The proverb ‘good things come in small packages’ is proven true at the current “Small Works” exhibit in Centreville, Maryland. Seventy miniature works of art in a number of mediums are on display in the Centre for the Arts auditorium. The exhibition includes artists from both coasts and beyond, but the majority are well-known regional favorites.
Event Chair Margo Tilghman took her cue in developing the event from a similar one that takes place in Monterey, California, “I thought it was such a clever idea and it would have broad appeal. So many people that go to auctions and other art related fundraisers complain of their walls being too full to make a purchase, even for charity. These small works take up little space and everyone has room for a stunning piece of original artwork that is no larger than seven by nine inches.” Though the artwork is small the range in styles and subject matter make the showing somewhat larger than life. From jewelry to sculpture, watercolor to oils, and photography to textiles, there are miniature treasures lining the Centre and ready to be placed in the perfect nook of the winning ticket holder’s home or office.
Art patrons interested in participating do so by purchasing raffle tickets which they then place in a numbered box that corresponds with the artist and artwork information. Winning bids will be drawn, as in a raffle on the final night of the exhibit, February 13. Over seventy works of art in a variety of mediums will be on display through February 13. The final event is a gala evening at the Centre will start at 6 p.m. and includes Tapas, a cash bar and special guest Congressman Frank Kratovil. Tickets are $25 per person and sold in advance only. The event is being sponsored by Lea Brooks and Palate Pleasers of Annapolis.
Advance tickets are available at the Centre for the Arts at 206 S. Commerce Street, Centreville, MD, or by phone, 410.758.2520. View the exhibition during regular business hours, Tuesday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm and Saturday 10 am to 2 pm, or by appointment. The QAC Arts Council is a non-profit organization committed to promoting, expanding and sustaining the arts. We are supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council. Visit us on the web: www.arts4u.info