Portraits and Abstracts, the latest collection of paintings to come from local artist Philip Malachowski, will be exhibited at Mulberry Art Studios this May. The exhibit opens on May 3rd with a First Friday Reception from 5pm until 8pm, and will be on display for the entire month of May.
Portraits and Abstracts is comprised of sixty new expressionistic portrait and abstract paintings. The abstract pieces are alkyd and acrylic on canvas and will be exhibited in the Mulberry Ballroom while the portraits, done in oil, will be exhibited in the Louise Gallery. Philip Malachowski, who is a self-taught artist, has held several successful exhibits at Mulberry Art Studios in the past, and is excited to return to the gallery with his newest pieces.
“The finished work must communicate—speak, sing, mutter, shout, whatever—for itself” states Malachowski. The artist and creator himself owes the viewer nothing but answer to this question: does it live? Here, where hopefully life meets life, is the beginning—and all I know—of the true function and expression of art.”
Compeer Lancaster, a program of Mental Health America of Lancaster County, proudly presents its 7th Annual Art Auction on Friday, May 31, 2013, the last day of National Mental Health Awareness Month. A preview of the artwork starts at 6:00p.m. and the auction itself begins at 7:00p.m.
The art auction is open to the public for a $15 entrance fee, which enters them into a raffle for the framed poster ‘Talk on the Old Fence’ by renowned wildlife artist Carl Brenders. Auction-goers will enjoy live music and elegant refreshments while experiencing an exciting lineup by artist such as Ann DeLaurentis, Liz Hess, Charles Swisher, Tom dePaul, Itzchak Tarkay, Susan Gottleib (image left), Donald Patterson, Suk Shuglie (image below), Carol Galligan, and many others.
More than 50 pieces of original and limited-edition art of varying mediums including paintings, mixed media pieces, photography, limited edition prints and pottery will be auctioned. The work will be available for preview on the Compeer website, www.compeerlancaster.org, after May 24, 2013. Parking is available in the parking lots behind the gallery; follow the signs.
Compeer Lancaster is a program that matches community volunteers with persons in mental health recovery, for no reason other than friendship! Studies show that while the average person has 30-40 regular contacts in their lives, people in mental health recovery have only 6-12.
This is one of the many reasons that Compeer is so vital to our community.
Compeer is part of Mental Health America, a nationwide organization dedicated to meeting and supporting all individuals along their path toward optimal mental wellness.