"Down East Magazine" A Well Known and Respected Publication Which Features The Cultural, Business and Community Activities of Maine – Features Robert Off's Creation.


“Down East Magazine” is a very well known and respected publication which features the cultural, business and community activities of Maine –  Down East Magazine” The article features a profile of Robert Off who will be delivering a lecture at the Castine Historical Society on June 15th, 2015.

The article profiled Robert Off ‘s latest roombox “Borrowed Studio” which is based on the temporary studio which the well known maritime artist, Henry Fitz Hugh Lane, had in his friends home in Castine, Maine in 1850. The lecture is entitled “Miniature Art Meets Fitz Hugh Lane & Castine”. The lecture will explain the history of miniatures as an art form and talk briefly about the career of Lane and his Castine activities in 1850.

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All Stars

  • Ruth McChesney

    Ruth created and oversaw the creation of numerous museum quality miniature rooms and was a very talented artisan herself,  specializing in needlework. She lived in Pittsburgh and worked closely with Dick Smith an interior designer and miniature painter. Her rooms are in the permanent collections several museums including the Carnegie Museum of Art , Winterthur, the Westmorland Art Museum, The American Museum in Britain and many others.

    • Kaye Browning

      Kaye is an avid collector of miniatures, and currently serves as the Miniature Curator at the Kentucky Gateway Museum Center located in Maysville,  Kentucky, which is  just outside of Cincinnati, Ohio. The museum collection contains evidence of her many years of astute collecting and collaboration with many of the best artisans in the world. The museum collection includes miniature e rooms and furniture from the finest artisans in the  world including Kevin Mulvany, Susie Rogers, the Kupjack Studios and William Robertson, who also designed the installation.

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