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Arbor Day 2020

  Trees are a Symbol of Life Arbor Day; Arbor Day is an annual observance that celebrates the role of trees in our lives and promotes tree planting and care. As a formal holiday it was first observed in 1872, in Nebraska, but tree planting festivals are as old as civilization. The tree has appeared… Read more »

Earth Day 2020

Artists are activists! They know how to make much out of little. From the first Cave Painters to the artists of today we make art about climate, politics, religion, pain, glory, and everything that comes into our minds. Artists tell the story of not only our planet but beyond our solar system into the universe…. Read more »

Emancipation Day | Hubert Jackson

Dear Zenith Art Lovers, April 16th is Emancipation Day in the District of Columbia. In honor of the day we are delighted to present the art of Hubert Jackson whose paintings document the history of Civil War battle grounds in his home state of Virginia, where many African Americans also fought and died. Hubert has… Read more »

Art for the Sake of Depth and Meaning

The Zenith Gallery has proudly represented the work of Davis Morton for almost thirty years. One of my sayings about artistic inspiration is that you are only as good as your experiences and Davis has certainly had some extraordinary experiences. As a retired homicide detective with over twenty years on the Montgomery County Police Department,… Read more »

The Hope of Easter | The Power of Spring

THE POWER OF SPRING Dear Zenith Art Lovers, As we approach these days of rebirth and renewal, being thankful for what we have and for those we love is especially important. Being surrounded by the beauty that mankind can create is uplifting and gives us hope.   It may be time for man to take… Read more »

Passover Wishes – What’s Your Wish?

Dear Zenith Art Lovers, Passover is a Jewish holiday that celebrates the Israelite being freed from slavery in Egypt. It is observed for seven or eight days (depending on where you are located), and during the first two nights, Passover is celebrated with a home ritual known as the Passover Seder. The Seder (which means… Read more »

History – Heritage – Connection – Spirit – Family Tree

Like so many of our Zenith Gallery artists, Curtis Woody has developed his own technique and style. He capture’s events and people throughout history. With our new reliance on, and appreciation of family, along with time on your hands now might be a good time to commission your own family tree! Giclée prints can be… Read more »

Repurposed propane tanks

Dear Zenith Art Lovers, Our theme of artists who use discarded materials to repurpose them for the greater good continues. Do you realize that most of the world heats with Propane? I did not. I grew up in a suburb and then moved to Washington DC.  It wasn’t until I visited a rural community in… Read more »

Art and Science Matter

Image left: “Dark Matter” by Anne Marchand – Dark matter is a form of matter thought to account for approximately 85% of the matter in the universe and about a quarter of its total energy density. Image right: “Lagrange Point One” by Ken Girardini – In celestial mechanics, the Lagrange points are the points near… Read more »

Women’s History Month in the Arts | Paula Stern

Happy Birthday Paula! I know Paula Stern as a wonderful sculptor, but she sure got here by an unusual route. The Honorable Paula Stern, Ph.D., is both artist and business woman and so much more. She is former chairwoman of the United States International Trade Commission. She was first named as a commissioner by President Jimmy Carter in… Read more »

Women’s History Month in the Arts | Kristine Mays

Dear Zenith Art Lovers, Adding Kristine Mays to our list of represented artists is such an honor, and she herself has had many honors as you will read.  Kristine found us in 2017 through our national competition for our show themed “Resistance” which we exhibited at Zenith and at many of the Busboys and Poets… Read more »

Women’s History Month in the Arts | Carolyn Goodridge

Dear Zenith Art Lovers, Carolyn Goodridge is an amazingly hardworking artist and art organizer. She not only creates enlightening art, but helps other artists present their art. Experimenting with the effects of applying the en-caustic medium to different working materials, including slate, glass, and panel, Carolyn creates an exquisitely luminous quality that help us to… Read more »

Women’s History Month in the Arts | Anne Marchand

Anne Marchand Youtube video Dear Zenith Art Lovers,  For 42 years I have known Anne Marchand. She arrived as one of the first occupants at Zenith Square in around 1978 in the carriage house that was Zenith Gallery’s first home. Anne has made her career as an artist and art teacher, but mostly as an… Read more »

Women’s History Month in the Arts | Joan Konkel

Dear Zenith Art Lovers    Zenith Gallery has had a long history with Joan Konkel.  During the 1980s Joan was a wearable art designer and we showed and sold her unique clothing though our wearable art fashion shows. A decade went by and I had not heard from Joan, until one day I received an… Read more »

A Healthy Dose of Humor

Dear Zenith Art Lovers  Today we are bringing you art activate your sense of humor, so needed during these challenging times. Below are quotes from famous and not so famous people throughout history, but first here is some information on our artists. Caroline Benchetrit’s narrative style “is inspired by a world without rules, where joy… Read more »

Cherry Blossoms in Washington DC

Spring has sprung. The parks are open and nothing is more refreshing than going for a walk in Rock Creek Park or visiting the Tidal Basin and walking along the Tow Path. We can still be outdoors and take a breath. Let’s all put down our electronic devices and enjoy our environments, whether it be… Read more »

Black Classicisms in the Visual Arts

Originally published at Society for Classical Studies By Nina Papathanasopoulou | Jan 23, 2020 In addition to presenting the latest research on Greco-Roman antiquity and the ancient Mediterranean, attendees at the SCS annual meeting have increasingly had the opportunity to discuss other important issues such as the history of Classics as a field; systemic concerns… Read more »