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Westbury Arts Celebrates Women’s History Month

Original Power by Rosalba Henao (Image provided by Westbury Arts)

Westbury Arts is celebrating Women’s History Month with an exhibition of work expressing the theme Timeless—Tiempo Eterno, exploring Issues women face in society today, in the United States and Latin American countries, and a poetry reading and workshop with artist and author Rosalba Henao. The exhibition will be up for viewing Fridays: March 11, 18 and 25 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays March 12, 19 and 26 from 12 p.m. until 4 p.m. 

“Timeless—Tiempo Eterno” features work by women about women. Nancy Turetsky’s “The Distance She Traveled,” a painting incorporating family photographs, tells the story of her mother’s journey from her Orthodox Jewish home at age 18 to a secular life with her husband, Turetsky’s father.

Writing about her painting “Cake,” artist Patty Eljaiek says, “The expectation of women to be subservient has not changed. Although these ideas seem quaint in 2022, we have not really come as far as we think we have.” Rosalba Henao’s “Original Power,” depicts in Eve in paradise and the serpent giving her power. Empowering pieces by several local and visiting artists will also be showcased. 

Henao, who is also a writer who migrated to the US from Colombia in 2010, will read her poetry in English and Spanish at the opening on Friday, March 4 from 6:30 to 9 pm held at the Westbury Arts gallery. Her workshop “My body, my dress,” on March 19, combines art and conversation as the women who attend reflect on their views of body image based on their culture and the media as they paint and draw.

Henao holds a master’s degree in education for art and sociocultural animation. The women-only workshop will be bilingual, English/Spanish, and participants must be over 17 years of age. Space is limited, participants must register to attend.  

Both events are Free and held at the Westbury Arts Gallery, 255 Schenck Avenue, Westbury. Register to attend the Art Exhibition Opening Reception and “My body, my dress” workshop: or (search Westbury Arts). Space is limited. CDC guidelines will be followed. These events are made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrant Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and is administered by The Huntington Arts Council, Inc Photos:

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