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Gold Coast Art Center Offers Classes, Live Performances, Programs, Workshops, Films and Art Exhibits to All Ages

Gold Coast Art Center Offers Classes, Live Performances, Programs, Workshops, Films and Art Exhibits to All Ages

Adam Angel- Vocalist, pianist and composer at Student Performance (Photographer Cynthia Reitman)


Great Neck, NY (Jun 12, 2015) The Gold Coast Arts Center, a non-for-profit visual arts center, is open year-round to promote and support the arts through education, exhibition, performance and outreach. This summer’s offering including a wide range of summer programs and live events for kids and adults. New classes for the summer include Teen Fencing and Music and Movement, a class where students will learn guitar, percussion and keyboard. In addition, classes are offered in art, ceramics, dance, theater, chess and music. Other summer offerings include original exhibitions in GCAC’s free public art gallery plus live events and film screenings. With so much going on in the coming weeks and months, you’ll definitely want to come see for yourself what we are all about.  Visit us at 113 Middle Neck Road, Great Neck, NY 11021 or online at www.GoldCoastArts.org

What makes Gold Coast’s School For the Arts so special is their incredibly talented and accomplished instructors, which include: Singer, pianist and composer ROBERT HOFFMANN, an award winning composer of over 400 songs. Hoffman’s  Future Idol” class, created for GCAC, uniquely combines songwriting, recording and video technology; Other great instructors include: TINA LAMA, a singer, vocalist and string instrument performer, who regularly performs with jazz, bluegrass, rock and orchestral groups throughout North America and strives to provide individualized programs for her students based on their goals and interests; SAM DILLON, a saxophonist, woodwind player, bandleader, and composer who has been privileged to play with some of the world’s finest musicians including Al Grey, Joe Chambers and Randy Brecker. He teaches students of all ages and levels on saxophone, clarinet, flute, harmony and jazz improvisation; Vocalist, pianist and guitarist MAYA NOVA, a soulful jazz vocalist with 20 years of performing experience and 10 years of teaching experience over 3 continents: Europe, Asia and America; Guitarist GLENN MANION, who has played the guitar since 1969 and is co-founder of the group “Squeaky Clean”  which specializes in presenting classic rock and roll in schools, theaters; and Cellist SHARON BERNSTEIN, who has played at leading music festivals including the NYSSA School of Orchestral Studies at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, the Aspen Music Festival, and the Boston University Tanglewood  Institute. GCAC has many more incredible instructors whose bios can be found online.

In addition to it’s School for the Arts, the Center has many great programs for adults.  The Gold Coast International Film Festival hosts film screenings and special events throughout the year.  Upcoming films include Mr. Kaplan on July 1st, Summer Shorts on July 15th, Best of Enemies, an Official Selection of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and South by Southwest Selection, on July 29th, and Learning to Drive on August 12th. For advance tickets, call (516) 829-2570 or visit www.goldcoastarts.org to purchase online.


If you are interested in supporting the center, a 1-year family membership is only $100.Membership benefits include privileged access to many great events, as well as discounted tuition at the Gold Coast Arts Center School for the Arts. Additional information, including highlights from GCAC’s Arts-in-Education outreach programs, can be found online atwww.goldcoastarts.org.


Karen Hubela, Art instructor – Face painting at our Student art exhibit opening reception(Photographer Cynthia Reitman)


About the Gold Coast Arts Center:


The Gold Coast Arts Center is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting and supporting the arts through education, exhibition, performance and outreach. For over 20 years we have brought the arts and arts in education experiences to tens of thousands of people throughout our region through our 1) School for the Arts, which offers year-round classes in all visual and performing arts to students of all ages and abilities, (2) Free public art gallery, (3) Concert and lecture series, (4) Outreach programs, which each year bring artist residencies, after-school programs, school assemblies, teacher training workshops and parent-child workshops to students, senior citizens, teachers and others in underserved communities throughout our region, (5) Year round film screening and discussion series and (6) Gold Coast International Film Festival, now in its 4th year. The Arts Center is an affiliate of the John F Kennedy Center for the for the Performing Arts: Partners in Education Program and National Gallery of Art, both located in Washington DC.


For more information, please call (516) 829-2570 or visit us at 113 Middle Neck Road, Great Neck, NY 11021


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