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Marti’s gallery opens for sixth season

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 2 May 2014 at 12:00 am

Albion site will have new monthly exhibits through December

Photos by Tom Rivers

ALBION – Marti’s on Main, a fine arts gallery in Albion, kicked off its sixth season tonight.

The gallery will have new exhibits each month through December. Marti’s owner Kim Martillotta Muscarella  highlighted local youth artists for the season-opening show.

The top photo shows work by Albion High School senior Nathanael Sugar. Willow Groth, 7, also has several pieces of artwork on display. Her mother, Laura Genagon Groth, works as an artist.

“You got to catch them while they are young and nurture that love for art,” Muscarella said at the gallery, located at 227 North Main St. “It gets snuffed out by the world, which is a shame.”

Muscarella also has works from six of her grandchildren, including these creations by Maleah Knight, 9. She made these about two years ago.

Maleah also made this artwork, which was based on the famous Starry Night painting by Vincent van Gogh.

To see the line-up of exhibits for the year, click here to see Marti’s Facebook page.