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Westbury Arts Transforms Post Avenue Bootery Storefront into a Work of Art

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Westbury Arts and The Post Avenue Bootery are thrilled to present “Below the Knee,” a thematic art installation focusing on footwear in all its amazingly varied shapes and forms. The free exhibit runs through June 1 in the storefront of the Post Avenue Bootery at 257 Post Ave.

“Below the Knee” is the latest in a series of pop-up galleries organized by Westbury Arts since its inception in 2014. Artists with work on display include Lorraine Angeletti, Maureen Baranov, Patty Eljaiek, Gabriella Grama, Chris Hobbs, Jackie Pardo, Frank Parise, Margo Posillico Messina, and Nancy Turetsky. “There is not a customer who hasn’t come in and commented on how great the windows look,” said Ralph Bellocco, owner of The Post Avenue Bootery. “People even come in just to tell me how they love the windows.” Previous pop-up galleries organized by Westbury Arts have been displayed at Hicks Nurseries and the storefront currently occupied by Kabul Kabab.

“We were delighted that Maureen Baranov took the initiative to ask that the windows at The Post Avenue Bootery be transformed and couldn’t be more pleased with the result. It’s a beautiful thing to get a group of creative minds to come together and create something this unique and inspiring. We hope to do more of this along Post Avenue,” said Julie Lyon, president of Westbury Arts. “We will continue to work with business owners in Westbury to realize our vision of making Westbury a destination for arts and culture on Long Island.”