Mallory photography and painting exhibit opens Oct. 1 at Mountlake Terrace Library

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LongBeach.HighRes.011214_Edwad Ottis Long Beach 01.22.14 Painting Cat Fe...The Mountlake Terrace Arts Advisory Commission presents the Mike and Brooke Mallory Painting Exhibit Oct. 1-31 at the Mountlake Terrace Library, 23300 58th Ave. W.

The exhibit features paintings by local artist Mike Mallory and his daughter, photographer Brooke Mallory.

A founding member of the Port Gardner Bay Watercolor Society, Mike Mallory’s paintings have been accepted in juried art shows including the Edmonds Art Festival, Stanwood-Camano Island, Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival, and Arts of the Terrace, where he won two awards.

Mike noted that a watercolor workshop by Portland painter Sue Jensen in 1996 changed his life.  When the workshop was over, he said all he wanted to do was watercolor paintings.  Mike added that his paintings are a byproduct of a contemplative relationship with his world. He remarked, “When my painting is working for me, it is really a form of meditation.  It is a timeless world of color, shape and texture.  My connection with the world seems to freshen and come alive.  I hope that some of this experience reflects in my work.”

Brooke Mallory is a local Seattle-based photographer who specializes creating modern, lifestyle portraits of people and animals. In her spare time, Brooke photographs homeless dogs and cats looking for their forever homes and donates her photography services every year to multiple dog rescue and shelter groups in the Puget Sound region.

The Mountlake Terrace Arts Advisory Commission oversees the library exhibits as part of its mission to promote cultural events in the community.

The show runs through October 31 at the Mountlake Terrace Library, Mondays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Fridays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays 1 to 5 p.m.  Photos Attached: Watercolor Painting by Mike Mallory

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