Press Release

For Immediate Release: August 16, 2016

Westfield Art Association Exhibit at Freeholders Gallery

The new Westfield Art Association exhibit at the Freeholders Gallery in Elizabeth includes more than two dozen pieces in various media including Kigali, a work in acrylic by Virginia Carroll.

The new Westfield Art Association exhibit at the Freeholders Gallery in Elizabeth includes more than two dozen pieces in various media including Kigali, a work in acrylic by Virginia Carroll.

Union County, NJ — The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is proud to present artworks from the Westfield Art Association, currently on exhibit at the Freeholders Gallery. The gallery is located on the 6th floor of the Union County Administration Building, at 10 Elizabethtown Plaza in Elizabeth.

The Freeholders Gallery is free and open to the public Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The exhibit will be on display through November 1, 2016.

“If you are in midtown Elizabeth during the week, come up and visit the exhibit,” said Freeholder Chairman Bruce H. Bergen. “It is a vivid demonstration of the creative energy at work in our community.”

The wide-ranging artworks on display include dye process on cotton by Michael Endy, pastel work by Twyla Tomko, digital embroidery by Alexa Cassaro, mixed media works by Margaret Najjar and Barbara Wallace, photography by Dorothy F. Bellew, Sheilia Lenga and Lloyd Marks, and paintings by Sonia Ash, Kay Bhasin, Dante Bonardi, Laura Brown, Virginia Carroll, Paul Federico, Maxine King, Jean Literate, Barbara McElheny, Margaret Najjar, Virginia Puskar, Anna Reid and Vickie Williams.

Founded in 1922, the Westfield Art Association (WWA) is the oldest independent arts organization in New Jersey.

WAA is a non-profit, volunteer organization that provides art education and public exhibitions, and actively encourages its members in the pursuit of individual artistic goals and growth. WAA welcomes all artistic mediums and all levels of experience.

Public art events organized by the WAA include art education lectures, hands-on art studio workshops, gallery exhibits, outdoor art exhibitions and pop-up galleries in Westfield restaurants and storefront windows.

WAA has also arranged Art in the Park events, including The Sketchbook Project, a traveling collection of artist sketchbooks from around the world.

The Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs, part of the Department of Parks and Recreation, coordinates the exhibits displayed at the Freeholders Gallery.

For more information about the Freeholders Gallery and other programs and services related to the arts and history in Union County, visit the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs online at ucnj.org, call 908- 558-2550 or email culturalinfo@ucnj.org (NJ relay users dial 711).        

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