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Galeria West Art & Music Gallery Exhibit: "Our Great American Wild Places" Photography by Artist Katina Houvouras

Galeria West Art & Music Gallery Exhibit: "Our Great American Wild Places" Photography by Artist Katina Houvouras

EXHIBITION OPEN TILL MAY 9TH

Photographer Katina Houvouras is exhibiting 30 wonderful fine art photos which celebrate America's National Parks and other wilderness areas in the country. The show also celebrates the centennial of the National Park Service this year. Katina has shown her photography in solo and group exhibitions and her work is held in private and corporate collections in the U.S. and Europe.

Galeria West Art & Music Gallery is located at 111 Quimby Street in downtown Westfield. Gallery hours are Monday to Saturday: 9:30AM to 6:30PM / Sunday by appointment. For more information, call the gallery staff at 908-301-9217.

N Festival Orchestra Season Finale "Enter the Dragon" May 21 in Westfield

N Festival Orchestra Season Finale "Enter the Dragon" May 21 in Westfield

ENTER THE DRAGON
XIANYellow River Cantata featuring Karen Ho, soprano
DVORAK Symphony No. 9 "From the New World"
David Wroe Music Director and Conductor
Shuang Guo Conductor
Chinese American Music Ensemble
Haiyun Chorus
Xiang Yin Chorus
Hua Xia Chorus
New Jersey Festival Orchestra

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Master Gardeners gear up for 27th Garden Fair & Plant Sale at Trailside on MAY 15

Master Gardeners gear up for 27th Garden Fair & Plant Sale at Trailside on MAY 15

In May 2015, veteran Master Gardener Joanne Krueger had numerous instructions for nearly 100 Master Gardeners as they readied themselves for the 26th Annual Spring Garden Fair and Plant Sale. Krueger (of Scotch Plains) is the long-time manager of the MGs’ Demonstration Gardens at Trailside in the Watchung Reservation, and she also manages their Annual Fair. Luckily, the MGs were well prepared in 2015 for the onset of 1,134 Fair customers, many of whom waited in line to enter the Demo Gardens precisely at 12 Noon, following the MG’s annual ribbon-cutting ceremony.

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Photographer and Photo Artist Charlann Meluso Exhibits at Gallery U, May 6 - June 2

Photographer and Photo Artist Charlann Meluso Exhibits at Gallery U, May 6 - June 2

Gallery U Boutique in Westfield is pleased to exhibit the work of award winning photographer and photo artist Charlann Meluso from May 6 - June 2, 2016, as part of their “Art In the Boutique” series. In her series, Flowers on Abstracts, Meluso combines her original flower photography with unique and complementary abstract backgrounds selected specifically for each individual image. An opening reception is scheduled for Friday, May 6, 2016, from 6-8 PM. Artwork will be exhibited through June 2, 2016.

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MINECRAFT “Rise of Heroes” Series at Rialto Theater

MINECRAFT “Rise of Heroes” Series at Rialto Theater

Calling All Gamers! On Saturday, April 30, Rialto Theater of Westfield will be transformed into a new MINECRAFT Gaming Series called “Rise of Heroes” where gamers compete on our big screen for a chance to win a $15,000 team scholarship.

MINECRAFT “Rise of Heroes” Series; Saturdays, April 30 – May 21:

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Westfield Farmer’s Market Open June 4, 11, 18, 25

Westfield Farmer’s Market Open June 4, 11, 18, 25

The Farmer's Market takes place every Saturday from June through October 8:30am – 1:30pm on the South Ave. Westfield Train Station. Enjoy Jersey Fresh produce and local culinary delights provided by a variety of vendors and farmers. Sponsored by Two River Community Bank.

Art-Making Demo at Juxtapose Gallery

Art-Making Demo at Juxtapose Gallery

Stop in to the gallery Sunday, May 1 from 10am-12pm during Westfield's Spring Fling event and watch Dorothy Ganek at work! Dorothy will be demonstrating Gel pad printing which is similar to a gelatin plate except it is durable and easy to clean. Prints can be lifted instantly and used as collage papers in creative projects.....mono printing without a press! Multiple layers of colors and textures can be incorporated into one print. The possibilities are endless and the process is addicting.

“Lincoln Center Local” continues at Westfield Memorial Library

“Lincoln Center Local” continues at Westfield Memorial Library

As a partner in the “Lincoln Center Local: Free Screenings Series,” the Westfield Memorial Library continues with the next Broadway-inspired performance, “Ring Them Bells! A Kander & Ebb Celebration,” on May 14 at 2:00 p.m. The library is located at 550 East Broad Street.

Rob Fisher’s lively tribute to the music and musicals created by John Kander and Fred Ebb stars Broadway’s Marin Mazzie, Jason Danieley, and two of Kander & Ebb’s best-known collaborators, Chita Rivera and Joel Grey. From Cabaret to Chicago to Kiss of the Spider Woman, Kander and Ebb’s work sparkles with wit even as it channels the deepest, sometimes darkest, reaches of the human heart.

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Nikki Briar & The Sweetbriar Band will entertain at Girls' Night Out, May 5

Nikki Briar & The Sweetbriar Band will entertain at Girls' Night Out, May 5

Downtown Westfield Corporation is sponsoring entertainment during Westfield's Girls' Night Out on May 5. We are pleased that Nikki Briar & The Sweetbriar Band will be entertaining the crowds in the 105 Elm Street Park. Nikki is described as a taste of county, a lick of rock! This hot, sassy, country rocker will get your boots stompin and hands clappin, guaranteed!!! She has been named the East Coast’s hardest working female country artist as of 2011, sliding herself into the hearts of fans all over the nation and world! While performing over 220 shows a year, this Jersey Girl clearly has the heart of a country music superstar. Destined for Nashville! Don't miss this great performance and register for Girls' NIght Out here. ‪#‎nikkibriar‬

Fine Art Photography Exhibition "OUR GREAT AMERICAN WILD PLACES" by Artist KATINA HOUVOURAS

Fine Art Photography Exhibition "OUR GREAT AMERICAN WILD PLACES" by Artist KATINA HOUVOURAS

As recently featured in the New York Times:

A fine art photography exhibition titled "Our Great American Wild Places" will be on display at Galeria West Art and Music Gallery in Westfield through May 9, 2016.

Photographer Katina Houvouras is exhibiting 30 wonderful photos which celebrate America's National Parks and other wilderness areas in the country. The show also celebrates the centennial of the National Park Service this year.

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