Join us this Sunday, when professor Barbara Wallace will be giving a talk on three-dimensional art and leading participants in creating their own plaster sculptures. Come learn and create with your friends in the WAA.
Barbara Wallace began her artistic training at the Art Students’ League of New York. She received her BFA in Painting from Pratt Institute and her MFA in Sculpture from the University of Pennsylvania. Wallace is an Adjunct Professor at Kean University and Passaic County Community College.
The Westfield Art Association, in partnership with Gallery U, hosted a wonderful public celebration or poetry & art this past Sunday with events both outside & in. The corner of South Ave & Westfield Ave was a bustle of activity, with the Creativity Caravan’s Tiny Book Show parked at the corner and open for visitors to explore hundreds of handmade books or to join in the fun of making books and writing poetry down the sidewalk in chalk. Inside, the gallery hosted a poetry reading in support of their on-going Ekphrasis exhibit.
Robert Langdon reads poetry inside the gallery while the Tiny Book Show events go on outside
Participants explore the wonderfully tiny books outside in the bright sunlight
Many poets combined their efforts to create poetry on the sidewalk
Union County Freeholder B.J. Kowalsky visits with Amy Tingle inside the Creativity Caravan
Good-bye Tiny Book Show & thanks for helping us celebrate National Poetry Month!
The Westfield Art Association (WAA) is pleased to celebrate the 20th anniversary of National Poetry Month in April with a day of activities for adults and children of all ages. The event will take place outside on the corner of South Avenue West and Westfield Avenue (one block from the south entrance of the Westfield train station) on Sunday, April 17, 2016, from 1-4 PM. All are welcome and the event is free of charge.
The WAA is hosting a visit from the Creativity Caravan — a vintage 1965 trailer that fosters the appreciation for creativity — to help Westfield and the surrounding communities celebrate the written word. Cataloged inside the Creative Caravan is The Tiny Book Show, a traveling exhibit of miniature books hand made by artists and writers from around the world. Participants will have the opportunity to view the books during the event and experience first hand the influence of art and words throughout the world.
Hands-on activities for people all ages that encourage an appreciation for poetry and creativity will be held throughout the day. In addition, a poetry reading will be held inside Gallery U Boutique at 2 PM as part of their “Ekphrasis: Art & Words” exhibit which pairs artists and poets in inspiring one another’s art.
The activities planned by the WAA to celebrate National Poetry Month are sure to introduce participants to the idea that poetry can be more accessible than one may think. Many participants will walk away from the event with a fresh idea of the power of personal expression through words and art, and the beginning of a life-long love for visual arts and the written word.
Gallery U celebrates National poetry Month with Ekphrasis: Art & Words consisting of an exhibition of art and poetry— side-by-side — that includes local artists and poets inspiring one another. Existing poetry was collected by invited poets and artwork was curated from artists throughout New Jersey. Artists and poets were given the opportunity to choose selected poems or pieces of art that spoke to them and to create a new piece of art—be it a visual art piece or poem—based on the original inspiration. Exhibition will be on view through May 2, 2016