Westbury Arts, celebrating 10 years, is the venue for a new art exhibit, Forest of Healing Trees featuring 17 crocheted trees which serve as advocacy for protection and preservation of the environment. The exhibit, created by Westbury resident Alicia Evans, spotlights her talent to reimagine trees through intricate crochet techniques. “Forest of Healing Trees” runs through August 26 at Westbury Arts, 255 Schenck Avenue in the Village of Westbury.
In addition, Evans’ work has prompted the production of a documentary telling the story of how the artist uses art as advocacy for trees to caution about the implication of trees dying, the healing power of trees and to inspire conversation through environmental awareness. The documentary–produced by director Kevin Lopez, founder of South Shore Films–has its world premiere scheduled for November 17, 2023, at Westbury Arts. The documentary is called “Threads of Nature: The Art and Advocacy of Alicia Evans”
“I am deeply honored to have Westbury Arts gallery present the Forest of Healing Trees,” says Evans. “The forthcoming documentary will definitely contribute to heightening awareness around what is happening with trees within this shifting climate change environment.”
The exhibit is 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. The exhibit is administered by the Huntington Arts Council, Inc.
Westbury Arts gallery will be open for viewing this exhibition:
Thursdays from 12:00PM – 4PM; Fridays from 2:00PM – 6:00PM; Saturdays from 10:00AM – 2:00PM. The last day of the exhibit is August 26. Free parking is available in the municipal lot across from the gallery.
The Local Artists at Westbury Art