GALLERY U BOUTIQUE

GALLERY U BOUTIQUE
439 SOUTH AVE WEST, WESTFIELD NJ

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

ui collective

Monday, December 12, 2011

COMING TO 

GALLERY U
MONTCLAIR

BOUNTY
JANUARY 26TH, 2012
FROM 6-9 PM

FEATURING WORKS BY

SAM FRISCH




KATI EIGE



JADAFAB

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Plus other special quests and some poetry from the clients of Universal Institute

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

You're invited to a special Holiday shopping experience!
tu-ahn cedember évent
Gifts , Art and Style!
tu-anh accessories
Holiday/Resort 2012 collection

Friday, December 2nd, 3pm-8pm
Saturday, December 3rd, 10am-6pm
Gallery U, 179 Glenridge Ave  Montclair, NJ 07042 
 tu-ahn cedember √©ventCome raise a glass and join us for a Holiday shopping experience featuring tu-anh accessories, a collection that has been featured in many magazines, including InStyle, Lucky, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, to name a few! 
 
tu-anh, the designer herself, is also a professional make-up artist and fashion stylist, will be at the Gallery both days to offer complimentary make-up touch ups and "secrets of the trade" advice.



















Thursday, November 10, 2011


ART SAVES LIBRARIES
A BENEFIT SHOW WITH PROCEEDS GOING TO THE BELLEVUE AVE LIBRARY FUND
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 19TH 2011
FROM 7-10 PM

The Fresh Clothing is putting on an art show to benefit the newly re-opened Bellevue Avenue Library in Upper Montclair.

DJ Artwurk will be spinning tracks all night and Mother Nevada is gonna play some songs too.

ARTISTS SHOWING:
Tom Falcone
Robert Scheuerman
Max Rauch (from Washington Square Park)
Keith Williams (from Washington Square Park)
Sam Frisch (from Cash Cash)
Carson Appollito
Michelle GIblin
Dexter Ellis
Adrienne DeWitt
Jackie Melecio
Ryan Siegel
Emma Tucci
Andrew Bernosky
UI COLLECTIVE

Robert Greco
Jonathan Hernandez
Carmen Bury 

Monday, November 7, 2011

SATURDAY,  NOVEMBER 12, 2011 FROM 6:30 - 9:30
GALLERY U , MONTCLAIR

MATT OLSSON
FEATURING
KID TWIST AND BIG GIRL

PRESENTED BY ATLAS RECORDS

also open portfolio review
4:00-6:30  and 6:30-9:00
for any artists wishing to feature work in our next show

Vladi rehabs through his art

Local gallery to feature Konstantinov's artwork

Wednesday, 11.02.2011 / 11:38 AM / News
By Zack Crawford  - Assistant Editor | DetroitRedWings.com
Vladimir Konstantinov was a tough-nosed defenseman, who played for the Red Wings from 1991-97.
Vladimir Konstantinov and his family, in conjunction with Gallery U & Boutique of Royal Oak, will present 42 of the former Red Wing’s works of art in a public exhibition November 17.

Nearly 14 years ago, the rugged defenseman was severely injured when a limousine carrying him, fellow teammate Viacheslav Fetisov and team masseur Sergei Mnatsakanov struck a tree at high speeds.

The tragic crash occurred just six days after the Wings won the Stanley Cup in 1997, shocking the Motor City and leaving Konstantinov struggling to regain his health and livelihood.

As part of his rehabilitation process, Konstantinov has recently teamed up with Universal Institute in Troy, a program that offers rehabilitation and living services for individuals affected by traumatic brain injuries.

Stemming from a successful sister model in New Jersey, Universal Institute operates Gallery U, an art gallery in downtown Royal Oak that solely features the art work of recovering clients.

Through Gallery U, the clients work with a highly-trained clinical team to create art through a variety of media, including paint, sculpture, photography and woodwork.

Much of the art is then displayed in the gallery, where patrons can purchase and even custom order pieces.

At the show, the gallery will predominantly feature Konstantinov’s signed and framed paintings, which visitors will be able to view and purchase.

Those who buy one of Konstantinov’s pieces will get an opportunity to meet the former Wing.

Proceeds from the exhibition will be donated to the Brain Injury Association of Michigan, a non-profit organization that provides education, advocacy, research opportunities, and support groups to brain injury victims, their families and the people who assist them.

Konstantinov was drafted by the Wings in 1989 with fellow greats Sergei Fedorov and Nicklas Lidstrom. In his six seasons with the Wings, he played in 446 regular-season games and 82 playoff games, picking up 175 points before his career ended.

In the 1995-96 season, Konstantinov was an integral part of the organization’s race to its first championship in 42 years, leading the league with a +60-rating, and finishing second in Norris Trophy voting.

Konstantinov’s tough defense and hard hitting—atypical of the Russian style of play at that time—earned him on and off-ice nicknames such as “Vladinator” and “Vlad the Bad.”

His number has not officially been retired by the Red Wings but, out of respect, no player has worn it since.

The exhibition of Konstantinov’s work will be held from 7-9 p.m. at Gallery U, located at 310 West 4th Street in Royal Oak. Click here for more details about Gallery U and their work with Universal Institute.

Thursday, November 3, 2011



GALLERY U CONTEMPORARY,  annual fashion show

Friday, October 28, 2011



FROM GALLERY U: CONTEMPORARY ROYAL OAK, MICHIGAN LOCATION

Thursday, October 27, 2011

TONIGHT, THURSDAY OCTOBER 27TH, 2011
REVIVAL, THE WORKS OF JOE IURATO 6- 9 PM





FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4TH 2011
FROM 8-9 PM

A NIGHT OF STRINGS

DANIEL CARTER AND REBECCA SCHMOYER




SATURDAY NOVEMBER 12
FROM 6-9

ATLAS RECORDS PRESENTS
KID TWIST
BIG GIRL

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Wednesday, October 5, 2011



JOE IURATO, 
SOLO EXHIBIT, THURSDAY OCTOBER 27TH, 2011  6-9 PM

Collaborative Art Hidden Behind Bloomfield Ave



Walking into Gallery U, Montclair’s contemporary art gallery on Glenridge Avenue, is an over-stimulating experience rife with unexpected familiarity. Most of the pieces set aside simplicity and adopt an entertaining complexity that causes the viewer to pause and enjoy. People come and go through the door, some buying paintings or sculptures, and some simply admiring the exhibit. A three-dimensional piece made of wire and wheels calls out for attention by the couches and CD player at the room’s far side. Cartoonish paintings of women with stinging neon green faces and violet hair provide a comic relief in the midst of the abstract surrounding artwork that have more existential undertones. Across the hallway is Universal Institute’s New Moon depicting countless moons over a dark blue space. It is easy to get lost in the detail of each piece, making it even easier to forget that there are still other rooms to view, including in the restroom.

Read the Rest by clicking HERE

Monday, October 3, 2011

lehighvalleylive.com

Bethlehem business blends rehabilitation and art

Published: Sunday, October 02, 2011, 4:52 AM
Lynn Olanoff | The Express-Times
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Kara Francis, director of rehabilitation and community services for Universal Institute, a shared rehabilitation center and art gallery in Bethlehem, straightens one of the paintings made by a center client.
A new art gallery in Bethlehem has paintings on the walls and handcrafted jewelry for sale. It also has exercise balls and a set of parallel bars.

The storefront at Third and Polk streets is both Universal Institute, a rehabilitation center, and Gallery U, an art gallery run by the rehabilitation center’s staff and clients.

"Art is the great equalizer," said Robert Greco, the company's executive director. "When you walk into the gallery, we have artists from all over the world. That artist is from Germany, and that artist is from Italy, and this artist has a traumatic brain injury and lives in Bethlehem. There’s no difference."

Universal Institute has provided rehab in Essex County, N.J., since 1989 and launched its first art gallery two years ago in Montclair, N.J.

Art therapy had long been a part of the company’s program, and the first Gallery U provided a place for clients to learn job skills, Greco said.
"Although it sounds really great in theory to hire someone with a disability, it’s really difficult to manage," Greco said.
Other Gallery U and Universal Institute locations are in Michigan and Red Bank, N.J., a well-known small-town art district like Montclair. Universal Institute felt Bethlehem fit that mold and provided an opportunity to expand into Pennsylvania, Greco said.
"It’s kind of what we look for — a cool vibe," he said.
Bethlehem is the only Universal Institute facility where rehabilitation is done at the art gallery. The local program is smaller than the others — currently there are five patients enrolled — and the space is larger than the other galleries, Greco said.

Patients live throughout the Lehigh Valley and come for both rehabilitation and to work at the gallery. Between physical, occupational and speech therapies, patients help run the gallery -- from inventory to publicity to shipping pieces, said Kara Francis, Universal Institute’s director of rehabilitation and community services.
"The gallery is a really unique opportunity for the clients who have that ability," said Francis, who works out of the Bethlehem location. "We want to reinforce them getting those skills."
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Gallery U in Bethlehem is both a traditional art gallery and home to Universal Institute rehabilitation services.
The gallery also lets clients create art. Four of the Bethlehem gallery’s 35 current paintings were made by clients, as is much of the jewelry.

Former Bangor resident Angela Birk has a painting for sale at the gallery along with several necklaces she made. The 21-year-old, who was injured in a June 2009 car crash, said she especially likes the art component of the rehabilitation services.
"It keeps up my creativity," she said.
Universal Institute galleries also feature established artists' pieces, though none are priced more than $500, Francis said.
ART AND REHAB AROUND THE COUNTRYUniversal Institute has provided rehab in Essex County, N.J., since 1989. It launched its first art gallery two years ago in Montclair, N.J.

A second Gallery U opened last year in Royal Oak, Mich., near Universal Institute’s Troy, Mich., facility. The Bethlehem gallery and an art gallery-consignment shop in Red Bank, N.J., opened earlier this year.

The rehabilitation services help subsidize the art galleries, but the more established galleries, such as the one in Montclair, do very well on their own, Francis said. Since June, Gallery U in Bethlehem has taken part in South Side Bethlehem’s First Friday events, which has made the community more aware of both gallery and company as a whole, she said.

Downtown Bethlehem Association Manager Samantha Schwartz said the association is glad to have the company as a member, both as another art gallery and unique business.
"It’s a very cool concept," she said. "Their artwork is so unique, and actually very good. … Being a studio art minor myself, I can understand how art is very healing."
Even clients without specific artistic ability participate in the center’s regular art therapy, Francis said. Its location allows staff to work with the clients in the neighborhood and take trips to the South Bethlehem Greenway and the Lehigh University farmers market.
"One of the huge factors with people who have injuries is socialization — they shouldn’t be isolated,” Francis said. “I just love the unique approach to your typical day program."
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Friday, September 30, 2011
















fashion show images courtesy of robert langdon photography