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Gallery U Hosts Small Works Exhibit Featuring 70 Pieces of Art Representing 40 Artists

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Gallery U, a combination of a fully functional art space and shopping boutique located at 439 South Avenue West in Westfield, NJ, is proud to present an exhibition of small works that include various styles and mediums such as pastel, watercolor, oil, acrylic, photography, collage, mixed media, needle point, etc. “Pequeños: A Group Exhibition of Small Works” will be on exhibit from August 7 - 31, 2015. A public opening reception is scheduled for Friday, August 7, 2015, from 6-8 PM. All are welcome. 

Over 70 pieces of art representing 40 artists, both established and emerging, will be exhibited including work by: 

Luis Alves (South Orange)
Anonymous (Westfield)
Dorothy Bellew (South Plainfield)
CJ Berzin (Branchburg)
Mike Brennan (Whitehouse Station)
Millicent K. Brody (Westfield)
Virginia Carroll (Westfield)
Andrew Cammarano (Westfield)
Beth Colletti (Westampton)
Richard Earl (Westfield)
Robin Gibson
Alexandra Haniford
Thomas Hart (Bayonne)
Kathleen Heron (Orange)
Mary Ann Iannitto (South Plainfield)
Horty Jacobs (Westfield)
Martha Kelly (Point Pleasant)
Ellen Martin (Red Bank)
Barbara McElheny
Charlann Meluso (Berkeley Heights)
Tricia Miho (West Orange)
Christy O’Connor
Nancy Ori (Berkeley Heights)
Vicki Parker (Scotch Plains)
Chuck Poole (Florham Park)
Phyllis Raffelson (Cliffside Park)
Linnea W. Rhodes (Westfield)
Barri Rifkin (Elizabeth)
Diana Rivera (North Plainfield)
Pegg Lyon-Roehm (Watchung)
Lynn Ronan (Midland Park)
Edward Ruggieri (Westfield)
Beth Ferris Sale (Berkeley Heights)
Leona Seufert (Roselle Park)
Rez Shaolin
Takenya (Livingston)
RoByn Thompson (Paterson)
Kat Tobin (Toms River)
Barbara Uhr (Westfield)

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"Pequeños" is curated by Robert P. Langdon. 

Since their opening in September 2013, Gallery U has quickly positioned itself as an arts resource for the Westfield and surrounding communities by holding monthly art exhibits that focus on the talents of local artists, as well as showcasing original unique merchandise created by local artisans.

Gallery U 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. Vocational, occupational and cognitive therapies are conducted in the back workrooms. Working at Gallery U provides an opportunity for adults with TBI 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.

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