Opening Reception & Artist Talk - Joy - This Place I Land

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Opening Reception & Artist Talk - Joy - This Place I Land

Solo Exhibition/Installation by JCAL's ARTWorks resident fellow Jardley Jean-Louis

By Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning (JCAL)

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Saturday, April 8 · 4 - 6pm EDT


Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (JCAL) 161-4 Jamaica Avenue Queens, NY 11432

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About this event

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In Joy - This Place I Land, Jardley Jean-Louis's debut solo exhibition, the body of work captures what the expression of joy is as the multi-disciplinary artist sees it, feels it, and dreams it within their Blackness.

Drawing from their own intersections in queerness, Blackness and being second-generation Haitian American, these illustrations and an animation explores the joy felt not in extraordinary or fantastical experiences, but in simple life moments committed to agency within love, intergeneration, community, and self.

About Jardley Jean-Louis

Jardley Jean-Louis is an NYC born award-winning artist, animator, art director, and filmmaker based in Queens, NY. Their work leans on their intersectional identities in Blackness, queerness, and the First (or second) generation American experience.

They have worked with companies such as Flocabulary, Futuro Media, and HBO on Film and TV shows, podcasts, and animated series centered on social justice, education, and entertainment. As a speaker, they have spoken at conferences such as "Where Are the Black Designers?" on amplifying underrepresented identities and voices in animation and design.

They hold a BA in Film Production from Brooklyn College.

About the organizer

The Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning (JCAL), founded in 1972, is a multidisciplinary arts center based in the diverse community of Southeast Queens. It devoted its mission to offer quality visual, performing, and literary arts, and to provide accessible education programs to encourage participation in the arts.  , arts education and artists’ programs to encourage participation in the arts and to contribute to the cultural enrichment of Queens and the Greater Metropolitan area.