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 September 2018, 32 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.
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.