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Opening Reception: “Engineers of Equality” – Tricia Messeroux Photo Exhibit & Book Talk

February 4, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A book talk and exhibition of images from director and photographer Tricia Messeroux’s book, Toddlewood’s Engineers of Equality Project


THE EXHIBITION: Westbury Arts is proud to present an exhibition of selected images from the coffee table book, Toddlewood’s Engineers of Equality Project, by director and photographer Tricia Messeroux.


This project, born in response to the death of George Floyd, uses children as models to recreate images of civil rights leaders, past and present, and to teach about Black History. The children are juxtaposed next to the trailblazing activist they are dressed up to represent. This book is a powerful learning tool for both children and adults all over the nation. The young models not only capture the image, but also the spirit, of the people they represent. Tricia Messeroux has said, “I am encouraged to use my God-given creativity as an opportunity to teach, uplift and inspire our future change-makers and our communities at large.”


THE RECEPTION: Westbury Arts is honored to have Tricia Messeroux speak at the opening reception and help us learn more about the creation of her book, the young models, and the heroes past and present. Copies of her books will be available for sale and can be signed by the author. The evening will also feature a brief presentation by Laura Harding, Esq., the President of ERASE Racism, the regional civil rights organization based on Long Island. The presentation will reflect on the ways in which the exhibition connects to and enriches Black History Month and the work of her organization. Tickets to the reception are free and can be reserved through Eventbrite.


OPEN GALLERY DAYS: Following the opening reception on February 4th, our gallery will be open throughout February on:
Thursdays from 12:00 noon – 4:00 pm,
Fridays from 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm, and
Saturdays from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm


Learn more about Tricia Messeroux’s book at https://toddlewood.com/…/toddlewood-coffee-table-book…/


Westbury Arts
255 Schenck Avenue
Westbury, NY 11590
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