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“We received over 300 miniature works of art this year that were created by 93 artists from 21 states,” explained Exhibit Coordinator Anne Finucane. “We advertise nationally, and always receive entries from artists all over the country.” The Council for the Arts’ “Miniature Art 2015” Exhibition, sponsored by Ludwig’s Jewelers, will open Nov. 6 — in conjunction with the Downtown Business Council’s “Holiday Open House” — with a reception from 5-8 pm. Over 200 original works of art will be displayed: oil, watercolor and acrylic paintings; drawings; and hand-pulled prints and sculpture, many by nationally known artists. Works will be on display in the Council for the Arts gallery at Capitol Theatre Center, 159 S. Main St.

Judge and juror for this year’s show was Brian Young of Baltimore, Maryland.

Since 2011, Young has served as the curator, University of Maryland University College in Adelphi, Maryland. Having earned his bachelor of arts degree in the history of art from the University of Michigan and his master’s degree from Ohio State University, Young has also served as the curator at the Academy Art Museum in Easton, Maryland; Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan; and the Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, Arkansas. He is  an adjunct assistant professor for art history, UMUC in Adelphi, and his teaching experience also includes Ohio Dominican University in Columbus, Ohio and Salisbury University in Salisbury, Maryland. He recently served on the Advisory Board for Maryland Art Place, and is a contributing writer for Bmoreart.com.

Miniature Art 2015 will be on display at the Council from November 6 through January 8, 2016, with gallery hours Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m. -2 p.m., and by appointment. Holiday season visitors should call to check open hours: 717-264-6883.

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