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Carl H. Kumpf Middle School Fundraiser at Gallery U to Feature Student Artwork

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WESTFIELD, NJ - Student artwork will be featured in a fundraiser exhibition entitled “The Kidz Are Alright: Artwork by Students of Carl H. Kumpf Middle School” to be held at Gallery U in Westfield on August 15 from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m.

Twenty-eight pieces of art of various styles and mediums will be exhibited. The artwork represents the diverse talents of students at Carl H. Kumpf Middle School. Proceeds for each piece of art sold from “The Kidz Are Alright” exhibit will be donated back to the school.

Located at 439 South Avenue West in Westfield, New Jersey, Gallery U is a combination of a fully functional art space and shopping boutique. The gallery holds monthly art exhibits that focus on the talents of local artists, as well as showcasing original unique merchandise created by local artisans.

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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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