FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
July 6, 2007

CONTACT: Tom Plante, (908) 527-4746
Seb D’Elia, (908) 527-4419

 

Drawings by Eileen Willoughby of Westfield
on Exhibit at Pearl Street Gallery through Aug. 9

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ELIZABETH, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to present an exhibit by Westfield visual artist Eileen Willoughby in the gallery space at the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs, located at 633 Pearl Street in Elizabeth. A selection of Ms. Willoughby’s drawings entitled “Ink Figures” is on display at the historic Pearl Street Gallery through August 9. Gallery hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays.

Eileen Willoughby has been drawing and painting all her life. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Biochemistry from Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. Ms. Willoughby worked at Harvard University’s Biological Laboratories for many years in research biochemistry and in biological data computer support at Merck in Rahway. She now focuses her time on art.

Willoughby has studied oil painting with Valerie Larko and Irma Ostroff, Chinese brush painting with Paul Tong and watercolor painting with Elizabeth David and Nancy Korde, all at the Center for Visual Art in Summit. She also has studied at the Sadie Bronfman Centre and the Visual Arts Centre in Montreal, the duCret School of Art in Plainfield and the Somerset Art Association in Bedminster.

A member of the Westfield Art Association, Willoughby is currently one of the coordinators of the association’s Figure Drawing group. All the drawings in the “Ink Figures” exhibit were produced in that group in 2006 and 2007. She has exhibited her paintings and drawings throughout the region, including at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey in Summit, the Arts Guild of Rahway, the Freeholder’s Gallery in Elizabeth, and at Westfield Art Association members’ shows. She has won various awards for her paintings and drawings and her work is held in many private collections.

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Union County artists (whose works can be hung on a wall)
interested in exhibiting in the gallery are welcome to apply.
For more information about the Pearl Street Gallery or to learn
about other programs and services please contact the

Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs,
633 Pearl Street, Elizabeth, NJ 07202.
Telephone (908) 558-2550.
NJ Relay users can dial 711. E-mail to: culturalinfo@ucnj.org.