Seasons of Waiting: A New Collection of Large Scale Work By Michael Kovacs
Proceeds from the sale of art will benefit Center for Hope Hospice & Palliative Care of Union County
Friday, September 12, 2014, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Artwork exhibited through September 14, 2014
Seasons of Waiting will feature a new collection of work by Central New Jersey artist Michael Kovacs. Seasons of Waiting uses his largest canvases with organic materials such as oxidized copper and rusted iron. The works were made during both a time of mourning and awaiting the news from a close friend across the country struggling with cancer. Michael is a member of The Fractal Ensemble, a contemporary group of musicians and spoken word artists from New Jersey. Select members of The Fractal Ensemble will be performing at this special event. Proceeds from art sold will benefit the Center for Hope Hospice & Palliative Care, a local non-profit that provides terminally ill patients with natural, humane care and their families or loved ones with physical, emotional, and spiritual support during their time of need.
Wild Ginger: Recent Work By Francesca Azzara and Gail Winbury
Opening reception Friday, September 19, 2014 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Artwork exhibited through September 29, 2014
Gallery U Boutique is pleased to host Wild Ginger, an exhibition of recent artwork— some being exhibited for the first time—by Westfield, NJ, abstract artists Francesca Azzara and Gail Winbury. Francesca Azzara has been working in the medium of encaustic paint since 1998 and has had numerous solo exhibitions over the past decade. Francesca has also been the recipient of two HEART grants from the Union County Division of Cultural Affairs and featured “Artist of the Month” on the Discover New Jersey Arts web-site. Her work has been sighted in many publications including the New York Times and the Newark Star Ledger. Gail Winbury is a painter who regularly exhibits in solo and juried shows in the tri-state area. Her work is in collections through out the United States and Italy. Gail recently was awarded and completed an International Residency in Painting and Mixed Media at the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in Manhattan. In May of this years she had work in the Ellarslie Museum in Trenton, New Jersey. In the past she studied with internationally-acclaimed artist Dorothy Yung for nearly 15 years, and at SVA in Manhattan.
New Jersey Festival Orchestra's 2014-2015 Season Begins September 21
New Jersey Festival Orchestra's 2014-2015 season opens on Sunday September 21st at 4pm with Empires Fall, a presentation of Tchaikovsky's renowned piano concerto No 1 and Holst's The Planets, two iconic masterpieces composed at the at the sunset of the British and Russian Empires. Features internationally acclaimed pianist Yoonie Han. David Wroe conducts. Tickets $26-$75. Save up to 25% with one of their discount subscription packages. For tickets and information call 908.232.9400 or visit www.NJFestivalOrchestra.org.
Poetry U: An Evening of Spoken Word By Local Writers
Please join Gallery U in Westfield on Thursday, September 25, 2014, from 7-9 PM for our monthly reading series Poetry U: An Evening of Spoken Word By Local Writers. This month's Poetry U features the writings of Joy Ann Cabanos, Leona Seufert and Ann Ormsby who will be reading from her book "The Recovery Room." Light refreshments served. All are welcome. Gallery U is located at 439 South Avenue West in Westfield, NJ.