What does recovery mean to you?

Table Talk engages the community in civic discourse and healing in the wake of Hurricane Sandy by placing handmade tables throughout Asbury Park, NJ for public use. Led by local artist and creative director Molly Gaston Johnson, each Table Talk table is made collaboratively with the public at free events and inspired by your story, picture or message of hope, kindness or survival.    

After their completion, Table Talk's project partners will install tables permanently at their locations. Every partner selected has an important mission with resources and services to support Asbury Park. Each table will be unique in its design and can be used by the public as a space for personal reflection and group dialogue. 


Table Talk, in partnership with the non-profit arts-in-education organization Arts Horizons, is generously funded by the New Jersey Recovery Fund, a joint effort among local and national foundations, New Jersey corporations, and individuals to provide support to New Jersey’s communities and nonprofit organizations that are affected by or responding to Hurricane Sandy. The Fund seeks to address the intermediate and long-term impacts of this natural disaster, serving as a flexible source of financial support to local organizations and communities as they lead and participate in rebuilding efforts throughout the state over the coming months and years.