Ten of Mallery’s paintings will be on exhibit at Barrel 135, 135 W. Third St., for the month of July, beginning with an opening reception at 5 p.m. Friday, July 5, as part of the city’s First Friday activities.
The artist will sell each painting through eBay, with proceeds going to 10 artist-chosen LCUW Program Partners, including The Campbell Street Family, Youth & Community Association, Inc.; Children’s Development Center, in collaboration with Hope Enterprises, Inc.; American Rescue Workers; Albright LIFE; Central PA Food Bank; W.B. Konkle Memorial Library, Montoursville; American Red Cross; Hope Enterprises, Inc.; Diakon Family Life Services; and Journey House.
The bidding for each painting will start at $.01 and each auction will last for 30 days. Mallery describes his style as “abstract impressionism with a unique blend of strokes signifying movements and emotional values in each piece.”
“I felt very strongly that these paintings should serve more purpose than just being sold for a quick profit,” Mallery said. “Right now this is just a hobby for me and done right, it could actually stand to help out in the community. The Lycoming County United Way has been very helpful, providing me with great ways to contribute.
Mallery has chosen to donate the proceeds to programs within LCUW’s five community needs Impact areas, including caring for people in crisis, nurturing children, serving those with special needs, strengthening families and senior support.
Interested bidders can go to http://www.ebay.com/sch/painterologist to view and bid on the artwork. More information also is available at the Lycoming County United Way Facebook page or at www.development.lcuw.org.