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Exquisite Miniatures/’Shrooms and Such Reception

Posted on Aug 3, 2014

Please be sure to join us for a reception on Friday, August 8, 2014 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM to present “Exquisite Miniatures” and also meet photographer Randy Piersons and see his exhibit “‘Shrooms and Such“.

Exquisite Miniatures is an extraordinary exhibition of fine art unlike anything seen before in our area. Wes and Rachelle Siegrist are an American husband and wife team who mesmerize viewers with miniature paintings so exquisitely crafted that they are often mistaken for tiny photographs. Their tiny treasures, as collectors often refer to them, typically measure less than nine square inches and appear even more detailed when viewed under magnification! A hallmark of their work is their ability to convey the feeling of a larger canvas or the essence of the natural world in miniature. Grab a hand lens and see for yourself!

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Notice the penny in the upper right corner!

Randy Piersons grew up in Jamestown, New York, but for more than 40 years has lived in Sweden. The Swedish cultural perspective he has adopted includes a deep appreciation for the natural world, including mushrooms.  Like many Swedes he loves to hunt for, collect, and eat all sorts of wild edible mushrooms. The 45 photographs in this exhibit express this love of mushrooms and the places they inhabit. We invite you to come and experience the boreal forests of Sweden and their beautiful fungi through Randy’s evocative images now through August.


Please visit this page to see more upcoming events and we hope to see you at RTPI soon!

Scott Kruitbosch
Conservation & Outreach Coordinator