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FAMILY DAY AT MoCA WESTPORT CELEBRATES KINDNESS AND INCLUSION
June 18 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Bring the entire family to a special Family Day event at
MoCA Westport [Museum of Contemporary Art Westport] on Saturday, June 18 from
12 – 2 PM. The event features the world-famous Piglet, and Melissa Shapiro, DMV,
author and co-creator of The Piglet Mindset educational outreach program, a growth
mindset and inclusion curriculum for elementary school students.
Piglet is a deaf and blind pink puppy who serves as the inspiration behind the global
movement for acceptance, inclusion, empathy and kindness. Meet Melissa as she
shares Piglet’s story and talks about her new children’s book, Piglet Comes Home.
Attendees will also have the opportunity to watch Norwalk artist 5iveFingaz create a
stunning mural of Piglet in real time on the Museum grounds. 5iveFingaz is known for
his efforts to spread kindness and inclusion through a variety of efforts including
elementary school education and his “Love More Than Ever” guerrilla street art
“Our Family Day event is designed to bring the community together to kick off the
summer. We invite residents of all ages to join us to celebrate the themes of inclusion
and kindness,” stated Ruth Mannes, Executive Director of MoCA Westport.
“It’s also a great opportunity for families to celebrate creativity and to explore the
exhibition on view, Spark, a showcase of K-12 Westport Public School student art that
was curated by Staples High School students,” she added.
Other elements of the day include: a sensory focused art activity led by MoCA
Westport instructors, live music by local favorite Dustin Lowman, a visit from the
College Creamery ice cream truck, a meet and greet with dogs from Westport Animal
Shelter Advocates (WASA) looking for their forever homes, and homemade dog treat
give-aways from Earth Animal.