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Re-opening of art gallery adds to community’s cultural life

Posted 3 May 2018 at 7:29 am

Editor:

It is said that culture enriches a community, by making it a more attractive and interesting place to live. Culture encompasses music, drama, literature, and art. All of these components add color and liveliness to the life of the community. They add depth and broaden horizons.

Our local communities host many musical events throughout the year, through the schools, churches and Miss Amy’s Studio B. Our local schools produce fabulous plays and musicals.  Literature is abundantly available in our outstanding local libraries and the programs they offer.

But what has been missing is a venue to display artwork, particularly the artwork of the many artists in our area. An art gallery is a place where local artists can show their work to the public, a place where people can come to discover and enjoy art, and where they might even be inspired to try making art themselves. Art can be uplifting, art can enrich, art can foster creativity and imagination, art can be fun, art can be contagious!

To add the “art part” of culture to the community, Kim Martillotta-Muscarella will be re-opening the Art Gallery at 227 N Main, Albion, with an exhibit of her recent paintings. The opening reception is Friday, May 4, from 6 to 9 p.m. There is a full program of exhibits scheduled for the summer and fall, opening to the community on the First Friday of every month.

Connie Mosher

Albion