'Magnificent Miniatures' are small wonders at Dunedin Fine Art Center

For weekend 1/12/12

Image from the Dunedin Fine Art Center

For weekend 1/12/12

Considering an art exhibition with almost 1,000 works is daunting — that's way more than most museums show in their galleries. But when the name is "Magnificent Miniatures," the size of the works makes sense of the size of the exhibition, which opens Sunday at the Dunedin Fine Art Center, 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin. They're all part of the Miniature Art Society of Florida's annual competition featuring 800 miniatures from several hundred artists in 35 states and nine nations. Plus its permanent collection of more than 100 works. The majority of them are paintings, but you'll also see scrimshaw, drawings and mixed media. Shown is The Nutmeg Lantern, the Best of Show winner by Lynn Ponto-Peterson. Beginning Monday and through closing day on Feb. 5, artists will be on hand to discuss their work and to demonstrate how they create it. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $7 adults, $5 seniors and $4 youths 6 to 18. (727) 298-3322 or dfac.org.

Lennie Bennett, Times art critic

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