The Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum opens its doors to a unique exhibit, “Exquisite Miniatures” by Wes and Rachelle Siegrist. This collection of miniature paintings captures magnificent details of wildlife.
“We are thrilled to host this exhibit for several months at the Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum, as we are one of thirty-eight venues listed as part of the this traveling tour. Enchanting and fun is a few of many words that come to mind when you visit this exhibit”. – James Bellis, Jr., Board President. This is truly an exhibit for everyone. If you are looking for something to do with your family, a wildlife art enthusiast, or a teacher that is looking for a day trip for their students, add this to your list of things to do in Bergen County.
About the artists:
Wes & Rachelle Siegrist: Wes & Rachelle Siegrist capture the attention of viewers not with outstretched canvas but with miniature paintings so exquisitely rendered that they are often mistaken for photographs. Miniature art has been in existence for centuries and the current revival in its popularity has given rise to miniature art societies which in turn have given the Siegrist’s a platform for international recognition among peers and collectors. Their tiny treasures typically measure less than 9 square inches and appear even more detailed when viewed under magnification.
Consequently, Wes and Rachelle Siegrist enjoy a dimension of interactivity with viewers that few painters of standard easel-size paintings enjoy. A hallmark of their work is the ability to convey the feel of larger canvases or the essence of the natural world in miniature. It is no small wonder, therefore, that the Siegrist’s have been referred to as “World Ambassadors for Miniature Art”.