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.