Justin Higner, MA student, has an exhibit of various model and sculptural ships on display at the Castellani Art Museum
of Niagara University. The show, entitled "The Higner Maritime Collection: A Retrospective
," uses locally salvaged material to create models of historical and imagined cargo ships, cruise ships, ocean liners, salvages, shipwrecks, tankers, and tenders. Many have extensively decorated interiors. Justin has been creating these ships for over twenty-five years and has exhibited them at various local events, fairs, workshops, and contests, including the Lewiston Council on the Arts: Edmund Fitzgerald presentation and music event, held Nov. 3, 2018. In addition to ship building, Justin is an active volunteer at various local historical sites throughout the area and is Wheatfield, N.Y.’s Town Historian. "The Higner Maritime Collection" will run through March 17, 2019. Admission is free. More fine examples can be found at the Niagara Arts & Cultural Center until December. Congrats Justin!