Marti’s on Main art gallery returns to Albion
Photos by Tom Rivers
ALBION – Marti’s on Main, a fine arts gallery in Albion, kicked off a new season of art shows on Friday. The gallery is run by Kim Martillotta Muscarella, who is pictured with a painting she did of herons.
She took a season off last year, but is back for an eighth year of showcasing artists from the gallery at her home, 229 North Main St. Muscarella coordinated art shows at Marti’s on Main from 2009 to 2015. In 2016, the art shows shifted to the Cobblestone Museum. Muscarella wanted to bring the art back to Main Street in Albion.
“I couldn’t live without it,” she said on Friday evening. “It’s giving together with my pals.”
Muscarella will feature different artists each month through November. There is a “First Friday” opening each month.
Local artists Connie Mosher of Albion and Tom Zangerle of Medina attended the season-opening art exhibit at Marti’s. Mosher will be featured in a show in August and Zangerle’s work will be highlighted in November.
This month’s show features work by Muscarella and Tony Barry, a retired Holley art teacher. Barry did this painting of “Robb’s Farm.” Other Barry paintings include local scenes and spots in Europe.
Muscarella is shown in front of her home, where half of the house is used for the gallery. Muscarella has created several mosaic columns in front and in back of her house.
The gallery hosts reception the first Friday each month from 6-9 p.m. and will be open on weekends in the summer. Muscarella said people are welcome to stop by at other times when she is home.
Muscarella likes making unconventional art, including the mosaic columns.