Westbury Arts is thrilled to announce that we are hosting our very first art exhibit celebrating LGBTQ Pride Month. “Everyday Pride” will be on display at Nana’s Ice Cream & Coffee House (225A Post Ave, Westbury, NY) from Tuesday, June 18 through Sunday, June 30. The exhibit kicked off with a special opening reception on Tuesday, June 18, which featured spoken word performances from Pride For Youth, a local service provider for LGBTQ young people.
“Pride Month often evokes powerful images of celebrations with rainbow flags – but ‘pride’ means many things to different people,” said Joe Moran, event curator and Westbury Arts board member. “ ‘Everyday Pride’ features original works of art that explore how LGBTQ folks express pride on a day-to-day basis.”
The exhibit features artwork by Felix Brow-Westbrook, Kasey Martin (honorable mention), Cindy Murphy (best in show), Jackie Pardo, Dr. Nichelle Rivers, and Erica Snyder. The opening reception featured powerful spoken word performances by Hannah Kussman, Dani Mason, Emily Orgill, and Rick Allen Wilson.
“I am excited and proud to bring our first LGBTQ celebration to Westbury with a truly remarkable group of artists,” said Julie Lyon, Westbury Arts Board President. “This event truly serves our mission of delivering arts and cultural programs that connect, educate, and inspire our community.”
“Everyday Pride” is the third event in Westbury Arts’ “Out of Many – One” series, which celebrates the diversity of the community. The project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and administered by The Huntington Arts Council.