GALLERY U BOUTIQUE

GALLERY U BOUTIQUE
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Friday, June 19, 2015

TONIGHT: Advice for Fathers

"Foxhole Father: The Field Guide for Fathers" author Christopher R. Whalen and open mic
Friday, June 19, 2015 from 7-9 PM
Gallery U, 439 South Avenue West, Westfield, NJ

Gallery U Westfield is pleased to honor fathers by hosting author Christopher R. Whalen on Friday, June 19, 2015, from 7-9 PM as he reads from his book "Foxhole Father: The Field Guide for Fathers". The evening will also feature an open mic. All writers are welcome to join the open mic. 




“Foxhole Father is a call to arms for fathers everywhere. This book offers practical and valuable advice to men navigating the role of parent with wisdom, insight and razor sharp clarity. Chris exposes the courage and commitment engaged fathering requires and calls upon all men to step up and take an active and valiant role in the lives of their children. Reading this book will certainly make you think long and hard about the role fathers can and should play in the lives of their children.” — Jennifer Cory, MS, LCSW, Clinical Psychotherapist

“(Chris Whalen) doesn’t leave out a thing for all those single dads that are struggling to raise their children alone. Everything from playdates, curfews, to daddy dating as well as those topics that are really tough to talk about. Every single dad should own this book. . . in fact every parent should own this book.” — B. Lipman

CHRISTOPHER R. WHALEN owns and manages his own accounting firm in NJ. He specializes in family financial matters and works with collaborative legal teams towards peaceful divorce resolutions. His volunteer work includes prisoner reentry programs and mentoring at risk youth. He lives in NJ with his children. 
All are welcome. Light refreshments will be served. Gallery U Boutique is located at 439 South Avenue West in Westfield, NJ. (909) 232-1895.

Monday, June 15, 2015

This Friday in Westfield: author of "Foxhole Father: The Field Guide for Fathers".

Please join us Gallery U in Westfield this Friday, June 19 from 7-9 as we welcome author Christopher R. Whalen who will be reading from his book "Foxhole Father: The Field Guide for Fathers". The evening will also feature an open mic. All writers are welcome to join the open mic.



“Foxhole Father is a call to arms for fathers everywhere. This book offers practical and valuable advice to men navigating the role of parent with wisdom, insight and razor sharp clarity. Chris exposes the courage and commitment engaged fathering requires and calls upon all men to step up and take an active and valiant role in the lives of their children. Reading this book will certainly make you think long and hard about the role fathers can and should play in the lives of their children.” — Jennifer Cory, MS, LCSW, Clinical Psychotherapist






“(Chris Whalen) doesn’t leave out a thing for all those single dads that are struggling to raise their children alone. Everything from playdates, curfews, to daddy dating as well as those topics that are really tough to talk about. Every single dad should own this book. . . in fact every parent should own this book.” — B. Lipman

Thursday, May 21, 2015

This Friday….POETRY U featuring Joel Allegretti and Open Mic





Gallery U Westfield and Poetry U is pleased to host poet Joel Allegretti on Friday, May 22, 2015, from 7-9 PM as he reads from his new collection "The Body In Equipoise," a chapbook on the theme of architecture and design. The evening will also feature and open mic. All poets are welcome to join the open mic. 

   I am a creature of rooms
   Blocks of space caged in walls
   Corners tame them
   Each one opens onto another...and another...and another
   Escher designed ingress and egress
   I give their floors a reason for being
   Breathe their air
   Clear my throat
   I say, “ I am Joel” [sotto voce]
   To disrupt the quiet
   My voice a water slider on a pond of silences

   — excerpted from “M.C. Escher”


JOEL ALLEGRETTI is the author of five collections of poetry, most recently “The Body in Equipoise” (Full Court Press, 2015), a chapbook on the theme of architecture and design. His second collection, “Father Silicon” (The Poet’s Press, 2006), was selected by The Kansas City Star as one of 100 Noteworthy Books of 2006.He is the editor of “Rabbit Ears: TV Poems” (NYQ Books, 2015), the first anthology of poetry about the mass medium.


All are welcome. Light refreshments will be served. Gallery U Boutique is located at 439 South Avenue West in Westfield, NJ. (909) 232-1895. 

Friday, May 8, 2015

NJ Photography Forum opening reception tonight!

Please join us tonight, May 8 from 6-8 PM fopr the opening reception of REAL: Works By Memerbs of the NJ Photography Forum. Participating artists include Carol C. Albers (Long Valley), Dorothy Bellew (South Plainfield),  Andrew Cammarano (Westfield), Marvin Cline (Warren), Ralph Greene (Woodland Park), Thomas G. Hart (Hackensack), Jim Julian (Denville), Parvathi Kumar (Bridgewater), Ed Lara (Westfield), Lane Lewis (Gladstone), Pegg Lyons-Roehm (Warren), John Markanich (West Milford), Charlann Meluso (Berkeley Heights), Nancy Ori (Berkeley Heights), Phyllis Raffelson (Cliffside Park), Lynn Ronan (Midland Park), Caryn Seifer (Morristown), and Heidi Sussman (West Orange). All area welcome. Artwork will be on exhibit until June 1, 2015. 








Phyllis Raffelson
"Convent"
image copyright Phyllis Raffelson
Image may not be used without the permission of Phyllis Raffelson


Pegg Lyons-Roehm
"Real 2 - East County Park, Warren, NJ"
image copyright Pegg Lyons-Roehm
Image may not be used without the permission of Pegg Lyons-Roehm


Ed Lara
"Statuesque"
image copyright Ed Lara
Image may not be used without the permission of Ed Lara


Andrew Cammarano
"Benches"
image copyright Andrew Cammarano
Image may not be used without the permission of Andrew Cammarano




Gallery U makes the Sunday NY Times

An image from Gallery U's first "Art In the Boutique" solo series was featured in this past Sunday's New York Times Metropolitan section. Please join us on Friday, May 8 from 6-8 for an opening reception and to meet the artist Eva Albert.





Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Hoffman's Playland

Who remembers Hoffman's Playland in Albany? Westfield artist Donald David sure does. He has created this wonderful oil painting of the bumper cars in all it's glories. Gallery U Boutique in Westfield, NJ is currently selling reproduction prints of this remarkable painting. The print is 8" x 10", matted to 11" x 14" and ready to frame. It would make a perfectly unique gift for the amusement park fan in your life. Pick yours up while supplies last.



Image copyright Donald B. David. Image may not be used without the permission of Donald B. David.

POETRY U this Friday



Gallery U Boutique and Poetry U are pleased to present a book release party and reading by poet Michelle Greco followed by an open mic this Friday, April 24, 2015, from 7-9 PM.  Michele will be reading from her brand new collection of poems, "Field Guide to Fire."  

"I never noticed
sunflowers before,

never saw a sunset
sorbet-colored orb,

and didn't know
how wide I smiled until

my skin stung
with wind song"

-- excerpted from "First Ride"


Michelle Greco's reading will be followed by an open mic and book signing. All are welcome. Light refreshments will be served. Gallery U Boutique is located at 439 South Avenue West in Westfield, NJ. (909) 232-1895.