N. Hempstead Rejuvenated Arts Council With New Members

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From left: back row, Town BTDC Executive Director Kim Kaiman, Jill Rader Levine, Cyrus Hakakian, Town Clerk Wayne Wink, Anita Johnson, Councilwoman Anna Kaplan, Councilman Peter Zuckerman, Alex Nuñez, Alexandra Ainatchi, Francisco Villagran, Town BTDC Deputy Director Roy Smitheimer; front row, Sharon Maier-Kennelly, Ilene Silberstein, Supervisor Judi Bosworth, Regina Gil, Councilwoman Dina De Giorgio, Ann-Marie Hudley-Simmons and Councilwoman Lee Seeman
From left: back row, Town BTDC Executive Director Kim Kaiman, Jill Rader Levine, Cyrus Hakakian, Town Clerk Wayne Wink, Anita Johnson, Councilwoman Anna Kaplan, Councilman Peter Zuckerman, Alex Nuñez, Alexandra Ainatchi, Francisco Villagran, Town BTDC Deputy Director Roy Smitheimer; front row, Sharon Maier-Kennelly, Ilene Silberstein, Supervisor Judi Bosworth, Regina Gil, Councilwoman Dina De Giorgio, Ann-Marie Hudley-Simmons and Councilwoman Lee Seeman

Two new members were added to the The Town of North Hempstead (TONH) Arts Advisory Council, bringing the total membership to 15.

The Arts Advisory Council meets regularly to explore the possibility of obtaining grants, to advise the town board about the acquisition of art, to provide coordination for the creation of art or art space within the town and to generate publicity for, and interest in, the arts in the TONH.

“I am thrilled to welcome new members of the committee as we work together to create a greater audience for art, especially among our young people,” said TONH Supervisor Judi Bosworth. “We look forward to training a new generation of arts leaders and teachers.”

The TONH Arts Advisory Council, which was founded in 2008, is currently led by its chair Regina Gil, who was appointed in 2013. Gil is also the founder and executive director of the Gold Coast Arts Center in Great Neck.

The increase in committee members and anticipated meetings are due to a concentrated push from Supervisor Bosworth and Executive Director of the town’s Business and Tourism Development Corporation, Kim Kaiman, to keep the arts a priority in North Hempstead.

 

Committee members are:

Alexandra Ainatchi, Great Neck

Anita Ferguson, Westbury

Damon Gersh, Port Washington

Regina Gil, Great Neck

Cyrus Hakakian, Roslyn

Anne-Marie Hudley Simmons, Westbury

Jill Rader Levine, Searingtown

Sharon Maier-Kennelly, Port Washington

Steve Markowitz, Great Neck

Laura Mogul, Port Washington

Alex Nuñez, Westbury

Heather Schwartz, Roslyn Heights

Ilene Silberstein, Port Washington

Caroline Sorokoff, Great Neck

Francisco Villagran, Port Washington

 

For questions regarding the TONH’s Arts Advisory Council, call 516-869-7794, ext. 311.

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