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Gallery U Boutique in Westfield to Host New Jersey Symphony Orchestra's Art Strings Fundraiser

Credits: Janice Fried
Credits: Laura Mandile

Gallery U Boutique will host the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra’s (NJSO) Art Strings fundraiser at a public reception on Sunday, May 18, 2014, from 2-5pm. Please be sure to stop by to view this year’s fabulous collection of painted violins and support the NJSO and an outstanding local art gallery! Not only will you have the chance to view original artwork, but you can also purchase raffle tickets to win one of the Art Strings violins. 

Art Strings is a creative art project that raises funds for the NJSO’s extensive education and community engagement programs. Each year, the NJSO commissions 10 local artists to create individual works of art using violins as their canvas, drawing inspiration from a musical program or work the NJSO is presenting during the season. The violins will are displayed at select concerts and local galleries throughout the year, culminating in a raffle drawing on June 30, 2014.    

Gallery U Boutique and the NJSO are proud to partner to present this event. 

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Gallery U Boutique is an extension of Universal Institute, a rehabilitation facility that services adults with traumatic brain injuries (TBI). The venue serves as a vocational training program whose goal is to introduce people with TBI back into the work force and community. Clients at Universal Institute take part in all aspects of running Gallery U Boutique. Working at Gallery U Boutique provides an opportunity for our TBI clients to rejoin the workforce, engage with the community, learn new skills, and experience the transformative power of art through exposure to existing art and creation of their own artwork. For more information about Gallery U Boutique: 


The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra is comprised of some of the country’s finest musicians. The Orchestra is proud to have Jacques Lacombe as its Music Director. Artistic excellence, innovative programming and community engagement are hallmarks of its mission. To best serve the people of New Jersey, the orchestra brings its programs to seven outstanding venues throughout the state. Education and community engagement programs enrich the listening experience for children and adults alike. Select performances of the NJSO are broadcast regionally and throughout North America.

For more information about the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, visit or email Tickets are available for purchase by phone 1.800.ALLEGRO (255.3476) or on the Orchestra’s website.

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra’s programs are made possible in part by The New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, along with many other foundations, corporations and individual donors. United is the official airline of the NJSO.

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