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Update:

We are planning for in person talks at Espresso 77 cafe (with FB livestreaming) beginning in April 2022! See the NEWS page for details.

Espresso 77 is located at 35-57 77th St, Jackson Heights, NY 11372. Map.

All talks will begin at 8:00 pm. There will be a happy hour until 8 pm. We encourage our audience to arrive around 7 pm, grab a seat, and settle in with a drink or some food.

History:

JH Art Talks began in December 2016 as a means to address the lack of exhibition venues and meeting places for Queens-based artists and art lovers. Since then, artists have been invited to present their work on the second Wednesday of most every month.

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 be inspired by these artists. The selected artists represent diverse ages, cultures, and perspectives.

During the COVID pandemic, we moved our talks online. In pre-COVID times, we were grateful to have Espresso 77 cafe/gallery as our host.

The project is currently organized by artist Linda Ganjian. The 2022 programming committee includes Queens artists Stephanie Beck, Deborah Wasserman, and Paul Krause.


We’d like to thank Blick Art Materials for their donation of gift cards to presenting artists.

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We’re grateful to A.R.T. (Art Retail Therapy), our local art supply store on 37th between 84th and 85th, for providing us with printing services.


We’re also grateful to our fiscal sponsor the Jackson Heights Beautification Group.

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This project is supported by funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, Statewide Community Regrants Program (formerly the Decentralization program) with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature, and administered by Flushing Town Hall.


Thank you to local photographic artist Marcus Longmuir, also known as ANIOTUS (A Naturalized Immigrant Of The United States), for building out our website. Visit www.longmuirs.com/fineart to see his gallery of work.

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