Internationally acclaimed painter and sculptor, Edwina Sandys, has granted permission for her artwork to be featured on the cover of the Gold Coast Arts Center’s Fall 2019 Catalog. “Women, Fish, Tulips” is a vibrantly colored serigraph. “I like to take an image and reverse it,” says Ms. Sandys of the artwork. “Women, Fish, Tulips, and brilliant colors are a few of my favorite things.”
“We are thrilled to have such a highly accomplished artist, past honoree of the Gold Coast Arts Center and dear personal friend of mine, grace the cover of our new catalog,” said Regina Gil, founder and executive director of the Great Neck, NY -based not-for-profit, multi-arts center. “We offer art and cultural programs for people of all ages and abilities, and Edwina’s work is fun, elegant, and inspiring; it is quite possible that the next Edwina Sandys could emerge from the diverse body of art students at the Arts Center.”
During the last four decades, Edwina Sandys has created art of international recognition. For the 1979 United Nations’ Year of the Child, she crafted three monumental sculptures installed at UN centers in New York, Geneva, and Vienna. Ten years later, she used sections of the Berlin Wall to create an extraordinary sculpture, Breakthrough, permanently housed at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, where her grandfather Sir Winston Churchill delivered his historic “Iron Curtain” speech in 1946. Later, Edwina created BreakFree, also using part of the Berlin Wall, for the Freedom Court at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library at Hyde Park, New York.
Edwina’s artistic appeal lies in her diverse subject matter. Tapping into her unique life experience, Edwina relates her work to the global issues of our time. From the sacred to the secular, from politics to society, she has tackled big ideas with panache, blending the lighthearted and the profound. Among her significant works include here series The States of Woman, here iconic Eve’s Apple, and the thought-provoking The Marriage Bed, which is among the permanent collection at the Brooklyn Museum of Art. For more about Ms. Sandys and a complete list of her works, visit www.edwinasandys.com.
Among the varied course offerings at the Gold Coast Arts Center which has something of interest for just about everyone, including art, ceramics, chess, dance, fencing, music, robotics, and more. For additional information visit www.goldcoastarts.org /school-for-the-arts/.
About the Gold Coast Arts Center
The Gold Coast Arts Center is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting the arts through education, exhibition, performance, and outreach. Located on the North Shore of Long Island, it has brought the arts to tens of thousands of people throughout the region for more than 20 years. Among the Center’s offerings are its School for the Arts, which holds year-round classes in visual and performing arts for students of all ages and abilities; a free public art gallery; a concert and lecture series; film screenings and discussions; the annual Gold Coast International Film Festival; and initiatives that focus on senior citizens and underserved communities. These initiatives include artist residencies, after-school programs, school assemblies, teacher-training workshops, and parent-child workshops. The Gold Coast Arts Center 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, D.C. More information is at www.goldcoastarts.org.
Submitted by Gold Coast Arts Center