FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 13, 2023 – Gloucester, MA – BankGloucester is hosting a public viewing for local artist Allie Nicastro beginning February 13th through April 17th in BankGloucester’s lobby at 160 Main Street in Gloucester. This public showing is a great opportunity to personally view and enjoy some Ms. Nicastro’s original pieces.
A show opening will be held on Saturday, February 25 from 10 AM – 12 PM giving the community the opportunity to meet the artist, ask questions, and enjoy some light refreshments while taking in the amazing work Allie has created.
Allie Nicastro is a budding new artist from Gloucester, Massachusetts. Currently a senior at Gloucester High School, she is currently working to complete a 5′ x 12′ wall mural for the school before she graduates this year. She plans to attend Massachusetts College of Art in the fall. Allie works as a teller at BankGloucester, and with the Gloucester Education Foundation as a Student Advisor. She is an active member of the City Wide Art Festival Committee, and has been inducted into both the National Honor Society and the National Art Honor Society.
Throughout her life, Allie has demonstrated a passion for the arts. Her work often manifests from her own life experiences growing up in Gloucester, often incorporating local beaches and familiar landmarks. Other pieces exhibit a more surreal theme, invoking dream-like emotions that inspire deep introspection.
“My artwork is not limited to one style, medium, or subject. Instead, the common piece all of my artwork shares is me, showing a different perspective of an aspect of my life. Every work I produce shows an element of the way I view the world…. by adding emotion to every brush stroke, my artwork has a common theme of my experiences.”
~ Allie Nicastro
What began as designing her own fashion line for her dolls from old socks at age 7, developed into a life-long love of art in various mediums including drawing & painting. By high school, Allie had learned to effectively communicate her thoughts and emotions through her art. Another common focus of her portraits is her family. She masterfully captures and illustrates their stories in her work using a combination of symbols, color, and contrast to blend their personality with each piece.
Allie’s work has earned her a People’s Choice Award in the Crane Estate Student Art Show, as well as two Silver Keys & one Gold Key in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards.
For additional information please contact:
Allie Nicastro, Artist | email@example.com | Instagram: @AllieNicastroArt
Derek Clements, Marketing Manager – BankGloucester | 978-675-9903 | firstname.lastname@example.org
BankGloucester, with assets of $350 million, is a state-chartered mutual bank serving Gloucester and its neighboring communities since 1887. BankGloucester is headquartered at 160 Main Street in Gloucester and has branches at 15 Martin Street in Essex and 143 High Street in Ipswich. It is a member of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and a member of the Deposit Insurance Fund (DIF). At BankGloucester, all deposits are insured in full.