TAKE A WALK ON THE WEST SIDE, THE EAST SIDE...
OR THE WILD SIDE !
ART IS EVERYWHERE...not
only the great museums and important galleries, but on the sidewalks,
walls and windows of the city, in the parks, even the subways and
railroad terminals...painted, drawn, performed. In her TalkArt tours,
Jami Taback opens eyes and minds to the human potential for expression
and creativity in all of its rich and varied forms.
The traditional art experience:
Off the beaten path, the outer edges of artistic
- Current exhibits in museums & galleries
- Studio visits with artists
- Historical and architectural walking tours
- Day trips to Philadelphia, Boston, Hudson
Valley and Eastern Long Island
- Alternative Art
- Pavement Art "Skreevers"
- Video, Film
- Graffiti Art
- Restoration & Conservation art
- Hands-on experiences
" I grew up in the serenity
and orderliness of Long Island. Day visits to New York City opened
up a window into a whole new world of excitement. A
plethora of museums, galleries, cultural events and swirling images
touched the center of my creative being. My love affair with NYC
continues to grow stronger. After decades of exploring and re-exploring
the frenzied and constantly changing cosmopolitan canvas inhabited
by the planet's most vital artists, it is my pleasure to bring this
world to you."
Looking and listening
to what art has to say is a skill everyone can learn. In her TalkArt
tours, Jami Taback induces an understanding, not only of the art
on display, but also of the artmaker's life experience that impacts
upon the final work. She has the innate ability to address the full
scope of emotional, psychological, and socio-political contexts
in a way that each and every tourgoer, regardless of background,
is able to empathize with the art and artefacts. Perhaps this is
why her TalkArt family returns for her NYC cultural heritage tours
time after time.
to sites is provided
in comfort & safety in a
coach with a public
address system, VCR and lavatory.
I have learned
from you that looking at art can be fun. You have removed much of
the mystique that surrounds art and I can now approach a work of
art without the intimidation that I once felt."
You have taught
me that the same spark which ignited the great masters exists in
the sidewalk chalk artist. Perhaps it exists in ME."
Museums and art
gallery visits are always appreciated, but the best days for me
are those spent visiting artists in their homes. Jami has a unique
ability to find these artists and convince them to share their lives
with us. I think it is important to know the artists' surroundings
in order to better understand their work. Visiting with an artist
in his or her home/studio and sometimes watching the artist work
is somehow more satisfying than seeing the work on display in a
museum or gallery."
Even on the way
from a gallery to a little bistro for lunch, you point out the architectural
detail that I have been passing right by for years!"
"Jami's credentials as
art historian, painter/printmaker give her the knowledge to talk
about art, but those titles don't begin to describe her personality.
Just let me say that she is beloved by a busful of art enthusiasts.
We all know that a day with Jami is a day well spent."
"My wife and I will always be grateful for the extraordinary
tour we experienced with you, of The World Trade Towers, in August
2001. Everything that has happened since September 11th is much
more meaningful and we owe that to you because of the way you easily
conveyed your excitement as well as the interesting stories about
Downtown Manhattan. We will never forget our trip to New York City.Thank-you!
The New York Times
The Long Island Herald
and Time Out
and seen on;
Sunday Morning with David Osgood