See the NEWS page for details about our 2023 talks.
We gather at Espresso 77 cafe, which is located at 35-57 77th St, Jackson Heights, NY 11372. Map.
All talks begin at 8:00 pm. There is a happy hour from 7- 8 pm. We encourage our audience to arrive around 7 pm, grab a seat, and settle in with a drink or some food.
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.
Our 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. Currently, we are back to meeting up at Espresso 77 cafe/gallery.
The project was founded and is managed by Linda Ganjian. The 2023 programming committee includes Linda, in addition to artists Stephanie Beck and Deborah Wasserman.
This project is made possible (in part) with public funds from the Queens Arts Fund, a re-grant program supported by New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by New York Foundation for the Arts.
We’re also grateful to our fiscal sponsor the Jackson Heights Beautification Group.
In 2022, this project was 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.
We’d like to thank Blick Art Materials for their donation of gift cards to presenting artists.
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.
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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