WAVERLY TWP. — To honor the sport of baseball, the Waverly Small Works Gallery at the Waverly Community House (Comm), 1115 North Abington Road, prepared a special exhibit featuring the works of regional artist William Chickillo. The exhibit, titled “Baseball Dreams: They Played the Game,” is a homage in art, to the players that helped shape the game of baseball, including Factoryville native Christy Mathewson and local baseball team, The Minooka Blues.
Chickillo was the 1973 recipient of the F. Lammot Belin Arts Scholarship and a MICA Graduate Fellowship in printmaking. He has taught painting and drawing at Marywood University, Penn State University and Keystone College. His work has been exhibited at the Pennsylvania State Museum, Allentown Museum, Roberson Museum, Everhart Museum, the National Baseball Hall of Fame Museum, The National Academy of Design in New York and numerous group and solo shows throughout the country.
The opening reception for this exhibit is slated for Friday, Sept. 14 in the Waverly Small Works Gallery. The free event will take place from 5-7 p.m. in the south wing of the Comm. Light refreshments will be served.
The exhibit will run through the World Series.