Budding photographers

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An exhibit of photographs taken by youth, ages 6 to 12, in the Village of Westbury Summer Arts Camp, will be on display on weekends from August 20th through September 1st at Westbury Arts Gallery, 255 Schenck Avenue in Westbury. The opening reception is on Friday, August 20 from 5 pm to 7 pm.

News from Westbury Arts

August 2, 2021

Contact: Lyn Dobrin, 516-997-8545

Budding photographers–age 6 through 12—display their work at Westbury Arts

For one-week in July, 36 students met under the guidance of Olivia Tousius, lead teaching artist and program coordinator from the Chicago-based organization The Simple Good, to explore the meaning of “the simple good” and to express that concept through photography. “This is the second time we have collaborated with The Simple Good,” says camp director Patty Eljaiek, “and we are thrilled with the way the students immersed themselves in this experience.”

The mission of The Simple Good is to connect the meaning of “good” from around the world to empower youth to bring positivity into communities through art and discussion.

Eleven-year-old Fathima Naeem discovered that her simple good is friendship and took a photo of herself with her friends. “It took many tries,” she says, until she got it the way she wanted. “I plan on using my meaning of the simple good to inspire my community and change the world by making sure everyone has a friend to lean on.”

Nine-year-old Zayan Quadery said his simple good—relaxation—was exemplified by yellow flowers beside a bench. “Sometimes humans get tired and need to sit down,” he says.

The exhibit will be on display for two weekends from August 20 through September 1. Viewing hours are Fridays from 4 to 8; Saturday and Sundays, 12 noon to 4.

Westbury Arts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that delivers arts and cultural programs that connect, educate, and inspire our community. To learn more about Westbury Arts– and get up-to-date information on activities, visit the organization’s official website: https://westburyarts.org