Marti’s opens for another season of art in Albion

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 8 May 2019 at 12:44 pm

Photos by Tom Rivers

ALBION – Marti’s on Main kicked off a new season of art shows on Friday, with Shirley Nigro the featured artist this month.

Nigro of Albion owns the Fired Up – Ready to Paint Ceramics business in Batavia. She makes ceramics in a style known as bisque wear. She also makes dolls, necklaces and other multi-medium artwork. She is known for her faces and has been featured in books and magazines.

Her goal with her artwork is to encourage people “to open their minds that anything is possible.”

“I Got You Babe” is dedicated to women suffering breast cancer – and their caregivers.

Nigro creates faces on vases, rocks, anything solid really. Her work amazes her friends and other local artists who joined her Friday at Marti’s for a reception.

“I’ve never met somebody who has such a continual flow of unique and original ideas,” said Connie Mosher, an artist from Gaines. “I don’t know how one person can come up with all of these characters.”

Nigro also makes the clothes, hair and bodies for the characters and gives them a three-dimensional look.

This piece is titled, “Diamonds are a girls best friend.”

Nigro is pictured with some of her artwork at Marti’s, which is celebrating its ninth season in Albion.

The gallery is located at 229 South Main St., and is owned by Kim Martilotta Muscarella. The gallery is open Fridays and Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m.

The lineup of art shows this year includes:

• June – Chris Manaseri

• July – Mickey Campbell

• August – Jeremiah Curtis Knight, Rebekah Knight Papke, Adana Knight Zambito, Lily Zambito, Maleah Knight, McKinley Knight and Kitty Papke

• September – Pat Greene

• October – MCC Professors Group “For Drawings Sake” with Peter Monacelli, Jason Smith, Kathy Ferrell, Jason Flack, Jim Downer and Dave Werberig

• November – Brockport Artist Guild with Becky Maynard, Priya Banergee, Nancy Radzik, Roseanne Mascari, Jennifer Wells Dickerson, Gretchen Lee Carletta, Pamela Bradley, Leonard Ippolito, Bonnie Gloris, Leslie Kofron and Richard Hart

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