Gallery U Boutique, located at the circle in the Root building at 439 South Avenue West in Westfield, NJ, is proud to welcome members of the Westfield Art Association (WAA) for its upcoming art show: “Summer Daze.”

The exhibit will be open from Aug. 5, 2016, until Aug. 29, 2016. A public artists’ reception is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 5, 2016, from 6-8 p.m. All are welcome.

Artists submitted their most dazzling representations of summer and pieces were selected based on composition, color, creativity and technical execution. Individually and together as a collection these images tell an exciting, colorful story of summer. 

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Seventeen pieces of art representing fifteen artists, both established and emerging, will be be exhibited in the show. Artists included in the show are Dorothy Bellew, Kay Bhasin, Laura Brown, Virginia Carroll, Maxine King, Jean Literate, Lloyd Marks, Barbara McElheny, Margaret Najjar, Charles Palminteri, Linnea Rhodes, Barbara Uhr, Barbara Wallace, and Vickie Williams. This exhibition was curated by Deneise Hyatt-Murad, Director of Gallery Operations at Gallery U Boutique. 

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 Boutique is the combination of an art gallery along with a shopping boutique and exists as an extension of Universal Institute, Inc., a rehabilitation facility that services adults with traumatic brain injuries (TBI). Clients of Universal Institute who work at Gallery U Boutique take part in running all aspects of the business. Gallery U Boutique carries a beautiful blend of unique, hand selected wares from designer collections as well as curated art and goods by local artists and artisans.

Additional information about Gallery U Boutique: gallery-u.blogspot.com and www.facebook.com/ GalleryUBoutiqueWestfield.