GALLERY U BOUTIQUE

GALLERY U BOUTIQUE
439 SOUTH AVE WEST, WESTFIELD NJ

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. 

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Fishing season is open in NJ!

Fishing season is open in NJ! But you don't need to spend hours waiting for a nibble. We are carrying a number of fish themed prints of original art by local artists Linnea Rhodes and Richard Earl. They are matted and ready to frame.



"The Most Obvious Answer"
Richard Earl
Photograph
Image copyright Richard Earl. Image may not be used without the permission of Richard Earl.


"Brook Trout"
Linnea Rhodes
Open Edition Print of watercolor, pen and ink original. 
Image copyright Linnea Rhodes. Image may not be used without the permission of Linnea Rhodes




"Rainbow Trout"
Linnea Rhodes
Open Edition Print of watercolor, pen and ink original.
Image copyright Linnea Rhodes. Image may not be used without the permission of Linnea Rhodes.
 


"Striped Bass"
Linnea Rhodes
Open Edition Print of watercolor, pen and ink original. 
Image copyright Linnea Rhodes. Image may not be used without the permission of Linnea Rhodes

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Gallery U in Westfield celebrates Earth Day 
with artist and children’s book author Gary Tsiperfal, LSW




Gallery U Boutique is pleased to celebrate the 45th anniversary of Earth Day with a special exhibition, readings, book signings and children’s activity with Just Be Green author and artist Gary Tsiperfal, LSW. 

The future of the Earth depends on you.
So let’s educate ourselves on what we can do!
You can make a difference and here is how,
so let’s be green and make our Mother Nature proud!

So begins Just Be Green, an inspiring book that encourages everyone—not just children— to be more responsible toward the environment, themselves and others.  Author and artist Gary Tsiperfal, LSW, was raised with core values of kindness, graciousness, and respect toward all in society and he is passing on those elements of peace and love through the lyrical language and vivid artwork of Just Be Green.   

A public reception that includes a meet and greet and book signing with the author will be held on Friday, April 3, 2015, from 6-8 PM.  All are welcome. Original artwork from Just Be Green will be on exhibit during the month of April. 

Leave that screen and do something green, like a long walk or draw with chalk.

A special children’s event with Gary Tsiperfal, LSW, will take place on Saturday, April 18, 2015, from 1-3 PM. The afternoon will include a reading and book signing, followed by an interactive sidewalk chalk art workshop (inspired by Just Be Green) with the artist. All participating children will receive a special gift and guardians will be entered for an opportunity to win a gift basket of Gallery U Boutique merchandise. All children must be accompanied by an adult.





About GARY TSIPERFAL, LSW Gary aspires to live his life in “a celebration of art, imagination, and spirituality.” Born in New York and raised in East Brunswick, NJ, Gary is an alumnus of Rutgers University. He has a Masters of Social Work and is a licensed social worker who has worked with children and families in New Jersey since 2005. With a true passion in life for the arts, Gary’s primary focus is painting. As a first generation American, he relies on his family’s traditions and culture to develop some of the energy in his paintings.