Come View the Exhibit and Stay for Lunch or Dinner

Westfield, New Jersey, is buzzing about the first in a series of exhibitions that will be presented by Members of the Westfield Art Association at various locations throughout the downtown district. The premiere exhibition is now on display at Mulberry House, located at 415 Westfield Avenue in Westfield. Featuring 20 pieces of original artwork, created by 12 WAA member-artists, the exhibit offers the perfect opportunity to enjoy a lovely sourced farm-to-table meal while enjoying a display of original art. The exhibition will run through August 31, 2015. 
Participating member artists include: Marga Blaser, Laura Brown, Virginia Carroll, John V. Curch, Stephen d’Amato, Darsey Hoelzer, Mary Ann Iannitto, Jean Literate, Mildred Lubas, Virginia Puskar, Sharon Reed and Barbara Uhr. Mediums include acrylic, oil, pastel and watercolor with works varying in style but holding to the theme of food, flora, New Jersey and beach scenes.
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"In addition to offering the community the opportunity to discover the many talents of the members of The Westfield Art Association, the WAA Board is looking forward to collaborating with local businesses who will graciously display the stunning artwork created by our members," explained Michael Endy, president of Westfield Art Association.    
Following the exhibit at Mulberry House, the next WAA exhibition will take place at Gallery U Boutique (439 South Avenue West) every Tuesday evening in July, during the Sweet Sounds Downtown Jazz Festival. Different member-artists will be featured each Tuesday evening in July during jazz performances. 

"We look forward to exhibition opportunities for our members. It will offer a unique occasion for the community to view exceptional talent in their own backyard, and for businesses to work together and form a creative synergy in the community. We have a lot of exciting art-related plans for Westfield," said Robert Langdon, Artistic Director for Gallery U in Westfield and a WAA Board member.
“We’re really excited about the connection between art and music during our Tuesday Night Jazz Festivals,” said Sherry Cronin, executive director of the Downtown Westfield Corporation. "We’re looking forward to the arrival of our fifth live-music location. Plan to bring your chairs, and enjoy Jazz Night at the exciting Gallery U Boutique. Not only will you be able to shop in their terrific emporium, that offers gifts for friends and family, you’ll also be able to enjoy the fabulous art featured at Gallery U, including work by WAA members."
For those that may feel a mite hungry, all you’ll have to do is simply walk a few steps to Mulberry House for a quick bite, lunch or dinner. This show will be followed by another member exhibition at Limani Seafood Grill in September. 

“We re looking forward to participating in this exciting program,” said George Vastardis, proprietor of Limani Seafood Grill, in Westfield. “Art is for  folks to appreciate and enjoy. I know everyone will enjoy the stunning new art that will grace the walls of Limani Seafood Grill in September.”
About Mulberry House: With three separate dining rooms and sunlight filling many windows, Mulberry House is the perfect setting to enjoy a pot of freshly brewed tea or coffee, accompanied by a selection of  delicious sandwiches, English-style scones with clotted cream and house-prepared jam. Weekend brunch offers Eggs Benedict, fluffy omelets, strawberry chessecake stuffed with French toast and many more exciting offerings. Dinner service features local farm-inspired produce from New Jersey farms, prepared for all to enjoy. Chef Ander'ss weekly menu includes 4-5 appetizers, 5 entrees, tapas and a selection of delicious desserts.
About Westfield Art Association: Since 1922, the Westfield Art Association, a 401 (c) (3), non profit, completely volunteer organization, has provided art, education and public exhibitions. The organization continues to actively encourage its many members to pursue their individual artistic goals and aspirations. All who are interested are welcome to the group. All are encouraged to pursue their own individual, artistic, goals and growth. All are welcome to attend a meeting, and of course, become part of the group. For more information, to donate to the organization or to become a member, please visit: