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June 10, 2014

Art sale/auction will benefit sculpture site

— Art with a purpose.

The Haynes Street Sculpture Park art sale and auction will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday at Bottle Works, 411 Third Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown, with all proceeds going to benefit the park.

Cost is $5 per person.

Local artist Mark Ed has donated over 70 pieces for the event.

Cindy Stallings, who commissioned the project, said Ed had seen raw materials at the late John Stalling’s studio and had the idea to paint and use the canvases for a fundraiser for the sculpture project.

“The artwork is fantastic and there are smaller more affordable pieces to larger framed pieces,” she said. “The collection will be priced to sell for the public to walk away with a piece of artwork.”

Estimated prices range from $50 to $500.

Stallings described Ed’s work as impressionist with an abstract feel.

“The use of color is masterful,” she said. “He (Ed) is thrilled and honored to be able to contribute to the community and to have his artwork seen.”

Live musical entertainment will be held during the event.

A cash bar featuring B & L Wine Cellars and select seasonal beers will be available.

Food is being provided by the Press Bistro.

“Those who attend will not be disappointed,” Stallings said.

“We hope people will come down and have a good time and know they are helping to support the sculpture site.”

Kelly Urban is a reporter with The Tribune-Democrat. Follow her on Twitter at twitter.com/KellyUrban25.

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