Gifts from the Heart that Inspire for Life

For immediate release:

Gifts from the heART: That will Inspire for Life
Show dates: December 1, 2017 – January 27, 2018

Featuring: Doba Afolabi, Leda Black, Lenny Campello, Lea Craigie-Marshall, Jessica Damen, Elissa Farrow-Savos, Susan Freda, Cassandra Gillens, Julie Girardini, Carolyn Goodridge, Stephen Hansen, Bernie Houston, Hubert Jackson, Robert Jackson, Mihira Karra, Joan Konkel, Peter Hansen, Kristine Mays, Ibou N’Diaye, Nancy Nesvet, Carol Newmyer, Keith Norval, Katharine Owens, Larry Ringgold, Suzy Scarborough, Gavin Sewell, Marcie Wolf-Hubbard and more.

1429 Iris St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20012
Opening Reception Meet the Artists: Friday December 1, 5-8pm and Saturday December 2, 2-6 pm

It’s time to celebrate! With the upcoming holiday season, we here at Zenith are cultivating small, affordable artworks from several of our beloved artists! For that special art lover you’re shopping for, we will be showcasing medium to small works of art that will be the perfect holiday gift. Even though these works may be miniscule, they will have a momentousness meaning on your life and show there is still creativity in the world. No matter the size, art is the gift that keeps on giving. Giving art as a gift is a unique investment that last a lifetime. No other gift will have the same influence and significance than art.

Each of these artists can provide something for everyone this holiday season. Being inspired by women everywhere, Leda Black celebrates female activists from all over the world in her perSISTERS series prints. Lenny Campello draws miniature minimalistic figures in charcoal that elicit an emotional feeling while Lea Craigie-Marshall’s fiery abstracts can add a pop of color to any room. Elissa Farrow-Savos reflects a sense of womanhood through her mixed media sculptures that provokes feminine emotions with their titles; similarly Marcie Wolf-Hubbard draws nudes with charcoal that celebrates the female body. Using bright colors and playful imagery, Cassandra Gillens brings her figures to life using the culture of the South. Julie Girardini incorporates her science background to create steel and glass marvels unlike any other sculptures around. Carolyn Goodridge, a founder of Art Impact USA, creates organic and spatially beautiful blooms using encaustic and glass that has a soothing feel. Bernie Houston finds inspiration from nature, creating small wonders from one piece of driftwood, painted and finished in wax. Using rich color and found objects in DMV Civil war battlegrounds, Hubert Jackson illustrate the true cost of war, and the role African Americans played. While Robert Jackson uses inanimate objects as the centerpiece of his creations, Keith Norval uses animals, both artists brings them to life through satire and humor. Instead of using paper, Mihira Karra uses various fabric pieces to intricately design her political portraits and landscape collages, but Suzy Scarborough finds various 19th and 20th century images to create misty luminous landscape collages. Joan Konkel intricately places painted metal mesh onto playfully colorful canvas in a technique she developed, creating multi-dimensional wall art that invites the viewer into her pieces. Both being inspired by the human form, Kristine Mays sculpts wire that translates to what is within, while Carol Newmyer compels us with her intricate bronze sculptures. Hailing from Mali, Ibou N’Diaye creates breathtaking sculptures using hand tools and techniques that reflect his culture. Katharine Owens and Gavin Sewell both create meticulous mixed media collages, Owens on paper and Sewell on canvas.

Now celebrating 39 years in the nation’s capital, Zenith is recognized for its unique mix of contemporary art in a wide variety of media, style and subject.  The gallery provides high-quality acquisition, art consulting, commissioning, appraisal and framing services, through its gallery/salon/ sculpture garden off 16th Street at 1429 Iris St NW, WDC 20012.  Zenith also curates rotating exhibits at the Eleven Sculpture Space at 1111 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, WDC 20004.