Category: Events

GRIDWORKS REVISITED EXHIBITION IN LEXINGTON

When I saw the call for entries for a show at New Editions Gallery in Lexington I couldn’t help but get excited…a lot of great artists in Louisville show their work there.  Some artists I know personally and some I do not…but all whom I admire…among that list are Teri Dryden, Joyce Garner, Cheryl Chapman and Joshua Jenkins.  When I saw the show was only asking for work sized 12″ x 12″, I was convinced it was directed right at me.  There’s something about the square shape that I simply resonate with and I have been making work that is both square and specifically sized 12″ x 12″ for years!

See No Evil‘, Digital photograph, encaustic wax, oil pastel and image transfer on board. 12″ x 12″, 2017

 

Founded in 1988 by Frankie York, New Editions Gallery is Lexington’s oldest contemporary fine art gallery and is recognized for the individuality of their artists and the exceptional quality of their work.  The gallery is now located in the heart of downtown, at 500 West Short Street.  GRIDWORKS REVISITED is a show featuring 60 plus artists, with over 120 works in a variety of mediums and diverse subject matter…and yep, you guessed it, all sized 12″ x 12″!  

 

Hands to Head‘, Digital photograph, encaustic wax, oil pastel and image transfer on board. 12″ x 12″, 2017

Exhibition dates for GRIDWORKS REVISITED at New Editions Gallery are from March 17 – May 12, 2017.  Join me at the opening reception in conjunction with Gallery Hop Friday March 17th from 5-8pm.  If you can’t make the opening reception, the gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11am- 5:30pm.

 

‘Frida Rebel’, Digital photograph, encaustic wax, oil pastel and image transfer on board. 2015

 

New Editions Gallery
500 West Short Street
Lexington, KY 40507
OPEN: Tue – Sat: 11AM – 5:30PM
(859) 266-2766
 GRIDWORKS REVISITED Opening Reception:  March 17th 5-8pm

 

See you in Lexington!

~jz

Why I Marched

“Every woman’s success is all of our success.” Marcia Tucker

Last Friday night, I boarded a bus in Louisville, Kentucky, en route to the Women’s March in Washington D.C.  After arriving Saturday morning, I participated in the largest national mass demonstration in history.  Later that evening, I got back on the bus headed home.  I returned Sunday morning, totally wrecked, but ready to do it all over again.

So what motivated this kind of arduous activity?

It’s no secret that I am incredibly disappointed by the election results, but I didn’t march because my candidate lost, nor was I there to mock or belittle the newly inaugurated president.

I marched because I believe in equal rights for all humans, regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation, political or religious affiliation.  I marched because I believe in reproductive freedom, universal healthcare, right to clean water, clean air, and feel strongly that our environment must be protected.  I marched because I believe that our diversities are the strength of this country.  I marched because I don’t want to lose the ground that women have fought so hard for over the past 60 years!!  In the spirit of democracy I marched for what I believe is right and because I’m concerned about the new administration’s stances on health care, climate change, education and other policies I personally find frightening.

And when ya stand up for the things you believe in, it feels really good to do so!  By all reports, not one arrest was made in all the Women’s March demonstrations nationwide…including sister marches on all 7 continents…which is an incredibly impressive feat!!  With a polarized nation, during a time where tensions are most high, I think this something that ALL, regardless of party affiliation, can be proud of.

So why are women NOT ruling the world already??

On the bus, where a fellow marcher passed out the trademark pink pussy hats that so many of us marchers donned.

 

 

The bus arrived in D.C. later than anticipated, and the walk from the bus to the capital ended up being the closest thing to a march that I experienced due to the sheer number of people who showed up.  There were so many in attendance that all streets surrounding Independence Ave were jammed with little room for maneuvering!!  As we walked through residential neighborhoods to the capital, many locals came out and cheered us on…some with tears in their eyes.

 

 

 

Literally a sea of people…and this was still early!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Women’s March on Washington sent a powerful message to our new government on their first day in office.  But now the real work must be done.  All humans have the power to change the future.  May we be more engaged citizens in creating a stronger democracy for our country!!

 

 

Love is Love is Love is Love!

Peace,

~jz

Open Studio Weekend 2016

 

Hard to believe, but it’s that time of year again… 🙂

One weekend, each year, artists from all over Louisville open their doors for Open Studio Weekend!  And I am one of those artists!!  This event is a wonderful opportunity to see artists at work, get a glimpse into their process of making art and add to your local art collection!

Open Studio Weekend (OSW) is a partnership of the LVA and University of Louisville’s Hite Art Institute to raise funds for LVA‘s signature program Children’s Fine Art Classes and the Hite Art Institute’s Mary Spencer Nay Scholarship programs.  For only $20 you can gain access to artist studios throughout the city, while supporting arts education and scholarship programs.  It’s a small way to make a big difference and take part in an exciting and interactive exploration of the local art scene in Louisville!  Click this link to purchase your Open Studio Weekend Ticket.

You can also purchase at the following locations: Cressman Center for Visual ArtCommonwealth Bank & TrustLouisville Visual ArtNitty GrittyPreston Arts CenterRevelry Gallery Boutique and Silica Ceramic Studio.

Important information about Open Studio Weekend 2016:

Launch Party and Exhibition Opening
Friday, November 4 • 6 – 8pm
Cressman Center for Visual Arts
Hite Art Institute | University of Louisville
100 East Main Street

Open Studio Weekend hours (and times you can visit me at Studio JZ):
Saturday, November 5 • 10am – 5pm
Sunday, November 6 • Noon – 5pm

 Studio JZ, 1228 E. Breckinridge St., Louisville, KY  40204  

For more information visit louisvillevisualart.org/open-studio-weekend