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Miniature houses on display at TCAC

  • ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS The Tamaqua Community Art Center is hosting miniature houses and doll houses by Len Usalis. Usalis states he has a passion for building and collecting miniature hobby items. Usalis, who began designing and handcrafting…
    ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS The Tamaqua Community Art Center is hosting miniature houses and doll houses by Len Usalis. Usalis states he has a passion for building and collecting miniature hobby items. Usalis, who began designing and handcrafting Victorian Doll houses back 1996, noted that Doll houses are not just for young girls and women. He added also that enjoys building log cabins and other house variations. Paying close attention to detail is part of the artists creativity in building the homes as he uses molded tongue and groove pine clapboard siding, fancy silk screened windows along with hardwood floors and working front doors. The collection will be on display at the center, 125 Pine Street, for about two weeks. Usalis, of Tamaqua, utilizes old miniature items to add to his doll houses.
Published May 30. 2013 05:01PM

The Tamaqua Community Art Center, 125 Pine St., Tamaqua, is hosting an exhibit of miniature houses and doll houses by Len Usalis.

Usalis says he has a passion for building and collecting miniature hobby items. He began designing and handcrafting Victorian doll houses in 1996, and noted that doll houses are not just for young girls and women. He says he also enjoys building log cabins and other house variations.

Paying close attention to detail is part of the artist's creativity in building the homes, as he uses molded tongue and groove pine clapboard siding and fancy silk screened windows, along with hardwood floors and working front doors.

Usalis, who lives in Tamaqua, utilizes old miniature items to add to his doll houses.

The collection will be on display at the center for about two weeks.

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