Sunday, June 27, 2010


WELL it is almost JULY in Jackson Heights and this has been an extraordinary exhibit along the avenue, showcasing community members who love painting, photography, pastels, sculpture and expressing themselves creatively and sharing their talent.

is interested in both photography and pastels. Her love of the outdoors encompasses both plain air and indoor work. She continues to explore the medium through courses and workshops. As a self-taught recreational photographer, she has been shooting in earnest since the winter of 2006, when she set out on her first photo expedition to the Adirondacks.Claudia is a Boardmember of the Sierra Club Photo Committee and has a special interest in nature photography.

BERTINE LAFAYETTE has studied drawing and oil painting at the Art Students League in New York City
She is now working in her current love: watercolors. She enjoys painting various subjects especially landscapes and animals. She has been studying this medium at the Jackson Heights Art Club, at the Brookfield Crafts Center, and with Jairo Toro at the Latino Arts Council. She exhibits in different venues in Connecticut and some of her work may be found in private collections.

MARCUS WOOLLEN grew up in Seattle, Los Angeles, Belgium and New Hampshire and now lives in Jackson Heights, where you're likely to find him over at the new dog park. Marcus’ career as an actor has taken him across the United States three times, and throughout western Europe. Tours include 42nd Street, Zorba, Meet Me in St. Louis, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. In New York, he has performed Moliere’s The Miser, Shaw’s Candida, Strindberg’s Dream Play, and Euripides’ Medea. He has appeared on HBO, MTV, and in several independent films and has created and produced a number of original plays. He currently is at a theatrical licensing agency, building websites and social network presence. He has enjoyed taking photos ever since he borrowed his father's old Spotmatic when he was 7 and has photographed some NYC locations recently that emphasis how colorful and magical the city can be.

Due to the groundbreaking partnerships of all the artists & store owners, 37th Avenue became more than a series of shops - it connected our unique restaurants and businesses to a larger audience and offered an opportunity for neighbors to display their creations and show the world that the arts are thriving in Jackson Heights.

JUNE 30th - Babel Art Exhibit at 86-08 37th Avenue,
curated by Hector Canonge
Closing Reception starting at 6pm

come celebrate what Councilmember Daniel Dromm and his culture & development liaison Andrew Ronan have instituted: the recognition of exceptional artists and savvy business owners working together to sustain our industrious neighborhood.