The Gold Coast Arts Center (GCAC) will premier an exhibition of aerosol artwork, called Off the Wall: Art in Transition, with an opening reception on Sunday, May 15, from 4 to 7 p.m. The exhibit will showcase the best works of art from some of the most talented artists in the New York area through Sept. 6 at 113 Middle Neck Rd., Great Neck.
In recent decades, aerosol art has made the leap out of the streets and off subway cars into the upscale art world of museums and galleries. Increasingly, street art has gained credibility as the latest major art movement. The exhibition will feature works of six talented artists who have successfully made the transition into the mainstream. A few of these artists were part of Gold Coast’s inaugural exhibit Wall Works in 2014.
GCAC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and supporting the arts through education, exhibition, performance and outreach. For more than 20 years, GCAC has brought the arts and arts in education experiences to tens of thousands of people throughout the region through the School for the Arts, which offers year-round classes in all visual and performing arts to students of all ages and abilities; a free public art gallery; concert and lecture series; outreach programs, which bring artist residencies, after-school programs, school assemblies, teacher training workshops and parent-child workshops to students, senior citizens, teachers and others in schools and in underserved communities throughout the region; year-round film screening and discussion series; and the Gold Coast International Film Festival. GCAC is an affiliate of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts: Partners in Education Program and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.
For more information, call 516-829-2570 or visit www.goldcoastarts.org.
—Submitted by the Gold Coast Arts Center