what better way to manifest ones aspirations, hopes and dreams than through nurturing the imagination in the art of minituria? In this exhibition and series of events, we will explore the infinitely vast and curious of the very small. Like the sculptural portraits made on the head of a pin in the 14th century, these artists have found the tiniest bits of happiness and perfection in expressions of art and craft in miniature. Perhaps it is to make this big world small again: un mundus parvus iterum.

An Exhibition curated by Sheila D. Ali with local and international exhibiting Artists in all media: Abira Ali, Alberto Almarza, Bill Shannon, Dougie Duerring, Eliza Henderson, Etta Cetera, Katy Dement, Laverne Kemp, Lisa Demagall, Nino Balistrieri (ACBIII), Michael “Fig” Magniafico, Merrily Mossman McAllister, Ryder Henry, Sandra Streiff, Sheila Ali & Waylon Richmond.

For the BigLittle Show we also educational programing, in collaboration with the Wisdom ArtsLab and Carnegie Museum of Art. Look for more dates on our website.

This exhibition is open for rentals, birthday parties with mini activities and field trips. Call or email for a guided tour and Make & Take Workshop at reasonable rates. Also see related family workshops at CMOA and IFCI summer camps and receptions. for more info write sheiladali(at) irmafreeman.org

Gallery hours Saturdays 2 - 5 pm or by request.
This exhibition runs April 3 - through 20th.
We love groups. Come on over!
For more inför call the gallery 412-924-0634.

Photography Credit: Dougie Dueling
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By: The Irma Freeman Center for Imagination

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