Allentown Art Guild Exhibits At NJ Blood Services Gallery

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Updated July 26, 2011 to correct the date of the opening reception.

NEW BRUNSWICK — The works of members of the Allentown Art Guild (AAG) is on exhibit until Sept. 8 at the New Street Gallery, located within New Jersey Blood Services (NJBS) donor room at 167 New Street in New Brunswick.

The Allentown Art Guild was formed in 2006 for the purpose of promoting artistic growth through interaction among fellow members. The works of six of the 25 guild members is on exhibit, including Andree Lisette Herz’s cloth collages, oils by Frank Lumia and Judith Nahmias, oils and pastels by Ellen McGuff-Silverman, watercolors by William Martin, Jr. and watercolors, acrylics and clay prints by Karen Overbye.

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NJBS will host an artists’ reception that is open to the public on Aug. 3 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the New Street Gallery. Those who would like to attend are asked to take time to donate a pint of blood before or after they view the exhibit.

Summer months are challenging to the blood supply. High School and college students, who comprise 25 percent of the blood supply, are on summer break and vacations. Many corporations have downsized, which has resulted in a significant drop in donations at employee blood drives. And many regular blood donors take vacations and do not take the time to donate during the summer.

Art exhibits at NJBS donor rooms in New Brunswick and Scotch Plains were created to bring awareness to the facilities. Local blood and platelet donors are invited to stop by the centers, view the exhibits, and take time to donate blood or platelets.

To donate blood, call1-800-933-2566 or visit www.nybloodcenter.org.


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