Month: June 2020

Honoring Juneteenth 2020

Juneteenth Over the centuries and millenniums freedom has come with a huge cost. Not the least of which is human lives. When you grow up Jewish you are quite aware of those costs. My family took Freedom for All very seriously. In high school I wrote reports on the evils of Apartheid.   My first… Read more »

What Father’s Day means to me

To me, every day was Father’s Day! Daddy’s girl, that is me. Most people who know me know that I worshiped the ground my father walked on. When they handed out fathers I was given the Rolls Royce edition. I cannot imagine growing up without a father – he taught me so much. He was… Read more »

HANDS UP – DON’T SHOOT

Resistance and Protest Everyday since “not my president” took office we have said how it can get worse, now we say everyday it will get worse. Mother Nature certainly has her hand in this. Last night lightning hit the Washington Monument. during a thunderstorm. The world’s largest free-flying American flag has been ripped in half… Read more »

RESIST PERSIST INSIST

Resistance and Protest This is the American way; this country was founded by protestors. Now our President backed by his gang of imbecilic and corrupt monsters, encouraged by the pathetic and repugnant Congressional Republicans and stacked courts continue to undermine our Democracy and Rule of law. Artists have taken up the cause for as long… Read more »

You are not alone

We have two crises in this country One is the Covid pandemic, ignored for months by lack of presidential leadership and ultimately left to the governors to handle, some extremely competent and others not. This pandemic has had a secondary effect as it has ripped the scab off the skin of racism in all forms… Read more »

One hundred thousand Souls

Art and Humanity Zenith Gallery is a large family of artists, clients, patrons. friends, and employees, current and former. Most artists are empathic by very nature, and this pandemic hurts to the core. It is testing our humanity on so many levels. Do we care enough to wear a mask? By their actions each person… Read more »

MEMORIAL DAY 2020 – We Salute LAURA TAYLOR

Memorial Day- Laura Taylor We are proud to represent Laura Taylor, Petty Officer First Class US Navy. Laura stays continually active with Veterans groups and she loves painting portraits of Veterans. Laura exemplifies the wide range of Americans that serve and have served in the US Military. She approaches her art with the same determination… Read more »

MEMORIAL DAY and THE CONSTITUTION

Memory Day and the Constitution This is what our Veterans, current military, and first responders dedicate their lives to. Now as Americans we need to dedicate ourselves to a free and fair election. Some countries fine people for not voting, and I am all for that. Why would you not vote, or fill out the… Read more »

MEMORIAL DAY – 2020

Dear Zenith Art Lovers, According to History.com it is unclear where exactly the Memorial Day tradition of commemoratiin our fallen soldiers originated. Numerous different communities that may have independently initiated the memorial gatherings are cited – some records showing that one of the earliest Memorial Day commemoration was organized by a group of freed slaves… Read more »

Jennifer Wagner Mosaics

It is Spring and we are all cleaning and refurbishing our homes. Our artist, Jennifer Wagner, can do so much to brighten up different spots in your home, both indoor and out. She can even work with your children on the project. Does your shower need a freshen up, your kitchen backsplash,  or an outside… Read more »

Official Portraiture of Bradley Stevens

Dear Zenith Friends, I have never met him, but I can honestly say I love Judge Sullivan. He is the poster child for an independent Judiciary. The opposite of what the head of the Senate dragged the Senators back to DC to do, which was to confirm partisan judges. Not to work on the Covid… Read more »

Mother’s Day Rembered

Dear Zenith Friends, Mother’s Day. What do Mothers want the most? To see their children happy, healthy, successful, fulfilled, engaged in life.They want grandchildren, but probably should not ask when! They want to be with their family no matter how large or small. Now this is the hard part given our current situation. Some cannot… Read more »

Birds and Bees

Dear Zenith Art Lovers: No this is not about the talk (we have with our children). I am blessed – my property is filled with birds and bees. We can learn so much from them. For many years I had two birds’ nests under my deck by the outside of my woodshop before I converted… Read more »

Happy Birthday Margery Goldberg

  70 YEARS ON THE PLANET | 42 YEARS OF ZENITH GALLERY | 20 YEARS OF ZCAF Dear Zenith Friends, I was born in Rochester NY May 3, 1950. Great parents and a wonderful childhood afforded me opportunities to become me. At the age of four I attended my first dance class and by 10… Read more »

Where the wild things are

THE WILD AND WONDERFUL    Sculpture of Larry Ringgold Dear Zenith Art Lovers, Spring planting, Maypoles, flower baskets and Mother Nature. These are some of the things that the month of May brings to mind. I choose to write about Larry Ringgold who uses driftwood to create incredible animals, fish, birds, trees and more. He… Read more »

The Fabric of our Lives

TEXTILE ART    The Fabric of our Lives Dear Zenith Art Lovers, I always find it remarkable the different ways artists use their materials. Fiber, cloth, wool, can be woven, appliqued, dyed quilted, deconstructed, and patch-worked. These incredibly talented artists show many ways that fiber and cloth can be used to make art. Each of… Read more »