Press Release

For Immediate Release: September 1, 2017

Westfield Art Association Exhibit at Freeholders Gallery

ELIZABETH, 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, with gallery hours from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The exhibit will be on display through October 31, 2017.

“The Westfield Art Association exhibit is an enriching experience that provides a window into the way artists in our community interpret the world around them,” said Freeholder Bette Jane Kowalski, who is the Freeholder Board’s liaison to the Union County Cultural and Heritage Advisory Board.

Artworks in the exhibit include: paintings by Danielle Auriemma-D’Amico depicting Avon NJ and the island of Santorini, abstract paintings by Francesca Azzara, portraits of Michael Jackson by Laura Brown, polaroid triptychs by Michael Endy, vineyard scenes painted by Paul Federico, portraits by Maxine King, landscapes evoking the work of Van Gogh painted by Avi Kiriakatis; and works by Virginia Puskar that capture the lives of birds.

Founded in 1922, the Westfield Art Association (WWA) is the oldest independent arts organization in the state of New Jersey. A non-profit volunteer organization, WWA provides art education and public exhibitions, and actively encourages its members in the pursuit and development of their 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 further information about this and other programs and services related to the arts and history in Union County, contact the Office at 633 Pearl Street, Elizabeth, NJ 07202; telephone (908) 558-2550; or e-mail: culturalinfo@ucnj.org. NJ relay users dial 711.

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