Press Release: ZENITH GALLERYest 1978
30th Anniversary Exhibition
TREES OF LIFE
March 14 – April 27, 2008
Meet the Artists Receptions
Friday, March 14, 6-9pm & Saturday, March 15, 3-6pm
Washington, DC – Commemorating its 30th Anniversary in March 2008, Zenith Gallery will present a mixed-media show featuring trees in all their fabulous forms … be it a Washington tree, a symbolic tree, a grove of trees, a fantasy, an edible tree, a forest or a tree unique to a country, city or state.
The concept for the show stems from owner Margery Goldberg’s longtime interest in and reverence for trees. A wood sculptor, conservationist and Washington resident, she says, “It seems only fitting that we celebrate our remarkable milestone with a show about trees, which symbolize life, friendship, evolution and endurance. Not to mention Washington, DC’s status as the Tree Capital of the United States, made so by the sheer number and variety of trees given to our city by other countries and states.”
For Goldberg, the Trees of Life exhibition also serves as a metaphor for the deep roots Zenith has established in Washington, DC, extending out to artists and collectors across America. “For the artists”, she adds, “the tree theme can spark imagery on so many levels; for trees provide the air we breathe, the shelter we live in, the heat that warms us, the fruit that feeds us, the beauty that surrounds us and a place in the shade to sit and talk with those we care about.”
Artists participating, to date, are Joyce Barker-Schwartz, Walter Calahan, Gloria Cesal, Julee Dickerson-Thompson, Diane Britton Dunham, Renee duRocher, Leslie Exton, Robert Freeman, David Glick, Brenda Gordon, Susan Graber, Margery E. Goldberg, Stephen Hansen, Philip Hazard, Frank Holmes, David Hubbard, jodi, Paul Keyserling, Arianne King Comer, Susan Klebanoff, Lucartha Kohler, Joan Konkel, Shelley Laffal, Jill Mackie, Chris Malone, Joey Manlapaz, Michaela Mansuino, Anne Marchand, Michelle Marcello, Michael Madzo, Donna M. McCullough, Carol Newmyer, Zachary Oxman, Rocky Pinciotti, Ellen Sinel, Patricia Skinner, Bradley Stevens, Bill Suworoff, Cassie Taggart, James Tormey, Candice Watkins, Colin Winterbottom, Paul Martin Wolff, Michael Young and Joyce Zipperer; many who have been with Zenith Gallery from the beginning. Some will be creating pieces for this show, and others will present existing works.
Since opening its doors in 1978, Zenith has been at the forefront of the Washington arts scene. Established by Goldberg at Zenith Square, a 50-studio, 50,000 square-foot artists’ haven she founded on Rhode Island Avenue NW near 14th Street, the gallery moved to its present downtown Penn Quarter location in 1986.
Address: Zenith Gallery, 413 Seventh Street NW, Washington DC 20004
Metro: Red/Yellow/Green to Verizon Center or Yellow/Blue to Navy Memorial
Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Friday: 11am-6pm, Saturday: 11am-7pm, Sunday: noon-5pm
Information: 202-783-2963 www.zenithgallery.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Press Contact: For more information and high-quality images, contact Judith Keyserling at 202-726-1627 or
Zenith is recognized nationally for breaking new ground with an ever-changing, eclectic mix of high-quality contemporary artworks that interest, stimulate and amuse. A member of the Art Dealers Association of Greater Washington, Zenith places art by established and emerging talent in public, residential and corporate collections.