JH Art Talks began as the brainchild of artist Linda Ganjian who was meeting a lot of visual artists in her neighborhood of Jackson Heights, Queens, but was disheartened by the lack of venues to see their work. In December 2016, JH Art Talks began with the first two lectures at Espresso 77 café/gallery. Since then, she has invited two artists to give presentations of their work for 20-30 minutes each on the second Wednesday of most every month. As of December 2019, 53 artists have participated.
JH Art Talks’ mission is to acknowledge and celebrate the wealth of artistic talent in Jackson Heights (and nearby Queens neighborhoods) by giving individual artists a platform to present their work to their community, and by giving the community a chance to learn about and be inspired by these artists. The artists that are selected represent diverse ages, cultures, and perspectives.
JH Art Talks is grateful to have Artist & Craftsman Supply of LIC as our community partner. Their address is 34-09 Queens Blvd, Long Island City, NY 11101. Also we are happy to have Espresso 77 cafe/gallery as our host.
Thank you to local photographic artist Marcus Longmuir, also known as ANIOTUS (A Naturalized Immigrant Of The United States), for his support building out the JH Art Talks website. Visit www.longmuirs.com/fineart to see his gallery of work.
This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Queens Council on the Arts.
We’d also like to thank our fiscal sponsor the Jackson Heights Beautification Group.