Jackson Heights Art Club
Artist Club Inspires Youth To Develop Their Talents
Jackson Heights / Spring 2009 and September 20, 2009. The Jackson Heights Art Club hosted a bake sale intended to raise funds for the club so it can continue its mission of teaching art to community residents.
JHAC Bake Sale - September 20th
I decided to check out the local bake sale sponsored by the Jackson Heights Art Club on Sunday. I found them along 78th Avenue, beyond the food stalls from the Farmers Market which was still going strong as I arrived.
JHAC had set up a number of tables for their outdoor sale. The tables included one for the sale of the baked goods made by the mothers of the club's young students. Another table alongside it was dedicated to enabling the youngsters to create designs on T-shirts [see top photo]. Behind the tables along a wall, there were many works of art on display that had been created by the clubs' students. Four of these works of art, made by the students taking the JHAC classes, are shown along the left and right sides of these paragraphs, including the first place finish.
I met several women from the club who had volunteered to oversee several tables [shown in the photo below]. And I thank them for providing much of the information contained herein.
Jackson Heights Art Club History
The Jackson Heights Art Club has been serving the Jackson Heights community for about fifty years. The club has a long history of teaching art in Jackson Heights with special emphasis given to oils and watercolors. The club, which goes by the acronym JHAC, has a membership of about one hundred people. They regularly have art exhibits wherein the public can purchase works created by the club members. There are links below to one such event, which was the Jackson Heights Food Festival of 2008.
Jackson Heights Art Club Events
The club recently set up a home page on this site which you can access by clicking the link below. The club also posts events in the member events calendar, so you can stay abreast of future activities of the club. There's a link into the JHAC home page from the Jackson Heights neighborhood page too, and you can always find them by using the search function located in the upper left corner of the page.
Jackson Heights Art Club Classes
We will eventually post information about the different classes taught by the club or will inform you as to where you can find that information, sometime in the near future. The JHAC women shown in the photo below are from left to right - Judy Nemzer, Despina Argyros and Kathy Moutsansas. With a thanks to Sandra Espina for her help.
Jackson Heights Art Club - Related Links
Click this link to view the home page of Europa Art Gallery & Picture Frames in Jackson Heights.
Click this link to go to the Jackson Heights & Elmhurst Neighborhood News / Jackson Heights & Elmhurst Restaurants Guide & Map / Jackson Heights Business Directory / Elmhurst Business Directory / Jackson Heights & Elmhurst Shopping Center & Map.