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Sunrise Assisted 2x 6 1/ 4 Elm Tree Gallery to Hold
Preview Reception April 26
The Elm Tree Gallery of Westfield, which opened six months ago, will hold a spring preview reception on Sunday, April 26, from noon until 4 p. m.
The gallery displays an integration of mediums. Part of the elan of The Elm Tree derives from several featured artists of international renown that are exclusively represented in the area by the gallery.
The dominant influence of Picasso radiates from the work of Romanian child prodigy, Alexandra Nechita. Her lithographs are pulled at The Mourlot Press in Paris, where Miro, Chagall and Picasso pulled their lithographs.
In addition to Nichita's lithographs, according to Gallery owner Robin Parness, The Elm Tree Gallery is the only venue in the country to represent the oils on canvas of Albanian artist, Alush Shima.
For 15 years, Shima was forced to hide his paintings from the Communist regime of his native country, as artistic expression was forbidden under threat of imprisonment and torture. Until now, Shima's work was available only in Europe, where it's academic virtuosity was recognized and acquired by the Getty Family, as well as Michael Caine and former President George Bush.
Ms. Parness said she considers it "a privilege to represent such gifted talent in the Fauvist genre of Van Gogh and Matisse. To acquire Shima's art is to join an elite cache of discerning, serious collectors who acknowledge a living master."
Internationally prominent impressionist artists, Eva and Americo Makk, who painted the White House portraits of President Ronald Reagan and President Jimmy Carter, are currently on view. Their serigraphs on canvas and on paper are carefully produced by the Makks at their own studio in Hawaii.
Another discovery by the gallery is the Russian artist Vasily Kafanov.
"Delving into the depths of the imagination, the realm of Kafanov's art transcends conventional perception. With a mastery of brush stroke, the artist creates minute details that seems obscure at close range, but delineate fantasy figures, fish, harlequins and towers from a distance," explained Ms. Parness.
The Elm Tree presents giclees of Vasily's work in addition to his "intellect provoking" originals, the gallery owner noted.
In less than six months since its premiere, The Elm Tree Gallery has cultivated high profile clients from as far away as Beverly Hills, as well as corporate clients.
Parade Committee Plans Meeting for Wednesday
On Wednesday, April 29, at 8 p. m., the Westfield Memorial Day Parade Committee and parade participants will meet at the American Legion Martin Wallberg Post No. 3 to discuss the activities for the Memorial Day Parade to be held on Monday, May 25.
The American Legion Post is located in Westfield at 1003 North Avenue, about one half mile west of the Lord & Taylor department store on the left side. Individuals with questions may call Ed Renfree at (908) 241- 2286.
All parade participants will meet at the Lord & Taylor parking lot on the west side of the building on North Avenue between 8 and 8: 15 a. m. on the morning of May 25.
The parade will march to the Westfield War Monument at 9 a. m. for Veterans Honors, then will proceed from the monument up East Broad Street and turn left onto Elm Street. At Orchard Street, the parade marchers will turn right and proceed to Mountain Avenue, where they will turn right again.
At the Revolutionary Cemetery, the Sons of the American Revolution and the Daughters of the American Revolution will leave the parade for Revolutionary Veterans Honors in the cemetery.
The parade will continue on to East Broad Street, turn left and
proceed to Fairview Cemetery for final honors to the veterans.
WHS Students Picked To Attend Program About Government
Three juniors at Westfield High School have been selected to attend Girls State at Rider College in Lawrenceville from Saturday through Thursday, June 27 to July 2. They include Cara Carpenter, Liza Yanuzzi and Liz McKeon.
Two of the girls are sponsored by the Martin Wallberg American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 3 and one by the Berkeley Heights/ Clark/ Westfield Business and Professional Women's Club.
During a week of intensive sessions, some 300 to 400 young women campaign for office, hold mock elections and pass bills in mock legislature at Girls State.
Tara Bhandari, Meghann McMahon and Laura Gornowski, also Westfield juniors, have been selected as alternates.
Mary E. Blanes, President of the Auxiliary, and Helen Uhrin are CoChairwomen. Kay Davies, Union County Girls State Chairwoman, is in charge of the program.
Curtain to Rise Saturday On Philathalians' Show
The Philathalians of Fanwood will open its production of Jerry Sterner's comedy- drama Other People's Money
this Saturday, April 25, at 8: 30 p. m. at the Carriage House on Watson Road, adjacent to Fanwood Borough Hall.
The story involves an independent Rhode Island company which looks to be worth more dead than alive, at least to Wall Street shark and corporate take- over specialist "Larry the Liquidator" Garfinkle.
The financial fireworks begin when an attractive female attorney is called in to protect the company and its employees — and repel the shark — with
both comedic and dramatic results.
Other People's Money is directed by Naomi Yablonsky, with Jerry Yablonsky as Assistant Director, and Robert Peiser as Producer. Among the cast members are Carole McGee of Westfield.
Ten performances are scheduled. After opening night, the show will be presented on Fridays and Saturdays, May 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 and 23. Curtain time is 8: 30 p. m. There will also be a performance at 2: 30 p. m. on Sunday, May 10.
Tickets are $12, and $10 for senior citizens and students. For reservations, please call (908) 322- 8686.
SP- F Historical Society Plans Musical Trip With Nancy Shill
Center for Hospice Care Honors Local Volunteers
The Center for Hospice Care is observing National Volunteer Week, April 19 to 25, by honoring its volunteers, including three Westfield residents, for the many service hours they have donated.
In 1997, The Center for Hospice Care provided care in familiar surroundings to 1,458 terminally ill patients and their families living at home or in nursing homes in northern New Jersey.
Figures on volunteer services show that last year a total of 445 volunteers contributed 25,373 hours of service to patient care and patient- related services.
Honi Weiss, Vice President of Fundraising and Community Rela tions, observed that these figures
do not include the hours donated by members of the organization's Board of Trustees or The Friends of Hospice, its fundraising auxiliary.
Westfield volunteers being recognized by The Center for Hospice Care during National Volunteer Week are Doris Chamberlain, Harold L. Flowers and Jack Wilson.
An affiliate of the Saint Barnabas Health Care System, The Center for Hospice Care has locations in Glen Ridge and Morristown. For information about volunteer opportunities or hospice service for a loved one, please call (973) 429- 0300.
Nancy Shill will sing, play the guitar and fiddle and do a clog dance demonstration with a theme of "A Musical Trip Through American History," at a meeting of the Historical Society of Scotch Plains and Fanwood which will start at 8 p. m. at the Fanwood Train Station, located on North and Martine Avenues.
Nancy, a fiddle and autoharp player, singer, square dance caller and clog dancer, has studied music and dance by traveling to West Virginia and other southern states for over 17 years. There, she has sought out old- timers who still pass traditional American folk music down from generation to generation.
Through the oral tradition, she has soaked in fiddle music, song and
dance. Nancy has customized an hour program for this meeting to be held on Tuesday, April 28.
The meeting is open to everyone. Refreshments will follow the program. Further information about the Historical Society can be obtained from its President, Richard Bousquet, P. O. Box 261, Scotch Plains, 07076 or by calling (908) 232- 1199.
United Fund to Elect New Trustees May 21
The United Fund of Westfield will formally elect new members to its Board of Trustees at the annual meeting and awards presentation to be held on Thursday, May 21, at 8 p. m. in the Board Room of PNC Bank, 1 Lincoln Plaza.
The individuals chosen to be named as trustees include Sherl Brand, Stanley Ciemniecki, Town Administrator Edward A. Gottko and Frank Isoldi.
Nominated for reelection are Mary Brautigam, Frederick Buhrendorf, William Corbet, Councilman James J. Gruba, Susan Pepper, Joanne Santoriello, Bruce Shutts and Jeneane Willyard.
James Pinkin, Board President, will conduct the business meeting and report on the accomplishments of the 1997- 1998 fund drive, the election of new officers, and any other business that may come before the meeting.
The slate of officers is Alan Gutterman, President; Bruce Shutts, First Vice President; Mary Brautigam, Second Vice President; William Jeremiah, Secretary, and James Nixon, Treasurer.
All contributors to the fund are members of the corporation and are entitled to vote at the meeting.
NEW VOICES… Eight first- season members will sing with the Westfield Glee Club at its 73rd season Spring Concerts. Pictured during a recent rehearsal, left to right, are: Brad Johnston and Kenneth Phillips, both of North Plainfield; Michael Shepnew of Scotch Plains; Dr. John Jacobey, 3rd of Westfield and Richard Wagner of Cranford. Other first season members are Robert Brunnquell of Plainfield; Edward Joyce of Scotch Plains and John Riddle of Westfield. The concerts will be held on Saturday, April 25, at 8 p. m. at Roosevelt Intermediate School in Westfield and on Sunday, April 26, at 4 p. m. at the Calvary Lutheran Church in Cranford. For additional information, please call Dale Juntilla at (908) 232- 0673.
Trailside Pet Fair to Feature Special Events and Contests
Does your dog sit and stay on command? Will it sit quietly while a stranger pets it? Could it pass a series of 10 stations dealing with dog obedience? Members of the public are invited to put their four- footed friends to the Canine Good Citizen test at Trailside Nature and Science Center's 19th annual Pet Fair on Sunday, May 3, from 1 to 5 p. m.
Charlotte Wamser of the Union County 4- H Variety Hounds Club will conduct the American Kennel Club (AKC) test; the Union County K- 9 Division will put on a demonstration of working police dogs, and three horses will be put through their gaits in a riding demonstration.
Other highlights will include a session on training a dog to retrieve a frisbee, and Martin Pulitzer, with his pet skunk "Cricket," will be on hand to answer questions about this much- maligned animal.
There will also be pony rides, courtesy of Union County's Watchung Stables, and face painting and balloons by Arnie's Fantasy Balloons. A special planetarium show, entitled "Animals in Space Exploration," for children age 6 and up accompanied by an adult, will be presented at 2 and 3: 30 p. m.
Noah's Ark Animal Placement and Rescue Service will available for people interested in adopting a dog or a cat, and will be taking adoption applications throughout the afternoon.
Other animal welfare groups on hand will include Wag- n- Bark, Greyhound Rescue, Inc., St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center and People for Animals.
People for Animals will host a variety of contests for adopted cats and dogs. Judging for cats is scheduled for 2: 45 p. m. and for dogs at 4 p. m. Categories for dogs will include fastest tail wagger, best trick and most obedient. For cats, categories will include fluffiest, most independent outlook and flashiest colors.
There is a $1 entry fee for the competition, and pre- registration is encouraged.
Admission to the Pet Fair is a suggested $l donation which includes a door prize ticket for donated items. There is a $7 fee for the AKC Canine Good Citizen test (proof of rabies vaccination will also be required) and a $3 admission charge for the planetarium show.
For further information, as well as a complete program schedule, please call Trailside at (908) 789- 3670. The fair will be held rain or shine.
Trailside is a facility of the Union County Division of Parks and Recreation, and is located at 452 New Providence Road in Mountainside.
NCADD Workshop To Focus on Mind/ Body Relapse Warning Signs
The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence of Union County (NCADD) is offering a workshop entitled "Mind/ Body Relapse Warning Signs" on Friday, May 1.
This course, rescheduled from March 2, will cover how to detect and control substance abuse relapse triggers by utilizing stress management techniques.
The presenter is Marybeth Magno, who is certified in biofeedback relaxation. The workshop will be held from 9 a. m. to 4 p. m. at the NCADD offices at 300 North Avenue East, Westfield. Scholarships are available on a first come- first first- serve basis and preregistration is required.
For further information and registration, please call (908) 233- 8810.
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