fbpx

Events

.

.

.

.

Jan
11
Mon
2021
Exhibition on Screen: I, Claude Monet
Jan 11 – Feb 8 all-day

From award-winning director Phil Grabsky comes this new look at arguably the world’s favorite artist – through his own words.  Based on over 2500 letters, I, Claude Monet reveals new insight into the man who not only painted the picture that gave birth to impressionism but who was perhaps the most influential and successful painter of the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Monet’s life is a gripping tale about a man who, behind his sun-dazzled canvases, suffered from feelings of depression, loneliness, even suicide. However as his art developed and his love of gardening led to the glories of his Giverny garden, his humor, insight and love of life are revealed.  Shot on location throughout Europe at the very spots he painted, I, Claude Monet is a fresh and intimate cinematic exploration of some of the most loved and iconic scenes in western art.

“An illuminating journey. Remarkable attention to detail” FRANCE MAGAZINE

“A graceful film that suggests there’s a passion beneath the beautiful surface” THE GUARDIAN

Phil Grabsky | Documentary, History/Art | 87 mins | UK | $12

CLICK ON THE BUTTON BELOW TO VIEW THE FILM:

Any questions please reach out to our Film Team at info@goldcoastarts.org.


CLICK ON THE VIDEO BELOW TO VIEW FILM TRAILER


CLICK ON THE VIDEO BELOW TO VIEW Q&A WITH DIRECTOR PHIL GRABSKY

Queen of Hearts: Audrey Flack
Jan 11 – Feb 8 all-day

At 88 years-old, Audrey Flack holds a unique place in the history of contemporary art in America. Feminist, rebel, mother, painter, sculptor and teacher, Audrey’s often controversial 40-year career evolved from abstract expressionism in the 1950s to photorealism in the 1970s. One of the first women ever included in the famed Janson’s History of Art, Audrey continues to create, explore, and inspire with her unique style and indomitable spirit.

Queen of Hearts follows Flack as she takes her work in a brand new direction and reveals her long-term struggles as the mother of a child with autism. Flack has something deep and genuine to communicate to the world. She is a provocateur and a rebel, an example and an inspiration. Queen of Hearts is a moving portrait of an artist who is still testing, still experimenting, still searching.

“Art is a calling. Artists are not discovered in school. Artists do not just paint for themselves and they don’t simply paint for an audience. They paint because they have to. There is something within the artist that has to be expressed. Every creation reveals something more about the universe and about the artist.” — Audrey Flack, Art & Soul: Notes on Creating

“…a fascinating examination of a singular artist, a woman who thrived in the nearly completely male-dominated art world of the 50s, changing the demographic and cultural landscape of 20th century art. Anyone who is interested in hearing and seeing first-hand the experience of a woman breaking the artistic glass ceiling will find the film compelling, not least because her story comes directly from the source. Audrey Flack is an opinionated, feminist artist who not only continues to create but also to educate young artists. It’s a beautiful thing to know women like her are out there. It’s time her story is being told, and we have Shaffer and Reichman to thank for that.”- Leslie Combemale, Alliance of Women Film Journalists

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS FILM KIT

CLICK ON THE BUTTONS BELOW TO VIEW THE FILM:

Any questions please reach out to our Film Team at info@goldcoastarts.org.


FILM TEAM REVIEW

“Admittedly, I did not know much about Audrey Flack before watching this film, but I am so glad my eyes were opened. Through this entertaining and informative film, I gained a deep appreciation of the artist’s unique creative process and the struggles she faced – not only as often the only woman artist in the room but also as a parent of a child with special needs when working mothers were not the norm. This opinionated, principled, hard-working and incredibly talented artist is still going strong at age 88 creating and educating the next generation. Don’t miss this in-depth look at her life and career.” – Caroline Sorokoff, GCIFF Festival Director


CLICK ON THE VIDEO BELOW TO VIEW FILM TRAILER

Jan
15
Fri
2021
Great Shorts: 2020 Award Winners & Festival Favorites
Jan 15 – Jan 24 all-day
10 DAYS ONLY!

Animation, comedy, drama, adventure, romance, documentary…we’ve got it all!  Join us for our 2020 Award Winners & Festival Favorites.

Tickets $20 –  2 programs with an intermission

CLICK ON THE BUTTON BELOW TO VIEW THE SHORTS PROGRAMS:

Any questions please reach out to our Film Team at info@goldcoastarts.org.

Feb
11
Thu
2021
Valentines Workshop | Paint as a Pair @ Gold Coast Arts Center
Feb 11 @ 6:15 pm – 7:45 pm
Valentines Workshop | Paint as a Pair @ Gold Coast Arts Center

IN-PERSON WORKSHOP FOR TEENS & ADULTS

Two people work together to make two halves of a painting to create one masterpiece! You will have a beautiful acrylic painting you will both be proud of. Want to come by yourself? No worries – create the entire painting on your own. Maximum 8 students (or 4 pairs) per class.

Instructor: Ellen Schiff


Thursday 6:15-7:45 PM
February 11
Tuition per person: $35

REGISTER NOW

For more information please email School Director Ellen Schiff ellen@goldcoastarts.org

Feb
14
Sun
2021
Valentines Workshop | Picasso Portraits in 90 Minutes! @ Virtual Workshop!
Feb 14 @ 6:15 pm – 7:45 pm
Valentines Workshop | Picasso Portraits in 90 Minutes! @ Virtual Workshop!

VIRTUAL WORKSHOP FOR ADULTS

Grab a glass of wine and celebrate with art. Follow along with a live instructor as you and your partner learn to paint an abstract portrait of each other! Inspired by Picasso’s cubist period, this simple, step-by-step acrylic project has been designed to get your creative juices flowing and to gift your loved one with a one-of-a-kind Valentine’s Day present.

Maximum 16 students (or 8 pairs) per class.

Supply kits will be available for pickup at the Gold Coast Arts Center
$35 supply kit for two

Supplies include:

  • Two 11 x 14 stretched canvases
  • One set of quality acrylic paints
  • Two sets of brushes

You may also order supplies from Blick or Amazon


Sunday 6:15-7:45 PM
February 14
Tuition per person: $30

REGISTER NOW

For more information please email School Director Ellen Schiff ellen@goldcoastarts.org

Feb
18
Thu
2021
Valentines Workshop | Dance the Night Away @ Gold Coast Arts Center
Feb 18 @ 6:45 pm – 7:45 pm
Valentines Workshop | Dance the Night Away @ Gold Coast Arts Center

IN-PERSON WORKSHOP FOR ADULTS

Spend a fun evening learning different dance styles in this Valentine’s Day themed dance class. Couples will dance to classic songs and famous hits by Michael Bublé and Frank Sinatra, to name a few. No experience necessary to dance jazz, waltz, and swing! All are welcome to DANCE.

Instructor: Amanda Montoni


Thursday 6:45-7:45 PM
February 18
Tuition per couple: $40

REGISTER NOW

For more information please email School Director Ellen Schiff ellen@goldcoastarts.org