About the Glen Cove Arts Council
GCAC was founded in 2006 by Glen Cove's poet laureate Victoria Crosby, as a way to bring the arts to those in the local communities who don't have opportunities to visit an art museum, theater, ballet or opera; to provide exposure to the arts and to fund people, especially youth, who show a desire and aptitude, yet lack the financial means to pursue their dreams.
Over the years GCAC has helped purchase instruments and dance costumes; has provided scholarships to students at LIAFA, Long Island Academy of Fine Art, in Glen Cove, through the Michael Califano Memorial Art Scholarship. The scholarship was started by GCAC board member Eve Califano in memory of her late husband's father. Students have studied drawing, oil painting and sculpture. Some have worked towards creating a portfolio, with the plans to study art in college, another scholarship was given to a Vietnam Veteran to relieve post traumatic stress through art, another student was a formerly incarcerated woman learning to be self-sufficient through her own graphic art designs.
GCAC organizes visits with youth to Tilles Center in Brookville, and Nassau County Museum of Art in Roslyn Harbor.
GCAC receives no government funds. All funds are through donations and fund raising events. All proceeds go directly to help expose youth to the arts, which are always the first to be cut in schools.
GCAC works with youth from local Boys & Girls Clubs in Glen Cove, Locust Valley and Oyster Bay, The Glen Cove Youth Bureau, Glen Cove EOC, Economic Opportunity Council, Interagency Council of Glen Cove, Living Water for Woman, and the Glen Cove School For Language.
Our Proud Board Members
Dr. Eve Lupenko