Local magician Artie Martello will perform his magic for families and children of all ages at 1pm at Skene Memorial Library on August 11. The program is free.
“For me, magic isn’t about big illusions, it’s about entertaining people, making them laugh.”
About: Art Martello Magician/Mentalist
Arthur Martello has been a member of the Society of American Magicians and the International Brotherhood of Magicians (Order of Merlin) for the past 40 years. Although his interest in magic began when he was around 8 years old, it was not until the mid 70’s that he decided to become more dedicated to the art. By that time, he was already employed as a Speech Pathologist, Teacher, and Administrator working at a school for the deaf, and Adjunct Senior Lecturer at three different colleges where he taught classes in Anatomy and Physiology, Phonetics, Auditory Training, Acoustics and Lip-reading. When he retired from those positions, he moved full time to his Catskill Mountain log cabin that he built in 1972. In 2000 he accepted a part time position as chairperson of the Committee on Special Education for the Margaretville Central School District. Although this position took up a good deal of his physical and mental time, he maintained an active interest in magic, and has performed locally for various groups and organizations. He now has fully retired and is able to devote more time to magic as well as his tri-weekly music podcast “Mostly Folk” (www.mostlyfolk.org).
For more information call Skene Memorial Library at 254-4581.